Who needs the heat when raw food has so much sizzle? The Raw Truth (Celestial Arts, 2011), by raw foods pioneer Jeremy A. Safron, is a cookbook that offers a wealth of raw foods expertise with an array of delicious, flavor-packed recipes, raw food techniques and transitioning tips that include everything one needs to know in order to take advantage of this healthy lifestyle. The following Raw Thai Curry recipe has been excerpted from the chapter “Entrees.”
Raw Thai Curry
Thailand has been heavily influenced by Indian culture. India’s religion, music, and especially their food have all become part of Thailand’s heritage. Curries are often thought of as an Indian thing, but Thai versions of curry are just as divine. Serve this dish with Tom Yum, if desired. SERVES 4
• 1 1/2-inch piece fresh ginger
• 1 cup soaked peanuts, drained
• 1 cup fresh, finely chopped young coconut meat
• 1/2 cup coconut water
• 1 tablespoon raw almond butter
• 2 teaspoons Bragg Liquid Aminos
• 1 clove garlic, pressed
• 1 teaspoon turmeric
• 1 teaspoon curry powder
• Juice of 1 orange
• 1 Thai chile
• 1/4 head cauliflower, diced
• 1 small carrot, shredded
• 1/4 head red cabbage, shredded
• 1/2 large cucumber, peeled and cut into half-moons
• Basil leaves, for garnish
• Mung bean sprouts, for garnish
1. To prepare the sauce, finely grate the ginger on a ginger grater or fine grater to extract the juice (you should have about 1 tablespoon). Place the ginger juice, peanuts, coconut meat, coconut water, almond butter, Braggs, garlic, turmeric, curry powder, and orange juice in a blender and blend until smooth. Add the Thai chile to taste.
2. Place the cauliflower, carrot, cabbage, and cucumber in a bowl. Pour the sauce over the vegetables, garnish with the basil and bean sprouts, and serve.
Reprinted with permission from The Raw Truth, Second Edition: Recipes and Resources for the Living Foods Lifestyle by Jeremy A. Safron, copyright © 2011. Published by Celestial Arts, an imprint of Ten Speed Press and the Crown Publishing Group, Berkeley, CA. Photo Credit: Eniko Perhacs.
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