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Raw Pasta with Cream Sauce

Eating primarily raw food is definitely a process or journey into a new way of thinking and obviously eating. Back in September hubby and I decided eating primarily raw food would be the best for both of us especially with his dairy allergies and my…..weight gain, there I said it, and so we started adding more raw foods into our diet. The idea really isn’t to go all raw food but eventually go up to about 80% raw. For breakfast hubby and I have been eating about 3-4 fruits or Ezekiel bread for breakfast. The feelings of extra energy are amazing but lunch and dinner have been a problem.

The trouble is that life is always getting in the way. Rushing though the work day doesn’t leave much time or energy to think about eating raw but today I’m home by myself with some free time on my hands so I decided to try an interesting recipe I found for Raw Pasta with Basil Cream Sauce.

Looking in my cupboard I didn’t have any macadamia nuts so I used sprouted raw almonds and raw pumpkin seeds. I also didn’t have any raw basil so I used my trusty freeze dried basil nor did I have young coconut water but I did have a container of coconut water. Now I’m a picky eater and this all looked a little unlikely to me so I did add two table spoons of packaged pesto to the mix just in case.

I don’t own a spiral cutter but I do own a food processor with a grater that turned one medium/small zucchini into  a very nice shredded zucchini pasta.

Next I blended the  sauce ingredients together. 1 cup sprouted almonds and pumpkin seeds, 1 cup coconut water, 1 tablespoon freeze dried basil, 2 tablespoons pesto.

This was a little too much liquid for my machine so it leaked a little.

To top it all I sliced up some fresh organic California avocado. This was enough food for two people although I might have used two zucchini.

The result is a beautiful dish that is light and yummy and didn’t take long to make.  The sauce could also be used as a nut pate. I’m still craving some sourdough bread with butter, though.

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