24 July 2008

Pioneer Salad

I apologize for not posting for so long, I eat the same things so much for lunch that I don't have new meals very often. Here is a little something, I'll call it Pioneer Salad, because, well, the pioneers ate wheat and zucchini and because it's Pioneer Day in Utah! Also, eating raw foods usually signifies that you are a pioneer of sorts, the office "raw foods pioneer". Make this and eat it and not only will you feel pioneer-ish, I think you will enjoy it!

  • 1 tomato
  • 1/2 cup onion
  • 1 cup sprouted wheat
  • 1 cup zucchini
  • olive oil to taste (about 3 Tbsp)
  • 1/2 lemon, juiced
  • 1/2 avocado
  • 1/2 to 1 cup sprout mix (Pro-Vita Mix is great)
  • Herbamare to taste
Easy, chop all the veggies up, juice the lemon in there, add oil and Herbamare and sprouts, mix well. This is just the beginning, my garden is bringing forth it's bounty and I will make some good lunches from the proceeds.

14 May 2008

Tasty Salad

This is a tame salad, but hey, it's what I have to work with today. I made a creamy herb dressing, try it out! The recipe is below. I will make some other ones at home and bring them in, a blender really helps. This one is easy, though, and uses only a fork and shaking action!

Ingredients for salad:

  • 1 tomato
  • 1/2 cup onion
  • 1 cup sprouted wheat
  • salad mix or lettuce
  • dressing of choice

Chop up the veggies and add a dressing, either one you already made or the one below. Then stir and mix in some salad greens. Don't forget to mix more greens in when they get eaten up!

Creamy Green Dressing:

  • 1 avocado
  • 1/2 cup olive oil
  • 2 tbsp shoyu
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1/4 cup apple cider vinegar
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/2 tsp each of oregano, basil, sage, thyme, pepper
  • 1/2 tsp Herbamare

Smoosh up the avocado, or blend it if you have the technology for that, and get it all in a dressing bottle. I just spooned it (the avocado) in a bit at a time, then put the rest in. SHAKE IT, BABY! A lot. Then pour it on something and eat it.

12 May 2008

Lazy Lazy Grapefruit

I didn't make anything new, but hey, eat a grapefruit and go get some excercise! Yummy, tart, citrus in the mouth! And listen to Bob Marley.

09 May 2008


I guess I had better just post a dressing recipe. This is very versatile and with a little tweaking you can make it fit almost any type of meal. The key is you have to like oil and vinegar type dressings, otherwise this will not do for you. I don't have a creamy dressing perfected, I will let you know if I come up with one that you can make while away from home.


  • 1/4 cup Nama Shoyu
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 1/4 cup apple cider vinegar
  • 1/2 tsp Herbamare
  • 1/2 tsp garlic pepper blend (can substitute other spices depending on desired flavor)
  • 1 tsp agave nectar (optional, tones it down with a little sweetness!)

Put everything in a bottle/container that you can shake up (I use an empty agave bottle), then shake it up! Make larger batches and you can be ready for the next meal!

Dang! That's Good!

I have no good idea of what to call this, but it's fantastic! I really enjoy cucumber, and the only thing missing from this is some tomato. I am fresh out of tomato today. So add some if you want, but it's deeeee-licious without it.


  • 1/2 large cucumber
  • 1 small zucchini (about 2/3 cup chopped)
  • 1/2 cup sprouted wheat berries
  • 1/2 avocado
  • 1/2 cup edamame beans
  • 1/4 cup basic dressing (see earlier post for recipe)

Chop the cuke, zucchini and avo up as small as you like, then mix with edamame, wheat and dressing. Eat it up and make some more! Tell your co-workers that yes, in fact, it is quite tasty!

08 May 2008


Yeah, it's cabbage and edamame. I don't know how "raw" edamame is, it's hard to find good evidence for some things. If it turns out to be cooked, I guess I will have to stop eating it, but for now I will continue. This is a great crunchy and hearty quick lunch, filling and very pleasing to look at while I eat it.


  • 2 cups cabbage (purple for the contrast in color)
  • 5 oz. (or half a bag) frozen edamame beans
  • 1 to 2 tsp shoyu
  • 2 tsp apple cider vinegar
  • Herbamare to taste

Cut up the cabbage (beforehand if you don't have the means at work, although all it takes is a knife and a paper plate). Mix the cabbage with the rest of the ingredients. Admire the colors for a moment before eating, they are beautiful! Stir often to circulate the flavors.

Chocolatey Wheat Breakfast

So here is something that my co-workers ALWAYS inquire about. Usually it's something along the lines of "does it taste good?" while having a nasty look on their faces. Trust me, it's good.


  • 1/2 cup soaked and sprouted wheat or other grain, this is Kamut
  • handful of raisins
  • handful of soaked walnuts
  • 1 Tbsp Agave nectar
  • 1 tsp raw cacao powder
  • dash of sea salt (optional)
Easy, mix it all up and eat it. The little bit of chocolatey syrup in the bottom is a nice reward at the end...

07 May 2008

Fajita Soup

So one of the great things about this little project is that I am compelled to think of new things to create so as to have a worthy blog here.  So rather than eat the same thing as I  did yesterday, I decided to use a little idea that sprouted up in yesterday's post and make a soup that uses some of the same ingredients as in the salad I made.


  • 1 avocado
  • 1 tomato
  • 1/2 onion
  • 1 cup of corn kernels (fresh is best, but use what you can get)
  • olive oil (Bariani's is the best)
  • apple cider vinegar (Eden Organics® is very good)
  • Herbamare to taste
  • Wholesome Foods® Raw Agave Nectar (optional)
  • Ohsawa® Nama Shoyu
  • 1 tsp fajita seasoning or other Latin flavored spices
Cut up the veggies (yes I know they are fruits).  Mix up some of the same sauce/dressing as the post below, and pour about a half cup of it into the bowl with the veggies.  Some cilantro would be good, but I don't have any on hand.  I am going to have to think ahead more, to keep this interesting.  Add more sauce/dressing as desired, and stir it all up with the fajita spice.  Stir occaisionally as you eat, to keep all the broth from separating.  It's sooo much better than you even think!

06 May 2008

Most Delicious Salad of The Day

This is an unconventional way of making a salad, but it is easier than having to carry around a huge salad bowl, and besides, I really love my little bowl and use it for most everything...


  • 1 ripe avocado
  • 1 ripe tomato
  • 1/3 of an onion
  • 1/2 cup of Life Sprouts® Pro-Vita Mix sprouts (or any sprouts, but these are the best)
  • Earthbound Farms® Spring Mix (Costco sells it cheap!)
  • olive oil (Bariani's is the best)
  • apple cider vinegar (Eden Organics® is very good)
  • Herbamare to taste
  • Wholesome Foods® Raw Agave Nectar (optional)
  • Ohsawa® Nama Shoyu

Cut up the veggies and put them in the bowl.  In a salad dressing container, I use an empty Agave bottle, put in equal parts olive oil, shoyu and vinegar.  If you make too much use it tomorrow.  I use about 1/4 cup of each for a salad.  Add 1/2 tsp or so of Herbamare (better than plain sea salt) and any other herbs or spices you prefer in a dressing.  

Add 1 Tbsp agave nectar.  Shake it all up and pour it in with the veggies and sprouts.  

Next grab a handful of salad mix and throw it in. It will look like this.

Stir it in and aim your fork for the spring mix.  When you run low on leafy greens and reds, throw another handful in and stir it up.  You will be amazed at how long the dressing and veggies last, just keep stirring to coat the leaves.  You may opt to leave out the salad mix and have a nice little raw soup instead!  

CAUTION: Too big a handful of lettuce will cause some serious spillage when you try to stir!

Raw Nut and Sweets Breakfast

So my first foody post for "Raw Lunch" is going to be a raw breakfast, mainly because I just made one and it is delicious!  The only criteria here at Raw Lunch is that it is raw and made by me.

The crunch of the almonds and sun seeds contrasts well with the soft squishy textures of the banana and dates. Topping it off is the unique feel of biting into a fig... Enjoy!

Here's how I made it:

  • 1 organic banana
  • 10 -15 soaked and dehydrated almonds
  • small handful of soaked and dehydrated sunflower seeds
  • six medjool dates
  • five calmyrna figs

Chop up the figs, dates and banana, mix it in with the nuts and seeds.

05 May 2008

The Bowl

So here is my first post, the bowl I use every day to put my goods in.  It was given to me in trade for some website work I did, for a guy with a Master's Degree in Ceramic Arts.  Most of his stuff is what would be called "modern art", but this bowl was his favorite because of the way the glaze turned out.  Presentation is important, and I really like to eat my food from this bowl.  It is smooth and lovely on the inside and rough on the outside.  It washes easily, although I don't really wash it every day, I am hardcore.