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Weekly Raw Food Staples – make ahead recipe ideas

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Here are some recipe ideas that you can make ahead and eat throughout the week.  Keep in mind I am not suggesting that you make all of these, and there are so many other options too.  I just wanted to pull this list together to get your creative juices flowing.  I hope as you read through you will see how one recipe can be used multiple times all week-long!  A raw food diet plan is really as simple as keeping on top of your kitchen stock so that there is always something to eat that is full of the best nutrition ever!  Click on each header to find more recipe ideas.

 SPREADS

Seafood Salad Spread – This salad spread can be eaten several different ways throughout the week.

Will keep for at least 5 days
Equipment needed: food processor or high-speed blender

Prep work – soaking of nuts / seeds

  • Use 1 – Use as a spread on lettuce leaves to make veggie wraps
  • Use 2 – Use as a dip for cut up veggies
  • Use 3 – Use as a spread on flax cracker to accompany a meal or as a snack

Strawberry Date Jam – This jam is wonderful to have on had for quick snacks, breakfast or even as part of your meals.  You can use any fruit that you desire.

Will keep for up to 2 weeks!
Equipment needed: food processor or high-speed blender. (you can also use a small unit such as a Bullet)

  • Use 1 – Add a dollop to your favorite oat / porridge breakfast meal.
  • Use 2 – Spread on flax crackers along with your favorite nut butter.
  • Use 3 – Add a Tbsp to your favorite smoothie.
  • Use 4 – Top your ice cream with it for dessert.

Sun-Dried Tomato Hummus – Hummus is a versatile dip / spread to have on hand. Nut-free!

Will keep in the fridge for up to 3 days, but I have kept it up to a week
Equipment needed: food processor or high-speed blender.

  • Use 1 – Use as a spread on lettuce leaves to make veggie wraps
  • Use 2 – Use as a dip for cut up veggies
  • Use 3 – Use as a spread on flax cracker to accompany a meal or as a snack

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MAIN AND SIDE DISHES

Marinated Broccoli and Mushroom Stir “fry” – This salad can be used as a side salad or for a main dish.  It’s all about tweaking the recipe here and there!  Eat cold, room temp or warm in your dehydrator.

This salad will keep for about 3 days.
Equipment needed: bowl and knife
Prep work – this recipe tastes amazing when you allow it to marinate.  So you can easily make it at night and enjoy it the next day.

  • Use 1 – Use as a side dish.  Serve as is.
  • Use 2 – Use as a main dish.  Spoon over kelp or zucchini noodles or over a bed of lettuce.
  • Use 3 – Keep it savory or add raisins to give it a sweet flavor.

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SEEDS / NUT CHEESES

Touchdown Spicy Cheese Dip – This is a wonderful recipe to have on hand throughout the week!

Will keep up to 1 week in fridge.
Equipment needed: blender
Prep work – soak cashews for min. of 2 hours

  • Use 1 – Use as a cheese sauce for zucchini noodles.
  • Use 2 – Use as a dip for cut-up veggies
  • Use 3 – Use as a spread on flax cracker to accompany a meal or as a snack.

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DRESSINGS / DIPS / SAUCES

French Garden Italian Dressing – When you make raw salad dressings you can use them in 3 stages….at each stage increase the water turning it from a dip consistency, to a sauce and lastly to a salad dressing

Will keep in fridge for 5-7 days.
Equipment needed: blender

  • Use 1 - Use as a dip with veggies for mid-afternoon snack.  ( use less liquid to make it a dip consistency )
  • Use 2 – Use as a sauce over zucchini noodles mixed with chopped veggies. (next day, add a few Tbsp of water to make it more of a sauce )
  • Use 3 – Use as a salad dressing. (the following day,  add a little more water making it into a dressing consistency )
  • Use 3 – Use as a sauce on veggie sandwiches.

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BEVERAGES

Nut Milk – This is wonderful for granola / cereals, used in raw ice cream recipes, in sauces and just plain good to drink!

Will keep in fridge for 4-7 days.
Equipment needed: high-speed blender, nut bag/strainer
Prep work – nuts require soaking prior to making.

  • Use 1 – Use as a milk substitute for cereals / granolas
  • Use 2 – Use in making creamy sauces to serve over noodles.
  • Use 3 – Use in raw ice cream recipes.
  • Use 4 – Drink!

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BREADS / WRAPS

French Garden Bread – This is a real treat that will bring comfort to your day!

Will keep in fridge for approx. 5-7 days
Equipment needed: food processor, dehydrator

  • Use 1 – Use for breakfast, served with jam.
  • Use 2 – Use for veggie sandwiches for lunch.
  • Use 3 – Use for a side with your dinner meal.
  • Use 3 – Use for croutons on salads.  Place left over bread in dehydrator and dry till crunchy.  Score into small cubes!

 

 

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12 thoughts on “Weekly Raw Food Staples – make ahead recipe ideas

  1. Fran says:

    In a world that doesn’t have a clue about living food your posts make my heart sing and happy!

  2. Cindy says:

    Keep up the great work. Your efforts are greatly appreciated and your recipes are fabulous!

  3. kitara says:

    Thanks! for sharing, i was a little lost, but now you open my mind (i apologize for my english)

  4. Louise says:

    Thank you Amie-Sue for this make ahead section! This is exactly what I need! Your site is so clear and well organised, I can finally make some things to stock the fridge with. Absolutely wonderful!!

    • amie-sue says:

      Thank you Louise… I am so glad that you find it helpful… that is what it is all about :) Many blessings in your raw journey! amie sue

  5. Heather says:

    Your website is such a blessing! I have been on quite a few sites and yours is so well organized and has such creative and tasty recipes! Thank you!!!!

    • amie-sue says:

      Thank you Heather, I appreciate the positive feed-back. I am always looking for ways to help others, add valuable content and answer questions as I can. Have a wonderfully blessed day! amie sue

  6. Queen says:

    I AM ADDICTED TO UR SITE ! WOWZERS U SHOULD SEE HOW MANY RECIPES N TIPS I HAVE PINNED FROM HERE ALREADY I SWEAR I CANT WAIT TO END MY CLEANSE/ JUICE FAST SO I CAN START TRYING THESE BEAUTIFUL N DELIC LOOKING RECIPES! THAAANK U ~ HOW THEY LOOK SO COMPLINCATED N YET U MAKE IT SOUND SOO EASY TO MAKE IM GAME TO TRY ~

    • amie-sue says:

      Enjoy Queen! I look forward to you trying them out and letting me know how they work for you! Good luck on your cleanse :)

  7. Ana says:

    Hi Amie-Sue,
    Just wanted to thank you for your website, it’s so organised and with so many great ideas!
    I have been on a long journey into raw for the last 7 years (that long!) and your ideas have really motivated me at this stage I am, near my goal of 75% raw!
    Your ideas have even convinced my husband who is now drinking nut milk with his cereal and tea! I am making the raw bread this weekend and one of your raw cakes, yum!
    Thank you so much!
    Ana, Kent, United Kingdom

    • amie-sue says:

      Oh thank you Ana, that means a lot. I really appreciate you sharing that with me. :) I hope that you continue to find inspiration through my site and that your husband continues to indulge in healthy whole foods. :) Have a wonderful day and keep in touch. amie sue

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