So I have dabbled in a couple of raw food dishes, such as the raw cheesecake I tried in the summer. I’m feeling a bit less than myself lately and was sick over the past week or so. Because I am in pastry school, I find myself consuming a lot of sugar, and I basically went from a near zero sugar diet, to one where I’m bringing home cakes, pies, tarts, and bread several times a week, and while a lot gets shoved in the freezer right away, it’s the odd bites that catch up to us. I want to start cleansing my diet again, as my school winds down, and wean myself off the sugar once more. I thought a good place to start would be a raw food dish, and though I don’t necessarily think that having a completely raw diet is the best diet, I know that I can count on raw food recipes to provide light, healthy nourishment. I got the recipe from here and only slightly modified it. I really enjoyed the dressing and used it on several salads I had in the following day or two. This was a very nice lunch, and also a great side dish at dinner. Enjoy!

Raw Vegetable Pasta

Dressing:

  • 1 inch ginger
  • 3/4-1 cup olive oil
  • 2 tsp sesame oil (toasted)
  • Juice of 1 lime
  • 4 tbsp mellow white miso
  • ¼ cup maple syrup
  • zest of one orange
  • 1/3 cup water

Blend in a blender or food processor until creamy and emulsified.

Pasta:

  • 1 large zucchini, sliced with a vegetable peeler
  • 1/2 red pepper, sliced into matchsticks
  • 1 carrot, sliced into matchsticks
  • 1/2 small cucumber, grated
  • Scallions or green onion to garnish
  • Sprinkle of raw sliced nuts of your choice
  • handful of cilantro, chopped

Prepare and mix all veggies, save the scallions or green onion. Toss them with 1/4 cup sauce, adding more if necessary, and sprinkle with scallions. Sprinkle with sliced nuts and cilantro.

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