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Today it is my pleasure to introduce you to the delightful, Julie Mo
rris. Julie is a member here at Raw Food Rehab and she also has a gorgeous eco-friendly website/blog in which she shares her exploration of simple, flavorful, and natural food made for fabulous living and wellness. Please visit Jules at http://juliemorris.net

Super Foods With Jules: Acai Berry Jam

 
This jam acts just like boysenberry preserves, yet is dense with nutrition, low in sugar, full of whole superfoods, and completely unprocessed. Featuring two all-star superfoods – acai and chia – it’s a fantastic way to sneak extra antioxidants, essential fatty acids, and vital micronutrients into any diet. Acai’s soft berry flavor results in a mild-tasting jam, which is as versatile as it is delicious. For a stronger fruity taste, mix in ¼ cup muddled fresh berries (like strawberries or blackberries) before serving. Use on bread, with muffins, on top of desserts, or enjoy a spoonful solo with zero guilt!

INGREDIENTS:
2 Tbsp chia seeds
½ cup apple juice (fresh is best)
2 Tbsp acai powder
2 Tbsp maple syrup
1 Tbsp lemon juice
stevia (optional)

DIRECTIONS:
Mix together the chia seeds with the apple juice in a small bowl or glass. Allow to sit for 20 – 30 minutes, stirring once. After the chia has gelatinized, mix in the acai powder, maple syrup, and lemon juice. Add in a touch of stevia for additional sweetness, if desired. For best results, allow mixture to set for 30 minutes before serving. Will keep in a sealed container in the refrigerator for 1-2 weeks.

Makes 2/3 cup.

Asian Carrot Avocado Salad (with Ginger Dressing)

 
A quick and easy salad with an exquisite balance of asian-influenced flavor. An all-time favorite recipe!

INGREDIENTS:

For the salad:

4 cups grated carrots
1/2 cup cilantro, chopped
1/2 cup parsley, chopped
1 green onion, sliced (white and 1 inch of green parts)
1/2 cup raw sesame seeds, with 2 Tbsp set aside
1 medium avocado, chopped

For the dressing:

2 Tbsp flax seed oil
3 Tbsp lime juice
1 1/2 Tbsp Nama Shoyu (or soy sauce)
1 Tbsp fresh ginger, minced
1 Tbsp ground coriander
1 Tbsp agave nectar

DIRECTIONS:

Toss: Grate carrots and toss in a large bowl with parsley, cilantro, green onions, and sesame seeds (reserving 2 Tbsp of seeds). Set aside.

Blend: In a food processor, blend oil, lime juice, Nama Shoyu, ginger, coriander, and agave nectar.

Combine: Pour dressing over salad, and toss well. Gently fold in avocado, and sprinkle reserved sesame seeds on top before serving.

 Cheesy Broccoli Bowl



INGREDIENTS:
1 tsp Braggs Liquid Aminos
2 Tbsp raw tahini
1 Tbsp coconut oil, melted
1 Tbsp nutritional yeast
¼ tsp paprika
1/8 tsp garlic powder
1½ tsp lemon juice
3 cups finely chopped fresh broccoli florets
1 or 2 Tbsp hemp seeds
water, if desired

DIRECTIONS:
Stir: In a small bowl, mix the nutritional yeast, paprika, and garlic powder together. Stir in the tahini. Pour in the Braggs, lemon juice, and coconut oil and whisk thoroughly. If a thinner sauce is desired, add a little water, a tablespoon at a time.

Combine: Put the broccoli into a larger bowl and pour sauce on top. Toss until evenly coated (for best results, use your hands!) Sprinkle top with hemp seeds and serve. Keeps refrigerated for several days.



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Jules RAWKS!
That carrot avacado salad looks delish!
I think that will be my lunch as I have all of those ingredients on hand.
Thanks, Jules!
I can't wait to try it.
OK - I'm confused about the sprouted grains bread? This isn't raw - right? Ezekiel Bread? Help? Her recipes look delish!
Terri......Julie is not 100% raw. She incorporates a small percentage of whole, organic cooked foods into her diet. I find that presenting this perspective is really helpful to people who are transitioning away from a typical American diet to one that includes more raw and living foods. If you are going to choose to eat bread, sprouted whole grain, Ezekiel or Essene bread is a really good way to go.

Terri said:
OK - I'm confused about the sprouted grains bread? This isn't raw - right? Ezekiel Bread? Help? Her recipes look delish!
Awesome!
Thank you so much for such an awesome welcome. :) And yes - sprouted grain bread is a serving suggestion, but feel free to swap things out to meet your dietary needs. The jam tastes amazing on bananas and/or raw/dehydrated flat breads. Yum!
Way to make my mouth water!! Yum! I loooove Foodie Fridays.
Thank you Penni & Julie for quick responses! I was just hoping for a "miracle"! Julie - I love the recipes! and Penni - you're wonderful - thanks for sharing!
awesome! i agree with susan...jules rawks! they all look so yummy!
Jules, I wish we could play in the kitchen together!
Thanks Julie!!!! Can't wait to try these....
Just made the cheesy broccoli for lunch...AMAZING!!! I will be eating this a lot...

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