Quinoa Tabouli Recipe
I often talk about my diet and how I eat. In case you have missed that conversation, I eat a plant based diet, but I am not a vegetarian. On average I consume a 90% plant based diet and 50% is raw. It is not fair for me to always be talking about the benefit of raw food and not share with you some of my favorite recipes. Someone said to me recently “every time I hear the words raw foods I think of something wriggling on my plate!” That really made me laugh but also gave me cause to stop and think. Is that what most people think when they think about eating raw food? That is not a very pleasant image. So let’s combat that and let me show you a staple raw food recipe that is not only delicious, it is very easy to make and tastes amazing. It’s one of my favorites, Quinoa Tabouli Recipe.
“On average I consume a 90% plant based diet and 50% is raw.”
Why Raw, Why Now?
In the near future you will be hearing more and more about consuming living foods (raw foods). Most of me loves the idea of everyone talking about getting more raw food in ones diet. However there is a small part of me that gets nervous about all the hubbub that is floating around. Going from a traditional diet and trying to eat 100% raw is going to cause some trouble temporarily. Mostly in the digestive system. Then I fear that raw food will start to get a bad rap because of some temporary discomfort that some might feel. I have been slowly over 3 years working towards getting a large percentage of my diet to be plant based and then upping the raw food numbers little by little. It is working like a charm. I can say 3 years ago before my cancer diagnosis I was eating about 20% plant base diet and I bet less than 10% was raw! Hard to believe, no wonder my body produced cancer! So my suggestion if you want to eat more raw food is go slow. Introduce one new raw food ever 2-3 weeks. Perfect recipes that you will stick with. Explore flavors that you like and creates amazing taste by combining raw food ingredients. A great way to start is to set a goal eating some kind of raw food with every meal and make your snacks raw food as well. Let me know how it is going by leaving comments below!
Quinoa Tabouli – Raw Food
4 Cups Sprouted Quinoa (2 cups before sprouting)
4 green onions, thinly sliced
20 mint leaves, minced
1 large tomato, seeded and finely diced
1 cucumber, peeled, seeded and diced
¼ cup parsley, minced
4 tbs extra virgin cold press olive oil
juice of 1 lime
zest of ½ lime
6 tables spoons Braggs Liquid Aminos
½ tsp fennel seed, soaked 1 hour prior
Mix everything together in a large bowl. Let it sit for 1 hour to allow the flavors to infuse before serving. Click here to see my easy sprouting guide!