Raw Foods Thursday 7-11-13

This week I am happy to be hosting Raw Foods Thursdays for my friend Heather of Gluten-Free Cat.  Heather is in the midst of moving so a few of us are helping her out by hosting this carnival.

If you think raw food isn’t your thing, you might want to look over last week’s highlight and think again!

Next week’s carnival will be hosted by Tessa of Tessa the Domestic Diva.


Last Week’s Highlights

In looking over last week’s entries, I was drawn to the desserts.  Here are a few of my favorites.


Dark Chocolate Mousse from Tessa the Domestic Diva


Lemon Blueberry Bars from Cats in the Kitchen


Chocolate Cherry Pie from Gluten-Free Cat


Blueberry Orange Tart from Apples and Ginger

How to Participate

  • Simply link up a raw foods recipe (see What is Raw Food?), mention Raw Foods Thursdays, and link back to this post so your readers can join in the fun!
  • Please link to the recipe, not to a blog’s home page, so we can all find your raw foods recipe.
  • You may link up a recipe that you’ve made in the past. Just make sure to share something different each time you participate.
  • Be sure to leave a comment letting us know who you are and what you’re sharing.

What are Raw Foods Meals?

  • Plant-based meals that are not cooked.  Dehydrators may be used.  (The raw foods community has differing views on temperature, but the range is between 104 and 118 degrees.) Feel free to link up recipes that use a slightly higher temperature as long as they could be made at 118 with a longer dry time.
  • Raw Ingredients: vegetables, fruit, dried fruit, nuts, seeds, gluten-free sprouted grains, beans, and oils.

What isn’t Raw?

  • Anything cooked or heated above 118.
  • Anything processed.  If it comes from a can or a package that lists more than one ingredient, chances are it’s not raw!
  • If your recipe contains an ingredient like maple syrup that makes your submission “almost raw”, please share it anyway. Raw sweeteners are easy to substitute.

Submit Your Link

About Linda Etherton

I have been gluten free since 2000 when I was diagnosed with celiac disease. I am convinced that gluten-free food can and should be delicious. Through sharing recipes, menu plans, and information, I hope to help others enjoy a happy gluten-free life.
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  1. Thank you so much for hosting! The recipes from last week ALL look delicious! I’m submitting my recipe for raw, sugar-free, oil-free, and gluten-free double chocolate mint bars.

  2. Nice! Thank you for hosting :)

  3. You chose some of my favorites, Linda! Thank you so much for hosting this week. We are deep in apartment hunting, so it’s such a relief to enjoy Raw Foods Thursdays from afar! :) Thank you!!


  4. Thanks for hosting! I shared my recipe for No-Fail No-Pound Sauerkraut. I’m not a raw foodist, but I do crave them in the summertime! I look forward to checking out the links.

  5. Great highlights, Linda. Everything looks great so far this week. I will stop by again on Friday with my submission. Still working on the post. :-)

    Be Well,

    • Hi Linda and Heather,

      This week I shared my new ice cream recipe: tropical coconut. It’s super refreshing.

      Have a great weekend. I look forward to hosting RFT in a couple of weeks.


  6. I’m behind on the post I planned to share, but I’m linking up my Raw Pecan Pie, which is delightful! :-) Love these raw recipes! Thanks for hosting, Linda!


  7. Hello Linda :)
    I do love all the desserts you highlighted. I’ve only just made my first raw pie yesterday – so this gives me more food for thought, brilliant!

    I have linked up a refreshing smoothie “Iced Pear Protein Smoothie” – mildly sweet with almond cream factor – perfect as a mid afternoon snack or after a workout.

    Thanks for hosting,

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