Raw Food for Real People – Book Giveaway!

With all of the eating (or overeating) that comes with the holiday season, we thought it might be nice to share some healthy-yet-comforting recipes. Here are two tasty treats from Raw Food for Real People: Living Vegan Food Made Simple by Rod Rotondi. In the book, you’ll find more delicious recipes plus tons of tips on preparing raw foods. Don’t forget to leave a comment for your chance to win a copy of the book!

Kreme of Mushroom Soup
This beats that canned soup any day! Oh yeah, and it’s not loaded with salt and dairy products. People can’t believe how easy and delicious this soup is.

Serves 8 to 10

  • 1/2 cup soaked cashews or macadamia nuts (soaked 2 hours, drained, and rinsed)
  • 2 cups soaked almonds (soaked 8 to 10 hours, drained, and rinsed)
  • 3 cups water
  • 2/3 cup nama shoyu (substitute tamari or 1/2 cup miso paste to make gluten free)
  • 2 pounds fresh button mushrooms, chopped (about 4 cups), plus extra for garnishing
  • 2 medium cloves garlic
  • Hot water for heating

1. Put the nuts and 3 cups water in a blender and blend until the liquid is smooth and silky.

2. Add the nama shoyu, mushrooms, and garlic and blend again.

3. Before serving, heat the soup by stirring in very hot water in a 1 to 1 ratio of hot water to soup; the soup should be thick and creamy. Garnish with chopped mushrooms.

Mashed Taters
This makes for a tasty and healthy comfort food. Smooth and delicious.

Serves 8

  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 2 cups soaked cashews (soaked 2 hours, drained, and rinsed)
  • 2 small heads cauliflower, chopped (about 3 cups)
  • 2 medium cloves garlic
  • 2 teaspoons finely chopped rosemary
  • 2 teaspoons sea salt

1. Put all the ingredients in a food processor. Process until smooth, about the consistency of mashed potatoes.

Excerpted from Raw Food for Real People by Rod Rotondi. Published by New World Library.

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Jennifer C.
Past Member 6 years ago

Yummy soup. Thanks.

Sue Matheson
Sue Matheson7 years ago


Linda T.
Linda T7 years ago

I am going to make this. I hope it is as good as it looks.

Elycia Zgavec
Elycia Zgavec7 years ago

wow, Im going to try this recipie soon!

Kayla Bonnett
Kayla Bonnett7 years ago

This Looks SO SO GOOD!!!

Chelsey S.
Chelsey S7 years ago

yum I love mushrooms

Glad Hayes
Glad Hayes7 years ago

We could all use some lessons in eating right. This looks like a wonderful place to start.

Kat Brown
Kat Brown7 years ago

looks yum!

Deanna Murphy
Cindy Murphy7 years ago

I don't go for Raw food.

Barbara P.
Barbara P.7 years ago

I've never tried Raw food before, but I wanna try it.