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RawVegan Spaghetti

Spaghetti was one of my favorite foods as a child growing up with an Italian mother, and as a result, I learned to make delicious pasta sauce! As a healthier alternative, here is a raw vegan version of spaghetti – healthy and delicious! It is best to use organic tomatoes for this because you cannot beat their natural, flavorful taste!

Equipment:

Raw Spiralizer (Wondering what a “spiralizer” is? Click here.)

Ingredients:

4 green zucchini

2 medium tomatoes, chopped

1/8 cup walnuts, chopped

1/4 cup onion, chopped

1 small carrot, chopped

1/2 red pepper, chopped

2 cloves garlic, minced

1/4 cup parsley, minced

1 T olive oil

Red pepper and salt to taste

Green olives, chopped (optional)

Process:

Use the spiralizer and make spaghetti noodles with the zucchini. Mix with all other ingredients. Add salt and pepper to taste.

Enjoy!

Vilma Reynoso, VEGoutwithVilms.com. VEG out: go Vegan. save Earth. be Good to animals.

Want to improve your health dramatically? Get my book, “Vegan Green Smoothies by Vilms: 35 Easy, Nutritious and Delicious Recipes for Ultimate Health and Vitality

© 2013, Vilma Reynoso

For “tomato” inspiration, read Tomatoes for Life.

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Not sure what to do with brussels sprouts? Here is a great raw recipe to entice anyone! This is very tasty and makes a great side dish for any main dish.

Equipment:

Raw Spiralizer

Ingredients:

1 head of bok choy

8-10 brussels sprouts

1 tomato

1 green onion

1 zucchini

3-4 small orange peppers

1 tbl olive oil

2 tbl tahini

2 tbl apple cider vinegar

water

Process:

To begin, chop brussels sprouts in a food processor or by hand and place in salad bowl. Add olive oil and vinegar and marinate at room temperature for 15 minutes.

While the brussels sprouts are marinating, chop the tomato, green onion, and orange peppers vegetables at desired sizes.  Then, using a spiralizer, “spaghetti” the zucchini into noodles. Add the zucchini and the rest of the chopped vegetables in the bowl with the brussels sprouts.

For the salad dressing, mix the tahini and desired amount of water in a blender or food processor. For a thicker dressing, use 1 tbl of water. For a thinner consistency, use more.  Add the dressing to the salad and mix.

Enjoy!

Vilma Reynoso, VEGoutwithVilms.com. VEG out: go Vegan. save Earth. be Good to animals.

Want to improve your health dramatically? Get my book, “Vegan Green Smoothies by Vilms: 35 Easy, Nutritious and Delicious Recipes for Ultimate Health and Vitality

© 2013, Vilma Reynoso

Here is a refreshing, healthy and very simple raw recipe!  Children will LOVE this one!

Equipment:

High speed blender

Ingredients:

2 large frozen bananas

1/3 pineapple

1-2 dates

Dash of cinnamon

Water

Process:

Chop frozen bananas and pineapple into small pieces. In a high-speed blender, blend until smooth with dates and a tiny amount of water. Add more water for a thinner consistency. Serve as a pudding and add a dash of cinnamon.

For an alternative treat, serve as a shake!!

Enjoy!

Vilma Reynoso, VEGoutwithVilms.com. VEG out: go Vegan. save Earth. be Good to animals.

Want to improve your health dramatically? Get my book, “Vegan Green Smoothies by Vilms: 35 Easy, Nutritious and Delicious Recipes for Ultimate Health and Vitality

© 2013, Vilma Reynoso

Below is a blog I posted last year. I am posting this again in hopes that it will encourage anyone thinking about detoxing.

Enjoy!

I am in the process of finishing a colon, liver, gallbladder, and kidney detox this weekend. I am now relaxed after having taken a very comfortable and much needed Epson salt and Tea Tree oil bath to relax my muscles and aching body.  Last night, as I tried to sleep, I felt like I had been hit with truck or like someone punched every inch of my body several times. I also had clogged sinuses, a sore throat, a runny nose, and my face broke out. I felt very weak. These are all detox symptoms that are proof that I needed to cleanse my body. I released embedded toxic stones from my liver and gallbladder, painlessly, and have eliminated many toxins from my digestive system and blood, despite the discomfort. I will be doing this again, because all the stones are not released the first time one partakes in this type of cleanse.

Once again, like so many experiences in life, I was bewildered as to why I felt so awful. I learned, however, that I was not as “healthy” as I thought I was! Toxins are stored in our tissues all over our bodies, and especially, in the elimination organs – the liver, gallbladder, small and large intestines, and kidneys. If these toxins are not released naturally, they have no place to go, and are the causes or culprit behind all kinds of diseases.  Why is it important to release liver and gallbladder stones? Because they clog the liver, the body’s largest cleansing and distribution organ. If the liver is clogged, it cannot function properly. If it cannot function like it was designed to do, nutrients and waste are not distributed properly to the body for assimilation or removal. Thus, the beginning of disease.

What causes these organs to store stones? A diet full of processed sugars and fat, processed foods, animal and dairy products, chemicals found in many packed foods, a diet lacking nutrients, and basically the standard American diet, for starters.  These toxins are stored in our bodies for decades (as in my case). They need to be released, because even if one eats a healthy, plant-based diet, our organs are still carrying old toxins that wreak havoc in our bodies.

As I cleansed my liver of stones, I thought about all the toxic food that I had eaten over the last four decades, and knew that those toxins were going to be released soon. I embraced the experience, although not very pleasant. I now feel much lighter and “cleaner.” I also embraced emotions such as anger, fear, sadness, and other strong emotions that are stored in my liver (Awakening Intuition, Mona Lisa Schultz, M.D., Ph.D.), and I wanted to release those years of pain. I cried during part of this cleanse, and I really can’t say why, exactly. I was,  however, thankful that those tears were released, since they were a painful part of my past that had to be “let go” once and for all. So, essentially, my cleanse this weekend was not only a physical cleanse but also an emotional one. I am thankful that I was able to do this and look forward to the next one!

If you should have any questions about this cleanse, please feel free to contact me.