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Eat Raw, Not Cooked Recipe: Not Peanut Sauce

NotPeanutSauce_400Not Peanut Sauce was the very first dressing I ever created. I think I ate this dressing for a year until I felt confident enough to branch out and try something new. It’s a good one. From Eat Raw, Not Cooked.

This sauce is thick and creamy, which makes it very satisfying and a good choice for those moving from a traditional heavy cooked diet into a lighter raw diet. Not Peanut Sauce is great with Spring Rolls. This sauce actually has no peanuts. Peanuts have a naturally occurring mold and that is why so many people are sensitive to them. I use a raw almond butter.

1 cup raw almond butter
½ cup water
¼ cup fresh lemon juice
3 to 4 tablespoons peeled and chopped fresh ginger
¼ cup “B” grade maple syrup
3 tablespoons tamari
¼ cup olive oil
3 small garlic cloves
½ serrano pepper, cut and seeded (check the heat of your pepper and adjust to taste)
In a blender, combine all ingredients and blend. You can always add more water if dressing is too thick.

Makes 23 ounces.

The Almond Is a Great Brain Food!
Almonds contain the nutrients riboflavin, which sets off a chain reaction that leads to brain development and good memory, and folic acid, which is essential for keeping babies in the womb healthy by preventing birth defects. Some consider almonds an essential food for growing children.


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