Monthly Archives: November 2017

Savory Dinner Raw Food Recipes

Let me guess.  You’re new to a low fat raw vegan diet and while you love being able to eat pounds and pounds of fruit everyday, you’re having trouble satisfying your savory tooth at the end of the day.

Well, here are all of my favorite savory raw recipes. And don’t worry, they are all low fat, salt, spice, and condiment free.

Hope you enjoy…

Ridiculously Delicious Raw Pasta

Ingredients:

2 medium-sized tomatoes
1 Ataulfo (yellow) mango*
Handful of fresh cilantro
2 zucchini or yellow squash, spiralized

*Ataulfo mangoes are much creamier than the more common Kent or Tommy-Atkins varieties (and much tastier, in my opinion).

Directions

Cut the tomatoes into quarters and place into a blender.  Peel and chop the mango into large pieces, close to the size of the tomato quarters.  Place the mango pieces in the blender.  Chop the cilantro and place in the blender.

Lightly pulse. Don’t blend it too much or it will get bubbly and yucky.  Pour over the spiralized squash.

I especially like to eat this as a sauce over spiralized zucchini or yellow squash, but you could also use it as a dressing for any greens of your choice.  You could also just eat it on its own as a soup.

The mango-tomato-cilantro combo is just so delicious! 🙂

Salty Salt-Free Salsa

Ingredients:

24 ounces cherry or grape tomatoes (sweetest you can find)
16 ounces of celery (4-6 stalks)
8 ounces red bell pepper (1 pepper)
4 ounces sweet apple (Gala or Fuji, 1/2 apple)
1 handful cilantro
1 English cucumber, sliced diagonally*

*I prefer the English variety.  They are less watery than traditional cucumbers and have much more flavor.

Directions:

Cut half of the celery, red bell pepper, and all of the apple into medium-sized pieces.  You want each piece about the same size as the tomatoes.  Pulse half of the tomatoes and cilantro with the celery, pepper, and apple chunks.  You want a slightly chunky mixture, not a puree.

Dice the rest of the tomatoes, celery, bell pepper, & cilantro.  Stir blended portion with the diced portion and devour with cucumber slices or any veggie you like.

Not-So-Pretty Pistachio Dressing

Ingredients:

2 medium tomatoes
1 medium cucumber
1 oz pistachios
1 head romaine lettuce

Directions:

Coarsely chop tomatoes, half the cucumber, and pistachios and blend.  Spiralize the other half of the cucumber, chop the lettuce, and mix together with the dressing.  This is a very savory and hearty salad that I love to eat during the winter.

And you’ll know the reason for the name once you make the recipe. 😉

Go raw and be fit,

Swayze

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New Chinese ?Stealth’ Fighter Plane Sighted

Chinese state media on Wednesday reported on pictures that have been in circulation online apparently depicting a prototype of the Chengdu J-20, China’s first stealth fighter, performing high-speed taxi tests.

The photos look to be shot from near the Chengdu Aircraft Design Institute, but the identity of the original photographer and his motives remain unknown. The report in the Global Times did not confirm the existence of the photos or their authenticity.

Defense analysts believe that it is the first glimpse of China’s answer to the U.S. Air Force’s F-22 fighter, a plane that is currently on combat missions in Afghanistan and can avoid detection by radar. The J-20, while not as agile as its American counterpart, is bigger and boasts a larger weapon bay. The plane is a mix of Chinese and Russian technology, with Russia having supplied 32,000-pound thrust 117S engines for use by the aircraft.

The photos, if authentic, present an impressive step forward for the Chinese air force. The problem with China’s military capability used to be its lack of long-range power projection capabilities. This aircraft, in conjunction with the surfacing of reports that China’s first aircraft carrier is near completion, may overturn those earlier assertions.

Liu Xiaoming, China’s ambassador to the United Kingdom, told The Guardian that his country harbored no such desire to compete with the United States militarily.

“We do not see ourselves as rivals to the United States. We believe the U.S. and China can work together in the region,” Liu said.

“When China carries out an exercise on its own territory there is a lot of attention, but when the United States comes all the way across the Pacific for exercises with its allies, no one speaks about it in the same way. There is a cold war mentality still. If you develop your defense capability, they [the Americans] are annoyed. But our defense construction is purely for self-defense. China’s defense expenditure is still the lowest among the five permanent members of the [UN] security council,” he added.

The United States has remained tightlipped over the issue.

Chinese President Hu Jintao is due to meet with U.S. President Barack Obama in two weeks, while U.S. Defense Secretary Robert Gates visits China this Sunday.

This article was written by the China business and political blog, 2point6billion.com. 2point6billion.com was founded by Chris Devonshire-Ellis, who also founded the China business news site, China-Briefing.com.