When I was a kid, I absolutely loved Chinese Sesame Noodles. I haven’t had them in quite some time (they are not very good for you!), so when I saw this recipe for a raw vegan version, I was really excited!


{Photo used with permission from Living Raw Food: Get the Glow with More Recipes from Pure Food and Wine}

I’m pretty sure that if you are a raw foodie, if you stay away from wheat or gluten, if you like to eat a lower carb diet, or if you’re just looking to add to your repertoire of recipes for healthy food, you’re going to love this raw foods sesame noodles alternative. The recipe comes from this month’s featured book: Living Raw Food: Get the Glow with More Recipes from Pure Food and Wine by Sarma Melngailis.

Before I go on, let me remind you that I’m giving away a signed copy of the book. All you have to do to enter is mention the giveaway on your blog (if you have one), or post about it on facebook or twitter.

Remember to come back and leave a comment on the blog letting me know about your entry so I’ll have your email address and can notify you if you win! Entries must be received by midnight of July 31st, 2009.

For this recipe, Sarma states in the book that “most sliceable vegetables taste great with the dressing…substitute or add julienned yellow summer squash, jicama, cucumber, thinly sliced snow peas, or napa cabbage. If you like seaweed, add soaked, rinsed, and drained arame or hijiki. For sweetness, add thinly sliced mango, or for richness, sliced avocado. Basil or mint chiffonade, or both, are also nice additions.” She also says you can just use zucchini (which is what I did, along with cilantro, green onions, and a little shredded kale).

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p.s. Thanks again to Sarma Melngailis for generously donating a signed copy of the book for the giveaway, and for letting me use the gorgeous picture at the top of this post!


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    saramariesue — July 23, 2009 @ 10:45 am

    Oh yum! I must invest in a mandoline.

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