My hubby and daughters cook their own lunches (well hubby takes leftovers :), so I am on my own. I have been looking into to raw cooking. I actually like most of my veggies raw anyways, so this works for me. I need to eat hormone-free protein's, beans and nuts are a good choice I can afford. This raw soup has been a favorite of mine lately. It is super easy, you could add any veggies, herbs, seasons you want. By soaking the cashews overnight, you makes them softer, but you do not have to soak them. You can also use raw almonds, walnuts, macadamias or pine nuts.
I had my mother and sister over for tea on Mother's day. I made chicken, hazelnut, grape salad and the raw cucumber soup. It was a big hit. Enjoy xoxox
Raw Cucumber Soup
servers 2 or if you love it, one big bowl
1 cucumber, peeled
1/4 avocado, peeled
5 sprigs of chives or half a green onion
10 raw cashews, soaked in cold water over night (you do not have to soak the cashews but the soup will not be as creamy)
1/2 a garlic clove
salt and pepper to taste
water as needed
1/4 avocado, sliced for garnish
In a food processor or blender add everything, except avocado to garnish and water. Run till pureed and if too thick add a spoonful of water till you get the constancy you like.
Garnish with avocado and any herbs you love. This needs to be eaten immediately, it does not do well sitting around.