Do you like crispy fresh lettuce, stuffed with tomatoes and avocado? Have you tried cashew nut pate smeared on crispy dehydrated flax seed crackers? There are several options in town for people who like or want to try living food or raw food cuisine. What is living food? Living food is food that is alive with enzymes. This food is uncooked or raw, but it does not include meat or meat products. Some of the food is dehydrated in a low-temperature dehydrator, so you can have living breads and crackers, too.
Don’t expect to have sushi at a raw food restaurant. Living food is vegetarian. Simply put, when you eat fruits, vegetables, and fresh, unprocessed nuts and seeds, you are probably eating living foods. Here are a couple of living food venues in Atlanta and surrounding areas that you might want to try.
Lov’n It Live in East Point serves organic living foods, prepared by an experienced raw foods chef. Try the stuffed avocado, cabbage taco, or nori rolls as appetizers. For entrees, you might wish to sample the Nubian salad, slice of pizza (prepared with a kamut breat crust) or the mock chicken strips prepared from mushrooms and topped with a special pine nut crust.
Living foods are fun to learn to prepare at home. Lov’n It Live operates Lov’n It Live Hue’niversity where you can learn how to make living food yourself. You can also learn all about living food and how to prepare it from the Living Foods experts at Sprout Raw Food. Sprout Raw Food has recipe books, too, and great information on the benefits of drinking fresh juices created from whole fruits and vegetables.
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