Mexican Style Celery Root Chowder
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January 2014 Rawfully Tempting Newsletter - Issue 24

Hello Lovely Foodies! 

First off, I want to thank you all from deep within my heart for all of your love and support. For those of you that took the time to paid off. THANK YOU! I am honored to have received two awards at the Thousand Oaks, CA - Raw Living Expo - 2014 - Best of Raw Event!!! 

Best of Raw Blog!! Woo hoo! Rawfully Tempting was the winner of this award and the truth is, I could not do it without all of you. So keep on reading..and commenting, and providing me feedback, so I know the kinds of things you are looking for, or need help with. 

Best Raw Vegan Gourmet Chef (0-5 years) was awarded to me, personally. Wow! I am speechless. After attending the event and meeting some of the wonderful people in person, that I only knew online, I am newly inspired to come up with some fabulous new creations as we embrace 2014!!!

 So thank you again. And while you are at it, if you feel so inclined, I've entered another contest. This one even more challenging, because it is for a Standard American Diet recipe site. PLEASE take a moment to vote and the good news is that you can vote once per day. I feel this contest is important, because it's placing raw vegan cuisine into a mainstream event, so please click to VOTE HERE!!!

Now...Onto the yummy stuff...(see below)

The Smoking Bun
More About Water Kefir

Learn how to prepare this refreshing, effervescent "soda" that contains over 40 strains of probiotics. Fermenting this mildly sweet liquid into a healthy, hydrating beverage is tons of fun...easy to do, and good for your gut.

Now Available - Water Kefir Handbook
Detailed booklet (.pdf) provides step-by-step instructions on how to prepare water kefir. It only takes a few days...and is ready to share with your family and friends. BREAK THE SODA HABIT, and create this lightly effervescent (soda-like) beverage for your loved ones. Chock full of probiotics and GOOD FOR YOUR GUT!!! 

Booklet is included with purchase of Water Kefir Grains however, many of you asked for the booklet, without it is now available HERE.

Remember: Water Kefir grains are living organisms and they need to be fed and cared for. In return, they will gift you with an amazing elixir
All you need is a good blender to create this fabulous, rich and creamy chowder. This is a keeper for sure. If you have a Vitamix, lucky you! Blend it a little longer to gently warm, and enjoy it's soothing comfort on a cold, wintery day. 

Option - For a great authentic smoky flavor, in place of Chipotle powder, add a touch of cayenne The Smoking Gun. Follow manufacturer's instructions. Using applewood chips, insert hose into blender (above ingredients) and smoke blended ingredients for 30 seconds. Keep top of blender covered with towel and let flavor permeate for 2-3 minutes. Remove hose and blend again. Chowder is ready to serve. Cold smoking with a hand-held gun is a raw fooder's Smoky Heaven! 

1 cup cashews (raw and soaked for 2 hours)
3 cups water
1 medium celery root (celeriac), peeled and cut into 1 inch cubes
1/2 cup fennel bulb, chopped
2 stalks celery, roughly chopped.
1/2 cup onion, chopped  
1/4 cup red bell pepper, chopped
1 teaspoon Nama Shoyu (or tamari)
4 sun dried tomato slices (soaked and chopped)
1 apple, chopped
1 Tablespoon light miso (rice or chickpea)
1 clove garlic, crushed
1 Tablespoon dried dill
1 teaspoon  lime juice
1/8 teaspoon chipotle powder or more to taste
1/4 teaspoon onion powder    
1/8 teaspoon cumin powder
black pepper, to taste

1/4 teaspoon sea salt

Chopped apples, dried dill, fresh or frozen(defrosted) corn kernels, red bell pepper

Blend cashews and water until creamy.

Add remaining ingredients and blend well. Transfer to soup bowls and garnish as desired.

Garnish as deisred with any of the following: finely chopped apples, dried dill, corn kernels, red bell pepper, fennel fronds

Approximate Servings: 4


Upcoming Events/Workshops

March 5th - Raw Vegan/Living Food Potluck - Central NJ
Please click HERE for more information.

Water Kefir Workshop
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