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Pico de Gallo (Mexican Salsa Fresca)

Try this delicious spicy recipe, it’s a great accompaniment which you can add to your meals all year round!

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Sometimes salsa dishes are considered a summer dish only, not so! This is recipe for adding flavour to your meals all year long, plus its flavours can be varied depending on the mix of ingredients and seasonings you use.

In this simple recipe we’re using traditional ingredients: tomatoes, onion, chillies, garlic, lime and salt and then some…

Serve this dish with your dehydrated vegetable chips or crackers, have it as a side salad, add it to your fermented teff injera or lettuce wraps, or even sushi rolls, or integrate it into your Buddha bowl meal.

Adding DoTerra* essential oils to a salsa recipe not only enhances the flavour, but can save time when you don’t have fresh ingredients. Other essential oils like Cilantro, Coriander, Lemon, and Cumin can also help spice up any salsa recipe.

You will need these ingredients:

2 cups firm cherry tomatoes, quartered

½ medium-sized red or white onion, diced small

1 serrano pepper, minced (or other chilli pepper of your choice, add more or less to taste)

1 large clove garlic, minced

½ to ¾ cup fresh chopped coriander/cilantro or 2 drops of DoTerra coriander/cilantro essential oil

1½ tablespoons fresh lime juice or 3 drops of DoTerra lime essential oil

¼ teaspoon salt

Chop all the ingredients and mix together in a glass or earthenware bowl (not plastic). Adjust seasoning to your taste if necessary. Your salsa is ready to serve!

Want to change it up a bit? You could add in either: cubed mango, fresh ripe chopped ackee, chopped spring onion or fresh corn kernels.

Note*

Not all essential oils can be ingested. From experience, I use only DoTerra essential therapeutic grade oils for that reason. Please get in touch if you wish to know more about using oils safely in raw food recipes.


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Magical Coriander

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Coriander (Coriandrum Sativum) also known as cilantro in English and Dhania in Hindi, is one of those culinary spices used for flavouring and garnishing and should be a part of your daily diet. Coriander leaves are traditionally used for flavouring curries and soups in Asian dishes. 

Nutritionally, cilantro is rich in minerals that include copper, calcium, iron, manganese, magnesium, sodium, potassium, zinc and phosphorus. Vitamins present in cilantro include vitamin A, vitamin B6, vitamin C, vitamin E, vitamin K, riboflavin, thiamin, niacin and pantothenic acid. Potassium is an important component for cell and body fluids that helps control heart rate and blood pressure. Iron is essential for red blood cell production. Manganese is used by the body as a co-factor for the antioxidant enzyme, superoxide dismutase.

In Ayurvedic medicine, coriander leaves are used as a carminative, refrigerant, diuretic and aphrodisiac. In household medicines, it is used to treat stomach disorders and nausea.

"Cilantro extracts, seeds, stems and leaves are reservoirs for phenolic compounds which carry potent antioxidant activities which consequently help in maintaining good health by counteracting the damage caused by oxidative stress present at different locations in the body." HHI

Antioxidants are beneficial for health because they have cancer protective properties, which are manifested through various pathways including triggering immune cells against tumor cells. The The minerals and vitamins in cilantro helps in improving the immune system, bone health, heart health, the nervous system, oxygenated blood circulation and overall cellular and tissue growth in the human body; which collectively all impacts human health. 

Creamy Avo Coriander Raita

A lovely refreshing dressing great with your salads and wraps.

1 cup dairy free raw vegan yogurt
1 tbsp Lime or Lemon Juice
1 Handful Coriander/Cilantro, finely chopped
1 1/2 Avocados, mashed
1 Cup Water
1 peg Garlic
1 Pinch Cayenne
1/2 tsp ground cumin
1/2 Tsp. ground Kelp

Blend all ingredients gently together on a slow setting until smooth.



ENJOY!
 

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You can, as long as you include this complete statement with it: Anita McKenzie, is a Raw Soul Food and Holistic Health Lifestyle Mentor, she is founder of the brand "Sistahintheraw" and "Raw Soul Food" and a leading authority on Raw Food Life Success. If you're ready to jump-start your life, make healthier choices, and have more fun and joy in all that you do, get FREE success tips from Sistahintheraw now at: www.sistahintheraw.com

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Sistahintheraw.com provides information on this website as an educational service. The information and reference guides in this website are intended solely for the general information for the reader. The contents of this web site are not intended to offer personal medical advice, diagnose health problems or for treatment purposes. It is not a substitute for medical care provided by a licensed and qualified health professional. Please consult your health care provider for any advice on medications.