Spicy Chipotle Tomato Sauce

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by Teniel Moore–Raw Foods Contributor

Want dinner made in way under 10 minutes?

Then keep reading and get the recipe below for my Spicy Chipotle Tomato Sauce.

 

For those of you that follow me on my face book page Addicted To Raw, you will

know that at the beginning of February I went on a raw food cleanse.

 

I eat lots of raw in my diet but not 100% so I like to do reboots like this every few months.

 

This is where I choose to eat raw, almost completely raw (except for a few sneaky chai’s)

but I did admit that to my followers that I am going to have a hot tea if I feel like it.

So I am being naughty!

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I love doing these raw food cleanses because it reminds me of why I love raw food so much. I love the simplicity of it and how I can get so much flavour from my food using all natural ingredients.

It gets me back into experimenting and using my imagination as to what I can come up with.

This raw food cleanse I’ve had an addiction to zucchini noodles and the sauce I made. I must have made this for dinner about 5 nights in a row, so I thought I would share it with you all and hope you enjoy it as much as I do.

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Spicy Chipotle Tomato Sauce

Serves 1 (generous serving)

Large handful of cherry tomatoes or about 2 large tomatoes

3 delicious sun dried tomatoes
Generous pinch of himalayan salt
Generous dash of smoked paprika

Generous dash of chipotle powder (I use Frontier brand)

1/2 small knob of garlic
1/4 large red capsicum (red pepper)

Throw all your ingredients into a blender and blend till smooth.I love to give mine a good kick of spice so I am quite heavy-handed with the chipotle.Pour straight over your pasta of choice. To keep it raw I use zucchini noodles or you could use kelp noodles.This would be lovely over cooked gluten-free pasta. also. and don’t forget to throw in additional flavours like olives or basil if you fancy. I have just been enjoying it as is or with a dollop of my cashew cheese on top.

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Its summer over here in Australia so it’s a perfect meal in the heat. If you want it warm you can heat the sauce on the stove or warm in your dehydrator if you have one.

Hope you try out this super easy recipe. Its a great one for a fast lunch or dinner.

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Teniel Moore of Addicted To Raw

Raw Foods Contributor

Cheesecake- Stuffed Strawberries

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Do you know what July and February have in common?

The 4th of July & Valentines day both give us an excuse to eat lots and lots of  STRAWBERRIES!

Cheesecake-Stuffed Strawberries are a super great way to celebrate a holiday.  They are special, beautiful, and a nice change from chocolate-covered strawberries.  Can’t give your Chocolate Covered Strawberries up? Then mix the 2 on a beautiful platter and get ready for the oooo’s & ahhhh’s!

My 11- year- old Avery is quite the pastry chef and loves any excuse to get her pastry bag out and do some filling or decorating.  She made these beauties for her sister’s birthday which is at the end of January, and we loved them so much we are going to make them again for Valentines Day.

I love recipes that have a bit of natural, healthy goodness along with a sweet.  This recipe is just that.  Nature’s goodness with a creamy sweet addition.

Enjoy!

 

Cheesecake Stuffed Strawberries

2 lbs. fresh strawberries

8oz cream cheese

1 tbsp sour cream

3/4 cup powdered sugar

1 tsp vanilla extract

 

Wash the strawberries and pat dry with a paper towel.  Use a melon baller to remove the stems and create a small hole in the strawberries for the cheesecake to sit.  Set aside.

In a medium bowl, beat the cream cheese and sour cream until fluffy.  Add in the vanilla and powdered sugar.  Beat until smooth and combined.  Place cheesecake mixture into a piping bag or zip close bag, with the corner snipped off.

Squeeze a bit of the cheese cake mixture into each strawberry.  Place on a wax paper lined baking sheet when done and let chill in the refrigerator until ready to serve.  Place on a pretty tray to serve.