Today I have a guest post from my favourite raw food chef (and good friend) - Tracy from Raw Happy. She is bringing us a delicious raw creamy red pepper pesto recipe which was served up with love at our recent JayneBeccaYoga Retreat! Be sure to follow her on Instagram where she shows her declous healthy treats and her travels. Enjoy! Jayne xo
Raw Happy is venturing far and wide of late, with catering events taking place all over the UK including, Good Vibes and Yoga Connects festivals earlier in the summer and now looking forward to sharing her love and tasty, nourishing wares at Udaya Yoga launch event in London at the start of August..
Raw Happy was recently down in Devon at JayneBeccaYoga retreat, which was a blissful weekend of yoga, walking and relaxing in the scenic countryside. Then of course not to forget the delicious plant based menu to satisfy the hungry group of lovely yogis!
From the moment the guests arrived at this beautiful thatched cottage they were treated to some truly delicious delights, with a welcoming three course dinner and ‘cocktail’ to daily breakfast, lunch and dinner and a goodie bag of yummies to enjoy on their journeys home. Some of the raw dishes included, Mushroom and Mixed Seed Burgers, Lasagne, Mixed Vegetable Pizza, Salted Caramel Cupcakes and Mango and Lime Cheesecake. Along with Purple Limeade and Power Green Dragon Smoothies.
And the ‘science’ behind raw food is that non of the dishes are heated above 41 degrees, resulting in no nutrients being depleted and retaining full flavour and energy, perfect for this well-being weekend.
A common misconception of Raw Food is that it’s massively time consuming and complicated to make, this simple and versatile raw creamy red pepper pesto recipe proves otherwise and can be added to steamed veggies, noodles, as a salad compliment of even to zucchini noodles.
Raw Creamy Red Pepper Pesto - Ingredients
- 2 red peppers
- 50g sunflower seeds - or cashews to make creamier
- 1 clove garlic
- 1 dessert spoon Tamari
- 2 tablespoons Hemp Oil
- 1 teaspoon Sumac Powder
- 1 dessert spoon Apple Cider Vinegar
- 1 date
Add all ingredients to a high power blender and blitz until smooth, pour over your favourite dish and enjoy!!
Let me know if you give this recipe a try. I would love to see your creations! Tag me @jaynebecca and Tracy @rawhappy14 over on Instagram.