raw low glycemic beginnings and tomato soup

i started my low glycemic way of eating (3 month project) and have been enjoying the first few days.  it’s a very different feeling eating low glyce.  i am calmer and feel very little hunger throughout the day.  i actually have a morning appetite which is something i’ve rarely encountered before.  i had considered doing an overview post about low-glycemic raw eating but i’m going to wait until the end of my 3 month project so i can personalize it a bit more as to my experiences. it is based on on the book rainbow green live-food cuisine which is recommended reading for a more in-depth understanding of the low glycemic raw approach. in the interim i’ll plan on sharing recipes and other perspectives.

my first breakfast included 5 brazil nuts and one sliced tomato.  i had a walnut pate in the afternoon over romaine lettuce and later made a nice raw tomato soup (pictured above, recipe below). i have a bad or good habit depending on the outcome of not following recipes, adding my own spin to things, seasoning up, salting down, substituting.  i was looking up raw tomato soups and struggled to find a light avocado and nut-free version for an evening snack.  i found an interesting one on solla’s website (a raw foodist based in iceland with a fab blog) and modified it to the following:

8 roma tomatoes
1/4 cup cilantro, chopped and one sprig reserved for garnish
1 tbsp lemon juice
1/4 tsp pink himalayan crystal salt
1/4 tsp black pepper
1/8 tsp cumin (i’m always ultra modest with cumin – just a touch too much ruins a dish for me!)
blend all ingredients well and serve in a bowl with garnish. for those who are not fans of spicy foods i recommend reducing or taking out the cayenne altogether.
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~ by cyrah on January 11, 2012.

2 Responses to “raw low glycemic beginnings and tomato soup”

  1. Looks tastey. Have you thought of trying to exchange some sun-dried tomato for the fresh to thicken it up some?

    • brother dunori! i’m not a big fan of sdt’s though i may try a version with them as you suggested. i’ll put enough so as to thicken but also so i don’t taste them. you’re quite the raw chef, maybe i’ll get some recipes out of you one day. 🙂

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