Bruschetta is a well known, simple Italian appetizer with several variants. My favorite is the basic bread, basil, tomato and feta cheese, as other ingredients like garlic and onion tend to overpower the more subtle flavors that make bruschetta so delicious.
But there's no need to have cooked bread, with its yeast, gluten or carbs. Much healthier is to have a raw eggplant base. You'll need a food dehydrator, but it's simple, and maintains its enzymes as there is no cooking involved, which means your body will be healthy and happy.
Finding ways to create the dishes you know and love using raw substitutes can be exciting and fun. Though this recipe uses dehydrated eggplant, a bread base can be replaced with raw breads made with pumpkin, nuts, or anything you wish to experiment with and imagine. As for the cheese, it's possible to substitute feta with a raw cheese made with cashew nuts, but this recipe is much more delicious with a simple light spread of white miso paste.
So here is my delicious recipe:
- 1 Eggplant
- 1 Tomato
- 1 Cucumber
- 5 leaves of Basil
- 1 Tbs White Miso
- 1 Tbs Apple vinegar
- Slice Eggplant and Tomato, and then dehydrate them at 105 ° F for 10 hours.
- Slice Cucumber.
- Blend White Miso and Apple vinegar until smooth.
- Spread the Miso-Vinegar mix on the Eggplant.
- Make layers with the Eggplant, Tomato, Cucumber and Basil.
- Smile and enjoy!
Raw food is actually an essential part of the human diet. Most people just get a very limited amount of raw food in their diet through small and infrequent side salads, but there are good reasons to change this by eating more raw.
The enzymes in your body have two purposes – digestion and metabolism. When your food is cooked all the enzymes in it get destroyed, and so the work of digestion is entirely handed over to the enzymes at work in your body. When they are all put to work digesting, they are less capable of helping with your metabolism, which leads to problems with being overweight, tiredness, and a variety of other complications.
If you want to maintain a good metabolism and you want to keep healthy and slim, it is recommended to eat raw food that is not heated over 120 ° F, as that is the temperature at which the food enzymes and many of the nutrients in the food perish.
For this reason, it is recommended to increase your intake of raw foods, and there are many great and delicious recipes out there with which you can do that!