Raw sauerkraut avocado sandwich for lunch, please

by Lori and Michelle on November 16, 2009

Theme week: Holiday meals

Good evening friends,

Well I would love to say that today was a great day… I mean the sun was finally out, got a good workout in, got orders done and things ready for the week. Though, I had a break down again… who am I kidding I have one everyday. My depression is still lingering around. The funny thing is that it feels like Michelle and I have switched roles. Now I am the one struggling to be happy and she is doing her best to cheer me up!

Why the break downs: well I thought my skin was finally clearing up but these past two days it seems to have gotten worse again. :( I am not sure what I did different with my diet or exercise to have led me here again. Grrrr. Anyways sorry for my rant. I had to get it off my chest… they say that is the best thing to do.

Ok… enough of the emotional stuff.

Twins Workout:

6 mile run (finished in 57 minutes)

45 minutes of power vinyasa flow from yogadownload

Twins Eats:

Bk- green smoothie

Pre-workout snack- our raw chocolate coffee (water, carob, lucuma, mesquite, cacao, dates, coconut oil)

Post-workout snack- hemp protein shake with chorella, maca, and stevia

Lunch: raw sauerkraut avocado sandwich

Done two different ways

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Dinner- green smoothie

Dessert: warm pumpkin milk with spices

Now time for our theme week day one of holiday meals!

Today Michelle and I got to play in the kitchen with some holiday recipes that we used to eat cooked and wanted to see if we could re-create them raw. And here is what we created:

Pure2Raw Recipe: Raw roasted veggies


  • 1 beet, skinned
  • half white onion
  • 2 garlics
  • 1 carrot, skinned
  • 1 acorn squash
  • 3-4 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 tsp dried rosemary
  • 1/2 tsp thyme
  • 1/2 tsp sage
  • 1 tsp salt


Clean all veggies and gather all other ingredients

Time to start cutting all the veggies

Thinly slice carrots

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Next thinly slice beets (don’t you just love our beets stain everything)

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Finishing slicing the remaining of veggies and then toss them all into a bowl

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Than add your olive oil, garlic, and spices. Toss to coat!

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Take your veggie mixture and spread onto dehydrator tray

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Let these veggies dehydrate till soft. We did our overnight. Remember they will shrink in size!

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And that is it for that recipe. Once they get to your desired texture they are ready to go. Place on a plate and enjoy!

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Pure2Raw Recipe: Second up –Raw creamy Spinach


  • about 1 lb of spinach
  • 4 tbsp hemp milk or any non- dairy milk of your choice
  • 6 tbsp hemp seeds
  • 1 small zucchini, lightly skinned
  • 1 tbsp coconut butter
  • 2 tbsp nutritional yeast
  • 1 tsp lemon juice, more for wilting down spinach
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 garlic
  • 1 tsp dried basil
  • pinch nutmeg


Place spinach in large bowl.

Gather remaining ingredients and grab blender.

Place hemp milk – we like to use Living harvest unsweetened vanilla

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and hemp seeds into blender.

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And blend together for a few seconds.

Next add in your garlic ( now you can peel off the skin of garlic) We used our garlic press to do the work.

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Next zucchini

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We lightly skinned ours ( we did this because we did not want the sauce to turn green)

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Into the blender it goes…

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Blend till nice and creamy

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And volia you have youself a delicious creamy dressing for your spinach!

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Time to dress up the spinach

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Here is when you get messy

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Now all you have to do is start massaging the spinach with your hands till it starts to wilt down. You can add a little bit more lemon juice to help.

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Add more sauce when it gets about wilted down

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And that is it. Time to plate up! We topped ours with a little bit more hemp seeds.

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Now for the finale… drum roll please….

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If you are looking for more of the cooked route here is what I recommend: roast the veggies in your oven at 350 for about 30 minutes or till tender. And for the spinach you can sauté the spinach up some before adding the sauce.

Till next time,

The Twins


{ 9 comments… read them below or add one }

VeggieGirl November 16, 2009 at 6:12 pm


Contact me anytime if you need some cheering up.

Averie (LoveVeggiesAndYoga) November 16, 2009 at 6:49 pm

Love the tutorial type photos!
And beets, love them. Hate the red factor! I wear gloves when I cut them or else I am stained for days and my daughter is like mommy what’s on your hands LOL

Earth Mother – In The Raw November 16, 2009 at 7:52 pm

I could do some serious damage to that Avo-Kraut sandwich. Sheesh, now I’m not gonna be able to stop thinking about it. Beautiful homemade kraut, ladies!

Have you ever read this article by Dawn Sorace, posted on Raw Model? – Acne Sucks. Period. Extensive information and inspiration.

Maggie November 17, 2009 at 7:46 am

I totally sympathize with the skin thing. Mine is so temperamental! Hope you feel better soon.

JessicaR November 17, 2009 at 10:49 am

I’m so sorry you had a bad day! I suffer from bad skin too and get so upset sometimes. I have a lot of scarring as well which is also frustrating :( Hang in there — maybe it is detox from your colonics?

Ingrid November 17, 2009 at 11:46 am


Lori November 17, 2009 at 12:48 pm

We all have little breakdowns once and a while.. I think that they are our little way of “cleansing” some emotional stuff.
On a side note, I am a consultant for a team of dermatologists, and I have been using “Unblemish” for my acne- which is now non-existent. It is the only product that has worked! I love it. Unblemish if you are interested. I’m not trying to “plug” anything here but it is my savior when it comes to skin.

And on another side note, the raw roasted veggies look SO GOOD!! :)

Pure2 November 17, 2009 at 4:58 pm

thanks for the tip on that acne product that has worked for you. I will check it out! :)

Sammy February 29, 2012 at 12:34 am

They look extremely good but I just don’t know if this one really comes with a great palatable taste. But there’s only one thing for sure and that is it can make you look fabulous for this food are completely filled with nutrients and minerals that helps strengthens your body.
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