Ulrika Davidsson’s book Raw Food Detox is a beautifully-illustrated collection of raw recipes, many of them vegan or easily turned vegan, that can be made with minimal time and effort. Davidsson is a nutritionist and busy mom of two who knows firsthand the health benefits of raw foods as well as how to conveniently fit them into a family’s lifestyle. One of our favorite recipes is the Tricolor Cauliflower Curry, but you’ll find over 100 other raw recipes for every meal of the day. From smoothies and detox juices to satisfying yet ultra-healthy breakfast, lunch, dinner, and dessert recipes, Davidsson gives us a delicious compendium of dishes to better our health and boost our vitality.
Tricolor Cauliflower Curry
Recipe adapted from Raw Food Detox (Skyhorse Publishing, May 2012) by Ulrika Davidsson.
- 1/2 white cauliflower, cut into small florets
- 1/3 purple cauliflower, cut into small florets*
- 1/3 green cauliflower, cut into small florets*
- 1 onion, finely chopped
- 1 garlic clove, minced
- 1 tablespoon grated fresh ginger
- 1 tablespoon canola oil
- 1 (14.5-ounce) can coconut milk
- 1 tablespoon red curry paste
- 1 tablespoon agave (the original recipe calls for honey)
- Juice of 1 lime
- Salt and white pepper to taste
- 1/2 cup cashews
- 1 head lettuce, torn
- Place cauliflower together in a medium bowl.
- In a large skillet, saute the onion, garlic, and ginger in the oil over medium heat for a couple of minutes.
- Add coconut milk, curry, agave, lime juice, salt and white pepper, and bring to a simmer. Simmer for 5 minutes.
- Add cauliflower and continue cooking for a few minutes more.
- Roast cashews in a dry skillet over medium heat until toasted.
- Line the bottom of 4 dinner plates with lettuce.
- Divide the cauliflower mixture among the dinner plates and top with roasted nuts. Serve immediately.
Editor’s note: Davidsson’s Raw Food Detox recipes may not be viewed as “raw” by raw purists, but I actually find her recipes intriguing because I’m not into cleanses and detox diets that advocate juicing-only regimes or advocate meal plans that a busy mom with a hungry family will find excruciatingly challenging (where’s the fun in that?).