--- The Vegetarian Travel Guide



Conscious Eating
- Living Food Recipes -


These recipes are taken from Conscious Eating, by Dr. Gabriel Cousens, M.D. Dr. Cousens is a Holistic physician, psychiatrist, nutritionist, Reiki master, an author of two other popular books: Spiritual Nutrition and the Rainbow Diet & Seven Fold Peace.



Entering the winter months, most of us are naturally attracted to eating more calorie rich, heat-supplying foods to keep warm. The following recipes allow us to continue to eat unfired "raw foods" and still keep warm! In the recipes below, use organically grown ingredients as much as possible; also, use the purest water possible since chemically treated tap water is not good for one's health.


Three Nut Carrot Loaf



(For superior nutritional content, organically grown, if possible)

3/4 cup raw walnuts

1/2 cup raw hulled sunflower seeds

1/4 cup pine nuts (also called pignolias)

1/2 large avocado

1 1/2 grated carrots

1 cup parsley

1 tsp. black pepper

1 clove of garlic or 1/2 tsp. sun-dried garlic (onion may be used in

instead of garlic)

1 cup of sprouts (lentil, mung bean or mixed variety that can be

purchased at the supermarket.)

1/2 red or yellow pepper




1) Soak nuts and seeds for 12 hours and rinse. (Throw away soak water.)

2) Blend all ingredients until slightly chunky

3) Mold creatively into the shape of your choice

4) Garnish with red and yellow pepper slices

5) Optional choice is to wrap the final product in individually wrapped

nori seaweed to make a roll. Nori can be purchased at oriental groceries

and health food stores.



This recipe is for 2-4 people. In East Indian Ayurvedic system, this

recipe is balancing for vata types, neutral for kapha types, and

somewhat unbalancing for pitta types. For those who are consciously

working with acid/alkaline balance, this recipe is neutral to slightly

acid in composition.



Veggie Pate




1 cup soaked sunflower seeds

1/2 cup chopped broccoli

1/2 cup chopped carrots

1/4 bunch cilantro

1 Tb. lemon juice

1 clove garlic or 1/2 tsp. of sun-dried garlic

1 Tb. mellow miso



1) Add all ingredients to a blender (except the miso) and blend until


2) Add miso and mix with large spoon.

3) Mold into a form that makes one happy.



In the East Indian Ayurvedic system, this recipe is balancing to all

types, except that a Kapha type might modify the recipe by reducing the

amount of miso in half. This recipe is alkalinizing and is good for all

seasons. Recipe is for 2-4 people.



Tri-dosha Grain Smoothie


Makes one serving




2 oz. of hulled raw oat groats

2 oz. of hulled raw buckwheat groats

1 tsp of flaxseed

1 tsp sunflower seed

1 banana (optional)



1) Soak oats for at least 48 hours. You may change the soak water once

if desired.

2) Soak sunflower, flaxseed and buckwheat groats for 12 hours

3) Pour off all soak water and discard

4) Rinse seeds and grains (and optional banana) and blend to smooth


5) This recipe can be taken at room temperature or warmed slightly by

pouring into a sauce pan and heated slightly.





In the East Indian Ayurvedic system, this recipe is good for all

constitutional types.




Festivity Spiritual Nutrition Fruit Seed Pie



Seed Crust (to be molded into a 9 inch pie pan)

3 cups of pre-soaked sunflower seeds

1 cup of pitted dates or soaked raisins. Any variety of dates will be fine with the possible exception of "bread" dates&emdash;which are generally too dry.


Directions for Seed Crust:

Using a food processor (Cuisinart, etc.) with a very little amount of

apple juice, mix all the ingredients into a smooth paste-like

consistency. Mold this crust into pie pan.


Fruit Filler

Use whatever fruit is available. Bananas is a good thickening fruit to use with any of your other fruit. When blended with the other fruit and a few ounces of apple juice, four medium sized bananas will provide the base of your pie fruit filler.




1) Blend well and pour over the crust just before serving. Make the filling about 1/2 inch deep.

2) Decorate the top of the poured pie filling with artistically cut and arranged pieces of fruit. Another tasty form of decoration is to pour another mixture of blended fruit to add another level to your pie filler.




In the East Indian Ayurvedic system, this recipe is balancing for Vata types and neutral for Pittas and Kaphas. It is also alkalinizing and appropriate for all seasons of the year, especially festive occasions.



Avocado Sea Dressing for Salads




1 ripe avocado

1/2 cup lemon juice

1 clove garlic or 1/2 tsp. of sun-dried garlic

1 Tb. of caraway seeds

1 tsp of ginger powder or quarter-sized, 1/2 inch of fresh ginger

1/4 cup soaked sesame seeds (soak overnight)




Blend all the ingredients to a smooth consistency and serve over salad of your choice.



©1997 Gabriel Cousens, M.D.