Helpful Tips on Preparing and Modifying Earth Diet Recipes

Oct 27, 2020

When living The Earth Diet lifestyle, you will be able to find all of the ingredients for recipes in your local supermarket, farmers’ markets, an organic supermarket, or online. Always choose fresh, organic produce for your meals whenever possible. Organic fruits, nuts, roots, vegetables, herbs, and spices, which by definition are grown chemical-free, provide us with the best nutrition. If possible, grow your own food, too!

Use these recipes as a base. Make them work for you. The Earth Diet recipes should be considered improvisational. They are designed to be a base, so feel free to alter them to suit your personal preference. Add more or less of something to make it to your liking: more sweetener or more salt and cayenne pepper to make recipes spicier. Check out the different variations I’ve suggested and get creative with your own.

Every recipe is loaded with nutrition and designed to provide the body with many health benefits. All are nourishing for the body because they provide essential nutrients, vitamins, minerals, antioxidants, omega fatty acids, and powerful phytonutrients that our bodies need to thrive at an optimum level.

Every recipe is designed to provide our bodies with the most nutrition per bite and per calorie.

The recipes are divided between those for vegans and meat-eaters. Vegan recipes use entirely plant-based ingredients, nuts, seeds, herbs, and spices. These are split between raw vegan recipes and cooked vegan recipes. The meat-eaters recipes not only use meat but also use foods like eggs. Meat eaters can and should eat the vegan recipes 70 percent or more of the time.

I tried my best to accommodate every type of eater because I want everyone to be as healthy as possible. Some vegans have expressed anger that I include meat recipes in my offerings—they believe it is never healthy. I grew up eating meat every day as a child because my family did not know to do any differently. Now that I live The Earth Diet lifestyle, I only eat organic and free-range meat, poultry, or fish once a week. The Earth Diet encourages a majority raw vegan, plant-based lifestyle, however, no one gets left behind, and I do have a lot of readers who choose to eat meat.

Vegans can adapt the meat-eaters recipes by replacing the suggested meat with more vegetables. For example, the Beef Stir Fry is delicious as a Vegetable Stir Fry. Use chunks of eggplant instead of chicken in the recipe for Chicken Nuggets and they easily become Eggplant Nuggets.

It is essential for those who do eat meat always to choose organic, free-range meat. Otherwise, you risk contaminating your body with hormones, antibiotics, and GMOs, none of which is accepted when you’re on The Earth Diet.

Of the desserts, some are raw vegan and others are cooked vegan. All are strictly vegan unless you use raw honey, which is considered a product of an animal: the bee. Use maple syrup to keep desserts entirely vegan. Agave is both raw and vegan, however, it is not recommended in my recipes, as the manufacturing process it goes through is not as “clean” as the process for maple syrup and honey to be made

When making your desserts and beverages, follow this rule of thumb: The cleanest, best source of natural sweetness (in terms of providing the body with the most nutrients) are dates, then maple syrup, then raw honey, then coconut sugar, then stevia, and lastly agave. Use whichever sweetener feels right for you when making your own version of these recipes.

When juicing, remember that you can use The Earth Diet recipes for the listed health benefits, and you can also make up your own combination for a juice. Juice any fruit or vegetable that you feel like drinking! Add ingredients to your juice machine and drink for cellular nutrition.

If you have a nut allergy, you can substitute sunflower seeds or hemp seeds whenever a recipe calls for nuts. Use the same measurements for seeds as what you would for nuts.