Monday, August 27, 2007

Raw Food Dictionary

Biscotti - A dry, crunchy Italian cookie used for dipping into coffee or red wine
Compote - A chilled dish of fresh fruit marinated in a sweet syrup.
Crudites- Raw vegetables used as an appetizer dish, usually carrot sticks, pepper strips and celery sticks.
Crumble - A British dessert in which raw fruit is topped with a crumbly mixture. Also a crisp.
Gazpacho-A refreshing, summertime, uncooked soup usually made from a pureed mixture of fresh tomatoes, sweet bell peppers, onions, celery, cucumber and garlic.
Granita-Italian for ice. It’s a frozen mixture of water, a sweetener and some sort of liquid flavoring, like fruit juice or wine.
Nama Shoyu - A raw unpasteurized soy sauce.
Panna Cotta- A light, eggless custard served with fruit or chocolate sauce.
Parfait- The dessert is layers of fruit and cream, served in parfait glasses.
Sweet Syrup - A solution of agave nectar and water or add agave nectar to any berry and let sit for a few hours. The liquid that settles on the bottom is the syrup.
Whole Flaxseeds