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Grind, Pound, Mash and Roll

Everyone loves the sweet flavor and aroma of freshly baked gingerbread that's just come out of the oven. The smell is what usually entices us to eat them. Unfortunately the same cannot be said for Raw Gingerbread Cookies although they do taste quite good. Honest; they really do!

We want to introduce you to  Raw Gingerbread Cookies because ginger is extremely beneficial in promoting good health. This remarkable little herb is so rich in anti-oxidant, anti-inflammatory and anti-cancer properties which aid many of the disorders we humans tend to suffer from. Ginger has been used as a traditional medicine as well as a spice throughout the world in many cultures over the years. Immature ginger has a juicy texture with a mild, sweet spicy taste or if matured it becomes fibrous and stronger in flavor.

Perhaps there is something to this relatively new "raw food" movement and philosophy worth considering. It's beginning to appear that most of the population is eating themselves into an early grave. Why? Because we prefer the taste and texture of cooked foods over the benefits of eating raw ones! Why not try some vegan gingerbread cookies for yourself? As I stated, they are delicious.

So for a change, put down that box of oreos for a bit, and try a raw cookie instead since it will be full of helpful nutrients and is definitely a much healthier option. Let's face it, Neanderthals lived without cooked food and were most likely much healthier than many people these days. They didn't suffer any of the chronic illnesses that are so wide spread today as a result of eating foods that have been cooked and so over processed, that it removes much of its nutritional value. Our cooked food is literally killing us.  At minimum it's making us sick.

Forget ovens and microwaves; instead get the brainwaves fired up by looking for some healthy raw food recipes! Check out these Raw Gingerbread Cookies. These tasty treats may require you to drink a very large glass of water or two due to the dehydration of the ingredients.

These cookies couldn't be simpler to make as they are a simple mixture of:
1 cup shredded coconut
1 cup Ground walnuts
10 Dates
1/2 cup Ground flax seeds
1/2 tsp. Vanilla
1/4 tsp. Nutmeg
1/4 tsp. Cloves
1 Tbs. Cinnamon
Pinch Salt
1 Tbs. Shredded Ginger

Method:Throw all of the ingredients into your food processor and mix, grind or mash till really gooey! Form into cookies and leave to dehydrate for around ten hours.

Raw foods may be a bit of a hit and miss with children, but persevere by trying out different recipes like apple and strawberry pie. Delicious! The kids will love it.

Oh and by the way did you know that ginger also has aphrodisiac properties? Now you do.

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