Italian Raw Food Recipe for Pasta Primavera – The Renegade Health Show Episode #442

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We have more from Rev. George Malkmus tomorrow…

Today, we have an AWESOME Italian raw food recipe for Pasta Primavera using kelp noodles. Kelp noodles are fun to add to your raw kitchen ’cause they give you that pasta feel without the calorie explosion. LOL!

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Here’s the Recipe:

Italian Raw Food Recipe for Pasta Primavera

1 package Kelp Noodles, rinsed and soaked for 20 mins in 1 3/4 cups of water and 1/4 cup lemon juice (this helps the kelp noodles break down a bit to be more manageable.)
1 1/2 tablespoons olive oil
2 – 3 cloves minced garlic
1/3 cup chopped onion
2 teaspoon dried oregano (fresh if you have it)
1/2 a large zucchini sliced and quartered
5 large mushrooms, sliced
1/4 cup red or orange (or both!) bell pepper, chopped coarsely
2 medium roma tomatoes chopped coarsely
20+ fresh basil leaves, torn into pieces (2 teaspoons fry if you can’t get fresh)
several dashes of salt

Vegan Parmesan (can purchase at Whole Foods or can make your own):

5 brazil nuts
1 TBSP nutritional yeast
Sea Salt to taste

Marinate the veggies in oil and garlic for 1 hour, if you like you may place them in the dehydrator at 115 degrees for one hour to soften up and help bring out the flavors. Combine all together in large serving bowl. When ready to serve, sprinkle vegan parmesan on top.


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  1. Tiff says:

    What kind of olive oil is that? I bought Bariani but it doesn’t say “organic” on it so I’m kindof confused.

  2. Suz says:

    Miracle Noodles ( are soooooo much better and tastier than kelp noodles. They are made with konjac, a fiber. They only have three grams of carbs and no calories. They also come in such cool shapes. They are good with any sauce and take in the flavor of the food you are serving. They are also great in soups.

  3. Frances says:

    Agave… also I used to eat those “0 Fat” things like yogurt, or “Weight Watchers” bread which was all modified to be low carb – and as “good” as brown bread …. hmmm… none of those items are real food, and who knows how the body truly interacts with them

  4. Toni Kaste says:

    Milk, wheat pasta, cheese, yogurt, baby formula, turkey hotdogs, wheat thins, breakfast cereals, shell fish,some procesed foods(like Healthy Choice frozen dinners), we were TOTALLY SNOWED! We thought all of these were healthy, now we know better!

  5. Sonya says:

    M-m-m looks yummy!! I will make it for my family this week.

  6. DebB says:

    Another vote for agave nectar (whaaa!)

    Thank you Giannis for today’s recipe! It looks so good.

    Debbie *Ăś*

  7. Well, growing up it was liver, kidneys, chicken, tuna, sardines, spam, macaroni,canned spinach, pie, ice cream, milk, margarine, etc. I have to say though that my mother made the most awesome blueberry, rhubarb and apple pies. She also made apple jelly, and strawberry jam. Just feeling a bit nostalgic as my mother is now in heaven & I do miss her, especially more around the holidays.

    In later years, not that long ago, I thought soy milk,tofu and veggie burgers were super healthy.

    Great recipe. Blessings to the 3 of you.

  8. Peg says:

    Those fat free sugary cookies, cakes, etc. Entenmann’s, I think. That stuff played a big role in messing up the health of many people. And it is still available–sheesh!

    Tang (blushing–like 30 years ago)

    Agave–me too.

    I am looking forward to trying out the pasta recipe–I have some kelp noodles on hand. At first I thought they tasted kind of funky so am glad to know about the soaking first–helps a lot

  9. Cindylee says:

    My mom said, Skippy Peanut Butter on white bread with a tall glass of milk…ugh!
    The Noodle Primavira looks great! My mouth is watering…

  10. Alicia says:


  11. Sharon says:

    Loaded question! I used to eat virtually anything, then switched to organic anything.

    How about organic sugar? Cooked applesauce, pie and other cooked fruits. Reading Fit For Life was a real eye opener about dairy products, then seeing a weekend program with Dr. Richard Schultze woke me up about all cooked foods.

    Seems like there’s not much outside of raw fruits and vegetables that is truly healthy. A few seeds and nuts, seaweed.

  12. Molly says:

    I always thought eating one serving of vegetables at a meal, usually cooked, was healthy. After all, my mom *always* had a vegetable for dinner, green beans, corn, peas, mixed veg. Didn’t matter it was cooked to mush, it was still a vegetable!

  13. Kathleen says:

    Sugar free Tab and Fresca…showed up in the early seventies when I was a kid and it was the only pop my mom would buy because it was HEALTHY!

  14. john says:

    No Meat ,dairy,sugar,grains,cooking.More vegetables, sea vegetables ,fruit in moderation(natural sugar),grains soaked or sprouted,nuts,seeds.Natural fats if needed avocados,nuts.Water (nano size) Enjoyed you having the honor in interviewing Pastor Malkmus. I Will look forward to next interview tomorrow. Ann Marie your kelp noodles looks indeed savory.

  15. Carrie says:

    Hi! Thanks for the great recipes! Do kelp noodles taste fishy? Is the texture somewhat similar to wheat pasta? Also, I’m new to the idea of raw eating. I need fast easy, simple recipes and examples of daily menus. Do you have suggestions for one or two books that are a must-have? Thanks!

  16. Wanda says:

    Whole wheat, whole grains – they weren’t soaked, and little did we know they weren’t good for us then, and they aren’t good for us now. I got to the point where 3 days after eating any kind of wheat, I felt like I wanted to die. I don’t eat it any more. The gluten free grains I eat now, I soak, and, they are infrequent items in my diet.

  17. rhyzome says:

    let zhe of wisdom answer this cosmic mystery of mysteries: why is kelp green, yet kelp noodles are white?

    who is the master who makes the seagrass greenwhitegreen?

  18. Andrea says:

    I use to think healthy food was whole wheat bread, chicken, ceasar salad with a little whole grain crutons. I use to think eating everything in moderation couldn’t hurt…but I was wrong. That thought never worked anyways, because moderation was a hard dicipline to master. Now I see raw foods are the healthiest and i’ve developed a like for them. When I was a kid I was a Kraft dinner, white bread and margirine JUNKIE! lol…never would have thought I’d go raw! But I did and it rocks!

  19. B&E says:

    Kelp Noodles!
    I’ve heard they are not Raw.

  20. Charlotte says:

    hmm, Any product of food science… the 100 calorie snacks drive me crazy! It’s crazy that people actually think that it’s healthy… other things include milk,frozen meals, whole wheat bread and other whole wheat products, store bought juice…
    Good show!

  21. Claudia says:

    Whole grain breads, whole wheat pastas, yogurt, natural peanut butter, soy anything, eggs, store bought fruit juices

  22. Christi says:

    Cooking with olive oil, canola oil, or vegetable oil..chicken breast, turkey bacon/burgers/etc…fat free dairy products, soy products, egg whites, peanut butter, pasteurized juice, processed cereal from a box (i.e., bran flakes)..

    I have a question for Kevin and Annmarie. I’m just getting into juicing. I have a cheap juicer (Hamilton Beach), but I’d like to get a better one. My colon hydrotherapist recommended a Breville model, but I read on a couple sites that its important to use a masticating juicer that has a slow motor like the ones made my Greenstar or Omega. These juicers tend to be more expensive, is it worth the investment? What do you guys use?

  23. Merri says:

    Vegan baked goods! So many people push veganized SAD foods that aren’t that much better for you in the end! Who cares if a cupcake is vegan? It will still clog your body in the end!

  24. elle.b says:

    Agave! I really liked you and I thought you were so good for me but boy was I wrong. You broke my heart, how will I ever trust another sweetener again? Le sigh…

  25. Nancy Zare says:

    That’s an easy question to answer: MILK! Even now advertisements with celebrities bombard the media promoting the virtues of dairy products. They’re loaded with hormones. Anyone who needs more information visit

  26. Nancy Zare says:

    To B&E,
    Kelp noodles are raw.

  27. Jill says:

    That’s a very interesting recipe. I never knew you could make “cheese” from nuts and that kelp noodles were clear/white and not green! LOL As far as foods that I thought were healthy but aren’t…I guess granola would be one, I read that it can have a lot of sugar in it.

  28. Dawni says:

    What did we think was healthy…

    That four square Standard American Diet. My body always rejected the Milk and Meat. Finally, my sweet parents realized they were wasting time giving me meat.

    Then — cheese and bread became my thing. I loved veggies but their preparation included lots of margarine. It was considered healthy food.

    Today things change daily even within — I received an email yesterday saying mangosteen was a big scam.

    My goal is to consume 85% or more gently handled, straight from the vine, just moments to hours of being eaten. living foods. Along with tonic herb teas and spring water.

    See ya tomorrow in the Inner Circle!


  29. Isabelle says:

    I made yummy parmesan cheese … almost the same recipe as yours but mine called for garlic instead of the yeast … it was amazing! I love the kelp noodles, and this dish sounds delcious!
    This is my first time leaving a comment so i hope it worked!
    Thank you for the great show … i love your show. I have been watching it ever since i found it!

  30. Sophia says:

    Looks so good, great idea!

  31. Deanna says:

    Agave, me too. Thanks for the show.

  32. bethany says:

    used to think orange juice (minute maid) was healthy, also soy foods and peanuts/peanut butter

  33. Nicole says:

    I used to eat banana chips by the handful in university. Didn’t realize they were fried and sweetened, just thought, “they are bananas thus good for me!” Also, cottage cheese, turkey hot dogs, and protein bars.

  34. Nicole says:

    Off topic but I noticed your new products available and I think the RH shirt you have is very cute but is there anyway you could show what the sizes are like? Could Ann Marie wear one or show the different sizes? I just don’t want to order one and have it be waaayyyy off:-)

  35. roots says:

    My question is the same as Rhyzome’s. All the kelp I have seen is green or brown. Didn’t realisie the lemon was so potent!

  36. Roberta says:

    I was snowed by the soy products craze and even fed them to my young children. Wish I knew then what I know now.

  37. Susie says:

    Wheaties and skim milk, aka gluten and nonfood. Oh the horror!!

  38. Deborah Gordon says:

    WOOHOO!! I’m going to make that recipe RIGHT NOW! Looks like it could be my new favorite meal. Thank you. I used to eat bran muffins for breakfast thinking they so healthy and shake my head at the people around me eating bagels and cereal. HA I would use a butter substitute also because I thought it was healthier than butter.

  39. Heidi says:

    SOY…scary stuff

  40. Leam says:

    I used to eat protein bars, like Powerbar, after a workout or as a meal replacement. They tasted awful and I never felt very well after eating it but they were good for me – right?!
    I used to have a little shaker of dried kelp flakes. They were a dark brown/green color. How are kelp noodles made to be almost white? Are they just made from alginate derived from kelp? I’m just curious – it seems kelp is quite nutritious but I’m now a little leery of packaged/processed “health food”.

  41. Tyra McMahon says:

    I just can’t stomach kelp noodles or any sea vegetable except Nori. The smell and taste makes me gag every time. I think I will try your recipe with zucchinni.

  42. Grace says:

    Once upon a time, I thought a BIG MAC was healthy because it had all the “food groups” in it. I also felt good about eating Captain Crunch and Froot Loops because they were “fortified”. Eeek!

    Then I evolved into thinking that everything in the health food store/grocery was healthy. That included cookies, chips, puddings, microwaveable meals, super sweet boxed cereals, granola bars, etc.

    And then….(sniffle, sniffle) AGAVE.

    You guys are enlightening! Cheers!

  43. Beth says:

    Oh no – Captain Crunch! I saw that in the store the other day and just had to read the ingredient list. Ugh!

    I used to think so many foods were “healthy”. If only I had stayed with my healthy eating after reading “Fit for Life” (back in the 80s) I would be much better off. The journey sure has been interesting though.

    Thanks for another great episode of ‘In the Kitchen’. I’m going to try this recipe and with the Kelp noodles in my pantry. I didn’t know about soaking them with an acidic food, and I’m excited to taste the difference.

  44. alice says:

    I actually used to think milk was healthy!

  45. Geri says:

    Anne Marie your cooking shows are my favorite! Shh don’t tell Kevin! lol
    I love this recipe and love kelp noodles and will most definitely try this!
    I used to think soy was good! Boy, are we all fooled!
    thanks again!

  46. Cindy (Sydney, Australia) says:

    Wholemeal/ wholegrain bread and pasta, low fat dairy, peanuts, canola oil, soy products and tofu, lean meat are things I used to think were healthy.
    I have 2 questions:

  47. Cindy (Sydney, Australia) says:

    Sorry hit the wrong button.
    First do kelp noodles taste like seafood, salty? I don’t eat any type of seafood and yesterday bought & opened a packet of Nori (seaweed) sheets to try and was sickened just by the smell. Tried a tiny bit and it stayed with me all day. was not good.
    Second , did you soak and dry the brazil nuts and is this a process you tend to do or believe in? Or is it that you don’t soak things that you grind as i have read that the grinding process breaks down the enzyme inhibitors. Your thoughts would be appreciated.

  48. PE says:

    So kelp noodles is/are ‘raw’. But is it maple syrup ‘raw’ or agave nectar ‘raw’ or white Stevia ‘raw’ or what?
    Lessee, rilly raw kelp has 43 calories and lotsa water, and this dry stuff has 6 calories, about 15%. How odd. Real kelp is brownish, and I’ve seen 2 pix of KN, one green (from green tea gunpowdered?), one blank looking. Ingredients kelp (invisible), sodium alginate (yum), water (coals to Newcastle?).
    Verdict: more raw junk food. Enjoy!

  49. Wonda says:

    Agave, prepared Vegan meats, Silk soy milk, and whole grain pastas to name a few.

    Great recipe!

  50. Marie1225 says:


    That recipe sounds wonderful! I am going to try that most definitely soon! Thank you so much for sharing it. I grew up in an Italian family as well with pasts quite frequently.

    I would say that something I used to eat that I actually thought was good for me as a source of protein was cheese. Especially in an Italian family where cheese surrounds all things, I was told it was good for me.

    Thank you again for having Rev. Malkus on the show. I’m not sure where you guys are with Jesus or God, but I just have to tell you how much He loves you. If you ever have any questions, please email me. Once I accepted Jesus as my Lord and Savior my life has never been the same.

    God Bless you,


  51. Marie1225 says:

    Annmarie, Kevin, and Everyone,

    I have some questions that have been brewing. I’ve heard that the following things are bad for us, but I can’t find on the net why:

    Peanuts/peanut butter (even organic)

    Could you please tell me why?


  52. Marie1225 says:


    Can I use almonds instead of Brazil nuts for the cheese? Brazil nuts are really expensive.


  53. Jasmine Leigh says:

    I used to eat EAS low carb bars and drink the low carb drinks. I also ate large amounts of meat (beef and chicken). Now when I eat meat my stomache rebels for 2 days.

  54. Joan says:

    I have been a vegetarian most of my adult life and thought dairy/eggs/soy and whole grains were healthy foods – wow, have I learned a lot in the last year or so! Keep up the good work!!!

  55. Jasmine says:




    Soy cheeses

    all the imitation meats, processed soy protein

    canned soups (canned anything)

    diet sodas

    Snackwells cookies!

  56. Vita says:

    Soy, in all the many forms it comes in!

  57. Yogurt and milk and eggs and bread and all boiled veggies and stuff like that. Typical norwegian ‘healthy’ diets. Well i suppose once upon a time i also thought meat was healthy but thats too long ago so i cant remember..

    This looks like an awesome recipe, trying to locate some kelp noodles here where i live in australia, not successful so far, but not giving up.
    Cause kelp is awesome all around.. :]

  58. Courtney says:

    Soy milk. Unfortunately, my family and I drank this for years before I learned it wasn’t good to have regularly for growing children… or adults!

    Great recipe! I will make this for my family this week, as well. Thanks~

  59. Florence says:

    cheese, tofu and now agave! I though that raw agave was good. Is it true?

  60. John says:

    Yummers!!! Think I’ll make this 2night!!! I used to think peanut butter (skippies), cow milk, dead animals of any kind, diet soda, and energy bars were good for you. Ha!

  61. Aline says:

    Thankyou Kevin. This is great information. I got lost in finding out which watersystem is best to buy but all it comes down to is to focus on pure water and enough waterdense and mineralized vegatables to combine it with :-). Thanks again for the simplicit but important information you put in this video and on your website.

  62. Laura says:

    Packaged Soy milk, rice milk.
    Nice recipe. Thanks.

  63. Lori says:

    wish all these foods werent so expensive. Its hard to stay on raw food or whole food diet when you dont have the money! Do kelp noodles have a strong kelp taste?

  64. Lori says:

    ohhhhhhh, through research online for what foods to eat and not eat when you are hypothryoid, i came across some info that soy is badddddddd for your thyroid!! Its actually just not good for you! It is a good natural pesticide though!!!

  65. Christine says:

    I thought Bragg’s Aminos was healthy until several months back…I found out not only does it have MSG and lots of sodium, it is also whole aminos that we are not suppose to be eating…We are suppose to eat foods that break down and form amino acids…Eating many aminos at one time is not healthy for the body…

  66. Diane says:

    Can someone please tell me why agave is bad for you? I didn’t know that.

  67. Janette says:

    ok, guys, I am new to this……I have read a bunch of your comments, along with ques. How do we find where the answer to these questions are printed? I need to read the answers to the questions in the comments….please, someone help me?
    and also, I do have a ques. Onions and garlic are good for us, right? also, is agave bad?? and why? and what is a good soy substitute?? actually, a long time ago, I used to buy Braggs liquid aminos as a soy substitute, but is there something better?

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