Date Dill Slaw : A Raw Food Recipe from Raw Chef Brenda Cobb

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Brenda Cobb’s raw food recipe for Date Dill Slaw, from her book ‘The Living Foods Lifestyle.’

Date Dill Slaw – A Raw Recipe from Brenda Cob

“I love this recipe because it is quick and easy, and the sweetness of the dates, tartness of the lemon juice, and savory flavor of the dill makes this the perfect combination of flavors to satisfy most any palate.”

Yields: 5 1/2 cups

Prep Time: 15 minutes

2 cups purple or green cabbage, chopped
1/2 cup carrots, chopped
1/2 cup yellow, orange, or red pepper, chopped
1/2 cup green onion with tops, chopped
1/2 cup olive oil
1/2 cup lemon juice
2 tsp Himalayan sea salt
2 Tbs dried dill, or 6 Tbs fresh dill
6 medjool dates pitted

In a food processor, chop the cabbage and carrots into chunky pieces and put in a large bowl. Then, chop the green onions and red pepper by hand and put in the bowl. Set aside.

Put the lemon juice, olive oil, sea salt, dates and dill into a different bowl. Mash the mixture so the dressing becomes creamy, but leave some of the dates in small chunks. Add the chopped vegetables and toss. Enjoy!

Brenda Cobb

Brenda Cobb

Brenda Cobb founded the Living Foods Institute in Atlanta, Georgia in September 1999 just seven months after she was diagnosed with breast and cervical cancer. She refused the surgery and chemotherapy that her doctor recommended because she had seen her own family members and friends diagnosed with the same type of cancers try the traditional treatments and fail. Brenda set out on a journey to explore a natural way of healing and discovered Raw and Living Foods and Detoxification. Brenda began her healing journey in February 1999 and by September 1999 she was disease-free. One of her medical doctors wrote the foreword to her first book, praising her for the healing protocol that she developed to help herself and others. Many doctors send their patients to Brenda’s Institute in Atlanta when other treatments have failed.

What began as the biggest challenge in Brenda’s life turned into a wonderful gift to humanity. Since opening the Living Foods Institute, Brenda has expanded her Healthy Lifestyle Course to help people heal on every level. She and her staff have trained thousands of people from all over the world with every type of disease – from Cancer, Diabetes, Heart Disease, Candida, Arthritis, Allergies, Asthma, AIDS and Lupus to Multiple Sclerosis, Bell’s Palsy, Depression, Migraine Headaches, Chronic Fatigue, Fibromyalgia and many more chronic and acute illnesses. She has spoken to many thousands of people around the world about the benefits of good nutrition and detoxification. In testimony after testimony, people have found relief from symptoms and complete healing from serious diseases by following Brenda’s Healthy Protocol.

To date she has written 10 books: The Living Foods Lifestyle®, Colon Cleansing For Optimum Health and 101 Raw and Living Food Recipes, Get Started Now For Good Health, The Living Foods Lifestyle Training Manual, Healing Fibroids, Endometriosis, Tumors and Cysts, A Plan For Health, Good Health Now, 33 Quick & Easy Organic Raw and Living Food Recipes, and Essential Oils Heal Body, Mind & Spirit. She also has a CD on the benefits of Raw and Living Foods and a Healthy Lifestyle. She has hosted her own radio show, Living Well on WGUN 1010AM in Atlanta, Georgia, where she has helped listeners learn about the benefits of good Lifestyle Habits. Along with the incredible Raw and Living Food recipes that Brenda is known for, the Emotional Healing Workshops that are included as a part of her training programs are so powerful that people say, “This course surpassed my wildest expectations for healing body, mind, spirit, mentally, spiritually and emotionally. It’s the best thing I’ve ever done for myself.”

She has appeared live on CNN, ABC, NBC, CBS, and FOX networks, as well as many cable stations giving advice on healthy eating and living. She has been a speaker at national and international conferences, festivals and expos and sought after for many radio and television appearances. As the Key Note Speaker at numerous health and body, mind, spirit expos and the International European Vegetarian Congress she has inspired hundreds of thousands of people to take back their power and claim the perfect health they were created to have.

She was awarded an Honorary Cultural Doctorate in Therapeutic Philosophy from the World University in September 2003. She was awarded the Phoenix Award by the City of Atlanta and numerous awards from other organizations for her work. Even though Brenda never makes promises about what her program will do for an individual, many say they have been healed through this amazing and inspiring woman’s work.

Brenda’s mission to help “Heal the World One Person at a Time” is being fulfilled every day as the internationally acclaimed Living Foods Institute is now known around the world. For more information, to book Brenda to come to your area or to receive more information about Brenda’s powerful Living Foods Healthy Lifestyle Course and Educator Certification Training, workshops and seminars please call 800-844-9876, or in Georgia, call 404-524-4488.

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  1. Claudia says:

    I can’t wait to make this yummy recipe!
    One question – which cookware do you guys recommend to cook in? I know aluminum and teflon (nonstick) cookware are aweful for one’s health, I think some grades of stainless steel are ok but I am not sure which is the best grade to buy. I have heard Clad or the cookware from Dr. Mercola is good but I am just lost on what to buy, I want to invest (because they are all pretty pricey) and would like to know your thoughts, please help!
    All the best things in life!

  2. Donna says:

    Mercola’s cookware is very healthy, but it can burn the food a bit in spots. His ceramic wear is breakable. His (and other) Cast iron wear with enamel is good but heavy and stuff can stick to it too. I have been very happy with Green ware aka Thermalon Rocks – buy it on the Shopping Channel though, not in storesl, because it is chef quality with double rivets. Amazing and the nonstick surface releases none of the gases that teflon does and cleans extremely easily! Be careful not to scratch the surface with sharp mental knives or utensils. Watch for the special offers on multiple pieces and sales to keep the price down.

  3. Candice says:

    I’m right around the corner from the Living Foods Institute, since I relocated to the Atlanta area. I can’t wait to visit and check out her books, and hopefully find an opportunity to volunteer on a regular basis.

    The recipe looks great!

  4. Tim says:

    hi , CLAUDIA ,I’M TIM , I’m a chef , and if you want to invest in cookware , it is to my knowledge that the best is porcelain glazed cast iron that’s best … stainless steal can react unfavorably to some things , aswell cast iron can if is seasoned correctly be as marvelous as nonstick without the nastiness , …. if you keep birds in your house and forget about a nonstick pan on the heat your birds are dead in minutes … think , we breath too , and then eat from a pan that gives off a gas that kills , noway … google it and have a look ,some are not as good as others so don’t buy cheap get quality, you’ll be glad you did…peace and love to aLL … tboi…

  5. Gen says:

    I’m not a chef but I love to cook and I would have to agree with TIM that porcelain clad cast iron cookware is the best. I have three different brands and many different sizes. I guess the best is Le Creuset, but there are others too. Just be careful with it and it will last as long as you do!

  6. Sorry to say that Brenda is kind of a freak and has scammed several friends that I know.

  7. Mary says:

    This seems like a lot of dressing for 3 1/2 cups of veggies. Are these portions correct?
    It can’t possibly yield 5 1/2 cups…even if floating in one cup of dressing.

  8. Claudia says:

    WOW, Donna, Tim, Gen – you guys are great! It is wonderful to be able to come and join a group like this where people help each other even without knowing them! Your recommendations are wonderful, I have been saving for some quality cookware as I have 2 toddlers and would like to cook healthy whole foods for them and just didn’t not have the knowledge and money to spend on experimenting with cookware. I mean why buying organic foods when we are going to poison them with nasty chemicals from cookware? I just love you all guys! Thanks so much for everybody’s responses.

  9. Ann says:

    Having just completed my Educator certification at The Living Foods Institute, I can say nothing but good things about Brenda, Jane, and LFI! Thanks for posting this recipe!

    @Candice: lucky for you to be living so near by! Definitely attend their monthly seminar/feast and volunteer when you can. I’ll be back down there to volunteer sometime next year.

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