Cuban Flare

I LOVE Mojo!!!! Mojo is a marinade with Latin flavor. The word itself means “sauce”. It’s usually used for grilling or as a marinade. If you go to Cuban restaurants, it’s used as a dipping sauce for Mariquitas — my favorite plantain chip.  I eat Mariquitas instead of potato chips!

mariquitas with mojo

Below is a recipe for Mojo. It is 100% RAW unless you don’t count dried spices as RAW. You can, of course, dehydrate your spices, if you prefer, or find them dehydrated on line. I will use this recipe as a dipping sauce for fresh vegetables — mostly broccoli or cauliflower. You can also marinate these woodsy, tougher veggies in Mojo. The flavor will be absorbed into them and I use them as salad toppers which will also flavor and act as a salad dressing!!   I love the flavors and the crunch! Enjoy!!!

6 cloves garlic, coarsely chopped
1/2 cup minced yellow onion
1 cup freshly squeezed orange juice
1/2 cup freshly squeezed lime juice
1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
1 teaspoon dried oregano flakes
1/2 teaspoon lemon-pepper seasoning
1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
1 teaspoon kosher salt
1/4 cup chopped cilantro
1 teaspoon hot pepper sauce (e.g. Tabasco™) (optional)
1 cup olive oil

There are many delicious Mojo recipes on the internet — all are delicious.  This one came from   And even though Margaritas are not considered RAW because they are fried, you can dehydrate them as well.

Eating RAW does not mean you need to eliminate all the foods you love.  Take a palate vacation and visit other countries.  Incorporate your favorite flavors and foods into your RAW Food Lifestyle!  It is possible!  And the most important thing that you do, however, is . . .




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