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Raw Pad Thai Noodles

All the strict raw food orthodoxy? Forget it. Chef and YouTube personality Jason Wrobel has set up camp at the corner where raw food meets fun. Wrobel isn’t preaching—in fact, he offers some cooked vegan fare along with his wondrous raw creations. “People don’t like to be lectured at or told they’re doing something wrong with the way they eat. I prefer to encourage people to experiment with and explore new foods and recipes to see what works for them. What works for one person’s body might not work for you. However, I do think we can all benefit from eating more fresh raw fruits, vegetables, nuts, and seeds.”

Citrus-Lemongrass Ice Cubes

Citrus-Lemongrass Ice Cubes

Although lemongrass can be found year-round in ethnic grocery stores, the warm-weather herb is at its peak in the summer. Here it’s infused into lightly sweetened water and frozen into cubes to add herbal interest to all sorts of summer beverages, from iced tea to cocktails. For extra visual flair, drop a fresh herb sprig, an edible flower, a slice of cucumber, a sliver of citrus, or a cherry tomato half into each mold, cover with lemongrass mixture, and freeze.

Gaeng Khae (Spicy Thai Vegetable Soup)

Gaeng Khae (Spicy Thai Vegetable Soup)

This medicinal soup from the north of Thailand is believed to prevent and reduce colds and fever. The flavorful base is a hand-ground paste of chiles, garlic, lemongrass, and shallots. If you don’t have a mortar and pestle, blend all the ingredients in a food processor. Serve with brown or red rice.

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Tom Kha Tofu

Here, tofu and veggies fill out a traditional Thai soup for a nutritionally balanced meal.

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