Healthy Beginnings

Mille Feuilles with Savory Cocktail Sauce

Even though many of the best cooks in the world are men, generally taken men don’t feel attracted to cooking at all, except maybe to throwing some steaks on the barbeque. If you are one of those men, and you are becoming more conscious about the consequences of the fast food lifestyle, and the belly fat that puts you into risk for diabetes, then feel temped to give this raw recipe a try. You don’t have to know how to cook, and creating this nutritious beauty takes very little effort, skills and time.


  • 1 small, round zucchini
  • 1?2 red bell pepper
  • 1?2 yellow bell pepper
  • Basil
  • 1/2 pack of wild mushrooms (buy them in the store)
  • Some thyme
  • Some rosemary
  • Sea salt
  • Organic Cold pressed Virgin Olive Oil


  • 1?2 red bell pepper
  • 2 TBSP olive oil
  • 1/4 C dried tomatoes
  • 1/4 C of raw pine nuts or cashew nuts


  • Cut the round zucchini in two halves
  • Slice up the zucchini with a wide potato peeler ora mandolin. Make about 6 to 8 thin slices.
  • Place them on a plate and cover them with olive oil
  • Sprinkle some sea salt on top to soften
  • Marinate for about one hour, until they are soft and look cooked
  • Slice up the bell peppers in small strips
  • Slice up the mushrooms
  • Throw everything together in a bowl
  • Add herbs and sea salt to taste
  • Pour olive oil generously on top, mix and let marinate as well


  • Throw the nuts, dried tomatoes, red bell pepper and olive oil in the blender
  • Blend until smooth
  • If necessary, add some more olive oil
  • Season with some basil and thyme to taste


  • Take a nice plate and start with a slice of zucchini at the bottom
  • Place some of the marinated vegetables on top
  • A few leaves of basil
  • Place a new slice of zucchini on top
  • Put a spoon of cocktail sauce aside and draw a line
  • Finish with some herbs in your garden or some black pepper


If you want a thinner sauce, add a little bit of water. These Mille Feuilles are perfect with a green salad. The longer these vegetables marinate, the softer they become. You can also marinate them in the dehydrator or oven on 108°F. This is a lovely starter to impress your girlfriend!

For more raw recipes, visit Marie-Claire Hermans, Author and Ravishing Raw Coach & Chef, visit online at www.

Marie-Claire started “Ravishing Raw” after curing herself from Chronic Fatigue Syndrome and Fibromyalgia, with raw food. As a raw food coach, she specializes in offering professional help to those who are suffering from similar debilitating conditions. Along with her expertise in jazz musicmanagement and booking work, she helps world class artists – challenged by their demanding lifestyle – find solutions to improve their health.