When the sun is sweltering, the last thing you want to do is slave over a hot stove. Meet your new best friend: the blender. That's right — this handy little appliance, once banished to the land of smoothies and protein shakes, is making a comeback. Think soups, salad dressings, spreads, dips, desserts — and, yes, the occasional smoothie (admit it, they are
pretty good). Not only is the blender a cool summertime alternative to the oven, but eating raw can have great health benefits.
Supermodel and actress Carol Alt, author of Eating in the Raw
and The Raw 50
, shares six delicious no-oven-required recipes to keep you healthy, energized—and far away from the hot kitchen. (As if you needed an excuse.)