The Raw and The Cooked

It’s been two years into my raw food journey, and I’m at a steady 30%, though the percentage climbs as spring arrives.

Have you ever wondered what this journey might look like, especially since we are a bunch of foodies.  Yes, even my children.  They love their food.  In fact, I sometimes stress when they ask the dreaded:  “What are we having for dinner?”  I don’t always have an answer.

I find ways to incorporate a bit of everything, so all are happy.  I am having a dear friend and her family over for dinner tomorrow.  They are carnivores, and since I just returned from a week of eating out (in NY), I am planning a predominantly raw menu.  The only baked dish is Ziti.

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In this dish, I used homemade diced tomatoes and tomato sauce.  Everything is so processed, I try to make my own everything.  Of course, my life does not always permit the time, so I do cheat sometimes.  Try to stay away from canned anything, though, especially tomatoes.  If I buy tomato sauce, it’s always in a glass jar.

One of my favourite raw dishes is Chili Gone Raw.  Meant to be a main course, as Chili, it can also serve as a side.  Look at the range of colours!  The sauce is to die for.  If it were fashionably appropriate, I’d be sucking it up with a straw!

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For those of you who just want a light sauce, it’s a great way to try it since the cayenne and chili add a nice kick to the dish.

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Saucy chili – all served up!  No sides required.

Since I am not planning on eating meat or pasta tomorrow, my main course will be “Fettucine Alfredo” – here it is with the sauce all rubbed in.

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The noodles are made by spiralizing Italian zucchini.  The sauce is then gently rubbed in with my hands.

My starter will be “Caesar Salad”:  Romaine lettuce cut into pieces, then gently rubbing in the dressing with my hands (yes I wear gloves).

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Ever wonder what “raw” desserts taste like?  Light and refreshing, and outta this world!

Here is one of my favourites, small delicious bites!

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Chocolate and Vanilla Macaroons

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Vanilla and Matcha Green Tea Macaroons

They are both cute and elegant at the same time!  Just change up the serving platters to suit your occasion.

What is/are your favourite raw food/whole nutrition dish(es)?

 

 

 

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