I forgot to take pictures of the appetizer, but see below for the menu and pictures of this scrumptious meal.
Kale and cabbage salad with kale crackers and nut cheese
Cauliflower rice with spicy cheese topping
Stuffed tomatoes with cashew sour cream
Brazil nut sunflower meatballs in tomato sauce
Bulgur cabbage on abed of power greens with avocado
Raw carrot cake
Orange and chocolate ice cream
Coconut chocolate macaroons
If it sounds like a lot of food....it was!! :) I was stuffed to the brim!
|Dessert - chocolate and orange ice cream, coconut macaroon and carrot cake|
eating raw food is that it's alive! All of the nutrients the food has to offer is being added to my body system. None of the nutrients have been degraded by heat making the food more nourishing. A few months ago I wrote a piece on raw foods after taking my first raw food preparation class. Here is an excerpt I want to share again (with slight modifications):
- RAW FOOD = LIVING FOOD
- When we cook food, the nutrients are degraded and in some cases totally destroyed. Leaving the food we eat on a daily basis with little nutrition. Most of us supplement with vitamins we take orally. If we eat well we can get all the nutrients we need solely from our food.
- Raw food is SO FLAVORFUL (if prepared right)! Oftentimes we think of raw, vegan food as gross, cardboard-ish and boring.
- Raw food is very FILLING!
- Start slow. Pick a recipe and perfect it before moving on to more complicated dishes.
- You can adapt cooked recipes to a raw version.
- Our taste buds are dead and traumatized by all the processed food we eat. We can revive them by eating better wholesome foods...and when you do , it will be hard to go back.
- If cooking using conventional means add oils and pepper last. Oils and peppers can degrade while cooking and interrupt digestion.
Peace and blessings!