Now I’m definitely no raw foodie, nor do I have plans to become a raw foodie anytime in the near future (or even more distant future for that matter). But with the recent raw food blow up it was inevitable that I had to get a glimpse into what all the fuss has been about.
Relying primarily on raw food guru Gena’s great website Choosing Raw because of her simple, informative and delicious posts and recipes, I’ve been whipping up a few raw dishes in my own kitchen recently.
Raw Recipes I’ve tried so far:
I’ve been eating this constantly with crackers and carrots (or simply with a spoon). I had full intentions of using it as a wrap-filler but it’s so darn good on its own that I have yet to get around to doing that. A repeat recipe for sure.
What a way to introduce myself to gazpacho. Freshest soup I’ve ever tasted. My food processor didn’t thicken it up to its fullest extent but I have a bit leftover that I may throw into the Bullet to really make it creamy.
Zucchini Pasta with Sweet Pepper Marinara
WHY did I wait so long to shred zucchini and carrots into a pasta-like dish? Ingenious! But even more ingenious… The Marinara. Oh. My. Delicious. I almost ate the other half just by itself, but I’m trying to save it for when I pick up some cashews so I can make some Rawsta a la Rawdka a la Diana.
My dabbles in raw have been minimal so far but my taste buds have been overjoyed by each one and I have full intentions of continuing to experiment with more raw recipes based on sheer taste alone. The health factors of these foods are just a nice little benefit.
Shockingly, the Soft Serve has not made its way into my kitchen (nor therefore my stomach) just yet. I know, what the heck am I waiting for?! It’ll come, it’ll come.
Aside from raw foods, my normal eats have been taking place as well. The past couple days have been sadly unproductive and unexciting so eating, exercising and getting acquainted with the joys of Scrubs have coincidingly been the joys and banes of my existence.
I ate feta-topped omelets (and my weight in grapes).
Introduced myself to zucchini marinara.
Killed my nostrils by snacking on wasabi peas.
Got some free Barlean’s Omega Swirl Flax Oil samples in the mail.
Had a salad topped with leftover shrimpies (the biggest shrimp I’ve ever eaten!) from a ‘cashew shrimp with vegetables’ dish I ate at a thai restaurant another night this week when I went out for dinner with my mudda.
And to think there was once a day when I refused to even touch a shrimp. I’m glad I changed my mind.
Twas an Oat Bran kind of morning. I haven’t had one of those in a while.
This one included water, almond milk, flax, cinnamon and blueberries in the pot; and obviously banana, blueberries and almond butter in the bowl.
Some Scrubs, singing and sweating filled the morning.
Some salad with tofu, baba ganoush and popchips filled the stomach.
Some roasted red pepper hummus and cottage cheese filled the sweet potato.
Some apples, strawberry banana yogurt and Kashi Honey Puffed (+ some hardcore Sudoku and some hot chocolate) filled my lonely evening.
Then my mom insisted on taking me for an evening walk, which always makes me feel a bit better. After that I read on the porch with the bugs and finally just went to bed.
Now it’s Friday and although still unproductive and feeling inexplicably tired, weekends always throw a bit of rejuvenation my way so hopefully this’ll be a pretty good one.
I’m off to have a snack, do some running and then go for a hair trim this aft.
Rejuvenating weekends all around!