Dabbling in the Raw

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:

“Pizza Cheese”
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.

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Perfect Gazpacho
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.

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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.

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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.

Wednesday

I ate feta-topped omelets (and my weight in grapes).

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Introduced myself to zucchini marinara.

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Killed my nostrils by snacking on wasabi peas.

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Got some free Barlean’s Omega Swirl Flax Oil samples in the mail.

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Painted my toenails.IMG_9660

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.

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And to think there was once a day when I refused to even touch a shrimp. I’m glad I changed my mind.

Thursday

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.

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Some Scrubs, singing and sweating filled the morning.
Some salad with tofu, baba ganoush and popchips filled the stomach.

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Some roasted red pepper hummus and cottage cheese filled the sweet potato.

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Some apples, strawberry banana yogurt and Kashi Honey Puffed (+ some hardcore Sudoku and some hot chocolate) filled my lonely evening.

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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!

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19 thoughts on “Dabbling in the Raw

  1. Wow!!!! This is so, so cool! Your raw eats look incredible, and I am more than honored to have inspired you a bit. Keep it up! You’re incorporating raw eats in a healthy, balanced, fun way :)

  2. Sodoku and scrubs?! Nice! If you don’t already, I highly suggest watching How I Met Your Mother too – love it!

    I need to whip up this fantastic pizza cheeze! I feel so behind on the times with the banana soft serve as well! Everyone loves it but I have yet to try it.

    SP with hummus and CC? Now we’re talkin’ ;) Enjoy getting your hair trimmed! Have a great Friday!!

  3. I couldn’t do a raw diet either.. but like you, some of the food is really tasty! I’m obsessed with raw chocolate pudding.. you should try it! I just blend dried fruit (either 3 dates, 1/4 cup prunes, or 1/4 cup raisins) with 1/2 avocado, 1/4 cup water, 3 tbsp cocoa powder and stevia. It’s downright amazing!

    Have fun getting your hair done! Sometimes it’s fun to be a girl! :)

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  4. wow that pizza cheese sounds ridiculously good. That would be so good in a panini or something!!! I just got those flax oil samples too!!!! Let me know how you like them!
    That bowl of oatbran looks so perfect and delish. That bowl is so cute too!!! Have a great day my dear!!!

  5. I think the beauty of being open to trying all types of eating styles is the ability to “dabble”. I love that even though you aren’t “raw” you branched out and tried some new things! Everything looks beautiful :)

  6. wasabi peas! my downfall. or maybe my uprising, i am still not sure. but i do know i love them. still need to get on the pizza cheese wagon. you make it look irresistable. lovvving the feta eggs! i am glad you celebrated national banana lover’s day yesterday :D happy weekend to you my dear! xo

  7. Definitely try the rawdka! Such an easy variation and I know you’ll love it if you love that marinara like I do (A LOT). In fact, I’m making my own batch of marinara tonight! Through my own dabblings, I keep coming back to that marinara. Gena is a good muse for the raw kitchen. :)

  8. I’m not a foot fetish gal, but your feet are very nice!! I guess I’m used to looking at my feet, which are not so pretty in my opinion.

    I love that you thicken your soup with the avocado, fantastic idea. I need to get a food processor, pronto.

    I’m a soduko fan too. I like the picture of it in the background of your Kashi! I’m not very good yet, but I’m getting good, and learning to love it.

  9. Your food srsly, is the best. That oatmeal bowl in that adorb bowl… SO delicious looking. And that zucchini noodles and tomato sauce. And the sweet potato. And the shrimp salad. You have the tastebuds of a diva blogger queen! :D

  10. love all your raw foodie adventures! I can’t wait to try more of Gena’s recipes! :)
    the ring in your fee is so cool!!!

  11. i havent really explored raw but i have to admit the banana soft serve sounds good! i dont have a food processor tho…wonder if a blender would work?? post if you end up making it!

  12. I’ve totally been wanting to try zucchini/squash “pasta” for so long now. But it seems like so hard to cut it so thin!! Unless you have a shredder. Which I don’t. Hmmm…maybe I’ll try it out soon!

  13. Anything called pizza cheese is something I’m going to have to try.

    Those are some mighty big shrimp. They look quite tasty. I do love me some seafood :D

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