Tonight I munched on some farmer's market snap peas and Kirby cukes while I assembled some corn, tomato, and basil salad (the first of the summer -- hooray!). I like to keep it really simple with olive oil, balsamic, coarse salt, and black pepper. The tomatoes were these adorable organic grapes/pears in red, yellow, and orange. I love summer! I followed up with a Vega smoothie.
We're heading into a harsh heat wave in Seattle, so I'm going to try and load the fridge with lots of different refreshing salads and dressings so I will have something to be excited about when it's too hot to eat.
today for lunch we had Carmella's creamy spinach sauce over zucchini noodles with pinenut parmesan. for dinner we indulged in a dark chocolate raspberry mousse torte. alright, we had that one for breakfast too, heh.
Ok, and a little sesame oil. I know it's not raw but I like it.
I have found cold-pressed, un-toasted sesame oil and use it quite a bit. It doesn't have the exact depth of flavor that the toasted kind does, but it fits the bill nicely when you want a light sesame zing without the creaminess/heaviness of tahini. When I'm lazy and don't feel like blending up a dressing, I just pour some into a little container with nama shoyu, red pepper flakes, and a little something acidic like apple cider vinegar or lemon juice. If I'm not that lazy, I'll grate some ginger in.
Mmmmm, I haven't made choccie in ages!!! Send a handful our way will you dearest dear?
Tonite's dinner was soup made with left-over pulp from making the Creamy Thai Coconut Soup, salad with Chia House Dressing, a new Arugula, Tomato and Corn Salad I found on a SAD site (will share my tweaks soon) and flax crackers. Dessert will be a chocolate mousse made with Irish moss I finally got around to testing.
My patience is paying off! I am starting to have successful raw recipies to match all those in the beginning i messed up! I'm starting to have raw meals!
Tonight i am having carmella's broccoli mash with miso gravy, a few onion rings (raw guru), corn, and angela stokes hazelnut lucama nutmilk. I also just tried a squash 'unbake,' and the sauce part, sort of a coconut alfredo was very good. yey!