The restaurant I work at sells a raw "Superfood" salad that is kale based... it is very popular in a kind of shocking way. I never would have imagined raw foods taking off in New Hampshire. How cool! This salad was definitely inspired by our version! I made a raw carrot/ginger/flax dressing and it complimented the kale beautifully.. especially after a day of sitting.
Speaking of raw foods and New Hampshire, Wednesday, May 14th the owner of the restaurant I work in is teaching a Raw Food cooking class that will be filmed by New Hampshire Chronicle! I am so excited! I will definitely let you all know when it airs so if you are in the general area you can watch! I can't wait to start playing around with a dehydrator... I have decided to purchase one... I am doing a 30 day raw food challenge this summer....
My raw food challenge will be difficult because I really love cooked foods. Soup is my number one favorite meal ever. I'm sure that the majority of foods I've posted to this blog are soups of one kind or another. This was a delicious veggie/barley... I stirred in some vegan pesto just before eating. That is my favorite way to finish a vegan soup.. a TSP is more than enough and it is so satisfying.
Ok, here is a big time cheat. My local grocery store sells awesome packaged guacamole. To be fair, I only buy it if the avocados aren't ripe.. but this only contains, avocado, lime juice, onion, chiles and salt. How perfect is that? It turns brown almost immediately so you know it is free of perservatives. I like to use the guac as a dressing on a simple salad... along with the chili-garlic-lime sauce. A baked corn tortilla rounds out this salad and I also had green smoothie with protein powder. A filling, quick and delicious dinner.
I move into my new apt June 1st. Unfortunately it does not get good light. I will probably just start taking my food pics outside... I can't stand this crappy light any longer!