Friday, May 09, 2008

Superfood! Raw TV!

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!

13 comments:

  1. Good luck with your raw challenge! Spring / summer is the best time. I'm trying to get back into it since I failed terribly during the winter.

    Sorry to hear about the bad lighting. =( I'm sure your food will shine through though!

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  2. How exciting that the restaurant you work at will be featured!! Be sure to blog all about it :0)

    I'm obsessed with the guacamole that Whole Foods sells - I can't go one week without purchasing some!!

    Ahh, you'll be in your new apartment quite soon! Hang in there!

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  3. Guac on a salad? Yes, please! Also, way to go on your amazing weight loss last weigh-in! That is very impressive.

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  4. That salad looks delicious - kale is one of my favourite foods raw or cooked! And goos luck with your raw challenge - hopefully the weather will make it easier - lots of salads and raw soups!

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  5. I'm so impressed with anyone who can stick to a raw diet, it has to be so much healthier. Good luck on your challenge, I foresee some raw soups coming up!

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  6. Don't fret about loving to cook and wanting to go raw. Making raw food is as much fun and even more creative than cooking. Fresh herbs, exotic fruits, usually overlooked veggies/ greens and so much more. Get a dehydrator and you can make Cannollie's, flautas, tacos, crepes, falafel, Mali Kofta, burgers, breads, chips, cookies... I have a tone of recipes and videos to show you all this at www.rawchefdan.com. Good lock and have a load of fun. P.S. as one of the pioneers of raw foods and owner of the longest lasting raw restaurant this century i would love to come do a class in your aria. let me know if you would like that.

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  7. Anonymous1:38 PM

    I liked the salad with the baked corn toritilla. That just looks so good. Keep up the good work with your food...testing and creating. You are doing a wonderful job.

    Traci Lynn

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  8. Anonymous2:52 PM

    Raw chef Dan is totally awesome. Best raw chef ever. check out the slide show on his homepage.

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  9. Good luck with the raw food experiment. I read in a magazine once that if you're craving something warm, you can put it in a jar and then put the jar in a sink of hot water, so it warms up that way. Maybe you can still have warm soup, even when raw?

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  10. Congrats on the class/tv show! (And, ah, the NH Chronicle! I remember that!)

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  11. Wow, a 30 day raw challenge! Sounds tough, but I will be interested to hear how it goes. At least it's summer so you hopefully won't miss soup too much!

    Good luck with moving into your new place :-)

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  12. oh my goodness! that super raw salad looks amazing! i love raw foods - such a great way to pack in lots of nutrition! and it makes you feel so goooooood!

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  13. Is it the kind that comes in a brown box and has two plastic packs inside? We buy that all the time! It is good even if it's not homemade :D

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