Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Pizza for dinner tonight :)

Non Raw friends always think I have given up an awful lot of delicious things to eat by eating a raw diet. But I actually eat a much larger variety of delicious foods as a raw vegan than I ever did before. Plus food tastes so much better that eating a tomato or a cucumber or an apple can be just as satisfying (really More satisfying) as any thing I used to eat cooked.

Tonight I making Pizza. I got some "Livin' Spoonful" Pizza Crackers at my local Co-op, so I don't even have to make the crust. They are Handmade, Raw & Organic & oh, so good!

I've already got the sundried tomatoes soaked & ready to make a delicious pizza sauce. Then all I'll have to do is marinate some veggies, make a little nut cheez, and pile it all on. I'll probably top it off with some cherry tomatoes and raw olives. My mouth is watering - I can hardly wait till dinner! :)

Thursday, February 2, 2012

Skip a meal, skip all those calories!

I wasn't hungry this morning, so it was a great day to not eat breakfast. Seriously people, who made up the phrase "breakfast is the most important meal of the day". Come on now, it sounds like someone's trying to sell you something! I say, if you aren't hungry, why should you force yourself to eat. No wonder our nation is struggling with obesity. If you want to lose weight, what better way than to skip a meal when you aren't hungry. I personally have lots more energy to do other things when I'm not weighed down digesting a meal. Not to mention the time saved preparing the meal.

So with breakfast out of the way, around 3pm I started to get hungry, so I had some delicious green smoothie. Very satisfying, nourishing and delicious.

Dinner was lots of Kale salad, with a little smear of curry sauce wrapped in a wonderful Curry Coconut Wrapper! One of my FAVORITE meals!!

Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Kiwis and other Green Things

Today's breakfast was Kiwis, Kiwis, Kiwis.
Actually four of them, peeled, chopped and enjoyed!
They make a very satisfying breakfast. :)
It's nearly 3:00pm and I'm not hungry for lunch yet.
But my family is getting hungry, so it's off to the kitchen to make a green smoothie.
Bananas, Strawberries, Kale, Water, whole peeled Lemons, Dates, Chia Seeds

I promised to share what I am eating, so here goes

Yesterday was Chocolate Day! Yeah for chocolate! So I made a chocolate brownie crust with young coconut chocolate filling pie for breakfast. It was to live for! I didn't hear a single complaint at the breakfast table. lol
I skipped lunch, flying along on the chocolate energy. I walked farther and faster than usual on my daily walk as well.
While I was fixing dinner I munched on a few cucumber slices & cherry tomatoes. My taste buds were delighted. :)
For dinner I made Spicy Barbequed Cauliflower. Mmmmmmm Warmed in the dehydrator @ 118% for about an hour or more. It's so satisfying.


Chocolate Brownie Crust:

Chop together in food processor

2 Cups Raw Pecans
1/4 Cup Raw Cacao Powder
Dash Himalayan Crystal Salt

Add and process until smooth and evenly chopped

10 Large Medjool Dates (pitted)
1 teaspoon Vanilla Extract (optional)

Press into pan or individual serving bowls

Chocolate Young Coconut Pudding/filling:

Blend together in high speed blender until smooth

3 cups Young Coconut Meat
2 cups Water or Coconut Water
20 Large Medjool Dates (less if using Coconut Water)
1 Cup Raw Cacao Powder
1/4 teaspoon Himalayan Crystal Salt
1 Tablespoon Vanilla Extract

Spicy BBQ Cauliflower:

Stir together in a large bowl and set aside while making the sauce

1 Large head Raw Cauliflower (washed/dried, thinly sliced)
6 Spring Onions sliced
1 bunch Cilantro chopped
1 Tablespoon Raw Olive Oil
A few dashes Himalayan Crystal Salt

Spicy BBQ Sauce:

Blend together in high speed blender until smooth, then stir into the prepared Cauliflower mixture. Divide into serving bowls and warm in dehydrator for about an hour @ 118 degrees.

1 packed cup Sun Dried Tomatoes (pre-soaked for 1 hour and well rinsed if salted tomatoes are used)
2 cups Water
5 Large Medjool Dates (pitted)
2 Tablespoon Raw Olive Oil
2 Tablespoons Fresh Squeezed Lemon Juice
1 teaspoon Raw Apple Cider Vinegar
1/2 - 1 Cup Fresh Raw Onion
1-2 Tablespoons Fresh Raw Ginger (peeled & sliced)
1/2 teaspoon Chipotle Powder (not a raw product - it's been smoked - this gives the smokey flavor to the BBQ Sauce)
If needed a little Himalayan Crystal Salt (to taste)