Happy Valentine’s Day! I hope everyone’s weekend is going well. Here’s how not to do a raw diet! This article irks me because at 68 lbs. and only eating raw broccoli and cauliflower, clearly she was anorexic specifically restricting calorie intake for weight management and not listening to what her body needs and trying to maintain a balanced diet. It’s a misrepresentation of a raw foods diet and I really hope does not cause people to assume raw foodies have an eating disorder. I had a Facebook friend “helpfully” email me this article and now I’m thinking of unfriending him! Guess that’s payback for my comments on his food picture posts worthy of ThisIsWhyYoureFat.com :-P
Ugh, anyway for dinner last night I tried a variation of Raw Goddess Heathy’s Asian Noodle Salad, I did not have peas or mung bean sprouts and went with green onions.
Kelp noodles aren’t cheap, about $2.40 for a single package, so they’re an occasional splurge for me. The ginger sesame sauce was a great way to add flavor to them, I tossed the noodles and veggies in a large bowl with the sauce before putting on a plate and warming up for 20 minutes in the Excalibur just to take the cold edge off and minimize liquid. It’s a great salad with a strong, tangy taste that’s satisfying and something that could be made ahead of time for work lunches.
I also tried Sarma’s Granola this weekend and found it very interesting. The recipe took just under three trays in the Excalibur and is not a cheap recipe to make with a variety of seeds and nuts. Before going heavy raw, I used to enjoy a light bowl of cereal in the morning, Kashi GoLean with fruit and almond milk was my favorite because it didn’t hit my stomach like a rock. This granola does and is too heavy and sweet to eat as a morning cereal for me, but good for a quick snack as is and probably a perfect snack food for kids. The recipe calls for 1 1/2 cups of date paste and 1/2 cup of maple syrup (or agave nectar) and I would leave the syrup out, the date paste adds plenty of sweetness alone. It’s also a good recipe that can keep for a few weeks if needed, double the recipe if you have the dehydrator capacity and want to have it around.
Anyway, we’re having a nice Valentine’s day and will be heading out for a romantic dinner shortly. Hope everyone else is too!