Wait, how did Monday get here so fast? Oh well, at least Monday is nearly over and I hope it was kind to everyone. As much as I love my Vita-Mix, I wish it was quieter sometimes – like when I wake up wired at 6:30 AM on a weekend morning and want a smoothie, but hubby is sleeping in. I always say I’m going to sleep in on weekends and look forward to it, but like clockwork, wake up at the crack of dawn. But it’s nice to be caught up with blog reading and get a workout done before hubby even wakes up. :-)
Last night I went to another raw food recipe class taught in a Living Light trained instructor’s home and this one was Indian themed and I got to stuff on some amazing eats!
The cracker topped with spinach dip was wonderful and I’m already brewing my own improved version of that recipe. The curry bread was okay, a bit mild and something I definitely need to improve! The curry crepes were excellent, but a bit labor intensive with complicated sauces. The real stars of this class I did not get pictures of – a curry veggie dish with a great sauce and ginger ice “cream”. But don’t worry, I will be trying and modifying the recipes in the near future. :-)
Many of her recipes are a bit out there in time and ingredients required, but this class had more recipes that are easily doable on a weeknight and a few dehydrator recipes that I actually have all the ingredients for. As with many of her classes, there was an interesting mix of students from the extreme raw foodies to those just getting into it and it made for some interesting conversation and stories from those getting into it to reverse health issues. I highly recommend going to a raw class if any are available in your area even if you’re not raw, the recipes, sauces and techniques are very valuable as well as connecting with others interested. Whole Foods locations often have monthly event calendar that includes free or very cheap classes and bulletin boards containing other local classes. I’m sure other local health stores have similar information.
For dinner I tried to get creative craving something cheezy and spicy. I poured the Nacho “Cheeze” sauce from Kristen Suzanne’s Hemp Recipe book over zucchini and carrot ribbons, diced tomatoes and cilantro.
It came out pretty good, the spice did not overpower the veggies, but still added a nice punch for a drab Monday.