November 26, 2010

Raw - Day 1

Today is Day 1 of my Raw for 30 Days.

3/4 of a persimmon  
Green smoothie consisting of:
1 apple
2 seckel pears
some frozen mangos and pineapple
1/2 frozen banana
4 large handfuls spinach
3 large handfuls "mixed greens"
a little over 1 cup coconut water

Have you folks tried persimmons yet?  I had never tasted one before and I love them!  I've only tried the Fuyu kind which I've read is sweeter.  I just washed it, sliced it and ate it, skin and all.

Uh, I was grocery shopping and skipped lunch.


This was pretty tasty.  It didn't taste like popcorn, but it was a pleasant way to eat raw cauliflower.  My kids were not impressed, but my husband said it was "okay".  One head of cauliflower made way more than I could eat, and it gets rather soggy if not eaten right away.  If you're making it for just one person, only cut up what you'll eat in one sitting.

Salad with guacamole

I have a lovely picture of this, but can't find my camera cord.  I guess tomorrow will be a cleaning day!

1 c. pecans 
1/2 c. sunflower seeds
1 1/2 tsp. cumin
1 tsp. chili powder
3/4 tsp. coriander
2 tsp. Nama Shoyu or Bragg's Liquid Aminos
3 tbsp. water
1/2 tsp. sea salt

Pulse until chopped but not blended.  To assemble, place a few spoonfuls of 'taco meat' on Romaine or butter lettuce.  Top with chopped tomatoes and avocados.  This would also be good with chopped cilantro, sprouts and/or cucumbers.

These were actually quite tasty.  The nut meat tasted very tacoish.  I couldn't get my sunflower seeds to crack (I used my Blendtec and it didn't like the small amount of ingredients) so the texture wasn't quite what I wanted.  I only had coriander seeds and I think next time I won't use them, or I'll try to find ground coriander.  I found large chunks of them while chewing and it overpowered that bite (and several after).  I ate 4 lettuce leaves worth and along with the salad and pineapple was rather full at the end.

1 comment:

  1. Wow, it's amazing how creative raw chefs get. I never would have thought to make raw cauliflower into popcorn or nuts into tacos. I have to admit, besides some raw cookies my friends made once (and salads, or course), I've never tried any raw prepared foods. You've got me curious.