Winter Dinner Party

Making raw food for others is my most favourite thing to do. Adam and I prepared a gourmet raw feast for 12 people a few nights ago. I do a dinner like this once or twice a year, complete with different menu options for a bit of variety (couples usually get each and share).
Holiday Menu 2009
Appetizers

Creamy Veggie Soup
Spinach, zucchini, cilantro, avocado, tomato, miso, dill, lemon, garlic, himalayan salt

Veggie Nori Rolls with Mango Ginger Dipping Sauce
Parsnip cashew rice, cucumber, red pepper, carrot, avocado, romaine, in nori
Entrees
Eggplant Lasagna
Eggplant noodles layered with sun dried tomato sauce, marinated mushrooms, zucchini, and spinach in creamy seed cheese - dehydrated to perfection
Mexican Pizza
Sprouted buckwheat/corn crust topped with buckwheat "refried" beans, chipotle nut cheese, tomato pepper salsa, lettuce, avocado, drizzled with more cheese
Dessert
Lemon Meringue Tart
Cafe Gratitude's Lemon filling in a macadamia coconut crust, with coconut whipped cream and Adam's cranberry drizzle
Ice Cream Sundae
Vanilla, chocolate, and banana ice creams, topped with strawberry, caramel, and chocolate sauces, buckwheat crunchies, walnuts, and fresh banana
Wild Blueberry Cake
Creamy blueberry filling on a date nut crust, with fresh orange and pomegranate sauce
Blueberry Cake

Crust: 1 cup almonds
2/3 cup pitted, dates

In a food processor, grind the almonds. Add the dates and combine.

Filling:
2 cups wild blueberries
1 cup cashews
1 tbs lemon juice
2-3 tbs melted cacao butter

Blend the first 3 ingredients until smooth. Add the butter and blend to incorporate. Pour over the crust and chill to set (I did it overnight).
Pomegranate Sauce: squeezed pomegranate seeds, strawberries, agave, coconut oil, lemon juice

Some more shots from the dinner....

Me plating lasagna

A few of my guests...
Serving up green soup!
Naked ice cream...
Saucing up the desserts
Great people, great food, and a fun evening had by all!

Happy New Year to you!
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24 Comments
  1. January 1, 2010 at 22:14
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    wow, you are a raw food artist! beautiful!

  2. Lisa
    January 1, 2010 at 22:55
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    I would love to come to one of your dinner parties they look beyond amazing!

  3. January 1, 2010 at 23:05
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    You are amazing!! I'll come over for dinner anytime! :) <br /><br />Jessica

  4. January 2, 2010 at 00:09
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    amazing!!!!!! dinner party food. Or just food. Wow you make it look toooooo delish for words, esp the purple berry cheezecake. Wow. And the savory entrees, all faboosh!

  5. January 2, 2010 at 09:50
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    What a talented culinary artist!You have lucky friends;-)<br />XoXo.

  6. January 2, 2010 at 14:34
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    Happy new year!! Everything looks amazing... I would love to come over for a dinner party!

  7. January 2, 2010 at 15:01
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    Happy New Year! I need to be at one of your dinner parties! WOWZA! :) YUM! You are an artist!

  8. January 2, 2010 at 17:31
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    An amazing feast! Can I come to the next one? :-)

  9. January 2, 2010 at 18:07
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    Wow! what an awesome feast / spread,how blessed are your guests?!!!<br /><br />Thanks for sharing:)<br /><br />Happy New Year(2010:) Happy New Decade!<br /><br />xxxxxxxxooooooooooooooooxxxxxxxxxxxxx

  10. January 2, 2010 at 18:15
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    You are all invited to my place for dinner any time! I'm serious, if you're ever in Ontario, Canada.... let me know! :)

  11. January 2, 2010 at 20:30
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    Your pizza and tart looks SO yummy!<br /><br />Happy New Year Girl!<br /><br />Enjoy!

  12. January 3, 2010 at 02:20
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    Wow! You truly are a raw goddess! Everything looks amazing! I love that Blueberry color too!

  13. January 3, 2010 at 03:50
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    Hey, I am in Toronto - can I come over? I am blown away by your creativity!

  14. January 3, 2010 at 16:29
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    Yes Laurel! Come over any time, seriously! Im a wee bit far from TO though - like a 24 hour drive :) Im up in the boonies!

  15. January 3, 2010 at 19:50
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    mmm your lasagna looks amazing. It seems like everyone (myself included) has been whipping some up these days. Your mexi-pizza looks incredible!

  16. January 4, 2010 at 04:17
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    Hello! Wow, I just got back in town from Orlando and I was so impressed with what you and Adam created together! What a feast! I am so excited to be learning this new way of preparing food, it is fun and delish and quite beautiful! Maybe one day we can prepare a rawsome meal together:)

  17. January 4, 2010 at 15:27
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    Hey Heathy! Is there an email I can reach you at?? :) Or could send me an email at Lauren@Crazysexylife.com<br /><br />Thanks! :)

  18. January 6, 2010 at 02:52
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    Incredible food! I'm very jealous of your guests. :)

  19. CarolG
    January 8, 2010 at 16:54
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    Drooling eyes for sure always when Heathy does it. She never fails to do it perfect either! Always excited seeing her creations and waiting for more eye exercises!

  20. January 16, 2010 at 16:17
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    Do you share any other of your raw recipes? I am BRAND NEW at the raw scene and I look for recipes.. Your Mexican pizza is the best I have seen ..Do you share the recipe? I would be so interested.....<br /><br />Blessings<br />Denise

  21. January 17, 2010 at 17:31
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    does the blueberry pie really look that vibrant? It is stunning...and I bet just a good tasting!<br /><br />Love seeing your "work"

  22. January 27, 2010 at 00:44
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    WOW is all I can say! you are a true artist when it comes to food. I cannot wait to try some of your unique combinations. excellent work!!!

  23. February 19, 2010 at 17:02
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    Hi there! I really love your recipes. It's my son's 1st birthday coming up and he is allergic to nuts. I was wondering if you had any cool ideas for a birthday dessert for him and all my family that didn't involve nuts. You are so creative! Thanks

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