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
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
Eggplant noodles layered with sun dried tomato sauce, marinated mushrooms, zucchini, and spinach in creamy seed cheese - dehydrated to perfection
Sprouted buckwheat/corn crust topped with buckwheat "refried" beans, chipotle nut cheese, tomato pepper salsa, lettuce, avocado, drizzled with more cheese
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
Crust: 1 cup almonds
2/3 cup pitted, dates
In a food processor, grind the almonds. Add the dates and combine.
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!