A Catch Up… with Something Sweet & Savory
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This is a bit of a random post of old stuff from the holidays... but what the hell, better late than never...
Around Christmas, my best friend Lauren (we've been friends for 21 years, if you can imagine) and I had a kitchie playdate- she is terribly allergic to nuts, so hasn't been able to try much of my raw food over the years. I came up with a nut free menu for us - Cucumber Cilantro Soup, Zucchini Hummus with veggies, and Chocolate with dried fruit/coconut. What a feast we had! She loved the soupie - I like to make it with dill, but she especially loves cilantro.
Cucumber Cilantro Soup
2 cups chopped cucumber
1 stalk celery
1/2 cup cilantro
1 1/2 cups hot water
1 Tbs lemon juice
2 tsp honey
2 tsp apple cider vinegar
1 clove garlic
Himalayan salt, to taste
Blend all ingredients until smooth. Adjust seasonings.
Kale salad - A mix of massaged kale, yellow & red peppers, tomato, chili sunflower seeds, lemon juice, avocado, chipotle, and sea salt.
Delish! Zucchini Alfredo one evening - the noodles went on for ever and ever!
Adam and I made this pizza for dinner last week using the leftover crusts from the dinner party. Topped with buckwheat "refried" beans, marinated portobello mushies, tomato, seed cheese, and cilantro.
We had a bon fire one cold winter's night at my parent's house with a group of people.
I really love this pic of the fire
My mom and I
Choccie pudding for dessert one evening, topped with my sweet coconut nuts.
Super Cacao Pudding
1 medium avocado
1/2 cup water
1/4 cup agave
1/3 cup pitted dates
1/4 cup cacao powder
2 tsp lucuma
1 tsp maca
1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
2 pinches sea salt
Blend all ingredients until smooth and creamy in either a blender or food processor.
There's some of my catching up... many more things still to come! 🙂 Have a great weekend!