Shakti Restaurant

I've been fortunate enough to eat at two great raw food restaurants in the past week. Shakti Life Kitchen is in Jacksonville, just a bike ride away. A few days ago we met up with a few friends for lunch there. I enjoyed the Buckwheat Bean Burrito which Adam created since he was involved in setting up the menu when the resto opened a year ago. It's a dehydrated spinach pepper wrap, filled with a sprouted buckwheat bean mixture, sunflower seed cheese, spinach, tomato, and sweet onion. Served with a side salad and choice of apple slices, or flax crackers.

The burrito was absolutely amazing, especially the spinach wrap! The only thing I didn't like were the raw onions - I picked em out 🙂

Adam had the Tun-0 Salad Sandwich on black sesame bread (which I've made many times and is an excellent staple to have on hand). The sammie was good, but my burrito was better... the tun-o was kinda runny and overly dilly.
Black Sesame Bread

Ani Phyo's Recipe

1 cup ground flax seed
1/3 cup whole flax seed
1/2 tsp sea salt
1 clove garlic, minced
2 Tbs onion, minced
1 1/3 cup water
2/3 cup sunflower seeds
1/4 cup black sesame seeds

Mix the first 6 ingredients together in a bowl. Stir in the remaining seeds.
Evenly spread on 1 teflex sheet. Dehydrate at 115F for 3 hours.
Flip the whole thing onto the screen sheet, score into squares.
Dehydrate another 1-2 hours if needed.
Doesn't the dessert case look good?

I'm not sure how much you can clearly see, but it all looked yummy up close! They even had the chocolate blueberry cheesecake from my book in there a few days prior, I couldn't believe it! They had good looking vanilla chocolate parfaits, some pumpkin mousse, chocolate covered apricots, , coconut pie, lemon coconut cookies, strawberry cheesecake. I settled on the cannoli cookie which was a soft, dense, cookie, drizzled with some kind of vanilla cream and dark chocolate. It was absolutely delicious! We also tried a chocolate covered fig (which was mediocre) and a choccie blueberry bon bon - a soft blueberry center covered in dark chocolate - it was super yummy!
A trip to Present Moment Cafe is next up!
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  1. November 10, 2009 at 01:28

    This looks sooo good!! yummy!

  2. November 10, 2009 at 06:28

    Yum, yum, yum! Nothing like eating food again, heh? I so want to eat at a Raw restaurant but there aren't any close by. Oh well, maybe one day : )

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