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It’s Fun To Eat Raw Foods With A Friend

Posted on June 24 2011 | (0) Comments
Category:Raw Entertaining and Holidays

It’s Fun To Eat Raw Foods With A Friend

Two heads are better than one, right?  And when it comes to learning how to make tasty raw food recipes, I believe that four hands are better than two.  Let me explain...

In my experience, learning how to prepare raw food is just more fun when you do it with a friend. (Learning how to EAT raw food is just plain easy, of course.  All you have to do is dig in and enjoy mouthful after mouthful of fresh, wholesome, nutritious, and incredibly delicious flavors.)

In Just One Night, Not One Year
Did you see the movie Julie and Julia?  In it, online blogger and food enthusiast Julie Powell decides to spend a year preparing the 500+ dishes in top chef Julia Child’s book “Mastering the Art of French Cooking.”  

Well, unlike mastering the art of French cooking, mastering the art of raw food ‘cooking’ and preparing all the 100 recipes in my original book (or the dozens of sweet treats in my second book Raw for Dessert) doesn’t require such an enormous effort.  

In fact, you and a friend can become novice raw food chefs in just one night with

  • Simple ingredients you can find in your supermarket or online
  • Everyday kitchen appliances that you may already have
  • Easy-to-learn techniques for turning fresh fruit and veggies into delectable raw food meals, snacks, and desserts

‘Basic training’ involves learning some of the ‘tricks of the trade’ such as the best way to chop vegetables so that they’ll look as beautiful as they taste and how small you should break ingredients up before blending or processing so you can whip up a tasty raw food juice or raw food soup without putting a strain on your appliance’s motor.

You can start with raw food smoothies, perhaps the easiest of raw food dishes.  And before you know it, you and a friend will have the knowledge and skills to create complete menus featuring sumptuous dishes like Papaya Lime Soup, Mango and Avocado Salad, Mock Rice Pilaf, Stuffed Portabello Mushrooms, and more.

Instead of a gold star, reward yourself for your studies with a guilt-free ‘afterschool snack.’  My Knockout Brownie Sundae swaps out cholesterol-laden heavy cream with heart healthy Brazil nut milk, and replaces carbohydrate-rich flour with protein-rich walnuts.  It’s sinfully rich...but go ahead and enjoy seconds.  This is one brownie that’s healthy and nutritious.

So go ahead and unplug your stove, call a friend, and get ‘cooking’ the raw food way.  Easy, healthy, delicious.

In my next post, I’ll talk about how to use your new found skills to create an Asian-inspired menu of easy raw food recipes that you can serve at your next party.

See you soon!

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