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Raw Food Frenzy

My, my, my … it’s a good thing raw and living foods provide so much energy! Sure, they take extra prep time to replicate gourmet yumminess, but they do pay it forward. I’ve had such a busy week and the next weeks and months just keep looking busier. All good, exciting stuff, though!

As I sit here drinking a Reishi Mocha Chaga Hemp Banana Coconut Water smoothie, I’ve got sunflower seeds and pumpkin seeds soaking for late afternoon pâté creations to top salads during tomorrow’s Reiki Master Teacher training lunch break. I’ve got sundried tomatoes soaking in water for blending with homegrown basil and oregano, plus Roma tomatoes to make a raw marinara sauce for our spiralized celeriac. Have you tried celeriac (celery root) noodles? I love them even better than zucchini noodles — slightly crunchy and less watery. We’ve got olives to chop for tapenade, more tomatoes and chives to chop for a cumin tomato tartar topping for, get this … raw, vegan, gluten-free Rosemary Garlic Bread, which is currently tantalizing us in the dehydrator. An afternoon trip to the co-op will bring us some cukes and greens for a side salad, and we’ll top off this Italian raw feast for friends with some Reishi-Chaga-Lucuma-Cacao gelato. Total experiment, but I have high hopes.

Somewhere in there, it will be collard ribboning time, to make a simple side salad of olive oil, lemon juice and Celtic sea salt intended to accompany the soon-to-be-chopped root veggies we’ll throw in the oven towards the end of tomorrow’s RMT class. Non-linear me goofed and booked an evening session after all-day teaching, so I will much appreciate the speedy sustenance. Teaching Reiki always makes me hungry.

Other goodies on our plates or in our fridge?

Last weekend’s channeling host treated us to some of “Caroline’s Handmade” raw flax crackers and sundried tomato cashew dip — possibly the best dip we’ve ever tasted. Yes, it was that good, and no, it’s not technically in our fridge right now. We finished that the following morning. 🙂 We’ve got sprouted, dehydrated buckwheat groats, should the “cereal” craving hit. Our freezer holds some Violet’s Violent End blueberry pie from Shazzie and David Wolfe’s “Naked Chocolate” book. Always a favorite for guests and quick snacks! I gifted my copy to a formerly “cooked” chocoholic, but I’ve made that recipe so often, I have it committed to memory.

After last night’s channeling event, I scarfed an entire bag of Rhythm Superfoods “Zesty Nacho” Kale Chips, followed by our locally made Fizziology Kimchee served on avocados. A yummy return to Earth after all that ethereal stuff. 😉 We’ve also got homemade kefir awaiting frozen strawberries and vanilla stevia for OMG wowness! Perhaps a new favorite, among so much vibrant deliciousness. Of course, none of this would feel complete without fresh green juice, and thank heavens our co-op makes such economical and tasty blends. You can’t really buy produce, juice it and clean up for much less than a freshly prepared (by someone else!) Cucumber-Celery-Parsley or Inner Peace juice. Despite all evidence to the contrary, I remain forever and always, a Lazy Raw Foodist.

Just sharing some days in the life … Cheers and Love!