It's only Day 2 of my Raw food challenge, and I must admit, I was tempted to give it up by breakfast ( I love my bagels!). But, I didn't. Instead, after another kale and orange smoothie, I got to work on a dinner and dessert.
I swear I could have made an entire Thanksgiving dinner in the time these two things took! I wish I was joking! Raw food has a lot of "soaking" in the instructions! Soak almonds. Soak quinoa (that has actually been soaking since yesterday!). Soak celery and leeks. I had a million bowls lying around half the day, just soaking. In between soaking, I was chopping and blending, warming up my coconut oil, cutting up the mango, marinating mushrooms, measuring out ingredients, and trying to keep up with all the dishes I seemed to produce.
After much preparation, I have made a "stuffing" to plop into veggies. And, I even got to warm it up in the oven for a little bit.
And here is the mango and mixed berry "parfait" w/ "Chantilly creme" ( a delicious blend of almonds, almond milk, and a bit of agave). It didn't hold up like in the book's picture, but it was really good. I'll try it again.
In between all the chopping and blending I did find time to do a spread in my art journal.
Tomorrow? I may have to do something besides a smoothie for breakfast!