Sunday, January 13, 2013

Day 1: raw Food (Okay, Let's not even pretend this is pizza)

DAY ONE
I have decided to do a Raw foods challenge! 

I've been talking about it for a long time, but never took the plunge. Today, after a trip to the grocery store, I am ready to --- uh, NOT cook. 

I grabbed my new book, Raw Food Kitchen by Dunja Gulin, and gathered up my produce and grains. I decided to ease into it with a kale an orange smoothie. I do love smoothies. 

Then I moved on to what the book called "pizza". I wouldn't call it that, but it turned out good. The crust is a mix of oats, ground sunflowers, and flaxseed. The toppings are marinated mushrooms, tomatoes, and something not even close to cheese---it's cashews, lemon juice, and chopped onions ground in the food processor.  Here it is!


My goal is to do all raw foods for at least a week, then I may add in some other things. It really is just for fun so I'm not too worried about it. Last summer a friend and I did a challenge where everything we ate had to be from the farmer's market. I liked how it made me find new recipes and get more creative and healthy. I am going to have to get pretty creative with the raw foods. I'll keep you posted on how it's going!


7 comments:

Barbara said...

Katie, this is exciting! I'll be watching. :)

Corrine at sparkledaysstudio.com said...

Well your pizza certainly is NOT but piza's not to good for us anyway is it? Good luck on the challenge. I eat lots of raw but don't think I could do it as a lifestyle. Be curious to see what you think after a week. xox

Hope Starbound said...

Super hilarious post! Please let us know how it goes. I'm going vegan for 21 days so maybe I'll try some of your meals.

Donna, Doni, Lady D said...

This is going to be interesting, Katie. Can't wait to see what you think after a week. Keep us posted. xodonna

craftattack said...

Looks good, but a real pizza would look better to me! Have fun! Hugs, Valerie

Sue said...

Fascinating idea......I will be interested to hear how it goes.

Penny said...

Well, this looks pretty tasty if you don't even think of it as a 'pizza'! I'd probably have a hard time doing this in winter when I long for hot food - but summertime, yeah I could probably get into it.