Raw Confessions, Simple Salad Recipes, Raw Mezzé Platter Review & Poll

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October 18, 2011 by Living Girl Living Foods

I haven’t made anything too extravagant lately, lots of salads & soups. Lately I’ve just been craving a little flax oil, coconut oil, garlic and seaweed on some shredded vegetables. For the most part I have been eating a lot of carrots, peppers, sugar snap pea, red cabbage and sprouts.

Asian-Style Salad

The Asian-Style Salad consists of snap peas, red cabbage, sprouts, carrots, cauliflower, red pepper and red onions. I mixed half of an avocado with 1 teaspoon flax, 1 teaspoon olive oil, 1 teaspoon tahini, minced ginger, garlic, 1 teaspoon coconut nectar & seaweed flakes for the dressing.

Beet Carrot Salad

The Beet Carrot Salad to the right is just one medium beet sliced thin & one small carrot sliced thin as well. With just a little flax oil, olive oil, coconut vinegar, minced ginger, minced garlic and a little sprinkle of sesame seeds.

4 Apples 2 Tablespoons Ground Flax Cinnamon & Nutmeg to taste

My mother recently went apple picking and now I have three long fruit bowls filled with a variety of apples. I’ve been playing around with making apple juice and adding different spices such as vanilla, nutmeg, cinnamon, cayenne and ginger. I also love adding my daily dose of ground flax in apple juice.

I’ve been eating far too many cashews lately! It seems like every recipe I find online calls for cashews plus that shipment of Punk Rawk Labs cheese didn’t help me any. I had such a terrible stomach ache yesterday from eating cherry tomatoes with a slice of raw nut cheese. I hardly ever eat so many nuts I think my stomach isn’t used to it. So I’m going to cut down my nut intake for a while I think and see how I feel. I was planning on completely cutting them out and then I realized some flax crackers I ate today have sprouted sunflower seeds…woops.

Two days ago I went to Garden Grille for dinner, the only vegetarian & vegan restaurant in Rhode Island. They recently gave the restaurant and their menu a little make over. Garden Grille is fairly conscious about making sure there are options for people with all different eating habits. There is always one raw main entree, a raw soup or appetizer and raw desserts. On Sunday I tried their new raw main entree, the Raw Mezzé Platter. The dish consisted of in the follow order; Cauliflower Tabouleh, Cashew Zucchini Hummus, Marinated Cucumber & Watermelon Radish Salad all sprinkled with Oil Cured Olives and a few Flax Crackers. (Sorry the photo quality is terrible, I used someone else’s mobile phone and their’s is worse than mine. It killed the color and has auto flash :X)

Raw Mezze Platter from Garden Grille

The entree was $15 which is a typical price for a raw main entree but I felt like this wasn’t a fair amount of food for the price. There weren’t enough flax crackers, the cucumber & watermelon salad seemed random, and I was still hungry after eating. This dish has a beautiful presentation and the plate is perfect but I feel like it would be more appropriate as an appetizer. For this to be a main entree I think there should be a few pieces of raw falafel. The pieces of lettuce used to present the hummus was great for making little hummus and tabouli wraps. Sadly they weren’t selected for this so they were a little difficult to handle without getting my fingers messy.

Today I ate kale and red cabbage salad with a little olive oil, garlic, herbs, and coconut vinegar.

On the side I ate Bean less Red Pepper Hummus:

Beanless Red Pepper Hummus

1, medium red pepper chopped

2-inches of carrot sliced or shredded (I used a veggie peeler)

1, small garlic clove minced

1 teaspoon tahini

Preferred oil, salt, pepper or herbs according to taste (I used olive oil, salt and seaweed flakes)

If you like your hummus chunky dehydrate your vegetables first for about 5 hours or use less peppers! Everyone’s blender is different as well so the texture may be not be as liqudiy as mine.

Go Raw Flax Snax with Beanless Red Pepper Hummus

I ate this hummus with carrot sticks and Go Raw Spicy Flax Snax flax chips. I love the jalapeno & lime in these. Lots of flavor and the taste are so awesome that they are fantastic alone. If you aren’t crazy about spicy food you might not like these flax chips all that much. After eating 4 or so I was starting to think to myself these have a bit of a punch. I really need to start making my own flax crackers! I love eating these things and it’s a cheap & easy snack.

For a little afternoon treat I broke off one piece of Righteously Raw Maca chocolate bar 😀 I love this stuff! It’s nutty, sweet, rich, the truffle filling and creamy outside feel fantastic in my mouth & belly!

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