Getting to grips with RAW and my new equipment!
The gadgets I have acquired after giving RAW food 'a bit of a go' back in the month of July last year... a whole month with nothing but raw food having never even gone to so much as a whole day prior to this... well it was a challenge... carbohydrate (or rather the lack of it) was an issue for stamina during Table Tennis practice, but apart from that I lost 21 Lbs in weight and felt a lot fresher... so I was always intending to get back to the RAW thing, just it was a question of timing! ... and so here we are, the end of my #6P6M challenge, the winter over... and... me looking to get back into the RAW experience...
I am no stranger to cooking, however with RAW food you do need to change the thinking, snacking is a
The final piece on the jigsaw was a Spiralizer... this is a tool to create interesting and different shapes from solid raw food like Courgettes, carrots, Parsnips, Sweet Potato, anything that needs to be sliced thinly if it is going to be easy to chew, digest and enjoy. One of my recipes for the weekend will be spiralized courgettes with pesto... this I am looking forward too!
Monday evening then... and this is the plan... Corn tortilla chips, Flax, Sesame and Sunflower seed bread, Garden Pate and a RAW chocolate slice (special treat for Debi... as I didn't get her an Easter Egg)... and so using the Dehydrator for the Tortilla's and Bread... these need to be in the dehydrator for an incredible 10 hours or so... The Pate is just a load of veg's including, Onion, Garlic, Ginger, Carrot, Celery, Raisins (sweetness), Olive Oil and a cup of ground almonds... plus some water... wow this is going to be very good with the seed bread!!
+Clare Darwish (Think Healthy Act Healthy Be Healthy facebook group) ... very moreish but very rich... one small piece was more than enough!
Even had time to put on another loaf of bread to take back to the Towers Tuesday morning... kitchen was a buzzing Monday through the night, Dehydrator working away along with the breadmaker... what an industrious Easter weekend, but I must say for my first really attempts at getting stuck into a more RAW way of cooking and eating I am finding it fascinating. There is so much that can be done without cooking, I definitely feel this is the way to go so long as you don't enforce this and become a problem when out to dinner... I do really enjoy cooked food and won't stop cooking those foods I love to eat, but I will work towards 80% RAW as my personal goal!