Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Raw and Delicious!

Raw Vegan Chocolate Mousse Pie
Whether it was entertaining family, friends or just the two of you with food, drink, games - or maybe outdoor activities, a movie or plopped on the couch with a good book - I hope everyone enjoyed doing what they love best!
For me, it was a simple quiet dinner at our house with family.  Since I’m vegan & celiac (with food allergies) and my family is not, I made several of my raw and vegan dishes for everyone to try, along with some new ones.  Of course I had some non-vegan food as well.  Some of the new vegan/raw dishes I made from scratch were: raw carrot cake balls, pumpkin hummus, quinoa stuffing and chocolate mousse pie.  I didn’t take any pictures except for the chocolate pie after I made it, which was a good thing because it was a big hit and gone in no time! 
So about the raw thing.  I came across several raw food recipes that led me to some awesome blogs, websites and books.  After trying some recipes out – like the chocolate pie with ingredients that you would never know was in it - I fell head over heels in love with raw food!  Yes, it’s more than desserts, snacks, smoothies, etc.  I’m talking breakfast, lunch, dinner… entire meals, completely raw and delicious!   I picked up a couple books, another on order, a dehydrator and now cleaning out my cupboards of processed foods. 
Funny how it has taken me until now to discover a raw food lifestyle.  Because of several health issues I’ve pretty much been into eating healthy anyway, along with some indulgence of course – I’m human.  Now I can indulge in an even healthier way!  And, Mark is just as excited about it as I am.  He said he’ll still need his chicken (that’s pretty much his meat) and a few other foods he can’t give up, but he’s ready for the healthy change.  Because of how I eat already, I feel that I could probably go at least 90% entirely raw… hopefully 100% if I work at it.
I’ll be adding a variety of raw food info here.  But don’t worry, I’m not one of those raw vegans that tells people what and what not to eat.  I don’t like it when it’s done to me either.

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