Christmas in the Raw.

Christmas in the Raw.

The holidays are typically a gluttonous time… the last hurrah of the year where many have a well-accepted excuse to dip into excess.  So this year, I choose to bring a raw dish to my parent’s home.  I made Raw Pad Thai using the list of goodies below… realizing I should have put a veggie spiralizer on my Christmas list.

3 medium zucchinis
3 large carrots
2 green onions, chopped
1 cup shredded purple cabbage
1 cup cauliflower florets
1 cup mung bean sprouts
½ avocado, peeled and sliced
½ cup crushed peanuts
½ cup chopped fresh cilantro
¼ cup fresh mint leaves
2 tbsp sesame seeds

I made two batches of this sauce since there was so much veggie surface area expelling water into the dish.  And I garnished with sliced lemons for easy squeezing.
¼ cup tahini
¼ cup almond butter
¼ cup tamari
2 tbsp agave
2 tbsp lime
½ green chili, minced
1 clove garlic, minced
1 tsp ginger root, grated


File this under raw-ish.  When an avocado is at a perfect point you can spread it on a tailpipe and I’d eat it.  Well, not really.  I’m justing saying that I really like avocado.  I tried it on some different grain-y crackers as I searched for a better grain-y things. My favorite Sigdal crispbread made of sunflower seeds, sesame seeds, wholemeal rye flour, oat bran, oatmeal, linseed, spelt bran, and wheat bran.IMG_1347

Sunfood Superfoods makes these raw coconut sheets that can be used tortilla style for wraps.  They cost a pretty penny for only 7, but would allow for easy and quick raw snacking.  No wonder only Richie Riches can sustain a raw diet for long durations of time!IMG_4469

I jammed them with lots of fresh veggies and drizzled them with a wasabi sauce. Perfect lunch.IMG_4473

I have cashews soaking for raw cheese spreads for next time.  Inspiration and preparation are key when you go temporarily raw.  IMG_4474

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