So, last night was my first official real meal after coming off of The Master Cleanse and I felt it very appropriate to hit up our favorite Raw/Vegan Restaurant – Grass Roots. I LOVE this place and could honestly eat here every day! Tonight I decided to try something new from the Raw portion of their menu.
We started with the avocado with blue organic corn chips for an appetizer. The hubby had the Sabrina’s Favorite sandwich – “onion bread, hummus, avocado, sprouts romaine & sheeze“. I had the Peace Zah Pi – “Raw three Cheeze Pizza, messaged kale, sundried tomato, avocado, fresh tomato atop a raw crust.”
The hubby and I shared dessert – a raw cashew torte – delicious!
I finished reading my book this morning and then started some breakfast for me and the hubby. I am really wanting to start eating more raw foods and have found a lot of good recipes to try. We don’t have a dehydrator – yet – but I still want to try to incorporate more raw foods in creative ways.
So, this morning I made Cardamom-Orange Coconut Flaxjacks, a recipe I found over at Swell Vegan. I love this site! Lots of yummy looking recipes. I also have a little cookbook from her that I purchased a while ago and love the recipes in there. Anyway, this was yummy. It makes 2 flaxjacks – so I had one and then the hubby said he’d eat one too – awesome!
The ingredients are super simple and there’s no dehydrating!
After I mixed all of the ingredients together, I topped mine with strawberries, a sprinkle of coconut and then drizzled a little maple syrup over the top. This was so delicious. I’m really glad the hubby wanted it for breakfast as well!
After breakfast, the hubby and I went on a long bike ride over around Soho and Hyde Park – the weather was nice, it was kind of overcast, so it wasn’t too hot. It was a fun time!
When we got back, I fixed me something for lunch – a nice green smoothie
1 cup light soy milk
2 handfuls of spinach
1.5 tsp of Cashew butter
1 Tbsp avocado
Later on in the afternoon while we were packing, we busted out the chips and I had a few – at least they’re baked
After packing as much as we could pack today, I got dinner ready. I tried another new recipe, however, this one wasn’t a raw recipe, but it’s vegan and healthy, so I felt good about it.
Dinner: It’s Coconut Curry Chickpeas + Spinach over Quinoa that I found over at Greens for Good. I tried the red quinoa with this dish. I’ve only ever had the white kind, but I saw this at whole foods and decided to give it a try. It seemed a little nuttier – the hubby said he liked the red better than the white. I think quinoa is awesome – it packs a mighty nutritional punch! Quinoa contains a balanced set of essential amino acids, making it a complete protein. It has a good source of dietary fiber and phosphorus and is high in magnesium and iron. It also is supposed to be easy to digest and is gluten-free, which is necessary in our household these days.
I got the quinoa going on the stove and then started on the main dish.
I rinsed the quinoa thoroughly and then
I chopped the onion and garlic and used fresh garlic that I bought a while back that’s in a tube – the store was out of fresh ginger.
I tossed in all of the spices.
Mixed it all together and then let it simmer for while.
Just before serving, I tossed in the spinach.
Here’s the final dish served over quinoa.
I had this plus a little more. It was so yummy and had a nice flavor and spice to it. The hubby really liked it too! I also enjoyed a glass of Riesling with my dinner. You should try this dish soon – it is awesome!
For dessert, I finished off the cashew torte – so sad it’s all gone!
The hubby and I are pretty tired after all of the packing we did today and are about to crash out.
See y’all later!