What a RAWsome night!

Seeing as it is still patio season here in beautiful Vancouver

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I thought i’d pop in with a yummy dinner I put together for friends a little while ago. I was going through a raw food trial phase and thought i’d be fun to try and put together a raw dinner for some good friends, turns out it was a huge hit!

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We started with raw zucchini hummus and veggies Image(oh just looking at the picture makes my mouth water)

For the main course we had raw tacos with a raw corn salad, avocado mango salsa, a fresh tomato salsa and a cashew cream sauce that was to die for.

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Hummus: 1 zucchini chopped, 1/2 cup raw sesame seeds (or sub 1/2 cup tahini), 1 clove of garlic, juice from 1/2 lemon, 1 Tbsp olive oil, 1 tsp cumin and a little salt… blend it all up in a food processor

Raw taco meat: 2 cups raw walnuts, 1.5 tablespoons nama shoyu (if your not worried about being raw sub soy sauce or liquid aminos), 1/2 tsp chilli powder, 2 tsp cumin, and a little glug of olive oil to get it all moving… put it all in the food processor but just pulse because you don’t want to turn it into walnut butter

Mango Avocado Salsa: 1 mango diced, 1 avocado diced, 1 large tomato diced, juice from 1/2 lime, a little salt 1/4 cup fresh cilantro

cashew sour cream: 1 cup raw soaked cashews (soak overnight in water, drain and rinse before using), juice from 1 lemon, and about 1/2 cup water… blend up really well

Raw raspberry cheesecake (from My New Roots):

crust: prepare a cake pan with saran wrap, 1/2 cup raw almonds, 1/2 cup dates, pinch of salt… blend in food processor until little crumbs. Press crumb mixture into cake pan really well and place in freezer while preparing the rest of the cake

filling: 11/2 cups soaked cashews (overnight), Juice of 2 lemons, 1 tsp vanilla,1/3 cup coconut oil (melted) 1/3 cup honey or agave nectar, 1 cup raspberries (thawed if frozen… any berries would work)…warm coconut oil and honey, whisk to combine. In the most powerful food processor/blender you have (I invested in a vita mix-best investment ever!) place all filling ingredients, except berries, and blend on high until very smooth (this may take  few minutes). Pour about 2/3 rds of the mixture on the crust and smooth with spatula. Add the berries to the remaining filling and blend on high till smooth. Pour onto the first layer, smooth out and stick in freezer until solid.

To serve remove from freezer 30 mins before eating, I use a knife and hot water to cut into pieces.

MAKE THIS NOW! so so yummy 🙂

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4 thoughts on “What a RAWsome night!

  1. Cait the Arty Runnerchick September 20, 2012 at 9:20 pm Reply

    dang, such a beautiful night!! and that dinner looks way too tasty…but not going to lie, i think i would have been tempted to dive straight to the dessert…yummy! 🙂

    • simonesedibleadventures September 20, 2012 at 10:21 pm Reply

      I definitely ate the leftover dessert for breakfast the next morning, didn’t even hesitate 🙂

  2. Eliz September 20, 2012 at 10:03 pm Reply

    Investing in a Vitamix is on my list of the top 10 things I have ever done for myself. I use it AT LEAST once a day!!! Your meal looks excellent, love that you’re writing 🙂

    • simonesedibleadventures September 20, 2012 at 10:22 pm Reply

      I use mine no less than 3 times a day, I am obsessed haha. thanks so much for checking it out 🙂

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