This is not the best day of the week for me to do raw. On Wednesdays I bake cookies and quick breads for 8 hours at work and having that stare me in the face, well… I can’t resist snacking on that little scraping of vegan tollhouse dough from the bottom of the mixing bowl. I’ll have to pick another day for it, although I did manage two raw meals, including an experimentation with raw oatmeal. It was good but needs a little bit of tweaking yet for the super yummy seal of approval. Still, it could fool you, couldn’t it?
I tried warming the oatmeal in the dehydrator for about 30 minutes (this is often encouraged for soups and dishes in various raw cookbooks on cold days) because it was chill-y! I must say it was nice not to hold a cold bowl in my hand, especially since I had it with a super dark green smoothie of banana, pear, spinach, kale, almond milk, lemon and cardamom. Yum!
For lunch, an old standby: Brazil-Broccoli Mash with Miso Gravy from Ani’s Raw Food Kitchen. The dressing, in particular, is so smooth and sweet and salty and delicious! I had wanted to have this with marinated portobellas (a la mixmaster_mo … who also has an awesome new blog!), but I didn’t get around to buying them. Next time for sure! Still tasty with slices of red navel oranges (which also featured in the gravy) and a spicier reincarnation of that eggplant jerky (not pictured) I made back in June.
I hope to get some more raw into my diet again, since I’m still eating tons of sugar and wheat lately for some reason (and raw desserts are by far my favorite!). I’ve also been dreaming up a new version of vegan Swedish meatballs (a seemingly ancient version is here), which I might also consider make a raw version of. Think of the possibilities! And have a lovely end of the week and start to the weekend…