It looks like I left the workshop in the middle ... Shame on me...! However, I must say that it is quite appropriate to talk about it now that the weekend is approaching because Sarah Britton is back, this time with healthy desserts for Christmas! I'll attend the workshop on Saturday afternoon, and you?
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The second part of the September’ workshop was about raw food. The raw food concept is very simple: it is about eating foods raw or cooked to more or less 40°C, above which the enzymes present in food do not survive.
One of the first times I heard about raw food was in the episode of the series Sex and the City when Samantha meets Jerry "Smith" Jerrod, who is a waiter in a raw food restaurant. After this episode I started researching a bit about raw food and got really addicted to a raw chocolate cake, with dates and walnuts - a delight, which I later came to know, is very similar Sarah B.’s raw brownies.
If you think that raw food is just eating salads and raw fruits you’re mistaken. You can do wonders with dry fruits and some cereals. One of the recipes that impressed me the most was the "sour cream" sauce of the raw tacos. It's really creamy and tricks our tastebuds because it is so similar with cream. The mixture of walnuts and spices that replace the meat in tacos is also a surprise. The texture is crispier than meat, of course, but the flavour is intense and complex.
And what about the almond pulp hummus?! Also a very truthful option to traditional hummus and a great way to enjoy the rest of the almonds we used to make milk.
Most of the opinions I have gathered, say it is not recommended to follow a 100% raw diet, but it is undeniable that eating foods in their most natural state and less processed is great to our body, health and wellness. Being so, how about trying to make a few raw meals a week, like having a nutritious smoothie for breakfast made with almond milk and fresh fruit, or a couple of raw tacos for lunch - check the recipe at My New Roots!
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