I’ve been having a great time “uncooking” up some raw food over the past couple of weeks. I even managed to host a raw food dinner party last weekend which after much stress turned out to be amazing!
And before you start getting all nervous and thinking that you need to eat raw food to get clear skin – you definitely don’t. In fact, I wouldn’t advise that at all. However, incorporating raw foods into your diet is a great way to make sure you’re eating plenty of vegetables (and getting those vibrant nutrients). And raw cakes are a wonderful way to enjoy guilt free desserts.
So here are some not-so-glamorous photos of dishes I’ve recently been uncooking up …
This is a beautiful strawberry and lime cheesecake I made up last night from the Just Desserts eBook by the Raw Goddess Heathy. Yes, it tasted as divine as it looks. And although a little too limey and not as strawberry as I would have liked, I can’t really make that a critique considering it is a strawberry LIME cheesecake.
The only problem with this recipe is the expense, you will need a LOT of strawberries and limes to make it up, and both of those are a bit expensive when organic.
This is a gorgeous Tomato & Macadamia Mozzarella Linguine from Russel James’s The Raw Chef blog that we uncooked together at our dinner party. Ours didn’t look quite as stunning as Russel James’s but hey, at least we had a go and it tasted awesome!!
And this cake gets the prize for being the yummiest raw creation yet. I’m a recipe follower but my house mate is definitely not. She threw together this cake from three different recipes that I have in my coaching program ..added a few berries then magic! She made the most amazing chocolate berry raw vegan cake I’ve tried.
Lastly, this is my raw granola that I’ll probably never make again because it was too much effort. It’s made out of oat groats which is great, but I made HEAPS of oat milk while making this recipe.
Unfortunately I didn’t like the taste of the oat milk so it went to waste. And I was left with only a tiny bit of solid oat groat fibre so I only had enough granola for two mornings. But, I worked with what I had, beefed it up with lots of raw goodies – coconut, seeds, nuts and honey – and made a VERY delicious breakfast.
Yes I know, it looks absolutely nothing like the picture!