Hey everybody! Jen here from Going With What We've Got. I know you're missing Liz but don't worry she'll be back soon. In the mean time I'll tell you about my culinary adventure.
I tried a Strawberry Coconut Shake made with cashews, dates, and coconut oil. And no ice cream.
I tried Cauliflower Miso Mash and Miso Gravy. Neither one of those things sound immediately delicious to me.
Why in the world did I try them then, you ask? Because I would really like to be more healthy. And - I'll just tell the whole truth - I really want to lose some weight.
I have myself convinced that adding some raw food selections to our regular diet will help in both of these areas. They do go together after all. The good news is I've been down this road before so I already had a really great recipe book to search for something to try. (Is it called a "cookbook" if you don't actually cook the recipes?)
The book I have is Ani's Raw Food Kitchen by Ani Phyo. I already had some pages folded over from the last time I looked through it but I'd never tried any of the recipes. Today I decided to try a cauliflower recipe since I already had a head in the refrigerator and I didn't want it to go to waste.
Trouble was, I didn't know what miso was. Turns out it's just soy paste. No biggie. If you go to the health food store to look for it, look in the refrigerated section. You're welcome.
Here's what I learned this weekend about my pursuing a raw foods diet.
- I'm going to need a bigger food processor.
- I have quite a bit to learn about the grocery store.
- I don't know what kefir is.
- Healthy food can be expensive.
- I really like cauliflower.
I love this post! I totally want to find that book so I can check out those recipes- especially since I spy choclate chips in that picture. I have to admit that the only time I think I've had miso is when I have miso soup at my favorite Japanese restaurants. I do know all about kefir- it's a great addition to any healthy kitchen. It's similar to drinkable yogurt but has more probiotics and does some cool stuff in the body that yogurt doesn't. I like to buy plain kefir and use it in smoothies with a little bit of honey. Jen, thanks for sharing your culinary adventure into raw foods with us! I hope my readers will follow you so we can all cheer you on as you continue on this healthy living journey! You all know the drill- leave some comment love and appreciation and go visit Jen's blog!