Sunday, December 13, 2009

A taste of the RAW life

I have posted once before about my cool vege spiral machiney thing that I purchased at the World Vegan Day. Only that time when I made awesome vegetable curls, I forgot to take a photo of them. Here it is in action:

YM holding up a zucchini curl, while eating the left over 'core'.

Tweenie showing how long they can get.
The kids search through their food to try and find the longest curl!

This is our dinner (of raw zucchini, carrot and beetroot) before we added the sauce.
The sauce was a capsicum creamy sauce and it was delicious.

I got the recipe from I signed up for their newsletter and I got a link to a free e-book that was about 100 pages long and FULL of delicious looking raw foods. Well worth the 2 seconds it took to sign up! I will definitely be trying other recipes from the e-book.

Sweet Pepper Cream Sauce
By Mama Raw of the Raw Pleasure forums
2 large red capsicums, seeded & chopped 
1 clove garlic 
2 tablespoon olive oil 
1 tablespoons flax oil 
1⁄2 teaspoon marjoram 
1⁄2 teaspoon sea salt 
1/8 teaspoon black pepper, or to taste 
1 cup cashews 
juice of 1⁄2 a lemon

1. Blend the first 7 ingredients to a liquid.
2. Add cashews and juice, then blend until smooth.
Serve at room temperature over spiralised zucchini. This can also be used as a dip or a salad dressing.

I bought myself a new blender on Friday (you may remember that Baby smashed mine to tiny little pieces the other week). I have been without a blender for about 2 weeks and it was killing me! I was missing my daily green smoothies! So I used the already over-extended credit card (it is christmas!) to buy me a new one. I don't know how long this $70 one will last but at 900w, it is much faster than the last blender. It really makes my smoothies smooth (as opposed to little green bits floating around). So I suppose Baby breaking the last one was a blessing in disguise (but I won't tell her that! - She is NOT allowed to touch this one!!)

I have a busy few days coming up. I've got to make cupcakes tomorrow for YM's birthday on Tuesday. He wants to take oreo cupcakes to school (27 kids, thanks very much!). YM's 9th birthday Tuesday. On Wednesday night I am flying to Sydney to see Popeye (I'm very excited! It's been 3 months!!). He is graduating from his course on Thursday. So on Wednesday I need to make 3 lots of school party foods (of COURSE they are all having end-of-year parties on the same day!). Two kids want Cindy and MIchael's sausage rolls, and one wants cupcakes. I also have chosen to pre-prepare Wednesday and Thursdays dinners for my babysitters (Popeye's sisters have kindly donated their time, so I will repay them by feeding them and making sure they don't have to do much except be there!). I still have a few christmas gifts to get, but especially Popeye's - I'm thinking a home brew kit. Thursday is Popeye's graduation parade (all those HOT navy men in their crisp white ceremonials uniform (especially mine - 3 months is a long time!). Then we are jumping in his car and driving back to Melbourne, while it is the last day of school for the kids. Not to mention a bit of personal grooming - waxing, tanning, toe nail painting (It HAS been three months, did I mention??) and all this adds up to 5 VERY busy days! Phew, I'm exhausted just from typing all that!

Better get some rest,



Kristen's Raw said...

Awesome fun pictures!

Cheers for Raw and Vegan :)

Anonymous said...

hey tahn... wow I didnt know that you've been without your husband for 3 months.... wow.. glad to hear he's graduating... thanks for the post.. I need to do more raw stuff... hearts!

Tahn said...

Thanks Carla!
Yep, 3 months! It's gone fast for everyone else (so they insensitively tell me!) but VERY slow for me.

This is the second time he has been away THIS YEAR. At the start of the year he was away for just over 3 months again in Sydney-New Zealand on the HMAS Kanimbla.

So that's a total of SIX months single :(
Only a few days to go!

x said...

I have the same spiraliser and it's awesome! I bet the kids have a lot of fun making long, curly veggie noodles!

Raw Foodini said...

Wow! Awesome. We've got a great new raw food site, and a master chef coming in from California for events in February:

Love it if you'd check them out!