Friday, December 26, 2008

Kissmas Day

Kissmas day was lovely, filled with love & laughter. I spent the day with family and friends, exchanging gifts, entertaining guests, tasting great food, watching movies, dancing, taking pictures, having fun, relaxing and really and enjoying the company.
Now in the house where I spent Christmas Day there aren't any vegetarians never mind vegans or raw food people. So before I left my house I had a huge breakfast of guacamole filled peppers. I took with me a lovely pie that I created the night before, I made the crust with almonds, dessicated coconut and dates, the filling (was so filling!) was walnuts, cranberries and agave blended until creamy and topped then with berries. I also made some little treats called 'snowballs' from cashews, dates, coconut oil and rolled in dessicated coconut. My intention was to fill up on all of this and eat as little cooked food as possible, and it worked a treat! and everybody loved them. I had some, homemade veg soup, roasted vegetables, ratatouille, brussels sprouts and my own stuff and I felt great about it, I didn't miss eating dairy products never mind meat. I have recently had some huge shifts around my eating habits, I already knew I wouldn't eat meat again, now I am at the stage where I don't want or miss dairy.
As my diet evolves through eating raw food I am finding myself in a more peaceful space where I enjoy being present and also look forward to tomorrow. My energy is high and my skin is silky. Am also loving the feeling of hemp clothing against my skin.

Monday, December 8, 2008

Raw Banquet

I'm oh so new to this.. to both raw foods and blogging, well I've been experimenting with eating and preparing raw foods on & off all year but this is mi first ever blog!!!
I am really exited and ready to go deeper into the whole raw food movement. I am encouraged by a 'raw christmas banquet' I attended over the weekend in Dublin, hosted by Natash Czopor
It was sensational in every sense of the senses! It was held in an empty shop furnished only with 3 long tables and several bails of hay (our seats) & hay on the floors. The food was served on large leafs, there was a platter of starters with things like herbed creamy cheese inside mandolin sliced beetroot and spicy flax bread squares with sprouted seed dip & a cherry tomatoe on top.
The main course was a spouted brazil nut, parsnip and spinach roularde with fresh rosemary marinated colorful root vegetables, cauliflour and nut mash, marinated portobello mushrooms, and chestnut mushroom polenta ragout gravy. Desert was another platter of delectable delights, like raw chocolates and banana & nut biscuits, mi favorite was made from processed walnut and dried apricot for the base with something creamy & sweet on it not sure what & topped with slices of plum and passionfruit seeds (caviar!).
A group of poets shared their talent between courses and the 'jazz type' band entertained some more, and guests voulenteered with more songs, stories and poetry, it was a wonderful and savourable night.

Rubina's New Raw World

I am oh so new to this, to both blogging and raw food, well I've been experimenting with eating raw food on & off since early this year '08 & it's mi first blog ever!!!

I live in Ireland where the climate is a bit cooler so eating raw food is definitly not common practice, not by a long shot. Although I was in Dublin (the capital city) over the weekend and attended a lovely 'raw christmas dinner banquet type thing' hosted by Natasha Czopor whom also has her own range of raw goodies in various health shops & deli's in Dublin. It was great, if not very different, it was held in an empty shop furnished with only 3 long tables, several large bails of hay (our seats), & hay all over the floors. We had fizzy water with lime pieces & mint leafs in-it was delish ans really thirst quenching! we were served the food on these huge leafs that were cut into big squares, most ate with their fingers but there was the option of a tiny wooden fork too! we ate beautiful tasty sprouted brazil nut, parsnip and spinach roularde, marinated mushrooms, cauliflour & nut mash, colorful dehydrated root veg, onion & mushroom gravy and much more. desert was some of her own tasty creations of raw chocolates, banana & nut biscuits and various other types of sweet tasters, mi favorite had a base made from dry then soaked apricots & walnuts processed together, with sweet creamy stuff on top ~ not exactly sure what, and topped of with sliced plums & passion fruit seeds (caviar!). There were good poets sharing their talents between courses and a jazz type band and a few voulentered with songs and poetry. It was unforgettable, enjoyable and savourable. I'll upload some pic's when I figure out how