Monday, October 17, 2011
BREAKFAST (8:00 a.m.)
LUNCH (12:30 p.m.)
Smoked Ham sandwich on wheat w/provolone cheese, lettuce and tomato (from The Corner Bakery); chips; pickle
DINNER (7:30 p.m.)
Okay... I've got to talk a little before I show these pictures. I am so excited about this!!
Many years ago, I was a raw foodie. 90% of everything I ate was raw. I purchased this "cook" book called "Rawvolution" by Matt Amsden which has a lot of recipes in it that mimic traditional cooked foods. It's a gourmet living cuisine book. My dinner was one of the recipes from his book. It's called "Soft Taco with Fresh Tomato Salsa." It involes making fresh tomato salsa and ground walnut "meat."
So, part one: make the salsa. Here is a picture of it close up....
Soooooo yummy!!!!! My mouth waters again just looking at the picture. It was sooo delicious!! I can't remember the last time I made it before today. Eventhough it has simple ingredients (various kinds of gourmet tomatoes, fresh cilantro, scallions, olive oil, garlic, cayenne pepper, sea salt, ground cumin, ground coriander, fresh lime juice), it's takes a lot of time. But, it's so worth it!!
Part two: make the walnut "meat." The picture I took didn't come out too well, but here it is...
It's just ground raw walnuts. But, it looks like ground meat, right? You grind the walnuts in a food processor, and then you add ground cumin, coriander and Nama Shoyu (which is an unpasteurized soy sauce)
And HERE is the finished product, the "Soft Taco with Fresh Tomato Salsa":
Spread the walnut mixture along the center of the collard green leaf stem and then add some shredded lettuce (which I didn't) and top with some salsa.
Roll up, or fold over and chomp down!!! Delicious!!!
And with the leftover juice from the lime that I squeezed, I made some limeade:
And that completed dinner! If you have it in your local library, check out Matt Amsden's book, Rawvolution. There's lot of healthy, raw food recipes in there. If you're interested in the complete recipe (with measurements) for the Soft Taco with Fresh Tomato Salsa, hit me up via email. But, it's really to taste. So experiment and have some fun!
WATER TOTALS: 5 cups