Apr 26, 2011

raw chocolate reloaded

despite all my good intentions (mono-diet-wise) i felt like making chocolate yesterday. i've had some new plans for raw choc for a while now, so i dug in.

it a raw praline bar... so sweet it makes you thirsty.

inside is an almost liquid filling. you can spot the center-layer it in the pic, it's a little bit lighter. i won't tell you what's in it since i'm thinking about going "commercial" with those.

the "real bounty" version 2.0. contains 1/2 of a coconut, cacaobutter, coconut sugar and cacao powder.

enjoy your day!

Apr 24, 2011

raw easter lunch at my mom's

happy easter holidays everyone!

my efforts to stick to a (raw vegan) mono diet are working out ok for now.
it's usually very easy for me until the early afternoon. another tricky part are the evenings, since i love to eat my big meal of the day in the evening. so i still prepare salads and also chocolate, but i'm not stressing myself out about this. i try to take it on a meal-by-meal basis, to ease into this kind of raw lifestyle.

i also made a big exception for our easter visit at my mom's.

my mom will roll her eyes from time to time at the raw lifestyle, but she is very accomodating. i think it's even fun for her to try out new recipes.

she surprised us (yet again!) with a lovely table set for three:

geez. i'm so fortunate! my mother spend a great deal of time preparing our lunch. (including a veggie tofu "schnitzel" for L, see bottom right)

she does really make an effort to get super fresh LOCAL ORGANIC veggies and fruit which i really appreciate. she prepared some purple potatoes for L and herself, otherwise she joined the raw meal :)

she prepared this amazing dish before (when we came to visit on her b-day in february), it's oranges, radicchio and red onions marinated with olive oil. i don't know why, but the taste vaguely reminds me of durian. (i thinks it's the combination of fruity sweet with onions)

she made a red beet carpaccio with spring onions. she marinated every layer individually! then she let it soak for maybe 2hours. the beets get so soft, it's amazing!

my mom got up early to get some fresh green asparagus (and super sweet strawberries) from a local farmer! (on easter sunday!)
i never ate raw asparagus. i can only recommend it. don't know if this works with white asparagus as well, since that's tougher. but the green asparagus was nice and not a bit bitter! she marinated it with a lemon-olive oil marinade that was lightly salted. delicious!

an assortment of fresh herbs, pine nuts and a dressing made with pumpkinseed oil and honey.

seriously, at a raw restaurant you would easily be charged 20€-plus for a plate like this...

i cannot stress how fortunate i am, having the support of my family.

danke mama!

have a grrreat day!

Apr 18, 2011

to (juice)feast or not to (juice)feast

hey guys! thanks for the nice feedback. i'm glad people are still clicking my blog after all these month.

i've been thinking about joining facebook's monday-online-juice-feasting-group again today. i went through with it last monday and i liked the experience. i hadn't done a fast since last fall and even though it was just one day it upped my energy. plus i dig the collective component.
i decided against juicing around noon, because i really do wanna try the instincto way of raw. according to my vegan lifestyle, that is.

after a workout plus yoga at my gym i had only water until noon. then i started with some carrots which were just not the right thing. i was really looking forward to some nice carrots, but after half a carrot (a big fat one) chewing got really tedious. so i stopped.

after picking up our poor dog sonny at the vet (he had an operation today and is currently crying in the livingroom. poor thing!) i shared a pineapple with liz. that seemed just the right thing.

i do want to listen to my instincts more and develop a healthier way of raw. less raw treats, more veggies.

uuuuuh, i still have some safus. grrrreat!

i'll keep you posted!

Apr 17, 2011

i'm back!

oh my god, it's really been AGES since i posted something.

anyway, now i'm back and i will post more regularly in the future.

what have i been up to? lots of work and changes.

am i still raw? yeeeeessss of course!

lately i've been wondering if i should switch to a mono raw diet / instincto (without animal products though). i am currently reading DIE ROHKOST-THERAPIE by guy-claude BURGER. it all makes A LOT of sense to me.

that's it for now, have a grrrreat sunday!
i will be back!