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!

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