Thursday, 28 May 2015

Good Food...Good Friends (Session 1&2)

A few weeks while cooking in my kitchen (a most favourite past time) I thought "wouldn't it be fun to get some friends together and cook for an afternoon?" Answer was "yes- let's give it a go!"

So I put a message on Facebook, had some positive feedback from my health foodie friends and planned a date.

We've had two sessions so far, and it's been super fun. I'm learning a lot, and laughing a lot, so I would say those are two great ingredients for success!
And the best part is that we sit down and enjoy the fruits of our labour, and leftovers to share with lucky family members.

In the first session we made Raw Power Salad (from the blog Daily Bites)

And Roasted Chickpea and Broccoli Burritos (from the cookbook- Thug Kitchen)
Note: Instead of tortillas, I used young tender collard leaves. Delicious!

In session two we made Raw Rainbow Pad Thai (from the cookbook- Oh She Glows)

Mung Bean Falafels from 'Chef Milena'!

And an AMAZING dessert- Sweet Potato Chocolate Pudding, also from 'Chef Milena'!

And an all time favourite: Raw Energy Balls (from the cookbook Whole Nutrition Cookbook)

Raw Energy Balls (from The Whole Life Nutrition Cookbook)

1 cup raw almonds or walnuts
1 cup medjool dates, pitted
¼ cup raisins
¼ teaspoon cinnamon
¼ teaspoon ground cardamom
¼ cup raw almond butter 
shredded organic coconut
In a food processor fitted with the “s” blade grind the almonds until finely ground. Add the dates, raisins, and spices. Grind to a fine meal. Add the almond butter, process again until thoroughly mixed.
Form into balls and roll in shredded coconut. Store in a sealed container on the counter for up to 3 days, or refrigerate for up to a week.

Can't wait to see what's cooking next... Stayed tuned!

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