Friday, January 28, 2011
After a long winter break in New York city, Raw and Juicy is back up and running on the production side of things. Full swing with the granola and kale chips and new products on the way. We will be at the Farmer's Market in Seaside this Saturday, where you will be able to get your raw, vegan, gluten-free granola, and scrumptious kale chips!
Seaside Farmers Market
Every Saturday 9-1 * Rain or Shine
2255 East County Hwy 30A
Seaside Florida 32459
Put the address in your GPS and find yourself at a great local market! Organic chicken, duck, beef, eggs, local milk, butter and cream, fresh produce, organic and gluten free cookies, and homemade soaps that smell delish! And of course you can find your favorite granola, kale chips and snacks from Raw and Juicy too!
Friday, October 2, 2009
okay thats a little dramatic. Today is the culmination of our training and our creativity. We will prepare the three course meal that we have been working on all week for the chefs of the restaurant, Matthew Kenney, and some unmentioned special guest (that was not announced but just a hunch). We will sit in the dining room together and have a great meal, how fun and beautiful. I am excited about the meal I will be preparing, it was inspired by something I grew up eating and is truely a nostalgic dish for me...beef stroganoff! What an inspiration. Pictures and menu listing to be posted tomorrow morning...in the meantime enjoy this picture of the delicious papaya and sesame cake that we made, 3 and under only please...
Monday, September 28, 2009
I was fortunate enough to have the opportunity to make raw food for 24 people who had come to do a 12 day cleanse at my favorite and most divine retreat center in Tennessee. Diann and Adam invited me to make food for their retreat and what a wonderful whirlwind of delicious food and endless kitchen hours! I was blessed with three beautiful assistants Jessie and Amanda, two retreat interns, and my most beloved assistant Arix made the trip to Tennessee! There wasn't much down time, one late-night trip to the hot-tub, and one delightful hike out to the waterfall for a cool swim and some time by the river. I was inspired by the entire experience, and have a burning desire to know more about the nutrition aspect of raw food...plans begin for the next adventure:)Yoga room...
The images below are of some of the offerings at the facility...Diann and Adam have done a beautiful job growing this center.
Diann rocks this lawn mower:)
The path to the Mud Palace where I stayed, the mud palace is made from straw bales.
The main lodge
"Silence" at the Sauna
My sleeping beauty...he's going to love this!
I have rallied some of the cleansing participants for a late night food demo and some assistance with breakfast! Fun! A little non-traditional but Ive always had a little trouble following the rules.
Jeff made a wonderful meal for us Friday evening...
Thursday, September 24, 2009
Mature Coconuts make coconut milk, and coconut flour. All you need is a clever and some tenacity! At the base of the mature coconuts you will see three holes, choose one to plant the bottom edge of the clever and chisel/whack away at it until you can pour out the "milk".Once you empty the "milk" you can give it a good crack it will open in half. Then the real fun begins, by using a spoon you can scrape out the meat...this also takes a bit of fortitude and courage... The meat will be very hard, you may need to carefully cut it out with a pairing knife. This may require cutting the coconut into smaller pieces.
Once the meat is out you will have a three part process...1)put all meat into a food processor to break it down, 2) put processed meat into a blender with juice from coconut, approx 1:3 3) pour concoction into juicer and voila! you have coconut milk and the pulp that comes out is your fresh shredded coconut shavings.
Enjoy the milk in smoothie or dessert recipes. The shredded coconut can be eaten just as it is, used in recipes for macaroons and other delicious things or, mix with a little agave and salt and dehydrate for a sweet and savory crunchy treat...sprinkle on salads, soups, or anything! :)
For coconut flour which can be used to make biscotti, and desserts, place shredded coconut on teflex sheet, dehydrate for 6 hours and then process in a food processor. Store in an airtight jar.
Wednesday, September 16, 2009
Its been a great couple of weeks, I have learned sooo much being here at 105 Degrees. I have been raw the entire time except on Sunday. We all need a day of rest right? Just kidding I did have mexican food on Sunday but otherwise have been raw for two weeks and LOVE it! The food has been incredible, I don't miss a thing. I have lightness of body and of mind, a sense of well being and vitality. Who wouldn't sign up for that?
Raw food is nutritious, beautiful and good for our environment, I am excited to share more! Stay tuned for more images, I promise to post more:)