It’s a Raw MoFo Wednesday!

So I have to mention again about MoFo.  It’s stands for MOnth of FOod, and is the amazing brain child of the Post Punk Kitchen.  I’ve gotten a few comments from people who weren’t sure what it meant, so I wanted to be clear I’m talking about a vegan food blogging fest, and not suddenly cussing in all my blog titles!

Click on the banner above if you want to read more vegan bloggers writing about food, cookbook reviews, etc.  It’s pretty fabulous.

On to our regularly scheduled post 🙂

After a few days of heavier and cooked meals, it high time for some raw dinner goodness.  I consider myself very new to raw foods, and have been having quite a bit of fun with it this year.  Between my juicer, my Vitamix, my dehydrator, and my sprializer (yes….I need a kitchen appliance support group), I’ve been whipping up raw fun since spring.  And I can tell you true…I feel at my absolute best when I eat that way.

Over the past few months I’ve purchased several raw food “un”cook books, and have surprised myself at how complex, dynamic, and filling a raw meal can be.

my current collection of raw awesome guidebooks!

During VidaVeganCon, I had the amazing opportunity to meet Gena from Choosing Raw, who gave the best advice for raw newbies I’ve ever heard:  Keep It Simple!  Don’t set out to make raw versions of all your favorite cooked meals (hello, raw lasagna still scares me to even attempt), and you don’t NEED a dehydrator to eat raw.  That’s not to say that you can’t do those things….it can be quite fun actually…but that it’s not necessary and shouldn’t scare you from eating raw food.

If you’ve read any of my posts before, you’ll know about my BAS addiction (Big A$$ Salads).  Tonight was DEFINITELY a BAS night.  And because it’s always fun to have a Soup and Salad combo, I made a raw avocado soup too!

The salad is quite simple – pretty much what I had lying around the house.  I didn’t feel like making a dressing, so it has some lemon juice, olive oil, and sesame salad sprinkle from The Spice House in Milwaukee (Xmas gift from my folks).

tonight's BAS with lettuce, bell peppers, onion, tomato, and avocado

The soup is from Ani’s Raw Food Kitchen.  I made a half-batch, and still have a mason jar’s worth to have for lunch tomorrow.  I filled the soup bowl with some chopped broccoli, Roma tomatoes, and red onion.  It’s absolutely amazing (though I clearly cannot get a pretty picture of it…I tried half a dozen times and this was the best I could do).

ugly picture, yummy food. Blame the photographer in this case (oh wait, that's me!!!)
lunch leftovers for tomorrow. microwave needed! Heck...probably don't need a spoon either 🙂

And just for giggles…here is a comic I saw TWICE on Facebook today.  JH sent it to me, and then JL from JLGoesVegan posted it too!  Obviously it’s worth sharing if two great ladies thought to put it out there.

So there’s my dinner…satisfying, but not filling.  I think that’s my take on raw food in general, and what makes me like it so much.  It keeps you full without weighing you down.  But really…can’t “over eat” fruits and veggies, now can you??

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I am a 45 yo busy career single mom and doctoral student attempting to find her inner athlete, be a gluten-free(ish) vegan, and find a way to balance it all without going crazy! I love to cook, read, run, box, do yoga, dance, travel, and learn as many new things as I can - which often gets me in trouble.... I am passionate about life in general, and if I didn't write about it, I'd probably implode.

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