This. Day. Rocked! You could call it “Junk” Food Day, Crowdpleaser Day, or Convert a Carnivore Day. We made some of my favorite raw food dishes – nay, some of my favorite DISHES! – and reaped the rewards of the last couple days of prep work.
Before I begin, though, I must mention the killer contest that Hail Merry announced today. You may have read my review of their incredible line of raw vegan snacks, and I just mentioned on Monday that I visited a Whole Foods all the way down in Dallas over the weekend JUST to procure another bag of HM’s blonde macaroons. The prize up for grabs is a humongous gift pack of goodies, so check out the giveaway guidelines and try for your chance to win!
Now, on to today’s raw meals…
Though I didn’t show it, we’d also prepped some tortillas yesterday. By this morning, they were dry enough to handle, but still pliable.
Another thing I didn’t show yesterday was the (sunflower-seed-based) “refried beans” we’d prepared. Those dehydrated overnight too, and this morning, we blended a tomatoey sauce to add to them.
I’ve made these at home before, and I can’t get enough of them.
We each made our guacamole however we wanted it. I like mine salty and cilantro-y.
Finally, we threw together a teensy batch of mango-tomato salsa.
Russell showed us how best to layer our taco ingredients…
…and we followed suit, adding a drizzle of cashew sour cream last.
RAW TACO TIME!
I garnished the plate with small scoops of extra guac and salsa.
Spicy, saucy “beans;” cool, creamy guacamole; fresh, fruity salsa; and rich, tart sour cream…MMM. The chewy tortillas were great, too.
Here’s me and my lover, I mean taco.
Oh MAN. This is hearty, filling, flavorful raw food at its best.
As if that weren’t enough awesomeness for one day, our pizza crusts from Monday were done drying.
We’d also dehydrated some “caramelized” onions overnight…
…AND we’d sous-vided some red pepper and tomato for about 12 hours.
The latter went into a simple pizza sauce. Along with small batches of pesto and macadamia nut cheeze, the caramelized onions, and some kalamata olives, our pizza prep stations were ready.
First came layers of sauce and onions…
…followed by pesto, macnut cheeze, and olives.
I added some crushed red pepper and freshly ground black pepper, and finished the crust by brushing it with olive oil and adding just a sprinkle each of nutritional yeast and salt.
A little rustic, a little refined, and ALL scrumptious!
What more can I say? Tacos + pizza = quite possibly the perfect raw day.