Thursday, November 27, 2008

Happy Thanksgiving!!

Good morning everyone. i'm up bright and early preparing some fabulous raw dishes for our thanksgiving feast. i want everyone to experience what this "raw food" stuff is all about. even if my family eats some of the typical cooked thanksgiving food, they will still benefit from having more raw foods with their cooked foods. remember, any time you eat cooked food always try to eat raw food before or with it to increase the enzymes coming from the food and help digestion.

last saturday was a fabulous day filled with wonderful wellness events. i started my day with my favorite yoga class in town at try yoga taught by shannon. my yoga classes truly balance me . days i don't go to the yoga studio i do my own practice at home but it is just not the same. i love the energy from class. next, i conducted my "basics of holistic nutrition workshop" at balance studio in bethesda. i provided a variety of raw food treats for everyone to experience. i love doing this workshop because it really opens peoples eyes to how much food contributes to ones wellness- and in so many different ways. next, i was on to my raw catering event. i catered an open house for a gyrotonic studio in DC called elements. it was fabulous!!! many of the attendees had never tried "raw foods" and they were excited to learn that not only are they delicious but they are extremely nutritious. many of the moms were excited to learn that everything is wheat/gluten and dairy free too. here are some of the items i served:

Flax Crackers

Red peppers, zucchini, red onion, agave nectar, lemon juice, garlic,

celtic sea salt, whole flaxseeds, ground flaxseeds

Mineral Crisps

Pumpkin seeds, black sesame seeds, white sesame seeds,

golden flax seeds, garlic, onion, dulce flakes, sea salt

Kale Coleslaw

Dressing: orange juice, miso, flaxseed oil, agave nectar, lemon juice, onion powder,

ground flaxseeds, garlic, powdered mustard

Salad: kale, cabbage, tomato, red onion, cayenne, celtic sea salt

Zucchini Hummus

Zucchini, lemon juice, flaxseed oil, garlic, paprika,

celtic sea salt, cumin, cayenne, raw tahini, sesame seeds

Sundried Tomato Almond Cheese

Almonds, light miso, sundried tomato, italian herbs, garlic, celtic sea salt

Herbed Almond Cheese

Almonds, light miso, cilantro, garlic, scallions, celtic sea salt

Raw goji Bites

Date paste, sunflower seeds, raisens, apricots, cacao powder,

sesame seeds, coconut, goji powder, sunflower meal

have a wonderful thanksgiving and enjoy every bite!!

be well, kelly

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