Archive for the ‘Stories’ Category

Well on this last day of the challenge, I’m as busy as ever with the house full of teenagers. So, run, run, run! I’m not going to talk about what they ate (not raw fare, I can tell ya!).

I had my usual smoothie for breakfast (raspberry, if I recall correctly). Lunch consisted of Collard Rolls some with pâté and some with Cheeze. Still delicious, accompanied with lots of fresh veggie sticks, rolled in and on the side.

Supper was a simple salad. No time to fuss over anything else. Pile it on and eat in good company!

That’s it folks! It’s been a blast. Hope this helps demystify a bit what a raw foodist’s menu looks like. My usual menu can go to a lot simpler; this week I felt like experimenting. And I’m glad I did: I discovered raw Cheezes, which have a very authentic cheesy taste and smell to them. I did miss cheese, I have to admit, but since milk products are a big no-no for me, I had given up on them.  

A change of pace is always nice and it keeps things fresh, tasty and new!

Thanks to SimplyRaw for organizing this Challenge!

Have raw-some days!



In French – here!


Read Full Post »

I got so busy yesterday and today, I didn’t get time to post anything and today, with the house full of guests… Well, here I am now.  And have I got a surprise for you… a little later!

So what did I eat yesterday??? Now for breakfast, a smoothie? NO! Fooled ya! I decided to go for a bowl of “cereal” ie, a banana in some homemade almond milk and a few tablespoons of nut-based granola. For lunch, I had lovely cucumber slices garnished with some of the pâtés I made earlier in the week. For supper, one of my favorites : a Waldorf Salad. A huge plate of mixed greens which I garnished with sliced apples tossed with a few walnuts, raisins and “sour kream” (made from cashews).

That was not the surprise!!!

I woke up this morning to rush hour : get everything ready for the guests. So breakfast was a nice wild blueberry smoothie. Lunch… Ah! Lunch! Lunch took some planning but I had to try this at least once (might actually “try” it again soon…) This was my first attempt at making raw cheeze (made from cashews, rejuvelac and probiotics). Absolutely divine stuff! Smells like goat cheese, I thought. I divided the recipe up in three kinds of cheezes : garlic, paprika and au poivre (pepper-crusted). So with this wonderful ingredient I made… PIZZA!!! I had some Mediterranean Bread which served as the crust, I put some cheeze on top and a simple bruschetta topping (tomato-garlic-thyme). Popped the whole thing in the dehydrator for an hour to warm it up and … delicious! Fantastic! Wonderful! Superlatives are lacking.

As wonderful as the meal was, I fond it a bit heavy (too much dehydrated foods do not sit well with my digestive track). So a nice light, thin green smoothie for supper will do it for me.

I recommend trying out the cheeze making to anyone : its a lot easier than it appears. I am by no mean a “chef” or talented in the kitchen in any way. The recipe is from the Raw Food Community Forum, if you want to try.

Have a lovely weekend, until next time!



Want to read this in French? Click here!

Read Full Post »

You thought I had bailed out???? Not a chance! Just got too busy to blog yesterday. I have a extremely busy week-end in front of me and only a few minutes to write this (ever tried to wrestle a sick teenager for the computer when his-mom-just-bought-him-a-new-game-the-day-before?!?).

Yesterday, I had a Berry Cream Mylkshake for breakfast consisting of three kinds of wild-harvested berries (blueberries, raspberries and blackberries). Divine!Image taken from RawFreedomCommunity Forum

Lunch was made of of Collard Rolls. I used nice big collard leaves and some of the pâtés I had made earlier in the week plus tons of julienned veggies, rolled the things up and munched away happily! Very tasty. If you are a fan of cilantro, try making a pâté with it! It’s out of this world! I also had sprouts in there. (The picture is borrowed from Raw Freedom Community Forum, as my own camera is broken!)

The evening meal consisted of Fruit Medley. Basically different fruits cut up and eaten plain. I like simplicity.

Voilà! Nice and short. That was my day in the raw!

Most of the recipes I am making this week are taken from the Raw Freedom Community Forum, if anyone is interested. Carmella and her happy bunch can whip up just about any taste your little heart desires!!!

Have fun!



French? Click here!

Read Full Post »

Hi there!

Today, breakfast was a chocolate smoothie (had carob in it actually). I lunched on tacos made with walnuts and homemade salsa. For supper, I felt like… cereal! So I had granola (about 2tbsp of a nut-based granola) on bananas and almond milk. That was my day food-wise.

The flu is getting better. I actually got out and planted some spring bulbs!!! It was pleasant outside, cloudy with some sunshine. Then it rained after I finished (wouldn’t you know!).

This is going to be a short post. Running short on time as usual.

To your raw health!



In French? Click here

Read Full Post »

Hey there fellow raw foodies!

Here I am doing my famous “chair dancing” and typing away! This is fun! I’m having loads of fun with this challenge. Since I describe all I eat to the world (albeit, a small world!!!), I tought I should at least try some new things this week.

For breakfast, same old smoothie. I like those in the morning. So I made one with almond milk (home-made), a banana and maca. Delish, and filling.

Sushi! Never had those before. So I made myself three kinds of pâtés (one curry, one cilantro and one sesame) that I plan to reuse in different dished this week. I had some sprouts (alfalfa and another more complex blend) and I julienned some carrots, radishes and red pepper. Rolled all that up in nori sheets. I also made a very nice Nuac Cham (dipping sauce) to dip my precious rolls in. Exquisite! Lunch never tasted so good!

For supper, I made myself a nice kale salad, with olive oil and lime dressing. Nice and simple. Toppings included radished and yellow peppers. And olives.

My flu is getting a real beating out of all this nutritious food I’m throwing at it! I’m almost all-better. Compared to the rest of the family, I’m doing a lot better. I wish they would eat my “rabbit-food”! They’d be less sick, I think!

Anyways, that was my day food-wise. I have tons of work to do so I’ll get to it. I’m trying to set up support and help for all the francophones that would like to go raw (full or part-time). Lots of work, I tell ya!

I can’t provide any photos : I broke my camera (dropped it on the floor!). Sorry!

Hope your days were all as fun as mine was! Keep the Challenge alive! Blog on!



This post in French, click here

Read Full Post »