View Full Version : Exciting news- I was asked to hold a raw food class!
03-19-2007, 10:21 AM
For the last 3 months, I've been making raw desserts for my Friday night Bible study group. Everyone thinks I'm a gourmet cook. Ha Ha Ha. I didn't even know how to cook anything prior to raw a year ago. Now I love to make beautiful looking coconut balls and such, inspired by the photo threads here. Yesterday, one girl asked me to demonstrate raw cooking in early April to a group of about 20 people. The good news is that this is a good time to spread raw. The bad news is that the people there are not there because they are interested in health; it will be an 'informational' event on different topics. So, the taste of food is the only thing that will be important. Also, the audience is Chinese ladies, mainly ages in the 50's and are so used to cooking Chinese foods that I don't know if they'll be open to changes. They seldom even eat salads, if ever. Oh, and I have to do this in Chinese :eek: (my Chinese is not that great :p ).
My problem is, I've only made desserts so far. Besides Alissa's guacomole, I haven't made any entrees, appetizers and such. Can you give me some easy, tasty suggestions that will be good to use for this demonstration? I have most of the popular recipe books mentioned here and almost all of the appliances, tools, etc.... THanks in advance. :)
Edited to add: Please give me suggestions using winter/spring produce, since I eat seasonally and shop only at the local Farmer's Markets.
03-19-2007, 10:27 AM
That's awesome, Linda!! I recommend the olive tapenade stuffed 'shrooms I've made several times. Quick, easy, so good! (do a banana search) The corn chowder in Alissa's book is easy and delic. And the "crunchy tacos" I posted here a while back (banana search again) are wicked good and easy. Wish I could come to the class! =)
03-19-2007, 10:43 AM
How exciting as I know the church, at least my large one, and other smaller ones I was part of, are not receptive to change their diet. Great opportunity to share the truth: caring for the Temple.
I just got a call one of our local libraries is interested in a raw demo. Sounds like my friend has that under control so it looks like June to promote to the community more. Keep us posted.
Oh, how about a pasta dish made out diakon and then have pretty red bell peppers in the form of a sauce with snow peas around it? Maybe even a nice napa green salad with a rich cashew dressing. Dessert...maybe a durian custard or ice cream with a berry sauce with sprinkled nuts on top.
03-19-2007, 10:52 AM
That is way cool!
How about Alissa's Angel hair pasta and marinara sauce? Easy and it'll WOW 'em!
03-19-2007, 12:07 PM
If everything turns out, maybe you would like to take a Class yourself and become one of Alissa's instructors.
I know you can make noodles from the Thai young Coconut. Again a "SEARCH" would be a Good thing to do.
Don't count the over 40 bunch out, they might Surprise you. They might have Medical Issues they want to Address. So do a Google or check our site..using Chinese Herbs and Vegetables.
Your Chinese might not be so grand but I bet they will know all of the Herbs and Chinese Vegetables you are using..
Much SUCCESS to you and may you RAWK their World and Change their LIFE>..........
03-19-2007, 12:42 PM
I can't imagine, but heard of others making noodles out of coconut meat. Can I please get a hint here as I am clueless as my "meat" is not usually very thick and would slip and slide off of her hands. The thicker pieces are usually not part of my coconuts often. Thanks for the hint. I'm desperate but haven't posted a thread yet.
03-19-2007, 09:39 PM
Hey, no recipe suggestions but I wanted to congratulate you on being such a shining light with Raw energy that you're spreading the word.
03-20-2007, 03:47 AM
Linda1970 That's so exiting for you!
Check raw yogi's blog out. She has a fantasic miso mushroom veggie soup recipe and lots of other stuff the ladies might enjoy in an Asian theme.
carolg~ bout those coconut noodles, It all depends on the age of the "young" Thai coconut you get. I have had some very jellyish, so I couldn't make noodles with those, but I would just buy a couple and hopefully if the meat is firm enough I use a spoon and gently scrape out the flesh. It usually comes out in two big pieces if I am very gentle. All the coconuts I have gotten latley have been "just right" so I thank the coconut gods!
I then flatten one of the pieces out on a cutting board and use a sharp knife and just cut out thin noodle shapes.
03-20-2007, 09:51 AM
Thanks everyone for your suggestions, support, and sharing this excitement with me. You guys are so fun!
Beckla, I couldn't find the crunchy taco. Was that the title of the thread?
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