View Full Version : Recipes that travel well
01-31-2006, 08:36 PM
Hope I'm posting this in the right spot ... (if not, pls move it! :))
I have a company team-building function in March (a long time from now I know, but I like to be prepared for these things, otherwise I worry) and we're going to attend a Gourmet Cooking Class for the evening. As far as I understand, we're going to participate in actually making our own "gourmet" dinner - according to the SAD diet, of course - and then afterwards we sit down and eat it.
I have no problem in helping with the cooking part, but what about the eating part? I was thinking that I might make Alissa's Raw Ravioli to take with me? I'll have to come in to work that afternoon (at 3pm) and leave for the cooking class from work. I guess we will eat around 8. I'm wondering if I put the ravioli together before work and let it sit with the sauce for the afternoon, would that work out okay?
Does anyone else have other ideas? How about dessert that travels well?
I've emailed the place a few times, asking them about this and if they can accommodate me at all, but received no response.
Only 3 people at the office know that I'm RAW, so I'm a little nervous because I know that I'm going to be placing myself immediately in the line of fire that night, and part of me wishes that I could cancel but the company has already paid for my spot, and I also feel that if I don't face it now, when will I? I can't keep avoiding get togethers out of fear. Wait, let me rephrase that: I WON'T keep avoiding get togethers out of fear.
Oh I hate these difficult situations, but you are so right to plan ahead!
I think the ravioli would be great just as you have described it -- made ahead and then left to sit while the flavors meld. Regarding well-traveling desserts, I often take a piece of date nut torte to work with me, and although it softens when left out of the fridge, it does just fine. Of course, whole fruit travels well, as does some kind of veggie pate and flax crackers.
Or, if you're feeling really adventurous, leave your own food in the car and prepare a raw feast with the ingredients provided at the cooking class. I mean, your company paid for your share of them right? It's not REALLY hijacking... :D
01-31-2006, 09:06 PM
I would say the raviolis should be perfect because as they sit in the sauce, the turnip casings will soften up nicely for you.
The Strawberry Crepes in Alissa's book would be a wonderful dessert to take, again because the sauce will soften up the outter shell plus, it's a nice, elegant sort of dessert dish.
I haven't made it yet, but keep hearing many rave reviews on the lasagne as well...that might be a good one to make ahead of time and take along.
Yep, your main entree, a nice salad and dessert and you'll be all set!
01-31-2006, 09:41 PM
You guys are awesome! I don't think I would have made it this far without the support I get on these boards.
Watch out office, becuase here comes Apples'nAvos with her RAW goodies!!
yummmmmm ... :cool:
02-01-2006, 06:45 AM
Honestly, I think this is a PERFECT opportunity to introduce people to raw. Instead of cooking with them, why don't you prepare your own raw meal and let people see what it is about! I know it will be hard, but I have faith in you. Not only that, but you could always just make a salad and dressing rather than bring a full-fleged meal with you. Take my advice as a grain of sand, but I think it would be an awesome opportunity!
02-01-2006, 11:27 AM
I agree about a simple salad. When I take a salad with home made dressing people seem to flip over it.
I took something back in November and it was a huge hit. I can't even remember what it was now! I need to ask my mom, she would probably remember!
I think any time there's a get together and you can take raw...do it! It gives you something to eat and others a chance to see how good raw is!
Oh here is some things I made this week that would travel well and are super cheap to make!
Chinese Broccoli With Peanuts
In a salad bowl, add:
3 Cups broccoli tops, chopped
1/4 Cup raw Spanish peanuts
In a blender, add:
1 habanero pepper
1 clove garlic
1/4 Cup extra virgin cold pressed olive oil
1/4 cup pine nuts
1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
1 teaspoon sea salt
Blend until creamy, pour over broccoli and peanuts. Let marinate for 45 minutes in the refigerator.
**my comments-this is good and spicy...a little goes a long way!**
Sweet Annie Kale Salad:
In a salad bowl, add:
1 head kale, remove stems by tearing off kale
1/4 cup extra virgin cold pressed olive oil
1/4 cup raw unheated honey
1 garlic clove, minced
1/2 cup raisins
2 tablespoons pine nuts
Use clean hands and massage ingredients for 5 minutes. By doing this, the kale softens and flavors blend together.
**my comments--this is sweet and almost dessert like...my 3 year old loved it..**
Then the Pineapple-Cucumber Gazpacho posted by Samuel Wilson...I can get the tread later..but this is good, spicy and it has hit the spot for me to get me back on track! It would be a hit!
Oh and the TopRawMen recipes are on their site....so I am assuming it's fine to post them since it's already out there on the net.
Desserts that travel well and tastes yummy is the date nut torte. You can make them into little balls if you didn't want to mess with having to cut and serve.
Good luck and enjoy!
02-01-2006, 11:56 AM
I may not get very good raves on this one, but when I travel, I just make use of Subway (sandwich shop). I just get a salad with only raw veggies, no pickles, etc.. I then just squeeze a lemon on them (no oil, their olive oil is not raw).
Other than that, I just keep a big bag of apples with me also. I really don't go through great efforts to take prepared meals with me. When I get to the hotel, if I feel like it, I might run to the grocery store and bring something back, but most the time, I just focus on getting to my destination. A day without raw cuisine isn't going to hurt anyone. Maybe it is a great time for a water fast :)
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