Alissa and Annie - NOT Julie and Julia
I've been really inspired by Renee and her 60 Days commitment, and now by Greenie and her 90 Days (on the Diet area of Raw Food Talk). So, I've decided to un-cook my way through Alissa's book! I intend to try at least one recipe a day. I know there will be days when I won't be able to do it (life has a way of interfering with my plans sometimes), but that's the intention.
I won't be starting with the first recipe and working through, because I want to be sure I don't have too many nut recipes in a row. I'm used to eating pretty simply, and don't want to sabotage my weight loss. Also, I like to use chia and hemp because they are such "super" foods, and Alissa doesn't use either of those - or at least not that I've seen.
I will post the recipe I intend to make for the day, and then will give my evaluation of it the next day. Unfortunately, I can't post photos. (At age 66 I can't bear the thought of trying to master a digital camera.....I have enough trouble making my way around this forum!) Anybody with camera skills who will join me and post photos?
I am certainly open to suggestions for a recipe of the day, so if there's something you've been wanting to try, speak up.
OK, for today:
Pesto Stuffed Mushrooms - Pg 289
Almond Milk - Pg 535 (need this for the next recipe)
Waldorf Salad - Pg 449
Well, if I'm going to do this, I better get myself to the supermarket and get busy!
Hope you'll join me!
Day 3 Recipe Review: Rolled Nori Crackers
I'm on to Day 3 and Recipe 6 from Alissa's Book.
Renee, thanks for the photo of the Waldorf Salad. I'm sorry you weren't as crazy about it as I am! I really love it, but maybe it's because I grew up on Waldorf Salad. My mom made it year round, and it will be a staple recipe for me! It was also quite good on the 2nd day.
Yesterday I made the Rolled Nori Crackers and they are still dehydrating, but I can tell that this is a recipe I won't be making again. First, they are kind of labor intensive, what with rolling each one individually. Frankly, I don't want to go to all that work for just me. I'm not sure I made them correctly. The recipe says to cut the nori sheet in half, and I cut them in half horizontally, but maybe they were meant to be cut vertically. But if they were cut vertically, that would make them really thin. Also, the recipe says to use 2 Tbsp of filling per nori sheet, but that was way too much for the size of my nori - I wound up using about 3/4 Tbsp. I've tasted a couple of them, and I'm not loving them! There is so much food that I do really love, that I don't want to waste appetite on something I'm not so crazy about!
Today I need to use some of my leftovers, so I'm making Corn Chowder on Pg. 356. This will use some almond milk and some avo left from Day 1. I'll have it with some of the Rolled Nori Crackers. I have some leftover Mayo and I'll use that as a dip for some raw veggies - celery, carrots and bell peppers.
I'm having fun on this ride!