Happy Solstice! First day of Summer! Longest day of the year! And man alive, it’s a scorcher here. I felt like the wicked witch of the West when I walked home from a coffee date this morning (I’m MEEELTING!!!!) and it was only 10 o’clock!
So, what better day than this one for an all raw feast! Raw food is very light, easily digestible and packed with health and energy boosting vitamins, minerals and enzymes. I love eating raw in the summer.
My garden is bursting with all sorts of green stuff and I wanted to make something nice today to showcase a few of these nutritious beauties.
In particular – basil, parsley, sugar-snap peas, green pepper and curly kale!
I had a green zucchini, a little white onion, an apple, half an avo and some arugula already in the fridge so I pulled out all my bounty and started getting creative.
What resulted from this melange of veggies? A raw “spaghetti” of sorts with tangy greens on the side and a pile of super-food packed walnut pesto! Yum.
We finished off our feast with a bowl of juicy sweet cantaloupe and pitta-taming watermelon sprinkled with mint leaves from the garden.
This meal was created without a recipe, but I will do my best to provide you with some guidelines. From these, I highly encourage you to use what you have available and what suits your particular tastes. Happy non-cooking!
Julienne long strips of zucchini.
Adorn with finely chopped onion and apple slices and sugar snap peas.
Marinated Raw Greens:
Rip up kale and arugula into small pieces, sprinkle with celtic or pink salt, juice from half and lemon.
Massage the greens until they become darker in color (this makes them softer) and then set to the side to sit for at least 15 minutes.
In a Vita-mix blender or a food processor, combine 1/2 cup of walnuts (soaked for a bit if possible), a big bunch of basil leaves, a few clumps of parsley, half an avocado, a big spoonful of spirulina crunchies (or powder), a big spoonful of raw dried kelp granules, a tablespoon of EVOO, half a lemon‘s worth of juice and a pinch of good salt.
Prepare yourself a nice big plate of green goodness, give thanks and then dig-in!
Blessings to you on this beautiful day. It’s a good day to give thanks for all the LIGHT in our lives.