I miss my Raw Foods Girls. But it has been a lot of fun to find likeminded foodie friends here in the City. We had a mostly raw foods potluck with a few friends, and I wanted to share some highlights with you. The menu had an Asian flair, so what better raw foods cookbook to cook from than Ani’s Raw Food Asia?
We started with Ani’s Summer Rolls with Ginger “Peanut” Sauce. These cute little cucumber wraps burst with flavorful veggies and herbs, and I love the cute little kelp noodle tendrils that peek through. These are fun to make, fun to eat, and scrumptious in Ani’s ginger “peanut” sauce which actually features almond butter.
I tried my hand at tempura using Ani’s Vegetable Tempura with Orange Lemongrass Dipping Sauce which can also be found in Ani’s Raw Food Asia.
Simply coat your favorite veggies in her zucchini-based tempura batter and dehydrate for 7 to 10 hours. The dipping sauce is insanely delicious.
Also from Ani’s Raw Food Asia was this delicious Shitake Mushroom Namul. Easy to make. Just slice the mushrooms and allow them to marinate for at least 20 minutes.
We also had vegan sushi. I toyed with the idea of making it 100% raw with a cauliflower cashew rice, but we went the white rice route. To make the raw version, just put equal amounts of cauliflower and cashews in the food processor and process until it resembles rice. To make the sushi rolls, follow the directions linked in my post Sushi, Vegetarian Style.
Our friends outdid themselves with their contributions. These marinated mangos were the perfect combination of sweet and spicy. I couldn’t believe how tender the mango pieces were. So tender that I didn’t realize at first that the mango hadn’t been peeled! Skin and all, who knew mango could taste like this?
Our friends also taught me that I have a broiler in my baby oven. Ha! They broiled up these eggplant strips for a little cooked fun.
A meal is never complete without a little raw chocolate, right? For dessert we enjoyed these pistachio truffles. The recipe for the chocolate base can be found in The Art of Raw Living Food. These are so rich that they can cause heart palpitations. Seriously.
Yes, all of this was made in this tiny NYC kitchen.
Living raw vegan in the City isn’t always this involved, but it sure is good to know that it’s possible even in this little space!
Other Raw Foods Potluck posts you might enjoy:
- Picnic Style Raw Foods Potluck
- Comfort Food Raw Potluck
- Brunch Raw Foods Potluck
- Italian Raw Foods Potluck
- Mexican Raw Foods Potluck
- Asian Raw Foods Potluck
- Raw Foods Girls Go Greek
- An Indian Raw Food Potluck
- January Raw Foods Potluck…a 5 course meal
- Chocolate Cheese and Wine
- April Raw Foods Potluck
- What’s your favorite style of raw foods?
- Do you have a go-to raw foods recipe book?
- Which dish above would you make first?