Thursday, March 12, 2009

Raw Week: Sensational Slaw

The Chef: Stacy

The Menu: An assortment of excellently raw edibles! Ms. Stacy really went all out with her culinary creativity today, for which we are ever so grateful. First off, she prepared a bright, beautiful salad with sliced trumpet mushrooms, grated carrots, and chopped onions. Then she whipped up some homemade hemp butter, which she layered on celery sticks with raisins for finger food. Finally, Stacy's stellar slaw blew us all away. She grated broccoli stalks and acorn squash and added crushed cashews, chopped garlic, and raisins. This slaw was easily the favorite savory dish of Raw Week so far!

The Goods: Not only did Ms. Stacy's meal totally satisfy, but we were also treated to a trio of desserts from Ani Phyo's newest book, Ani's Raw Food Desserts thanks to Joseph and Colleen. Um, yum. The glory you see below includes raw oatmeal cookies, cacao-and-cinnamon-rolled truffles, and walnut cocoa bark. Picking a favorite from these three was very, very difficult. We'll be sampling each of them over and over again until we've come to a definitive conclusion. In case anyone's wondering, the picture below was taken before we descended on the treats. It is currently not nearly as full of goodies! Keep your eyes peeled for a special event announcement coming soon!


Corinne said...

Wow! Those desserts look AMAZING! I love Ani Phyo's recipes. Can't wait to check out her new book:) Have you guys been doing any veggie juicing over there? That should definitely be a VegNews office tradition!

Anonymous said...

I really need to buy Ani's book. What an incredible spread. Thanks for your daily inspiration!