I have been eating a mostly raw, or high raw diet for several years now. In the beginning, I thought of myself as transitioning to an all, 100%, raw food diet. After noticing my transition period was a little longer than expected, I came to the realization that I was probably never going to be 100% raw.
One reason for this is the fact that we eat out twice on the weekends.
The other reason is that I really enjoy some non-raw ingredients like dark sesame oil and seasoned rice vinegar:)
At first I felt guilty having these ingredients. Now I realize they are such a small percentage of my food intake, why worry!
Also, I don't have these non-raw ingredients on a daily basis, and when I do, I use them sparingly.
Today I had all intentions of trying Gena's Turnip Pasta with Creamy Brazil Nut Sauce. It looks so good, and I always love Gena's recipes:)
I soaked a small handful of Brazil nuts before going to bed last night. The sauce recipe was so easy, with just a few ingredients. Click here to check it out.
I assembled all the 'proper' ingredients for the sauce, but had noticed my beloved toasted sesame oil and seasoned rice vinegar next to the ACV and regular sesame oil(evil grin).
So, to my handful of soaked and drained Brazil nuts in the blender, I added 6 tablespoons of water, 1 tablespoon seasoned rice vinegar, 1 tablespoon dark sesame oil, and 1 tablespoon nama shoyu. This tasted so good just the way it was, but I may play around with it at some point by adding some ginger, citrus juice, and pepper flakes:)
For the pasta, I used one spiralized turnip.
I am always excited to see how the turnip...
...becomes long, thin strands, like angel hair pasta!
One turnip almost filled the bowl of the spiralizer.
I followed the recipe by adding purple cabbage and carrot, but did not have any spinach, so I tossed in a little chopped red bell pepper and broccoli.
After topping the veggies with the sauce, I sprinkled on a few sesame seeds.
This was so good, I had to put down my chopsticks and grab a fork:)
Thanks to Gena for the inspiration!
Oh, just one more thing...