Raw foodism (or rawism) is the practice of consuming uncooked, unprocessed and often organic foods as a large percentage of the diet. Practicing this diet has been known to give you super human strength, jittery legs, a beautiful complexion and sometimes gas. (Okay, so that last part was not from Wikipedia). But SERIOUSLY, I am on a food high!! It has been approximately 16 hours since I finished one of the best meals of my life, and I am still buzzing. Last night was DELICIOUS.
I am not one that eats a lot of raw food, but I may want to change that with the amazing food and inspiration that I received last night! I am honestly wondering when I’m going to come down from this high(probably once I microwave some canned soup for lunch- doh!)?!
One of the many reasons I love Whistler is the variety of inspiring people within our community. Some truly passionate people-organized people! I had the opportunity to attend what I would call one of the most delectable events of the year. Earthsave Whistler, and Raw Chefs Sarah Uy and Priscilla Levac of The Raw Lifestyle hosted their first, of what I hope to be many, Raw Food Dinners at Burnt Stew Cafe.
I went. I ohhhh’d. I ahhhhhh’d. I drooled. And I took pictures. So without further ado:
First Course: Cauliflower Veloute- a cauliflower soup complemented with sweet and sour balsamic marinated red onion, and cashew creme. It was a different consistency than I am used to, but yummy. **Forgot to take a picture of this because I was so excited I just started eating.
Second Course: King oyster mushroom calamari -soft chewy king oyster mushroom breaded with flax spices and herbs, served with a lemon macadamia tartar sauce and spicy “cocktail” sauce. Bizarre and delicious.