Raw Dinner Party

My dear friend Josh has recently gotten into the raw food movement. Last weekend he hosted a dinner party at his apartment in Williamsburg in which we ate a meal consisting mostly of raw, vegan fare. People who eat raw believe that food shouldn’t be heated over 120 degrees because raw foods keep enzymes intact and sustain the ‘life force’ or ‘energy’ of the food. Keeping with this philosophy, Josh and his friends prepared an incredible meal!

Here are some photos from the evening:

Grapefruit Fennel Salad

Ginger Beet gazpacho dusted with cinnamon

Bell Pepper Jicama Salad

Raw Pizza made with a dehydrated crust of nuts and seeds. Topped with pesto, raw tomato sauce, sun dried tomatoes and macadamia nut “cheese”.

Dehydrated pear

Dehydrated blueberries

“Chocolate” granola, made in the dehydrator

And for dessert, the most incredible raw pumpkin pie that had a rich chewy crust made of dates and nuts.

…and good ol’ fashioned chocolate cake (we’re not that hardcore!)

Goody bags of dehydrated pears and apples we were sent home with everyone.

Thanks, Josh!

photos www.eringleeson.com

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4 Responses to “Raw Dinner Party”

  1. kayoko Says:

    this is fascinating. looks like preparing raw stuff is MUCH more complicated and incredibly intricate than the cooked stuff. many props– although there is no way i could go on one of these diets myself. i assume you’re allowed to eat sushi though, right? or is it strictly vegetarian?

  2. kayoko Says:

    this is fascinating. looks like preparing raw stuff is MUCH more complicated and incredibly intricate than the cooked stuff. many props– although there is no way i could go on one of these diets myself. i assume you’re allowed to eat sushi though, right? or is it strictly vegetarian?

  3. Anonymous Says:

    I was googling jicama salad and found your link. I wish I was invited. Your photos look awesome. Possible you could post a few of your recipes on goneraw.com.

  4. Anonymous Says:

    I was googling jicama salad and found your link. I wish I was invited. Your photos look awesome. Possible you could post a few of your recipes on goneraw.com.

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