So, my first day raw was really a breeze… Mostly because it’s about 85 degrees at 10pm here in DC… I have absolutely no desire to eat anything other than cold water and some juicy, refrigerated fruit like papaya, watermelon, and some oranges. I made some raw taco meat sans the taco shell for lunch today. I meant to use collard or kale leaves as the taco shell. However, I made the mistake of buying non-organic greens that just smelled bad sitting in the plastic bag I bought them in just yesterday. So that was about $4 wasted… From now on, it’s only organic greens for me.
For dinner I had a taste for something creamy and flavorful. I found this recipe by Chef BeLive for raw alfredo sauce that looked delicious. I have tried some raw tomato sauce recipes that were absolutely terrible, but I thought there had to be someone out there with a decent recipe — and Chef BeLive’s recipe is pretty damn close to what you would get at your favorite Italian restaurant (raw foodies rejoice!). I love the taste of mixing tomato sauce and alfredo sauce, so I soaked some dried tomatoes and added it to the mix. You can check out Chef BeLive’s recipe in this YouTube clip.