Raw Week? Day 1 so far

raw-chiliBaby it’s cold outside.  Looks like delicious chili and hot oatmeal!

Phil’s previous post covered our raw food idea for the week. Bad timing. The sidewalks of Brooklyn were beneath about 7″ of snow when trudged to work this morning and it is still snowing! Breakfast was some muesli, which was delicious, but would have been nice warmed up and lunch will be “chili.” I copied this recipe out of a book at the library and completely forgot to cite the author. In short, you combined almonds that have been soaked (4-6, but I only did for 3), chopped up carrots, celery, red onion, tomatoes and I also threw in some daikon greens that were left in the fridge. Pulse all of that in a food processor until it looks like chili. It will actually look like chili! You then take about a cup of sundried tomatoes that have been soaking in water for a while and blend that with some chili powder, hot sauce, soy sauce, apple cider vinegar, salt and pepper and cumin. Pour the liquid over the “chili” and let it sit overnight for the flavors to meld.

I just ate it for lunch and it’s pretty good!  REALLY spicy.  Would I prefer real hot chili with some grated cheddar on top right now, yes! However, this raw recipewas filling and the spiciness made it have a certain kind of heat. I think it would have benefited from the almonds soaking even longer so the texture would be chewier, but I like it.


One Comment on “Raw Week? Day 1 so far”

  1. P says:

    The muesli was, as usual, quite tasty. I agree that it would have been nice to have it hot this morning. The chili was also delicious, though it seemed less like chili than gazpacho – again, probably because it was cold.

    The heat doesn’t seem to be working in our living room. We are drinking hot tea.

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