Wednesday, November 14, 2007

Pizza and Caesar Salad Soup, Apple and Spinach Salad with Grapes, Pomegranate Tart

Raw Food Wednesday 11/14

Pizza and Caesar Salad Soup

Apple and Spinach Salad with Grapes
(apple, red bell pepper, grapes, spinach)


Pomegranate Tart
(from RAWvolution)

So... about that soup... ;)

There's no recipe written down yet -- it's still in workshop mode, but it's close...

The Pizza side was tomatoes, sun-dried tomatoes, jalapeño, oregano, fennel, fennel seeds, olive oil, nama shoyu, a wee bit of apple cider vinegar and water all pureed together.

The Caesar Salad side was romaine lettuce, spinach, soaked almonds, lemon juice, sea salt, pepper, agave and water, all pureed together.

The trickiest part was getting them in the soup bowls at the same time, and at the right consistency, so they don't run together.

The "dots" are cashew cheese pieces cut with a small cookie cutter with a drop of the pizza and caesar salad soup and then floated on top.

As for the bigger question: Why? ;)

I was watching an episode of "Dinner: Impossible" the other night (the one with Neil Patrick Harris in it) and they made a version of this soup (albeit cooked). The little voice in my head said "hey, we can make this... only as a raw version!" This type of internal dialog happens often, but thankfully, I don't answer back out loud like Homer Simpson.
Homer: Awww, $20!? I wanted a peanut.
Brain: $20 can buy many peanuts.
Homer: Explain how!
Brain: Money can be exchanged for goods and services.
Homer: Woohoo!

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