It's been nearly a week since I've written an update, so I thought I'd share some pictures with you from my week. Dinner for Gordon's birthday was at Lola's. I didn't take pictures of our food, but I had my favorite salad and we shared a glorious bowl of Mediterranean olives. Birthday boy indulged in some artfully prepared southwestern beef. Then we went to The Wild Fork for lunch the next day. As you can see in the pictures, I had a glass of organic wine & a semi-raw lentil salad and Gordon had these over the top onion strings and a catfish sandwich. Because in our family we celebrate birthdays for at least a week, Saturday evening we had another shindig which included candles and a cacao raspberry cake!! Taylor's friend, Catherine, also had a birthday the same week, so we included her in on the fun. She enjoyed joining in on making a wish for her upcoming year. I love turning kids onto raw food and ice cream and cake always cinch the deal!
This week has been filled with so many commitments, but I've found the time to get into the kitchen and work on some recipes. I finally made Kale Chips. I've been hearing such a buzz about them in raw food circles lately, so I made a batch. I think it's a great way to add more greens into your diet. I have been crumbling them up as a topping to salads and veggies. YUMMY.
Then, my most impressive creation is that of the raw ice cream cone! I found the recipe in Everyday Raw by Matthew Kenney. The recipe is actually wrong in the book, but there is a correction online here. These are fun to make and really delicious. I also took my 20% off coupon to Bed, Bath & Beyond and upgraded to a larger ice cream maker. Since I have the raw meetup ice cream social coming up this Sunday at my house, I thought this was a justified purchase! For the next few days, I'll be staying close to the kitchen, working in my ice cream laboratory...creating and crafting new recipes. I'm so excited because I've had over 25 people RSVP that they are coming. My little Brookside cottage will be rawkin' out this Sunday afternoon!!