Setting up a Raw Food Pantry
One of the comments that I hear most often is, “I could never do raw, it is too hard and complicated”. Let me tell you, once you get set up, it is much easier than traditional cooking, Breakfast this morning? My cacao smoothy. Prep time: 4 minutes. Clean up time: 30 seconds. Last night for dinner I made pumpkin seed, sun dried tomato pesto. This went on top of tomatoes, and zucchini, and was topped with some pine nut Parmesan and balsamic vinegar. Dinner was on the table in less than 10 minutes and clean up consisted of rinsing out the food processor. No dirty pots and pans to worry about, no cooking time to factor in. We had a beautiful, gourmet dinner that was fresh, tasted great, and was very satisfying.
There are a few things that I like to make sure that I always have on hand. It makes impromptu creating a snap and also insures that I will have ingredients on hand to throw together for breakfast, lunch or dinner at a moments notice. Staples for me include nuts and seeds, fruits, veggies, dried fruits, some grains, oils, and a few fun extras.
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