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Adopt a gluten-free blogger and an uncooking party

Iris at The Daily Dietribe recently hosted an adopt-a-gluten--free-blogger-athon. I thought this was a super cool idea. Ever since I first came across Lisa's blog, Raw on $10 a day, I've been meaning to test drive some of her recipes; this was the perfect opportunity.

Of course because timing always works out so perfectly, I ended up having an event to plan at work. I had great teammates helping me to do so, but it still took up an insane amount of my time. So, I ended up not being able to really try out any recipes for a while.

But then! Kate and Robin emailed me that they were stopping in Toronto as part of their cross country tour. So we got together and had an awesome uncooking party of Lisa's fabulous recipes. The food was amazing and the company awesome.And, like any good dinner party, there was lots of kitty hugging. Ryder, the amazing foster kitty/best kitty ever was so excited and ran around so much that he was panting by the time Kate and Robin were leaving.

*warning: the pics kinda suck. They really did not turn out well. Oh well, guess I'll have to make these dishes again for another photo op :) *

Menu:
green soup
pad thai
chocolate peanut butter banana ice cream
Everything raw, except the peanut butter (could swap out for almond butter, but I didn't have any of that around either...)

Green soup
We used this recipe, but subbed cayenne pepper for salt and pepper.


Pad thai
We based our dish on this recipe:
3 large zucchinis
2 large carrots, sliced
2 c snow peas, julienned
1 bag enoki mushrooms

sauce
1/2 c peanut butter
juice from 2 limes
1 clove garlic
2 Tbsp ginger, grated
water, to thin

Without sauce...

With sauce...


Chocolate peanut butter banana ice cream
I have been eying this chocolate ice cream recipe for a long time. And it seriously lived up to and far beyond my expectations. It was creamy and chocolatey and so so delicious. I made the chocolate batch and then the nutty ice cream batch (with some agave) and mixed them together in the ice cream maker. So so SO good.

yum!!!




Kitty hug time

Dav and Ryder share a snuggle. I sit jealously by.

Comments

Iris said…
I think the pictures look great! That chocolate peanut butter ice cream looks to die for!
wyllow said…
Your blog and Lisa's blog are my two favs. Glad to see you brought some recognition to her site but would be disappointed if your blog turns into a duplicate of hers. You are my food hero lol :) Cute pic of the cat and the boy.
Tough Cookie said…
Hi! My name is Maria, and I am part of the crazysexylife.com team. We are always looking for new recipes to feature, but we just need your permission. Can we use your curried lentil sprout salad?


Thanks!
saxifrage said…
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saxifrage said…
Ooh, I need to try that ice cream. Seriously! I have never in my life made ice cream from scratch. It always seemed too magical and mysterious of an undertaking. Can it be done sans ice cream maker?

Btw, I found your blog via the Adopt carnival... so glad I stopped by!

(I accidentally deleted my comment above; sorry about that!)
Selene said…
thanks for the comments!

wyllow - Lisa is hardcore. I'm way too lazy to ever find out the exact make up of my recipes, whether in terms of calories or in terms of cost; you have nothing to worry about :)

Maria - You can definitely repost the recipe. Email me if you have any questions: seleneatveganlicious @ gmail.com

Saxifrage - you do NOT need an ice cream maker for it! In fact, I tried using an ice cream maker and it didn't really work; this is an ice cream that actually prefers being put directly in a freezer. enjoy!
Hey Selene ... so glad you had fun with the recipes!
Kate said…
Hey Selene!

Thanks so much for letting us come over, we had a great time! The food was delicious, the company was great, and the cats were awesome! I posted my own pictures on my blog. Thanks again, keep in touch! =)
I have to say! YOUR BLOG IS FABULOUS! And YAY to healthy!
GJ!
XO
Frenchy
Heather said…
I just made the Pad Thai and I absolutely LOVE it!!! Thank you for posting!! I didn't put my sauce in the blender, I just mixed it. I also used part peanut butter and part almond butter (just because I didn't have enough of either) and it turned out fine.

I just used a carrot shredder. Not sure what the thing is to make pasta out of zucchini. Thanks again!!

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