Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Day 2 Advanced Raw Chef Level 1: Part II

Day 2 Part II
So now I will continue writing about our fantastic Day 2 food preparations.
From 3-4PM we were busy creating raw cookies and brownies.
Team 1- Coconut Macaroons
Team 2- Oatmeal Raisin Cookies
Team 3- Walnut Date Balls
Team 4- Best Brownies
I must admit that by far my favorite of these raw goodies were the Oatmeal Raisin Cookies. Bobby, our Master Chef, said that he took his grandma's cookie recipe and converted it to a raw recipe. We were able to eat them warm out of the dehydrator and it was a cookie experience I will never forget. They really were THAT good!!!
Next up on the schedule was the Garden Burger Demo followed by the Ketchup, Mustard and Mayo Demonstrations. My sister-in-law and I took this time in our busy schedule to sneak out to Saturday's Vigil Mass at a very nice, orthodox, Catholic church--just like we like them. It was a much needed escape for us from all of the information overload that we were experiencing during this amazing Raw Chef Training and a time to give thanks for all that we were so blessed to have accomplished thus far. When we returned we were brought up to speed on what we missed and it was time for a Pesto Stuffed Mushroom Demonstration.
Before dinner we were able to go and take a tour of CHI's sprouting room. Boy was I in sprout Heaven, as you can imagine!! Take a look at these pics--can you tell what everything is??
If you want to see a pic of me "Grazing on the Wheat grass" go here and scroll down to the end of my sister-in-law's post. Too funny!!








Dinner was served at 5:30PM
Here is what we had:
Garden Burgers with romaine lettuce buns
Pesto Stuffed Mushrooms
Not So Cheese
Kale Salad with Blessed Tahini Dressing
Coconut Macaroons
Oatmeal Raisin Cookies
Best Brownies
CHI's Almond Joys
Walnut Date Balls
That evening we watched the movie "Eating" and learned sooooo much information that everyone should know. I am really glad we got to see this film, I have been wanting to view it for quite some time now. After the movie several of the students went into the Banya sauna. Then it was light out at 10:30PM.
I will post about Day 3 soon. I was so sad to see our weekend come to an end but I also was so grateful for this amazing opportunity. Stay tuned for Day 3 and our graduation ceremony.
+JMJ+ Today I am grateful for seeing my First Grader learn his math facts for the day. Way to go MA.

4 comments:

Mommy Is Green said...

I would love to learn how to make some more raw cookies. I only know one recipe which is peanut butter balls.

Great photos of the sprouting room!

Mr. H. said...

Wow, just look at all of those sprouts...amazing. It seems like you are having a great time and learning a lot...and the food sounds incredible.

kelli said...

mmm i'd love to make those oatmeal raisin cookies!

kt said...

I can't believe that giant sprouting room. Magnificent! Not to mention Day 2's dessert menu. Wowsers.