I have been on quite a raw kick, lately. The weather is still pretty hot in sunny Southern California, and the last thing you want to do in 90+ degrees is turn on the stove. I picked up Gena Hamshaw’s new book “Choosing Raw” and have been inspired by her creative, raw spins on traditional dishes.
My husband requested a raw stir fry and it was much easier than I imagined. He sliced up the veggies (since I have not got over my mandolin fear) and I went to work on a sauce. He thinly sliced up the following veggies:
- 1 yellow bell pepper
- 1 zucchini
- 1 carrot
We also threw in a handful of edamame and broccoli.
The sauce was made by trial and error and adjusting seasonings here and there. The ingredients were:
- sesame oil
- rice vinegar
- turmeric powder
- cayenne pepper
- ginger powder
I used a dash here and a spoonful there. I was constantly tasting and whisking the sauce till I got it just right.
After that, it was simply a matter of pouring the sauce over the veggies and stirring. We served the stir fry topped off with sliced avocado and black sesame seeds.
The flavors melded so nicely together and it was much more filling than you would think. I don’t think I can get enough sesame oil in my food lately, and you really cannot go wrong with a dish that contains both sriracha and avocado, right?
What is your favorite raw meal?
Angelina first of all, I’m loving the presentation! Deeeeelish!! Second, I’d have to say I don’t think I ever tried the raw food diet. But there’s always a first time for everything!!
I will have to make you something. For our next creative team meeting we can eat raw tacos.