Sunday, July 10, 2011

pour a little salt.






This is a continuing visual documentation of my goal to eat 50% raw foods.

I've noticed a pattern — we eat much better in the few days right after a trip to the farmers market. It felt good to get back to the basics this week, since moving and traveling sorta messed up my eating habits.

Three thoughts to share: 1) Tomatoes are not disgusting if you buy the heirloom variety from local sources. 2) Homemade raw almond milk is the best and easy to make (thank you Rachel). 3) Roasted chickpeas will always make a perfect snack, and Clint loves them as much as I do.

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*Recipe Suggestions:

Black Bean Burgers
These veggie burgers were based off of Kenzie's recipe (I substituted quinoa for the bulgur). Will definitely be making these again.


Roasted Chickpeas
1 (12 oz) can chickpeas (garbanzo beans), rinsed and drained
2 tablespoons olive oil
salt
cayenne pepper
note: I also added sesame seeds and basil to this batch. But there are so many variations to try, like the combinations on this list.

Preheat oven to 400°F. Dry chickpeas with a paper towel. In a bowl, toss with olive oil and season to taste with salt, etc. Spread on a baking sheet and cook for approx. 20 minutes or until slightly browned.

36 comments:

  1. Those roasted chickpeas look delicious! My son has many food allergies, so this looks like a perfect snack for him. I'm going to make them tomorrow...thanks for the idea!

    As always, love love love your blog <3

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  2. Yum! All of these look absolutely delicious! There really is a big difference between farmers' market tomatoes and store bought. Also.. I've GOT to make that almond milk (especially if it's easy) - thanks for the link!

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  3. these meals look amazing and so do the pictures.

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  4. i had absolutely no idea you could make your own almond milk! we've gone off of drinking cow's milk and switched to almond here...and oh my goodness i'm so excited to try!

    so inspiring, pretty lady!

    <3

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  5. Beautiful! I've noticed the same thing about trips to the farmer's market. If I go too long in between visits, I eat terribly.

    I've been on a mission to seek out the best corn in the NYC metro/NJ area, and I can't wait until it's in season!

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  6. I love the the light in all your photography, it is so beautiful. What a delicious spread of food! It looks fantastic. You are right- it is so much easier to eat good when you have a variety of quality produce!

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  7. i'm about to go to the farmers market by my house and this just made me more excited to go.

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  8. these all look so beautiful and delicious! i love anything that chick pea can do, roasted is a favorite. i will definitely be trying your burgers. delightful!

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  9. a cilantro tortilla?! i wonder if i can find those here. i love cilantro on just about everything.

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  10. I just learned how to make almond milk yesterday! I don't know why I always thought it was so much more time consuming and tedious. Seriously sounds so easy. Can't wait to try. And can't wait to make those burgers. I've made a few varieties, but they usually come out pretty dry.

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  11. love these pictures.
    your breakfast looks perfect.
    i have been thinking about going raw.
    these pictures are really pointing me towards it. :)

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  12. you're welcome. will you come back and cook for me? this all looks so delicious. kthnxbye!

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  13. I read this while I was eating a piece of cold pizza. and cried a little.

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  14. YUM I will be trying the chikpeas! And hopefully the burger. I'm so glad we share a love of hummus :)

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  15. I need more healthy snack foods so I can't wait to try the roasted chickpeas. Mmmm.

    My cherry tomatoes from my garden are good, but I'm afraid I'm not going to be satisfied with store bought tomatoes any longer.

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  16. Looks so lovely! I'm so drawn to colorful foods.

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  17. Wow it looks so delicious ;)

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  18. I can't express just how awesome this post is! I love it!

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  19. yum, this looks amazing. I love these posts...you style your meals so beautifully.

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  20. yum! wish you were cooking for me ;)

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  21. I'll be honest- the only thing that I would eat out of everything would be the fruit. Sorry, I just can't get myself to be healthy!

    BUT, the photos make everything look delicious. You should make a cookbook! Really!

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  22. mmm that looks fantastic!

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  23. i love, love, love this post! thanks for sharing. x

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  24. I always love these posts! I've thought about making roasted chickpeas but still haven't ever tried it. You've absolutely inspired me.

    Thank you :)

    And such lovely food photos!

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  25. This looks delicious and makes me want to eat fabulous fresh food!

    Love that you're documenting this so prettily too!

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  26. it all looks very good and thank you for sharing the roasted chickpeas directions. I will definitely try it!

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  27. Roasted chickpeas, I would've never thought, but sounds really good and I trust your taste! I remember trying your recipe for kale chips, and it was like a flavor explosion.

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  28. I really love those posts!!!

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  29. Anonymous7/14/2011

    you should go for 51% says the doc food matters ;) amazing that you are doing so well

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  30. I really appreciate your goal to eat 50% raw foods each day. 100% seems so unrealistic to me, and 50 is doable. Gotta start somewhere :)

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  31. I love these posts. I am making a concerted effort to be really conscious of what I put in my body. Seeing that someone else is doing it helps keep me on track.

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  32. I just discovered the amazing deliciousness of roasted chickpeas! My favorite spices so far: garam masala & garlic, and curry powder & garlic. Yum!

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  33. wow, gorgeous photos and I LOVE the variety of foods!!
    you inspire me!
    tara

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  34. love, LOVE your food.
    so fresh. thanks for sharing!

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