Our local Memphis vegetarian group, Food Awareness, had a Raw Food Tasting/Solstice Party/Vegan BBQ last night. We have a tendency to go a little crazy with the themes ... like "raw" and "BBQ." But it worked ... especially that raw part.
We met at Judith's house, and she's 100% raw. She's a great un-cook, so she prepared several raw dishes, like this awesome Pesto with Roma Tomatoes:
And these spicy Jalepeno Flax Seed Raw Crackers:
These were my favorite! I couldn't keep out of them. She actually made three varieties of crackers, but I only photographed these because they were the best. And I didn't think you guys would want to look at a million cracker pics.
Here's Judith's Raw "Tuna" on Cucumbers:
She told me what was in this, but I don't remember. I know it had some nuts or seeds and some nori. Really, really tasty! Sorry the picture kinda sucks. It was taken inside with a flash.
We also nibbled on cherries:
And these organic blueberries that Judith hand-picked earlier in the day:
Everything was so amazing, and it was wonderful to celebrate the first day of summer with veggie friends. We also roasted veggie dogs over a fire, but it was too dark for pictures by then. Vaughan brought some yummy chutney rice dish and Judith prepared black eyed peas for the un-raw folks.
If I could afford to hire Judith as my personal raw chef, I'd have no problem giving up cooked food!