Last Saturday, DH had his first raw chocolate adventure. He made this: I call it Raw Chocolate Bliss, because when I eat it, it makes me feel so HAPPY! It is a combination of raw cacao paste, raw cacao butter, vanilla powder, pure maple syrup, coconut nectar, walnuts and hemp seeds. Many commercial chocolates give me a residual head ache. They also make me feel over-caffinated. Raw chocolate doesn’t have this effect, and it’s actually healthy!
On Monday, when I made pizza, my goal was to make it as much from scratch as possible. While the dough was a challenge, I already knew I could make pizza sauce easily! You can do this yourself, and don’t have to buy some Frankenfood brand in a jar or can. And best of all: you get to choose the seasoning! This is for a very basic sauce, lightly flavored with Italian spices.
We love The Uprooted Kitchen Trailer (food truck?)!!! This is a family owned business, based in a 1968 vintage Avion trailer that specializes in vegetarian cuisine. It is owned by Chad and Erin Romanoff. Chad is a pediatric occupational therapist and Erin is a pastry chef. Their menu includes breakfast, lunch and any time fare. On Saturday’s they are at the Gilbert Farmer’s Market, which is where we discovered them. We had gone to the market to see what all was there, and, of course, looking at food makes you hungry!
We attended the Gluten Free Foodie Tour at Nourish 123 Restaurant in Scottsdale! The event was organized by the restaurant and by Ken Scheer of Rock A Healthy Lifestyle. His website is a go-to location for living dairy and gluten free in the Phoenix Metro area. We started the evening with drinks. From left to right: Pear Cider, Crispin Apple Cider, and Cucumber Water. Crispin’s Hard Ciders are naturally fermented in the USA from fresh pressed apple-juice.