21 Raw Questions

I have seen a few of my favorite raw food bloggers doing these 21 raw questions so I thought I would give it a whirl…

1. Favorite Raw Vegan milk? Almond Milk… we drink it straight up, put it in cereal, and add it to fruit to make ice cream, and of course we make yummy smoothies, usually banana chocolate with Amazing Grass Powder.

2. What are the top 3 recipes you are planning to make? Hmmm… this summer I am looking forward to raspberry and blackberry sorbet, watermelon smoothies, and fruit salad. We like to keep it simple.

3. Most disastrous recipe/meal failure? The first time I made raw key lime pie it came out lumpy and REALLY sour because I just peeled some key limes and threw them in the blender. The next time I just juiced regular limes instead.

4. How do you organize your recipes? I keep them on my computer in text files, or bookmarked from web sites… it is not a very good system and I need to figure something else out.

5. Compost, trash, or garbage disposal? Compost definitely. We throw everything in a bowl on the kitchen counter and when it gets full we toss it into the compost pile in our back yard.

6. If you were stranded on an island and could only bring 3 foods…what would they be? Strawberries, watermelon, and snow peas. Delicious!

7. Fondest food memory from your childhood? Probably my mom’s prime rib. I LOVED prime rib with a passion. Pretty sad that my fondest food memory is of eating a dead cow.

8. Favorite raw ice cream? Raspberry Lime Sorbet. I have always loved sweet and sour.

9. Most loved kitchen appliance? My Vita-Mix… life would be incomplete without it!

10. Spice/herb you can’t be without? Cilantro! I spent over 20 years in the Southwest so Mexican food is soul food to me and salsa with tons of cilantro is the heart if it.

11. Recipe (Cook) book you have owned for the longest time? Joy of Cooking. My Mom gave it to me but I don’t ever use it.

12. Favorite flavor of jam/jelly? Not crazy about jams and jellies generally but Blackberry would probably be the most appealing.

13. Favorite raw (vegan) recipe to serve to an omni-friend? A green smoothie because when people drink their greens and enjoy it, it is like Christmas.

15. Name 3 items in your freezer without looking. Almonds, Walnuts, and hemp seeds.

16. Favorite grocery store? Whole Foods.

17. Food blog you read the most.Yikes, that is like asking which tooth I brush the most.. I read TONS of foods blogs!

18. What is one ingredient that you’ve become familiar with that you can’t imagine you ever lived without? Chia seeds.

19. Most coveted condiment? Shoyu sauce.

20. Best food smell? Garlic.

21. Best cooked food memory that you’d like to re-create raw? Clam Chowder. I could substitute oyster mushrooms for the clams but that is as far as I have gotten in my planning, lol.

Play along by answering the 21 Raw Questions on your own blog!

10 Comment(s)

  1. You realize that if you really were stranded on a desert island with only strawberries, watermelon, and snow peas you’d be dead, right?

  2. Mel, it was just a fun question. Why don’t you share your secret to desert island survival. 😉

  3. Kathy Lee

    May 4, 2010

    This is really cute, I will have to try it.

  4. Laura-Jane the Rawtarian

    May 30, 2010

    Lol, Mel, yes, that is true.

    I answered the 21 questions on my blog too. That was fun. Thanks for sharing!

  5. Very cool! Thanks for sharing!

  6. Michellle

    July 15, 2010

    I dont think she will die on a desert island. I mean she will be getting water from the watermelon and other fruits. But I guess it depends on how much and how long your stranded there. Anyway, this site just changed my mind about the vitamix. I was thinking about getting one in the begenning of the summer but now I am absoulty getting one when I go back home from vacation. I am a vegetterian…and I am hoping that this will help me make easy meals on the goal since I am starting college in the fall. I am also looking to buy a food proccesor any recomdations? Eventually I want to be Raw but I know I can not when I am with my grandparents. They are already complaing about my new diet vegeterian =/ Oh well. But anyway I cant wait till I get the vitamix!! =)

  7. Jenna Hinkley

    July 21, 2010

    Great fun facts! I love cilantro, that along with dill and basil are my must have herbs that I have to keep on hand fresh. Preferably in pots on the windowsill. Have a beautiful rest of the week! I’m so grateful I found your site.

  8. GrayCarlene23

    August 22, 2010

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  9. smashingdish.com

    August 23, 2010

    Great Artilce! Your lucky that you can afford such a lifestyle. I cannot afford to shop at Whole Foods and end up getting most of my groceries at Winco or Grocerly Outlet. I had to stop being raw awhile back because it just got way to exspensive.

    On the flipside, for composting, I suggest buying a second hand blender off of Craigslist and blend all the stuff together and turn it into a liquid. I add it directly to the soil and just mix it into it.

  10. I love it! And…i agree with all of it!

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