Dress Attire: Casual Chic or Elegant ~ Food Fashion

My dad taught me food should look as beautiful as it taste. Who wants to eat pretty food with no flavor and I am one who eat with my eyes first. Food is like fashion and art to me. I really do think about colors, textures, size and dimensions when I am preparing a meal. These things really does make eating delicious healing food a beautiful experience. When we are cooking food for our loves ones, we are actually creating experiences and unforgettable moments.

Trust me. I remember my mom’s coconut cake with gumdrops that she placed on the top of the cake in the form of a smiley face every year for my birthday. It brings to me to tears of joy every time I see a coconut cake. I also remember my dad’s oatmeal every Saturday that was so hard by the time we ate it the spoon stuck straight up in the bowl of oatmeal. LOL. 🙂

Well here are some dishes with two types of attire, Casual and Elegant.

Super Food Basil and Mint Salad

The Casual :

Just cut up your favorite fruit in a big bowl. Add mint and basil, I tore mines in little pieces. Add 2 tbsp. cacao chips, 2 tbsp. goji berries, 1 tbsp. chia seed. Add a tbsp. of honey and a dash of cinnamon, cardamom and powder ginger ( to taste), and mix until all the ingredients are incorporated.

The Elegant:

Get fancy and arrange the ingredients on a pretty plate. Drizzle with honey and the spices I listed above or ones you may prefer instead.

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Super Food Basil Mint Salad
Super Food Basil Mint Salad

RAW Zucchini Pasta Primavera with Raw Sundried Tomato Sauce /Salad

Raw Zucchini Pasta Primevera
Raw Zucchini Pasta Primevera

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Elegant ~ Raw Zucchini Pasta Primavera with a Raw Sundried Tomato Sauce/ Dressing   Casual Chic - A salad version
Elegant ~ Raw Zucchini Pasta Primavera with a Raw Sundried Tomato Sauce/ Dressing
Casual Chic – A salad version

RAW Zucchini Pasta Primavera with a Raw Sundried Tomato sauce 

1 medium  zucchini ( sliced)

10 cherry tomatoes

1 medium zucchini, diced

1 large yellow squash, diced

1 cup of broccoli florets

1/2 cup green peas

1 tsp. dried basil

1/4 cup parsley, roughly chopped

1 tsp olive oil

pinch of sea salt

Raw Sundried Tomato Sauce/Dressing ( nut free, gluten free)

1/2 cup gluten free oats

3/4 cup sundried tomatoes

1 tbsp. extra virgin olive oil

1/2 cup freshly squeezed orange juice

1 – 2 tbsp. lemon juice

1 tbsp. organic honey ( or maple syrup)

1/4 tsp. dried thyme

1/4 tsp. smoked paprika

pinch of sea salt and cayenne pepper

Directions:

Add veggies to a bowl, season with some salt and dried basil. Pour the olive oil over veggies and stir, until the basil and oil is all over the veggies.  Set aside.

Place oats in a food processor and process until you get a flour. Add sundried tomatoes and process.  Add the oil. The texture will be thick, add the juices, a little at a time to watch for your preferred consistency. Once you have processed the sauce to your liking, add the thyme and spices and process.   If it’s too thin add more oats and sundried tomatoes, if too thick add more water. Everyone’s preference can be different with sauces.

To make the dressing for the RAW Primavera Salad with the Raw Sundried Tomato dressing.

All you need to do is dilute the sauce to make a dressing, here’s what I did:

I added a little apple cider vinegar, honey, and olive oil. If you sauce is thinner there is no need, just use it on the salad as a dressing.

Hope you enjoy these recipes. You can go casual chic or elegant any day with a few tweak here and there with your recipes.

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