Hi again! It’s been a minute since I posted last, trying to get things going again with the business since we got back from England. I’ve made a few raw cheesecakes that I have sold at my local HFS as well as at the freshly begun Fall Farmers’ Market!
This one was Chocolate Mango. I used both fresh and dried mangos in the mango part and it tasted like caramel! So good!
Then I made this Pumpkin Lucuma with Chocolate Drizzle Cheesecake! This one was freaking amazing! Don’t let anyone scare you out of using fresh raw pumpkin!!
Just for fun, here’s a photo of our market stall!
So, our last night in England we stayed in London because it was easier to get to the airport. We chose a hotel room within walking distance of the Whole Foods in Kensington because I wanted to eat at Saf. It was soooo, soooo good. We started off with a cashew cheese appetizer.
I loved this cheese, and it inspired me to get back into making my own fermented nut cheeses.
Then I had a portobello slider. The barbecue sauce was incredibly good and I was so impressed by the attention to detail and how every single component of the plate was delicious- so assembled it was just insane!
Dan had some kebabs that were tender and flavorful. The side dish was my favorite though!
He also got a juice that had carrot, ginger, apple and turmeric root. It was my first time having the root fresh and it was so good. Amethyst loved it and ended up with a golden mustache. I got a smoothie with almond milk, lucuma and berries because I thought Amethyst would like it. She didn’t think much of it, and while it was good compared to the juice it was kind of just okay.
We also both ordered the tiramisu.
Whoa, this was one heavy dessert! We could have ordered one. While I liked it much more than InSpiral’s tiramisu it still didn’t crack the code. It was clearly nut based and while it was delicious it just wasn’t the definitive raw tiramisu for me lol! I guess that just means manos a la obra for me to create my own!! All in all though, we loved Saf! I was impressed with the quality of the dishes and the rich complex flavors. We both left really full, which is rare with raw food restaurants. It is gourmet raw food, so expect to pay for it. It is worth it!!
The last couple of weeks have been just absolute chaos! I’ve been writing, so I have a few posts to share with you but due to probs with the Flickr uploader, getting pics from the iPhone to ye olde blog has been problematic. Enough of that, though!
So, the week of the opening of the Shreveport Farmer’s Market (thus the opening of the Sacred Strawberry stall) we had to go to New Orleans for my hubbies immigration interview. On the way down, we stopped in Baton Rouge to eat at a place I found online called Truly Free Bakery and Cafe. We loved if so much that we stopped to eat again on the way back up to Shreveport. They are a completely gluten-free establishment and have a ton of imaginative vegan options. The first time, I had a vegan Reuben on a collard wrap. This was amazing! Tempeh, sauerkraut, creamy tangy dressing and a *steamed* collard wrap! Sooo good! I also got a red velvet cupcake that just wow’ed the pants off of me! Dan had a burger and he loved it!
Well, the next day on our way back we decided to stop there again for lunch. This time, I took pics 😉
I had a veggie burger this time, with avocado, barbecue sauce and mushrooms I think. Oh, and vegan cheese! This was one epic burger!
Aaand another cupcake, this time chocolate peanut butter with a banana frosting inside! Um, yes!
Oh, and lots of green juice all around!
Of course, no trip to New Orleans would be complete without a whistle stop at Whole Foods to drop some cash we didn’t need to spend! Of course I got a kombucha (ginger from my fave Austin based brewer) and some raw brownie goddess bites I fell in love with in Austin! Also, Popsicle molds for the little one and yummy spices!