It was my birthday last week, and I had a great week with friends and family as we ambled through a fabulous festival of ‘Me’ which stretched out over 8 days. I know some people do a month, and I think that’s fantastic if you can sustain it, but for me a week to 10 days is just perfect.
And seeing as though I am in the midst of getting rid of a lot of my excess possessions at the moment, my friends and family were very thoughtful in not overloading me with “stuff”. One of my sisters was concerned that any gifts I received would end up going straight in the bin…so she bought me lunch instead, which was just lovely.
One of the festival outings last week included a trip to The Raw Kitchen in Fremantle, which is an uber groovy raw food joint, which has a lovely store, runs raw cooking classes and also has a yoga space (could it get any groovier?).
I’ve eaten there once before, and I was seriously impressed with a pasta dish. This time I had the Pad Thai, as did almost all of my birthday companions, and it was beautiful. I made quite a large statement at lunch, that I thought I could eat this kind of Pad Thai every day. Obviously I can’t eat out every day, and so the experiments have begun to recreate the dish. I will post the recipe when it’s perfect, but until then, I think I will need to go to The Raw Kitchen at least weekly to savour the flavours and work out exactly how to make it. Alternatively I could do one of their raw cooking classes…but hey that’s making it all too easy.
So I made a raw Pad Thai for dinner last night, and my partner loved it. This is a pretty major breakthrough considering that less than a year ago he stated “I am never going RAW,” at a dinner party where I served a raw avocado lime tart. He was in a panic because I had loaned a book about Raw Cooking from a friend, and in his wild imagination he envisaged his life of cooked food slipping away from him! He’s also a “soup is NOT a real meal” kind of guy, so I was pretty impressed with him last night. It was my first meatless Monday attempt in ages, and it was a great success.
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