Broccoli abounds in our garden!
Welcome! I have created this blog as a resource and inspiration for anybody wanting to explore the wonders and flavours of Raw Foods. You will find recipes, pictures, classes and musings about Raw Foods, my Organic Garden, and how to bring Raw Food to your table with joy and ease. Adding Raw Food to our lives brings energy, beauty and health and I promise you, you will feel the difference! I would love to hear your feedback and if you have any recipe requests, let me know and I will see what I can whip up!
Some of you may have been wondering where my blog posts have been? I have been setting up a brand new looking blog within my website and so my posts are now there. Sorry it has been a while since I last posted here, but if you want to know what I am up to now ( I have an exciting event coming up) and how I went on my trip in Vietnam, check out my Vietnam Raw posts.
Kemi the Vietnamese farmer!
From now on I will post a couple of times a week, one with a new recipe and one on my organic garden and anything else that inspires me.
So please jump across to my new blog and subscribe; I look forward to hearing from you there.
It is very easy to buy Guacamole from the shop, but if you think about how perishable Avocados are, there are quite a few preservatives added to the shop bought Guacamole’s to keep them on the shelf.
Nothing is ever going to taste as good as the one you make yourself.
Here is my version and I like to keep it very simple as all the flavours marry so well together, I never mess around with it, a big thing for a chef!
Gaucamole and wraps
3 Ripe Avocados, mashed ( I like to keep it on the chunky side)
3 Tomatoes, finely diced
1/2 Bunch Coriander, roughly chopped
2 Garlic Cloves, crushed
2 Tablespoons of Olive Oil
Sea salt to taste
Mix all of the ingredients together in a bowl and serve. Of course we all know how to serve Gaucamole with corn chips, but have you ever thought of using it as a filling for lettuce wraps?
Find some good sturdy lettuce leaves, Cos are in season here right now and add a dollop of Gauc! Feel free to add anything else raw and crunchy to your wraps,
Beetroot, Carrot, Sprouts? And if like me you like a little fire in your food, some freshly chopped Chilli is rarely a mistake!
Due to a participant transferring their class, there is now one space left for my Raw Food – Beginners Class 1 ,this Saturday Dec 4 in Melbourne.
Click on classes 2010 for information and then contact me for payment details.
Believe me if you have been thinking about doing a class, it is a great thing to do before the christmas bingeing takes hold!
A green smoothie fan who could not get enough!
My wonderful friend Sue and her two beautiful children Rohnan and Sean came to stay with us for 4 days and my goodness do they love green smoothies! I have to say though Sean was a smoothie monster. Every morning he would say to me “Been moothie Kemi”, I could not make it quick enough for him. One morning he licked all the leftovers from the other 3 children’s cups and the day after, finished his and then insisted that he also have his mums (pictured).
We seem to believe that children will not eat greens, green smoothies inspire anyone to have their greens and love them.
I bought our first box of mangos this season yesterday and decided to freeze a whole one as an experiment, when I returned two hours later, I prepared this smoothie.
Frozen mangos are heaven!
For a great afternoon tea when mangos are at their cheapest I suggest giving a frozen mango to each child and let them at it!
Parsley mango magic
Parsley Mango Magic
1 Frozen Mango (remove skin and pip)
1 Passion Fruit
2 Handfuls of Parsley
3 Cups Water
Blend in a strong blender and enjoy.
I nearly screamed the house down with excitement yesterday as I was throwing some kitchen scraps on the compost. Our baby Mulberry tree (3 years old) has Mulberries on it, they are big, fat and our first ever Mulberry harvest, hooray for Melbourne rain!
Ella my daughter came running and see what I was so excited about, I actually suggested to her that we call them Mulcherries as they are as big as cherries, we both found that very funny.
I then disappeared into the kitchen and when I came out Ella had gone very quiet (not always a good thing) as I looked I saw that she had not wanted to wait for me to get a bowl and was balancing on the side of the compost already harvesting our Mulcherries!
Later when her brother Benji came home she took him straight to the tree and they spent a good half hour harvesting and hanging out on top of the compost. When I told him what Ella and I were naming the fruit he topped us with “They are so big we should call them Mulbricots!”
So we are very chuffed with our Mulbricots and we very aware that we need to visit the tree everyday before the birds get any whiff of our burgeoning harvest!
Ella holding our first ever mulberry harvest.
Thank you to everyone that has given me such positive feedback on my Gardening Australia debut.
Here is the link for anyone that missed it and you may wish to pass it on.
My goodness. After a few 2 am bed times, collating material, writing new material, creating new recipes and taking pictures, my website is about to go live!
When I say about I mean at around 3pm November 6 2010, I am very excited with a few butterflies!!!!!
You will find:
- Where I am doing demonstrations around Melbourne this month
- A very honest account of my raw food journey
- New recipes with easy download and printing
- Green Smoothie gardens
- The benefits of raw food with testimonials from people I have guided to raw foods
- Information of my one to one consultations and more
So go check it out www.kemisrawkitchen.com.au
Those of you in Australia, I am on Gardening Australia on Saturday 6 Nov, ABC 1 at 6.30pm repeated at 1pm Sunday 7. For everyone else you will be able to see it by going to i view and I will put up that link in the coming days.
Although I have not seen the footage it was a great day of filming and creating one of the first Australian TV demos of a Green Smoothie.
Let me know what you think of the website and the show.