Vegan Chef Chad Sarno is coming to Portland to do a demo & share his new book, Crazy Sexy Kitchen & I cannot wait! The book is very appealing–it’s beautiful, colorful and has yummy recipes in it. One thing I love about it is that each recipe has a code below it so you can tell in an instant if it is raw, gluten-free, soy-free, etc. Love that feature!
I have my copy of the book in hand & on Sunday I made 3 recipes from it for our monthly raw vegan potluck. I picked the kale salad, cucumber cups with an olive caper tapenade & the falafel, all of which were RAW-licious! The kale salad was simple … kale, red pepper & diced avocado with a little lemon juice, flax oil & salt. Everything just got tossed in the bowl & massaged together. YUMMM! The cucumber cups were a fun appetizer–very flavorful, stuffed with olives, capers, oregano, tarragon & a little hot pepper heat. And I had fun with the falafel–I got to use the blank for my Champion juicer & put soaked almonds & walnits through to create a gorgeous nut butter that was then tossed with tasty seasonings & fresh herbs and then dehydrated for several hours to firm them up. I served the falafel in romaine lettuce leaves with greens, red cabbage, shredded carrot & a yummy cucumber dill cream sauce. It made for a great feast & I recommend the book to everyone!
Chad will be in Portland, Maine on Monday, March 4th for a demo & book signing at Whole Foods Market. There are still spots available in the 7:30 pm seating, so call customer service at 774-7711 to reserve your spot. Only $25 & you get an autographed copy of his $30 book & a gift bag from Whole Foods Market. What a deal! Hope to see you there! 🙂