Happy Saturday beautiful people!
The Halloween spirit is upon us and the weather is playing tricks on us, acting bipolar with the sudden shift from hot, to cloudy, to rain, to cold, to hot again, and the loop goes on. Personally, I love me some cozy cloudy weather once in a while. The sun is nice but sometimes you just want to be stuck inside not doing shit and don’t feel bad about it.
Enough small talk and let’s get to the juicy point of this post! Started my day in the crisp 9 AM morning at SunCafe in Studio City, LA. Chef and owner of SunCafe, Ronald Russell had a cooking class where he showed how to make easy peasy raw vegan snacks. He went from sweet to savory with a chocolate mousse, feta dip, zucchini hummus, green dip, zucchini chips and chocolate truffles. Everything raw, everything vegan, everything delicious. What raw food means is basically that no food is heated above 118 degrees F. I personally don’t follow a raw vegan diet because I like that cooked food when the cold is creeping in, but as long as you follow a vegan diet, I’m just encouraging you to do your thing! Raw food is also an excellent way to make amazing vegan desserts, and these type of snacks. Everything was obviously delicious and so simple to make, but I was so impressed by the feta dip. It tasted exactly like a feta cheese dip! But with no cheese!! Yes it’s possible, it’s amazing, and it makes a vegan life so damn simple.
To sum it up, I had a great morning with some awesome snacking to start my day with. Left the class feeling inspired and ready to chef it up like curry on the court!
If you’re interested in raw food and vegan cooking classes check out SunCafe’s website for weekly classes. If your tummy is hungry I highly suggest that you grab a homie, or just yourself, and swing by the restaurant for brunch, lunch or dinner as well. Your tummy will go like “how you doin?”, which in simpler terms means, you’re going to love it.