July 29, 2009

Foodie Centerfolds

I will be honest: I have some serious food porn for you today. There's just no other way to describe it, because frankly, these pictures are going to get you hot and bothered. Or should I say...hot and raw-thered? No, no I shouldn't. "Raw-thered" is not a word, and I never invent my own vocabulary, no ma'am. ;)

Let me back up a bit. And I should preface this by saying that these first two pictures are indeed not considered part of the food porn I've collected for you. As I mentioned yesterday, I had the good fortune to run in to Liz, aka VeggieGirl, at Whole Foods! What's more, she was on the phone with HEAB at the time, so I got to say hi to Heather too! Hi again, HEAB!

I guess I shouldn't have been so surprised to find a VeggieGirl in a veggie habitat, but still! An amazing coincidence, and I had a great time chatting with her again this afternoon. Bonus: she brought me a bottle of crack! "Crack" would be Bonobo's coconut chai, for those of you so unfortunate not to have experienced it.

Yeah, I'd already taken a big hit before I took the above photo. Coconut chai demands immediate consumption.

But what was I doing in Whole Foods in the first place yesterday? It's not like I would ever go in there just to browse...nope...not me...

I did indeed have a mission, and that was to pick up the remaining ingredients needed for Raw Zucchini Alfredo! I tried to get as much as I could from the farmer's market, which happens to chill outside my office three days a week (I know, I'm a brat), but turns out them farmers don't sell miso. Go figure. ;)

And with that, I present to you a porntastic pile of vegetables luxuriating in a sea of raw cashew alfredo sauce.

Please zoom in. I mean, really.

Gena, what have you done to me?! Aside from making me realize my chiffonade skizzles need some work... Ain't your fault, girl, no one asked me to try and get fancy on the basil.

In my world, this is what dinner's meant to look like. And taste like. If you haven't ever tried such a dish as this, I encourage you to do so. Use protection: go to www.choosingraw.com first. Wouldn't want you contracting any STDs (Saturated- or Trans-fatty Dishes).

In a rather chocolate-covered move, I decided to eat my troughImeanbowl of "pasta" with chopsticks. Something told me they would deliver dinner to my mouth most deliciously.

I was right. I know this is an Italian-inspired dish, but I dunno, maybe it was the miso talkin' to me. Domo arigato, Mr. Bo-raw-to.

One more for the road...

Phew! I don't know about you, but those pics made me blush. Or maybe it's just the carrots showing up...

19 comments:

Dori said...

WOW that looks amazing. Haha STDs -- you're a clever one.

Olga said...

haahh how funny that you ran into Liz at Whole Foods!

That dinner looks AMAZING! Glad you're staying safe :)

ChocolateCoveredVegan said...

I wish you had been at Whole Foods today instead of yesterday! I was there (the one in Union Square) with my mom; we took an impromptu day-trip into the city. Ugh, but so many people were there because it was raining. We couldn't even find a place to sit upstairs! It was ridiculous.

You are so cute; I love your posts. And yum about that basil!

VeggieGirl said...

AHHH love it - so glad that we got to see each other twice this trip. Much love!!

Your raw dinner looks even better than you said it did - hoooly yum.

roseyrebecca said...

I love reading your posts! You're so funny!! Your dinner looks amazing!

Sarah (LovIN My Tummy) said...

I need to go take a cold shower now.

healthymadison said...

Girl--that is serious food porn. But instead of feeling like a dirty old man after looking at your porn--I feel like a clean, healthy woman! haha

healthy ashley said...

Yes, that is definitely food porn. I'm salivating like a dog.

This is the one raw recipe I really want to try!!!

Kristin said...

Oooo that looks yummy! I must try. Aren't Gena's recipes all fantastic??? Just found your blog btw, love it!

Erica said...

owwww I love it! I'm all for a bowl of raw veggie deliciousness. Got my donuts yesterday! They're sitting in my work kitchen. I'm going to go peer in and see how quickly they're flying. I went in there earlier to get water and someone said to me (not realizing I had put them in there)...healthy donuts...not sure how I feel about trying one of those. hahahha

lilveggiepatch said...

That alfredo is out of this world!

Sorry I gave you such a rushed "hi" yesterday... we should get together and so something soon!

Missy said...

Yeah that is some food porn! Yum! You've got skill!

elise said...

wow...the photo of it all mixed together has got me nearly licking the computer screen.
STDs? no thanks

She-Fit said...

Awh, cool that you saw Veggie Girl at Whole Foods!

Elina said...

You are hilarious! That dish does look delicious :)

HangryPants said...

Yeah I never just browse at Whole Foods either. I love that you saw Liz. Such a small blog world.

The only and only time I went to Pure we had the alfredo and it was delicious. Tasted just like the real thing, minus the STDs

Ashley Lauren said...

That's so cool ya'll ran into each other!! I have to try that coconut chai, mmm...

Jenny said...

girl that food belongs in play boy like whoa.. hugh hef. better hit you up!

Gena (Choosing Raw) said...

Oh wow. WOW. You did way more justice to my alfredo than I ever could. Girl, you rock my world :-D