February 25, 2010

What I’m Still Up To

It was another tasty evening at Sun In Bloom! In case you missed it, I wrote on Tuesday night that I’ve been helping out at Brooklyn’s newest living foods cafe for several weeks now. It’s a different experience every time I go!

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For dinner, I had the Bella Divine salad, which is greens, sauerkraut, dulse and avocado dressed in SIB’s signature sesame ginger dressing.

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I haven’t tried everything on the menu yet, but this salad is my favorite dish so far! It’s full of zingy flavors.

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Little did I know just how different my home attempt at that dressing would taste! When I made my own version, I totally underestimated the quantity of each flavor. SIB’s dressing is far more vibrant. But like I said before, my gingery tahini is fine with me as well. :)

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My mission for the evening: raw carrot cake. A mission dear to my heart! There are few things that I love to eat more than carrot cake, so I was determined to make a raw version work for Sun In Bloom.

Here’s a little preview. I think it’ll be edible. ;)

Nekkid cake:

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And robed in velvety cashew frosting:

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It’s in the fridge setting as I write this, so I won’t be able to try it before it goes on sale, nor will I be able to go take a picture of it once it’s ready for its close-up. You’ll have to do it for me! Stop by Sun In Bloom tomorrow (Friday) and let me know how it came out. ;)

15 comments:

Dori said...

Salivating at that tub of frosting! So happy for you, what an amazing opportunity.

HAHA the captcha is momele -- that means little girl in yiddish.

moretolifethanlettuce said...

they should pay you commission for the free publicity they get on your blog ;). ooh that nekkid cake = stellar!

Christine (The Raw Project) said...

Wow, what a cool opportunity! I'm itching for a raw carrot cake too and have been meaning to try Ani's recipe soon! I'm just drooling over the pics!

Mama Pea said...

Oh no you di'int!!! I want that dinner and cake, RIGHT NOW. When I'm loaded can you come cook for me? And by loaded, I mean rich, not drunk, although that'd be fine too.

Averie (LoveVeggiesAndYoga) said...

raw carrot cake. i'll take the whole thing!
i know you actually made raw carrot cake balls a few mos back for the blog and i have studied that recipe many times but never made them. Now the cake. Girl. You're a tease :)

shannonmarie said...

That's a yummy looking salad, and so is the cake. Wish I could see a cut slice. Good job :-)

Gabriela said...

Raw carrot cake?! Um, can I have some?! In all seriousness though, I definitely want to make a stop by Sun in Bloom sometime when you're there. It sounds great and I'd love to meet! Stay warm and dry in this storm!

Sophie @ yumventures said...

I am intrigued by the raw carrot cake, it seems like the perfect dessert to make raw! YUM! Salad looks pretty amazing too =)

katherine said...

I'm sure the cake will be a HUGE hit!

Madeline - Greens and Jeans said...

that carrot cake makes me want to hop on a plane! it looks incredible!

Erica said...

OWWW! The cake looks amazing. I'm sure it will be a big seller!! Let us know

Fayinagirl (means Free One) said...

Looks SO yummy! I wanna visit New York in a big way now! ;-)

mrssturgis said...

Omg... that looks AMAZING. As does the salad. What an incredible opportunity! so jelly I am :)

Caronae said...

Everything sounds so fun and tasty. We should totally have an NYC blogger meetup at the restaurant sometime! The carrot cake frosting (haha, I almost just said "dressing" -- too much salad in my life?) looks especially divine.

elise said...

i difdnt get the chance to comment earlier but A)congrats!! and B) when i went to their website and checked out the menu this was the exact dish i was eyeing...looks like a trip to B town is in order...