When you are ready to put together a menu for a raw food diet you will find all you need to it is right at your fingertips. That's right; the internet is your proverbial oyster. There are endless cookbooks and recipes at your disposal on the internet to pore over and make it just right. You will find you can comprise quite an array of dishes to fill a complete menu.
Menu planning for a Raw Food Dinner Party
Are you ready for the challenge? Put on paper some ideas and recipes for a raw food diet dinner party for your special guests. You will need to consider the tastes and textures of the raw foods you choose to make your menu a taste sensation! It could be fun tasting and tweaking recipes to please the palette of even the pickiest eaters.
The vast array of color available in a raw food diet will make your table look pleasing and inviting to all. A table set for a regular meal may look tempting with some variety of color in the vegetables chosen, but not as stunning as a table set for a raw food vegetable meal. For one when veggies are cooked, they lose important vitamins as well as their vibrancy of color to a degree. It will be exciting to see how people will be eager to sample each and every dish.
You can set a buffet setting and arrange the wonderful array of colors in a creative way. You can put out crudités in a variety of shapes with different kinds of dip at the start of the table along with other appetizer type foods. A large bowl of organic greens can be placed in the center for a base for individual salads your guests can put together. Different whole raw nuts can also be put in bowls surrounding the greens.
Some main course dishes you can use are Vegan Pizza, for which there are many good recipes online. Some organic spaghetti squash with a raw organic tomato sauce perhaps, or zucchini noodles sliced with a spiral slicer. Spring rolls made with cabbage leaves stuffed with fresh greens and whole fruits and nuts may be nice as well.
As with every good dinner party, dessert is the coupe de grass. There are so many to choose from. Of course fresh whole fruits are a gimme...but there are great recipes for cheesecakes, puddings, raw brownies, pies and tarts made with fruits and crusts made from raw nut bases...oh my!!! You can even make raw "ice cream" by freezing smoothies made earlier in the day. I believe they work well if you just add a little less water. As with the raw veggies, you can make your dessert table as colorful and appealing with the vast colors of whole fruits.
All in all, I'm sure that your guests will be both stuffed and pleased with the spread you created just for them. As we all know a raw food diet is full of fiber and therefore very filling. You may want to put the desserts out a little later than you would with a regular food dinner party. Give the guests time to digest and make room for the yummy ending to a tasty meal.