Thursday, June 24, 2010

A long, long time ago . . .

I should have written this post months ago. I meant to, I've been thinking about it all of this time, I just haven't gotten around to doing it.

We have some dear friends, Melissa and Bobby. Here's Melissa, adorable as ever.

Anyway, early in the year they went to a fundraising dinner for Habitat For Humanity and bid on an evening with a cook at their home. Luckily for me, they invited us to join them for this evening.

Sharon came out to their home and while making dinner for us, talked about her very healthy way of eating. She advocates an organic and raw way of life as much as possible. Clearly, eating this way has kept Sharon looking fantastic.

One of the first things we had was avocado with dulse and a drizzle of olive oil. Dulse is dried seaweed that Sharon rinsed prior to putting on the avocado. We loved this - even Rominal, who doesn't really like avocado that much.

Another item she served was sliced tomatoes with goat cheese, a basil leaf and balsamic vinegar. So good!

The next item we had was quinoa with tomatoes, carrots, broccoli and a bit of organic chicken bouillon. Again - it was fantastic!

My favorite dish of the night, and one I have made several times since, was a pear, walnut and goat cheese salad. It had tons of cilantro as well as lettuce. This is so good it doesn't even need any dressing.

Sharon made yummy guacamole and served it with long lettuce leaves. Bailey and Tiffany took the guacamole and spread it over the lettuce and rolled it up like a burrito. They called these "salitos" (combining the words salad and burrito together).

The fruit salad below was more like dessert it was so good. It was apples, bananas, blueberry yogurt, and organic coconut flakes.

Unfortunately, the picture I took of Rominal's favorite dish didn't turn out very well, but I will tell you about it. It was raw shredded beets, raisins, apples, and the top lettuce parts of the beets all mixed together. She served this with Ranch dressing for those who wanted it. We had no idea that raw beets were that good.

We had a fantastic time and the most wonderful dinner. Sharon was so plesant and nice to talk with. I'm so lucky to have such great friends like Melissa and Bobby. I can't wait to see what they bid on next year.


Mom (Suzie) said...

Thank you for this post. I've been wanting to hear more about your dinner.

Donna said...

All that food looks delicious and healthy. I love that!

Carry said...

Love your blog, thanx for sharing, must try your recipe at home, keep it up.