Monday, July 5, 2010

Raw Portobello Burger - And The Runaway Kid

As some of you know, we had our five year old grandson and seven year old granddaughter with us for two weeks. The idea was to feed them living, raw food for the entire time.

We drove to the store and bought some organic Portobello mushrooms, lettuce, avocados, tomatoes, cucumbers, onions and sprouts.

Here they are in their new, clean aprons.
(We miss those screamin' brats!)

The first thing was peeling the cucumbers.
Talk about concentration!

They were only allowed to start peeling half-way up on the cucumber.
I figured they'd want to use those fingers again.

I let them choose their own dishes, which they liked.
I collect fun dishes - which I like.
They started piling things on and I kept telling them how great it was going to taste.
(The power of suggestion! :)

A little bit of onion.

A few slices of cucumber.

Some sprouts. Pat, pat, pat.

A slice of tomato.

She's so proud!
(Or is that disguised fear?)

Putting the lid on.

And... here it is... the first bite!

This might be a good time to tell you that this little girl "is not a fan of mushrooms".
If it was me, I'd say she 'hates' them, but her Dad (my youngest son) taught her to say that instead. He actually 'hates' them too! Big-time.

She took that first bite, jumped off the chair, ran to the trash and spit it out!!
She apologized and said that she had to do that, or she was going to "bomit".
Bless her little heart for trying!

He actually liked his and ate it all. Yay!

The next day we made a really simple, but delicious, quick dessert:
We broke six bananas in four pieces each, and froze them for a couple of hours.
We put them in a food-processor along with one tablespoons of organic, raw
Cacao Powder. And raw Chocolate Ice-Cream was born!
(And she forgave me for the mushroom.)

Here they are - showing their true colors.
They're adorable and they're dorks.


(And they'll be back!)

Signing off for now,

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