Raw Tuesday take-aways: menu for July 26

This week’s menu is inspired by two of the submissions to the Living Light video contest: Hot Raw Chef, 5 in 5. The Living Light Academy is a raw chef training school in California, and they periodically host contests that give experienced as well as new raw chefs the opportunity to compete for both exposure and prizes. This round’s theme was 5 in 5– recipes using 5 ingredients that can be made (or at least demonstrated in a video) in 5 minutes. I think those rules were applied pretty loosely (flavour enhancers didn’t count as ingredients), but there was certainly no shortage of creativity amongst the entries.

The winner was a pear napoleon with pistachio crumble and fig confit. Those are definitely delicious ingredients in my book, and the combination is bound to be wonderful…. I’m thinking they’d make an excellent ice cream flavour as well. I’ve modified the recipe a bit, to make a pear and walnut parfait with spiced cashew cream, but I wanted to give credit to chef Christina Archila for the inspiration.

The main course is inspired by the runner-up: Jill Kilpatrick submitted a recipe for Spicy Korean collard wraps. With this concept as well as traditional Korean bulgogi in mind, I decided to serve spicy Korean lettuce wraps.

Have a look at the contest website and get inspired!

Main course: spicy Korean lettuce wraps: Spicy pecan filling with veggies, wrapped in a crisp lettuce leaf and served with kim chi (Korean pickled cabbage). R60

Dessert: pear and walnut parfait: layers of pears, walnut-date crumble and spiced cashew cream. Heavenly for breakfast or dessert. R20

How it works:

Email joziuncooked [at] gmail.com to place your order. Let us know how many main courses and desserts you want. We will send payment details. Once your payment is received, your order is confirmed. All orders must be in by Monday, 25 July at 12:00 sharp!

Pick-up is on Tuesday, 26 July from one of five locations:

-any time after 10:30 at Fruits and Roots, Bryanston;

-any time after 11:00 at Greenlands, Parkhurst;

-any time after 11:30 at Fresh Earth, Emmarentia;

-any time after 12:00 at Roots, Illovo;

-from 13:00-15:00 at Jozi Uncooked in Observatory.

Please let us know of any food allergies or special dietary requirements.

Also, readers in the South of JHB, please let me know of any good health food shops or other like-minded businesses that might want to be collection points for the take-aways. Thanks!

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