Summer in March...

Raw lasagna, kale salad and carob truffles.
and I'm eating outside!  BLISS!  Nothing better than dinner in the warm, breezy backyard at 6pm.  Claire and I took full advantage of the warmth yesterday evening and made a gorgeous, Spring-y meal.  Raw lasagna, kale salad and carob truffles.  I'm so busy doing things most of the time that I rarely sit for a consciously-prepared meal.  It's usually a salad thrown together on the fly, or a hastily blended smoothie, so it was a real treat to slow down and prepare something like this!

Oddly enough, this was my first attempt to make raw lasagna.  I think it turned out pretty well, especially considering I wasn't following a recipe.

Raw Lasagna recipe
  • 1 zucchini, sliced horizontally into this strips
  • 1/2 cup of tomato sauce (recipe below)
  • 1/4 cup 'rawcotta' cheese (recipe below)
  • a large handful of spinach leaves
  • 1/2 avocado, thinly sliced
  • chopped fresh dill or basil to garnish (optional)
To begin, make a square layer of zucchini strips.  Cover with a layer of spinach, then a layer of tomato sauce, then a layer of cheese, then another layer of zucchini... etcetera, etcetera.  You can really layer the ingredients in any order you like.  Don't feel oppressed by instructions.  Stick it to the man.  Break free!  :)  When it's all layered up, stick it in the dehydrator for 10 minutes at 145℉, just to warm it up.  Enjoy!


Tomato Sauce recipe
  • 2 ripe tomatoes
  • 1 tbs. olive oil
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • 3-5 drops liquid stevia
  • 2 tsp. dried basil, or about 10 large fresh basil leaves
Combine in blender and blend until smooth.


'Rawcotta' recipe
Disclaimer: this is almost nothing like ricotta cheese, but it is delicious!
  •  1/2 cup macadamia nuts
  • 2 tbs. hemp seeds
  • 1 large clove of garlic, pressed
  • 1 tbs. olive oil
  • 2 tsp. apple cider vinegar
  • 1-2 tsp. salt
  • dash of black pepper
Put macadamia nuts in a food processor and process until crumbly.  Add other ingredients and process to a paste.


Carob Truffle recipe
  • 1/2 cup carob powder
  • 1/4 cup almond butter
  • 1/2 cup shredded coconut
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 15-25 drops liquid stevia
  • 1 tsp. salt
Combine all ingredients in a food processor and process until doughy, then form into balls.  A note on carob: IT IS DELICIOUS.  I love chocolate/cacao, but it's really hard on my body and drives me completely bonkers, prevents me from sleeping and one time, memorably, caused me to lose consciousness in the shower.  Good times.  I almost never eat chocolate now, and I actually prefer carob!

Claire made the kale salad, and it was beautiful

All in all, a wonderful meal.  I can't wait to have more in the future!

In love and gratitude,

(Happy Spring!)


  1. OMGSH, your meal looks amazing!!!

    I need to catch up on your posts!

    1. It WAS delicious, thank you! :)


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