Dear friends and supporters!
Last Sunday I hosted a dinner for six people in my living/working space, which I called an evening of gratitude and mindful eating. Does this already sound too hippy-dippy for you??? How about an invitation to eat appetizer, main course and dessert all prepared by yours truly, accomplished chef/pastry chef for the suggested donation of $20 per person?
The evening started out with a cooling and refreshing watermelon, coconut water with fresh mint juice. In the summer heat, a wonderful way to cool off! On the table, multi-grain crostini with marinated mini heirloom tomatoes with black pepper, cumin and olive oil. Welcome to the evening!
For an appetizer, a chilled cucumber, watercress, beet soup garnished with avocado puree, scallions and black pepper.. What a lovely bite it had! Then, the main course, brown rice mixed with quinoa, with a marinated roasted portabello mushroom, topped with sauteed lacinto kale, roasted cauliflower, fresh corn, shitake mushrooms and pine nuts. The dessert, a banana mousse parfait with fresh strawberries, blueberries and raspberries.
Throughout the evening, some discussion on the preparation, observations about tastes and textures, and what I find most interesting, the relationships we have towards food and eating!
For future events, a more formal introduction to the evening’s program, recipes, shopping lists and comments shall be given time.
If you are interested in the next event or would like to know more, please email me at Bringthebody@gmail.com
Thank you for reading!