Dec 08 2009

Eat More Raw at The Slug and Lettuce

I was eating eating out with the allotment club last night at the aptly named ‘Slug and Lettuce’ restaurant. Everyone else had their usual festive meal, but I asked for a raw meal instead.

A few days before, I dropped off a note to the Chef explaining;

By changing my diet in the past couple of years, I’ve been able to recover from several problematic health conditions. I now eat a very simple diet based on fresh whole raw fruit and vegetables.’

I also gave simple examples of a starter, main course and dessert.

Wow! The Staff at The Slug and Lettuce in Durham certainly responded well to the challenge!

For a starter I had a gorgeous raw green soup that contained chopped fresh tomatoes. It was topped with sunflower and sesame seeds, and chopped fresh herbs. Awesome! I was told that many of the staff had a try of it too! Could this be a new menu item?!!! The hearty salad had loads of variety in it, including some exotic fruit that made it even more scrumptious. The dessert was the most refreshing delicious fruit salad ever with lots of variety as well.

Thank you to all the kind staff at The Slug and Lettuce in Durham! You prepared 3 beautiful courses that were all delicious. 10 out of 10!



Here’s the suggested meal examples that I gave in my letter:

Starter :
Raw soup:
Blended spinach & bananas,
Add chopped orange &/or tomato.
Possibly dress it with chopped basil or parsley and/or seeds such as hemp or hulled sunflower.

Main course example:
Large mixed salad with fruit. eg with any of the following:
Lettuce, rocket, pakchoy, celery,
cucumber, tomatoes, radish,
bananas, mangoes, grapes, apple, etc.
If you make a dressing, then no vinegar please! Blended orange and tomato makes a lovely dressing, as does just freshly squeezed lemon juice.
I often eat just a bunch of bananas and a whole lettuce for a meal, so it doesn’t have to be complicated! Anything fresh and raw is really appreciated.

Dessert example:
Fruit salad (any fresh fruit – but not tinned fruit please), or

If you have a high powered blender, this one is totally delicious, why not try it out in the restaurant! Blend up oranges, fresh coconut meat and dates.
You can see it here http://eatmoreraw.net/blog/?p=392

Thank you very much for your kind assistance.

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