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Throw an East-Meets-West Raw Food Dinner Party!

Posted on July 01 2011 | (0) Comments
Category:Raw Entertaining and Holidays

Throw an East-Meets-West Raw Food Dinner Party!

Are you a party animal?  I like parties, both throwing them and attending them.  But one thing I don’t love is a party where the host or hostess (including me) is trapped in the kitchen all night trying to prepare food for everyone.

Easy raw food recipes take the stress out of entertaining.  You can do all the prep work in advance and just add a few finishing touches to your dishes before you serve them.  It’s one of so many reasons I love entertaining with raw foods.  

The simple-to-prepare recipes get me out of the kitchen fast so I can spend more time with my guests.  And I feel good about the food I’m serving, knowing that it’s healthy and nutritious, as well as a mouthwatering.

Ready, Set, Don’t Cook
Preparing to host a raw food soiree starts with setting up your kitchen.  You’ll need some basic raw food equipment, and you’ll want to make certain that you’ve got raw food pantry staples such as

Nutritious dried fruits 

Healthy nuts and seeds

Unprocessed sweeteners

Flavorful seasonings

The beauty of these keep-on-hand ingredients is that they will enhance, rather than overpower the naturally delicious flavors of market-fresh ingredients.

East-Meets-West Raw Foods Dinner Party
In the San Francisco Bay area where I live, the influence of Eastern cultures from across the Pacific can be seen in stores, architecture, and especially cuisine.  Chinese, Japanese, Thai, and other Asian restaurants are extremely popular here.  And that influence is the inspiration for the party idea I’d like to share with you in this post:  an East-Meets-West dinner party.

Your meal can start with Ramen Soup.  Instead of wheat or rice noodles, this easy raw food recipe shows you how to use a spiral slicer to turn zucchini into thin, delicate noodles.

As an entrée, my Spring Rolls add Asian flair. You can make them with a cabbage leaf wrapper or use a piece of rice paper that’s been dipped in water.

Fruit is a popular dessert in Asia, so you can end your meal with a colorful Tropical Fruit Tart.

Whether you’re planning a casual party for just a few friends or a large gathering with a crowd of people, an East-Meets-West raw foods menu will make you the hostess with the mostest.

Sayonara until next time!


Related Recipes: Tropical Fruit Tart

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