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RAW: Fajita Lettuce Cups

Big stuff is happening VegHeads and I'm pretty stoked on it.

Treefort Music Festival is next week and I've heard rumors that there are going to be way more vegan options available this year. Food trucks have finally come to their senses and started having veg options on their menus. Also, I hear there's going to be a nightly brunch from midnight to 4am at the El Korah Shriner's in which rumor-has-it they will be offering tofu scramble! On top of all that happiness, ChefMom will be catering food for the Artist's Lounge, and since I'm an artist, I'll have access to that too. So what I'm saying is: I'll be covering all the vegan food I can find at Treefort 2015; from the Artist's Lounge to the Food Trucks. 

Yesterday. Wednesday the 18th, was the day that I decided that I wanted to do this. Coincidentally, yesterday was the 1 week benchmark from kickoff for the festival. In one week, I'm about to consume too many calories from street food, eating out, eating late, alcohol, and who knows what else I'll put in my body - probably not enough water. Yes, I'll also be walking 25 miles a day trying to catch all 400 bands but I figure what the hell? it's Treefort! It happens once a year and it's better than all the holidays, and the coolest family reunion ever, combined.  So I cleanse. Cleanse for 7 days leading up to the fest and 7 days after the fest.

All my body needs for a good cleanse is to eat 100% RAW and have no alcohol. While I wish I could say I have the strongest will power and can totally go a whole week without a drop of alcohol, I know that my choices and lifestyle make that pretty hard to do. Luckily, organic sulfite free wine is considered a raw food and when eating raw 1 glass of wine has a much stronger affect on your system.

These raw "fajitas" kinda remind me of chili con carne (which I've never had but I've read about). I called them fajitas because I thought it sounded friendlier for the reader. In all honesty, it's raw food. It's mush inside a lettuce cup. Great tasting mush - but mush none the less.

1/2 c sundried tomatoes, soaked 
1 large tomato
1 avocados
1/2 c cashews
1 garlic clove
juice from 1 lime
1/2 bunch cilantro
1 tbsp chili
1 tsp cumin
1/2 tsp onion powder
3 carrots, grated
1/2 red onion, minced
1 ex-large bell pepper, minced
lettuce, for wrapping

  1. Dump the sundried tomatoes through the onion powder in your blender and make a mush. Mix in the grated carrots, minced, onion and pepper, and wrap up in a lettuce cup. 
  2. NOM!


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