Tuesday, January 25, 2011


eating vegan is hard, but eating raw is just crazy. this weekend we walked down the street to the popular raw food restaurant called euphoria loves rawvolution. if the name doesn't scare you away, the food might. i ordered an enlightenment salad and my husband, joe, ordered a breakfast burrito. i don't know why, but, even though i knew this was a raw food restaurant, i was still picturing a huge burrito coming out in a warm flour tortilla with guacamole and sour cream on the side. even vegans know how to make a good breakfast burrito! this "burrito" (if you can even call it that) looked more like a sausage. it was wrapped in some kind of a raw version of a tortilla and inside was vegetables, avocado, and something they decided was the closest thing to cheese. not as tasty as it sounded on the menu.

the enlightenment salad was ok, but it was a little too seaweedy. it was made up of kale, seaweed, avocado, and some kind of raw cole slaw on top. there is no doubt that it was healthy (green, green, and more green), but it wasn't the tastiest thing i've ever eaten.

we both left feeling unsatisfied and a little malnourished. i'm not against raw food, but i don't think euphoria loves rawvolution is going to be a place that i frequent. as much as i love raw fruits and vegetables, there's nothing wrong with throwing a little steamed brown rice or sauteed kale in the mix. just sayin'.

1 comment:

  1. Malnourished!? How ironic. One of the main reason people eat raw food is because the nutrition hasn't been cooked out of it. That was probably the most nourishing meal you've ever had! What you were feeling was hunger. Your used to a huge plate full of bread and/or pasta (empty calories that make you feel like you've had a satisfying meal but give you nothing of substance nutrition-wise).