Matt Holzman’s Raw Meal

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KCRW’s Matt Holzman shares his recent exploration of raw food:

photo (1)So I came home last night and my awesome neighbor Mike Chipko greets me with this amazing platter of culinary delights. Incredibly good, incredibly beautiful (would have taken more pics but I horked it all down so fast)…and it’s all raw food! My surprise meal included:

  • Spicy Kale Chips (yum!)
  • Sesame Dumplings (wraps made out of coconut meat dyed with beets or spinach and tied with a chive)
  • Eggplant “Rumaki” (I made that name up – the eggplant looks like bacon and there’s macadamia “cheese” inside)
  • Jicama “Mashed Potatoes”
  • Lavender “Chocolate Cake”
  • Vanilla Bean “Ice Cream” (made from cashews and coconut meat – to die for)

Let me just say that I am a serious meat eater but everything was just so good…like not “healthy” good – but good good. And Mike really has an eye for making food look stunning. Well, he’s a building contractor so I guess that makes some kind of strange sense…and he’s taken classes from raw food guru Matthew Kenney. I have to tell you that if Mike opens up a restaurant I want reservations now! Thanks Mike!