I love the woman. I do. Her recipes look so delicious and incredible... BUT...
They're so freaking fatty!
Pineapple ice box desert: 3 cups of cashews and 1/4 c coconut oil.
Thai spring rolls: 1/4 c olive oil, 1/2 c almonds
1 serving of garden pate: 1/4 c almonds
1 small mango tartlet: 1/4 c shredded coconut and 1/8 c cashews
Tom yum soup: 1/2 c coconut meat, 1 tbs coconut oil
Taco boats: 1/4 c almonds, 1/4 c cashews
I miss the days of being a delusional raw foodist who believed she could eat as much fat as she wanted. =/
I love Ani too! but if you actually follow her blog she does a lot of smoothies and goes through phases where she cuts a lot of fat from her diet. I dont think she eats a lot of recipes on a daily basis. Also she works out like a mad women, she has a personal trainer and lives by muscle beach so she probably can afford to eat a little more fat than those of us who don't have some of those advantages.
I know! I love her recipes, too, but never eat them anymore, or I make a low-fat version of them (like I make her dolmas without oil, so there's just a little bit of pine nuts) - I dunno how the hell she stays so fit! She must not eat her own recipes much, lol.
NONE of the raw food gourmet chefs eat much of the fatty recipes.
I learned that in 2006. Raw gourmet is more about people wanting to create edible art and thats fine. As for health and feeling light and energised, fruits and veg are the only way to the top.
Even Ani admits that eating rice and beans is a better option than cashew burgers with cashew sauce if you want to be high energy. People win marathons and stay slim on a diet of corn and bananas. NOBODY is doing squat on cashews and collard wraps. ;)
collard wraps hilarious :D
Is a quarter cup of almonds for a garden pate really all that bad?
She posted on Facebook recently that she eats around 1300 calories a day on average and that she is going to start eating more to see if it will help her build more muscle mass. I was surprised she eats so little- she looks so strong.