Raw Food Delivery Menu for August

We’ve been wanting to give some love to the catering side of Sacred Strawberry, but it has always seemed to take a back burner to other stuff we have going on.  Finally, for the month of August we bring you the Sacred Strawberry Cosmic Catering Menu!!  We are starting off fairly simple to gauge interest, so expect to see the menu grow with time.

For August:

Savories:

RAW PIZZA with Goji Marinara, “Roasted” Seasonal Vegetables, Garlic Cheeze and Fennel/Lemon Gremolata

personal pizza crust- $12

whole sheet – $45 (serves 4)

PASTA DEL VERANO

Angel hair yellow squash with seasonal veggies in a garlic herb cream sauce.  Served with wilted greens.

$10 per pint (serves 1-2)

Juices:

Yellow Watermelon/Cucumber/Lemon

Greeeen Juice (Collards/Cucumber/Celery/Green Apple/Lemon

$8/pint

Dessert:

Chocolate Berry Shortcake Bars

$7

Ingredients are organic and/or local wherever possible.

You can place an order by messaging us via the facebook page, emailing at emilynmc@yahoo.com, or calling 318-658-0949!

Minimum order is $25 and most orders will require 3 days notice.

Spring in Full Swing!

Here in Shreveport it is getting hot! Most of the wild spring greens we love are gone now, but we are making due 😉

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We are also growing lots of plants this year. And collecting fruit trees 🙂
This is one tiny part of what we have going on here, but I love this recycled chest planter. It has tomato, two types of hot pepper, two types of basil and purslane.

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Mulberry season is in full swing, too! We are so lucky to have red and white ones growing all around here!

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Foraged mulberry smoothie! :

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My favorite harbinger of summer- watermelon juice!

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We are gearing up for the summer market season here, and have some fun event in the works.
Come connect with us over at Facebook and like our page to keep abreast of the happenings!

Sacred Strawberry goes wild!

I don’t think I ever posted that Sacred Strawberry was in the Shreveport Times again. This time it wasn’t for raw foods, but something else that has become a big part of what we do- foraging.
http://www.shreveporttimes.com/article/20140319

A few recipes of mine were included, too, my Chickweed-Cilantro Pesto recipe that you can find in the Recipes section of this blog as well as a Wild Green Lemonade with cleavers.
Check out the article!

Reading this blog and searching in the archives it is apparent that finding and consuming wild edible plants is something we have been doing a while. We have had the good fortune of being interested in wild plants at such a time that we have been able to forage in three countries and amass a decent library and store of knowledge. Anyway, we thought it was time to start to share what we know and teach again a little.

We led our first official edible plants walk, with our friends over at PermanentGardens.com, who are blowing up the permaculture scene here in SBC. It was wonderful to collaborate on it and we look forward to doing more soon!

My friend and one of the walks participants, Nancy, took some great photos and has kindly allowed me to share them:

The guides:

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Everyone ready to go-

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We found lots of edible plants, but one of my favorites is the Yaupon holly (ilex vomitoria) the North American cousin to Yerba Mate. Local and free caffeine source, holla!!

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We found a lot of old favorites like chickweed, dandelion, sow thistle and clover, but some relatively new to me edibles as well!
This is the spiderwort- lovely to look at and slightly mucilaginous but perfectly edible.

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And one more- Pennywort. This lily pad looking herb is related to Gotu Kola (Indian Pennywort) and has a lot of the same properties- increases blood flow to the brain thus mental clarity, memory enhancement etc. It also has a fresh parsley like taste.

All photos of plant walk: Nancy Koshnick Dinsmore.

This Spring here in North Louisiana is really amazing. We’ve had rain so things are lush and green but it hasn’t gotten hot and humid yet. We are taking full advantage of the season and get outside together as a family as much as possible. Amethyst loves it so much and I am so happy to be sharing with her something so dear to us. It took me many, many years on this planet before I really opened myself up to Mother Nature. I hated being outside, thought it was gross and generally resisted it. I am so, so thankful that that changed, that I changed before it was too late! 🙂

New Kale Chips!

Hey all local Shreveport/Bossier peeps and beyond!
Our kale chips are fully stocked again in Sunshine Health Foods, including a new flavor- Sage and Onion!!

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Also back in stock are Strawberry Chocolate Love Ball truffles, Pura Vida Green Powder blend and Spicy Nacho Vegan Cheeze-Its. Have an amazing Monday!!

Wild Juicy Day

The other day we woke up and had a green juice. This had pineapple, cucumber, celery, and orange.

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Feeling good, we took some kale chips and fruit for the road and decided to get outside. We ended up near Caddo Lake, where we hiked a bit, relaxed and end up finding tremendous patches of chickweed, cleavers and dandelion! You know we picked some!!

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Chickweed patches

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Cleavers!
We also saw some mushrooms, and we saw then again the next day down by the Red River! They look like oyster mushrooms, but I don’t trust that!

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More green juice- this time wild!! I blended the greens with apples and lemons and then strained. Simple, effective and delicious! I made enough for two days.

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Amethyst LOVES her green juice!!

We also saw sow thistle, goldenrod and a few other things on our day out, but none in such abundance or condition to pick. The sow thistle is really abundant now though around here but is best cooked, so expect a cooked wild greens post soon 😉

From my green heart to yours! xx

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Raw Food Lunch 12/20/13

Today’s Sacred Strawberry Raw Food Lunch Pop-Up at Sunshine Health Food was
Carrot Burgers spiced with cumin and sumac on Olive Bread with Beet Hummus, mixed greens and sunflower sprouts.
Sage and Onion Kale Chips
Goji Berry Ketchup
Dill and Chaga Sauerkraut

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Not pictured is the Raw Chocolate topped Raspberry Cream Cake. So much yum!

Article in Heliopolis and Unscene!

Back around Thanksgiving, we were interviewed for a local newspaper, The Heliopolis, here in Shreveport. It never ceases to amaze me when people are interested in what we are doing! I love it so much! Anyway, the article was really sweet and was written by a really awesome lady who is also a customer of ours 🙂

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See the ad for the Unscene! Festival? We vended there last weekend. The whole thing was sort of centered around an old dilapidated parking garage downtown.

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We got our pictures taken for the Inside Out Project.

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And enjoyed the experience!

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Raw desserts of recent past

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Another one of my raw pumpkin cheesecakes- well actually two! I had two orders for Thanksgiving. One of them my friend Rebekah ordered, this time heavily drizzled with raw chocolate. We had one too, if truth be told.

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This was a birthday cake! Raw chocolate brownie base with caramel and fudgy chocolate ganache!

Then it was my hubbies birthday. I made him a raw chocolate orange cheesecake.

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We also had noni and kombucha mock- tails 😉

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Amethyst liked, too!

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Oh, I forgot about these! They are sweet, thus count as dessert in my book! I made a new seasonal flavor for my line of Love Balls.

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This is from a recent downtown expedition! We went to see an exhibit at a gallery (Artspace) and decided to explore a bit. Yay SBC street art!

And this reminder! It is so easy to lose sight of what is important! I’ve been stretching my body daily again and oh! Such a small, seemingly insignificant habit makes ALL the difference. I am loving feeling good! Just that small daily intention- a few downward dogs, cat/cow pose, legs up the wall, neck rolls- it doesn’t matter. Just making the time to do it is critical. I am so worth it! You are too!
What connects you to your higher self?

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