welcome home

salad, fruit and local kombucha at watercourse foods

today is my first day back into the real world. let me tell you i had an amazing time. i'm just so thankful to have had the experience once again. i was able to maintain a very healthy diet and enjoy the company of so many beautiful people. there will be a whole post on my thoughts and eating at burning man, so look forward to that.

being in the rv for over 24 hours after a week of desert camping was pretty hard. we had very little food left and we were starting to get creative.. i.e. raw cashew butter banana raisin sandwiches on sprouted grain bread! after the travel and getting everything sorted i took one long shower and washed away all of the desert that came home with me. needless to say i was barely ready to prepare anything for myself so i headed over to watercourse and got a very yummy salad with arugula, olives, house sauerkraut and avocado.

watercourse foods is a vegetarian restaurant here in denver. they offer some really awesome gluten free options as well as a mainly vegan menu.

one thing i was craving was something i make pretty regularly a recipe i've perfected over time.. it seriously only takes about 10 minutes or less to prepare.

welcome home truffles
(makes 10-12)
1 cup raw cashews (soaked for 2 hours)
10-12 pitted medjool dates
1 tablespoon raw cacao powder
1 heaping tablespoon raw hemp seeds
2 tablespoons raw agave nectar
pinch of himalayan sea salt
1/4 cup raw sesame seeds to garnish

sauce (optional)
2 tablespoons raw agave nectar
1 tablespoon cacao powder

drain the raw cashews and process alone. once cashews are processed add additional ingredients. process until well combined. (i use a tablespoon to pre measure small increments of truffles) hand roll the 'dough' into balls. from here you can dip them into the sesame seeds. let the truffles sit in the refrigerator to set.

for the sauce simply stir the nectar and powder together. this is completely optional, but works well on raw ice creams!

if you want to add a rich flavor try adding 1 tablespoon of raw almond butter. yum!

anyways, it's good to be back home. i have a few days before work, but theres a lot i need to do to catch up.


  1. Welcome back! Looking forward to the post about your burning man experience :) Your truffles look incredible.

  2. thank you thank you.
    it's good to be home again and to prepare food in a kitchen =)

  3. the salad looooooooks amazing...the kraut is such a beautiful red colour!!!

    welcome home, glad you had such a wonderful experience.

  4. sounds like a fun camping trip!!
    your welcome-home meal sure looks delicous..I too love the red cabbage kraut!
    thank you for sharing those truffles too..yum:)

  5. Those truffles look RAD - and tasty too.


  6. @ nelly, its good to be home. the kraut is so yummy i always get it on the side!

    @ melissa, thank you so much, the meal was awesome and wholesome..

    @ atv, thanks- there so simple and with the hemp seeds ah! so nutty.