It all started a few months ago, when I asked her if she would be interested in some of the raw flax crackers and raw granola I'd made a few days previously. She tried them each right away, and went on and on about how amazing they were.
"If I bring you the ingredients, can you make the crackers for me?" she asked with her mouth full. I assured her that I would, no problem.
A few weeks later she called me and said, "I have the ingredients." So of course I made them for her, showing her how to do it at the same time, though at first I didn't know what she was talking about, since she didn't tell me why she was bringing ingredients over!
This past week, she was scheduled to come over on Thursday for her first-ever entirely raw meal. I said I wasn't going to do anything too gourmet, since it was her first time, so she may as well start off relatively simple--though no iceberg salads would be in sight. :)
On the Tuesday, I got a call from Wendy, saying "I have the ingredients, can you make the crackers for me? And can I contribute (aka help) to making them?" This time I knew what she was talking about, as it had been about 2 months since she got her one-month supply, so she was probably jonzing by then.
In between cracker-making days, she's asked me many many questions about raw food; what do raw foodists eat (it's a common misconception that all they eat are salads and vegetables in stick-form), do they have to give up decadent desserts, are they all vegan, etc etc. I'm not a raw foodist myself, but I've done a lot of research on the subject over the past year, and of course have spend the past 2 June's mostly raw.
Eventually Wendy moved on to the corn tortillas, which are round...and which brought on a whole new psychosis!! HAHA!
Anyway, two days later she came over for the Raw Dinner Extravaganza (ish lol).
We used the tortillas to make mini tostadas--take one tortilla, pile on fresh guacamole, pile on fresh salsa, and eat!
I also made a side salad, which is pretty funny because all of it was plants!
Throughout the whole meal, Wendy went on and on about how amazing the food was, which was really great. She even said that if she were to add raisins to the tortillas, she bet they would be as good as cookies. I hadn't thought of that, but I think with a bit of tweaking, she may just be right!
It was very cool to show someone a whole new kind of eating that they'd never have tried otherwise. I'll have to do it again!