The Raw Kitchen, Fremantle

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After a pretty hectic start to our year, thoughts about planning for our wedding have remained in the infant stages.  But there are some things that need to be commenced well in advance of such an occasion and one of those is getting our bodies into top shape!  Seriously, there are no real overnight miracles to losing weight and toning up, the secret is really simple.  Eat healthily in moderation and increase your amount of exercise.  It’s definitely not rocket science.  The trick is just sticking to it!

The Boy recently was inspired by a documentary called Fat Sick and Nearly Dead.  It’s about an overweight Australian guy named Joe Cross who suffered from a number of illnesses secondary to his poor diet and weight problem. He decided to go on a 60 day juice fast drinking only fresh fruit and vegetables.  During his fast he drove nearly 5000 kilometres across America with only one goal in mind; to get off all his medication and achieve a balanced lifestyle.  During his road trip he met a man with similar health issues as he had and together they supported each other to becoming fitter, healthier and happier men.

After watching the doco The Boy went out and bought himself a juicer and a fridge full of fresh fruit and vegetables and tried it for himself.  As I watched the kilos peel off him, it wasn’t hard to partially convert me however I’m not sure I could get through the whole day drinking just juice and no food!  My will power is not that strong!

In a way to complement his new founded desire for raw fresh produce, I suggested a trip down to Fremantle to try The Raw Kitchen where all the food is vegetarian, vegan, organic, raw, dairy free AND gluten-free!  It almost sounds too good to be true!

Their dairy free green smoothies were much tastier than our own concoctions at home although bear in mind we didn’t add any nut milk to ours – they were just straight vegies and fruit! They are made with handmade almond milk, filtered water, spinach and banana.  The Boy had fresh mango added to his which made it a bit sweeter.  Despite being served enormous glasses full we both easily gulped ours down quenching our thirst from the mornings exercise around the Swan River.

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Raw Pizza: Dehydrated buckwheat base with raw tomato, basil and capsicum salsa, macadamia and cashew nut cheese

So much for my words of wisdom to eat in moderation.  We got quite carried away as everything on the menu looked so good and we ended up ordered way too much food leaving no room for any dairy free cheesecake! The raw pizza was packed full of flavour with piles of fresh basil on top.  There was some red onion on the pizza which I had to pick off which wasn’t a big issue.  The cashew nut cheese tasted surprisingly cheese-like and it was hard to believe that it didn’t contain any dairy.

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Nachos: Dehydrated corn crisps layered with our spicy “refried” walnut and pepita blend, tomato salsa, fresh guacamole, raw dairy free sour cream all topped off with a sprinkling of chives

The nachos were a small serve but for us this was fortunate for us!  The corn chips had an almost nutty flavour and were surprisingly crisp considering they had not been baked.

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Pasta” Raw spiralised zucchini “noodles” in our rich homemade marinara pasta sauce

The “pasta” was made out of ribbons of raw zucchini which had an excellent firm texture to mimic that pasta feel.  The rich sauce was lip smacking good and contained some sliced Kalamata olives and more delicious fresh basil.  It was topped off with a sprinkling of raw macadamia “parmesan cheese”.  Highly recommend.

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The Raw Kitchen
Shop 14, Piazza Arcade, 36 South Terrace, Fremantle 6012 | 0409 323 441 | www.therawkitchen.com.au
 
Price:                     $$$ ($18-23 lunch, $3.80 espresso, $8.50-10 smoothies)                
Food:                    5/5 (the pizza and the pasta are complete winners)
Service:                3/5 (quick to bring food but slow to clear tables)
Ambience:           2.5/5 (in an arcade in front of shops)
Drinks:                 4/5 (fabulous smoothie)
Total:                    14.5/20

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