The best gets better

Hi everyone! Happy Friday! πŸ˜€ Hope you’re having a wonderful day

So you all know my obsession with Indian Food and my deep love for raw food, so you can imagine my level of STOKED when I found out that we have a raw Indian dish on the menu.


Two beautiful worlds collide. That, my friends, is a Green Curry Vegetable Dosa.

You can bet your booty that was my dinner last night. And it rocked my face off πŸ˜€

I’m on my lunch break right now and the executive chef saw my pic and told me to take a pic of the full dish –that was just a server meal- so you guys can see it. Of course I will ";)

Work was awesome last night – we had a dinner party for the investors- and Kelly and I did about 40 desserts. It’s interesting to see how the traffic flows in a kitchen. One second you’re chilling and the next, you have an order for 7 different things.

I got how, crashed out watching E!, and woke up early for a workout sesh with Michelle. I did 40 minutes of cardio (20 on the Arc Trainer, which is the weirdest machine ever, 20 minutes of hills on the treadmill) and 25 minutes of legs and abs. Leg extensions, booty blasters, stability ball inner thigh squeeze, hanging leg raises, and Bosu calf raises.

I grabbed some fruit as I got ready for school:


And checked out my babies!

Salad sprouts are a-growin’ in our hotel-casa:


It was my first time sprouting anything and I felt so accomplished when I saw the funny sprout grow a tail. I will eat them later πŸ˜€

In class this morning, we learned about superfoods and had a quiz on essential raw foods ingredients. These are some of the foods we learned about:

  1. Spirulina
  2. Maca
  3. Cacao
  4. Goji berries
  5. Bee pollen

Since I’m writing this on a quick lunch break, I’ll be sure to post some info on each one for you guys with my 1st week of school re-cap πŸ˜‰

We then made a Spice-C smoothie with fresh blood orange juice, frozen pineapple, goji berries, cayenne, and lime juice.


So refreshing and I loved the hint of spiciness in there!

And we pulled our red pepper wrappers and coconut wrappers from yesterday out of the dehydrator:



Cut them into squares:


And prepared the fillings for each one.

Sicilian nut cheese for the red pepper wrappers:


Layered with avocado, grape tomato and basil.





And an Asian-inspired shitake and sesame filling for the coconut wrappers with miso sauce:


BAM! Haha


I made a plate of each of the goodies to take to Kelly, and happily munched the rest πŸ˜€


Ahhhhmazing. I could get used to this πŸ˜‰

Well I’m going back to class but enjoy the rest of your day and I’ll see ya soon!



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  1. Ashley on September 11, 2009 at 2:07 pm

    ooooooohh!! all that edible goodness looks delicious and i never would have thought that raw indian food existed, despite almost every cuisine having a raw alternative.

  2. Mara @ What's For Dinner? on September 11, 2009 at 2:17 pm

    seriously, this all looks fantastic! I love the wrap idea… almost enough to try making something similar. I think i’ll leave it to you!! Im gonna email you later πŸ™‚

  3. brandi on September 11, 2009 at 2:19 pm

    that juice sounds so good!

    and every single thing here is just beautiful! seriously. I just want to lick the screen.

  4. Pam on September 11, 2009 at 2:19 pm

    Food looks AMAZING….I love rawfood….I could get used to it, if someone would make me stuff like this ALL the time…he he! I used to make us meals like this too!


  5. Lindsey (Mrs. LC) on September 11, 2009 at 2:23 pm

    1. I LOVE sprouting! haha I’m such a dork but I was so excited the first time I sprouted something (quinoa) and saw the cute little tails poking through!
    2. Those coconut wrapper/ pouch things are beautiful!
    3. I know in raw foods a lot of “cheeses” and such are nut-pates. Can you make seed pates and such? As someone who is severely allergic to tree nuts, I’ve been a little concerned to try a raw restaurant, because so many of the raw goods seem to contain tree nuts.

    • Fitnessista on September 11, 2009 at 4:27 pm

      hey lindsey,
      i talked to my friend michelle, who is an expert w food allergies and she said you could soak some dried coconut, drain it, add a little nutritional yeast and a little coconut oil and it will replicate the nut pastes perfectly

      • Lindsey (Mrs. LC) on September 12, 2009 at 12:14 am

        Thanks so much Gina! Definitely going to have to try this. πŸ™‚

  6. Mellissa on September 11, 2009 at 2:23 pm

    All of the food has looked so good!

  7. VeggieGirl on September 11, 2009 at 2:27 pm

    Get used to it, my dear!! ‘Tis the life πŸ˜€

  8. Stephanie on September 11, 2009 at 2:35 pm

    You are officially in FOOD HEAVEN!!! πŸ™‚ That spicy smoothie sounds intriguing!

  9. WholeBodyLove on September 11, 2009 at 2:44 pm

    Gina, your dishes look divine! I’m having fun following your raw culinary journey.

    • Fitnessista on September 11, 2009 at 4:26 pm

      thanks! i’m so glad you’re enjoying!

  10. Leianna on September 11, 2009 at 2:54 pm

    Raw Indian food, thats great.
    Spice-C smoothie looks interesting, I love heat!

  11. Liz on September 11, 2009 at 3:01 pm

    Wow! I love the dishes you’re making…so fresh and healthy. What kind of culinary school are you going to?

    • Fitnessista on September 11, 2009 at 4:26 pm

      it’s a raw culinary shcool– the first state licensed one in the world!

  12. Cyn on September 11, 2009 at 3:03 pm

    Sounds like you are having a blast. I LOVE the Arc machine! I’m tall and I love that I can increase the ‘incline’ to 10 and stretch my long legs out! I’ve always felt like the elliptical is made for short people! πŸ˜‰

  13. GirlonRaw on September 11, 2009 at 3:04 pm

    I am still UBER jealous! This food looks so delish! I could do that kinda thing all day!

  14. Haleigh on September 11, 2009 at 3:06 pm

    Everything looks so decadent.. it’s crazy to think it is all raw πŸ™‚

  15. Lizzy on September 11, 2009 at 3:25 pm

    Ubes jeals girl! πŸ™‚ this job is amazing!

  16. Nicci@NiftyEats on September 11, 2009 at 4:05 pm

    I’m really lovig how the pretty your dishes are, go Gina!

  17. Nicci@NiftyEats on September 11, 2009 at 4:06 pm

    I’m really loving how pretty your dishes are, go Gina!

  18. Pam (Highway to Health) on September 11, 2009 at 4:25 pm

    These posts are making me drool! You are doing an awesome job!

  19. Jenny on September 11, 2009 at 4:26 pm

    this place just keeps getting better any better! no chance their hiring an official food taste tester, eh? if so, I’m willing to drop out of school for them πŸ™‚

  20. RunToTheFinish on September 11, 2009 at 4:39 pm

    yeah everything looks so yummy

  21. A on September 11, 2009 at 5:10 pm

    Yes….. the raw indian food is exciting but I’m more excited about the red wrappers!!! Those look A-MAZING!!!!!!!! I’m so happy you are taking the time to share all your creations… thanks again!

  22. K on September 11, 2009 at 5:35 pm

    Raw Indian food?! That’s the best of both worlds for you! All of the food looks delicious and the way they are plated is gorgeous! You are an all star, G$ πŸ™‚

  23. Jenna on September 11, 2009 at 5:45 pm

    Gina, you must be in HEAVEN with the Indian food on the menu πŸ™‚

    Those sprouts look so cool!

  24. caronae on September 11, 2009 at 6:07 pm

    your dishes look so beautiful!

  25. Kristin (Kristin's Nibbles) on September 11, 2009 at 6:45 pm

    Everything looks gorgeous!
    But that juice is what caught my eye… wow that looks incredible! I LOVE blood orange juice, I drank it all the time in Italy!!


  26. Melissa on September 11, 2009 at 8:10 pm

    Those wraps look amazing!!!!!!!! Great work!

  27. Averie (LoveVeggiesAndYoga) on September 11, 2009 at 8:42 pm

    The red pepper wrappers look so delicate, yet possibly sturdy. The flavor would be awesome, I can tell.

    The Emergen-C juice looks right up my tastebud alley.

    And when I see pics like this, I wonder why I endured a bachelor’s degree in psych, biology, and half a master’s program in psych. When all I really want to be is a good raw food cook and a yoga teacher. I’ve got the later going, need to work on the former. I am envious, but in the best possible way of what you’re doing πŸ™‚ Enjoy your weekend after your 1st week of school!

  28. Gloria on September 11, 2009 at 11:34 pm

    OMG, everything seems so awesome
    even though I never had raw cuisine before (as in dehydrated, restaurant raw food)
    but I would love to try every single one of them

  29. Deb (Smoothie Girl Eats Too) on September 11, 2009 at 11:59 pm

    Wow- amazing. You must be in 7th heaven! Will you “go Pro”??

    • Fitnessista on September 13, 2009 at 12:51 am

      of course πŸ˜€

  30. Jenna on September 12, 2009 at 1:13 am

    those goodies look so yummy!

  31. Emily on September 12, 2009 at 2:19 am

    Yum yum yum yum YUM!
    Wow. This all looks so fantastic. Your presentation skills are so good too. This makes me want to get into the kitchen asap πŸ™‚

  32. Krista on September 12, 2009 at 10:04 am

    Hi Gina! I know I don’t comment often but I am ALWAYS reading! I’m really enjoying your school posts lately. Looks like you’re having a great time!!

  33. Shelby on September 13, 2009 at 9:09 am

    All this food looks INSANELY delicious!!!

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