Brunch - Prasad, Portland OR
Friday Food Review
One thing I was dead keen on when we visited Portland (besides cycling and the Cultured Caveman paleo food truck) was eating at as many raw food places as possible. Portland certainly didn’t disappoint. We managed to get ourselves to Blossoming Lotus (NE PDX), Canteen (SE PDX) and Prasad (CBD).
I’ve always been a fan of raw vegan cuisine because generally it’s 100% paleo and they come up with such innovative substitutions for bread, pasta, crackers, dairy products and desserts. It’s just too bad there are no simply raw (i.e. incorporating animal products too) restaurants out there…or at least that I’ve heard of? A raw sashimi salad would be very nice. Mmm.
Anyway, this is what we had at Prasad:
- Raw EL Dorado salad: spinach & mixed greens, yam rice, walnut taco crumbles, avocado, sun-dried tomato, scallions, cilantro, jalapeno cashew cheese and red chili vinaigrette
- Raw Feisty Tostada: jalapeno cashew cheese, fresh spinach, avocado, sun-dried tomatoes, scallions & green chili sauce on pumpkin seed pesto raw crackers, served with a yam rice side salad with garlic tahini sauce
- Stumblebee smoothie: peanut butter, cacao nibs, cocoa powder, coffee, banana - mm SO good, but would have preferred if they hadn’t used a peanut nut butter.
The raw sweet potato (also known as garnet yams in the US) rice blew me away. It was completely neutral in flavour and made a great rice substitute!