Warm Raw Peaches or The Art of Changing Something for the Better…
There is the reality presented to us and the one that we create. Early on, I was able to explore my imagination and my creativity in an environment that encouraged it. Both at home and at school, I felt supported in the art of making objects, dishes or in the art of changing something or life itself for the better through plays and shows.
Then came adolescence when the opportunities were abundant to change things for the better… Cigarettes, drugs, partying or rebellion – petty crime style – did not attract me to cope with that reality I was introduced to. Rather, it was my imagination that took over… just to go through this obliged passage. Sometimes, what I saw was so ugly that the crayons of my imagination were busy 24/7 to color this field, unbearable for my young girl’s eyeglasses.
Even as a grown-up, I couldn’t dry my imaginary mechanism. I do not content myself with what is “normal”, predictable, trendy, usual. I not only have faith in my power to create, and this, on every level, but also in Life. I strongly believe that I am supported by Life in everything that my positive imagination wants to make me believe.
I have no limits. I have access to my unlimited potential for wonderful possibilities to draw and color my life. I also like to imagine the best for all those around me, in case they lost their own crayons…
Finally, for me, exploring my imagination is ecstatic, and noticing the realization of what I imagined, with faith, is divine… like the flavor and texture of these warm raw peaches…
Warm Raw Peaches (recipe from my 3rd book coming in 2015…)
-Chef Chantale Roy
Servings : 2-4
4 peaches, sliced
3 tsp coconut sugar
1/2 tsp cinnamon
Place sliced peaches in a Pyrex pie plate. Sprinkle with coconut sugar and cinnamon. Placing the pyrex mold in the food dehydrator for about 2 hours at 52 degrees Celsius (125 degrees Fahrenheit). If you leave it for more than two hours, lower the temperature to 46 degrees C (115 degrees F). Savor slowly discovering that it was even better than you imagined…
There is nothing like freshly picked ripened peaches, but when they become a little soft, this version will change them for the better!
For more ideas, check out my books :
Rawfreshing Express 1 (coming soon)
Next workshops :
Saturday, October 11 2014, Victoria, BC : « Les impacts de l’alimentation vivante / Atelier-démonstration Crusine express 1 »
Thursday October 30 – November 6 and 13, 2014, UBC, Vancouver, BC : « Gourmet Vegetarian Cuisine-Holiday Season »