Raclett Dining Adventure

posted Oct 26, 2011, 12:59 AM by ItIsTheFOOD Janie Heinrich   [ updated Oct 26, 2011, 1:09 AM ]

Truly, I enjoy gathering in the kitchen and around dinner table with our family!  Simple meal that lend itself to our vegan, vegetarians, and meat eaters with great success. 

While our food was cooking on the Raclett, we ate a lovely simple salad of mixed wild lettuce greens, spinach, and walnuts.  We melted our favorite hard raw milk artisan cheeses and Diva Cheese (perfect for vegan guests) under the heating element.  

On top of the grill we each chose our favorite local organic veggies from an assortment of green onions, small purple artichokes, crimini mushrooms, red bell pepper, fingerling potatoes, green zucchini, yellow squash, broccoli, and local crisp apples!  Our meat plater included smoke salmon, grass feed beef, vegetarian field roast 'meat', and pork to grill.

We ate, laughed, shared, and marveled at the in season absolutely amazing tastes and textures for a few hours.  

After dinner, we paused ever so slightly, before topping it all off with homemade lemon ginger cookie ice cream!

The secret to enjoying healthy meals together is being aware of your portion sizes while eating slowly so that your body has an opportunity to alert you when you are satisfied, not full but satisfied. All the left overs were used the next morning to make a delicious and nutritionist baked breakfast dish! Bon appetite