Raw Vegan Food Porn at PURE in NYC!

I think the title says it all. After a loooooong day in the city, I had a very nice dinner at Pure Food & Wine with my new friends at Powhow.com. It was beyond amazing what chefs can do with raw vegan…simply amazing…let the drooling begin. The five course tasting menu.

To start off the tasting menu, we got this cute little fennel bubbly drink. It was super sweet. I could barely finish it!

Salad of Wild Arugula, Petite Winter Greens, and Apples. That pecan brittle was like CANDY! How do you make brittle without cooking!!??

Portabella with Pistachio Herb Stuffing. It was the first time I ever had flowers for food. Surprisingly, it didn’t taste like…well…flowers! It was like any other leaf, but girly.

Salad of Chicories with Bourbon Cask Sour Cherries. Those strips on top tasted like bacon.

Some type of basil soup with nuts. It was so creamy!

Philly roll of Avocado, Kim Chee, and Creamy Cashew Cheese! Dipped in that sweet chili sauce…DIVINE!

Cauliflower cous cous with cumin scented persimmon dolmas! This was my fave dish. Does anyone know how to make this?

Sunchoke Gratin, Vanilla Poached Pear and Black Kale Pesto. I really liked the pears.

Sweet corn and Cashew Tamales with Chili Spiced Portabella. That’s cashew coconut sour cream and raw cacao mole!

Lemon Alfredo noodles with marinated portabella mushrooms and garlic basil reduction. Those are kelp noodles!

Hen of the Woods Tacos Al Pascor. So pretty.

And now for dessert…

Here’s the Frozen Black Forest Shortcake – I didn’t have this because I can’t eat chocolate (tastebuds are too sensitive, all choc tastes bitter to me) – but from what I hear, it was really good.

I loved this one. Coconut Creme Brulee. Those strips on top are mango ribbons. YUMMMM!!!!!

Chocolate dipped cannoli, pistachio gelato, and citris compote. OMG.  I died when I ate this pistachio “ice cream” – what!? Excuse me!!?? How does one create ice cream with no dairy. This could be a very cool FOOD BITE cooking video!

And the WONDERFUL and SUPER ENTHUSIASTIC team at Powhow.com! That’s Viva Chu, Agatha Chang, and Ben Jurist. They are the brains behind this new online platform that will allow me to teach LIVE classes to all of you via the internet!!! I am so excited to start. It will be so cool. We can meet a few times a week and I can fix your form through webcam and talk to you in REAL TIME. What a way to stay accountable huh? Finally, I can have you “in my class”. I can’t wait to set a schedule and make this happen.

Earlier in the day, I visited some showrooms and let me tell you. POPsters…get ready for some awesome new workout gear! You’re gonna die. Because I died. And I resurrected to tell you that what’s about to come will be AMAZING. PHENOMENAL. Cute, affordable activewear.

OMG what.

OMG yes.

There will be a new website and everything where you can shop and look fashionably fit ON A BUDGET!!!!!!!!! No more complaining about how expensive it is to be fit, healthy, and cute okay. I gotcha covered.

Trust me.

Comment if you’re excited!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Comments

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  2. You getting to see us sweat, swear and fall on our faces-hope you’re ready for that!
    Afforable and qute workout clotes= yeeeey

  3. I’m absolutely excited about all the projects you’re working on! I’ve never been to a raw vegan restaurant, but I’m sure there are some in the area (I’m in DC). Looking it up now!

  4. Super excited! I always have a problem with finding cute, affordable workout gear. Every time I find something I like and I think “Oooh, I’m buying that!” I look at the price tag and go “Yikes!” Lol. Would love to buy stuff that I can workout in, while looking great! (:

  5. So excited! For both the live classes and cheap workout gear. Single parent=cheap workout gear is a necessity.

  6. Super excited for the workout gear website!!! It’s gonna rule! Also, LIVE classes sounds AWESOME!!!!!

  7. that food looked amazing! did u eat all of that or did u take picture of everyone’s meal? either way, im super jealous

  8. YAY! I’m so excited!!!!! Except now you will have to see my looks of death when you throw in another plank! :)

  9. Excited! I need new workout gear that’s affordable :P

    And being a vegetarian, that food makes me drool and wish we had more veg restaurants in Auckland!

  10. Excited!!!! XD

  11. Excitement doesn’t even describe it. Live classes now! New gear now! I’ve started running every other day and doing Pilates the other days (got back on the horse) in the morning no less. :-) So I need some fun gear. Love it and you!!

  12. Super excited! Who doesn’t love new stuff?! And if it’s affordable, that a bonus!

  13. Super excited! Every time i’m out and see something i want to buy i stop coz i’m waiting for blogilates booty shorts, overnight bag and now theres more?!!! EXXCCCITED!

  14. OOOOHHH, affordable workout fashion here? My fashion dream just came true!! This site is EVEN more perfect. Thanks Cassey!!

  15. I am so excited for live classes with you!!! That is going to be amazing!! When will the first one be?

  16. Can’t wait for the “affordable” new workout gear to come out, as I am recently graduated from college. So you know that equals BROKE. It would be great to be able to afford cute workout clothes! I pretty much do your workouts or go to the gym in my pajamas! Kind of embarrassing, but at least I’m getting there, right?! (:

    -Allie

  17. Rashell Doty says:

    Yaaayyyyy! I can not wait to take your live classes! Good luck and I hope everything runs smoothly. :)

  18. Mandy S. says:

    Hey Cassey! I’m a “Semi-new POPster.” I found this blog a month or two ago and started with the printable workouts, but now I’m doing the workout videos 5-6 nights a week. I LOVE them. Can’t wait to see what awesome workout gear is on the new site. Keep up the great work!!!

  19. Inga aka lavenderinjune says:

    Those live classes really do sound amazing!!!
    I’m all up for it, I can’t even imagine even trying another pilates class than yours.
    Triple cheers for making this happen!!!

  20. ooooh!!! i’ve been working with agatha and ben (and “met” viva shortly online) for my powhow cooking classes as well! they are the sweetest. it’s been sooo much fun. definitely nerve wracking at first to be live but i got over it real fast! i can’t wait to see/take your class live!!

  21. Teri Magistro says:

    SOOOOO excited!!! I really can not wait, Wish I lived in America so it wasn’t so expensive to get your awesome stuff delivered to Australia!!

  22. i’m estastic for the new gear Cassey!! and yes more food bites videos please!! gosh i’m just so excited for you and everything you are bringing for us popsters! :)

  23. EXCITEEEEEEEEED! Cannot. Wait. Better make sure you have enough for all of us. I’m can’t already see the site crashing when the line comes out! LOL

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