Here is a classic recipe that makes a great breakfast or side dish at any meal. Originally developed as the signature dish for the Waldorf Hotel in New York in the late 1800’s, this recipe is a way to insert a raw food dish into your menu, something that even non-vegetarians can relate to. Start out with the basics, and then add additional ingredients to suit your taste.
- 1 apple
- 1 small bunch (20) grapes
- 1-2 TBS mayonnaise ( Nayonnaise or Veganaise for vegans). Option: Yogurt
- 1 stem of celery
- 1/4 cup of nuts: Walnuts, pecans,sliced almonds, sunflower seeds
- 1/4 cup of Craisins or raisins (or both!)
- 1/2 to 1 whole banana
- 1 tangerine
Dice the apple into bite sized chunks. Slice your grapes in half. Then get creative and use whatever fruits you have on hand. The traditional recipe includes sliced celery. Raisins may just be grapes in another form, but they provide a different texture and chewing experience. Nuts and seeds insert a dose of protein. Walnuts are the standard, but I use a variety of nuts. Add your mayo/nayo to taste or go with yogurt as a healthier choice. Stir and serve!