This past weekend, I had an amazing opportunity to enjoy a raw vegan brunch prepared by the talented chef Doug McNish at Raw Aura Cuisine in Port Credit. Doug is a classically trained chef who transitioned to a vegan diet to improve his health and now proves that vegan food is both healthy and delicious.
It was really special to enjoy Doug’s 3 course brunch at Raw Aura; sitting on a sunny patio sipping freshly pressed juice and sparkling wine, enjoying the company of friends and resisting the temptation to lick my plate clean…I can’t think of a better way to spend a Sunday morning.
Fresh Orange Juice and Passion Fruit Mimosa with Sparkling Wine
Fresh Pear Lemon and Ginger Kombucha Mocktail
Grape fruit and Goji Berry Timbale
Marinated Fig, Fermented Macadamia Gouda, Fresh Mint, Hemp Seeds, Baby Arugula, Coconut Water Date Jam, Sprouted Buckwheat Toast Points
Both Came with a Side Caesar Salad Using Local Greens in a Creamy Sunflower Dressing
Thick Cut Sundried Tomato Sesame Zucchini Bread, Creamy Hemp Aioli, Crisp Smoked Eggplant Strips, Heirloom Tomatoes, Dill Pickle Spears
Herbed Broccoli Cashew Cheddar Quiche
Marinated Mushrooms, Eggplant Bacon, Baby Spinach, Roasted Red Pepper, Flax Almond Crust, Local Tomato Crisps, Basil Pesto
Banana Cinnamon Crepes, Walnut Crumble, Local Berry Compote, Caramelized Peach, Young Thai Coconut Vanilla Whipped Cream, Chocolate Fondue
Doug recently published his first cookbook, “Eat Raw, Eat Well”, which I will admit I have not yet purchased but fully intend to especially after the meal I thoroughly enjoyed on Sunday.