Golubka's {RAW} Chili

I just recently added a new post to the Real Life Homes Series. This adorable nursery that I wrote about is a product of PUREmama Anja. Not only is she a new mom but she has her own very cool {mostly} raw food blog!

Her latest post is a very yummy RAW chili recipe. OMG! Anja, you're amazing!

You can view more photos on her blog and read more about her raw chili.

For now, here's the recipe:

Vegetables to chop:
1 small eggplant - peeled and cut into cubes
5 or more fresh shiitake or crimini mushrooms, or 1 portabello mushroom - stemmed and diced into cubes
1 medium zucchini - cut into cubes
1 medium plum tomato - cut into cubes
1/2 medium red or yellow onion - finely chopped

Marinade:
1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
2 tablespoons cold-pressed olive oil
1 1/2 teaspoon of Celtic (or Himalayan) sea salt

Combine all the chopped vegetables in a glass container with a lid.
For the marinade, whisk all of the ingredients in a small bowl and pour over the vegetables. Cover and leave to marinate at room temperature for at least 6 hours, or overnight.

Sauce:
1/2 cup sun-dried tomatoes - soaked in purified water for 20 minutes, then drained
2-3 medium tomatoes - cut in chunks
1-2 dates - pits removed
1 garlic clove
1/4 cup cold-pressed olive oil
1/8 teaspoon cayenne pepper
1 teaspoon fresh oregano leaves, or Italian parsley, or both
1-1 1/2 teaspoon chili powder

Make the sauce right before serving. Put both the fresh and sun-dried tomatoes into the food processor, whirl until finely chopped. Add the rest of the ingredients, then puree. Discard the garlic cloves from the marinated vegetables. To serve, mix the sauce into the chopped and marinated vegetables.