Sunday, July 25, 2010

Days 3-7

Looks like I missed a few days. I've been so busy prepping food in the kitchen and enjoying it, I haven't taken time to post. I also dragged out the old canner and made short work of some lovely fresh produce I was given by a friend of mine. Too bad I can't sample it for another 3 weeks - it'll be better that way, I'm sure.

I've been feeling amazing. Day 4, I had a slight headache and felt a little crappy, but for the most part, it's been a wonderful experience.

Anyway, I won't give everything I ate for the past 4 days, since most of it was rather boring, but I'll highlight some of the tasty things:

Alissa Cohen's French Onion Dip (with some kicked up modifications)
Everything Flax Crackers (these were amazing - I'll be posting this soon!)
Kristen's Raw Sun-dried Tomato Tapenade
Frozen bananas, blended with raw coconut milk and cocoa powder (DEEEE-licious!)

I've got some more fun entrees lined up for the week, so stay tuned!

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Day 2

Yesterday was a great day, although I'll admit, I did have a pretty intense craving for some tortilla chips. I held firm though, probably due to the AMAZING Mexican flax crackers I made. (That recipe will be posted soon)

Anyway, here's what I ate:

Overnight Raw Oatmeal (super easy, super mega delicious)

Spicy Indian Kale Chips

Leftovers of Unstirfry with Ginger Sauce
Zucchini Hummus and carrot sticks

Some fresh canteloupe and cherries

Guacamole with the Mexican Flack Crackers
2 tomatoes and red onion with balsamic vinegar, salt, and pepper

A banana, drizzled with a touch of agave

Felt pretty good yesterday too, and ready for Day #3!

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

30 Days of Raw - Day 1

What a perfect time to start up a raw diet. Summer is in full swing and everywhere you turn, there is a bounty of fresh produce.
I've decided to do a 30-day stretch of raw eating, in order to detox and to focus on eating better food. Most people have no idea what that looks like, and assume it means that most meals are a handful of lettuce and a banana.
I thought I'd keep track of my menu on here, especially so I can look back and remember some of the tasty things I want to make again.
So without further ado, here was Day One's menu:

An Apple
Lara Bar

Morning Snack:
Skipped unfortunately

Un-Stirfy with Ginger Sauce
Raw Strawberry Crisp

Afternoon Snack:
Fresh cherries

2 large tomatoes with sea salt and pepper
Zucchini hummus and carrot chips

All in all, a very good day. What I love best about raw eating is that there is no heavy, bloated feeling from eating too much or eating bad food.

See ya manana!

Sunday, January 10, 2010


So here it is - the beginning of 2010. Usually around this time, like almost everyone else and their mother, I start thinking about ways to make changes in my life over the next year. I hate calling them resolutions, because for some reason, that phrase seems so trite and doomed to fail.

This is also the time of year that I love to do a good detox. Sure, it's winter, and not really the time to not be eating warm comfort foods, but the social calendar gets pretty slim after the holidays, so it's perfect in that respect.

My idea this year was to do a juice feast. Feast, not fast. There's no way I could do it for the full 92 days (although apparently you feel like a champ when you're done) I did want to try it for a shorter period. My initial idea was that I'd do it for 7 days, possibly 10 if I could hold out that long.

Coincidentally, my friend Eva was also thinking of doing the same thing, and somehow, the 7 turned into 21. It does sort of make sense in doing it longer than a week and giving my body a chance to really get into it. Secondly, no one is really doing anything fun or exciting in January (unless you count being cold in that category) so it seemed perfect. One thing led to another and here I am, on Day 1.

Unfortunately, my plans were changed last minute this morning, so I didn't get a chance to make a good vegetable juice before heading out. I did fill up the water bottle and took some tea along, and amazingly enough, it's held fast. I did just make a pretty good Carrot/Apple/Beet/Celery juice that was pretty palatable.

I just have to remember that the first 3-4 days are always the hardest.
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