Thursday, September 17, 2009

and so..

it still goes.

currently i am at about a 80/20 split raw/vegetarian.

its just working out that way.

i am happy with it although i do want to try to get creative enough to try some of the great recipes that have come across, especially the ones from Susan at Rawmazing

here is her latest recipe for Raw Spinach Mushroom Tart

..just delicious looking..

i had an exchange with my aunt about eating better and of course i suggested eating raw to her.

i told her that i have gone from a size 20 to a 16 and (i have only been on this raw journey since 7/4/09)

and i totally believe that its been mainly diet because i have slacked off on my workouts majorly and her response was that she "can't eat anything raw"

i didn't go any further with the conversation but i wondered if she thought i meant raw meat or something outlandish..

why else would she respond that way?

i just can not imagine a person not eating ANY fruits, vegetables or nuts..which is at the heart of my raw eating..

last night i arrived home late and tired and hating the fact that i didn't stop off to at least grab a few pieces of fruit because i didn't have a single piece

for one the kid is home and well, she is like a human disposal and i am buying very little because as good as organic is for you, it does not last long and i was wasting a lot of dough because i was throwing so much away

i am hoping that within the next few weeks we will start dehydrating

this will help push the raw quotient up

i am still finding it tremendously challenging in some ways and its simply a matter of creativity

in the beginning we were eating so many salads that i actually started hating them

but now i just try to make them as colorful and varied as possible and its not as much of a pain

i have added tofu back to my diet..

at this point its a matter of having something to eat and i am ok with that.

for now.

Tuesday, September 1, 2009


i have been so lacking in updating this blog..

i am hoping that today will be a new start. i have already had my morning smoothie.

but its one of those times when i have so many things going on and i am trying to get the schedule down.

it does not hurt that the kid is back home and summer's sweet slowness is coming to an end..

anyway, i am still exploring this raw world.

now i add my barleans greens to all of my smoothies, just to get more green nutrition

we went to a great health seminar back in july @ kennedy king college

i wish that i would have taken pictures or made more notes but i did have a couple of brochures but they are not handy at the moment and i want to get this post up

we also went to a fun event with the folks @ cousins incredible vitality

it involved a bunch of eating and food demos, which i really like

i am really hoping to go to nyc to a class at the natural gourmet institute

its called raw food made easy it sounds like it would be a great hands on intro to exploring raw food..not to mention an excuse to get back to new york..

i have totally fallen in love with the raw trio from totally vegan

its obviously not totally raw with the nachos but its a good go to meal when i am downtown and desperate to have something other than a salad.

the plan going forward is to get to dehydrating..i am hoping this happens within the next couple of weeks.