Monday, March 1, 2010
Mostly Raw Monday!
My kitchen counter: almond pulp (currently being used to make crackers) from making almond milk on the left, jar of almond milk, soaked pumpkin seeds (for salad dressing) and mung beans (for sprouting) on the right :)
What I've learned so far on my Mostly Raw Mondays that eating raw and well-rounded can require a lot of prep. I am blessed to have some of the main "tools of the trade": a Blendtec Total Blender, an Excalibur 4-Tray Dehydrator along with 4 ParaFlexx Drying Sheet, as well as a food processor. All of these things were gifts! But I don't have a juicer, or a fermenting crock, a sprouter or a nut butter machine (I'd really like one of these!). My "tools" do cut down food prep time considerably; I'm thankful for that. But there's no one but me to juice a lime, chop & wash lettuce, or dice veggies but me! It all of a sudden dawned on me - that's why quick, no-prep foods are called "convenience foods"! Yes, I can be slow :)
All that said, here's today's Food!
2 tablespoons Master Tonic (I'm almost out, but I have some more brewing that will be ready in 8 days)
1 pink grapefruit
Chia Pudding (basically this recipe with my own twist)
1/3 cup Chia Seeds (you can also get them from iHerb and get $5 off, but they are cheapest, with free shipping, if you do Amazon Subscribe & Save)
3/4 cup unsweetened raw almond milk
pinch of cinnamon
dash of salt
2 drops Vanilla Crème Stevia (they have it at iHerb, too - get $5 off!)
Mix it all in a bowl, but save about an ounce of "milk" for later. Let it sit for 30 minutes; it will become a big blob. Top with that ounce of milk. Hmm, hmm good!
1 date, 5 cashews & 5 almonds
Green leaf lettuce, beet greens & swiss chard, radishes, red pepper, cukes, carrots, and 1/4 of an avocado with Pumpkin Seed Ginger Dressing (except it calls for way too much salt -even 1 teaspoon is too much)
A Chocolate smoothie: 12 oz water, 8 oz unsweetened almond milk, 1 scoop Sun Warrior Raw Chocolate Protein, about half a 10 oz bag of spinach, and half a frozen banana
An apple and a bit of orange (my son ate 2 clementines and a cara, I had a bit of his)
Dinner was a chickpea and leek soup recipe I got off the side of this miso :)