View Full Version : It feels so good to be back into it...
05-19-2012, 03:07 PM
So, spring has most definitely sprung!
I lost all my kale, kholrabi, and collard greens to a pair of groundhogs who moved right next to my organc garden (arrrgh!!), but the lettuce, carrots, and chard are almost ready for harvesting!
All this warm weather has brought me back to raw foods. I miss eating raw. I've found myself looking up youtube videos of "A day in the life of a raw vegan", I've been juicing almost every other day, I've been eating tons of veggies and fruits!
The winter was spent eating lots of cooked food, beans, and whole grains. It tasted good, but I'm ready to start a summer of uncookedness!
I'm hoping to lose about 20 lbs, get rid of acne once and for all, and just feel good all the time. I feel great now, but I'm just so excited to incorporate more raw foods into my whole-foods vegan diet!
I know this post is a little pointless, but I'm just excited! Here's to getting in incredible shape, losing this weight back off, finally graduating high school, and yoga, Yoga, YOGA (and pilates)! :dance:
05-19-2012, 06:31 PM
Good for you. Your garden sounds wonderful. Congrats on Graduation life only gets better. Enjoy.
05-19-2012, 08:54 PM
Sorry the hog ate some of your crops. It will be really great to hear about you garden as the summer progresses.
05-20-2012, 02:56 AM
Good luck getting back into your raw diet. That sucks about the garden as well, but that is good the groundhog didn't eat everything. My girlfriend and I are also about to start a raw diet in June. This will the first time for me going completely raw. She has done it before and is very excited. She keeps telling me I am going to feel so good. I believe her as I already have been feeling really good after going just half raw the last week. Nice tall juices in the morning with some almonds have been awesome on some mornings. I have been doing more yoga as well lately... Want to do more. :) Anyhow good luck with your goals!
05-20-2012, 05:39 AM
I did harvest the lettuce yesterday, and ate some right out of the ground forgetting I had put cayenne pepper on it to deter bugs. Probably was good for my sinus, but man, that arugula was SPICY!
I had a wonderful raw dinner last night, and will keep going with this :D
05-20-2012, 09:40 AM
fresh garden does help!
I just ate my breakfast of baby lettuces, parsley, and cilantro all picked this am - with some sprouted and dried sunflower seeds in my own balsamic vinaigrette dressing.
I want more but there is no more lettuce, lol! Maybe I will do a tabouli as I have quite a bit of parsley - but parsley is a slow grower so don't want to use it all up.
Also harvested my daikon radish and chinese cabbage - going to make some garden fresh kim-chi.
I also have strayed, but the garden keeps me going with more raw. While doing the morning chores of watering, weeding, I am popping peapods and random leaves into my mouth.....
looking forward to the summer harvest!
05-20-2012, 07:03 PM
Ugh, we hardly get any sunlight here, it makes it so hard to grow good fruits! But lettuces do well. And I loove parsley!
I'll be harvesting my chard soon, and have some baby plants ready to be transplanted. (I start them in tiny pots so I don't forget if I planted something somewhere, lol).
I just finished up some green juice for dinner, and am planning on a raw breakfast tomorrow. Breakfast is always the hardest meal for me to eat raw. I alway have lots of fruit, but I love rolled oats a lot too.
05-20-2012, 07:46 PM
Try Oat Groats. They're less processed (only the hard outer shells removed) and taste and feel like oatmeal. I soak them overnight, then blend with coconut oil, nutmilk/water/tea, cinnamon, and add whatever fruit/nuts/chocolate ontop or into the blender. Ani phyo's recipe inspired me to try it. And you could make it warm, using warm tea or adding warm water at the end.
05-22-2012, 10:12 AM
I'll try that- hopefully, we'll be going to the HFS today. I tend to make my muesli bowls mostly fruit. So, the base is an apple and a banana with a small handful of oats and almond milk.
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