I found a bag of Pepperidge Farm Oatmeal Cranberry cookies in my TV armoir while I was looking for a movie. I forgot I put them there before we went to NY to hide them from my kids. I just discovered these yummy cookies several weeks ago. But I didn't open the bag I found. I'm so proud of myself!
Today I go shopping for week 2. I think I've learned a few things from week one. First of all, I need to avoid recipes that are nut heavy. Both the Mock Salmon Paté, and the Fetuccini Alfredo (which I initially thought was delicious), made me sick. Because I'm fighting cancer, I plan to eat more leafy greens, alfalfa sprouts, and acid fruits. Once I get ahold of a juicer, I'll be drinking green drinks three times a day. So I can really simplify the raw food life for myself right now.
I didn't make all of week 1's recipes, but I did make all but three. I liked the Collard Rolls the most. We didn't try the Pad Thai. I have my son to consider, so I am going to make most of week 2's recipes. I don't want him eating too little.
Yesterday evening I ate salad greens until they were coming out of my ears, but I enjoyed it. I made my own little dressing out of olive oil, apple cider vinegar, and a little of the Aminos. It was tasty. Before bed I had two bananas.
I did "cheat" a little, but no guilt. I had a small square of organic, dairy and gluten free chocolate. I just wanted a taste. It was good, and I was satisfied. I didn't feel an uncontrollable urge to go back and eat the rest of the bar. And now I can tell my mother-in-law, "Thank you! It was good!"