May 8th 2009 Raw Challenge - Day Eight
Day 46 for me and I have lost 17 lbs. so far. Yesterday I ended up sick...guess my body didn't want me to eat, so had water and juiced watermelon. Today I will attempt to eat:
L- Kelp noodles w/ olive oil and garlic, tomatos, onion
I was thinking of doing a juice feast for a few days to help get the toxins out.
Have a rawkin day
Day 8. Yay!
Had a showdown with some fries in the kitchen but I talked myself into slowly backing out of the kitchen like I was talking someone down from a ledge. Whew!
Still raw. Have a tummy ache (gastritis?). Maybe from too many nuts. More fruit today.
Have a great day!
The ways of right-living people glow with light; the longer they live, the brighter they shine.~Pvb 4:18
mstrish: I hope you are feeling better.
Happy Friday to All: I went to a Raw food preparation class last night and I had so much fun. A gentleman from my church teaches them and the food was soooooo good. This is what we made:
Bananna/Strawberry "Milk" Shake
Eggless Egg Salad
Marinated Baby Bok Choy
Portabello Mushrooms Guacamole boates
Blueberry/Coconut Scones w/Honey Butter and Blueberry Jam
There are a total of three classes and next week, I will not eat before class because we taste everything and also they give you left-over's to take home. I feel my Raw prep. skills have gotten so much better since I've been taking classes. So, this is what is on the munu today:
Pre B: Two glasses of Water with lemon. (really gets things moving)
B: GS (Spinich, Mango, Orange, Bananna, Rejuvelac)
B2: Blueberry/Coconut Scone w/Honey Butter and Blueberry Jam
L: Ginger Almond Nori Rolls/Creamy Spinich
D: Strawberry/Cocunut Oil, Vanilla Bean, Cashew/Rejuvelac Shake
With all of this great food, I have not had a single craving. This proves to me that 100% Raw is the only way for me to go from here on out.
I so glad I took this challenge. I feel and look good. Life is bright and sunny!!!!
life is bright and sunny! amen to that!
Has anyone ever seen a purple coconut? I cracked open a young green coconut today for breaki and was shocked to see pink coconut water pour out into my bowl. And then when I looked at the coconut meat it was the most beautiful shade of soft lavender! It was total princess food. smelled and tasted fine so i just laughed and ate it.
Ms trish- Hope you're feeling better soon!!
Commoncents- What an awesome church you attend!! I should ask around my church because I know there was a lady that went on a mission recently that was doing eating a raw diet for healing.
Today so far---
B- GS- spinach, bananas, strawberries, blueberries and a pear (I like the added texture)
S- banana and a few strawberries
L- Kale salad, small handful of almonds, cut up carrots and cucs
Susan123--Currently 80/90% raw- Glad that I found my way back to raw
Then God said, "I give you every seed-bearing plant on the face of the whole earth and every tree that has fruit with seed in it. They will be yours for food." --Genesis 1:29
Never seen one kid. I did not know that they existed.
Originally Posted by kidkid
Last edited by commoncents; 05-08-2009 at 12:10 PM.
Thank you Susan. I am so blessed to live in the San Francisco Bay Area. It is a bastion for Raw foods and alternative lifestyles. There are so many restaurants and people all over that indulge in this lifestyle that it makes it so easy to maintain a Raw food eating pattern.
Originally Posted by Susan123
Maybe you can teach classes at your church?
Im not hungry and I dont think I'm eating enough. yesterday I broke down and had an icecream. The temptations are all at work. theres always junk laying around but most of the time it doesnt bother me.
Thanks for the get well greetings....I would love the recipe for the scones
Originally Posted by commoncents
27 Days and counting!
Hello everyone! I am on day 27! I am feeling so good on this diet. It's not really a diet though. It is something that you need to believe is right and stick with it! I am still discouraged with my weight. What is going on? I just stay the same. I am 5'11" and I weigh 165. I was 155 before my last (6th) baby so I know I have weight to lose. I want to be 140. So that's a huge turkey that I need to lose. Imagine carrying around a 25 lb turkey that's a lot! :) Anyway, I'm going to stick with it. Last night we had taco salad with a very yummy "meat". It's 3 c walnuts, 1/3 c braggs, 1t ground coriander, and 1t cumin, food process to a meal and you have some very yummy taco meat. My children like it way better than normal taco meat. Today we have kimchee salads with avocado. I also just made my own kimchee! It is going to be very good. I have sunburgers dehydrating but they probably won't be ready until tomorrow, so not sure what we'll have tonight.
I will be needing encouragement because in 3 days our 30 challenge is over so then I'm on my own. I am pretty sure my husband wants to go to 80/20. However there are alot of meals that I am incorporating into the family menu, like raw pizza, raw spaghetti, raw tacos, and the sunburgers so far. Anyway, I think he will want to go out to a resteraunt which will be hard for me.
Okay good going everyone! Kepp it up!
As allways, I started with fruits and as allways, I couldn't stop *g* First, I had a pineapple, as soon as I had digested it, a melon, then a banana (or maybe 2 ;) ). Thanks god, I got myself occupied with shopping, sports and gathering wild greens, before I could eat more.
For lunch, I had rockets, deadnettles and tomatos, which saturated me for quite a long time. Later I ate a Kiwi and (too many) nuts, which I think, I should not have done :-/ And now, I have just finished a cucumber.
I know, that I eat as much as a wolverine, I hope this will even out as time passes.
I'm feeling great, so far. Not much more to say, actually.
Last edited by Cerellia; 05-08-2009 at 03:08 PM.
Hiya, fellow travellers!
Today i woke up at 7 am even though it was my day off. Raw energy! Stayed in bed until 11, though, just because i felt like taking it easy.
First day of my period, which is a day of many horrors: pain, moodswings, fatigue...
And even though i've read about people having easier periods when raw, that's nothing i've experienced today
So i took an ibuprofen, which got me out of the pain-coma at about 2 pm, so i could go grocery shopping and do other stuff.
This is what i've eaten today:
B - Water and Detox tea
B2 - Buckwheat porrige w banana, rasins and sunflower seeds
L - Butternut soup, which was absolutley disgusting (since i decided to listend to that inner voice of experimental cooking who told me that cloves and dried herbes would make a great combo...), Avocado, sprouts
S - 2 brazil nuts
S - green juice: pear/parsley (ok, it was supposed to be a green smoothie, but my blender didin't liquify parsley stalks very well, so i strained it)
D - Spring-thai-m's Thai Fool'd (see post in recipe section)
S - various cacao puddings with dates, banana, seeds, honey and mylk
my stomach is a bit upsed from the strong spices and the cacao, and there's always a lot of extra action when i have period pains. Well, i guess a lot is better than a little.. lol
Springtime- I hope you feel better!
I'm still raw and I'm still here! This is the longest I have ever been 100%. I went to the produce store this afternoon and was shocked by all the good deals. I got a big bunch of slender asparagus for $0.89. I got artichokes (for DH and DS) 2 for a dollar, and I got these strange small yellow mangoes 2 for a dollar. They taste like lemon, so I'm not sure if they're unripe or if they're supposed to taste like that.
B: GS with spinach, kale, strawberries, peaches
L: orange and 2 pears
S: fresh pineapple- the best I've had in years
D: asparagus and ?
Does anyone know if you can eat artichokes raw?
Here you go mstrish:
Originally Posted by mstrish
Blueberry/Cocunut Scones w/ Honey "Butter" Spread
4 1/2 cups packed almond pulp (leftover from making almond milk)
1 cup olive or unscented cocunut oil
1 cup flax seeds ground into meal (1 1/2 cups meal)
1/2 cup date paste, honey, agave or maple syrup
1-2 tsp. cinnamon
Two half pints of blueberries
2 cups shredded cocunut
2 tsp. Celtic sea salt
Mix amond meal and flax meal together by hand in a large mixing bowl
Add the remaining ingredients and mix well with your hands
Cut the batter in 1/2 and shape into 2 round 1 inch thich loaves
Cut the circular loaves into 8 small triangles
Dry at 145 for about 2 hours
Reduce heat to around 110 and dry for 8-10 hours
Store in the refrigerator for up to a weel or freeze in a ziplock bag and remove scones and warm as desired
1/2 cup cocunut oil
2 Tbs. Raw honey or agave
1/8 tsp salt
a ver small dash of turmeric for color
Mix in a food processor or by hand in a small bowl with a firm spatula or fork.
(This looks exactly like margerine and it is really good) Store in the refrigerator or at room temp in a glass jar.
1 cup dates
1/2 cup water
2 cups fresh blueberries
Puree or blend the dates and water until they become paste
Mash the blueberries with a fork in a bowl until well mashed
Mix in the date paste by hand
Store in a glass jar and serve with Honey "Butter" on top of scone.
Last edited by commoncents; 05-09-2009 at 09:53 AM.