Alissa's 30 Day Plan EXTENDED -Daily LOG - PHOTOS included!!!!
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A HEARTY GOOD MORNING EVERYONE!!!! It's about that time!!!! Time for ANOTHER 30 DAY THREAD!!!!!! Here's What I'm planning for week 1:
:::NOTE::: THE PHOTOS OF THE FOOD FROM ALISSA'S RESTAURANT, GREZZO, IS ON PAGE 12 OF THIS THREAD....YOU WILL NEED TO SCROLL DOWN TO SEE THE PHOTOS.
WEEK 1: The pages are all from ALISSA'S Book, Living On Live Food
Bananas, Berries, & Cream (Pg 443)
Kim Chi (Pg 299)
Eggplant Parmesean (Pg 402)
Spinach Mushroom Quiche (ANNIE TWISTED MY ARM!!!!) (Pg 433) ***think I may move this to Week 2
Banana Leather (Pg 524)
Angel Hair Pasta w/Marinara Sauce (Pg 395)
Zippy Tomato Soup (Pg 360)
Snicker Bites (RFT)
Eggplant Bacon (RFT) (added)
BTW, My kids (ages 11 and 7) want to join me on this Challenge!!!! YEA!!!!!! I'm incredibly excited about that!!!!!!! It's gonna help a LOT not having to cook for them during the day!!! But, it means that I'm gonna have to be more prepared than ever to make sure that they have enough to eat. They LOVE the Smoothies and most of the meals...especially the Nori Rolls, Collard Rolls, Eggplant Pizza (with the Marinara Sauce instead of the nuts), and things like that. My Son is allergic to most NUTS (except Almonds), so I'll just use mostly seeds for him.
Last night, I started out by making the Cream for the Bananas, Berries, & Cream (For my SON I will alter it by making Alissa's sauce from the Crepes to pour over the Bananas & Berries), and I made the Eggplant Parmesean--which I'll have today for dinner (I have Maranara Sauce left over from this, so I'll use that and Spiral some noodles for my SON'S dinner--adding some Avacado to it...). I also got plenty of fruit and things to make Smoothies and Salads. Gotta go find my camera to download the photos...
I am SOOO Excited about this!!! Looking forward to many more changes this month!!! I have some NEW Challenges to contend with this month...keeping my kids interested being one of them... But, I'm up for it! Doing the last 30 days has prepared me to continue more focused than ever!!! My best friends are joining me this month and it's such a priviledge to help them!!!
EXERCIZE: A couple of weeks ago, I twisted my ankle, so I can't do running on a treadmill, but I can do a slow walk, work with weights, work with my band, or do an exercise tape, so I'll do some of that today.
Last edited by ReneeH; 12-21-2009 at 03:20 PM.
Ready Betty, I mean Renee! I'm so with you girlfriend. You are starting when, NOW?
Yes, TODAY will be DAY 1 or DAY 31....which do you think I should use?
Congrats Renne on Day 31 WOOHOO
I may make a few of the things you listed in your 4 week menu - looked thorugh Alissa's book the other night and wrote down some ingredients I need...probbaly will make some tonight and over the weekend.
Thankx rennee for offering suggestions. This is one thing lacking in my raw world is the prep. I like to keep it simple yet then I have nothing for when I want something special thus I eat cooked...ugh.
You inspired me to try and buy the book. Its a heap of money for me right now.
Great Pictures of the Children and the Food. I agree....YOU NEED TO OPEN A RAW FOOD EATERY.
The Food L@@ks unRAWbelievable...............Thanks for Sharing.
Certified LIVING ON LIVE ,RAW FOOD Chef...........
Our PLANET is so Precious. God created this and its up to us to respect it. Did you know the Water we use today is the same water Moses used? RECYCLE everything you can at least once.... Let's keep this going...........
Oh hey it is great to meet another working and homeschooling mama. I work mostly weekends too, to try to make homeschooling flow. It is a lot of work, but so totally worth it.
53yo mom to six homeschooled children, part time nurse, living in beautiful Montana.
Getting back on the wagon after being off raw for over a year.
I homeschooled too back when....cool. I sort of school my boys I nanny now. Teaching al the tme.....and we even drink smoothies too. Lil one asked fo rthem as we had left off having them. WInter is coming and they need them to keep well!!! It means I buy the greens and stuff but its worth it. Parents dontbuy them (rarely much that is living in their fridge).
Renee, if you ever want to fly here to CT (via NYC), I am a couple hours from Grezzos. You can hang out here in my great space (with my adorable kitty n me) and visit my cong and we can go to Grezzos!!!!
Well, Renee, I'm so glad you are at this still! I want to echo your comments on the eggplant parm - I made it several days ago and it is awesome.
I had zucchini pasta on Friday and I used Alissa's Summer Tomato Sauce and it was yummy! Your son might like that better than the marinara.
Your children are adorable! How great is it that you have inspired them to raw!
Thank you for all your efforts on behalf of all of us!
PS: You've inspired me to begin using my freezer, and now I have Eggplant Parm and Spinich Mushroom Quiche and greens (yes, greens!) in it.
Originally Posted by anniez
That's really great about the freezer! It'll become your best friend, after the dehydrator!
A quick question about the Spinach Quiche...It says to make 4 Shaped Pizza Crusts... How "BIG" do you make them? When they're done, do you pile the layers on top of each other, or do you have 4 Separate Quiches? I'm thinking about 1/2ing this recipe...is it REALLY a LOT? I know that MOST of Alissa's recipes are HUGE!!! Thanks!
Last edited by ReneeH; 09-13-2009 at 08:34 AM.
Girl, I am SO proud of you! :) Keep on rawkin' on w/it chica!
Week 5 Day 34...still
Last edited by ReneeH; 11-27-2009 at 03:05 PM.
WEEK 5 Day 34...still
I'm really tired today...had to work last night. I didn't get around to making the Quiche yet. Maybe tomorrow. Gotta rest tonight. I just had one of Alissa's Berry Bars...Still SOOO good!!! I have 4 more left in my freezer. They are just as good today as they were the day I made them.
It's almost "that time of the month" again... Still ***NO*** PMS!!!! I'm So thrilled about that! I used to have Mood-Swings, Depression, Cramps, Boating, Irritability...you know the drill... I hope that it's gone forever!!! I do feel "heavy", though...like "the ladies" weigh a ton!!! Guess I gotta have "some" indication, huh?
Anyway, Goodnight RAWbies... Sleep tight...
Last edited by ReneeH; 09-15-2009 at 05:06 AM.
I woke up this morning and was going to start a thread about this. When I did my last fast it started the day before my period. I noticed a major difference in my attitude during. It was like a calmness that I don't usually have. I wondered if it had to do with the fasting or if I was just out of my mind. I'm glad you posted this. No PMS huh. That's fantastic!!!
Originally Posted by ReneeH