Things are a bit more peaceful this morning and the dogs are all white and pretty again. I bet they don't have B12 deficiencies what with all the mud they cleaned off their fur last night. The squirrel is no more but at least it will not raid the bird table anymore. But ssshhhh, don't tell Revvell.
Back to raw today. Staring the day with a punnet of cherries and some tomatoes. I also have apples, strawberries and some various lettuces and salads.
Picked up eight small little gem lettuce hearts for 16 pence at tesco this morning!
MysticTree, welcome back. :) I think your dogs have started the next game sensation, "squirrel hunt." I am not sure how much a pence is, but I assume it's less than a euro so that sounds like a great deal.
I feel the same way about raw foodism, in general. I suspect more than half the population would consider me young. Therefore, I am fortunate to have learned of all this when I did. That being said, I spent 34 years in a depressed, irritated, mental fog. I can only imagine that an upbeat, focused version of me would have made better choices. For me, I think the real lesson here is that I need to educate my children so that they at least know the benefits of this lifestyle (even if they do not choose this path).
Originally Posted by Living Food
Anyway, I have been thinking about Wheatgrass a lot. I only wish giving it a try did not require so much preparation (I need a juicer, for starters). I will get to that point eventually, I am sure. Thanks for sharing. :)
Not sure it's a good topic for a vegan forum though ... the squirrel hunt I mean.
Originally Posted by robh
16 pennies is worth about 25 cents at today's exchange rate! Bargain :)
Try a manual wheatgrass juicer. I think they are more than enough for juicing for your own needs and if others in the family want some they can turn the handle too! The electric ones are so expensive. Check out The Healthy Juicer - manual version.
!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Newsflash !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
I have located a shop in Bristol that sell Young Coconuts - finally; I've only been trying to find them for over two years :o)
Last edited by MysticTree; 07-17-2012 at 06:35 AM.
Second that. You can get a good one for just $50 (as compared to hundreds).
Try a manual wheatgrass juicer.
lol. Why not...she'll have less competition now :)
But ssshhhh, don't tell Revvell.
The "ssshhh don't tell Revell" refers to the Squirrel hunt thing. She loves Squirrels.
Originally Posted by Living Food
I know, but she is a squirrel (look at her avatar)...less squirrels = more food to go around.
She's happy to share I think :)
Originally Posted by Living Food
we went to the Asian store and bought 4 young coconuts. I can imagine they could be fresher obviously but they tasted amazing. Love the water. Less keen on the flesh. I would like it in a smoothie but it's a bit slimy for me as is. Bf loves them too and the dogs are mad for them. The cat reserves judgement but I think she's not fussed.
I don't know what I did wrong with my chia seed pudding today. It smells weird (fishy smelling?). I put the rest of my almond milk in it (1/4 cup) and then added a little water. It sat for 6 hours. It smelled a little funky, but I added agave anyway. It was not eatable. I did almost the same thing yesterday. I used a 1/2 cup of almond milk, agave and craisins. It was awesome! I do not understand what happened today. I don't think all the chia seeds were exposed to water this time, could that be it?
I swear that I am eating less for some reason. I can't finish my fruit today. I had a couple of bananas, a few lychees and two persimmons.
Also, before I had the fruit, I urinated what felt like a river. It was very very yellow and had an odor (like I am not drinking enough). Prior to that, I had consumed a whole liter of water (2+ liters yesterday). I am curious if it doesn't have something to do with the physical activity. I put 2 hours of tennis in cronometer. It claims that I burned 1800 calories yesterday (more than I consumed). That strikes me as a dubious figure. The guy I play tennis with can't do it today which kinda has me bummed out. Maybe it's for the best, though - give my body a day off.
Yesterday, for my fats, I had chia seed pudding and my ground sesame seeds. I had other stuff too, but If I had consumed an avocado, 50% of my calories would have come from fat! That's waaaaay too high for me. Yesterday, I passed on the avocado. Hence, today, I really really want an avocado!
I think I am going to make guacamole and put dollops onto tomato slices (one of my tomato plants has a ripe tomato). Then, I need to get my vitamin K and vitamin A in (I didn't have any yesterday). I'll a romaine (K) and spinach (K) salad with plenty of carrots (A) and some cucumber just because. For a dressing, I more forgo the raw ranch and opt for some of the fresh basil I have growing. I'll toss the salad in a mixture of olive oil, salt, pepper, green onions and raw garlic. Then, I'll shred the fresh basil on top of that. I find the basil loses it's smell if you cover it in oil. Basil for me is not a taste, but a smell.
My mouth is watering thinking about it. Kind of weird to be druling over avocados and a salad!
Last edited by robh; 07-17-2012 at 01:16 PM.
Day Twenty one
Not hungry again this am !...had berry smoothie later, was a really good batch tastes different every day !, Luca had two big glasses, and Tallulah couldnt get enough of it either..
Later just had fruit, two punnets of cherries and an apple thought the day..
This evening I had guacomole with crudites.
Put a batch of marinated nuts on house stinks of curry now, maybe too much cumin powder on them !
MysticTree - Wow young coconuts ! hurrah you've found some, I was looking online and found somewhere that does a case of them, but not sure weather to get some as they may go off quickly, no idea how long they last do you?...Im sure would be fab in desserts or smoothies..~Did you manage to open in without severring any fingers !! hee hee..I managed to stab myself with a knife getting the stone out of an advocado a while back, saw the chef's on tv doing it lol, but they are slimy little b*ggers lol, knife slipped and impaled myself !! ha ha. Great bargains for the little gems ! ...I've been buying some reduced items, I got blackberries and raspberries today for £1, usually £2.99 each!, I've put them in the freezer for smoothies, everything helps it gets very expensive these days just generally shopping..although to be honest Im sure Im eating alot less than I was when eating cooked, Im suprised at how full and satisfied I do get..
Robh - When I grew wheatgrass before, I didnt have a fancy juicer just a manual one which clamped onto the side of the work surface, it was pretty cheap from what I remember maybe £20? and worked fine..the trays are standard ones you get from the garden centres and the seeds pretty cheap too, very easy to grow..even for me who kills most house plants lol, dead cheap way of getting fab nutrients, I dont think I will worry so much about eating so many greens when I am doing wheatgrass as its so nutrient rich and really does get you going for the day.. I feel better than cooked diet, alot less bloated but not majorly different, i guess its still early days though, Im sleeping alot deeper, had to keep hitching up my jeans today though, lol I better get some new ones soon, fear I may do a moonie down the high street !
Maybe your almond milk went off Rob?
MysticTree, yeah that could be it. I probably should have smelled it before pouring it in.
Crystal2870, I am seriously thinking about giving the wheatgrass a go. Thanks for sharing your raw experience. Overtime, you'll notice a host of improvements. Also, congrats on your clothes being lose. The moonie comment got me laughing. :)
Hey yau'll! Yea, I think your Almond Milk went bad too, Rob. It happens from time to time. I don't let mine sit out to thicken...I put it in the frig. That helps. Make sure you used already soaked Almonds (which I'm sure you do already...).
Congrats Mystic in the Coconuts!!!!!
I'm still doing juice. I did have some Kumbucha, though! Love it! Fabulous BM!!! Stuff came out that my Great Great Grandma ate!!!! LOL!!!!
I've been crazy busy with work, and it's kept me from checking in. Great to see so much activity in the thread! I've been enjoying all the fresh fruit available right now - lots of melon, berries, peaches and nectarines. MMMM.
The heat also makes me feel like eating less, so I've gotta be careful to get enough calories in every day.
Everyone new to raw, hang in there and great work so far! I'll try to be around more to participate with everyone again.