Sunny? Sunday……

I do hope the sun comes out today. I had so much running around to do yesterday I couldn’t enjoy the beautiful sunny day we had yesterday. I was out of everything, so a trip to the grocery store was necessary.

I have decided that trying to keep up  with a daily blog is taking away from time I could be spending exercising or preparing for my work day. My shift is changing and that is going to require me getting up at 6pm at the very latest to make sure I have time to make my morning juice and make my smoothie and salad to take to work. Now since I will only be working till 7:15pm I’m hoping that at least 3 nights a week I’ll be able to make it outside for a walk. The weather is getting nicer where I live and it will be nice to get some fresh air especially after being indoors all day.

I may blog 3-4 times a week.

Yesterday was a light eating day. I had a banana while shopping and an apple when I got home from grocery shopping. Then I went back out with a friend for tea and to search for wide mouthed 1L mason jars. I didn’t find any however I did find topsyturvey planters to grow tomatoes. I’m hoping this summer I can grow my own tomatoes.

After the afternoon of jar hunting and looking at clothes in second hand stores I had to drop my friend off at her house and head uptown.

Yesterday a group of people had a walk around the town to raise money for the homeless. It was called The Coldest Night of the Year Walk. A friend of mine was in the walk and I promised to take a few pictures. Here is one:

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My goal is next year to be able to participate in this.

For supper last night I had a bowl of salad with mango dressing.

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Then after awhile I started watching a movie and had a bowl of popcorn and then 2 pears.

This morning before drinking my juice I weight myself and I’m down 21.6 lbs.

This morning’s juice was very green and you can see the bits of red pepper flakes. It is like cayenne but not as fine a powder. I got it at an Asian market near where I live. It is used in making Kim Chi….I haven’t made it in awhile but I think I’ll make it soon. I’m still trying to get my large mouth mason jars. I think I’ll be able to get them this coming Saturday.

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Here is a link to the Kim Chi recipe and how to make it. Dr. Kim has a great news letter and you can sign up by email. He is very informative and has some great recipes with step by step instructions with pictures.

http://drbenkim.com/how-make-kim-chi.htm

I did make a great find yesterday at the grocery store and I’m so excited. Raw Organic Cacao Nibs. 1/4 cup has 36% of the fibre a body needs in the run of a day.

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and the back

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The website for the product is  http://www.organictraditions.com

I also made almond milk this morning.

homemade almond milk

 

I’m going to enjoy the almond milk. I think I’ll grind some cacao nibs add that in with a pinch of Himalayan salt and put in the blender with some dates for a little sweetness….mmmnn.

Here is what is in my fridge….I’m the only raw vegan in the house but my food rules!

What's in my fridge 1

 

What in my fridge 2

and warming on the dryer….lots of fruit

 

mmmnn fruit

 

 

 

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Wednesday Feb 20th, 2013

I wasn’t feeling very well yesterday and all through the night. The reason simple – the bowel movement that didn’t happen. It’s amazing how much better you feel when the waste is eliminated daily.

To fix that I got up and drank almost 2L of water. Not soon after I was heading for the washroom.

Now I feel fantastic. I think I used a little too much fibre from my juicer the day before.

This morning I had my juice and added the chia seeds and hemp hearts, so they have a longer time to digest.

In my smoothie for work I am only adding the ground flax seed. Today’s combo is Strawberry, Cucumber and Orange. This I will drink on my 1st 15min. break and then for supper a large salad made out of romaine, red pepper and mushrooms with the homemade Caesar salad dressing that is made out of macadamia nuts and pine nuts. 

 

Last night when I got home from work I made a Pineapple, Lime, Fennel and Avocado Smoothie. It was delicious. Here is the recipe :  http://www.youngandraw.com/creamy-pineapple-fennel-smoothie/

Here is a picture of mine:

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and a view from the top:

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Okay I gotta go or I am going to late for work.

 

Have a FANTASTIC RAW DAY!!!