September 20, 2011 by Living Girl Living Foods
Today has been such a long day. I went to yoga at 7am, brought my mom breakfast & lunch, stopped by my job, went to Wildflour & Whole Foods, made raw pudding for the first time ever, cut up all my fruit for juicing tomorrow morning and cleaned up the chaos from making everything. I cleaned my juicer, blended, all of the counters, the sink the list never ends!
I was bad and didn’t have breakfast today, eek.
I never do that, today overall felt like an off day though. I couldn’t get my mind to be quiet last night, the weather was perfect for being lazy and it’s my day off so I’m not relaxing but doing all the things I have to do.
So when I arrived at Wildflour I bought a Ruby Tuesday juice (consisting of carrots, beets, parsley, spinach, celery & kale), Raw Lasagna & a Mr. Green Genes for work tomorrow (cucumber, celery, spinach, parsley, kale & lemon). If you are interested in trying your hand at raw lasagna it’s a very common dish for raw chefs and foodies to make. So if you want you can search for it online, but I recently found this recipe, it looks different from the type they make at Wildflour but it sounds tasty! I saved more than half of my raw lasagna for my lunch tomorrow.
I always find this dish to be heavy; there are several different types of nuts used to mimic ricotta and other creamy cheeses that are traditional used in lasagna. There is also pesto, tomato sauce and thin long strips of zucchini. Wildflour places this on top of a bed of arugula. It’s my favorite side dish from there and it’s perfect if you are craving something smooth, savory and filling.
When I was leaving I noticed Channel 12 News was setting up plates of a variety of the desserts from Wildflour. One of the employees informed me that the news station was also going to film them juicing! WOOOO 😀 I am excited for Wildflour and would like to congratulate them. You guys are getting the coverage you deserve; I hope this means you can expand…HINT HINT OPEN UP A SHOP IN NEWPORT HINT HINT. May be making more raw dishes and even open another Garden Grille! ❤ ❤ Much love to all you, thank you for being there for all us veg heads & setting the standards high for vegetarian/vegan restaurants and bakeries everywhere.
Afterwards, I hit up Whole Foods and used a coupon I bought off of Livingsocial. Yes, I bought a coupon. I spent $10 to get $20 at Whole Foods and yes I went to a big evil corporate grocery store when I work for a small market. Sometimes I can't find everything I need in one grocery store, see I'm kind of normal too. I have to shop around. I bought raw sesame seeds in bulk; I recently consumed a pound in less than a month. I picked up papaya, limes, goji berries, coconut, red cabbage, aloe oatmeal soap, raw vanilla extract, coconut vinegar and probably a few other things that I can't remember.
When I got home I made Irish Moss Chia Pudding filled with fruit. I've never worked with Irish Moss before so it was fascinating to see how mousse or gel like it can get. Irish Moss is a great healthy and clean substitute for gelatin because I bet if more people were aware of how gelatin is made they probably wouldn't eat it. Gummy bears aren't made out of rainbows and sprinkles everyone, I'm sorry to break the news if you thought they were made out of sunshine and happy thoughts. It's about half pig skin, 30% bones, 20% animal skin, and %1 mystery stuff.
Tomorrow I’m going to wake up early and try out Sarma’s “Morning Sun” drink from her book “Living Raw Food.” The juice consists of oranges, apple, pear, pineapple & ginger (it calls for honey as well but I do not consume any bee products, want to know why?)
Here’s a vegan recipe website I just found out about, many of the recipes are raw too! 😀
I’ve been getting myself ready for the cold weather and all of my habits that come with it. I’m interested in making more of an effort in being social and hope to host some raw food parties. As well as making friends with more people who are vegetarian, raw, or people who are interested in making more conscious decisions on what they eat, buy, and so on. I’ve already started adding more cayenne and ginger to my juices and foods than normal.
I have several permanent injuries to my hands and feet, so I have extremely poor hand and feet circulation plus blood problems run in my family. During the winter time I try to make sure I really take care of myself and so far I’m already exhausted from it! My solution though is to try to get more fruits and veggies cut & cleaned before hand. I need to work on making dishes that only take 30 minutes or less as well.
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