Friday, April 7, 2006 16 y
Of Smoothies and Ezekiel Tortillas...
(photo: young Thai coconut before it is shaved and shaped into that odd appearance)
Ahhhhh... more Thai
coconuts! Now that we’re ”experts,” we weren’t scared to buy three of
them this time (a dollar apiece). These things are my new obsession-
just cracking one open and smelling it is relaxing. I used the coconut
water (minus what I spilled all over the table) for another smoothie
this morning, replacing the usual orange juice. Here’s what NutritionData says about today’s concoction: coconut water, papaya, mango and banana:
food is low in Satu ... read more
Thursday, April 6 2006 16 y
Wow- my smoothie had 14 points!
I had a really tasty smoothie for breakfast and couldn’t help but
look up the nutritional content. I was surprised at how much this
smoothie packed! It’s got 9 grams of protein, 15 grams of fat, and 25
grams of fiber. It gave me 356% of my vitamin C, 15% of my calcium, and
21% of my iron. It was 14 points (almost half my day’s allotment).
Here’s what nutritiondata.com said about it:
This food is very low in Cholesterol and Sodium. It is also a good
source of Dietary Fiber, Vitamin K and Manganese, and a very good
source of Vitamin C.
... read more
Wednesday, April 5, 2006 16 y
New food: hemp bread
I had two hummus sandwiches using hemp bread, which I’d bought for its
protein content (7 grams per slice). Unfortunately, I found out that it
is not flourless. I’m not too upset about it since it isn’t causing me
to have any cravings or desires to binge. However, I won’t buy any more
since I prefer Ezekiel bread. In the evening I had a smoothie into
which I blended some coconut meat from the Thai coconut I bought on
Sunday. I didn’t put enough in to actually taste it, so that’s an
experiment I’ll have to try again.
That’s all to report- another short and sweet entry!
Tuesday, April 4, 2006 16 y
The dehydrated corn chips are done! So are the flaxseed crackers.
(Photo: guacamole with Chef Felicia’s dehydrated jalapeno corn chips.)
These grad student hours are killing me! I ate my
breakfast (a salad) in the car again on the way to classes. At the
university I had about 2 oz. of pumpkin seeds and a banana. At home I
had a nice treat- guacamole with the corn chips my girlfriend made in
the dehydrator. The chips were good, but there were two things we want
to adjust for next time: they cracked easily when we used them with the
guacamole, and they were too sweet for our taste. Next time she’ll
probably adjust them by using co ... read more
Monday, April 3, 2006 16 y
My "chef-in-residence" is hard at work on three recipes!
(Photos: 1) dough for living bread 2) corn mixture for corn chips 3) flax seed mixture for crackers)
at it again. She’s dehydrating three different kinds of
bread/crackers/chips at the SAME TIME. Note to Chubbiegirl- she’s doing your
corn chip suggestion. She put jalapenos in it, too. I can’t wait to taste
them because,as they say in the black vernacular, "she stuck her foot
in it!" I’m in for some tasty treats tomorrow.
Today I had a
salad for breakfast (with 10 grams of protein from hemp seeds), a
hummus and taboule sandwich for lunch, and sush ... read more
Sunday, April 2, 2006 16 y
I attended an "uncooking" class at the Go Raw Cafe in Las Vegas
(Photos from Go Raw "uncooking" class: soup, croquette, salad, coconut, a shot of wheat grass)
I took pictures of myself for the beginning of month
#4. I can tell I’ve lost some weight, but there’s not a whole lot of
change as far as I’m concerned. A friend who hasn’t seen me since
before the holidays noticed a little bit of a difference, but nothing
dramatic. :-( I hope the next time she sees me I’ll look dramatically
Today I attended a raw food class at the Go Raw Café It was a lot
of fun. There were about 15 "students" present, a nice ... read more
April Fools Day 2006 16 y
A brief summary of March, 2006
This is a short post because my browser crashed and I’m not going to repeat all that typing!
Tsis is a short summary of my latest month eating raw. First, I lost
between 7 and 10 lbs this month. I’d been losing twice that much
weight per month for the first couple of months, but I slowed down
considerably in the past few weeks. I’m happy with 2 lbs a week, but
of course it would be great to lose 15 a month. My main concern is
that I remain healthy, though. I don’t want to reach my goal weight all
week and sickly!
Speaking of sickly, ... read more
Friday, March 31st, 2006 16 y
The end of three months eating raw!
busy day, but not as busy as they have been. Still, I didn’t eat as
much as I would have, had I had more time to think. I had a hummus
sandwich (ezekiel bread, naturally) for breakfast, a salad for lunch,
and one of my girlfriend’s gourmet raw pizzas for dinner.
we played a video game for the X-box: "Pump It Up Exceed." It’s one of
those dance pad games like you see in the arcades. It was lots of fun,
but has a steep learning curve becasue the interface is not very
intuitive. Still, I can see where I could get some good ... read more
Thursday, March 30, 2006 16 y
I had a mouthwatering pizza today- made by the resident raw food chef!
(Photo: Raw version of pizza)
I did NOT meet my protein requirement for
today, but that’s because I spent all day studying and doing classwork.
I had a great breakfast, though- my girlfriend made the raw pizza you
see pictured. It’s got guacamole, the tomatoes from Juliano’s marinara
recipe, red onions, garlic, hemp nuts, all on living bread. She has
always been creative, but she is going crazy with the recipes since
going raw. She combines all sorts of flavors and textures and comes up
with new concoctions or altered versions of things we’ve tasted. The
dehydrator has wo ... read more
Wednesday, March 29, 2006 16 y
49 grams of protein today- woo hoo!
Photo: Beet burger at Go Raw Cafe (that suc*** is HUGE)
my girlfriend made all my meals again. I’m feeling soooo spoiled. I
find that when she packs my meals, I eat enough. When I rely on myself,
I eat very little. I can’t even eat all the stuff she packs! Today she
made me a salad for breakfast with hemp seeds on top, and gave me
hummus and taboule with living bread for lunch, 2 oz of pumpkin seeds,
grapes and a banana. I ate everything except the living bread because it was
too filling. I checked out my protein content and it tallies to 49
today. Wow! The pumpki ... read more
Tuesday, March 28, 2006 16 y
I'm doing the protein dance!
(Photo: Kombucha Tea)
I was quite busy again with studies so my girlfriend was kind enough to
pack me a big lunch: two bananas, a container with some hummus and
taboule, a ziploc bag of her living bread, and a container of chopped
up mango- even a one oz. bag of sunflower seeds found its way into my
lunch bag. Isn’t that great? She made me a salad for breakfast onto
which she sprinkled 2 tbsp of hemp seed. While at the unversity I
managed to eat the sunflower seeds
during my second class. I ate the banana during a break. I ate the
hummus and bread on the dr ... read more
Monday, March 27, 2006 16 y
Dangnabbit I didn't get all my protein AGAIN.
Today was a very stressful day, with assignments due that I had not
completed and very little sleep. I had a nice salad for breakfast,
though, put together by my girlfriend who is starting her first raw day
officially today. Good for her! She did very well and is already
noticing that she doesn’t crave raw foods the way she does SAD foods.
Today was the first day of my new plan of not tracking my nutrients
and staying off the scale. Not tracking my food was easy, but not
weighing myself was harder- I caught myself right before I was about to
pull the scale out!
... read more
SUMMARY OF WEEK 11 Eating Raw 16 y
I'm making a couple of big changes
This is a week for new developments. Some of them have been
developing for a couple of weeks or longer, but I haven’t noted
them because it takes a while before I decide that something is
actually presenting as a true "change" and not just a transitory
event. The developments include the following:
THE NOT SO GOOD STUFF
My hair is thinning around the crown
I’ve had "allergy" symptoms for the past couple of weeks or more
The dark, rough patches of skin on my face (cheeks) have smoothed and lightened considerably
THE GOOD STUFF ... read more
Finally- Living Bread!! 16 y
Pictures of our first successful, home-made, dehydrated bread
Our first successful dehydrated bread:
Juliano’s Real Toast from the Uncook book.
I am pleased to report that my girlfriend has made some dehydrated bread that actually tastes good!
I just knew having her on the raw team would be fantabulous. She made
Juliano’s Real Toast recipe (page 62). She used sprouted black eyed
peas from Whole Foods rather than trying to sprout them herself. The
dough was quite attractive looking and smelled awesome.
The first batch she put on the dehydrating tray she shaped into
perfect little "loaves" less than an i ... read more
Saturday, March 25, 2006 16 y
I bought raw, organic hemp seeds today as a source of protein
Today I met a friend at the raw food restaurant for lunch. She
ordered the beet burger (what an awesome looking thing that is!) with
avocado "fries" and I had the mock sushi, which I really enjoy. While I
was there I bought hemp seed- a raw and organic product (kosher as
I’m so happy to have a variety of protein choices: raw milk cheese,
hemp seed, pumpkin seeds and sunflower seeds. These, in addition to the
bread my girlfriend made (a success, people!) and the foods I normally
eat, will boost my protein quite a bit. I can’t wait to see if ... read more
Friday, March 24, 2006 16 y
Replenished the kitchen and added protein to the shopping list
(Photo: raw milk cheese)
I followed through on my protein concerns and purchased raw sunflower
seeds and raw pumpkin seeds. They have about 7 grams of protein per oz.
I will also be looking into grains for protein. Someone suggested in
the Comments that I try several types of grains, including sprouted
quinoa. I tried quinoa once and didn’t like it, but I can always try
again. Grains are a good idea for additional protein. Someone else
commented that I should use Fitday.com or another resource to find out
my nutritional intake. I use Sparkpeople.com, which has rea ... read more
Thursday, March 23, 2006 16 y
Good thing: my skin has gotten clearer! Bad thing: my hair has been thinning.
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(Photo: my yummy restaurant salad)
Today when my
girlfriend picked me up from the university she said, "you look
radiant! Your skin is glowing." I had no idea what she was talking
about, because I certainly didn’t feel "radiant." She kept on, so I put
my hand to my face and I was shocked- the rough, dark patches I’ve had
on either cheek for years have almost disappeared! I couldn’t believe
it. I felt my cheeks all the way home. :-) I really have to chalk this
up to my raw food diet- I have done nothing different to my skin than
I’ve done for the past ... read more