Sorry I skipped out on you yesterday – it was one of those kind of days. Here is the rundown of the day.
D and I arrived at my sister-in-law’s house and Grandpa was waiting with some goodies for the my little man. My father-in-law is from PA so he and D proudly sported some new t-shirts from D’s Great Aunt, who still lives in the town where they grew up.
My bowl of blended oats fueled me through all the cleaning that I did. I packed this little gem to eat after I was finished. We made a stop at Trader Joe’s and to the Natural Health store on the way home.
By the time we finally arrived home it was already almost 2:30. I whipped up a quick salad using some sprouted quinoa. I followed the instructions on sprouting in this book. It has the most beautiful photos and the dishes look like a work of art.
Along with the quinoa sprouts I had lettuce, shredded cabbage, adzuki bean sprouts, fresh salsa (way better than the jarred stuff) and soaked raw almonds & cashews. It was mighty tasty and very crunchy. The quinoa was not at all bitter and the salsa gave this salad such a clean flavor.
I also had some Goraw Pizza Flax Snacks for some crunchers.
I ended with a little non raw sweet. This is an Enjoy Life Cocoa Loco bar. I usually photograph it in the wrapper but I thought you might like to see what this little guy looks like.
After lunch D and I headed to the park because it was BEAUTIFUL outside. I think it was almost 70 degrees. The park was packed and it took D all of 5 minutes to make a buddy – he is Mr. Social. I am not one of those mom’s that plants my butt on a bench and lets my kid run wild and crazy – I NEED to know where he is at ALL times. Let’s just say there were a few of those mom’s there yesterday and I felt bad for the kids when they really needed a hand with something they were doing. I don’t want to go and put my hands on some strange kiddo and the parent get upset at me. OK enough ranting. We had a blast and after huffing it around the park I came home and threw together a very ODD dinner.
I could not decide what I wanted so I took out a bunch of my favorites and made a sampler plate - cottage cheese, soaked almonds & cashews, dates, pumpkin, raw almond butter provolone cheese, squash, and some tortilla & Nut Thins for dippers. I also had some broccoli slaw with a little balsamic dressing and peanuts. I don’t think I missed anything. I did my best to finish but I think my eyes were bigger than my stomach. At least I ate all my veggies.
Plus I wanted to make a Raw Ice Cream recipe from my Raw UNcook Book. It contained cashews, frozen mango, frozen banana, orange juice and dates. Into the Vita-Mix went all the ingredients (twice in one day for this handy kitchen gadget).
Out came dessert. Now you can freeze it and then enjoy, but I am impatient (Charlie stop shaking your head) so I had some right away. It is very sweet and extremely creamy. Here is the thing that happened – I am not sure that the OJ agreed with my tummy. It started doing all kinds of flips and flops after I ate this. I think the acid in the juice was too much for me. Charlie tasted it and said it reminded him of an Orange Julius.
After D went to bed me and my honey tackled the bills – always a fun way to spend a Friday night.
So there you have it. If you lasted through this long post then you really are a trooper.