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Raw Food Week, Day 3

Down another 2 pounds this morning!

Breakfast: half a grapefruit.
Snacks: some local trail mix, a (non-raw) Odwalla protein juice, and more dates
Lunch: Leftover spinach dip, with cucumber and carrots and celery

Sesame Noodles

Sesame Noodles!

This was pretty good!
- The sauce was a little thin, which would have worked pretty well with noodles but with zucchini (which sweats a bit), it ended up collecting at the bottom of the bowl. Cory commented that it tasted restaurant-quality - the flavors were really well balanced.
- I need a mandolin if I'm going to be doing this on a regular basis. I had to use my cheese slicer and then cut each slice into noodles. It took eight years.

Lunch was also really good - I shared it with a couple of people at work. I think it was better after having sat overnight. Yum. I may freeze it and take it to Nicoal's this weekend - I'm not sure how it will freeze but we'll see.

The tummy was definitely smaller this morning. Wouldn't it be great if it was this easy to lose all the weight I need to lose? :)

I had a cappuccino this morning (it's what I always get at Starbucks) and it wasn't very good. I had mixed feelings about it; I was sad that it didn't make me as happy as it usually does, but I was happy to know that it's an easy habit to kick. (It could be because I didn't ask for it nonfat - the milk tasted really strong though, it was weird.)

I can totally do this for longer than a week. I wonder how Cory would feel about that.


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Feb. 4th, 2010 06:26 am (UTC)
I'm impressed! We're going to do a week long "dietyish" too in the middle of February. It's just time too reign it all in. :) We miss you guys and would love to get together soon! We can email and check out schedules.

Feb. 4th, 2010 02:19 pm (UTC)
I think I missed the mention of why you're going raw for a week. Just to try it out? As a health detox? All of the above?

I've always wanted to look into raw food diets. My surface impression is that you're munching on carrot sticks all day, but I know that's just as ignorant as folks who think vegetarians only eat lettuce :)
Feb. 4th, 2010 04:15 pm (UTC)
Raw food can be seriously delicious! I've been trying out raw recipes, too, and I sometimes eat at a restaurant here that has raw dishes. They. are. good.

I even made some raw almond butter fudge the other night. No sugar. And it was so tasty!
Feb. 4th, 2010 04:47 pm (UTC)
Raw almond butter fudge with no sugar?

I'm intrigued. Willing to share the recipe? My one attempt at regular fudge in December was a total disaster. I imagine this must be easier.

Also, side note... I made PB cups but used cupcake liners so they were GIANORMOUS. I can't find small paper liners anywhere, though. Is my best bet just to buy a cheap candy mold?

And, also -- rivulet, where are you getting your raw recipes? All online or is there a good cookbook?
Feb. 4th, 2010 04:59 pm (UTC)
I'm looking online at the moment; I may look for a cookbook sometime but it's cheaper for now to just go to blogs and such. I'll link some later when I'm at my computer!
Feb. 5th, 2010 03:38 am (UTC)
I used this recipe with less coconut oil and the addition of 1/2 cup of almond butter: http://www.wasabimon.com/archive/perfect-raw-chocolate-fudge/

A candy mold is probably better than paper liners for peanut butter cups. I have successfully found small paper liners to use every time I've made 'em, but I should be using a mold, too!
Feb. 4th, 2010 05:13 pm (UTC)
All of the above, really - I wanted to see how "hard" it really was and also as kind of a reboot of my eating habits. It really is yummier and more filling than I thought it'd be!
Feb. 4th, 2010 03:09 pm (UTC)
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