Sorry for the lack of blogging the past couple days… on one hand I needed a break to work on some other projects, and on the other I didn’t really have anything blog-worthy to share. Honestly, after Thursday’s feast at Ecopolitan, I started eating very simply for the most part. A lot of straight up fruits and veggies, some repeats like the red pepper soup. I had decided that on Saturday evening I would start to eat some cooked food again.
It’s important to go back to cooked gradually or you’re not gonna feel too good in the digestive department. I’m not going to say I didn’t miss anything while eating raw, although I was really enjoying it as well. But I missed a few things like cooked grains, and the weather over the weekend has been gloomy and quite cold for June. So I continued to eat raw all day Saturday, and dinner that night was basically a giant spinach and tomato salad with tahini dressing and a small pile of quinoa cooked in veggie broth.
Sunday morning I walked to the farmer’s market and scored some delightful treats, like sugar snap peas, okra, and salad greens. I’d had a green smoothie for breakfast, but have to admit at this moment that I couldn’t pass up finding vegan tamales at the market. VEGAN TAMALES, people! They were small and I think the long walk helped, because I didn’t feel regret having eaten them. Still, I wanted to make something mostly raw for my real lunch, which you see pictured above. Yum! Salad greens with tahini dressing and a pretty edible flower, sugar snap peas, and orange slices making up the raw, and a little bit of sliced portobella sauteed in olive oil and garlic with chopped sun dried tomatoes and figs.
I’m still working on the green smoothie post, have no fear! For now I’m taking it a little easy and getting excited about all the herbs I’m growing in the window and outside. Look at this gorgeous lavender flower starting to bloom: