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Raw Week: Transitioning – swell

Raw Week: Transitioning

Salad greens and sugar snap peas from the farmers market with sauteed portobellas and orange slices

Salad greens and sugar snap peas from the farmer's market with sauteed portobellas and orange slices

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.

Sauteed portobellas with sun-dried tomatoes and figs

Sauteed portobellas with 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:

Lavender Lady Bloom

Lavender Lady Bloom

No Responses to “Raw Week: Transitioning”

  1. JB says:

    those sauteed portobellos with sun dried tomatoes and figs look delicious! yummmm. and that lavender flower is so pretty and delicate! it must smell lovely too. i loooove the smell of lavender.



  2. Nicole says:

    The first photo is absolutely stunning. Awesome!

  3. Nicole says:

    Oh and vegan tamales sound fabulous!!

  4. VeggieGirl says:

    Score on the tamales!! :-D

    Never thought to mix portobellas with figs & sun-dried tomatoes… very enticing!!

  5. Megan says:

    Those portobellas/figs/tomaters look fab! Definitely going to do that myself. :)

  6. sweetkaroline says:

    wow figs with portobellos and tomatoes? awesome flavor combo!

  7. Courtney says:

    I got organic local field greens and sugar snap peas at the market on Sunday too! Aren’t the sugar snap peas SO sweet and good?! I am loving them!

    Glad to hear you are handling the transition back to cooked foods okay–our dreary cool weekend deserved some cooked foods :o )


  8. Shelby says:

    Tamales?! Never had them but they sound yummy!!

  9. Yoga Witch says:

    I’m so glad you are going raw for a week! I’ve been contemplating the exact same thing since I got back from my toxic-treats trip (ice cream, Coca Cola, cheese, candy, tarts…need I go on?). I have never felt so tired, headache-y, listless, and just plain weak! I need a super cleanse. (Love your pictures, BTW!)

  10. Mandee says:

    I love the mix of mushies and sun-dried toms, I am going to try that combination :)

  11. mihl says:

    Vegan tamales? That sounds great indeed! Mushrooms and sundried tomatoes? Oh, yes!

  12. fresh365 says:

    Great photos- This looks so delicious with the variety of colors!

  13. BitterSweet says:

    Lovely! The salad looks so fresh, vibrant, and flavorful. :)

  14. Kala says:

    Vegan tamales you say? Which farmers market did you find those at?

    • a-k says:

      The Minneapolis one on Lyndale… the kind lady told me they use no lard or dairy, and it has black beans and comes covered in tomatillo salsa!

  15. Mo says:

    Omigod! Everything is so lovely

  16. Aly says:

    Can you send me the recipe for the Sauteed portobellas with sun-dried tomatoes? I tried to replicate this and had very bad luck.


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