Monday, March 1, 2010

Raw30: Day 1

So, here we've gone through an entire day eating 100% raw and vegan. I'm feeling a little peckish still, but I'm planning on eating a little bit more before I go to bed... probably some more raw granola, simply because it's ridiculously yummy.

Today's big preps were the Mock Salmon Pate, Wrap Salad, and Date Nut Torte. The pate and torte were from Alissa's "Living on Live Food" and the salad was from Valya and Sergei Boutenko's "Eating Without Heating."

While I wasn't really impressed with the Mock Salmon Pate (it just tasted too sweet to me; more salt might've helped, but it just didn't work for me) which was why I went ahead and made the wrap salad, because putting the pate on a salad just didn't work for me.

I've made the Wrap Salad many times before, and I just love it. It blends one of my favorite things (avocado!) into a semi-easy-to-handle wrap*. I ate about three big wraps and felt much better.

Dinner tonight was the Date Nut Torte, and it was ridiculously delicious. In fact, the Husbeast and I couldn't finish it. It was rich, and decadent, and totally wonderful. And it was fun to eat a dessert for dinner, and know that I'm getting good nutrition and healthy food.

We dug in before I remembered to snap a photo of it. It
tastes immensely better than it looks.

But I am definitely on a salt-kick now. I've had so many sweet or in-between things today (snacking on raw walnuts and grapes, for example) that I'm desperate for something salty. So I think tomorrow I may go out and buy some things to make Spicy Fries, or maybe Nachos. Yes, nachos. I'll have to make that decision tomorrow.

I'm definitely feeling the effects of a day of raw, though. People always talk about raw food detox when you first start in eating 100% or high-raw, and I'm feeling it. Today I have felt gassy and miserable, but I realize that it's going to last, at most, a week (assuming i don't do something stupid, like eating mcdonald's or something). Of course, probably part of the gastrointestinal misery is due to the baby sharing his stomach flu with me... the fun, it just keeps on coming!


* Semi-easy-to-handle because you wrap the ingredients in a cabbage leaf. That holds it together, but when you bite it, half your food falls out the back. What goes in the cabbage leaf, by the way?

1-2 avocados (i always use two; i LOVE avocado)
1 tomato, diced
1-2 cloves of garlic, minced
Lemon juice to taste
Sea salt to taste
Dulse flakes (sprinkled on before wrapping in cabbage leaf)

1 comment:

  1. Sounds very yummy and I will take yours and C's word for it that the torte tastes better than it looks *L*