Today I did it raw as part of my Final Cleanse before my upcoming birthday. 3 raw meals and countless snacks (of fresh fruit and raw nuts) and it was much easier than expected. I’m actually really looking forward to breakfast tomorrow.
Breakfast was by far my favourite meal. Creamy Nut Chia Seed Pudding with Ripe Banana. I whirred with the food processor: 3/4 c almond milk, 2 T chia seeds, 1/4 t cornstarch, 1/8 t salt, 1/2 t cinnamon, 3 dates, 1 t Creamy Nut Oolong tea. And, yeah, I know oolong is not raw. I let the concoction sit overnight in the fridge and, voila, pudding!
Lunch wasn`t extraordinary. Roma Tomato and Basil Salad with Hemp Seeds, dressed with balsamic vinaigrette.
I had dinner at my nonna`s house today. In the summertime every meal she makes consists of a salad with radicchio. I swear the woman could live off radicchio, bread, and cheese. I have grown quite fond of the bitter herb in recent years. I generally don`t like a salad entirely made of the stuff but I feel like it does add a different dimension of flavour. Besides romaine lettuce this salad included not one, but 2 types of radicchio: the typical red radicchio and a green variety. Yum!
I topped this salad with sea salt, sunflower seeds, yellow bell pepper, and dried cranberries and dressed it yet again with balsamic vinegar. I found this vinegar deep in the abundant oil and vinegar cabinet and it was almost as sweet as syrup. It was a match made in heaven for the bitter radic`
I`m going to get a bit more creative tomorrow with lunch. Not with breakfast. Breakfast rocked. Same thing tomorrow AM.
I`ve already put together a mock chicken salad for my lunch tomorrow, inspired by a meal I had in Beantown, so stay tuned for the recipe!
In other news, I have a new computer! And by new, I mean a hand me down from my husband whose new gamer laptop was shipped today. Still, I`m excited because it`s a laptop, it`s only 2 years old, and it runs Vista. My PC was a desktop circa 1998 that ran Windows `98 and had no hard drive space (literally, I had to keep deleting files and uninstalling old programs). But the most exciting thing about it is that I no longer have to listen (or pretend to listen) to my husband weigh the pros and cons of every single laptop of the market.
Matt and the new computer with the giant screen.
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