Friday, July 04, 2008

Days 3 & 4

I think today may be the most challenging day yet. I am HUNGRY and craving carbs really bad. Fortunately, this nori wrap really quelled the urge for a sandwich! Now, I have to preface this by saying, yes.. that is siracha! I am not giving that up. Maybe one day, but being able to have a little bit of siracha or pickles or olives is what makes this possible for me. The nori roll was filled with veggies and our sunflower pate from work. The avocado brought it all together and it was very satisfying.
I have a feeling I'll be eating a lot of various nori rolls. I have some bread like experiments in my dehydrator that I hope work out. The first is a zucchini/pesto/flax cracker. I made a lot of spinach pesto this morning and used the pesto leftover in the food processor to flavor the zukes. I also added sesame seeds. The second experiment is a corn bread like thing.. and then I had a little bit of each of the 'doughs' so I mixed them together and formed burger patties. We shall see if they come together!
Oh.... the spinach tortillla worked! I can't believe it. Just spinach, spices and a bit of flax meal...
Pasta two ways! I made the spinach pesto which I tossed with zucchini angel hair and the other was zucchini ribbons with some of the cashew veggie cream cheese, lentil sprouts and fresh thyme. The pesto made 5 cups and I only used 1/3 c nuts and 1 T EVOO in it.. I thinned it out with water and it's delicious. This was super filling.

Blueberry/Banana Ice Cream Shake.... It was delicious and very creamy. I added 1/4 c of cashews to the Vita-Mix....

Carrot Ginger Juice. I love my vita mix. I strained it through a paint bag...
Lovely broccoli sprouts greening up in the window... I am doing a lot of sprouting. Right now I have lentils, alfalfa, quinoa and spelt berries going. It's really such a blessing to sprout. Frugality and nutrition right in your kitchen!

I am really tired today. I'm so glad I have the day off of work. Hopefully, I can motivate myself to go and walk my dog! lol

Happy Fourth Everyone! Stay Safe and have fun!


  1. Hang in there, Mel!! You're doing great!! And keep drinking those delicious, vibrant shakes :0)

    Happy 4th of July!!

  2. Stay with it- I know you can do it!

    I bet the 1st week will be hard, but after that it'll get much easier.

    Happy 4th :)

  3. Sounds like you're doing great, despite the cravings. And your photos are just stunning! Those colors. . . raw food is just so beautiful.

    When I had horrible carb cravings, I ate some cocoa nibbles . . .but I don't know whether you're doing cocoa or not. You might be able to come up with a version from cacao nibs, however. . .

    Happy 4th of July!

  4. those nori rolls are pure art! and ooh, I'm just catching up on your blog and excited to see all this raw food! I'm finally getting on that train myself (or at least starting to incorporate more of it into my diet), and I know your blog will be lots of inspiration.

  5. Love your raw posts. Everything looks so good and good for you. Keep it up!

    I bought a dehydrator (9 tray) a few months ago and only used it once. Once I get my act in gear I hope to use it more often. You're wonderful inspiration.

  6. You're doing great and you've inspired me to try the zucchini ribbons in lieu of pasta, as soon as zucchini is in season here. Those broccoli sprouts are the most amazing color too!

  7. I am so excited fo you- you are rockin' out on your raw, and hey, there are no raw police- you give up what you want, when you want. I say whatever works for you is best for you...

    That being said, could you send me some of those nori rolls, cause they just look too good to be true!

  8. Your wrap/nori roll looks so delicious! Hopefully with all the fabulous food you will be making and eating your cravings will go away in no time. Hang in there!


  9. Raw food is so beautiful and vibrant and healthy looking. You must feel very happy eating it.

  10. Your raw food is so beautiful. Very colorful. I'm sorry to hear things didn't go well for you during day 1 & 2 but it seems like 3 & 4 are a little better. I hope you're able to find your groove with this.

  11. Wow! Everything looks really tasty! Especially those nori rolls!

  12. You are doing so well! You have so much variety in your food. I'm impressed!
    I just love reading about your raw journey!

  13. I'm impressed! For me, being totally raw would be a major challenge --- but with food like this, it'd probably be a pleasure! Lovely looking smoothies! :)

  14. Your nori rolls and juice look sooooo fresh and delicious! Looks like your doing pretty well despite the difficulties.