Sunday, August 17, 2008

Been a while!

It's been ages since I blogged! Wow. The light in my apartment is REALLY bad and it's hard to be inspired when I'm dealing with bad light. Also, my food has been pretty boring. I am still trying hard to do the high raw. For the most part, I'm doing OK, but have not stuck with my NO wheat policy. I aim to do that and I'm sure I will one of these days. The above is my Good Stir Fry... lol (written about on many occasions, not really a stir fry!) I made a huge batch for my kids and actually planned on allowing myself some for lunch, but realized I didn't really want it. I made this with the light coconut milk.

So, as I said, I'm still attempting to be high raw. I notice such a huge change in how I feel when I eat wheat and bread... wow. I blow up like a balloon. My allergies are back in full force and while I was doing my 30 day challenge I barely had a stuffy nose. I'm not sure why I can't just follow through with the no wheat thing? I wish I could be locked in a spa for 2 months or something and not have access to any wheat or foods that I don't want to be eating! Oh well, since that is not an option, then I must develop more self control.
Fortunately, I am still eating at least one HUGE salad for a meal daily.. and drinking my green smoothies. This salad with delicious and simple with lots of daikon, avocado, romaine and just some soy sauce, ginger, garlic, lime and a tiny bit of sesame oil (toasted) as the dressing and siracha of course.
Blueberry-banana ice cream topped with coconut. I used stevia, lemon juice and cinnamon along with frozen blueberries and frozen bananas in my vitamix. Delicious.
On Wednesday, I purchased my very own first new car! It's a Toyota Yarus and gets amazing gas mileage. It felt so good to do this on my own!

I really hope I can motivate myself to do more photography... I miss being creative. Part of it is that I cook all day long and am burnt out when it comes to cooking at home, so throwing together salads and smoothies is simple and not really that blogworthy when there's not even good light to photograph them in! Maybe one of these days I'll bring my camera to work with me again to photograph the good stuff!


  1. Glad to see you posting again, Mel!!

    Oh goodness, your food NEVER looks boring; and your photography is always flawless!! Be proud!! :0)

    Great new car! Enjoy!

  2. Congrats on the car! And I always love your photos - so colorful.

  3. Anonymous12:08 AM

    we just got a yaris... awesome eh?

  4. Great looking car and nice food. I just finished a three day raw cleanse and it was miserable - well, highs and lows. I will not do it again for some time but try an occasional raw day.

    I had some soup today and that was great.

  5. I am the same way with wheat. I try to stay away and when I have it I feel so crappy! Good luck to you. Congrats on the car!

  6. I'm so proud of you Mel! The car is awesome :)

  7. I was so excited to see your blog pop up on my RSS! Awesome car, the food looks amazing!

  8. Welcome back! I am taking a litle blogging vacation while my wedding preparations kick into high gear. But I enjoy seeing what you're eating. I like reading about how the semi-raw diet is benefitting you, so don't feel bad if you don't have food pix to post!

  9. Your food always looks wonderfully healthy, Melody. As for wheat, I find that noticing how much better you feel when you avoid it makes it really easy to stay away from it.

    I love those little Toyotas!

  10. Congrats on the new car.
    That icecream looks so great! Yummmmy.

  11. Way to go on maintaining high-raw! As for wheat, sometimes it's hard to avoid what we know hurts us, but experiencing allergic symptoms can sometimes be a wake up call.

    Congrats on the new car too!

  12. Congrats on the Yaris! I've always wanted one of those...besides a Prius, a Yaris is my other dream car. Right now, I have a Nissan Sentra and it gets great gas mileage, but Yaris's are so darn cute!

    I love how your pics are always so bright and colorful. They make me actually crave raw foods, which is not something I typically crave.

  13. That car is as cute as a puppy.

    Your food looks great, Mel. But when you say things like "I must be more disciplined," [you? Of all people!?!] I worry that you are being too hard on yourself. Enjoy! Eating is about pleasure, not deprivation.


  14. MEL! MEL! MELODY!!!


    Been missin' you... thanks for dropping by my vacant blog.

    Yummy food photos here, your stuff looks stellar as always.

    i've been on a big salad kick for about a month now. For some reason, i've been diggin' shredded cabbage with mustard dressing. What a weirdo i am, 'eh?

    i dig your Yaris! i have a Scion xA (2004), a bit similar. Toytotas are THE BEST. i'm happy for you! Great mileage and cute, too.

    And i'm with Dy here, eating should be enjoyable. Deprivation is never the key to anything except guilt and sadness... and who needs THAT?!!??

    You raw-k!

  15. So good to see you posting again!

    Congrats on the car. What a gorgeous color it is, and it must be so nice to get good gas mileage.

  16. Congrats on the new car- it's so cute! Oh damn, now I'm craving salad like crazy. =)

  17. Anonymous6:03 AM

    I have the exact same car in the same color! They're adorable aren't they? :D

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