Friday, March 13, 2009

$3.33 a day: Spicy!

Tostadas

I have not been feeling well, so spicy foods are a must! Above is a HUGE plate of tostadas. These were made in my cast iron with cooking spray. Baking them in the oven is better in my opinion.. but the cast iron is almost as good. I used my sunflower queso cheese, shredded lettuce and green cabbage, onions, cilantro, salsa and guacamole. Would you believe this HUGE plate of food only had 550 calories? Not too shabby for dinner, especially since I only could eat half of it due to not feeling well.

Raw Philly Cheesesteak Wrap

I used more of my rawco meat to make this wrap. Raw queso, peppers, onions and some not so raw super hot chili garlic sauce made this wrap really shine. It especially got points because I could breathe when I was done eating it!

I LOVE that most vegan foods and especially RAW foods do not clog the sinuses like dairy. I love using food as medicine! No sudafed for me thank you very much!

I've been drinking a lot of ginger tea and my own version of the Master Cleanse lemonade.. actually it's not MY version, it's something I grew up on, only my mom used honey. I use lemon juice, cayenne, stevia and apple cider vinegar.

Chipotle Split Pea Soup with Kale

My go to comfort food. If I only had a dollar for every time I've eaten this soup. This time, I made a brothy version and threw in some finely chopped raw kale and let it wilt with the soup.

Hope everyone has a fabulous weekend!

22 comments:

  1. I LIVE for spicy food - hope that you feel better soon!!

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  2. That all looks AMAZING! Get better soon!

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  3. Yummy-looking salad! I also love to use food as medicine--so much better than pills! Hope your weekend is good, too, and hope you feel better soon. :)

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  4. using foods as medicine = the best! hooray for another tasty raw wrap - and i'm love'n the plate 'o spicy tostadas! mmmmmmm! i hope you're feeling better fast, Melody! and dan & i will have to try your chipotle split pea soup - it sounds great and looks wonderful! hope you have a sweet weekend, too! :)

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  5. I've been sick to and my mom just does not understand why I wouldn't take any cold meds. I'd way rather just eat a bunch of healthy food. Yours looks great!

    Feel better soon!

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  6. Tostadas...mmmm...I could eat about five of them. I hope you feel better!

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  7. Feel better soon! Love your meals!! That soup sounds so good and I love Mexican food! YUM! I need to try your rawco meat!

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  8. that all looks great, as always!!

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  9. Prior to eight months ago, I lived on cheese. I could eat it for breakfast, lunch and dinner (and often did). I also drank soy milk daily (the most mucous-producing plant on the planet).

    Since eliminating both and going raw, can I just tell you how much mucous has come out of my body? Un.Be.Liev.Able. If I only had a dollar for every gallon...

    I'm a spicy gal myself. Your Raw Philly Cheesesteak Wrap is calling to me.

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  10. Feel better soon! I have been feeling a bit under the weather too, I need to try your spicy food method. I'm lesarning something new from your blog every time!
    Oh, and did I mention how amazing everything looks?

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  11. Chipotle split pea sounds so good.
    I love spicy! I was just telling my mother-in-law the other day that "food is medicine". That's how we should all look at it.

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  12. I hope you feel better soon!

    Courtney

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  13. Hope you get well soon - but all that spicy food should chase out the cold quite effectively I should think!

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  14. Isn't it amazing that all we need to heal us is food (the right food)?!
    Crazy that so many people don't realize this and pop drugs into their systems that only make them dependent on chemicals and don't aid in their recovery at all.
    Feel better soon mama!

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  15. Yummy! I hope you're feeling better soon...I'm just getting over a cold (again) too.
    I'm thinking about you!

    Jennifer (Ravenwind)

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  16. Yum! Get well soon! :)

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  17. That soup sounds perfect.

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  18. yummy! i never think of eating spicy foods when i'm feeling yucky, but it totally makes sense!

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  19. Very interesting- I usually avoid spicy foods when I'm feeling sick! To each their own, right? Maybe I should try that approach next time though, just to see if it speeds the "healing" process. ;)

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  20. Anonymous6:38 PM

    Hope you feel beter soon. It sound like you really do know how to care for yourself. So how do you prepare your Master Cleanse Lemonade? I have something vaguely like it. Thanks

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  21. i've been looking for a good split pea soup recipe. this looks yummy.

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  22. I just gotta say - all your posts are seriously inspiring me in the kitchen! Everything is so cheap and light and creative, and makes me want to try new things with lentils, ha ha.

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