Man, it's hard making sure two people get fed. I could never have a kid. At least not one that like, needed to eat.
Breakfast for G and I:
Soaked oat groats and chia seeds (I had mine with a bit of molasses (not raw but I need to up my calcium. Plus I needed something and we were out of fruit!) and walnuts.) as well as a small serving of green smoothie: spinach, frozen banana, coconut, and Vega Vanilla powder. Like I said, we were out of fruit. I fixed that today.
I snacked on a peach from the farmer's market and then G, the poor dear, couldn't for the life of him figure out where to go for lunch. "Are beans raw??" "I need protein!" "Are roasted peppers okay?" "So I can't eat artichokes." After browsing for raw restaurants online, he found Quintessence, a 100% raw, organic, vegan restaurant not far from work. I had heard rave reviews and rarely get the idea to eat out myself so took advantage and ditched my boring lunch plans and joined him! I'm really glad I did, beyond the kind of cute midday date. It was a nice change of pace and the food was awesome! G got the Chef's Club Sandwich (11 bucks) and I got the Portabella Sandwich (10), which had marinated mushrooms and onions that were super flavorful and I was really happy that it had sauerkraut on it too!
It was a little pricey for lunch, but it filled me up and it was so, so good! I might even go back unprompted! Everything was amazingly fresh and the raw bread was something I'd never had before.
The lunch special also came with some amazing apple cider that was spiced incredibly. For the record, G liked everything too.
Back to reality! I snacked on a nectarine around 5:30, G had a Raw Revolution bar because he was feeling a bit listless and light-headed. He is used to more protein in his diet but he also didn't get much sleep last night so either of those could have affected him. OR the walk to Quintessence in 103* weather. Oyyyy. That'll put you out of commission for a bit.
One of our usual, big salads and two sides: spiralized zucchini with sundried tomato pesto and shredded sweet potato and carrot. I added cumin and cayenne into the shred, along with raw sunflower seeds, onion, lemon juice, a little olive oil and salt.
So, how is Greg feeling? "I feel good. How are you?" I think we both could go for a cold beer on this boiling eve but for now it's just fruit salad. Honestly, G eats pretty well in general. He's mostly vegan and always aware of what goes into his body, and what goes on in his body - which is why I wanted to see how he'd feel all raw for a few days and he's being a really good sport about it. It's not just anyone would jump right on in to eating a bowl of soaked oat groats. So, thanks, G.
When you guys prepare food, do you usually make it for other people as well? Or do your others (partners, kids, parents, whoever) make their own stuff?