I didn't mean to give you guys the wrong impression yesterday: I'm not bored with the raw eats; I'm actually loving it. Raw food is hardly boring but I'm a pretty predictable and quotidian eater, so I feel like it gets boring to read the same post over and over and, honestly, it can get annoying to try and figure out an exciting angle to photograph a salad I've already eaten three days in a row.
After cooking for my mom yesterday, I was on a roll so I actually busted out one new and one old raw un-cookbook to make a few new recipes.
From Mimi Kirk's book I made parsley salad, which is...a bunch of parsley. It has a really simple olive oil, lemon juice, salt and pepper dressing, and I threw some thinly sliced red pepper on top.
It was okay - I blame the tough, grocery store parsley more than anything else and I'd like to see how it is with curly parsley. But I enjoyed eating it if only because of its crazy intense kidney detox abilities. More than just a garnish!
I added some cucumber slices to the salad as well that I swiped off my massive crudite plate. The rest of the vegetables I ate with Jennifer Cornbleet's raw zucchini hummus!
This is super simple peeled, chopped zucchini blended up with tahini and spices. It was a little sloppy yesterday, due to more water content than chickpea hummus, but I had it again today and it firmed up. And it's damn good!
Today's breakfast was soaked overnight oats (including steel cut oats since I'm out of rolled now) and chia seeds, topped with strawberries and banana.
Iced genmaicha tea and...stamps as well.
I snacked on an apple, had a pretty basic salad for lunch, and got an All Greens with Lemon and Ginger fresh juice from Liquiteria for a pick-me-up.
When I got home, I exercised for a bit, showered, and made another huge veg plate to eat with the zucchini hummus and a guacamole-esque salad: mixed greens topped with half an avocado, cherry tomatoes, chopped scallion, cucumber, lemon juice, sea salt, and cayenne pepper. It was good, obviously.
I'm pretty full but I'm sort of trying to come up with a good raw dessert. I ate all the dates.
Lacey mentioned one great raw website yesterday, but I also love and refer to constantly Gena's Choosing Raw and Kristen's Raw. Anyone know of any other good ones?
The other fun thing about raw food is the good mood it puts me in. I'm even okay with my skin breaking out and the cough I have because it's probably either from food detox or from exercising more and sweating it out. EVERYTHING IS GREAT. Hope you all are well as well.