But I might as well quick update while I'm here!
Last week, I did 4 days of 95% or more RAW. My weakness was mainly due to my morning cup of coffee w/ soymilk - raw almond milk just doesn't work in coffee for me. Also, one day I ate a little bit of something I made for my daughter, but right now I can't remember what that was. I gave up willingly on Friday (what would have been day 5) because I just felt kinda nauseated and nothing I wanted to eat RAW sounded good. Perhaps that was detox - I don't know. What I will say, regarding detox and RAW, is that when I started last Monday, I didn't think about the idea of detox at all, and I didn't have any. Maybe detox is a mental thing. Not sure, just a thought.
So what motivated another shot at RAW? Kmouse! She makes the best food. She's doing a sort of detox now, and even her detox food looks awesome. Well she had a raw goddess dressing that she found from a site called One Week Raw and that one week menu planner sounded pretty good. And I made the goddess dressing, and it's so good! Which is interesting, cause I never liked the bottled goddess dressing, but felt bad because I was the lone goddess hating vegan.
So since that time, I have read Victoria Boutenko's "Green for Life" and I enjoyed it and I think learned some important stuff. Based on what's in the book, I seem to have low stomach acid, which might somewhat account for the fact that, although my daughter is quickly approaching 2 1/2 (!!!!!!), some people (2, and I'll dislike them both forever) have asked if I was pregnant. The solution, Victoria says? Drink at least a quart (4 cups) of green smoothie a day. Well, even if she's wrong, and this won't help w/ what I want it to, it won't hurt! And as of last night, I have learned the important lesson that I do not like savory green smoothies. Blech.
Oh! And my most exciting news - I joined a CSA! Heron Pond Farm. Check out last year's CSA haul!! $450 is a scary chunk of change, but that works out to $22.50 a week, and after the start of the season, that's an amazing deal, and I may be able to pretty much live on my CSA alone! I mean, look, this was one week last year:
- 1 Tomato
- 1 Box Potatoes
- ½ Doz Corn
- 1 Onion or 1 Bunch of Scallions or 1 Garlic
- 4 Squash (Zucchini or Summer Squash)
- 2 Slicing Cucumbers or 4 Pickling Cucumbers
- 1 Head of Lettuce
- 1 Box of Berries (pint) or pick your own quart
- 1 Bunch of Beets or Chard
- 1 Green Pepper