Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Still Here, Still Raw Vegan

I'm great, thanks. How are you? I know, it's been awhile. So, I've been doing the raw/v for 5-1/2 months now and it has become second nature. I'm an expert at scanning menus for food that will work for me. Shopping is easy. I have my favorites and go-tos. I still have not sprung for a juicer, Cuisinart, or dehydrator and at this point, I'm thinking I probably won't. (We have a teensy kitchen with extra-teensy counter space and I'd rather not fill it with appliances.) I won't say it's all been effortless, but it's going well and it's working for me.

Kiwi berries came in our organic box this week. They're like little olive sized kiwis but without the hairy exterior. Super good.

What I ate today:

• 2 bananas
• 3 dates
• carrots
• Hungarian Paprika Lick Cashew Spread (Grassroots)
• Trader Joe's Cold Pressed Yellow Juice
• lightly sauteed green beans w/ olive oil and Himalayan pink salt
• 3 vegetarian tostadas - corn tortilla, pintos, cabbage, tomato, pico de gallo
• 6 kiwi berries

Thursday, September 4, 2014

A Review: Trader Joe's Zesty Nacho Kale Chips

I haven't been to Grassroots for awhile because I was trying not to spend so much ca$h. I finally went today. I got a few of my favorite things and a big ol' green juice.

We had a delightful dinner at our friend Gabby's house. Make your own tostadas - really good and easy to make vegan. Also enjoyed the best watermelon I've had yet this summer.

Today I tried the new Trader Joe's Kale Chips. You can see my review here:

What I ate today:

• coffee
• 2 bananas
• macadamia nuts
• vegan red lentils in injera (Grassroots)
• Trader Joe's Zest Nacho Kale Chips
• green juice - kale, spinach, apple
• 2 tostadas - corn tortillas, pintos, cabbage, tomatoes. radishes, avocado
• watermelon

Friday, August 29, 2014

Wherein I Vlog A Review

I tried a new thing. You can watch my review below, or by clicking HERE.

Tonight was back-to-school night. Busy times. Went to sort of dinner after.

What I ate today:

• coffee
• 2 bananas
• cup macadamia nuts
• Trader Joe's Cold Pressed Green Juice
• wrap w/avocado, spinach, green tomato, "Wrawp"
• large bowl of vegan cauliflower soup (Sonny's Hideaway)
• equally large bowl of fries (Sonny's Hideaway)

Thursday, August 28, 2014

It May Have Been 4 Bananas

Cruising through the day. Then 4:00pm hit with a blinding headache. Wasn't sure where dinner was going to come from, but I knew I wasn't making it. Mr. Rosenberg stopped at Bristol Farms on the way home and picked up some stuff. I have a million exciting stories just like this one!

What I ate today:

• 3 bananas
• coffee
• raisins and pine nuts
• green salad w/goddess salad
• iced tea
• some kind of vegan indian food from Amy's Organics - don't know what it was. Not paying attention because headache.

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

The Run Around

It was a running around kind of day. An eat on the run, kind of day. The kind of day where you end up doing all of your eating standing up by the kitchen sink. (The running around was only interrupted by standstill traffic on the 10.)

What I ate today:

•  coffee
•  2 bananas
•  pine nuts and raisins
•  popcorn w/olive oil and sea salt (Trader Joe's)
• Trader Joe's Vegetable Tray - jicama, snap peas, carrots, cherry tomatoes
• Trader Joe's Cold Pressed Yellow Juice
• broccoli slaw w/ hummus dressing

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Yesterday: A Detour

So... yesterday. It was my friend Jennifer's birthday and a group of us met for dim sum in Rosemead. Trying to stay vegan at dim sum is a challenge and raw is not an option but I made the vegan part happen. There was some sauteed spinach-y broccoli-ish vegetable, a tofu thing, and something called "fungus pocket." It was great. And then there was birthday cake. Beautiful, sweet and delicious, non-vegan birthday cake. I had a piece and managed not to go down in flames. I felt fine afterward.

At dinner I found myself at Antigua in Highland Park. I had to decide whether I was getting the side salad or a vegetable sandwich. I chose the veg sandwich. With fries. No raw yesterday.

Today I'm back.

What I ate today:

• coffee
• 2 pears
• handful Brazil nuts
• Trader Joe's Cold Pressed Green Juice
• carrots w/ eggplant hummus
• dark chocolate w/raisins and pecans
• Bragg's Apple Cider Vinegar All Natural Drink (Grassroots)
• spinach salad w/avocado, micro greens, green onions, tomato, pine nuts, ginger dressing
• sauteed zucchini, collard greens, chard w/red onions,

Saturday, August 23, 2014

The Goal Is 12.5

This is where the magic happens. Droopy hydrangeas and all.

Today I went back to City of Hope to try and give blood platelets after spending the last few days trying to get my iron up so that I can be an eligible candidate. Find out what happened HERE or watch the video below.

Lunch was at old favorite, Lemonade. They have little symbols on the menu so that you're able to tell which food is nut free, lactose free, gluten free, vegetarian, or vegan. (We're a high maintenance people, here in Southern California.)

What I ate today:

• coffee
• Total cereal w/almond milk
• banana
• black lentils w/purple cauliflower (Lemonade)
• kale w/hazelnuts  (Lemonade)
• quinoa w/tomatoes  (Lemonade)
• 1 cup Brazil nuts
• Trader Joe's Yellow Cold Pressed Juice
• spinach salad w/ avocado, microgreens, green tomatoes
• coconut water