Yes, that is a ham in my kitchen. This is not because I have given up raw/vegan, it is because I am a delightful hostess. Easter dinner is at our house on Sunday and not everyone there will be a vegetarian. So, I got the traditional ham. There will also be mashed potatoes and a few other things that I won't be eating. There will definitely be a large salad and some fruit and that ridiculously good raw/v fudge I told you guys about. Who knows? Maybe by next Easter, my people will all be raw/v but that isn't the case right now.
Some readers have mentioned to me that they worry about being able to do the raw/v thing on holidays. I was fortunate to go to two different seders this Passover where my hosts were kind enough to be especially sure I would have raw/v choices. I'll let you know how it goes this weekend, but so far it seems like my tastes are really changing and what sounds good to me has changed too. Also, I'm no scientist, but I suspect that at this point in the game, if I tried to put back a ham steak the digestive results would not be pleasant. Just keeping it real, folks.
What I ate today:
• oatmeal with berries - I soaked raw oatmeal overnight in almond milk with a few teaspoons full of chia seeds. In the morning it was soft and delightful. I added mixed berries.
• 1 big bowl of kale with avocado and an assload of nutritional yeast
• 2 Laughing Giraffe Organics Goji Maca Snakaroons - fancy name for a raw coconut macaroon. We'll talk about, raw food favorites, goji and maca another time. I got these cookies at the natural foods store.
• 6 raw Manzanilla olives - I don't want this to become some weird thing where I'm counting my food but, you know, I had six.
Okay. I didn't forget to eat dinner. I am not the type of person to "forget" a meal, but we had homework and then a late baseball practice. I didn't have dinner and by the time we got home all I wanted was bed.