Wednesday, January 27, 2016

Le Cordon Blog

Please enjoy my dynamic selfie skills.

Today I was a guest speaker at the cooking school, Le Cordon Bleu in Pasadena. I got to talk about writing and blogging and raw vegan food and me and me raw vegan food blog writing and  - you get the idea.

My friend Janice is a teacher there and she invited me to talk with two different classes. The classes were full of cool students who asked good questions and wore nifty white chef-y jackets. I did not have a nifty white chef-y jacket but I'll try to get over it.

I admire people who want to cook for a living. Preparing food for others is such a nurturing and creative pursuit. High five Le Cordon Bleu-ers!

What I ate today:

• coffee
• banana
• handful of raw cashews
• apple, raisin oatmeal w/almonds
• almond milk latte
• green salad w/ mixed lettuce, cherry tomatoes, sunflower seeds, pine nuts, olive oil, and nutritional yeast
• of course, more coffee
• 5 green olives
• 1 Fuji apple w/ almond butter

Friday, January 22, 2016

The Eagle Has Landed

We received a Vitamix for Hanukkah last month from Mr. Rosenberg's folks. It is amazing and powerful and ginormous. Our kitchen is so small, (say it with me - how small is it?) it looks as if we drove a sports car onto the counter. My friend Karen gave me a nut milk bag (I know. That's what it's called.) and a lovely glass carafe for storing nut milk.

I soaked a cup of almonds overnight and gave the Vitamix a test-drive with the almonds and two cups of water. I mushed the almond pulp/water/stuff through the bag and what came out was a lovely almond milk. I added a little vanilla at the end. This liquid bore almost no taste resemblance to the store-bought almond milk that only has 9% almonds in it. (Mostly water and chemically-stuff in that.) It was a success all around. More will be happening.

What I ate today:

• 2 bananas
• coffee
• almond milk
• 1 apple
• salad w/ kale, avocado, pine nuts, sunflower seeds, olive oil, nutritional yeast
• green juice w/ kale, spinach, cucumber, apple, lemon, ginger
• salad w/ baby lettuce, herbs, white balsamic vinegar
• carrots and celery