Saturday, June 19, 2010
So far today:
Tropical Kefir Smoothie- soy milk kefir, mandarin oranges, crushed pineapple, banana
Coffee - two cups with soy milk and stevia/sugar mix
Big salad made of spinach, green onions, avocado, broccoli, cucumber, red pepper, topped with a bit of Trader Joe's Goddess Dressing
Raw almond meal crackers made in dehydrator all day yesterday
Fresh strawberries and raspberries
If I could eat like this all day everyday, that would be great. I always start out my day so fabulous, then things fall apart in the afternoon when I get major munchies and cravings. I also am thinking (again) that I need to get rid of the coffee in order to really get rid of the candida issues, and to lose weight. But the very idea makes me feel sad. I know that I would feel great after detoxing from it (and the caffeine), but wow. I have quite an emotional attachment to coffee.
I have been walking with a friend twice a week (when it's not raining!), and it feels good. At first I was really sore, but it has gotten easier, and I can do the same two miles in less time. Now I am starting a yoga routine on days that I am not walking. This is major progress for me, who couldn't walk two blocks without being in agonizing pain less than a year ago.
These crackers rock my world. Alas, I am now out of almond meal, and I don't think I can afford to buy any more, unless I find it at the B&D for 75 cents again. At the HFS it costs about $10 for the same size bag.
I love my dehydrator. I plan to use it even more.
I now have baby sprouts! This is day two and they are growing so fast! I think tomorrow they will be ready to be put in the sunshine to get a little green. Then I can eat them up! It is so easy, I can't believe I was hesitant about doing this. Kefir is way more complicated, and I can handle that.
These crackers are healthy and addictive and raw. Well, if you use all raw ingredients. I used tamari sauce instead of Nama Shoyu because I don't have any of that. And if you keep it below a certain temperature, which I can't think of right now. Maybe 150 degrees? And I used my own parsley! Nothing better than making your food, realizing you need parsley, and getting it right on your front porch, picked fresh off the plant. Yummy! I did not have any tomato so I skipped that part. Same with the cilantro.
Almond Meal Crackers
1 cup sweet white onions, chopped
1 cup tomato, chopped
1 cup almond meal (or ground up soaked almonds)
1 cup golden flax meal
1/2 cup olive oil
1/4 cup Nama Shoyo (or tamari, or soy sauce, or Bragg's liquid aminos)
1/4 cup parsley
1/4 cup cilantro
2 cloves garlic
Blend all in food processor. Process until smooth-ish. Spread on teflex dehydrator sheets 1/4 inch thick. Score with a dull knife or pizza cutter. Dehydrate for 5 hours, then flip over onto mesh screen and dehydrate another 2-3 hours until dry and crispy.
I just finished my lunch, but I am craving more food. Maybe more crackers and fruit? Something to drink? A raw sweet treat to curb the cravings? I don't know. I have some work to do, but I think I can do it.
I used a new template for the blog, and my label cloud magically reappeared! I like the fresh new look.
Have a great weekend, and take care of your body and mind. :)