Saturday, October 11, 2008

Day Seventeen--Uncooking

So I have been doing some uncooking lately. I love that I can be so lazy with this way of eating and, if I want to, do zero prep: grab some fresh fruit, snack on some carrots and celery, eat a tomato or a cucumber, or munch on a handful of almonds (that I've soaked.) Since I am so busy, and hell yes, I am soooo busy, that really appeals to me. God made it so easy for us. And then, if I feel like I want something fancier or more variety, it is no sweat to whip up some of these cool recipes. I have had some great success--I make a mean flax/almond/carrot/onion cracker- and some colossal failures like the "cinnamon rolls" I made that came out a lot more like good-smelling hockey pucks. (I believe I just dehydrated them too long. Also they were supposed to have frosting but I didn't bother because they came out like rocks.) I love my guacamole and could live on it.

The funny thing is that I am some times embarrassed eating in front of people now, just because I get to eat so much! I was making costumes today and I ate two small plums, one apple, one banana, and a hand full of soaked/dehydrated raw almonds. It was miles better for me than the disgusting fast food burgers people around me were eating, but I felt like a hog. In truth, I probaly ate about 1/3 the calories they did with their bacon cheeseburgers, fries, and sugary cokes. No one said anything, but...emotions are logical. Anyway, I am just happy to be able to stick to my convictions and let my smaller thighs do my talking down the line.


Kerri said...

I just caught up on your blog. Interesting concept - eating raw. I can totally see this working for you since you are pretty much a vegetarian. I, however, would be hard pressed to make it happen. So watching you being so successful will be a motivator to work harder on my end.

cy said...

i also love the convenience and flexibility of raw foods. great blog and much love to you in your raw food journey.