Raw Can Never Be Right…For Me
OH MY GOODNESS! Hello beautiful people who have made my Wednesday absolutely wonderful! I never could have imagined people would want any part of my giveaway. Then again, VegNews is a truly amazing magazine. And all you readers who have de-lurked: WELCOME and thank you, thank you, thank you! You all mean the world to me. And killah snacks!
Anyway, back to regular musings. You know how Kath sometimes refers to a “food hangover”? Well, I never knew exactly how that felt until this morning. The twelve pounds of Stacy’s Pita chips with Sabra Roasted Garlic hummus was sitting in my stomach horribly, and hanging out in the back of my throat uncomfortably. I love me some pita chips, but I know too many chips hurt me. Shame, shame.
Thankfully, this morning’s run helped digest. The whole time I was running I thought of the one thing I was craving for breakfast. Kombucha. A new favorite luxury that I’ll try my hardest not to buy regularly:
I’m a walking campaign for overpriced health food. It was just what the bod was craving, though. That Pure bar was one of my favorite flavors of the company’s. I’ve decided that when raw bars try to do chocolate, I’m not even going to go for it because it usually disappoints. They know how to do fruit, though.
Work was a little rough today. I just felt as though I was doing everything wrong. Had to correct a story of mine, be reminded to make water (make=purify), be reminded to send things to the right email accounts, had issues getting in contact with people…nothing big, but it made me feel like an awful intern. Must snap out of it! Sh!t happens.
On top of that, my stomach was going nuts. I made the mistake of drinking an Emergen-C. These packets of wonder murder my stomach. I know this. Why did I drink some?
I headed home for lunch (to moderate comments 🙂 ) and tried to stick with the raw for lunch. Here is course one:
In two romaine leaves, I placed a chunky guacamole of 1/2 an avocado, 1/2 roma tomato, lime juice, chili powder, salt and pepper. Finished it in 30 seconds and then moved on to this:
Why raw will never be right for me: the second I start to eat something that isn’t, I feel dirty. The last thing I want to do is feel guilty for salad dressing, which is how I felt at first. ABSURD! My half raw days are over now. To those of you who love it, I commend you and admire you.
After lunch, I headed back to the office and quickly said, “F-it,” to myself. I had a few peanut-butter filled pretzels and felt better. For an afternoon snack, I had a pretty sliced apple:
The afternoon was rough as well. My stomach felt as though it was going to explode. I eagerly awaited 5:30 pm to roll around so I could run home and lie on my left side. You know that trick, right? Lie on the left and things start to flow (and maybe get a little noisy)!
I was somewhat ravenous for dinner and made something new:
I’m starting to like rice and we have a rice cooker, so that’s why it’s there. The curry was PHENOMENAL. With the help of TJ’s Thai Yellow Curry Sauce, sauteed tofu, kabocha, green beans, broccoli and celery melded together and made a beautiful and scrumptious cooked dinner:
I forewent some of the rice for more kabocha. The rice is still coming around. We are working things out, but at the moment things are complicated.
Let me remind you before I forget: You have until next Wednesday to enter my supah GIVEAWAY! For an extra shot, vote in the 2009 Veggie Awards, and report back to tell me on the giveaway post which was your favorite category!
Now that that’s out of the way, it may be time for a snack. What shall it be? Oh I dunno…cereal? Crackers? Who knows. I do know, however, that it won’t be raw.
Ciao for now,
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