It just figures. Most days I am not even usually hungry and feel I subsist mostly on juice, but today I woke up hungry. Started the morning out with my all-time favorite cucumber/granny smith/celery juice. After getting home from church made grapefruit juice. About 2 hours later, had a carrot and sweet potatoe juice. Then I caved about 3 hours later. My "juice feast" ended around 5-ish today when I remembered the fudge balls in the freezer that I had made last night. So I probably od'd on… Continue
Added by Tanja on November 29, 2009 at 8:55pm —
November 28, 2009
Work today went awesome. There was only about 2' of flats, and 5 trays of regular mail. In comparison, my average for regular mail is only 3 trays, but Monday and yesterday, there was seven and a half feet of 3rd class flats (flyers, catalogs...etc). I was back at the office at 2:00 and in the grocery store buying fresh goodies by 2:30. And it was sunny, and warm in the car.
Had a shot of wheatgrass for breakfast The fellow on route #1 wanted to know what… Continue
Added by Tanja on November 28, 2009 at 7:35pm —
I am pretty doggone lucky. My sister had Thanksgiving last night at her house. We are not a family that does fussy, or formal. So no one really noticed that I just sat in their living room and read a book while they were eating. And it was such a good book, really appropriate! It was by Max Lucado and something about letting go of the luggage we carry in life. I should have asked Tracey if I could borrow it.
Mom loved my raw cake that I brought. Tracey tried a bite. My nephew's… Continue
Added by Tanja on November 26, 2009 at 11:22pm —
And not much of a challenge at that, actually it has been a breeze! Love it.
Lots of uncooking going on today. I am making myself a raw extravaganza. In the dehydrator now are some of Alissa Cohen's Chick-Un Patties. I added a lot more spices, etc. than her recipe. It seemed quite bland. Also treating myself with a Banana Chocolate Cream Cake. I got this from a link off of Bitt's page, I believe, to another link, to another link...… Continue
Added by Tanja on November 25, 2009 at 4:04pm —
Well, wasn't going to do a blog tonight (nothing interesting goin' on). But here's a quickie. (or not, lol)
Started the morning off with church. Had a handfull of grapes and some clementines before church. Got home and got dishes going. Made the boys sauerbraten meatballs for their lunch. I juiced (or rather, had V do it for me) wheatgrass. I made Snowdrop's amazing...yes, it is AMAZING cheezy corn chowder, and really filled a much-needed void in my psyche. I warmed the bowl up. It… Continue
Added by Tanja on November 22, 2009 at 10:57pm —
Thanks to my RFR friends....I am feeling better today. Work was great. Had a ziploc baggie of clementines, and grapes. Raw cheez-its, some of my for lack of a better word....fruit (and veggie) leather....beets, raisins, raw cacao, honey, nuts....dehydrated cherries...dehydrated. It's like dessert. And downed a green smoothie for breakfast.
I haven't accomplished much since I've gotten home. Well, in some ways...in others I had great successes. Ran 5 miles on the treadmill, and had a… Continue
Added by Tanja on November 21, 2009 at 10:31pm —
What is this funk? Is this what they call "Raw Emotions?" Have been nearly in tears all day for just the littlest things. I woke up first thing and made wheatgrass juice (took a lot to get 1/4 cup, wow). I had two tablespoons, Vern had two tablespoons and said it was the worst stuff he's ever ingested. I thought it was good. Difference in taste buds. So I thought by starting out this way I would just have the best day ever, but it wasn't to be. It took me until 11:30 to finally get my green… Continue
Added by Tanja on November 20, 2009 at 8:50pm —
Today was a good raw day. Not outstanding really, in any way. But I didn't have to go anywhere or start the car at all and that is always a good day. I maintained 100% diet-wise. Started the morning out with a raw broccoli salad. I made it with the raw mayonnaise. I made it to impress Vern with the raw mayo, and I ended up being too impressed with it, and ate a bunch myself. He had his share tonight. And he really liked it. Hard to tell the mayo is raw. It was good. I'll be… Continue
Added by Tanja on November 18, 2009 at 9:45pm —
I don't even know where to begin. I think I was spinning in so many directions, I spun myself into a hole! I didn't know which way to turn.
To start off....I might as well call my raw food diet right now a fast. I have eaten very little in the way of nourishing food in the last two days. I have the best of intentions, but something comes up or I get sidetracked. I DO, however, have the BBQ meatballs from the Raw for the Holidays E-book in the dehydrator now. And I made the BBQ sauce.… Continue
Added by Tanja on November 17, 2009 at 11:01pm —
Monday, November 16
Haven't eaten anything yet today, and it is just now 12:00 noon. Jeesh. I have to get on the ball. I am trying to get a green smoothie ready, but keep getting distracted. I cracked open the pomegranite that I purchased the other day, and not impressed. So I am going to juice it and will put it in my green smoothie. One of my distractions was putting an order in for hemp seeds and coconut oil. I went direct to Nutiva's web site and purchased a 3-lb.… Continue
Added by Tanja on November 16, 2009 at 10:42pm —
Well, this week-end was great. I did well on my mail route Saturday. It was really easy keeping raw. I'd stop and sip my green smoothie once in a while. Checking the rear view mirror for kiwi seeds in my teeth before I had to deliver a package or visit anyone. Did some grocery shopping on the way home and spent another $80! Jeesh. I just did that at Wal-mart on Thursday, I think it was. Anyways...got home and got to work on the boys' supper and then some things for me. I was starting to get… Continue
Added by Tanja on November 15, 2009 at 10:02pm —
Another entire blog post...poof!
Well, it is getting late, so I am going to just say...I stayed raw all day. And it wasn't hard. It was good. Juiced, and did my green smoothie that I neglected yesterday.
Hugs, good-night. - T.
Added by Tanja on November 13, 2009 at 10:44pm —
Vern and I woke up at 5 am, and Bridger shortly after so we could take care of Marvin's crittes. I swear I am allergic to waking up early. I sneeze a lot, and get really weepy and grumpy. (sound like Snow White's little guys all rolled up in one). Anyways, we didn't start out on the right foot. I think it is probably PMS combined with detox or something. I've been getting that really tight, strained feeling in between my shoulder blades, and the back of my neck. I am just praying if it is detox… Continue
Added by Tanja on November 12, 2009 at 9:38pm —
What a wonderful day it was. I haven't had a lot of FUN surprises in my life as of late, and wouldn't you know it, on day #2 I had two huge blessings?! Amazing, this raw life. This morning I received a phone call from a woman named Dolly. I didn't know her, but she said she was in charge of the LaFarge craft fair and had my name and phone number written down with "jewelry" behind my name. She wanted to know if I could participate in their craft fair. I told her I hadn't been doing much, since I… Continue
Added by Tanja on November 11, 2009 at 9:35pm —
Well, started the morning with a hand on my shoulder, rocking me awake. It's V, and he says he is really tired, has no energy and needs something to get him going before work. I thought, aha! My chance to sneak in some good stuff for him. I made him a quart of juice, with some apples, 2 grapefruit, and doggone it, I know there was a third ingredient, but it slips my mind. Packed him a real nice lunch with a lot of my raw goodies in there and kissed him goodbye at the door and said "I want that… Continue
Added by Tanja on November 10, 2009 at 10:10pm —
Started this morning out with a green smoothie....really hard for me on a Sunday morning. Trying to get "the boys" ready and to church on time, plus my lesson for the kids I teach (for Sunday School). So that started out good. If I can just remember to get that in, it sets the tone for the whole day.
After church, we got home and before I got carried away with picking up the house, etc....I MADE myself sit down and eat a salad. I could just see me running around, trying to get things… Continue
Added by Tanja on November 8, 2009 at 8:55pm —
It started with a great green smoothie. The first one I've made that I really liked. It was a bit tart. I was juicing lemons today. I was afraid they might start getting old and I hate squeezing them by hand so just juiced the 4 of them. Made a huge batch of my favorite raw salad dressing with it as well. Mmmm!
Had a little bit of my raw sauerkraut, but it seemed like it was a bit dried out on top, so I made some more saline and mixed it all up and put it back in the jar. I hope I… Continue
Added by Tanja on November 6, 2009 at 10:49pm —
I am soooo loving this raw sauerkraut. Seems I can eat more of it than I could of the kind I bought in the store. I wonder if one can eat too much? I ate half a quart yesterday, and half a quart today. As it takes about 4 days to make, I'd better get on the next batch asap. I only have one quart left. :( If anyone wants to try it, I followed Matt & Angela's video on fermenting which is here on RFR. I love it sprinkled with white pepper, and it tasted better actually about 6 days into the… Continue
Added by Tanja on November 5, 2009 at 12:35pm —
Well, I just typed for about 10 minutes and rested the heels of my hand on the laptop and POOF! Gone. I am so going to find a new laptop somehow.
Life has been good since we got home. Trying to forget about the week-end. Although many family ties were re-established, and that was great. Just do not like drama.
I did really bad for about the last 48 hours. Tomorrow I will get back into the swing of things. I have to work and the easiest way to eat while delivering mail is… Continue
Added by Tanja on November 1, 2009 at 8:57pm —