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Hey everybody, today was my first day at the raw food resturant.
Hereafter i'll just call it the raw food resturant, since I don't know if i should be saying the name of the place. You know legalities and all. I just feel more comfortable not saying the name. Go figure.
I was so excited last night. I knew that I had to get up early to go to the resturant so after bible class, I just came home, undressed and went to bed. I had my alarm set for 5:00 am.
I was so excited that I kept waking up during the night. But,as my alarm rang at 5:00 am, I said to myself "Are you crazy getting up at this time of the morning? it's still dark outside. You're not going to learn anything. this is a waste of time, you could be sleeping".
Yes, my FEAR monitor had gone into high gear, but, I jumped up out of the bed and went took my shower and got dressed.
At 7:50 I got to the door and it was locked, so I called and someone answered the phone and I told them I was outside. I told the lady who opened the door that I was volunteering, she led me through the resturant and put my coat and things away and as I looked around there were lots and lots and lots of boxes of produce, organic produce. Then she led me to my work area in another kitchen. I explained to the woman there that I was going to assist her in any way that I could. She went and got a huge bowl of thinly sliced sweet potatoes. We seasoned then with lemon juice, salt and red pepper. My job was to place single slices on the sheets so they could be dehyrated. I was like wow, now I understand how to make dehydrated sweet potato chips. Big deal you say! As I've stated before I'm a visual learner, so this was great for me. While I was doing this, the lady I was assisting was making all kinds of things, to make just one thing raw vegetable parmesan (?). First she made a lot of raw cheese from nuts, dried basil, salt and some other stuff. She gave me some and it was delicious. I mean she made it so fast. Then she thinly sliced the zucchini or eggplant, i don't know which. Then she made some marinade, a large container full (she was still making this when I left), which included asparagus, peppers, garlic,tomatoes, and a lot of other veggies.
The whole room smelled so good.
Soon, too soon, it was time for me to leave. I was able to get a salad container full of 6 different kinds of salad to take with. I got beet salad, kempshi (?), an oriental salad with bean sprouts, a spinach salad, a broccoli salad, which had been marinated and was red and yellow in color and another salad, which I know no the name of.
I'm going back tomorrow and every day that I can, since they make different things every couple of days and I need to learn all that I can to help me stay raw as much as possible, hopefully 100% and free raw food to boot. I hope we make flax crackers tomorrow.
Well, I've eaten about one-third of my salads and I'm still full hours later. that's what I experienced when I dined at this resturant the first time. I was full all day off that one meal that I ate there. Well, I'll have the rest of my green smoothie and some salad if I get hungry tonight, when I get home.
Footnote: This week alone, I conquered several different fears and did something that I had only dreamed of doing, which is volunteering at this resturant. It's no longer a dream of mine but, now it's a reality.
Thanks to a friend here at RFR, I'm learning to give my fears to Jesus and to really begin to live in His Grace and finally, finally, finally be free. As I add freedom to my life I hope to subtract the weight which has been bound up in those fears.
Please pray for me as I journey onward.