Adding LIFE to your years and years to your life!
So here I am.
What was great about turning 50 a few weeks ago? My birthday Vitamix. I've been wanting one for a long time. I've used it at least twice a day so far. I love it. I tried to take it to bed with me, but my husband objected. Yes, he agreed it does make the best smoothies ever, but can it mow the lawn?
Maybe it can!
And a couple of years ago, I bought a 9-tray Excalibur dehydrator.
The point I'm making is that I have to stop pretending to be going raw. This is serious business, folks. I have the equipment. I have two of Ani Phyo's cookbooks.
I've been a vegetarian for 30 years. It's been hard to admit this to people. They gaze at my rather overweight body and murmur something about how healthy a vegetarian diet can be. You see, I haven't been a vegetarian all these years because I'm health conscious. I've been doing it because I hate meat. Also, I think a plant-based diet is simply more ethical, for reasons I won't go into here, because I imagine I'd be preaching to the converted.
It's time to take it to the next level. I've been reading about raw diets for the past few years, and I've dabbled into the cuisine. I've been working to get past certain obstacles, like the general sliminess of flax seeds, and the hassle of having to soak just about everything I bring into the house. But I'm coming along. As of this writing, there's still too much bread going on, still too many cheese lapses, and probably too much candy. This is a journey. Today I ate a raw energy bar instead of a candy bar - yeay me!
And how cool is it that we can have a blog here!! I guess this is what I've wanted most of all - people to talk to about all of this. My friends and coworkers are happy for me that I can make my own fruit leather, but they really don't care. My husband is happy to hear the dehydrator run all night, because it means I'm using the expensive thing, but he won't eat anything out of it. (We now cook separately. We even have our own pots and pans, because I don't want his gross meat things contaminating my cookware.)
So, thanks, Penni, for a great site, and thanks, everyone, for being on this journey!