Wednesday, April 8, 2009

Raw Week 2009: Day 3 (Vinegar Stinks)

the girls and i are starting to become concerned that we're not hungry enough. speaking for myself, i feel fine. i actually feel great at moments, but i just KNOW i need to be eating more. however, it's very difficult for me to eat when i'm not hungry (unless, of course, i'm just being greedy or emotionally eating). so i guess i should say it's difficult for me to eat simply for nutrition when i'm not hungry. at any rate, i'm going to make an effort to eat more today. i certainly don't want to make this an unhealthy venture.

oh, and vinegar stinks. as i was making my creamy avocado dressing, guacamole, and berry green smoothie (that's kinda's "berry green," lol), the fiancé entered the kitchen and proclaimed "it smells like feet in here." it was the vinegar. and i don't disagree. every time i use it (which i never did before this experiment), i either think of sweaty men (not the sexy kind) or easter eggs. vinegar stinks.

now for some photos of raw creations submitted by the girls:

beverly's cookies with her brand new dehydrator:

ada's delectable raw salad with homemade balsamic vinegarette dressing:

ada's holy guacamole (actually, there are onions in it, which deems it unholy in my eyes, but...) with fresh celery and baby carrots:

my own guac isn't as cute as this, i don't think. so i shan't post it.

1:22pm: email to the girls:
lol. i meant after this, if there is an after, which there will be for me. i, for one, can't WAIT until sunday, which is when i have decided to end this journey. i just tried to eat lunch, and i only felt hungry enough for my snack, so i ate the veggies and guac. i had to force myself to eat at least half. i don't mind not being hungry, but i just feel like i can't be getting enough nutrients because i'm hardly eating anything.

i'm sure this is about control, as i like having it (control, that is). day 2 was great. day 3 started out great. let's see what i think about it by the evening. ugh.

8:56pm still grazing. about to attempt to eat at least part of the salad i made for lunch.

ada's strawberry banana pineapple orange smoothie:

10:43pm: ate some grapes. drank some water. resisted a packaged pasta side dish i made for the fiancé. i'm wasting SO much food.

see ya on day 4, sistergarteners.

be. fly.



Tenisha said...

that salad looks yum and i want to go out and by a food dehydrator now. i remember in middle school, one of my favorite things was watvhing infomercials. i watched the one with the food dehydrator at least 20 times. i only wanted it b/c i wanted to make fruit roll-ups. yes, i was a different kind of child. and? lol, anyway, the fd and slicer are still on my list. i think bev has convinced me that no home should be without one.

anyway, have a merry day 3, ladies!

Kahree said...

I think you are all NERDS!!!!!!

The last two days I was concerned because I literally went to sleep without eating... not on purpose but because I wasn't hungry and just plain forgot. So I'm trying to be more aware that I need to eat especially since I go to the gym everyday. I find myself addicted to 365 organic banana chips and I drink water all day long. I have not eaten a salad yet or made dressing. My intention is to make a salad and dressing tonight... but my main concern has been that I HAVE'T HAD A PIECE OF LETTUCE since we started and that's not me. I do enjoy my green smoothies and plain to keep making them even after my girlfriends decide to go raw for life. I'm not sure if this experiment combined with my hectic schedule is throwing me off some. But I digress. My goal is to do this experiement when I get the chance... I'll submit a picture of the food I create.

stay tuned....

Tina said...

Hey ladies! Bev, how were those dehydrated cookies? Ada, the salad and guac. look great!

That fact that you all are trying the raw food diet is great. Even if its not a permanent lifestyle change, at least you can say you tried it.

Stay strong and focused ladies, you can make it through. Creativity is key!

Papaya-Pineapple Salsa:

3/4 cup diced ripe papaya
3/4 cup diced fresh pineapple
1/2 cup diced jicama
3 tbsp chopped red onion (Steph, omit this in your salsa)
1 chili pepper, Serrano or jalapeno
1 garlic clove, minced
2 tsp lime zest
2 tbsp fresh lime juice
1 tbsp minced cilantro

Combine papaya, pineapple, jicama, red onion, chili pepper, garlic zest, lime juice, and cilantro. Cover and refrigerate until ready to serve.


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