Cooking up a Storm… Where did that gust of wind come from?

3 May

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I not longer have class, just final exams for school so I’ve been able to rummage around my favorite grocery stores, Trader Joes and Whole Foods getting inspired and staying well stocked in fruits and veggies. I am concentrating on raw recipes, but mostly just trying to incorporate tons of freshness (fresh foods) into my day!

I spent 2 hours tonight just preparing foods and sealing them off in little containers for later. I find that it is always so much nicer to be exposed to many different tastes and textures during a meal, rather than just a heap of the same thing. I made egg white salad, very healthy- I used only cooked egg whites, parsley, cucumber, and my favorite cottage cheese. The cottage cheese gives the salad a spread texture and a cheesy taste, without having to use mayonnaise.
I also cooked up some steamed spinach and garlic for tomorrow and roasted some baby portabello mushrooms and butternut squash for later. A little bit of each of these things along, some fresh carrot and celery sticks, and a bag of salad mix and my lunch (and possibly early dinner too!) is set tomorrow.

I had coffee today for the first time in 2 or 3 weeks. I haven’t had caffeine in a while, since I was on the cleanse etc. Though it was only one cup, it kind of made me feel slightly sick and gave me a baby headache. I know caffeine (and obviously caffeine addictions) are not good, but I love coffee, I love the taste, the brew, the ritual, the whole damn thing! I suppose it’s not something I should really PUSH to bring back into my life, though.

I have been looking at a lot of blogs and want to attempt raw vegan “sushi” using nori and all veggies (poss. with a bit of marinated tofu) or wraps with collard greens. I’ve never rolled sushi before, and I don’t quite know how to do it and I’m also a bit perplexed about how to wrap with the collard greens. Do i use a toothpick? How does everything stay together??

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3 Responses to “Cooking up a Storm… Where did that gust of wind come from?”

  1. avocadogirl May 3, 2007 at 7:42 am #

    Sounds like you are right back on track. As for the wraps, I just roll and stuff in my mouth and a very non-lady -like fashion. A toothpick may tear the leaf.
    If using a sheet of nori, wetting the edges helps stick it in place.

    Have fun, experiment with what you put in the them.

    love, love

  2. ameliabedelia May 4, 2007 at 1:59 am #

    Congratulations on doing so well on the cleanse (your before and after pics were great! And also on keeping it so healthy afterwards. You make nutrition sound like so much fun! 🙂

    I’m impressed with how much raw food you’re eating. I’ve flipped through raw food “cookbooks” – I guess you really can’t call them that! But it kind of intimidates me. I am in the process of trying to incorporate more freshness, too – I am not a cook at all but I was looking through my roomie’s Moosewood Cookbook and it has inspired me some…

    Anyway, keep up the fantastic work!

  3. avocadogirl May 8, 2007 at 9:24 am #

    how are you hon?

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