And am I still full 5 hours later? Absolutely. I don’t know, maybe I was inspired by yesterday’s vegetarian feast I prepared and resisted eating even a bite. Maybe it was the hot/cold weird weather today. I choose to think I was just in the mood for something…else. And by something else, I mean the best salad an omnivore/pesquetarian could eat!
I guess it was maybe 60% raw; it still had my standby’s: sauerkraut, pickles, heirloom tomatoes, avocado, massaged kale. But THEN! I added about a 1/4 c. of cooked quinoa from yesterday, along with (wait for it….!) a can of good smoked trout. Now, truth be told I did give pause before adding the trout. I thought to myself, probably the quinoa is good enough, and I should take it easy. In light of that, I even went to add in some mushrooms. Even opened the package. But then I thought, I do HAVE the can of trout, really good trout, here already. I don’t really want it to go bad, and I will want to go back to raw after this meal…so while i’m at it with the quinoa…and that was all the justification I needed! In it went. Along with some plump golden raisins and figs.
It was strange! The whole thing was very strange. Strangely delicious, that is. I mean, biting into quinoa without the just sprouted crunch. And fish?! Forget about it! I haven’t had a piece of fish in months! And this, from the fish-a-day queen of past. I enjoyed every single bite of that salad and I’m glad I did it. BUT. I. Am. Still. Full! I don’t feel light on my feet at all, and come to think of it, right after I finished the salad, I could EASILY have taken a nap. Or really just gone to bed. Cooked food coma. I fought that off, but wow! What a difference cooked food makes.
So in the end, was it worth it? I’m just not sure. The jury is out. I mean it was delicious. But I feel awful now! I know (I hope) I will feel better in the morning, but sheesh! Really?! I contemplated keeping my cooked excursion a secret. Afterall, with all my raw fuss and muss as of late, it is a bit odd that I would randomly eat fish and grains! But I did it tonight, and though no time soon, I’ll do it again, and again. It’s the beauty of balance. And I feel good about listening to what my body was craving, and then healthily and quickly responding to it! Who knows, if I would have let the feeling go on this post could have been about mashed potatoes and fried chicken! HA! Ew 🙂 Anyway, that’s my story of a deliciously fishy salad (that I wish I would have had olives and capers to add to!)..