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An Apology and a Plea…Post Raw Diet Day 4

So I’m on an airplane…nope, not a cheap joke…and I have an aisle seat with two hours and eight minutes flying time in front of me, on a 12 row puddle-jumper.  It’s also feeding time.  Ever since my raw diet journey, I have times I have to eat, and increments I must abide by.  Yes, must, to avoid the wild hysteria that would otherwise ensue.  Another side effect of the diet has been appetite regularity.  My body knows exactly when it wants to be hungry, and can usually even tell me exactly what it wants to eat.  Oh, so as I digress even further, in thinking of how much raw I will hold on to (I currently am still at about 80%!), say I choose to let go.  I am curious what happens to the lessons and results?  Will the diet regularity fade away, returning me to my previous wild-with-hunger self?  What about the great nails and glowing skin?  Ugh.  More to think about. So the airplane.

Aisle seat, with a teenager to my left at the window, and it was my feeding time.  I had some more of the left overs from my fridge–actually, the last of them since I was going away for the long weekend–waste not, want not!  Anyway, about a half hour into the flight, I decided to take out my salad I had made for myself in anticipation of this time hours before–avocado, tomato, red onion, olives, some lemon juice, red peppers and cucumbers.  Maybe carrots too.  When I took off the lid to dig in, I unearthed one of the most pungent smells I had ever experienced.  Some may call this the best marinade ever, I choose to be a part of that group.  Others, likely my teenage row mate, may call that a nightmare on a plane.  It was actually slightly reminiscent of the smell that comes from the salads the little Russian women make–the radishes, tomatoes, and onions with dill.  Still, even though I likely created a masterpiece, I scarfed it down so fast I hardly even noticed the taste!  Airplane etiquette 101 probably says something about strong odors on board.

So I apologize, 7F, for any discomfort you had to endure.  But to my foodie nation, I know you understand, so I also enter a plea for forgiveness!  Would I do it again?  Well, yes.  But would I take the liberty in scarfing it down to lessen the time of offense?  Um, actually, debatable.  I was thinking after I had finished…really what extra harm would have been done if I had just savored every creamy avocado’y bite.  So maybe, I will put out there a standing “I’m sorry”, on behalf of myself, foodie nation, and our Russian lady friends.

Bon Appetit!

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There’s a Smoothie for Everything…Post-Raw Diet Day 2

Either everything is perfect, or nothing is right when it comes to me and food.  Either I absolutely love what I’m eating (see: bloomed wild rice, raw oatmeal, raw chili), or it becomes my nemesis (see: raw collard wraps).  Either everything is timed just right, or everything is off–things get soggy, things get cold…timing is an art.  So what does all this mean to me on Day 2 of my Post-Raw diet?  There are miscellaneous odds and ends in my refrigerator.  It’s true, and I knew it was happening every time I ate a 1/4 of this, and 1/2 of that, but there was no stopping it!  So here I am today with 1/2 a red pepper, an enormous carrot, a huge cucumber, some chunks of pineapple and something else that lives in a leaf.  About the thing that lives in the leaf…I got it at the farmer’s market at the beginning of my 2 week journey, and was afraid to deal with it then, and am afraid to deal with it now! Then, just because it was so foreign, and now, well how many vegetables do you know of that survive over 2 weeks!

I presume that happens to a lot of Raw newbies.  We just get all caught up in the vegetables and fruits of it all, we forget to make sense!  Easily talked into anything without a pulse, we forget to ask–“how do you prepare this??”  And I know vegetables!  But this thing that lives in a leaf, inside my fridge, is completely foreign, and whatever angst I have leftover from not using my dehydrator also lives inside that leaf.  I digress.  So what to do with the veggies I didn’t eat, the things I didn’t try, and meals I simply ran out of time for (I have zucchini too that I was looking forward to another rendition of zucchini primavera!).  There’s two solutions, really.  One, I’m brought back to my new, old dilemma: Maybe Raw is still speaking to me.  Maybe I shouldn’t end it so soon.  After all, all I would need to get is a couple tomatoes, a few bananas, some avocado, and I’d be in business!  Miscellaneous, no more.

I need to think about some more, but for now (!), I’ll go with the alternative solution: The lessons keep on coming as I have learned there is officially a smoothie for everything.  Don’t take my word for it!  Go ahead, try and type any combination of any few things into google.  Someone, somewhere will have a recipe for you.

Here’s my delicious one for tonight, leaving only a lonely 1/4 red pepper, a big carrot, some parsley and a nagging feeling like Raw might be for me:

Jinji’s Miscellaneous Smoothie

  • A huge cucumber
  • Some chunks of pineapple
  • One orange, juiced
  • A few stalks of celery
  • A half an apple
  • Some sprouted almonds
  • 1 cup of water

Blend it all together, and be amazed!


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