Thursday, March 31, 2011

Raw Adventure

What have I been doing for the past month and a half? Well, first a 2+ week flu kicked my butt and I lost some weight, then I took recovery overboard and completely fell off the healthy eating bandwagon, gaining back everything and then some. Inevitably, I started feeling horrible again, and now the pants are getting tighter... When will I ever learn? (Though I will say, even though it was hard on the waistline, the B&B weekend with my hubby for my birthday was so worth it!!! They even made me GF pancakes! Definitely check out the Flower Farm Inn if you're in the Sacramento, CA area.)

I guess this is a journey, and hopefully I'll get better at it as I go. I did celebrate my first year GF on March 18th, and I'm in a lot better spot than I was at last year, so I guess I'm making progress, albeit slowly :)

Anyway, after receiving a dehydrator from my lovely sister for my b-day, I've been toying with the idea of eating raw for the month of April. It's 80 degrees here in California, produce abounds at the Farmer's Market, and the idea of detoxing a bit and munching on fresh veggies is so appealing. However, I was having a tough time pulling the trigger on my commitment - 30 days is a long time!

So, it was much to my dismay this morning that on Heather's blog Gluten-Free Cat - one of my favorite GF blogs - she wrote about her decision to go raw for the month April. THEN, I found out that Real Sustenance is doing a blog event called "April in the Raw" showcasing a raw recipe from a different blogger each day for the month. What the heck?

After that confirmation, I think it's time to make the commitment. After all, it's only 30 days - it can't be that bad, right? Hopefully I make it beyond lettuce and green smoothies - or at the very least I'll be making frequent trips to my much-loved Davis Food Co-op and the raw foods aisle. But, I am going to do my best to make all things at home (though I guess this would be a good excuse to check out the raw food restaurant I've heard about in Sacramento...). We'll see what my hubby thinks.

Here's to all things raw, soaked, and sprouted - let the adventure begin!

1 comment:

  1. How's it going, Julie? I'm finding that I can't do 100% raw unless I stand in the kitchen for the majority of they day! But the raw adventure is going strong! Lots of chopping, spouting, and blending going on here! And I have my first batch of flaxseed crackers in the dehydrator. We'll see!!!