Monday, March 8, 2010

40 Days of Raw: Day 17-20...halfway! Need recs for tour!

Day 17 - Friday...oh man, I made a gross smoothie. I used the acai juice, thinking it would be good in a smoothie. Boy, was I ever wrong. So, I ended up pretty much wasting a
1 banana, 1/2 c strawberries, more spinach, a carrot, celery, a clementine and a pear to make something I essentially had to choke down. I thought it would be more fruit-punch like. Amazon cherries are no fun at all. :( The rest of the day, I had a snack of avocado and mulberries, which are so cute together!

Day 18 - Saturday. My first Mishap with the vitamix.
I forgot to pack breakfast, so ended up having to wait until 3:30 to get food. The good news? I successfully pulled off a runny ice cream. The bad news, when I tried to pour it into a glass, a HUGE chunk of ice cream came out, tipped the glass and painted my floor, baseboard and a little bit of the cabinetry. The grout is now a resonant blue. I also snacked out on a mango. At Broad Street Cafe in Durham, I ordered a house salad. I have a small bone to pick with like, every restaurant in the world: if you describe your salad as fresh green, garden, "mixed veggies" or even "lettuce, tomato, onion and crutons"...WHERE DOES THE CHEESE COME FROM? I don't understand why you'd put cheese on a salad that is supposedly comprised of veggies, with absolutely no mention of it. I don't like sending food back. I work in a restaurant. You need to tell your customers what's true though!

So I washed the vitamix and used it to chop radishes, carrots and celery, then mixed that slaw with my kimchi to ease the spice a little. It worked and was quite tasty. My dog's ball also fell into the kimchi bowl, which was adorably heartbreaking (she's obsessive) because she'd put it in her mouth, drop it and run, then slink back to it, stare for a while, then try again. It was darling, you have to believe me.

Day 19 - Sunday. Yet ANOTHER Kombucha mishap. I'm starting to think these bottles are structurally unsound. So my entire food intake for the day was a Go Raw bar, some cashews and a grapefruit. I really need to make another batch of pickles. I won't lie, it was a bad day for eating.

Day 20 - A good smoothie! Mix of the following:
1/2 c almonds
1/4 c cashews
handful flax seeds
1/2 c blackberries
1/2 c tomatoes
1 red pear
1 grapefruit
1/2 c spinach
1 c water

So I'm sipping on that. I've found that I'm grazing more now that I've gotten into the groove. I'm packing some cashews, almonds and mulberries from The Raw Choice (I used to get pick up food when they had a lifestyle center...it was SO good. If you're out there, TRC, start doing raw cooking classes and demos again!), as well as some radishes for the later in the shift boredom eating.

Sorry about the delay in posting, by the way, but expect some more delays, since my band is going on TOUR! We are hitting up Wilmington, NC; Baltimore, MD; New York, NY; and Philadelphia, PA. Any suggestions you have for places in those cities (I've heard Yabba Pot in MD is good, and will likely be trying Angelica Kitchen's raw selections unless I'm told otherwise), please let me know!

3 comments:

Eric said...

are you still going to be eating raw while in philadelphia? many places to eat, but a few good places around for raw as well.

twotwotwo said...

Yes! I will still be raw in Philly...last time I was there I didn't really get to check out much of anything except Giannas, where I had my first (and likely last, given the tummy consequences) vegan cheesesteak. Any raw friendly spots, especially in the neighborhood of the Pat's Gino's stuff (friends want meat), or in West Philly (we'll be near 48th and Haverford) would be great! :)

Eric said...

Hmm alright. If you can make it out of the city a bit there's Oasis http://gawain.membrane.com/raw-food-restaurant/ In the city Essene Market http://www.essenemarket.com/ should have a few things you can pick up as well. There are a few places in NJ as well but not sure if your venturing outside of the city.