This past Monday I enjoyed another all-raw dining adventure, as I continue to work my way through this MMM and my current writing project. Waits doesn’t eat 100% raw with me, but he does eat a whole lot of raw foods, especially the green ones. That boy does love his greens . . .
I’m also including a peek into our furbaby’s diet, just for fun. Consider it a preview of the upcoming Veg Dog series.
Aaaaand, we’re off!
Yup, I’m back on coffee. The truth is that I just love it too damn much to deprive myself, at least not when I’m under this much pressure. These days I drink it iced and that way, at least the agave and almond milk that I add to it remains raw.
Waits had a scoop of oatmeal mixed with peanut butter (ohmigod, SO GLAD to be over the possible-peanut-butter-allergy hump, whew!) and topped with coconut milk and hemp seeds.
I was out of my homemade dog food – “dog soup” we call it – so I whipped up a quick pot of oatmeal for the pooches. Did you know that oatmeal is a complete protein?
They each got an egg from the ladies as well.
I was recipe testing for the book, so this one was all fancy pants:
Oooh, exotic superfruit powder, aren’t you impressed?! But whatevs, as soon as I tasted it and confirmed it was awesome-sauce (it was awesome-sauce!), I reblended it up Rebhal-style. Ha!
The finished concoction had Brazil nut milk, bananas, acaí powder, hemp protein powder, a lot of kale seedlings from my garden, and vegan vitamin k2 (for baby bones and teeth!)
This is what Waits looked like by the end of the meal:
And of course, the dogs were more than happy to help with the clean-up (they’re so thoughtful):
One of the things I’ve had to do now that I’m eating raw, is re-calibrate my food flow. I definitely eat more often . . . which is fine by me! I had a small bowl of homemade multi-grain gRAWnola (oh haha, get it?!), while Waits was offered some nanner with almond butter.
Which he promptly offered along to those lucky beggars . . . so I gave him some kale chips instead:
. . . which he adores.
Sprouted lentils spread atop the dehydrator to dry:
And my dinner, into the dehydrator for 6 hours:
After our walk it was time to juice. This was a simple mixture made up of 1 red leaf lettuce “heart”, a bunch of parsley, and 2 persian cucumbers. With a twist of lime. Yum! Waits really liked this one (also, he’s finally getting the whole straw thing, yay!)
While we drank our juice I got the doggie dinner started. My “dog soup” base is a 17-legume blend, to which I add all manner of items, depending on, well, all manner of things. This batch included the legumes, a few days worth of juice pulp, 1.5 bunches worth of kale stems (chopped), safflower oil, an enormous bunch of parsley, some nutritional yeast, and some seaweed.
Following our errands and chores, and a failed attempt at a second nap, Waits and I split a veggie plate. Red bells, carrots, and sugar snap peas from the Farmer’s Market. The sauce is an almond and tahini-based creation.
Waits sure had fun feeding it to his buddies:
I kept my caffeine lighter later in the day. Looseleaf green sencha with a bag of my favorite herbal (Peach Passion) thrown in for flavor, then served over ice.
I had a spring sorrel and sun dried tomato quiche, served in a savory herbed quinoa flour crust. Yes, it was as good as it sounds!
Of course it was accompanied by a beast of a salad: red butter leaf lettuce, purple onion, persian cucumbers, red bell pepper, and sprouted lentils. Amen.
I’d made Damian a breakfast-for-dinner sloppy breakfast burrito, because he is being such an awesome-amazing-supportive husband as I go a little crazy with writing this book under deadline. So Waits got a few (baked) breakfast potatoes, a few bits of (baked) tofu, some kale chips, and some cucumbers drizzled with hemp oil and sprinkled with sesame seeds. He ate a ton – diversity is key, I’m learning. He eats more when there’s a bunch of different options.
The dogs enjoyed two steaming bowls of fresh soup, but if I left you with pictures of that as the final image, I wouldn’t be a very nice person.
And that, my friends, is that! What have you been eating lately? What was the very best meal you had last weekend?