Friday, August 1, 2008

Day 1 of the Challenge

First order of business: Dear whoever makes the weather, I am glad that like the guy who works at pcc you read my blog. Thanks for the nice weather today and I would appreciate it in the future if all rain could happen between the hours of 10pm and 1am.

Ok, next order of business, the 100 Day Raw Food Challenge officially started today. Of course, my real day is closer to day 75, but we are going to say 1. I tried to be mindful of my personal challenge goals today. I definitely noticed points where i was shoveling it in without paying attention but I brought myself back to awareness and slowed down.
The nice weather greatly improved my mood, I was very productive at work, and I ALMOST forgot my coffee tasting anxiety until it was time to go.
It worked out ok... I spit almost all of the donuts and coffee out. They tasted great, but not any better than a lot of the delicious raw foods I get to eat. I did feel a little buzzy after the tasting so I know a little of the caffeine and sugar got in, but not much.
After work a friend and I went to the phinney farmers market and I got peaches, berries, cool round zucchinis and some multi colored bell peppers. Well they weren't multiple colors, I got multiple different colors. I made myself a nice, pretty, satisfying dinner in honor of day one. Now I am going to bed :)
Italian inspired Green Salad with Dill Cheese
Raw Chili from
Berries held in Purple Cabbage Leaves with Banana Cream


Aimee (Bitt) said...

that looks so good. i wanted to make chili last night but i was too tired to go get peppers at the farmer's market. love the cabbage berry wraps!

HiHoRosie said...

mmm...yummy! Can you chat with the weather guy again b/c I would like it warmer. A lot warmer. This 60-degree stuff isn't working for me in the summer but I do like the rain rule you asked for. Rain at night.

That chili looks so great! I wonder if I have all the ingredients for it....

RawkYouLikeAHurricane said...

That all looks totally delicious. I love purple cabbage, I never thought of making a fruit dish with it.

HiHoRosie said...

Haven't made the cheez-it yet but that's on my list. How long are you supposed to soak sunflower seeds for anyway?

HiHoRosie said...

Thx for the sunflower seed info. I think I'll do it Heathy's way (her link to that recipe is in my post) where she soaks the stuff but doesn't dehydrate. One less step for this girl. :)

badash said...

Thanks for the comments.... Oh and you cant eat dates plain? crazy! i must be an intense sugar addict because i cannot get enough!!!

Wow, I want to do that cabbage thing with the banana creme - is the banana creme just blended banana? what berries did you use?

You always seem to make delicious food.

Wait did i already tell you i made those date cacao balls and forgot to take pics? yeah i definitely made them and was hungry WHILE making them, which wasnt so good, so i just kinda ate them as i made them... lol, it definitely slowed down my eating though, which is good!

anyways, keep it up with the raw food challenge. I wanted to join but i've already been doing it a while, but then i realized you have too --- i didnt know we were allowed to join if we were already pretty raw???? oh well! i love reading up on all of your blogs anyways!

badash said...

ahh im psyched. what do i have to do if i join? (besides stay raw, lol?)