I am so proud of myself I have to blog about it. I am on Day 6 of a new adventure. I am experimenting with a vegan raw food diet, and so far I love, Love, LOVE what is happening with my body. I have dropped 12 (!) pounds, and I feel better than I have for years. Much better than I did as a cheesatarian (bad vegetarian, processed food junkie). And I am happy. Like, off the charts happy. This is a big deal. I am not, by nature, a happy person. I am cynical, and depressed, and grudge holding. And despite that, today I found myself thinking, as I dug into my avocado salsa salad, "wow, I'm really happy" which then sent me into a fit of chuckles, since that was the most 'un-Jaime' thing to think in the world. So it's working for me!
Today my adventure led me to the new Mother's Market & Kitchen in Santa Ana. Beautiful store filled with tons of yummy organic produce and lots of raw products to help me with my 'un-cooking'. There were jars of Raw Coconut Butter sitting next to the Raw Cashew Butter, and both of them looked so yummy and decadent that I had to buy them! I don't know what to expect from the coconut butter, but I am thinking it will be muy delicioso! I am 'trying out' some raw books, thanks to our library system, and the more information that I get, the more committed that I am to continuing this lifestyle, in the face of all of my family members gathering and eating chicken strips and coleslaw from KFC... I broke down and had a bite of my birthday cake, (my fave! Lemon Cake!!!) so I'm feeling a little guilty. But hey, once a year, one single bite... I'm gonna let myself off the hook now.
Now I'm gonna go look for some tasty thing that I can find to make, so that I can use my new food dehydrator!!! Thanks Mom and Dad!! You can try my crazy flax-seed bread, or goddess chips (made with dehydrated kale). Oh, don't make that face, maybe you will like them?