Wednesday, August 2, 2017

Tomato Soup and Mango Salad Recipes

It's a beautiful summer day here in Arkansas. This morning I made some tomato soup in my Vitamix which I plan to have for dinner tonight. I will probably eat it cold, but if you prefer it warm you can warm it in the high speed blender.
Tomato Soup Recipe:
4 vine-ripened tomatoes
1/4 cup water
Juice of 1 lemon
4 stalks of celery
1 small sweet onion
4 little mini cucumbers
1 tsp chili powder
Blend in high speed blender until smooth.
Serve with chopped avocado mixed in.

Tomato Soup in the Vitamix ready to blend.

Tomato Soup after blending.

Tomato Soup ready to store in the refrigerator until dinner.

Food for the day. I started eating at 10:30. During the morning and at lunch I had watermelon and mango. Dinner was fresh orange juice and a salad made with iceberg lettuce, mango, cucumber, grape tomatoes, avocado, and paprika. Thanks to Louie Auslander for the salad inspiration. Also had dehydrated onion crackers. After dinner I had a fruit smoothie made with coconut water, bananas, dates, frozen mangoes and frozen mixed fruit.

Good post from Larry Simonis about emotional eating on his most excellent Facebook page:
EMOTIONAL EATING: Emotions trigger the old eating habits. The cravings kick in. When I overcame the cravings (via a 100% raw vegan diet and fasting) and got a handle on the emotions (via EFT/Tapping, "The Work" of Byron Katie, etc.), saw what was going on, and ALWAYS stayed 100% raw vegan no matter what, things started opening, the cravings (for the old crap; digestive flora calling for what it wants before they die out) eventually went away. Yes, I still eat emotionally at times, but if its fresh ripe juicy fruit, it really isn't a problem any more! And as time goes on, I do it less and less. I just sit with the feelings. The discomfort becomes not a problem. It shows the way. Om. 

To health and happiness.