Friday, August 20, 2021

Imperfectly Raw Day 1 - Thursday, 8/19/21

It's a good day to have a good day!

Travis had a pot of Seattle’s Best organic fair trade coffee brewed and waiting when I got up this morning. 

I made Lemon Ginger Blasts for our first meal, and Green Smoothies for our second meal.  (2 bananas, a kiwi, 2 dates, scoop of green powder, scoop of prebiotic powder, broccoli micro greens, 1 can coconut water, frozen mixed fruit to top of blender, and water to 3/4 of blender).

Lemon Ginger Blast

I attended a ladies luncheon in Hot Springs Village today.  We wore our masks and showed our proof of vaccination in an effort to stop the spread of COVID here in our part of the world.  Arkansas is a hot spot right now. I took some raw Coconut Fudge for the snack table, and I took my smoothie for my drink.  I volunteered to mail out some postcards. It was good to visit with old friends as well some newer friends.

Here is the recipe for the raw Coconut Fudge inspired from the Rawvolution recipe book. I doubled this recipe to serve to the raw foods group on Wednesday and to the ladies luncheon on Thursday.

3 cups walnuts (ground in food processor until creamy).  In a separate bowl mix together 1/2 cup cacao, 2 cups unsweetened shredded coconut, 5/8 cups agave nectar.  Then mix in the ground walnuts.  Press into a Pyrex dish and refrigerate to help firm it up.  

Raw Coconut Fudge

Books: My New Years resolution was to read the New York Times best seller list.  Right now I am listening to Born a Crime written and narrated by Trevor Noah.  It’s about his experiences growing up in South Africa.

I made this Minestrone Soup for Travis. This is a modified PlateJoy recipe.

I onion diced and 3 small carrots diced.  Cook 4-5 minutes in 2-1/2 Tbsp olive oil until vegetables soften.  Add 1-1/2 Tbsp minced garlic and cook for a minute longer. 

Add a box of vegetable broth and a 28 Oz can of diced tomatoes.  Season with 1-1/2 Tbsp of Italian seasoning, and a little Herbes de Provence, salt and pepper. 

Add a couple of cups of pasta and simmer about 10 minutes. Add a can of drained green beans and a can of drained and rinsed white beans and cook for a couple more minutes.

Minestrone Soup

I relieved Molly at JoAnna A Boutique from 1:30-5 today so she could take care of some other things.  After work I made three recipes to use later in the week.  I made the Raw Onion Bread, Sunflower Seed Cheese, and Pizza Sauce.  I see some raw pizza in my future.  Shout out to Rawvolution for inspiration.  

Dinner tonight was leftover Mock Tuna made with sunflower seeds, a green salad, seed crackers, and Coconut Fudge. 

I have a gallon of kombucha waiting to be bottled for second ferment, but I did not get to it today!



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