Imperfectly Raw Day 27, Tuesday 9/14/21
"Of all the things I've lost, I miss my mind the most." - Ozzy Osbourne
My fitness tracker is telling me I am not getting very much sleep. Today I got 6 hrs 38 min which is my best day since I have had the tracker. In order to promote a healthy brain seven to eight hours a night is a good number to aim for.
I'm still coughing and not feeling well, so I opted out of flute rehearsal tonight and picked up one of BinaxNow COVID-19 Antigen Self Test kits from Walmart. You get two tests in the box for $14.00, and you get your results in 15 minutes. It took me a couple of hours to get up the nerve to swab my nose, but it was not so bad. You only have to insert the swab about 1/2"-3/4". Very happy to get a negative result.
I made a green juice for two with celery, 1 cucumber, 8 collard leaves, 1 bunch dill, 1 bunch cilantro. 1 lemon, 4 Napa cabbage leaves, and 2 cups of spinach. I added the celery last and juiced up to the 1000 ml line on the juice container.
I made a quick trip into Hot Springs to open the boutique for Ashlyn and Shane. They drove in to work in a different car and did not have their shop keys. I was happy to get to see them for a few minutes. There were Wi-Fi issues at the shop, also. And coming home my normal route was blocked, and I had to back out and go a different way. So a day of obstacles.
I made smoothies for lunch: For two people - 4 oranges peeled, 4 bananas, 2 cups frozen strawberries, 4 Tbsp ground flax seeds.
Dinner: Cauliflower and Red Lentil Tacos
Cauliflower: Preheat oven to 425 degrees. Place 4 cups of cut cauliflower on a baking sheet. Coat with 1 Tbsp of olive oil, salt and pepper. Roast for about 25 minutes.
Lentils: Heat 1 Tbsp olive oil. Add 1 diced onion and 1-1/2 Tbsp minced garlic. Cook for about 5 minutes on medium heat. Add 1/4 cup tomato paste, 3/4 tsp cumin, 3/4 tsp chili powder and saute a minute more. Add 1 cup dry red lentils and 2 cups vegetable broth. Cook until lentils are tender, about 25 minutes. Season with salt and pepper.
Mayo sauce: Whisk together 1/4 cup mayonnaise, juice of a lime, and 1-1/2 Tbsp chipotle pepper and sauce. Season with salt and pepper.
Warm corn tortillas in a dry pan over medium heat to make tacos. Or you can just serve the cauliflower and lentils over the whole grain tortilla chips.
I made Teechino for our evening tea. And I popped popcorn, because I had a long conversation with my friend Susan this afternoon and we talked about how we did not eat popcorn anymore. I guess that little voice in my head said, "We'll see about that." I had a kombucha with the popcorn.
I prepped for raw foods tomorrow. I am making a taco salad and a carrot cake.
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