Monday, September 27, 2021

Imperfectly Raw - Day 39 - Sunday, September 26, 2021

 Imperfectly Raw - Day 39 - Sunday, September 26, 2021

I woke up feeling sick....splitting headache, nausea.  Possibly related to the popcorn and toffee dinner last night?  Possibly what you eat affects how you feel.  That is my experience.

Morning:  Watermelon. Water. Coffee

Green Juice: Parsley, dill, ginger, lemon, 1/2 red bell pepper, celery, apple

Lunch:  Smoothies for 2:   2 bananas, two handfuls of spring mix greens, 1/4 cup hemp seed hearts, 1/4 cup peanut butter powder, 2 dates, frozen blueberries to fill up blender, 1 can of coconut water, water to 3/4 blender full.

Almond Butter with jelly on crackers

Dinner:  Ginger-glazed tempeh with rice and spicy red pepper sauce; broccoli.   This is a recipe from the PlateJoy app with a couple of modifications.


1. Cook 1-1/4 cup rice per package directions.

2.  Spicy red pepper sauce:  Drain a 12 oz jar of roasted red peppers into your blender or food processor.  I used my little Ninja.  Add 2-1/2 tsp maple syrup, 5 tsp olive oil, 1 tsp hot sauce, 2-1/2 tbsp rice vinegar.  Blend until smooth.

3. Ginger glazed tempeh:  I used two packages of tempeh.  Cut into 1/2" thick slices.  Stir into a saucepan or skillet, 2-1/2 tsp maple syrup, 5 tsp olive oil, juice of a lemon, 1 tsp ground ginger, and 2-1/2 tbsp soy sauce.  Stir in 1-2/3 to 2 cups of water.  Whisk together and then add the tempeh.  Stir to coat. Simmer for about 15 minutes until the liquid is absorbed.

4.  Cook a package of broccoli florets in about 1" of boiling water.  Cover and cook about 5 minutes.  Season with salt.

Serve the tempeh and broccoli over the rice and drizzle with the hot sauce.

Dessert was thawed frozen pineapple. 

Tea:  Chamomile with Lavender.  Later on I had a June Shine kombucha and a few Brazil nuts.

I worked at the boutique for three hours this afternoon and did a grocery pickup at Walmart on my way home.  Practiced flute a little while..

I worked on my plan for healthy eating and have settled on my green juices and smoothies as the best way to incorporate raw fruits, vegetables, greens, microgreens, and sprouts.  Travis and I both enjoy these juices and smoothies.

I often use the PlateJoy app for recipe ideas.  The app allows personal selection on the types of food you want for your diet, as well as choices for the amount of time you want to devote to meal preparation.  You can create a plan that works for you.  For now I have selected No Restrictions Vegan.  I had been set for Mediterranean Flexitarian (mostly vegetarian).  Travis will have plenty of opportunities to have non-vegan proteins, so don't feel sorry for him.

xoxo Janis

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