I went to the bookstore yesterday and started reading Natalia Rose’s Raw Food Detox Diet. I have to thank a few people for intro-ing this to me – Cindi, Sarah, Kimberly, Lara, Erin, and Danielle (and I’m sure there are more). Natalia talks a lot about food combining, which has to do with combining foods in specific ways so that they are easier to digest.
When I got back home, I had to eat lunch. I tried to follow Natalia’s advice and this is what I made:
- 6 stalks of chopped organic celery
- 1 organic zucchini (small), chopped
- an ear of local corn cut off the cob
- the bigger 1/2 of a huge avocado, chopped (what. what?? and yes, dad, I know that if it’s bigger it’s not a half.)
- raw dressing (recipe below)
I made a take on Natalia’s Liquid Gold Elixir dressing. Sorry about the estimations – I didn’t measure everything; just tossed it in the food processor. It had… (I didn’t use all of it – maybe less than half):
- juice of 1 lemon
- 5+ cloves of garlic (mm. love garlic.)
- bragg’s liquid aminos (1+ tablespoons?)
- soy sauce (1-2 tablespoons?)
- honey (1-2 tablespoons? I think this honey was actually raw, unintentionally.)
- 3 tablespoons raw coconut butter (thanks Justine!! I’ll post more about this soon)
Okay, so the coconut butter might not be exactly right for food combining (it’s a nut/seed/dried fruit, I think? correct me if I’m wrong – is this a good combo? … actually, I think it is. nevermind.) but give me a break – it was my first try. And it was farfegnugen delicious.
The thing that made this whole bowl so farfegnugen delicious was actually the raw corn. It was like little bites of heaven. And the mushy ripe avocado, which I never eat much of. And… okay, it was all good. Even the celery (I thought I didn’t like celery).
And then for dinner… I just couldn’t stop. I made an avocado-honey pizza on a pre-made pizza crust from Whole Foods. This crust is by a company called Rustic Crust. The ingredients rock. The package says that it has 8 servings… what a crock!
Bobby and I split it in half and we each finished our part (his was chicken, spaghetti sauce, and cheese though). This was my first 2 pieces; I quickly followed it with the other two. It was pretty rockin. And then I went for this, HEABS style…
Heck yes for 100% dark chocolate.
I am teaching a math SAT prep class all day today (Saturday), and I hope to meet up with Jenna tomorrow at a wine-tasting. It’s a bit of a drive, but I think things will work out. Today I’m bringing an arsenal of fruit (watermelon and cantaloupe), a repeat salad, and a banana and raisins (thanks for the idea, Sarah!) for an afternoon snack.