Tuesday, February 10, 2009

One Week Raw

So as I said in my last post, I did a sort of winter cleaning.

Well I ate raw for two days and felt amazing.... and then the weekend hit. It was the boy's birthday so we went out to dinner at "Craft" in the city. This is Tom Colicchio's restaurant (the judge from Top Chef). Anthony and I are obsessed with the show, so it was only fitting that we go there! Although they didn't have ANY entree options that were vegan, I decided to get 4 sides of different yummy vegetables. They were delish... but definitely NOT raw. The waiter assured me that none of them were cooked in butter but you never know I guess.
 As a dessert, Anthony ordered a sampling of cheeses. They were beautiful... and he begged me to try some... and I did. And honestly, I didnt like it much. I loved cheese way back when, but the taste is way too thick and rich for me to enjoy it. but all in all I did have it.
The next day I decided to go back to some raw food. I enjoyed some RAWsome Pancakes (previously posted) which of course held me ALL day. By the time dinner came I was starving, and knew that when we went out that night with all of our friends I would be having a few drinks (I never ever drink, but decided since it was Anthony's birthday I would CELEBRATE with him and our friends). I decided to have something with more substance and enjoy one of the  black bean burgers that I made this week... my moms request. It was definitely Yummy... but once again not raw... so I had given up on my Winter cleaning, but it was ok because I had done it for two days and thats longer than my usual monthly raw day!

WELL that night, I ended up DRINKING.... I had 4 vodka sodas, and was pretty... well.. giggly..:) We had a great time. I sent out a facebook message about two weeks ago telling over 30 people that we were going out to celebrate anthonys birthday... and believe it or not around 30 showed up!!! It was SOSOSO much fun to catch up with friends we havent seen in a long time, and we stayed out until 3:30am!!! I havent done that since college! So i was definitely feeling it the day after.

I GOT SICK! no not hung over sick... a head ache, sore throat, stuffy nose sick!!!
UGH I havent been sick since i went vegan about a year ago, so I am really pissed. I guess this is my bodies way of telling me "Ha ha told ya so". Oh well

Sorry about all of the babble... it is leading up to my main topic FOR THE WEEK!

One of my favorite blogs...Ginger is the New Pink is a high raw vegan and is a part of that e-cook book i talked about in my last post. She has inspired me not only to do a day or two here or there raw, but to try one full week raw!! (or MOSTLY raw) So here is the beginning of my journey... hopefully this Motivates some others to do a week cleanse!!!

DAY ONE: Beginning weight (I get weird about numbers, but I will update you with weight loss)
I started breakfast with a "bananas in pajamas"  SYNless bar.

For lunch I choose a beautiful smoothy with frozen mango, frozen pineapple, frozen banana, and fresh papaya.
It was SOOOOO delish! Surprisingly, it held me until dinner!

For dinner I decided to hit the ECook Book and make the Dolmas Salad

It was FANTASTIC!!!! Super Creamy and filling!
I had to modify the ingredients a bit.. substitute one of the nuts with pumpkin seeds and the other nut with pistachios, but all in all it came out great!!! def try it out!
(Clearly i topped mine with raw cauliflower, broccoli, cucumber, and some olives.. YUM YUM YUM!!!

I also had my first day of class (personal training/nutrition) ...well the anatomy portion of it any way... I LOVE IT!!!

After I got home from class, I snacked on some raisins and dried mango.

so technically this is day two of my week of raw food. I had breakfast already today and am about to make some lunch... I also weighed myself... (did I lose weight... am I the same weight?) You will just have to wait and find out friends!!!



Lauren said...

so glad you enjoyed yourself at Anthony's birthday! ...aside from getting sick the next day, but hey at least you had a fun night! :)
mm your smoothie looks and sounds so delicious! i've been on a mango-kick lately..
haha excited to hear about how your weigh-in went!! :)

Lauren said...

Thank you so much for mentioning that I have one of your favorite blogs!! :) You are one of my favs as well! I am glad you are enjoying the ebook. Sounds like you had a fun weekend (minus the sickness). I have a sore throat and stuffy nose right now so I feel your pain!

VeggieGirl said...

Fabulous!! Sorry about getting sick though.

I ♥ puggies said...

I love Lauren's blog too! I always look forward to her postings. I have yet to try raw. I'm kind of hesitant because I'm still quite new to being vegan (4 months). Good luck with everything!

Anonymous said...

delicious looking food :)
the smoothie sounds amazing!

Anonymous said...

I applaud your decision to go raw for a full week! I really would like to do something like that one day, but I'm taking a more gradual approach.

Wishing you luck with yours! You can do it, and I'll be looking to you for tips and ideas!

Feel better, hun, and have a great week!

PS: RAWsome is the best word eva! ;-)

Vegan_Noodle said...

I admire you for being able to give raw foods a shot for a whole week! Not sure I could ever do that... I love cooked foods way too much.

River said...

I know what you mean about the cheese, it used to taste so good to me and now just the smell of cheese makes me sick!

Anthonys birthday celebration sounds like it was a lot of fun! Sorry you got sick though, I hope you feel better soon!

KombuchaCHIC said...

Yay! I'm happy that you liked the salad! It sounds like the food is agreeing with you. :)

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