Day 54 brought a handful of wonderful women to my house for a send off for a friend who is moving to her husband’s next duty station. I requested everyone bring something gluten and dairy free so our guest of honor and her nearly year old son could indulge without being worried. It was a success. And what is even better is that everyone brought something healthy and pretty much everything was plant-based. This is the first gathering I was really sorry I couldn’t eat at. However, I did take a piece of “chocolate chip pie” and stuck it in the freezer so I can eat it in a week or so. It has interesting ingredients like beans, oats and dates. How interesting that the day I’m longing for food the most is the day the healthiest foods are in front of me…as opposed to a couple of days ago when I was at an event with papa john’s pizza and a slew of home-made, sugar-filled desserts.
Which reminds me that a week from today (next Friday) I will be breaking my fast. I’m really looking forward to it but I am planning on really taking it easy to coax my digestive system back into working. My friend Alisa asked me what I plan to break my fast with….my plan, as long as I can get them from the farmers market next week, is to break my fast with a yellow carrot. Then, I may add some cucumber from my garden. And I plan on having a smoothie either with pineapple or mango or both as ingredients. I also expect to be drinking at least a quart of juice. However, I did just pin a whole bunch of vegan and raw food recipes. I’m looking forward to trying some of them out…I think I see Nori in my basket on an upcoming shopping trip.
Today was crazy with having company at 11am. Thankfully I have a super, wonderful husband who helped me get the house ready for company. However it wasn’t until the guests were arriving that I was finally getting around to juicing…because things were so frantic, I went with a big batch of an old standard- Joe’s Mean Green. This is the juice I go to when I need to make a juice but just can’t think. One of my guests remarked that what I was drinking looked so refreshing and asked what was in it. I gave her some and she really liked it.
Because its Friday night, I’ve juiced for tomorrow. I still have some mean green left so I made a bit more of a quart of a juice I’m going to call Sunny Roots