It’s Friday and I am ready to put another turbulent week of job worries behind. I was recently introduced to psyllium husk while looking at more raw recipes, which so far I’ve only been able to find at Whole Foods. It’s indigestible to humans and serves as fiber/colon cleansing source. It seems to be added as a thickener/supplement to many raw recipes, common in many desert recipes, as well as homemade pet foods. I have not tried it yet to know how it effects me, but it’s on my shopping list as I prepare to try 30-days of a raw only diet. Here are some recipes containing it:
One of my niece’s is turning 2 and we got the pleasure of celebrating with her at John’s Incredible Pizza, an indoor amusement park for kids with a pizza buffet. I’ll admit, my inner-kid was looking forward to this. But I was dreading the food selection, thinking the salad bar would be a prepacked iceberg lettuce mix with ranch, ranch and ranch for dressing options. But, I can’t be a bad aunt and not show up just because it does not jive with my diet, an issue I’m sure many raw foodists face.
Such quality food choices as pizza topped with mac and cheese. No, I did not have a slice :-) Apparently this is a famous pizza of theirs because it was announced of the intercom when a fresh one came out. Not too many kids cared, but some of the dads jumped up to run to the buffet.
After a slice, how about washing it down with a plate full of these? Odd, little donuts about the size of a quarter and served covered in powdered sugar with sugary dipping sauce options. Just what everyone needs before going on the spinning rides.
The salad bar was not too shabby, I was able to put together a decent raw meal. I was disappointed the only nut options were overly salted sunflower seeds. The non-fat raspberry vinegar dressing was surprisingly good and, for a pizza place, the salad bar was actually packed.
Then we spent the rest of the night playing the best game ever :-)