It’s another rainy, gray Monday here and I’m starting to feel like a wet rat, I can tell you that Pantene gel just does not hold curly hair after a few mad dashes in down pours and hanging frizz is not a great look for me. I know we need the rain and soon enough we’ll be into our Spring and Summer seasons without a drop, but I am looking forward to wearing my sunglasses at some point. But besides the rain, I felt great today, well-rested and ready for the work morning after a super-green smoothie.
I finally read the Kris Carr’s article in the current Get Fresh! issue and found it very interesting an inspiring. Kris, like many raw foodie’s, hammers the importance of green juice and how she or her hubby makes the days supply each morning and freshness is crucial. That sounds amazing and something I really want to get into, but making juice and cleaning my juicer every week morning is a bit overwhelming to me now since I have to be out of the house so early. I tried to mimic the typical green juice recipe in my smoothie this morning adding kale, celery, carrot, pear and hemp protein powder and wonder if it’s equally beneficial to have a green smoothie for breakfast instead of juice, the Vita-Mix is much easier to clean when I have to rush out the door. Posters in this thread seem to lean towards smoothies and this thread has interesting point on juicing giving the digestive system a break for fasting/cleansing. I’m not sure mine needs a rest, but will stick to my mostly smoothie, occasional juicing routine while I look into it more. Smoothies seem to work best for me and I adore raw soups, the variety of flavors and how filling they can be.
Anyway, for lunch I had butternut sage noodles topped with Brazil nut parm, an orange and some grapes – odd, but tasty combo :-)
For dinner, I decided to try a recipe from that same Get Fresh! issue for Cauliflower Cheese … only I didn’t have the cauliflower, but I did have fresh, organic zucchini and broccoli to use with the sauce instead for a cheesy broccoli noodle dish. I actually remembered to start soaking the cashews this morning, woohoo!
I warmed it up for about 30 minutes in the dehydrator before serving. It was very good with a unique spice combination of rosemary, cayenne pepper, turmeric and lemon. It surprisingly tasted a lot like a cheese sauce, very impressive and something hubby enjoyed too. I probably could have warmed it for an hour or more on a weekend, but not a weeknight. I highly recommend trying the recipe, I was really impressed and may try the cracker recipe for the Superbowl party.