And happy almost-Friday! I like to think I celebrate Earth Day everyday and much more so since going high-raw. By making my own almond milk, I’m not using cartons the store bought stuff comes in or wasting the pulp. Most of the time I use my own bags when grocery shopping or shopping at Target. I’ve actually used paper bags to pick up after my dog and it’s not as bad as it sounds. Granted, the tootsie rolls she produces are smaller than our cats. As of last weekend, we’ve officially started composting which will be a new adventure. I reuse jars, they’re great for storing dressings, sauces or giving homemade nut butters to my grandma. I’m going more and more paperless which also pleases my anal drive for de-cluttering and organization.
I like this post from Zen Habits, gotta love this quote:
“People were these things called ACTIVE and ENERGETIC. Once television became such a monumental part of our lives, we began being consumed by this sedentary form of life that co-existed with unhealthy and unfit lives.”
Okay, not really. Does watching TV while on an elliptical count? I suppose that’s not considered a sedentary form of entertainment. I hate that word – sedentary, it sounds like a mid-evil mental disease they attempted to cure with ice picks and bludgeoning. Not a flattering way to describe a majority of us Americans! But Earth Day is a good time to reflect on simpler pleasures, like enjoying hobbies and nature, instead of material things.
Thanks to dinner last night, I have plenty of Ani’s Save-the-Chicks pate and blended into a salad for lunch.
A lot like last nights scramble, but minus the onions and adding corn, making a tasty, filling combo.
For dinner, I stepped away from raw and decided to use a bag of dried lentils I had sitting in my pantry for who knows how long. The Whole Foods recipe app was a great tool for finding a vegan recipe that I had all the ingredients for, Lentils with Onion and Carrot.
But I felt it needed more veggies and added chopped spinach.
It’s been awhile since I’ve had lentils, but I think I need to include them more on non-raw nights. This soup was very good, hearty and filling, as well as easy to throw together and quick. The spinach added a nice texture and color, for some reason I really like throwing spinach into vegan soups even though I’m not a fan of it cooked by itself.