Today was a wonderfully productive day that I took off from work to prepare for a raw party at my house tomorrow. A raw instructor is coming over with a bunch of recipes to demonstrate for my sisters, mom, family friends and myself. I can’t wait! But I had a lot to do to prepare for it like sterilizing my house, shopping and preparing ingredients for the recipes. I started the day trying to sleep in, but my cat had other ideas. Then I whipped up a fresh batch of hemp milk to go with a fresh pot of coffee to turbo charge my 3-mile run and cleaning.
I love the froth from freshly blended hemp milk in my coffee, yum!
I also spent time playing with this guy.
While she slept on her favorite couch spot pretty much all day – rough life.
Ate leftovers for lunch.
Soaked almonds, then dehydrated them for 24 hours to create almond flour for one of the recipes – which is a time-consuming process that has to be planned around. Usually I cheat and use almond milk pulp, but I’m going by the rules for the party.
And there was a huge shopping trip to Whole Foods for items like probiotic capsules, coconut butter, palm sugar, exotic mushrooms and lots of produce.
I also got to make date paste for the first time for a dessert recipe.
And discovered it makes a holy mess of my food processor – yikes!
That was a fun clean up job! After all the cleaning and prepping in my kitchen most of the day, hubby and I went out for sushi for dinner because I was not about the mess up the kitchen again. And I’m actually wiped after all the chores and running around today, a hot bubble bath is calling me before lots of fun tomorrow!