I’m feeling better today, but I think a little pampering is in order this weekend for me and my car. I noticed this fun little surprise driving to work this morning.
The rubber coating is coming off my clutch, pretty ghetto looking, huh? It can’t have anything to do with my aggressive driving. :-P For an older economy car, I should be thankful it’s not the entire clutch. But finding a replacement has proven to be a challenge, I ended up ordering a cheap universal pedal kit from Amazon that will hopefully work okay, so my pedals can be even more ghetto with a mis-matched “sport” pedal. Also my poor car is a dirty disaster thanks to all the fun weather we’ve been having. Maybe I’ll wash it … Or have it washed and vacuumed. :-)
Found an interesting raw article today, I can relate to statement:
“I have more energy, I don’t need a full eight hours of sleep, my mood is better, and I no longer have a pot belly,” he said. “My skin looks healthier and people tell me I have a glow now.”
Especially less sleep needed, I find I only need 6-7 hours now and wake up charged after that more and more often. I can also relate to eating more desserts since going raw :-) I find I enjoy them more and feel less guilty. Before, I’d just avoid non-raw desserts and treats while feeling a bit deprived. Speaking of which, I broke down and ordered Ani’s dessert book with the pedal covers from Amazon since I’m officially the dessert person for family events after the success her for forest cake Saturday. I’m glad too, no more avoiding the processed pies and cakes my sisters usually bring when they’re tasked with dessert duty. :-)
I met hubby at Whole Foods for lunch today, my favorite place to eat that’s close to work.
The salad was a fun creation, I really liked the sprouted mango quinoa. The self serve food section is a new adventure every time I go with different salad options for me and hot options for him. As dorky as it sounds, I could eat there everyday :-)
I’ve been seeing GT’s Organic Raw Kombucha a lot lately on blogs and my sister drinking one this weekend. So I had to try one with lunch today and it was very interesting, like a tart, vinegary tea with a slight sweet ginger taste. Not a super pleasurable taste, but it grew on me after a few sips. After downing it with the salad, I was actually surprised at how good my stomach felt. Typically after such a large, raw salad, there’s a bit of digestion and settling, right? I didn’t notice that, all felt settled and quiet in the stomach region. The bottle claims the cultured tea creates an elixir that immediately works with the body and I have to say from my experience that seems true – how odd for packaging to tell the actual truth! Seriously the bottle makes a lot of fantastic claims that Kombucha supports digestion, metabolism, immune system, appetite control, weight control, liver function, body alkalinity, anti-aging, cell integrity and healthy skin & hair … wow, what more does one need? Oh wait, there’s a disclaimer that the statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. Seriously it did seem to help digestion and I will try the other flavors on my next Whole Foods trip. The nutrition facts were impressive.
I did get creative for dinner, I love raw soups, but he is not a fan of them, so I usually only do one serving at a time. I have a thing for coconut lately and have quite a bit stashed in the pantry after ordering a box of shredded, dried coconut from Amazon. I also have a thing for carrots and curry and got experimenting.
Crazy Carrot Coconut Soup
- 3 carrots, chopped
- 3/4 cup water or as needed
- 1/4 cup dried shredded coconut
- t tsp. miso
- 1 small garlic clove
- 1 tsp. shoyu
- 1 pitted date
- 1 tsp. red curry powder
Blend ingredients in blender to a smooth texture and enjoy. Makes 1 serving.
It was very good, like a sweet dessert soup with an underlying curry kick, but not too strong. This is the first time I’ve used shredded coconut in a blender soup, but I think I need to try it more often. Also, this has potential to be an awesome salad dressing. I paired it with broccoli hemp seed pesto and tomatoes because I’m weird like that, but it made a great combo.