Happy Wednesday and this week is finally halfway over! Work is still madness and our weather, while clear and sunny, has been oppressively hot with a high of 103 degrees today and dry. I’ve been drinking lots of water, emptying my Kleen Kanteen 3 times at work and two huge glasses with lunch – probably over 100 oz. so far! When I got home, I just parked it on the couch for a few minutes with a bowl of frozen grapes to cool down. But I still managed a great run at 8:30 PM last night and passed many neighbors with the same idea of getting out and exercising at dusk. During my cool down walk, I got chatting with one who is just getting into running to get in better shape and gain more energy. He was complaining the 2 miles he just ran nearly killed him. I reassured him it gets easier and we chatted about healthy recipes and where he can find training on them for his family. He was thrilled to learn that Whole Foods offers free classes and I hope he stays motivated!
Anyway, while at the raw foods recipe class Sunday, the instructor mentioned an upcoming Raw Foods Expo that I just happened to get a sweet offer on today:
Second Annual Raw Health Expo
Saturday, July 31 and Sunday, August 1, 2010
In Sonoma County, California (about 1 hour north of San Francisco)
Discover The Secrets To Thriving On A Raw Food Diet
— At This Mouth-Watering Raw Health Expo
· You’ll meet top raw food chefs and educators – With over two dozen of today’s most talented raw food teachers and chefs you are sure to learn important information and time saving tips you will not hear anywhere else.
· You’ll learn how to prepare delicious raw food recipes – There will be sixteen raw food recipe demonstrations where you will learn how to create easy-to-prepare, delicious and healthy raw foods.
· You’ll discover how to save money by growing your own food – With a half-dozen talks on growing food, from hydroponics, converting your front lawn to edible landscaping, and growing mineral rich produce, you will have the knowledge you need to start growing your own food.
· You’ll get to meet and connect with others who enjoy raw foods – Feel the support and comradery of others that live your lifestyle.
· You’ll go home with the knowledge and recipes you need to be successful in the long term – From growing, preparing and the reasons for eating raw food, you will be better prepared after attending the Raw Health Expo.
For further information and to purchase tickets visit our web site
This is the most affordable raw food event anywhere!
At the door, the two day ticket price will be $79.99.
If you purchase your ticket before July 15, YOU WILL SAVE 50% off
If you purchase your ticket after July 15, YOU WILL SAVE 37.5% off
Special Bonus.. because you are reading my blog, use the discount code MYBLOG to save an additional 20% off.
I’m looking forward to checking this out because of the impressive list of speakers. It’s a bit of a drive for me and I’m torn on making it a weekend trip of just going for a day, I guess that will depend on the speaker schedule. Looks like they’ll be lots of great info and interesting people. Would you go to an expo like this? What kind of info would you be looking for?
Dinner last night was only partially raw, hubby was craving beans and rice that I created from scratch using this rice from Whole Foods.
And about a cup of dried kidney beans I soaked overnight in the fridge and cooked with the rice adding fresh chopped onions, olive oil, fresh minced garlic, thyme, cayenne pepper and salt.
Served with a throw-together salad of sauerkraut, sprouts, tomatoes, red cabbage, lemon juice, toasted sesame oil and kelp granules for a complete meal. Filling and it didn’t come back to haunt me on the long run 2 hours later.
At last weeks’ farmer’s market, I picked up a mutant-like huge zucchini:
It looked perfect to spiral cut for raw marinara and zucchini noodles which I finally got around to tonight.
After spiralizing, I massaged lemon juice, olive oil and salt into the noodles, which seems to help the noodles keep for a few days. Then I made a meal marinara sauce by adding hemp seeds and carrots to “beef” up the raw marinara sauce and topped with Italian nut parm.
Perfect for today’s hot weather and very filling. That zucchini made a huge bowl of long noodles and I have plenty of leftovers for lunch tomorrow.