Either Leela is recovering from her little misadventure Saturday or, like me, has a serious case of the Mondays because she’s been a little couch potato most all day.
She even needed a little extra motivation for her usual walk – not like her! Maybe I need to try her on a raw diet again.
My mom, sister, and I met at Sugar Plum Vegan in Sacramento yesterday for a late bday brunch for me. Worked for me, I like celebrating all weekend! Every Sunday they have an wonderful vegan brunch with an overload of amazing choices. It’s actually a little dangerous for me since I was hungry after a morning run and loaded my plate!
Mmmm, tempeh bacon, spicy black bean/tofu scramble, biscuit with an amazing vegan gravy, stuffed mushroom, and salad of course!
My sister also loaded up with the vegan “chicken” kabob, quinoa salad, mini cinnamon bun, hash browns, etc. It was so cute that she liked the vegan chicken alternative better than actual chicken because it had more flavor and was more moist. The biscuit and gravy was probably my favorite because it’s a splurge I rarely have. Oh yum, I’m getting hungry again after seeing these pics!
But after a weekend of celebrating and lots of eating out, it was time to get back on track with a light, raw dinner to start a mini cleanse this week. I spiralized a huge zucchini, lightly steamed some broccoli and whipped up Hemp Seed Alfredo in the Vita-Mix for dinner.
One of my favorite go-to raw meals that feels more like a creamy, comfort meal.
Today was a hellacious day back at work, back to reality after a fun weekend! Between employees on sick leave and vacation, we were down to less than half our team, but that didn’t stop the work from flooding in. When I got home, I wasn’t in the mood to mess up the kitchen and just went super simple with a meal smoothie for dinner.
I know, not exciting, but easy and nutritionally dense when I was just feeling drained. And it left time for a little therapeutic gardening while there was still sunlight.
One of our garden beds is overflowing with squashes of all kinds, like these cute little spaghetti squashes.
And plenty of pumpkins!
That’s what happens when some seeds get mixed into the compost we loaded the planter bed with and I’m totally happy with it. The squashes are doing better than our tomatoes thanks to the strange cold and wet spring we had and bring them on for winter recipes like:
And this amazing Raw Pumpkin Pie recipe, mmmm…