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April 27, 2010

week 10- review and reflect

This week I've spent my food time practicing the recipes I've already learned to try to integrate them into my family's food rhythm. So far, Billy likes everything. I've been able to get the kids to eat cacao smoothies with green superfood powder on occasion, and Maya likes the summer rolls. So, a long way to go with the kids, but they eat so much raw fruit already, it's just a matter of working on the vegetables. I'm hoping that the garden will help with that. They all like nuts in one form or other, especially Maya. I'm trying to get to the point where I can just do my casual grocery shopping browse and still come home with ingredients that I will use in raw food prep, and really enjoy.

The garden is just starting to produce edibles, so I think we'll get our first salad of the season this week.

It's been really great to expand my repertoire of recipes and start thinking of raw food as more of a main course than a side dish. At the same time, if I'm really going to do it, it has to be really simple. So right now, my goal is to have my breakfast smoothie, and try to get a good serving of greens somewhere in the day. For me, that's a good day's work. Whatever else I have time to make- dehydrated flatbreads, cool dressings, raw desserts, etc. are all extra for when I'm inspired. Hopefully the garden will provide me with lots of inspiration- and main courses!

I also hope we'll be able to get a couple more weeks of this experiment finished before Jenny moves to Bloomington, IN in June. Maybe I'll try a dessert or two at the end. Hmm...

Posted by Bahiyyih at April 27, 2010 12:12 AM