Breakfast- 2 small Honeydew melons, 12 oz. smoothie of banana, dates, peaches, soaked shredded coconut, sliced strawberries
Lunch- 2 bananas, 10 Medjool dates, 2 Hass avocados, all diced and mixed with fresh lemon juice and 1/4 cup shredded coconut
Dinner- at Pure Food & Wine juice and take out bar: 1/2 Avocolada smoothie, Sushi, 3 assorted cookies
My breakfast smoothie was so good. I'd like to start every day with something that delicious.
I was disappointed in last nights dinner, the pate in particular(see yesterday's entry). It was something I just made up and I put too many mushrooms in it and it irritated my throat. The cashew cheese was something new that I saw in the store. It's a raw product, made from raw cashews with seasonings and then cultured and aged like dairy cheese. It tasted okay; a little goes a long way.
I've been feeling preoccupied with food lately. I've frequently been going back and forth between Manhattan and East Atlantic Beach and it's taken a lot of focus to be sure that I have have food to eat in both places. The beach doesn't have the food selection that I like or that's optimal for me so I've been taking food back and forth with me. I've also been buying enough food for both me and Michael. He understands why eating raw is really good for you but he's it's not how he lives. So I just try to have a lot of raw food available for him so that he has it around when he wants it.
I can see why it would be challenging for families to eat raw in our typical urban setting. It's simple enough for me to buy various types of fruit ahead of time so that it can ripen properly at home and not get bruised on the store shelves and then eat it when I'm ready ready. When you begin to add one, two or three or more people to the equation things changed. You have to completely change how you shop for food and plan meals around family members schedules. Six or seven bananas make a meal for me but how many does a family of four need? 24, two dozen? More, if you have active teenagers? Do you now begin to buy by the case? How much raw dip do you make for a family meal menu of sliced tomatoes, cucumbers and dip? How many Tomatoes and cucumbers is enough?
During the day today I was feeling a little sad, that slightly sad vulnerable feeling that I get sometimes. In the past I have associated the feeling as being related to food in some way. I've wondered if it's related to eating heavy on the fat foods which seem to have a sedating effect for a while and then when the fat clears out of my system the feelings come up. Yesterday I had the delicious but heavy smoothie with almond butter and at dinner I had the pate and the cashew cheese. I've also wondered if the feelings are related to not eating enough. Today for example I didn't eat lunch until 3:30 PM and I didn't drink very much water today. I normally drink a lot. Maybe it's just normal life feelings passing and I don't have to figure it out. I feel better now that I've eaten.
I feel vulnerable to be a grown man and to openly write about this stuff. Do real men have feelings? Of course, RAW feelings.