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Raw Food Cacao Cream Pie, Comfort Food Cravings...

on Tuesday, April 22, 2008:

Breakfast- 1 large pineapple

Lunch- smoothie: 1 large bunch dandelion greens, 3 bananas, 1 lb strawberries, blended with 2 cups water

Dinner- 5 bananas sliced and mixed/sprinkled with 1/4 cup shredded coconut, 1 tbs cacao powder, 1/4 cup raw tahini

...early afternoon:

I've been making raw vegan chocolate(cacao) cream pies that my neighborhood health food store, Nice-n-Natural, is selling.  The pie has a walnut/coconut/date crust and tastes delicious.  I don't eat cacao very often because it is stimulating and gets me too rev'd up, similar to caffeine, but it's great for an occasional treat.  Many people say that cacao doesn't rev them up; I'm not one of those people.  I can also make it with carob, but the cacao is more popular.  In case you're in the neighborhood and want to try the pie, Nice-n-Natural is located on Ninth Avenue between 46th and 47th streets.

...this evening:

Late in the afternoon I started having a mental debate in my mind regarding what to eat for dinner.  I'd had a very full day with lots of different things going on, with the possibility of work related changes, and lots of feelings connected to it all.  Food that seemed appealing was comfort food -nachos, pasta, cheese quesadillas, etc. I resisted the urge to go directly to a restaurant and I came home to change clothes and relax for a moment.  I drank a large glass of water.  Sometimes cravings are a symptom of dehydration.  I really didn't "want" bananas, but after relaxing, breathing, and sitting still I decided to eat them with all the fixings I've mentioned.  I feel glad that I was able to navigate through the feelings and make the dinner choice that I made. 

Posted on Tuesday, April 22, 2008 at 01:19PM by Registered CommenterStephen Parker | CommentsPost a Comment

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