Breakfast- 5 peaches, 1 banana
Lunch- 1/2 large watermelon
Dinner- small handful of goji berries, 3 very large tomatoes sliced and drizzled with mock Peanut sauce from Jennifer Cornbleet's Raw Food Made Easy for 1 or 2 people- tonight it was made easy for 1!
A couple of days ago I called to catch up with my friend Rick Waynick who lives in Newport News, Virginia. Rick told me that he's been reading my blog and that in my writing I make raw foods seem so easy. I was very quick to say that that is not necessarily the case. I've had greater ease with eating raw recently, but it is a very different way to live, and it does not always feel easy. There are so many influences on our food choices -fitting in with others, what our family ate when we were young, navigating restaurants or choosing to not eat in restaurants, addictive food issues, our level of fitness, how we feel on any given day, the availability of organic produce, detoxification symptoms, living with others, the list goes on.
Leading a raw life does get easier with time. I've gotten way off but I have continued to comeback. As long as we keep coming back to the raw way, the answers about how to make it work in our individual lives will unfold if we want them too. Does it feel difficult sometimes? Yes. Does it feel easier? Yes.
I feel really full after dinner. The tomatoes were delicious, huge, and the mock peanut sauce was very rich, tasty. It's one of my favorite recipes from Jennifer Cornbleets's book. While I was preparing dinner I almost poured myself a glass of red organic wine but I thought about it and let it go. The wine is fun while I'm drinking the first half of the glass and it's raw, but I just don't feel as alert and energetic the next morning after I've had a glass of it the previous night. I'm fine now having not had it and I don't miss it. I'll save the option for when I really want it. The issue is similar to the raw cacao topic. It's fun for a little while, but is it worth it?