I think the best thing about days where I only drink green juice and eat fruit until lunch (a la Natalia Rose and The Raw Food Detox Diet) might possibly be banana whip as part of this complete breakfast.
And watermelon. But you knew that.
For lunch I was figuring out what to have with my salsa and carrots. I whipped up some garlic hummus and did my open faced sandwich thing.
But first let me say that we love, love, love this brand of salsa.
No, no one is paying me to say that. No one sent me a sample of this salsa. I just really love it and want to spread the love. (And spread the salsa on my sandwich.) I’ve only seen it at Wegmans, and it’s found in the cooler section with the cheeses and lunch meats.
It’s the only salsa I buy, it always tastes SO fresh and they’ve got a bunch of fun “flavors” too. Artichoke Garlic? Why that’s my middle and maiden name. Mrs. Alison Artichoke Garlic. Oh great, now you’re going to go open a credit card account with my name and charge a bunch jars of almond butter aren’t you?
I was also contemplating my recent love of open facedness today and realized that it’s a trail of an explanation. Walk with me now.
I like sprouted grains for nutritional reasons, therefore I buy Ezekiel bread. I only like Ezekiel bread if it’s toasted. Toasted bread is not very forgiving in a sandwich with soft fillings. Hummus is soft. If I put as much hummus as I would like on a sandwich, I’d end up with a big mess on my hands. Open faced solves this problem AND it’s like I get to eat two sandwiches. It’s win-win.
During lunch, I watched the UPS truck back into my driveway. I met him at the door to be hand delivered a new book I get to review!
After reading The Raw Food Detox Diet in July, I was totally intrigued at the idea of moving toward a raw food diet and proper food combining – and how it could make a difference in my health (making peace with food and food cravings in particular), but I wondered how it might effect running and fitness in general too. Was it “safe”? Would I have enough energy? (Yes and yes. If anything, I’ve found that it’s done nothing but wondrous things for my runs and energy levels.)
I can’t wait to hear what a professional athlete has to say on a plant based diet. Based on the reviews I read at No Meat Athlete and Hangry Pants, I’m pretty sure Brendan’s book is going to be right up my alley.
But I digress.
I was not uber excited about these mint cups, thus they have remained uneaten until desperate times. I was expecting them to be all York Peppermint Patt-ery (not my fav) but was pleasantly surprised that they reminded me of those Andes mint chocolates. The mint part is firm, not mushy. I could insert an obvious joke in here about my ass or thighs but I think I’ll pass, thanks.
Notice who’s eyeing my prize?
This is Zak and his best mint zombie.
Yeah, that’s good. But I think my date and almond butter zombie was better. But whatever, it’s not like there’s a zombie contest. Yet.
And someone tell him that even though he’s on vacation doesn’t mean his brush is on vacation too.
Speaking of hair, I played playdoh barber shop and cut Ava’s hair today.
It was looking sort of ratty and don’t even get me started on the hair brushing battles day in and day out.
My reason for cutting her hair was three fold.
1. Short hair is easy to brush.
2. I enjoy the challenge of cutting the hair of something that doesn’t stop moving.
3. I find I’m more patient with her when her hair is neat. Same thing with a clean face. Don’t ask me, I’m just raising these beasts.
And speaking of beasts, I had a beast of a salad for dinner.
Red leaf, diced apple, tofu, feta, cashews tossed in miso dressing.
+ unphotographed 70% Green and Black that I stocked up on today. Phew. That was a close one.
That’s it from me. Don’t forget to tip your waitress.