I don’t remember everything in the past few days (many have been traveling days), but some highlights included nice salads, smoothies, eggplant, and green curry.
I’ve also started focusing on raw foods….and started a new blog! This one is dedicated to nut-free raw foods and food allergy resources. Since it deviates from my normal blog format and tone, I thought starting up a second one would be smarter. I’ve had this idea brewing in the back of my head since last September, but finally did it. If you’d like to check it out, here it is! The Nut Free Raw Vegan.
I picked up my CSA haul Saturday, and then went farmer’s market hopping. As soon as I got home, I whipped up a veggie whole foods juice in the Vitamix, and then started thumbing through my new Babycakes book (vegan and mostly gluten-free dessert recipes from the famed bakery in NYC). I whipped up a batch of vanilla cupcakes that are currently cooling on a wire rack in my kitchen.
The past week has been very active, even though I wasn’t always home. I got in a few runs, DVD’s, and a yoga class.
On a very happy front, my iPod has come back from the dead. I’m not sure if that means it’s now a zombie, but as long as it doesn’t try to eat my brains, I think I’ll be OK. So far I’ve run twice since it’s resurrection, and my brains are still intact. I think…
We also finally had our first golf lesson. LOVED IT. D and I have some time set aside to practice this week (which we did after work today), and will hopefully have our next lesson in a week or two. We have 4 total, so I’m hoping to be actually playing a game in the next month.
A quick soccer update. My favorite team Chelsea FC is here in the US on a brief tour. On Wednesday they were defeated by the MLS all-stars. I have mixed feelings about this though. One one hand, I’m happy the US team one – maybe it’ll show that we’re starting to grow as a country with soccer talent (though to be honest, only about half of the MLS all-star team is US by birth). Also – they are supposed to represent the best of the best of all the MLS teams…so by all intents and purposes, they should totally kick butt. So in that sense – I don’t feel too badly that Chelsea lost (by only a point).
On to the fun stuff. D, R, M, and I went out-of-town Thursday evening. We headed to where A did her pre-college program. We spent the night at a very nice hotel, had dinner in their tavern, played pool, toured the grounds, and then went to sleep. Early the next morning, it was off to see her end of program fashion show! The inspiration was an exhibit about the life and culture of India. The fashion show was titled Jewels of India, and here are a few pictures from it.
When we got home, all A could ask for was healthy food. She ate like crap when she was on campus and wants to do a healthy food detox. Lots of fresh fruits and veggies for her!