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2012 in review

Thank you and happy almost-2013!!

The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2012 annual report for this blog.

Here’s an excerpt:

19,000 people fit into the new Barclays Center to see Jay-Z perform. This blog was viewed about 100,000 times in 2012. If it were a concert at the Barclays Center, it would take about 5 sold-out performances for that many people to see it.

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Merry Christmas Eve Eve

Brit and I are going on a mini-vacation to Vegas over Christmas so we celebrated with presents and Christmas dinner a little early this year. Many traditional dishes were served (stuffing! ham! mashed potatoes!) but I didn’t feel the slightest bit deprived during my first fruitarian holiday. I actually managed to make a salad bigger than my appetite!

Massive Salad
I loved this holiday dish from 80/10/10 chef, Kristina Carillo-Bucaram and to my delight, so did everyone else!

Merry Christmas Eve Eve!

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Tahini Creamed Pico de Gallo over Kelp Noodles

Tahini Creamed Pico de Gallo over Kelp Noodles

Ingredients:

1 small box cherry tomatoes
1/2 a red bell pepper
1/2 small onion
big handful cilantro
juice of one lemon
handful sun dried tomatoes
1-2 Tbsp tahini
1 package kelp noodles

Pulse all ingredients besides kelp noodles in food processor until well combined but still chunky. Pour over kelp noodles.

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80/10/10 Raw Vegan Experiment: Mid-Month Update

watermelon
I’m over two weeks into this majorly fruity lifestyle now so I thought it was time for an update. I can honestly say…I’m loving it more all the time. I’ve fallen into eating this way so easily and I’m starting to have a hard time imagining giving it up. Here is a list of the ups, downs and oddities I’ve noticed lately:

1. I have NO chocolate cravings. In fact, chocolate sounds quite disgusting. It’s true.

2. I’m not thinking about salt and cheese all the time like I was during the first week. Things like celery and lettuce are starting to taste divinely savory.

3. Toxic treats that I could once get away with are not treating my so nicely. My one “slip-up” was half a glass of wine one night and I spent the next day feeling so “off” that it doesn’t even seem tempting anymore.

4. My moods feel so steady and dependable- I don’t worry about feeling like I can’t handle a rough work day or too many social situations (major introvert here) or needing to eat junk food to get through them.

5. My energy for working out is plentiful. Caffeine is the furthest thing from my mind.

6. I don’t feel bloated but I do feel “puffy” if that makes sense. I see it in my face and my clothes are a little tight. I hear this is normal at first. It reminds me of when I initially got into clean eating and detox, I spent a good deal of time feeling really puffy but it eventually went away. I kinda feel like I’ve started all over again but it’s way more fun this time.

7. I have to use the bathroom WAY more than usual. It makes road trips interesting.

8. I’m feeling like I can just get on with my life instead of worrying about food all the time. This is HUGE. Huge.

I’m feeling so good that there is absolutely no sadness whatsoever about not making a traditional (or what I would have considered traditional) Christmas feast. I do have some fun treats planned though, I will share here soon!

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Cucumber Gazpacho

Cucumber Gazpacho
Ingredients:

2 cucumbers
2 stalks of celery
handful of cilantro
1/4-1/2 of an avocado (opt)
one lemon, peeled
1 red bell pepper, seeds and stem removed
3-4 green onions
1 clove garlic (opt)
1 ear fresh corn
sun dried tomatoes

Blend cucumbers, celery, cilantro, avocado and lemon until creamy. Chop remaining ingredients into bite sized pieces and add to blended mixture.

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Minty Honeydew Refresher

Minty Honeydew Refresher

Ingredients:

a handful of fresh mint
1 ripe honeydew

Chop honeydew in half and remove seeds. Cut halves into slices and use a knife to peel off skin. Run through juicer with mint and drink.

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What I Ate Wednesday

12/12/12 Fruit-filled eats:

wiaw

Honeydew juice with mint and green powder

wiaw

Fresh OJ

Photo on 12-12-12 at 12.12 PM #2

Grape/banana smoothie with banana chunks and date caramel swirled in.

Photo on 12-12-12 at 12.02 PM

Spiralized zucchini with cherry tomatoes, red onion, cilantro and lime. I sprinkled in a bit of nutritional yeast and made lettuce wraps. Many dates were eaten for dessert.

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