Today has been an amazing day off so far! I woke up to fresh OJ that my boyfriend made for me… SO delicious! It’s what I most look forward to on my days off… if I had to choose between a dehydrator or a juicer I would def go with the juicer. As much as I love comfort foods, I love the way juices make me feel, even if I am drinking non-raw juices from Naked or Bolthouse Farms. I forgot to take a picture of the OJ because I had just woke up, but it’s thick and it has FROTH on top! I love froth! I work at a certain corporate coffee shop that taught me to make and LoVe excellent milk foam (now I would say “Bleh!” on the milk), so froth/foam on top of my orange juice makes it ten times better.
After the OJ, we watched an episode of Dexter (I’m obsessed) and then went to my boyfriend’s place (I don’t have a stove) to make vegan buckwheat pancakes with bananas and his grandma’s homemade blueberry jam. If you are just starting out into veganism, and have somehow stumbled across my blog, flaxseed powder/ground flaxseed are a super health egg replacement for your recipes.
My boyfriend slicing the nanners.
Sadly, did not capture a picture with the blueberry jam =(
- I devoured all mine 😉
For dinner tonight, I’m thinking teriyaki salad and pumpkin ice cream for dessert 😉 More on that later!
I am two weeks away from going back to school and 4 weeks away from a hectic lifestyle in which I work 30-35 hours a week and go to school full-time. Whilst dabbling in raw food this summer I have discovered a few things.
- I don’t really like raw grains so I am going to cut them out.
- I like strawberries! I never knew.
- Simple is better. No complex stuff for me. I don’t have the time or the money.
I thought that switching over to raw, I would crave pasta. Turns out my cravings for sandwiches were a lot stronger, as well as my cravings for parfait/cereal… or something with a soft texture filled with something with a crunchy texture. Haha, dunno what it is about texture, but it’s almost more important to me than taste.
A couple months ago, I made flax seed oatmeal! I left the flaxseeds to soak for about 6 hours. I don’t remember, but I don’t think they were supposed to soak that long, haha. But they were soft and gooey and they were covered in some sort of slime (sounds appetizing, I know). I had no time, so I threw bananas and blueberries marinated in Bragg’s apple cider. I mashed the bananas in it and had a oatmeal-like substance. It was quite good and VERY filling.
Flaxseed, Banana, Blueberries, Yum!
I’m thinking I’m going to create menus each week with similar ingredients so that I don’t waste food and I don’t spend needless money. I am on a tight budget this year. So I guess if this blog ever gets discovered, it could be a headway for students trying to live raw. I’ll post my mistakes and things I find that work for me and my lifestyle.
Right now I am working on creating a steady, rotating grocery list. I found that snack-wise, I love pre-made granola bars. Granola bars are a student’s best friend. But I don’t know if any of the health food stores in Gainesville will sell a plethora of them. Guess I’ll just have to find out.
I also love to eat/want to eat more of: avocados, mandarin oranges, strawberries, apple slices dipped in raw almond butter, Larabars, and marinated-veggie-recipes.
It’s a work in progress!