Well, i figured that it was high time i start a blog. I mean, afterall, everyone else in the world has one and i should too!
Im quite excited about it, esp as i can document my raw journey and upcoming trip abroad. In fact, its high time i leave the cold: -16C at this very moment. Uh yeah, you know - the kind of cold that makes me feel like ive run a marathon after walking outside for 5 minutes because the freezing air cuts into my lungs. However, i know that in 2 weeks I will be lying on the beaches of Fiji and cold winter will seem like a thing of the past...Booyah!!!
Speaking of Fiji, i have to say that its the part of my trip that Im most excited about so far. Being in the tropics, swimming in the ocean and eating tropical fruit....treking through the rainforest and camping in safari style tents with ensuite bathrooms in the middle of the bush. Thats my dream come true :) And going back to the fruit part for a minute - I love fruit. Any fruit really, but in particular the tropical stuff like mangoes, pineapple, papaya, bananas, young coconuts - all of which grow there and im hoping and praying that I will get the chance to pick these gems right off the trees! It will be easy being a raw foodist there!
On another note...
The joys of being raw...
Tonight we went out to celebrate a friend's birthday. Dinner and dessert - the birthday cake made by me. A 3 layer rich chocolate cake with ganache frosting. Decadent is a good word to describe it.
Now, living in a small town where the restaurant selection is sparce, its quite difficult to find a "raw food meal". Meaning, very low salad selection let alone anything else in the raw department. So I ordered a "leafy green salad" with olive oil and lemon on the side. Silly me, i thought it was going to be a somewhat decent portion since there was also an appetizer size.
This salad could fit into my 2 palms put together. I was hungry when we arrived and I think i was even hungrier when i finished the salad. So what did I do? I ordered another, and thought about the raw brownies i had started making before leaving the house. Darn, i had so meant to bring the 1/2 avocado sitting in my fridge because i KNEW this would happen.
Moral of the story - bring nuts or avocado for my salad next time.
Then it was time for cake. It was fun because i got to carry it out with all the candles lit and everyone sang Happy Birthday as I placed it in front of the guest of honour. They all ooooh'd and ahhh'd at the cake as i sliced it into wedges. But alas, no piece for me....and you know, when all was said and done, i really didnt mind. I didnt feel sorry for myself or anything like that. Instead I felt like i was enjoying as everyone else sat there enjoying their piece. Plus I knew i had raw brownies waiting for me at home, and honestly I think they are even better!