28 days of me

Day 16

Cauliflower Is Not Rice.

Sunday, February 16th, 2014
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calories consumed
total weight lost / gained
-.4 KG
current weight
54.6 KG
hours slept
8 hours

Anything Interesting Happen

It is very common on a raw food diet to come across ‘pizza’, ‘burgers’, ‘pasta’, ‘ice-cream’. Which are of course raw foods dressed up as traditional food we are familiar with. Sometimes this is fine – the name can quite often fairly accurately describe the taste, and it can even look like the ‘real thing’ but occasionally this type of naming has driven me bonkers. If it tastes nothing like it, and only resembles it slightly, don’t call it a bowl of rice. CAULIFLOWER IS NOT RICE. And will never taste like rice. Yes it is white, and can be grated into little bits (that vaguely resemble rice) but IT’S NOT BLOODY RICE. Call it grated cauliflower because then I wont be disappointed when it tastes nothing like rice. If you mix together coconut and vanilla and freeze it, don’t call it creme brûlée, call it , I don’t know – frozen coconut and vanilla – because then I will be happy when it tastes like a nice sweet coconut dessert and not disappointment when it tastes NOTHING LIKE CREME BRÛLÉE.

Rant over. Of course I’m joking – I don’t really care what things are called but some dishes really do stretch the imagination (like my dinner tonight for example)

This week I’m going to try and eat a bit less sugar. I have a fairly low sugar diet normally and I tend to be able to feel how much sugar I have in my body. (not the exact amount of course – that would be weird, I just mean I can feel it when I’ve had more than normal) I get hot, a slightly weird taste in my mouth and it feels like I have a lot of energy to burn. Energy isn’t a bad thing but when I’m finding on this diet so far is when I do exercise I don’t have the endurance to push myself that little bit extra like I can normally, so that combined with the high sugar levels is a slightly frustrating feeling.

I’m trying to bump up my morning green smoothies a bit – include a banana or some seeds and wheatgrass powder to give myself more of a substantial breaky.

Today was the first time I added the wheatgrass powder. I only used about a 1/3 of a teaspoon and even with that small amount the taste was quite strong in the smoothie. I’ve been advised to go easy on it at first as it has such a strong flavour and it can play havoc with your tummy if you have too much too soon.

What Did You Eat?

— Green smoothie: 1/3 tsp of wheatgrass powder, green apple, banana, spinach, chia seeds and linseeds
— Handful of brazil nuts
— Hot water with lemon 28daysofme raw Day 16 Lunch:
— Super salad, ready for it…spinach, kale, red cabbage, tomatoes, mushrooms, zucchini, parsley, basil, mint, walnuts, brazil nuts, chia seeds, linseeds, sesame seeds, hemp seeds, apple cider vinegar, olive oil, walnut oil, with spinach pesto :-) 28daysofme raw Day 16 Dinner:
— ‘Rice’ (see rant above) with mixed herb pesto

— Smoothie: frozen raspberries, orange, cucumber, mint
— Handful of dried fruit and nuts
— Store bought cracker

How Are You Feeling?

I woke up a little tired today and had a slow morning. But overall I’m feeling great. I went for an hour walk this afternoon – I really feel like walking at the moment. I don’t quite have the endurance to really push it with my cardio but walking feels great.

Recipes And Facts

Wheatgrass – not only 1 or 2 benefits but FIFTY, wowzers…this really does sound like a super superfood: Benefits of drinking wheatgrass

Raw ‘rice’ involves grating a cauliflower and adding a few bits for flavour – apple cider vinegar, digestive yeast, salt and pepper.