New Day #2 100% Raw Vegan
Dandelions, Chinese food and walking
Date: 9/8/2007 3:06:06 PM ( 15 y ) ... viewed 2035 times
It's good to be back on 100% raw vegan again. I really AM getting better, and that feels GREAT...!
Today on my walk I managed to navigate past the really muddy part of the road and get on over to the house that has dandelions in the yard. (I just used up all my dandelion yesterday, and even that was collected in town -- actually just outside the local health food store.) I was looking forward to a big crop of dandelion greens after being gone for three days and knowing that it rained so much, but it was not to be: Someone took a WEEDEATER to my wonderful dandelions! But the good news is they only used the weedeater up against the house. Even 2 feet away from the house was untouched, so I was still able to harvest dandelions today. It just took a lot longer. I talked to the lady that lives there and mentioned that my dandelions got whacked by a weedeater in hopes she will tell her sons and husband to lay off the dandelions. We'll see. She is also the one who was a nurse for 30 years and was so worried about the sores on my feet and legs getting out of control (and eventually causing a need for amputation). I was wearing a dress today so she could see my sores again for the first time in weeks. Just by looking at them she could tell they are getting better, and asked if she could touch. I say sure, and she pushed in to see if I had pitting (where you push down into the skin and if the indentation stays there for a little bit then it's called pitting and it's an indication of more severe edema). My skin did not pit, but she could tell my edema is not totally gone yet. (No news to me!)
She also told me about Yarrow, which grows around here but which she was surprised she could not find in her yard today. She showed me a photo and I looked on the rest of my walk with no luck. Anyhow, once I do find some I will take just the leaves (which are kind of feathery) and crush them enough so that they can "bleed" into warm water to make a bitter tea. She she this will be good for me internally and also externally on my sores. (She got into herbs bigtime many years ago when she found that she was allergic to all the pharmaceutical drugs she was given for allergies, so though she knows a lot about medicine she is totally into the herbs and alternative health.)
Oh, and about the Chinese food: the family is right now having a huge Chinese takeout meal, and guess what? I am totally realizing that I really DON'T like the smell of it...! This is HUGE because Chinese food was always one of my favorite foods. I'm sure I'll still like Chinese Raw and Organic though! ;)
I am so happy that I jumped right back on the wagon of 100% raw vegan. I feel so much better already, physically, mentally and spiritually.
For breakfast today I had watermelon. I went to bed really early and got up really early (5:00 or so) and about 6:00 I was hungry and went to the kitchen for some watermelon. The adult male of the household was in there making his coffee and when I walked in he went, "Ahhh! Coffee!!" and I went, "Ahhh! Watermelon!" Then he said, "Ahhh! Caffeine!" and I said, "Ahhh! Fruit sugar!" LOL. It was funny and fun.
Then when I came home from my walk mid-morning I was hungry again for something not sweet, so I made my cucumber-tomato salad, with white onions, orange bell pepper, sunflower seeds and pumpkin seeds and dressed with Celtic sea salt, black pepper, juice of 1/4 of a fresh lime, a capful of organic apple cider vinegar and probably about 1/4 c. cold pressed olive oil. It was great.
Then later I got kind of hungry again and took my mortar and pestle into the kitchen and made a raw chocolate bar with 5 almonds, about 8 raw cashews, a handful or two of raw cacao nibs and 1/2 stick of a vanilla pod, crushed all of that with the mortar and pestle, then moved it to a small bowl and added about 2 TBL. coconut oil and 1 TBL. of raw honey and stirred it up. I put most of it into a baggy in the freezer for it to turn into a solid candy bar (which it does quite quickly) and licked the spoon and bowl while waiting.
Now I have eaten all of that. It's 2:00 p.m. now and I'm not hungry right now but my next meal will be a green smoothie with organic bananas and a bunch of getting-old organic apples I was gifted yesterday from the local food co-op plus dandelion greens and some frozen blueberries. (I'm out of nectarines, plums and pears.) Then if I get hungry again after the green smoothie I will either have more watermelon (which I may add some of that to the smoothie) or another cucumber-tomato salad.
Life is good.
Thanks for reading, and here's wishing you a RAWSOME day!
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