Thursday, January 19, 2012

Beating a Cold... With Beet Burgers! (Day 4)

Dear Diary,

I am home sweet home; and fighting a cold/fever. Too many hours in an airport/plane. I think I sweat most of it out last night and got many many hours of much needed (horizontal) rest. I am feeling 'better' today, although I honestly think that my 'Green Lemonade' is what saved me. I was seriously craving it as it has been days since having a juicer! I made it with Granny Smith apples (because thats all we had), kale, lettuce, celery, cucumber, and ginger!!! It was SOUR and a real wake-up call that's for sure. No coffee needed. I didn't have much of an appetite all morning (not common for me), but snacked on some nuts (cashews, pecans, almonds). For lunch I had 'leftover' Beet Burgers on Romaine 'Buns', which I had to share with my 2 yr old son because he LOVES them (seriously, who is this child?) I am not going to lie, people do look at you funny when your picnicking at the Aquarium eating Beet Burgers on Romaine 'Buns'! But, its worth the inquisitive stares.

In the afternoon, I did feel like I 'needed' a coffee; so I had one. And then for an afternoon snack my son and I shared a Blueberry Banini Smoothie ((blueberries, banana, tahini, agave, spirulina). Now I am making homemade soup (and the smell is making me hungry... so a Larabar is in my near future). I am making Butternut Squash w/ honey and veggie soup. I am kinda following a recipe, but tossing in 'extra' veggies/herbs as I didn't have any broth made. My soup ingrediants are onion, celery, carrot, fennel, green apple, squash, nutmeg, and salt/pepper to taste. I have to let you know Monday how it turns out. I am also making Raw Parsley Tabbouleh and spinach salad. Okay, now I'm really hungry; Larabar and a vegetable juice in need. I will soon start posting more pics and maybe some videos!

Love & Lightness,


1 comment:

  1. I love tabbouleh, and I'll bet yours is just the best. I'm so sorry you're not feeling well. I'm not surprised with the travel schedule you got stuck with. It was so wonderful to see you. I'm grateful you were willing to suffer through it to give us all a chance for some time with you. My four days with you and Becky were just the best.