Tonight the only thing I had that wasn't raw for supper was some parmesan sprinkled over my salad. I had a raw soup with some lovely "meatballs" I had whipped up a couple days ago. I had the option of heatlhy cooked food, but I didn't need it or even want it. The soup was comforting and just what my body needed.
Still, this "listening" to my body thing is harder than I thought it would be. Even with raw food, it's easy to eat lots of this and that, mixing and matching all sorts of combinations, simply because it's raw and healthy for us. Raw is ideal, but always eating or ignoring what your body wants isn't. But when you're listening to your body, your choices change. You don't eat at a certain time, because you're not hungry. You eat fruit and veggies because it feels the most refreshing and energizing. You drink more water and you stop when you're full. I'm used to having a snack when I want one, whether I'm hungry or I feel I need it or not. See what I mean? I think it'll take me a while to get a hang of this, but I'm trying and I feel really great!
Hopefully my last post wasn't too confusing for you, this one might sound a bit more clarified. See? Things aren't changing drastically at all, just my perspective has.
Breakfast was a big green smoothie with superfoods. Lunch was a salad with a tahina dressing and a few slices or oranges for dessert. I didn't really have any snacks, which was odd for me. Supper was raw soup with "meatballs". I had some raw halva for a sweet at the end of the meal. (I make it for my Daddy, so he doesn't go and buy the toxic, sugary version. He loves halva!)
Here's the gorgeous soup I had for supper and the recipe for the "meatballs". I wanted to post a picture of the vibrant orange soup I savoured, but lol, my sister has the camera again. Go figure. :0)
Comforting Carrot” Soup“ (with sundried tomatoes and “meatballs”
(Serves 2, I wanted enough for another day)
3 organic baby carrots
2 cups of water
Herb salt and freshly ground pepper to taste
About ½ cup of sundried tomatoes (these were packed in olive oil, so if you use the dry kind you’ll have to add a wee bit of oil to the soup)
About a teaspoon of pasta seasoning (use your imagination on that one or skip it, if you don’t have that)
A pinch of paprika
Just a pinch of ground red pepper to give it a bit of zing
1 big teaspoon of organic, brown miso
½ cup of soaked cashews (soak for an hour or two beforehand)
Blend up in the Vita-Mix till warm/hot. Add the “meatballs”.
About ½ cup of walnuts
Montreal steak spice to taste (well, yes, I’m quite certain that isn’t really raw, but close enough…next time I make it I’m going to choose a healthier spice)
Cumin to taste
Salt, if needed (I didn’t use salt)
Add a wee bit of water or freshly squeezed orange juice (I used soaked date water) to get it to stick all together
Mix together in the food processor and then shape in little meatballs (they're very cute and look just like the real deal). Put them in the dehydrator to dry out some. I did that first and then for about a half hour or so later I let them heat up some more, so they were warm in the soup.
I love my new attitude to raw food and just food in general. I really feel so euphoric. Now I'm going to spend some time in my Bible with the Lord before bed. Goodnight!