Miso soup made with my favorite brand of organic miso, South River Miso. This particular soup was made with one of their soy-free miso options. It was deliciously warming for my body on this chilly Arizona winter day. I love miso soup. It's wonderful for digestion.
Large salad of romaine lettuce, tomatoes, and cucumber topped with one of my all time favorite dressings, Cayenne Tahini Dressing. I love this simple dressing so much that I can't wait to make salads and find things to dip into it. I always lick the spoon after dressing the salad and I lick the bowl after eating the salad. I've been eating it for about 5 days in a row now. :)
Hhhmmm.... I bet you want the recipe, huh? Well, guess what? You can get it in my salad and dressing book. That's kind of mean of me though, you think? Here I am teasing the heck out of you by telling you how delicious it is, and I'm not giving you the recipe. OK, OK, I'll give it to you. I'll include it in my next email newsletter. If you're not signed up for it, sign up here and expect my New Year email newsletter to arrive in your inbox sometime in the next 1-2 weeks. Oh, and by the way, I also made a super wonderful kale salad recipe last week and I've made it three times since. It's sooo good. My husband LOVES it! I named it Must-Make-Kale-Salad and will be sharing the recipe in my next email newsletter, too.
The salad was so good that I had earlier, that I made another one, but this time it was simply romaine lettuce with my scrumptious Cayenne Tahini Dressing on top.
Protein Bar - GoMacro (Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip)- These are not Raw. They are vegan, macrobiotic, mostly organic, non-gmo, and even though they are probably not the healthiest bar on the planet, they are darn tasty. Four main things I like about them. 1) Taste - as bars go, I really enjoy these (my mom even loves them). 2) Convenience - packaged foods like this can be a life saver when I'm on the run or simply a starving pregnant woman. 3) High protein - protein grams aren't something I really count when I'm not pregnant, but when I'm pregnant, I take stock of my protein every couple of days. And, 4) crap, what was the 4th thing I was thinking about?... mmmm.... mommy brain taking place right now.... OH! It just came to me! They fill me up like no bar ever has before now. I like having foods available that can keep me satisfied for extended periods of time. I tried my first one at Whole Foods, where I paid over $3 for it. I found them online, through Amazon (linked above), and bought a box, which makes them less than $2 each.
Another... large salad! This time it was romaine, cucumber, and Cayenne Tahini Dressing.
2 Raw Tacos - my husband and I chowed down on these - yum! It's a new recipe of mine, but somewhat similar to the one in my entree book. The main difference is that I created a new "taco meat" recipe - and it's easy, amazing, and fun! The cheese sauce you see in the picture is none other than my Cheezy Hemp Nacho Sauce! (Y'all know by now where to get that recipe; I've written about it enough - lol. For newbies to my blog, it's here.)
1 bowl GoRaw's buckwheat cereal (apple cinnamon flavor) with rice milk. I was still hungry after my salad and raw tacos that I gobbled up a bowl of raw cereal.
2 pieces of Raw chocolate candy, more specifically it's Mother Earth Chocolate (recipe available in my book, Kristen Suzanne's Ultimate Raw Vegan Chocolate book and ebook. It has Vitamineral Green Powder in it (one of the best green powders ever), as well as chia seeds, dulse, and many other yummies. When I was biting into it, I said to my husband, "Thank god for raw chocolate candy that is already made and waiting to be eaten in my freezer!" It saved me from going crazy. :)
Today's exercise: I walked for about 45 minutes today. I started my walking program a few days ago and have not missed a day. I decided that walking 5-6 times a week is a priority for my mind, body, soul, and baby. Now that I simply "decided" this, I'm determined and I look forward to it, rain, cold, or shine. It's now as important to me as eating healthy is.