Monday, January 16, 2012

Here we go!

Today we began our journey into the world of raw (or some shit like that). We went food shopping at two different stores in order to compile some basics. I (Brendan) already brought a ton of stuff with me to school (photo to come) and today we just finished getting the essentials. Were transitioning into the diet over the next couple of days as we wait for Bella's juicer. Our original goal was 30 days but as we walked around Whole Foods and Safeway today we realized we should just make it a lifestyle depending on how well it goes. So as of now we are doing this until further notice. I've been reading tons of stuff on raw foods and wholesome health and will continue to read throughout the process. We're working on some meals at the moment and pictures and descriptions will be posted shortly. I think the hardest part of this will be the preparation for it. We need to make certain things in advance since we need to soak nuts, dried fruits, and grains, sprout seeds, and ferment particular foods. We're both excited as hell. Here's a list of some of the dry ingredients we already have here in the dorm...

Raw Almonds, Raisins, Raw Walnuts, Raw Pumpkin Seeds, Raw Sunflower Seeds, Raw Coconut Flakes, Chia Seeds, Dulse, Raw Honey and Blue Agave, Raw Wheat Berries, Raw Wheat Germ, Raw Flax Seeds, Raw Sesame Seeds, Raw Rolled Oats, Raw Red Lentils, Raw Almond Butter, Olive Oil, Raw Quinoa, Lecithin, Chick Peas, and Black Beans.

Produce that we have as of now includes: Green and Red Peppers, Lemons, Garlic, Cucumber, Spinach, Avocado, Onion, Orange, Baby Carrot, and Watermelon. (Most other produce we're going to buy as we go or steal from TDR [our dining hall]).

Photos are coming!!!

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