Dec 21, is Nick's birthday. We have a big dinner party at Maggiano's planned. Pasta will be served and wine is a must. We can stop the madness for one day to celebrate my loves birthday. Then we will carry on until Christmas day when I will have my first Filipino Christmas dinner.
So far I am pretty uninspired by the cuisine. I have found a couple good blogs for inspiration that I will add to my list for a few weeks. On the up side the dishes are bright and pretty. I'm looking forward to juicing. Maybe the preparation and specific ingredients involved will make me a better cook in general.
Here is a very basic version of the raw diet. Snooze.
- Breakfast - Fruit smoothie or green smoothie, containing four or five cups fresh fruit and green vegetables, ice, and two to three cups water. (Optional: add one raw egg.)
- Snack - Raw nuts, fresh fruit such as oranges, apples, or pears
- Lunch - Large salad based on green leafy veggies, including three celery stalks, two large tomatoes, any color bell pepper, and avocados, sprinkled with sunflower seeds. Salad dressing can be a drizzle of cold-pressed olive oil and/or freshly squeezed orange juice.
- Snack - Four cups berries, or pineapple, or three peaches
- Dinner - Spinach salad, with baby spinach leaves, romaine lettuce, cucumbers, tomatoes, green onions, and orange segments. Freshly made vegetable juice containing mostly green veggies.
- Dessert or Evening - Ten raw pecans or walnuts, banana
- Beverages - As much water as you'd like, freshly squeezed fruit juices, freshly made vegetable juices