“FRUIT? YOU CAN’T HANDLE THE FRUIT!!!”. These were the words that Jack said as he burst into the kitchen at the crack of dawn this morning. No points for guessing what film they watched last night. (Obviously there is some slight change to the actual dialogue in the film). So, someone woke up feeling energetic this morning! I like to think that all the raw food and spirulina has something to do with that. As well as being in an upbeat mood, Jack put extra time in at the gym, too. He had a very positive energy about him which was lovely to be around. However, although the day started off well, later on in the day Jack starting having cravings for other foods. He told me that someone at his work brought in a Gregg’s Cornish Pasty, and that he couldn’t lie… he wanted one. That’s the tricky thing with what we’re doing here. We’re not in a retreat in Bali, or hidden away from the rest of society in Arizona. Jack and Sally are in their own home, going to work like they normally do and having all of the usual temptations laid out before them. That is why I am even more impressed with the two of them. They are so dedicated to this, and are sticking to it even when people waft pasties in front of their noses. And yes it is tough having cravings, but they are both starting to feel some positive changes – enough to make them want to keep on with this and see just how good it can get. So he didn’t give in to temptation, and came home to this instead – A massive mound of courgette spaghetti, with left over Marinara Sauce (see recipe below!!!), Macadamia Cheeze, olives, capers, hemp seeds and a side portion of Onion Bread. I reckon that’s a definite contender to a Gregg’s, don’t you?
Sally went to work with her Chocolate Chia Porridge, with figs, raisins and cinnamon. It’s the first time she had tried it, and I have to say it’s not for everyone. Personally I love it but the texture can be a little..strange. However, I got this text from Sally at 12.30pm saying “It has the consistency of frog spawn but I really thought the chia was delicious!”. Hurrah! She also got a large glass of freshly juiced apple, carrot, beetroot, lime, and ginger as soon as she came though the door from work. She’s saying her skin is feeling softer and that she’s feeling great within herself. I personally can see that her eyes are looking really bright, too..
But the biggest thing to happen today was this – remember I told you about ‘The Sausage and Chips Man?’, the man who never eats anything green ever? Well Jack actually persuaded him to have dinner with us. That’s right! A TOTALLY RAW DINNER. A man who has avoided eating vegetables his whole life had dinner with us tonight. We had Walnut Burgers topped with Macadamia Cheeze, avocado, salsa, cucumber, alfalfa sprouts and all tucked into an ice burger lettuce leaf for a bun. And this is what he had to say whilst eating it –
“Well, it’s a very strange feeling. I don’t think I’ve actually ever bitten into a piece of tomato before. It tastes good, but it’s a weird feeling. It would take some getting used to with the textures, but the taste is really nice”
Now, if ‘The Sausage and Chips Man’ can give raw foods a try and actually like it, then anyone can!!!
Right enough talk for one night, here’s your recipe!
- 2 cups sun-dried tomatoes. (If your using dry ones, soak them for an hour. If using ones in a jar, squeeze all the excess oil off first)
- 2 cloves garlic
- 1/4 red onion
- 3-4 fresh tomatoes, chopped
- 1 tsp salt
- 1/2 tsp oregano
- 1 tbsp paprika
Put all the ingredients in a blender and blend! Serve with raw courgette pasta, on crackers or as a burger topping.
See you tomorrow for Day Five of ‘Two Weeks on Raw’! Plus, want to be able to make this delicious, creamy pineapple pudding that we had for our dessert tonight? –
– then check in tomorrow for the recipe!!!