• Two Weeks on Raw – Day Three

    Jacks lunch!

    I’d say we were all a little bit tired and tetchy today. Jack and myself made it to the gym again, but I knocked on his door too early and this didn’t go down too well. Oops. Nothing serious of course, but I am under strict instructions not to knock on the door until 6.45am. Right you are then! Sally and Jack both had the Maple and Cinnamon Buckwheat Crunchies (see below for recipe!!!) again with lashings of their favourite Brazil Nut Milk. Got a text from Sally when she got to work saying, “I feel v good, it’s a great start to the day”. Excellent. Shame we’re all out of cereal now though… They’ll be having good old Chia Porridge tomorrow morning. Jack comes home from work for his lunch so I am able to make him something a bit fancy, where as Sally just gets a pack up. She’s not a big eater during the day though, so a simple salad works well for her. Jack, on the other had nori rolls filled with Ginger and Garlic Slaw, avocado, red pepper and romaine lettuce for his lunch today.

    Jack put a request in for a spirulina smoothie to take back to work with him after lunch. He loves it!!! How good is that? Normally you have to force it down peoples necks, I mean I even struggle for flippin’ hecks sake! But he doesn’t mind the taste and just loves the energy boost that it gives him. He say’s he will definitely continue to have daily spirulina after I’ve gone. Good eh? For dinner we had Onion Bread topped with Marina Sauce, Macadamia Nut Cheeze, avocados, capers and fresh basil. This went down very well with the two of them, as did the selection of raw chocolates that was brought out for desert… After dinner Sally said, “I’ve had a really great day, but I am very sad that we’re out of that scrummy cereal…”. So if you’d like to make the cereal that we’re harping on about, here is the recipe! You will need a dehydrator for this though…

    MAPLE AND CINNAMON BUCKWHEAT CRUNCHIES

    (Recipe modified from Matthew Kenny and Sarma Melngailis – http://www.oneluckyduck.com/)

    • 2 cups un-toasted buckwheat, soaked for at least an hour
    • 3/4 cup maple syrup
    • 2 tsp vanilla extract
    • 1 tbsp cinnamon
    • 2 tsp salt

    Drain and rinse buckwheat in a sieve. Rinse well to get rid of the starchiness. Place in a food processor along with all the other ingredients. Mix together, but don’t over do it. You don’t want it super smooth. 

    Divide between too teflex sheets and spread so it’s about 1/8th inch thick (thin, but not too thin if that makes any more sense!). Dehydrate at 115 degrees for 8-12 hours. Then peel off the teflex sheet and continue dehydrating for a few hours until it’s really crisp. Once done, break up in to little pieces and store in an air tight container. Preferably in the fridge, too. Serve with delicious nut milk, figs, pecans and strawberries. Mmm. 

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    Jack – “I’ve felt very tired today, but not because I’m hungry. I don’t feel weak, just a bit sleepy. I had to have a nap when I got in from work which isn’t like me. Just need more rest I think, especially as we’re doing the early morning gym sessions.  But that spirulina stuff is just brilliant. It’s amazing” 

    Sally – “I’ve had a really good day. Had the perfect amount of food today, too. I don’t like to eat a lot during the day and the portions have been a bit too big but today was just right. I’m totally in love with the Brazil Nut Milk. It’s the best thing ever.” 

    Tonights dinner! Onion bread topped with Marinara Sauce, Macadamia Cheeze, Avocado, Capers and Basil.

    See you tomorrow for Day Four of Two Weeks on Raw! Check in for a new recipe too!!!!

3 Responsesso far.

  1. Ben Windass says:

    Hahaha. I absolutly love reading your blog Elaine.
    It is written with such truth and I’m not sure if it’s I tended but your humour is hilarious!!
    I’m not on your Raw food diet but reading about it certainty keeps me going through the day!!!
    Keep up the good work!!!

    Much love
    Jamin xxxxxxxx

  2. Shireen says:

    Are Sally and Jack drinking tea and coffee during this adventure? I am stalking / following the whole thing with great interest!

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