Saturday, May 23, 2009

Raw Gourmet

This evening I went to my friend's fantastic raw vegan restaurant called Live.  I decided to treat myself to some raw delights. I ordered the Mediterranean platter of raw hummus, falafel, cabbage salad and creamy lentils. I also ordered, to eat the next day, a kelp noodle salad with sprouted mung beans and some sort of coriander dressing. I also bought a bag of nacho chips to take to work on Monday.

The Mediterranean platter was delicious. I loved every bite of it. Today was certainly not an 80/10/10 day and I'm paying the price for it. *SOUND OF FOGHORN* Now I feel icky, heavy, lethargic. The food was too heavy and my body is not happy about it even though my tastebuds were. I am now used to the lightness and real freshness of fruits. I want to stick my finger down my throat and vomit. WoW! I love my friend's restaurant and I've been going there for years; however, I now can't take the gourmet food...not as a main meal. About a couple hours after eating my meal, I popped in a few strawberries and immediately I felt better. I still feel heavy but not icky anymore. There is something to be said about the 80/10/10. I can't bring myself to follow any other type of raw diet.

I don't know what I am to do with that salad. I'm reluctant to eat it tomorrow but I hate waste. I can't bring myself to throw it out. At least it's nut-free. 

When I return to Live, I'll just order nut-free, seed-free and grain-free options. 

Tomorrow, I'll go running with my son to burn off the food. Tonight....I'll be in the bathroom.


SUVINE.COM said...

Lets see some photos!!!

RawCaribeña said...

Hey Suvine,

Thanks for popping by. I didn't take photos. I should start doing that. I really love your pictures and I too love photography. I will certainly do that next time. Actually I'm going to see my friend at her restaurant tomorrow. I'll see what pics I can take.