After work I wasn’t feeling very hungry and had a headache but I’d managed to get out a little after 4 and so had time to make a green juice for myself and The Husband and then do some yoga before thinking about dinner.
I definitely wasn’t craving anything cooked but was so skeptical about those raw veggie burgers. I’d made them over the Thanksgiving break and finally decided to just freeze them when I hadn’t eaten them after a few days.
I made the ketchup and mayo to go with them and had one with green pea shoots, a slice of tomato, raw ketchup and raw mayo in a romaine leaf. It was soooo good. Ketchup and mayo were key. As was the tomato slice, sprouts, and romaine leaf to lighten and brighten the whole thing up.
I made the full recipe for the ketchup and it made at least 12 oz and there’s no way I can eat 12 oz of raw ketchup in the next week so I froze an 8 oz jar of it. We’ll see how that works out.
For the mayo I decided to try making 1/3 of the recipe and doing it in my little magic bullet blender instead of the Vitamix (I didn’t think there would be enough volume to do it in the Vitamix). It came out great!
I wish I had a group of people to share the task of making raw condiments each week. The recipes make so much and it would be nice to have a bit of variety.
Oh, I just realized I should have put some raw sauerkraut on my burger last night! Oh well, I might just have another today and I can add some then.
After dinner Ruthie and I made the Perez Hilton cookies again. She loves them and they have no added sugar or bad ingredients. I used dried cranberries instead of raisins since that’s all we had. I had a couple of them after dinner. They’re not raw but they’re pretty innocuous and oddly tasty. You take one bite and kind of wrinkle your nose but then you keep going and they’re quite delicious.
So that was my Friday. Not completely raw but pretty damn close and I’m feeling great. No desire for the junk food binge I had on Thursday. I’m so looking forward to a weekend in the kitchen!