Saturday, January 23, 2010

Back to the basics


Recently, I've been craving foods I've never even really had an appetite for in the past, but I've been having the urge to sit down and eat a raw food version of your stereotypical 'meat and potatoes' kind of meal. I've almost had this desire for blandness (which just doesn't exist with raw food!). Luckily, the blog world provided me with just the right answers to this craving, through Choosing Raw's recent post for 'steak and potatoes', and Rawmazing's recipe for marinated mushrooms and cauliflower!


My own version ended up being a marinated couple tbsp of oil, a tbsp of braggs, a tbsp of balsamic vinegar, and a tbsp of maple syrup, which my portobello mushroom sat in for about 2 hours, cut into slices and dehydrated for about 30 minutes before serving.

The cauliflower mash more or less followed the Rawmazing version (but without the pinenuts). Too add to the 'All American' meal feeling, I added sliced carrots and broccoli marinated in the mushroom sauce leftovers and also added them to the dehydrator for about 30 minutes prior to serving. It was just what I needed!

Dessert was a sweet potato pie smoothie (roughly a blend of half a large sweet potato cut into small chunks, water, maple syrup, cinnamon, cloves, nutmeg, and cardamom, topped with cacao nibs and a swirl of chocolate sauce). Wonderful day, wonderful meals, what more can a girl ask for?

Work out of the Day:
5 minute warmup on the stairclimber
100 crunches (3 ab target types)
1 minute of side planks
1 minute of plank
3x12 inclined chest flyes
1x12 barbell squats
3x12 shoulder raises
1x12 barbell squats
3x12 dumbbell bicep curl
1x12 barbell squats
5 minutes of cardio (jump rope + treadmill sprint)
10 minutes of stretching

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