Tonight Matthew I had this for tea:
I’m the kind of raw fooder that just likes to stick lots of things in a bowl, give it a mix and then eat. I’d really love to be good enough at making some of the amazing recipes you see on www.goneraw.com or in fancy raw uncook books but I can’t deny even when I was a cooked food eater I could rarely be bothered taking eons to make a meal.
To be honest part of what I love about the way I eat these days is it’s so simple and is so in tune with my body. For example, when I have salad for tea (not as often as you’d think) I open the fridge or cupboard and something deeper takes over about what to put in that big bowl. I truly believe my body directs me to the things it wants or needs rather than me trying to logicalise (that’s not a word) a dinner. So tonight I had: half bag of watercress, spinach and rocket, alfalfa & sango radish sprouts, some baby plum tomatoes, dulse (I LOVE DULSE), head of fennel, some cucumber, small cooked beetroot, sunseeds (sunflower and pumpkin seeds sprouted and marinated in tamari – available at www.rawliving.eu) and smothered it in some hemp oil and juice of quarter blood orange. It was quite the mix and maybe some of it didn’t go so well together but as I say I felt directed to all these things so those are what went in the bowl 🙂
Once you’ve been eating raw for a while I believe you do become more in tune with what your body wants, whether that’s cooked or raw. For example dulse (I LOVE DULSE). I really didn’t used to like dulse at all. I knew it was good for me so I’d hide it in soups but then one day I got an inkling to eat it straight out the packet. Now I can’t get enough of the stuff. I think that there’s obviously something in dulse my body wants so sod it, if it wants dulse it can have as much as it wants 🙂
Anyway so that was dinner and a little bit about how I eat.
Earlier before dinner I had a lovely honey mango which I bought from Roots and Fruits. The woman didn’t realise it was £1.98 per mango so she charged me for a normal one. I’m not feeling so guilty about that to be honest. £1.98 per mango that isn’t even organic is pretty outrageous but to be fair these mangoes are AMAZING. I ate it within a minute all dribbley and juicy down my arms. I rubbed the stone over my face for a wee facial (good enzymes) and left it to sit for a few minutes. Forgot these types of mangoes are excessively orange so when I went to wash it off I looked like an oompa loompa that has a serious sunbed addiction! Still, better than awful chemical creams you get 🙂
Had a sneak peek on facebook earlier and got caught out from my 7 days facebook free challenge. Facebook addiction is a terrible thing! I saw however that my book Me Raw: You Cooked has been blogged about on loving raw which is AMAZING. I love Phillip, he’s so down-to-earth and his story is awesome. If you haven’t checked him out do so!
This blog was written by Raw Food Scotland's previous owner, Emma Calvert. You can reach her at her new website, https://missmanifestation.com/