So today at the tea shop I told my lovely friend Declan that I haven’t had a salad in months. “Emma, you’re a raw foodist, how can you not have had a salad in months?” was his reply. And the answer is I’ve just really fallen out of the way of them. I tend to drink most of my food making juices, smoothies, nut milks and weirdy concoctions oh and chocolate! Oh, I did have one last week at Ask restaurant where I ordered the salmon salad (without the salmon) which was quite nice but pretty lame just leaves, cucumber, tomato and some avo. Let’s be honest, restaurants in Glasgow and much of the UK don’t really have a clue what a REAL salad is.
Having browsed through Sarma’s book Living Raw Food last night I fell in love all over again with the concept of wonderful salads and dressings and decided today would be a salad day. Do I need to get out more I wonder? Seriously, this book is lovely. I won’t lie, there’s quite A LOT of recipes that I just could not be arsed making as they have too many ingredients and far too faffy but if you’re in to food porn then you’ll like it. The first section does have some nice simple stuff too which is a bonus. I just really like Sarma’s down to earth attitude and also have a massive girl crush on her…
Moving on! So tonight Matthew I made a wonderful orgasmic super salad. Here is the recipe:
- Bag of watercress, spinach and rocket
- One head of fennel, chopped – why do they call it head I wonder? Like, head of celery, why head? Knob of ginger? moving on…
- 1/3 cucumber, chopped
- Beetroot – i used some cooked stuff. Craving this like you wouldn’t believe…or maybe you would?
- 1/2 cup Capers – these make ANY salad. FACT
- 1/2 cup China Rose Sprouts
- 2 TBSP hemp seeds – shelled
- 1 TBSP klamath lake algae
- 1/2 apple, chopped
- 5 raw olives, chopped
- handful of DULSE – oh aye, back on the dulse
- 1 sprig chopped mint leaves – these are awesome in a salad
- 1 handful chopped coriander leaves
- MIX in bowl and added dressing of 1/2 avocado blended with lime juice, salt and bit of water
WOW – how much do I LOVE salad? I definitely need to get out more…
So the juice feast? Well, last night I decided to end the green juice feast. It was meant to be 7 days and I got to the second day and felt like I’d been hit by ten massive trucks and had forty gallons of tequila and not slept in a year and a half THAT is how ill I felt. Bit confused really because I don’t consider myself to be that toxic that I should get such a massive detoxification. Not only did I feel extreme nausea but also severe dizziness and a lot of emotional detox – not good! So I made the decision to break the feast and had a nut milk to help ease the symptoms. I felt a bit better but still needed my bed. Today I’m back to my ‘normal’ self and planning on doing the detox either when it gets warmer or actually going to a retreat somewhere HOT where I can relax. Still, two days not bad eh?
Anyway, off to go do something exciting like clean the kitchen. Yay, have fun!
This blog was written by Raw Food Scotland's previous owner, Emma Calvert. You can reach her at her new website, https://missmanifestation.com/