Tuesday, April 3, 2012

I'm going to juice, watch me fly!

Hello all those still interested in my little blog. :)
So much has happened in my life in the past few months. I've mentioned it but sometimes it's still too hard to imagine. With my good fortune, I'm investing more and more in my food. My CSA is great. 

I've upped the delivery to large size and I'm having it delivered weekly. Why, you may ask? Because I'm getting a juicer!

It feels like I'm preparing for a kitchen baby.
I've been wanting a juicer for about a year, just to get off the super sugary Jamba 'Juice' and more into the Whole Foods order at the juice bar. Right now my favorite is apple base, lime and 2 oz of ginger. Mmmm, ginger.

I can't wait to get to juicing and I've started to get all the companion pieces: 

Bought a blender today (using a $5 off coupon, w00t!) and my used book from Amazon came.

Yes, this book is big. Kinda surprised me. It's close to 2" thick, filled with amazing photos and real good info on getting started with juicing. I'm going to enjoy it.

A couple of reasons I'm accelerating the juicing is from watching two documentaries:

Fat, Sick, and Nearly Dead champions juicing as a body cleanser and meal substitute. It makes a lot of since to me in the explanation part of condensing a lot of food into a juice instead of eating pounds of leafy greens. I always fall off my leafy greens. If I juice more, not completely, I think I can get in tons more than I do.

Also, Forks Over Knives is a great look at the Doctors involved in the China Study. That book is often dogma to some of my vegan friends. I haven't read it, but the documentary advocates a whole food plant based diet. No dairy of meat. So, a vegan lifestyle. But it's up against that tired adage, "Protein from meat made us the humans we are today!" Yeah, sure. Meat in the prehistoric era for humans I'm sure did help us evolve, but a could of things we have to think about today.

1) Chances are you eating a vegan diet now will not affect your evolution (silly people).
2) We are not prehistoric. We have been the same type of human for a good 20,000 years.
3) People are lazy, as was strikingly obvious in the first documentary.

If you haven't seen it, it's on Netflix.

I've been eating a bit more cautious lately. Just well rounded. The CSA is making me eat stuff I would not buy before. Those green avocados, ironically allied bacon avocados are from the CSA.

I'm also trying some more exotic stuff. I went to a food truck festival this past weekend at Santa Anita race track and partook in some lovely vegetarian delights. 

Mango sorbet on an oatmeal cookie with and eatable wrapper.
From left: Frybread squash 'tacos',
veggie dog with fried onions,
fennel slaw (delicious!).
Now, I'm pretty sure some of what I ate and sampled was not vegan, and I didn't expect it to. When I eat out, I try as hard as I can to get as muc vegan like food as I can find, but if its 90% vegan, then I fell that is okay. I only apply this rule when eating out. I'm going to  do a post on that a bit later. At home, I'm pretty hardcore.

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