raw food ~ raw emotions
Raw Spicy Thai Vegetable Wraps for dinner, canon digital rebel xt
Raw Cranberry Maple Granola, canon digital rebel xt
The first picture posted here was the first *raw* meal we made together after the cleanse. Boho Boy did most of the work. I learned my way around our Cuisinart food processor. Such a stress relief to chop veggies this way! It's amazing how different it feels to consume raw foods. It feels guiltless and it digests so much easier than cooked. I never feel over-stuffed. I feel clean and satisfied...for a lot longer afterwards. Not to mention that the wraps were DELICIOUS and bursting with flavor.
He also whipped up some raw granola by putting loads of nuts together (after they soaked in water for a few hours), dried cranberries and mixing it up with melted pitted dates. He then spread it on a sheet (see above) and we dehydrated them in our Excaliber Hippy Machine for a full day. The granola is heavenly. I've been sprinkling it on my Nutty Rice cereal each morning with Almond milk.
It feels good to think about nourishing myself this way. It seems since the cleanse I am so mindful of what I allow into my body. I also feel hyper sensitive to what doesn't feel right and I make a note to not eat that again or at least for a while. I am craving a lot of fresh fruit, dried fruit and vegetables. Meat and cheese...not so much any longer.
With all these raw foods...some raw emotions have resurfaced. Perhaps a delayed reaction to the detox. I felt so stoic on the cleanse...wondering where all the emotions went. Perhaps it was a fight or flight reaction to fasting. The last few days I have been feeling things again. I am sitting with it. Not ready to share it here yet. I feel quiet. Seeking peace, candles lit and the arms of my husband. I don't feel like psycho analyzing myself. I just feel like sitting with it.
Tonight, while I was taking a bath in the dark with tea lights surrounding, my husband came into the bathroom with his guitar and started playing a Ray Lamontagne song he loves. It was a perfect moment...and as I write this, minutes after it happened, my cup runneth over.
Do watch this. Two of my very favorite musical artists on stage together. Mind blowing.