Saturday, March 14, 2009

Day 20

First, apologies for the lack of posting and daily menus! We've been straying a bit from the raw and haven't been trying any new recipes.

Lots of days I subsist mostly on the morning smoothie (Green Smoothie Challenge, if you haven't tried it yet!), big salad (spinach, tomato, sprouts, whatever's in the fridge, nuts, olive oil...) and snacks at night. We still have a lot of the Buckwheat Bread left over and Nathan's been making a lot of "sushi" rolls with Almond Ginger Pate, which I just realized we've never posted the recipe for, even though it's one of our favorites. We use it in place of rice in the rolls and for a spread on veggies and crackers.

Almond Ginger Pate


-1 T ginger
-1 clove garlic
-1/2 t sea salt
-1 cup dry raw almonds
-juice of 1 lemon (or T bottled lemon juice)
-1/4 cup water

Blend everything until smooth. 1/4 cup of water wasn't enough, so keep adding in 1/4 cup increments until you like the consistency.

Anyway, on Thursday night we went to Skinner's in St. Paul for bingo night. We've only been here a few times (because it's alllll the way over in St. Paul), but what a fantastic bar. You feel like you've been transported to a small town bar up north, but with good food, good beer, and clean bathrooms. The most incredible thing is the prices. Our tab was just under $50 for:

-9 beers (newcastle, summit, schell's)
-3 vodka tonics
-fries, side salad, and nachos big enough to feed 4.

The bingo was free with a final round of coverall winning $400 (unfortunately not anyone in our group)!

Friday we took the day off just for the helluvit and I planned to make The Raw Chef's Vanilla Chocolate Torte with Ginger & Strawberry Cream for my sister's b-day dinner tonight, but Whole Foods didn't have any cocoa butter. Even though I called ahead and asked. When we got there they had no idea what we were talking about and directed us to the body care section.

My would-have-been cake:

So, instead I bought some sprouted bread and natural chunky peanut butter, came home and made a screwdriver, and watched Religulous. Not because I thought the documentary would be particularly informative, but it was available on Red Box and I was in the mood for Bill Maher's sarcasm. Can't write a review because I was half reading my new issue of National Geographic Traveler and fell asleep before it was over. Good times.


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