Every now and then, I do a mono-fruit day to simplify my food prep, give my digestion a break and clear my mind. Today I hung out on Watermelon Island. It was a welcome retreat, before heading back to the mainland tomorrow!
We have a little family tradition of having regular family circle meetings. We try to do this, at least, once a month, and include things on the table that are special or related to the season we're in. I try to put a few treats on the table for the kids, too. This month, it was local stone fruit (peaches from our backyard), yum balls (made by me), and some Vega SaviSeeds. Then, the attempt at getting three siblings to sit still and focus for a few minutes commences!
Darren was in DC, and the kids had already eaten, so I threw veggies, kraut, currants and dulse into a bowl and made a quick dressing of Braggs Apple Cider Vinegar, coconut nectar, tahini, homemade stoneground mustard and some olive juice from a nearly empty jar of raw olives. Paired with a handful of Brad's Raw Chips for added crunch, I made my way to my computer and consumed this while watching the lectures for my grad classes. A solitary salad, but a multi-tasking meal!
The dilemma was how to split this decadent slice of raw raspberry cheezecake four ways (with Flo and Zofia, with a sample left for Daddy later). We solved the dilemma with a second slice for Dad and each enjoyed our third of this lovely creation. Yum.
If only all of my dilemmas had such simple solutions!
I got under 2 hours sleep last night, getting up early to drive a friend to BWI airport. On the way home we did the natural food store circuit, stopping at David's Natural Market in Columbia, and Roots Market in Clarksville. I bought the kids sushi and vegan potato salad, and some kale chips for me and Darren. When I got home, I put some avocado, kraut, sprouts and tomatoes on a portabello mushroom, with a side of kale chips, and called it a meal. Good!