I had 3 days of celebratory luncheons for friends that supported me since taking on this journey to health through raw food. They deserved what I gave them. LOL LOL However, most of the recipes I fixed had overt fats in them. I of course ate along with my friends. Yesterday included. I cannot believe the epic luncheon I prepared for my friends on Sunday!!! Listed below. Problem is me and overt fats shouldn't be together. My weight actually dropped but my body fat% spiked almost 2% points in 3 days. I'm talking with my doctor today about this. He did ok 1 day a week for overt fats when I prepare meals for friends/guests, etc. Part of my business of mentoring raw students. I need to come up with a solid game plan on this issue. I'll be considering this at work today. I'll get back to you in tomorrow's blog with a solid guide line plan on overt fats.
Ok, the luncheon yesterday:
1) Kristina of RawfullyOrganic's: Epic Marinara Sauce. Not epic enough for me but passible and enjoyed by me and my friends. I'm searching for THE marinara sauce to have on raw lasagna. We had this over zucchini noodles with the skin on. With this on a bed of lettuce.
2)Megan Elizabeth's: Corn Chowder. I tweaked this a bit and added chives and some other herbs. This was way too sweet for my taste buds which definitely are different since my 92 day juice feast. But my friends simply loved it!!! I gave a sample of this to the co-op deli. I'm seeing if they would carry it for SAD'rs with the desire for a sweet cold soup that is healthy. This is in her recipe book and you can but the book on line for the recipe. My friends said they would buy it there in a heart-beat!
3)Kristina of RawfullyOrganic's: Fettucini Alfredo Sauce with Spiralized Zucchini Noodles!!! TOO DIE FOR!!!When I prepared this sauce at home, I tasted it and screamed aloud and scared my 2 cats!!! I simply think this is sent from heaven. It is that damn good!!!! For the "cheese" topping I pulverized 1/2 head of white cauliflower to sprinkle on top. This summer when it comes in season I am using orange cauliflower. What a wonderful topping that will make!
My kitchen and my car both smelled like Italian restaurants. LOL When I unveiled our 3 dishes my friends eyes grew large and they grinned. They are converting to raw food and Steve has to avoid Vitamin K currently. That is why the Fettucini and Corn Chowder. He couldn't have the Marinara Sauce because it uses greens in the recipe.
The moment I took the covers off the food the whole kitchen smelled like we were in an Italian restaurant and my friends exclaimed phrases of praise and gratitude! The moment we dug in all we could hear were each other expressing "HMMMM" "OHHHH" "OMG, THIS IS SOOO GOOD!" "WOW, THIS IS RAW???". These exclamations continued while we devoured most of our plates.
We all were stuffed by the end of the luncheon. Steve couldn't believe that he felt totally satisfied on raw food. I couldn't eat another bite! Kris left part of her meal on her plate for later consumption and threatened both of us not to take a bite! LOL
During the entire visit with discussed raw food of course. We had a blast!!
The Fettucini Alfredo was my favorite. Too bad it uses pine nuts in the sauce. But, once a week or once a month it will be on my menu for sure. I am fixing another batch next week for the co-op and some other friends who didn't get to make the luncheons because of other commitments. And, yes, I am going to make certain I make a double batch and have a good portion myself. LOL
My tracking was deplorable. I avoided starting up with Cron-o-meter because it used the metric system. However the other sites are not totally suited for the 80/10/10 charting. So, today I am trying out Cron-o-meter for a full day's tracking. My food scales do weigh by metric also.
I think yesterday was one of the funnest days I've had in ages. It wasn't a stellar start on my program but a good indication of how to modify and fit in with social engagements without feeling ostracized and standing out like a wierd duck on raw. I love sharing food and I thoroughly enjoy being with friends. The two can come together beautifully.
Thanks for reading about my day.