Yay! Exciting news! I’ve updated all of my raw vegan recipe ebooks to include some gorgeous photos and new formatting. They look amazing! If you purchased these in the past and no longer have the latest links, then email me with the address you used on Paypal to purchase them. I’ll send you the links.
It’s been a pretty quiet week for Greg, Kamea, and myself. Heck, to tell you the truth, it’s been a quiet summer for the most part. Not sure if quiet is the right word now that I think about it. I would say focused is more like it. Focused on Kamea. My life consists of everything Kamea. :) Sleeping when she sleeps (trying to), breastfeeding her, changing her diaper (navigating the whole cloth vs disposable, etc), reading to her, playing with her, trying babywearing, and basically just doing all things baby. Plus, making food for Greg and myself, and trying to work on some Kristen’s Raw projects. Lately though, Kamea isn’t letting me do that (she likes to be held all the time). Hence the lack of posting! We’re hopefully going to my mom’s soon to stay a few nights (our first over nighter with Kamea!). That will be so fun, although I’m not excited about packing for it.
I started reading a book, Shantaram, on my Kindle… has anyone read it? I’m enjoying it so far.
Oh! And, check out this adorable organic onesie that was sent to me as a gift from Organic Stitch. I love it!
My friend was blogging about a diet book she was checking out the other day, and while reading her post, I started to take a trip down memory lane of all of the diets I’ve tried in the past… Zone Diet, Carbohydrate Addict’s Diet, Schwarzbein Principle, Cabbage diet, Atkins diet, High Carb diet, Fat Flush Plan, South Beach Diet, etc.
You see, I have an addiction to trying new diets, diet books, and diet type products. I am a diet book junkie – lol!!! Or… I used to be before I found vegan and raw. I’ve since tamed that inner beast inside me. Now that I have found the raw and vegan lifestyle, I have no desire to get back on the diet roller coaster I used to be on. Sure, there were exciting times as I’d page through a new book, thinking of the new foods I’d make, the weight I’d lose, the motivation I got from trying something new (I’m one of those people who loves change)… but I feel so good with Raw and Vegan foods that I can’t imagine changing that for the rest of my life!
Therefore, when I want to change my diet up a bit for some excitement, I go back and forth with different levels and ways of raw (always staying vegan though!). Sometimes…
- I’m gourmet raw where I make lasagna, burritos, fancy desserts and such.
- I detox and have just green juices.
- I load up on the smoothies.
- It’s simple raw: salads, smoothies, fresh fruits and veggies.
- I eat more cooked vegan foods.
- I’m loading up on superfoods.
- I might eat out at restaurants a lot.
- I can go high carb, high fat, or high protein with it, too.
So many options! And, I feel great while doing it!
Share your diet story! Have you tried different diets in the past? What do you like or not like? What are your favorite ways to follow the Raw vegan diet?
It’s been a busy week with Kamea. We’ve had a few visits from family to meet Kamea. And, of course, taking care of Kamea is a 24-hour job. And… I’m working on some Kristen’s Raw projects (getting my new book done… it’s almost there!).
UPDATE: Here is a link for the cup you see in the picture. It’s eco-friendly, BPA-free. I bought mine at Bed, Bath, and Beyond, but it’s available on Amazon, too.
Kamea came down with a rash on her head, so I’ve taken a look at my diet to see if I’m the problem. Therefore, today I went quite bland so I can reintroduce things one at a time and see if I can figure out what’s causing the problem. I can rule things out like detergent, body care products, etc. The rash is only on her head, and I’m not sure if a problem with my breastmilk would cause such a localized rash… but I’m being careful anyway. To do this, my kitchen is limited for bland raw foods currently, so I went mostly cooked today. Her rash is much better tonight.
Here is what I ate today (all organic and vegan)
Tempeh (sauteed briefly with canola oil, lime juice, and wheat free tamari)
Green Juice (cucumber, apple, celery, carrot, little bit of kale, lime)
Oats / banana
Big Salad (romaine, red bell pepper, apple, hemp seeds, cucumber, mustard dressing)
Tempeh (same prep as above)
Baked sweet potato
Vegan Fig Newton
Hemp shake with young Thai coconut water
Anything that could have still been offensive in the list above was still in small quantities…
UPDATE: I want to add that although I’ve cut out the nuts and some berries (and I can try cutting out the soy/tempeh), the thing I’m not sure of is that I’ve been eating those things since she was born and only now did she have some issue. That being said… today (Sunday) and yesterday were much improved. It only looks like a little bit of newborn acne.
What do you think experienced moms?