Saturday, April 3rd, 2010
Whew. Third trimester hormones that make me loopy are setting in. Fatigue from the growing baby inside me effects me from time to time. And, as many of my Facebook friends know, I found the cutest stray puppy who turned out to have a broken leg (poor thing!), is not potty trained (he’s about 8 months old we suspect), and he needs weekly vet care (he’s now wearing a splint for 6-8 weeks in the hope that we can avoid surgery). Did I mention that he needs constant supervision? I’m getting a bit of a head start in my mommy training to say the least. He wants to be by my side all day, and needs to be carried a lot. Needless to say… I’m a tad exhausted – lol. But. He has the sweetest and cutest face. I can’t help but melt every time he looks up at me. We’ve named him Miso.
Meanwhile, my belly is growing, my lower back aches terribly (I’m not sure if it’s from bending over so much to pick up the puppy, my crazy lack of sleep which includes sleeping on the couch many times with Miso in about 2-4 hour increments, the baby pressing on my back, or a combo of everything. My allergies are crazy, too, and that can be tiring in itself. I’m pooped.
But… I’m filled with love and excitement about the last couple of months in my pregnancy (hoping my back improves). And, I’m grateful that we found Miso and saved him from what would most likely have meant death to him (we found him in the desert area of our neighborhood where the hot sun beats down and bobcats, owls, and coyotes roam. The poor little guy couldn’t walk because of his broken leg).
On a raw food note… I’m going through the final edits of my next recipe book. I’m very excited about that! And, I’m working on some other projects (when Miso gives me a five minute break – lol).
Hope everyone has a wonderful holiday weekend.
Congratulations Elena Gracia! Your name was chosen as the winner of my 21st Awesome Giveaway. The prize: One variety pack of Protein Grenades! Simply email me with your address so I can get the awesome prize sent to you.
When asked, “In which activity would you like a lesson from an expert?” “What are your favorite sources for vegan (i.e., plant-based) protein (raw or not)?”
Here is what Elena Gracia had to say…
Sunwarrior Protein — it’s practically perfect!
Congratulations Kate & Ann! Your names were chosen as the winners of my 20th Awesome Giveaway. The prize: A RAW Cleanse™ from Garden of Life for each of you. Simply email me with your address so I can get the awesome prize sent to you.
When asked, “In which activity would you like a lesson from an expert?”
Here is what Kate had to say…
I would like a lesson in compassion and enlightenment from a real expert.
Also, a lesson from a dentist who specializes in amalgam filling removal…a lesson how to properly detox after.
Here is what Ann had to say…
I would LOVE to learn how to rock climb and snow board… I think I’d probably want an expert to teach me!
My next Awesome Giveaway is soon, so check back for details!
My food intake for Thursday!
- 1/2 Crunchy Buckwheat Biscuit (pic to right)
- 1 cup-ish raw granola from Kaia Foods
- 1/4 trail mix (Kaia Foods Garlic Salt Sprouted Sunflower Seeds along with raisins and goji berries)
- Huge organic salad (romaine, avocado, orange bell pepper, lemon juice, Himalayan crystal salt, black pepper)
- Crunchy Buckwheat Biscuit
- 2 Mesquite-n-Protein Chocolates
- 3 cups fresh organic green juice made with my Hurom Juicer (veganic tomatoes, kale, cucumbers, garlic, lemon)
And…. for dinner? Salads, MEXICAN PIZZA (cooked vegan), Raw Vegan Pumpkin Pie
- Huge organic salad (same as above)
- I took a flat bread type crust from Whole Foods and warmed it up. Then, I topped it with black bean vegan chili, salsa, avocado, and Daiya cheese. Put it under the broiler to melt the cheese a bit and voila! My husband was looking forward to this all week! It did not disappoint.
- We split a piece of Raw Vegan Pumpkin Pie from my EASY Raw Vegan Holidays book – Yum! (I made the pie around Thanksgiving time and froze individual slices so I could easily take a piece out to thaw, like I did today.
- 2 Mesquite-n-Protein Chocolates (OOPS! After this second serving of raw chocolate, I realized I overdid it a bit with the chocolate and I was buzzed up all night. I took a fast paced walk and banged out a bunch of work)
- Brown Rice Protein Shake (certified organic) from Sprout Living (they sent me samples to review and I’m quite pleased. I suspect they’ll give Sun Warrior a run for their money seeing as Sprout Living is “certified organic” while SunWarrior is only non-gmo)
Saturday, January 23rd, 2010
Congratulations Sara! Your name was chosen as the winner of my 17th Awesome Giveaway. The prize: A bottle of Garden of Life / Vitamin Code’s Raw D3. Simply email me with your address so I can get the vitamins sent to you.
Here is what Sara had to say when asked, “What is one of your New Year’s Resolutions / Goals that you’re still sticking with today?”
Mine is simple….to eat way healthier with my daughter. My daughter who is in high school has started a blog about the benefits of eating organic and cutting back on processed food. It has been a huge hit and she has even been written about in her school newspaper:) We are both trying out new recipes and new foods.
My next Awesome Giveaway is January 31, so check back for details!
Monday, January 4th, 2010
Congratulations Lady Q!! Your name was chosen as the winner of my 16th Awesome Giveaway. The prize: GoRaw snacks from Sirova. Simply email me with your address so I can get the prizes sent to you.
Here is what Lady Q had to say when asked what products she’d like to see on Sirova’s website.
I have never heard of this site before but it seems great. I was instantly drawn to the raw beginners kit. I think they should mix it up a bit more. Instead of agave nectar and sea salt, they could offer raw chocolate and dried fruit. Not just typical dried/dehydrated items but maybe kiwi, cucumber, or something like that. I am curious about the nutritional analysis. Overall this appears to be a great site.
Saturday, January 2nd, 2010
HAPPY NEW YEAR TO ALL OF MY READERS AND BLOGGING BUDDIES! I am so grateful to have you in my life. You’ve been through a lot with me this past 2009, and I love and appreciate all of your support more than you could know. Thank you!
2010 promises to be an amazing year! I am looking forward to writing tons of awesome blog posts where I share my pregnancy experiences, my food intake while pregnant and breastfeeding, lots of awesome giveaways for you, many new and scrumptiously delicious recipes, and as much advice and tips as I can muster about living this wonderful lifestyle.
Well, I’m off to make some organic green juice. We just stocked up at the CSA this morning. Whoo hoo! My breakfast today was a mug of organic Teeccino, a huge organic apple, and 2 organic persimmons.
Wednesday, December 30th, 2009
I officially grew out of my “go-out-in-public-pants” and had to get some new duds. I tried to wear my pre-preg pants for as long as I could, but after the holiday eating, the growth of my belly, butt, and thighs this week… it was time. So, here I am in a new outfit. Can I just say that maternity jeans are sooo comfy?! :)
Sunday, December 27th, 2009
It’s that time! Whoo hoo! Just when you thought the holidays were over… It’s still gift giving time with a giveaway, sponsored by Sirova. Here is what they’re giving away to one lucky winner:
2 bags of GoRaw’s FlaxSnax (3oz) – not sure which flavors, perhaps one of each?
1 bag of GoRaw’s Chocolate Super Cookie (3oz)
Here is how you can enter for a chance to win. Go visit Sirova’s website and take a look around at the products they offer. Then, come back here to the comments section of this blog post and tell me what other things you’d like to see Sirova offering. It’s that simple! The deadline for entering is January 2nd, 2010 at 11:59pm. I’ll announce the winner on January 3, 2010. *Contest is limited to participants using an address within the continental United States.
WOW! 2010 is almost here! I have a feeling it’s going to be a GREAT year!
Sunday, December 27th, 2009
I’m enjoying the holidays with family right now… excited to experience them pregnant. :) I’ll be back with regular blog posting in the next few days, starting with a blog post where I have another awesome giveaway!
Cheers and Happy Holidays!