Hey ya’ll! *in my best Paula Deen voice* Hope your day is going swimmingly 🙂
I can’t even tell you how great it felt to take a day off from the gym this morning and sleep a little. I did have to wake up in 45 minute intervals to rotate my laundry –the woes of hotel living- but it was a much-needed little rest. Plus, after last night’s wine consumption I’m not sure the gym would have felt very bueno this morning.
I didn’t have bfast before school, because I knew that we were going to eat the yogurt we put into the dehydrator yesterday.
Let’s just say it developed a lovely crust and looked less than appealing.
But underneath the crusty surface was a plethora of creamy, thick, tangy raw Greek-style yogurt
I plopped about 1/4 of it into a small bowl, topped it with a chopped peach and some sprouted buckwheat and goji berry granola
It was crazy good.
We spent the morning doing some prep work for the cafe –Michelle and I made raw pizza crusts for them- and then we got to our oceany lunch.
The tofu we made yesterday came out of the fridge:
And we got various types of seaweeds for our seaweed salad (arame, kelp, nori, kombu, dulse)
Soaked, rinsed and julienned
Then we made a dressing for the salad out of orange zest and juice, lime zest and juice, sesame oil, and coriander (I may or may not have snuck a gigantic heap of cayenne into mine as well)
Everyone else made a raw miso soup to go with their meal, but I just wasn’t feeling it. Not to be a princess or anything, but straight-up miso freaks me out a little, and so did the seaweed soaking liquid that was used for the “fish stock”. I attempted making some and realized that my Vitamix hadn’t totally been cleaned—there were pink bits floating around- so I took it as a sign from above to not have any miso soup 😉
So I plated out my tofu plain instead of soup-style, with a beautiful seaweed salad, our sauerkraut and dehydrated carrots.
So delicious. It’s considered a macrobiotic meal, which is something we talked about in class yesterday.
I’ve always been a huge fan of sea vegetables and it was so fascinating to learn about the many benefits they provide:
- They’re highly bioavailable, which means that their nutrients are almost immediately absorbed into the bloodstream
- They’re great sources of iodine, magnesium, vitamin K, calcium, folate, and tryptophan (which can help us to sleep better)
- The nutrients in sea vegetables can prevent birth defects and cardiovascular disease
- The magnesium can help prevent headaches and reduce asthma symptoms
- Reduce the risk of high blood pressure and heart attack
- Reduce the body’s inflammatory response
- Provide relief from menopausal symptoms
Pretty amazing, ehh?? You all know how much I love my dulse- and this whole time, it’s been doing great things for me! Have you had your sea vegetables today?? 😉
Well it’s work time over here… it’s my first night doing pastries/desserts by myself! CRAZY. Wish me luck 😀
Have a great night <3