We lost power, again, for the bulk of the day, due to more exciting electrical spring storms. Fortunately, I already had dinner in process from yesterday's preparations. I took this photo of the raw lasagna I love to make from Raw Food Real World. Although I modified the recipe here and there, it still received a great review from the family. Now that I'm not juice feasting, per se, I've found myself enjoying the freedoms of being able to taste as I prepare a finished product. If you've not had the pleasure of sampling this amazing raw entree.....summer is the perfect time to assemble all of these seasonal ingredients to perfection.
And for those who've inquired, I'm having a smooth transition back to solid foods. Perhaps it's because the bulk of my diet is still highly juicy, even though I haven't exactly followed the juice feast breaking protocol to the letter. Due to the lack of electricity for the bulk of the week, I've been living off of juicy, ripe fruits and high water content vegetables (ie; celery, cucumbers, bell peppers, etc.). I am eager to share many other details of this portion of my journey, but alas, it will have to wait until I have a sliver of my freedom back tomorrow. I also want to direct you to a post that a fellow juice feaster, Carrie Cegelis, wrote that is a must read for anyone who is nearing the end of a juice feast or if you are even considering a juice feast in your future. The title of the article is Strategies for a Post Juice Feasting World. Carrie is a Certified juice feasting consultant as well as a licensed acupuncturist, massage therapist, and natural health advocate. Please go check out her well written blog. Thanks Carrie for sharing your insights and wisdom with us!
Our household will be rising tomorrow morning at 4 am to take my baby (15 yr. old, Gabrielle) to the Tulsa International Airport. She'll be flying to Omaha, NE for the week to visit her cousin, Chelsea, and my wonderful sister-in-law, Sylvia. This will the first time that she's flown alone, but I think it'll be a wonderful experience for her. She's so eager to go and although I'm feeling some mother hen vibes, I'm really excited for her to have this time with my brother's first wife and my awesome niece!