Sunday, March 16, 2014
The most important thing I have learned on Spark People is one does not go on a diet to lose weight. You have to make a lifestyle change you can live with every day for the rest of your life. If you can't stick with something you will never be successful.
That means you must play with your food. You have to come up with new recipes to support your new way of eating. It is fun playing in the kitchen with food creating new concoctions.
My cousin came over today and invited herself to lunch. She asked if I was back on following a Raw Diet and I said yes and that I never should have gone off it. I am now treating it as a lifestyle rather than a diet but this time I am following High Raw instead of 100% Raw. It means I am eating mostly Raw with an occasional meal cooked. When I crave something cooked I will incorporate some cooked grain or cooked vegetable at a meal. Most days I go 100% Raw. Some people will do a High Raw consisting of 85% Raw and 15% cooked every day.
Anyways, cousin asks if we are having rabbit food for lunch. I said no! (because e I play with my food and create new recipes) Cabbage was so cheap this week because of St. Patty's day , like 17 cents a pound so I stocked up. Cabbage keeps fresh a long time but that 17 cents price wasn't going to last past St. Patty's Day. Every else is stocking up on corned beef but cabbage is what I am after.
I decided to make my favorite cabbage recipe, Cabbage Slaw with a Twist. I have blogged this recipe before but I just love! Here is the link to the recipe:
This recipe came about with me playing around with different ingredients. Spinach salad with dried cranberries, pears and pecans in most restaurants was popular which gave me the idea. I love raw cabbage and it is so good for you so I decided to use cabbage as the base of my salad. I experimented and came up with the apple and dried cranberry paring. The lemon juice instead of vinegar was a wining combo with olive oil as the dressing. I used turmeric, cayenne, and curry powder to spice things up. The salad had some heat to it which was most welcome on this cold windy day. Sometimes I use just one of these spices, depends on my mood. The salad is also good without the walnuts which is how I made it today.
She loved it and wanted the recipe. I laughed and said I thought you didn't like rabbit food. She agreed this was not rabbit food.
Point is, play with your food. You never know what you are going to create. You don't have to eat boring food to lose weight.