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a good day

19 Nov


the rose in paradise

the rose in paradise

My day began with me going to bed, earplugs in, at 9.30 last night. Therefore, I woke before the alarm at 5 a.m today.  I lay in bed for a while, not really wanting to get out, actually, I was feeling pretty..blahhhh. So what did I do?! Well…I leaped out of bed like a fit young thing, I flung on my running gear like..er..Deane Karnazes..I ran out the door like one eager beaver…

I find if I act like I want to be, then I do what I want to do…well, it worked this morning.

So I ran my 30 minute circuit. Once home, I sat and meditated for about 10 minutes. It was a serious meditation session, I kept clearing my mind, but Nia Glassie was in my head. I don’t know why, I guess she has been on the news for a while. She was hard to clear.

I then made Deane and I a coffee…followed by a juice of apple carrot and spinach. I had a banana for breakfast. The kids were ‘yelled’ up. Here’s how breakfast goes for the kids.  Izzy has her standard 6 weetbix drowned in boiled water and coated in a tablespoon of raw sugar. Paloma has a sleepy raw oats with milk and sugar. She follows this by eating whatever Deane happens to be having. (Paloma is Deane’s ‘food sidekick’. She eats whatever is on his plate, actually fights him for it. ) Drew makes herself toast, or a fried egg on toast or french toast. She has a cup of tea with god knows how much sugar in it. Rose has water based weetbix, but she only has two.  Harry has toast and muesli with milk and sugar. Writing this I realise our family has far too much sugar.

 Once the kids had gone to school, Paloma and I went downstairs. I have decided to walk to the gym rather than taking the car,( a decision based on my ‘slow food, slow life=quality – theory). I have borrowed a pushchair, which Paloma loves. It took me about 50 sweaty minutes to trudge to the gym. I put Paloma in creche and rushed to my ‘balance’ class. I slowed myself down to reap the benefits of the tai chi, Pilate’s, and yoga moves.

After; a friend gave us a lift home and I made  a juice of silverbeet (from my garden), organic apple, organic carrot, garlic and parsley. yummy lunch!

Tonight for tea, I cooked organic beef steak, baked potatoes, puy lentil and grated carrot salad, chickpea and sliced tomato salad, and sliced cucumber. I need to make more variety for the kids. The reason is this: last week, I went down to kiss the Rose goodnight. She seemed a bit angry with me and wouldn’t talk to me properly. After questioning her a tad, I found out that she is sick of going to bed ’empty’, (her words). I have been pretty hard line with the kids in that if they don’t eat what I provide for tea, they don’t get anything else. Rose is Miss Fussy. But, I now realise I must soften. Rose prefers to go hungry rather than eat anything she doesn’t like. So I will make more of a variety and include well…more meat, and potatoes. The Rose is a meat eater so I will cook meat.

I have just juiced green cabbage, apple, carrot, and garlic. Deane and I polished it off. I guess he will fart all night tonight…again. harry-and-3-girls-oct-7-08-033


Raw food juices…my cabbage discovery.

30 Oct

I have my beautiful Oscar juicer set up permanently on the concrete bench. 

beautiful oscar

beautiful oscar

I read that, raw cabbage is an anti-inflammatory and anti-biotic, and  is a good blood tonic (for people with iron deficiency) and of course cabbage is loaded with vitamin c (and other stuff).  It all sounded  good so; I made one. I juiced about half a small cabbage to one and a half apples. It was a tad hot but felt and tasted pretty good. I offered Deane a cabbage and apple juice the next night after dinner. He looked at me like I was from another planet, ( a bad, scary planet) but agreed to give it a try. What a chum! ( I guess he decided to ‘take one on the chin’ for the sake of our marriage.) 

I juiced about one apple to half a cabbage and for luck I threw in a clove of organic garlic. We both drank it, he agreed it wasn’t too bad. We went to bed, to sweet sleep and- I woke naturally (i.e no alarm) the next morning at 5.30. I felt alert and wide eyed and…well…pretty damn good.  When Deane awoke he said he felt okay it wasn’t anything special, just a good day maybe. He is a ‘juice sceptic’.

That night I didn’t make juice and Deane ate cooked food, actually being his birthday, he ate mashed potato, good quality sausages, peas, corn, salad with a chaser of a chocolate boat filled with vanilla ice cream! I only had the salad, but also pigged out on mashed potato..(hm-mm..not raw, but so yummy with seeded mustard mashed through it, hold the butter..)

The following morning I wouldn’t/couldn’t motivate myself to get out of bed before 7 in order to run. My man woke up with a swollen sticky eye and stiff face and body. He felt groggy. I told him, (again) my bordering-on-religious beliefs about juice, especially cabbage juice and followed through by making us a juice of  cabbage, apple and carrot. We both felt more energised and world ready after drinking it. So I decided to experiment. Last night we had cabbage and apple juice with a smidgen of beet leaves just before retiring for the night. I woke this morning at 5am, feeling alert and ready for the day. I went for a ten k run and was home making a juice for breakfast before seven. Deane woke feeling much better, no swollen eyes, and only a little bit stiff. So I will continue with ‘my experiment’. I have drawn my Sister and a friend into it and gosh!..maybe I can make a difference to my family and friends health and well being. (Maybe they are all just humouring me, they love me so much…??) So bring on the cabbage! Bring on the neighbours. The big question that you are all wondering is..obviously..DOES CABBAGE JUICE MAKE YOU FART?

Find out for yourself.