It’s getting really muggy and hot outside for my taste. The sunshine is doing great things for our garden, and ruining our usual appetite for soups and hot rice dishes. I’m eating 80% raw again this summer, as I’ve found it gives me much more energy and leaves me feeling less “blah” in general. Less constipation, less allergies, less edema, better sleep, better energy levels. I’m also trying to still be totally wheat free/gluten free, since Noni is still nursing and her eczema is reminiscent of what
Essie’s was like in the summer of her second year. I will say that I always feel more alive and less “stuffed” (for lack of a more pleasant word) inside when I’m vegan/GF/mostly raw. It’s one of the nice things about summer. )
Here’s what I had my first day:
-berry juice and apples with a smear of PB
-greens from our garden, hummus, red bell and some carrots
-mesquite soy jerky
-3/4 C rice pudding :OP, half an apple
-some cranberry juice and seltzer water
-Bocca “chicken” sandwich, with tomato, spinach on tapioca bread
Sandals are the staple of my summer footwear. I really love them. They’re like an extension of my feet, hehe. My last pair broke after living through three years and a pregnancy, which, if you’ve never found yourself knocked up, is hard on the shoes. ;O)
This year, I decided to try my luck with a company in Kenya called ECOSANDALS that recycles tire tread into sandal soles, and benefits the shantytowns in Kenya. It was about the same as I pay for a nice pair of sandals in a shoe store here, so I figured, hey! At the very least, I’d be contributing to a very worthy cause.
They’re so cute and well constructed and tough and comfortable!!
Seriously, every hippie dude or chick needs a pair of these. I love ‘em.
They’re really sturdy, and super, super cute. I doubt I’ll need another pair for a few years. <3
My friend Jen made these gorgeous dresses for the girls out of recycled men’s shirts.
I had to post a picture of them, because they’re so darn cute! The girls were so proud walking around the grocery store in their “twirly dresses”, and Noni wanted to wear hers the next day, too.