It’s been a bit of a crazy week and a half around here. I haven’t been in the kitchen developing any rawmazing raw food recipes but now that I am back from my trip, the creativity is flowing! It always amazes me how just a little time away, in a new environment can be so mentally refreshing.
Last Thursday, my daughter flew me out to Boulder as a Mother’s Day present. The caveat was that I would drive home (17+ hours) with her. We always do it in a straight shot, listening to books along the way. It is grueling but doable. The above picture was taken somewhere in eastern Nebraska right after a storm.
Boulder was delightful, as it always is. I spent a day and a half with my youngest daughter which is always blissful. If you haven’t been to Boulder, you should treat yourself. It is a town that is so alive with youth, health, music, great restaurants and fab shopping. Boulder has a very open minded attitude and it seems that almost everyone is into health, both mental and physical. It always rejuvenates me. Seeing my daughters is simply the best. You can read more about Boulder here: Boulder.
My oldest daughter joined us on Friday night. I have to admit, I am truly happiest when we are all together, which doesn’t happen often these days. We had a very nice dinner out. I managed to find a veggie platter that did the trick. Honestly, the easiest way to eat raw food on this trip was to simply consume a lot of fruit. You can always find fruit plates and with the heat that Colorado was experiencing, it was a perfect fit. After dinner we drove up the mountain for a quick visit.
Sunday morning we were back on the road. A quick 1 1/2 hour drive to Boulder, breakfast with my youngest and then the 16 hour drive from there. The first 3/4 of the drive went well but we hit massive thunderstorms when we got to the Iowa border. Driving the last 4 hours in the pitch dark with the rain coming down so hard you couldn’t see was a challenge.
Mia, my oldest, has decided she wants to eat 100% raw while she is home. Her boyfriend told her, “that is great…then you will be as beautiful on the inside as you are on the outside!” What a great way to put it. He get’s stars for that! She has kept me hopping in the kitchen trying all of the things from Rawmazing that she has only been able to drool over. I am sending her home with a food processor, decent blender and dehydrator so she can start making her own raw food. I am still trying to figure out how I gave birth to these two beauties!
Tonight I am going to work on a recipe for zucchini corn cakes. You will find it here tomorrow!