Ok, so I had quite the weekend…
It all started with a trip to MOM’s Organic Market at their new location at Mosaic. What I came back home with is this – a bounty of plenty and abundant living greens:
Lots of Kombucha Brooklyn (and I could do a whole post about how awesome they are!), collards, kale, chard, sprouts, raw food collard wrap (from Zia’s), cucumbers and celery for juicing… also a bottle of motto (sparkling matcha), strawberries etc..
This Friday evening, a friend and I devoured an evening meal from Raouche (legit, family-owned, super delicious Lebanese food in Falls Church, VA..). Here a picture of the results of devastation:
So you may – or may not – ask.. What exactly do you do in the morning.. Well, thing is.. I love to cook. So, first thing I do, yes even in my bathrobe – is turn on the stove top and cook something… #SaturdayMorning. This happens to be authentic, whole-spices, black tea vegan chai – in coconut milk, with coconut sugar. (spices include cardamom, cinnamon, cloves, nutmeg, vanilla, etc..). DELICIOUS. Look at photos of me executing the process. Note: straining is required because of infusion of whole spices and loose leaf tea :)…
Saturday afternoon a friend and I took a big bike ride from Rosslyn (cycling down the Mall past the Washington Monument) to Big Bear Cafe, coffeeshop in Bloomingdale, Washington DC.
At Big Bear, I had the most legit espresso ever. The coffee was so deep, dark and delicious – yum yum yum! Then a storm was brewing… Good thing we were in Big Bear, because otherwise we would have been caught in the rain – a downpour.
By the way, Big Bear Cafe has a nice outdoor patio in the summertime, awesome place to enjoy a coffee surrounded by foliage on days when it’s not raining!…
Big Bear Cafe
When we got home (we dodged the rain, by chilling in Big Bear) a meal to satisfy tired bike bodies was prepared. Seriously though.. I put this together in a matter of seconds. NO JOKE. Get home, and 90 seconds later, – poof! – THIS:
Baba ghanoush and quinoa tabbouleh (gluten-free!). Both of these were prepackaged, that I bought at MOMs, all natural – no preservatives, etc.. Served with raw, dehydrated sunflower bread (from Lydia’s).
And a little bit later, whenb night had fallen over Rosslyn, Virginia (were I live)…
…the fridge was still full of greens.
So I turned on some music…
…put my green juice hat on… and cut, cut, cut!
When green juicing: choose the perfect quantity of each vegetable (in general for green juice: 80% celery and cucumber, 20% dark leafy greens – in this case kale, collards, chard, etc..)
Get your juicer out (mine is an OMEGA VRT400 HD masticating juicer) and JUICE!!! :D
Green Juice. 100% organic.
On Sunday I made health-promoting vegan burritos.. made with ezekiel sprouted grain tortillas (no flour, just sprouted grains!), sprouts (alliteratively substitute for spinach), and sauteed enokitake mushrooms + chard (in vegetable broth and tamari). #Vegan
And… finally, when I woke up and was home again this (Monday) morning, I made a couple of foodthings before going to work.
I made chai this morning.. damn that looks like coffee! (almond milk, cinnamon, cardamon, cloves, black tea)
RAW COLLARD GREENS, TRI-COLOR QUINOA, WILD CHANTERELLE MUSHROOMS:
Whoa! What a weekend! :)
What a lot of fun! A snapshot of good food :)
Thanks for checking out my food blog.
Until next time…