So, we've been Raw so long now, I can't even count the days. We have fallen into a simple routine, and have a few recipes that we really love, and use regularly. We are still feeling incredibly good, so we are carrying on. However, like with everything in life, some days it feels hard to be so committed. It's not necessarily the "Raw" food, but just food in general. For the past two months I have prepared, from scratch, the vast majority of everything we have eaten. But for a few splurges at the health food store, everything has to be made by hand, and often has to be planned a few days in advance. The lingering few boxes of macaroni in the cupboard have, some evenings, been very tempting (although, with no ketchup in the house I'm not sure if even that would be worth it).
But then, with a little effort we sit down to something like this, and it is just fine!
Those of you with scrutinizing eyes may notice the white creamy stuff on the tacos, and wonder what's becoming of the Wiebes. Well, it is almost exactly what it looks like - it is freshly home-made yogurt! Oh, my domesticity just went up a few notches, didn't it?
I won't bore you with the details of the failed attempts at yogurt making, or tell you exactly what temperature I had to heat my farm-fresh raw milk to to make the yogurt. No, I will just let you be impressed by my homemaking skills. Really, I'm well on my way to be dropped in the middle of this ad:
Anyway, the yogurt is delicious, and almost worth "cheating" a little. We are trying to discover exactly where we want to be on the whole Raw Food spectrum. I have yet to miss real meat, but I do crave breads every now and then. I feel really good about the raw milk, even though true raw foodists are vegan, but I have yet to have cheese, even though that's raw too. And the yogurt is an easy way to whip up a snack for the boys. We're just figuring it out as we go, deciding what works for our family, in order for us to be as healthy as we can be. It's an adventure, that's for sure.
And for those of you who have asked for more on our raw food, stay tuned for the "day in the life..." post. It's coming!