I have a new obsession.
My new obsession is sprouts, particularly pea sprouts. When I started experimenting with raw food four years ago I would hear about sprouting and think; ‘way too high maintenance for me!’ And, at that point, my idea of sprouts was those bitter bean sprouts that were all the rage a few decades ago.
Those are not the sprouts I mean.
The sprouts I am talking about are the raw superfoods that boost a salad, a smoothie or a green juice with their abundantly green life force. I absolutely cannot eat a salad anymore without at least a third of it consisting of freshly cut sprouts. I intend to learn how to sprout and have been watching numerous videos on the topic (much to the amusement of my family). I have the perfect bright spot in my dining room that is just calling out for a sprouting shelf. In the meantime, my raw food friend, Loren, sells organic sprouts (including wheatgrass) for $15.00 a flat at her raw food café so I never have to go without.
When I got home from collecting Zachary from school (and then subsequently dropping him off at a playdate) this afternoon, I was very hungry. My reflex at 4:00 in the afternoon is to have a snack to tide me over until dinner. As I walked into an empty house (the day is so beautiful that everyone is outside) I decided that I was going to have my dinner. And so, I made myself a massive salad with organic romaine lettuce, an organic orange pepper, a chopped organic avocado, and three big handfuls of freshly cut pea sprouts. I dressed it with a drizzling of cold-pressed olive oil and a freshly squeezed organic lemon. And, to top it all off, a liberal sprinkling of Celtic sea salt. And for dessert? A piece of Raw Chocolate Mint Pie and a cup of mint tea.
Healthy, delicious, high protein and high vibration! Eating this way makes me feel like a million bucks!
So now, when my family starts to gather at 6:00 feeling hungry for their hamburgers, I will not have to wait until they are fed to feed myself (and become grumpier by the meat-cooking minute).