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Well on this last day of the challenge, I’m as busy as ever with the house full of teenagers. So, run, run, run! I’m not going to talk about what they ate (not raw fare, I can tell ya!).

I had my usual smoothie for breakfast (raspberry, if I recall correctly). Lunch consisted of Collard Rolls some with pâté and some with Cheeze. Still delicious, accompanied with lots of fresh veggie sticks, rolled in and on the side.

Supper was a simple salad. No time to fuss over anything else. Pile it on and eat in good company!

That’s it folks! It’s been a blast. Hope this helps demystify a bit what a raw foodist’s menu looks like. My usual menu can go to a lot simpler; this week I felt like experimenting. And I’m glad I did: I discovered raw Cheezes, which have a very authentic cheesy taste and smell to them. I did miss cheese, I have to admit, but since milk products are a big no-no for me, I had given up on them.  

A change of pace is always nice and it keeps things fresh, tasty and new!

Thanks to SimplyRaw for organizing this Challenge!

Have raw-some days!

Shannsu

www.CrusineSante.com

In French – here!

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Hi everyone! Bonjour à tous!

I’ve been raw for almost a year now and loving every bite of it!!!  Why I took the challenge? That is an excellent question. I’m not sure actually. Just sounded like fun!

What a week to start this challenge on, though… I’m sick as a dog (flu season is early this year!). But, I’m glad to say, I’m looking better that the rest of my family (could it be due to all the live food I’m eating?!?). Of course, if you came up close, you’d probably think I smell like a garlic/onion patch! But I’m up for the challenge, so let’s go!!!

I had a nice and simple Banana-Coconut smoothie for breakfast.  Filled me right up and since I made extra thick, I almost felt guilty drinking it (felt like velvet going down!!) 

For lunch, I made myself a nice beet-carrot-onion-kale salad, with a lime-olive oil and dill dressing. I include some garlic in there to keep those nasty bugs at bay! And celery for crunch.

I’m rather proud of the fact that the veggies, except for the kale and celery, came from my garden. This year, I got to my carrots before the deer! So, I feel really lucky to be eating such fresh produce. Last year, I ate store-bought carrots all winter (boo!) Now, when I see deer, I see “Carrot-robber”. There still nice animals, I just wish they’d forget where my garden is!

I haven’t planned for supper yet, so, I’ll keep you posted. Hope you all have a pleasant raw day!

Sheryl-Anne

www.crusinesante.com

P.S. If you’d like to read me in both French, click here!

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