Monday, March 26, 2007

Pesto Parties



(photo: Paul's heavenly cilantro pesto)
(7:45 PM) Well, I had a whirlwind of a weekend. I went to bed very late Friday night, got only two hours of sleep (!!! Audry, girl! What is going on?) but managed to have a very busy and beautiful Saturday morning at the market. I've had some more strange food reactions this weekend. Saturday morning around 8 or 9 I had two oranges. I started getting that feeling again of not digesting after that, so I didn't have anything else for a while. I actually had a very breif spell of nausea around noon, but it passed very quickly. This has never happened to me before just from eating a few oranges...very mysterious... I had my usual salad around 2:30. Then I drove out to Lake Fausse State Park to spend some time with the Louisiana Himalaya Association folks and get in some good nature-time. I went for a canoe ride with a friend right after I arrived. It was sooooooo nice. I was proud of myself for getting in a boat since I am afraid of the water. It was definitely worth it. In fact, I enjoyed myself so much, that the next morning I got really brave and took a kayak out onto the bayou by myself. This was a huge first for me. I had such a great time in the water by myself, I wanted to stay out there all day. But I also didn't want to miss the TVP - Totally Vegan Potluck back in New Orleans. So I went home, threw together some coconut/cumin dip and drove out to the potluck which was outdoors right next to a small lake/pond. To get back to food, on Saturday night, I had 2 large carrots dipped in a good bit of homemade parsley pesto. I probably had 8 oz or more of pesto! I didn't use oodles of olive oil, though, so it wasn't as heavy as it could have been. It was more like a green dip. It was delicious! When I made the pesto a few days back, I had to, of course, make sure none of the pesto sticking to the sides of the blender went to waste:



On Sunday, I ate two oranges around noon. Got very full again. I had two more oranges while I was at the vegan potluck. Once again, it was easy not to eat the food. I appreciated it very much, it was all beautiful and made with love and skill, but I was not tempted to eat it. Then when I got home around 8 I had a large salad, the usual, and 1 1/2 stalks of celery with Paul's cilantro pesto. mmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm. I had 2 servings of my cacao concoction later on, and then crashed around 11 from exhaustion. I woke up this morning around 9 and had three oranges sometime after noon. I ate them slowly and my body felt good after each of them. Around 2 I had my usual salad and 1/2 avocado with 1/2 container of Nur's leeks. Around 5 I had 20 oz of honey-sweetened decaf green tea and two serving of my cacao concoction. All in all, I had a fantastic weekend, but I am ready to slow down a little more and be back at home again, taking care of my work, and working on my new projects, ideas and garden.

2 comments:

Gena said...

Oh that pesto is making me Drooool! Yum! Kyaking! How much fun :o) That's something I want to learn to do!

Audry said...

GENA!!!!!
Yay! Congratulations to me and you: you are the first person to leave comments on my blog! I have been planting some neat herbs lately and I have full intentions of putting them in tons of homemade pestos that I plan to make soon. I didn't actually go kayaking, it was more like canoeing in a kayak. It was extremely tranquil and stimulating all at the same time:)