Monday, March 14, 2011

my roots are strong and deep.






This is a continuing visual documentation of my goal to eat 50% raw foods.

Many hours were spent in the kitchen this weekend. I loved it. Clint didn't love the messes I made, but it was worth it. My new favorite thing is making my own salad dressing. It's so easy and tastes much better. I made a veggie salad based on one I've had from this restaurant, with a fresh herb vinaigrette.

Those pecans were straight off a friend's tree, and that dark chocolate almond milk is a treat I allow myself occasionally. By the way, can we talk about how there are still unopened boxes of Girl Scout cookies in my cupboard? I think I deserve a trophy for my willpower.

*Also...that roasted root vegetable salad was seriously delicious. I want to eat it every day. My sister posted the full recipe here.

34 comments:

  1. These meals look so yummy and healthy! I love your 50% raw goal and I'm itching to try the same thing and then, one day, maybe.. get to all or mostly raw foods. Your beautiful meals make it look easy!

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  2. That all looks so amazing. Especially the root veggie salad. Oh, and who am I kidding, the almond milk!!!

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  3. that looks delish. all of it. xo

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  4. as always, I'm very impressed. your photos look beautiful.

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  5. mm so healthy. i love roasted veggie salads and will have to try this out soon.

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  6. Look at you! I wish I had the discipline :) Your snack looks yummy!

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  7. Great meal ideas! and the beautiful photography/styling makes it look even more yummy.

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  8. good for you angela!!!!

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  9. Shonna3/14/2011

    I LOVE these food posts. Can you start a blog that includes everything you eat?! Daily inspiration!

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  10. thanks for sharing these gorgeous photos + healthy recipes! I was inspired by your last food post and even had a green smoothie this morning! :) keep it up. this rocks.

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  11. wow, i am SO impressed! with the healthy foods and the photos! great job!

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  12. That roasted root vegetable salad rocks. Seriously. I made it last week and bought all the stuff to make it again this week. Mmmm.

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  13. Oh, and if you need me to rescue those cookies from your pantry, let me know.

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  14. Keep it up!

    Also, I could provide a loving home to those cookies if needed. ;)

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  15. ooh thanks for sharing the recipe. you have no idea how this is inspiring me right now.

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  16. just had me a glass of that chocolate milk. so good! you are doing so well at this. good job!

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  17. parsnips are lovely, Sam introduced them to our regime not too long after we were married and we have them all the time now..Healthy CAN be delicious - these plates look great :)

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  18. Yum! I was just wishing the other day that you would post some more inspiring food photos. Thanks girl!

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  19. You are such an inspiration. I need to do more raw! Perhaps that will be the next step in my "Learning to love vegetables" journey.

    Kayla
    Freckles in April | a modest fashion and lifestyle blog

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  20. girl, healthy food has never looked so good!

    i'm really impressed with your self disipline!

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  21. yay! food inspiration.

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  22. That all looks so delicious! I've managed to get to about 50% raw most of the time with pretty much no sugar in my diet and I feel fantastic. Your yummy food shots make me so hungry though!

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  23. You are so adorable. And you totally deserve a trophy. I wouldn't eat anything, let alone spinach and parsnips, until those cookies were gone.

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  24. Wow, very yummy and healthy meals...they look beautiful!

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  25. It all looks so delicious and healthy!

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  26. I'm impressed by your willpower, my hubby and I make it a point to cook a lot more, but your diet is amazing. Way to go!

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  27. These are such a yummy and delicious food. Too much amazing and beautiful way you arranged it.

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  28. hello. my sister told me about your blog a while ago. i just LOVE your photos. that food looks so delicious!!! my biggest accomplishment i've conquered so far, healthy eating wise, was going 5 days without chocolate. kudos to you and your discipline!

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  29. this is the best part of your whole, beautiful blog.
    I LOVE your food posts, making fresh food look so attractive.
    Go you!

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  30. this is beautiful, and it looks incredibly delicious!

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  31. Hi Angeal, I just found your blog and I love it - I love the food photos you have posted here. Without making it as a goal, I think I eat roughly 50% if not more raw foods. I too enjoy making my own homemade dressings - my new favorite is a sunflower seed dressing, so yummy. I also like making my own hummus. Let's just face it - everything homemade tase so much better and is healthier too.

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  32. You've made eating raw food so easy for the rest of us who are trying by showing these wonderful meals. Thanks so so much for inspiring me to be more healthy!

    xxxx
    www.brittanyhavican.blogspot.com

    PS-I'm hosting a jewelry Giveaway later today. Please come by and see!

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  33. Looking at your photos inspires me to eat more beautiful, raw foods too!

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  34. Beautiful pics of healthy food =)
    I have been 90-95% raw vegan for a year and a half or so and I love it! Sometimes I crave junk food and then I remember how great the healthy stuff I could be eating is and get really excited all over again to eat whole, fresh foods. Yum!

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