After speculating about how the cauliflower pizza crust could be made vegan with the cashew cheese sauce from the Cheesy Kelp Noodles…I decided to give it a whirl today. As I was heating up the oven, I wasn’t thinking about NY’s outrageous heat index, but shortly thereafter I realized that today should not have been an oven kind of day. Oh well—sweating is detoxifying!
Long story short…the crust did not work. However, I think I may have invented a new favorite side dish. Or main dish if you’re me and you’re home alone eating 2 cups of riced cauliflower + 1 cup of cashew cheese sauce + 1/2 cup chia egg (p.s. I’d cut the chia in half or totally out next time—all it did was water down the cheese-y taste a bit).
I don’t have a picture. Trust me, it was ugly. But crusty (after baking) and delicious. And yes, I did think twice about consuming the whole thing considering it had 1/2 cup of cashews in it (that’s a lotta nuts). I also drank a Vega Whole Food Health Optimizer shake (with water and ice) after that, and later made vanilla avocado pudding (2 super ripe avos + vanilla stevia + 1 scoop vanilla SunWarrior).
One thing I’m sure of—I had plenty of fat and protein today.
I need to keep it a little lighter tomorrow. When I eat a lot of heavy and/or carb-y things, it weighs me down–I feel like I have lead weights in my arms and legs (and on my brain).
What are you up to this weekend?
Tomorrow I’m picking up Matthew at 12:30 and this will begin Disney Vacation 2011. Technically we won’t be leaving till Saturday afternoon, but the anticipation really is part of the fun!
When I get back from Disney (next Fri), I’ll be solely focused on preparing for my Sunday workshop:
Menopause: Food, Thoughts, Actions, and Supplements.
It may seem strange to some of my younger readers (and maybe older ones too) that I’m doing a workshop about menopause when I haven’t been through it myself—but I am going to be totally honest here and tell you that I am a bonafide Menopause Expert. For four years, I’ve been wellness coaching primarily 40-60 year old women. Menopause happens to everyone and rather than just learning about it in a theoretical sense (reading books), I’ve had the opportunity to use my clients as guinea pigs. Wait—that didn’t come out right. I meant to say: As my clients and I explore different options to both alleviate symptoms and get to the lifestyle and hormonal roots of menopause, we all learn a lot. I also read all the research studies I can find to make sure I have the science to back up what I promote (and frankly, some stuff just works without research studies admitting it!).
This past week, I had approximately 14 menopause conversations, not all with clients. I’m telling you—menopause is happening everywhere. I gladly share information with everyone—the lady at the bank, the lady giving me a facial, the apartment complex manager. I don’t know why people bring up menopause around me (that’s not true—usually it’s after they know what I do for a living).
So if you are interested in menopause, I’m hoping I’ll have an audio recording of the workshop available in August, accompanied by an e-book. It is also evident that I am going to have to develop an additional workshop for bone density all by itself. I learned some new things from a functional medicine conference about bone density that made me so excited I had to immediately call my mom and tell her how it would change her life. I’m not exaggerating, I’m just a nerd.
What kind of learning do you get excited about?
Do you “help people” as a part of your job?
Do you believe Disney World is the Happiest Place on Earth?