April Photo A Day: On Your Plate

Tim and I are going through all the short stories we were sent for the Best Gay Romance 2014 anthology and that is a big thing on my plate. There are so many good and intriguing stories; it’s going to be tough to pick only a few of them.

At Craft Night this past Friday, Lindsey was breaking down meal plans for a ten-day raw food detox she and Rhonda planned to do. At the same time, I offered her the Bottlecap painting she inspired. She wanted to pay for it, and somehow in that discussion, I decided I wanted to do this detox thing with them. So we bartered, and Lindsey added a third person (ME!) to her grocery runs and meal plans in return for the painting. End result: I’m doing this detox thing. I have to modify it some to keep my blood glucose levels where they should be, and I’m not really detoxing so much as I am giving myself a break from meat and starches. I’ve also thrown in a few things that aren’t part of the plan (like ground flaxseed, upon recommendation of Geri and Tim), and dashes of cinnamon, a spice that’s supposed to be good for pre-diabetics and diabetics.

Even though I’ll still cook meals for Tom and Tim, it’s AWESOME to look in my fridge and freezer or at my kitchen counter and see that someone else has divided up three meals a day for me–and it’ll be this way for TEN DAYS! I always said if I won the lottery, the only rich person thing I’d ever want would be a chauffeur. But I could get used to this meal planning/cooking thing falling to someone else. Thanks, Lindsey; it’s nice to be spoiled.

It’s the end of day one of this adventure. I’ve never felt so freaking full on a day that wasn’t a holiday. I thought I’d show you what lunch looked like today. This was on my plate.

Prompt from FMS Photo A Day.

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3 thoughts on “April Photo A Day: On Your Plate”

  1. You know… when this is over, it would be nice to hit the farmers market every couple weeks and do a bulk separate and meal plan. Not all raw stuff… but cleaner, easier living. Work hard on a weekend to sort and then not think about it for at least a week…

    1. As soon as I finished breakfast, I was all, “I get a Raw bar at lunch! Woohoo!” It’s amazing the things that become treats.

      Yeah, the produce idea is a good one. I love my veggies more than anything and have to force myself to eat fruit. (I never have to force myself to eat anything salty and bad for me, like potato chips, Cheetos, Doritos, Fritos, Munchos, Bugles, Tostados, Chex Mix, Gardettos, pretzels….what were we talking about?)

      1. F^$K! I forgot my Raw bar for lunch!!! Guess what I’ll be inhaling the second I get home? At least I thought to bring some extra kiwi and mango today…

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