Archives for posts with tag: raw slaw

IMG_0096

When I was diagnosed with cancer family and friends bombarded me with instructions on how to not only survive, but also thrive in the face of cancer. To be a successful cancer survivor you must eat a raw organic vegan gluten free diet, drink a green juice each morning, dry brush your skin daily, soak in Epsom salts and baking soda each night, drink a minimum of 15 glasses of reverse osmosis purified water daily, abstain from alcohol and caffeine, buy BPA free EVERYTHING, wear organic materials, meditate, practice yoga, get acupuncture, have an incredible therapist, buy an $800 air purifier, continue your career in a way that fulfills you and without any stress, get a therapy dog, and be an expert on any potential carcinogen (make up, cell phones, soy, celery anyone?). This is only a smattering of the most mainstream prescriptions that I received. Beating cancer was the easy part, but performing the part of healthy girl was another story.

Read the rest of this entry »

Advertisements

July is a fantastic month. It’s my birthday month. It’s the real start of summer. It tends to be slower, or quieter, if you will. I love July – it might be my favorite. And I love that there’s an official moment to celebrate the coming of July. Tomorrow Joey has off from work, his mom is in town, and my brother might come over. No better moment than now to get a little fĂȘte together. I’m thinking some veggies and dip, tabouli and raw slaw from Moosewood, some grilled sausages on buns, a big salad, cheese and crackers perhaps? Oh, and THIS. And a pie for dessert. And maybe some popcorn for fireworks (if we don’t get rained out!). Grazing. It’ll be a grazing kind of day. Because there’s no better way to indulge in slowness.