Day 2 – Friday, July 12, 2019

Day 2 – Friday, July 12, 2019

Breakfast – the usual oatmeal and blueberries, I read another bit of the autobiography of W. E. B. DuBois (really interesting – I am way more interested in history now than when I was young and when I was middle-aged.)

After a leisurely breakfast and some very light housework, I went to Whole Foods (we finally have one on this side of the Ashley River). In the store, an employee asked if I was the lady who asked about Bob’s Red Mill extra thick organic rolled oats. Yes! They are getting some in next week. I’m going to buy some just to show my interest (money talks) even though I’m pretty well stocked up from trying to find another brand that good. 

After getting home and putting away the veg and other stuff, I checked with Ed and made a salad for lunch (which was convenient to have at 1:30.  With the salad, I steamed two of the corns-on-the-cob which were left from the 5-pack I bought the other day. I keep checking what’s left from the previous shopping trip so we can have it while it is still fresh.

Afternoon, snacking on cherries and a toasted pita with decaf:coffee 4:1 strength (very weak).

I got a bug to go to Lowe’s and see if they had any flowers I could put in my raised garden bed for the rest of the summer. I bought 3 kinds, two of each, and 3 zinnias for each end of the bed.  I saved the planting for tomorrow, but they were safe on the back porch overnight.

IMG_0794.jpgFor some reason, I was kinda tired, so I took Ed up on his standing offer to make supper whenever I don’t feel like it. We had rice and a mixed bean & onion dish with canned spicy black beans (365 brand from Whole Foods, which are not very spicy) and two other kinds of beans, steamed broccolini, and kale. The mashed sweet potatoes with cinnamon, nutmeg, and cardamom were for dessert.

I am a 75 year old retired M.D. radiologist, always interested in staying healthy by eating natural foods and avoiding pharmaceuticals, four years ago converted to the Whole Food Plant Based diet and lifestyle by watching Forks Over Knives and Fed Up. This blog follows my path in sticking with this rather extreme program and keeping it simple, hopefully useful to others who want to live long and prosper without open heart surgery and chemotherapy.

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