Day 3 – Saturday, July 13, 2019

Day 3 – Saturday, July 13, 2019

I skipped breakfast to plant the flowers I bought yesterday, and managed to get them done by the time I had to leave for my Saturday morning meetings at 9:30. I took two pieces of Ezekiel raisin bread and a bunch of cherries in a ziplock bag—it was late, I couldn’t find a small paper bag, so I felt guilty but took the plastic one.

I got home a little after noon, and Ed was back from the gym but had already eaten some see-food, so I made my oats and blueberries, and was good to go. I watered all the flowers and practiced piano a little.  I’m very much a beginner.

Then I had a weak coffee and pita toast snack and turned on the TV to see what the politicos were up to.

We had enough leftover beans and rice in Mason jars to make a good supper, so all I had to do was fix the kale during the afternoon, and have it waiting in the big pot, covered, for cooking. This bunch of kale was had very tall leaves and thin stalks, so I didn’t have to strip the leaves. I decided to cut the thicker bottom stalks in small pieces and simmered them for 15 minutes during the afternoon so they would be tender when I cooked the leaf pieces. I use the 12” pot for kale because the leaf pieces can spread out and cook evenly in a small amount of water, with only one stir needed during cooking. 

Then Ed got in the kitchen and made a batch of Yonanas frozen desserts, half with strawberries and half with cherries. He collects frozen ripe bananas in the ziplock bags (reusable) for about a week, and then makes a batch. We use the 2 cup and 1 cup Pyrex bowls with plastic covers and stack them in the freezer side of the refrigerator.

Now we have used up almost everything in the freezer and refrigerator, lots of the things in the pantry,and we’ll make a big grocery shopping trip to Whole Foods tomorrow, on our way home from the morning meeting at 10:30 a.m.

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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