Monday, June 15, 2009

(Client: Claire) "No Funnel Cakes"

By Sunday morning my stash of healthy food was gone, and I was ready to panic. I had people to see, places to go, and no time to cook; I was hungry but afraid to make a bad decision. So I decided to go to MOM’s (My Organic Market) and pick up all the produce I’d seen Dominique turn into tasty meals. (It still seemed like magic to me since I don’t cook, but I was operating on faith.) I got everything I needed, and then had to go back in for tofu. I thought I hated Tofu, but I am a carnivore through and through, and I’ll need a meat substitute for awhile. Apparently, I just don’t know how to cook tofu! I picked up some pre-cooked and seasoned stuff that I can quickly add to chopped salads. I was heading to a street festival that day, and the food choices there would be terrible. So I quickly assembled a chopped cabbage salad with tofu and toasted almonds, and ate until I was full. And it worked! People ate around me all day and I wasn’t even tempted. At the end of the day, I decided I wanted one of the crabcakes from a nearby vendor—best crabcakes anywhere—and I got one. It was really a healthy choice, but seemed like the most amazing treat. And I was so grateful that this new way of eating had given me such freedom on this challenging day that I was excited to move forward. I stopped on the way home to pick up a good chef’s knife.

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