Almost Halloween…working in the service industry blows…you are always working when the other 90% of the world is partying. Friend from L.A. called today asking if I could come do the West Hollywood Halloween party thing…had to give the “I’m working all weekend” depressing answer.
And, unfortunately this year I’m bartending the whole weekend in a rather geriatric setting–an old school Italian restaurant/piano bar where the patrons sing the same Frank Sinatra type melodies over and over and over…like groundhog day with gin & meatballs. The old piano player is cool though. He gets hammered and is anything but “PC” with his Obama jokes as he reaches up the old ladies dresses when they stand next to the piano to sing.
Woke up today at 1pm–felt shitty & cold. No other way to put it. Didn’t feel like eating anything, especially cold raw food. Picked up a book and fell back asleep.
At 2pm I had my first meal, and my first experience with spirulina. Talk about Halloween ghoulish! The coolest, strangest, blue-green stuff I’ve ever seen in a blender. Wild. The label on the glass container it comes in says “Spirulina is a HARD-CORE superfood.” I will go so far to say spirulina is XXX! I’m pretty adventurous with food and I was afraid to drink it. My girlfriend screamed and ran away. I blended a heaping tbs with a whole banana, a tbs of raw honey, a tbs of cacao nibs, and a tbs of almond butter (with water and ice). All I can say after drinking it…I think I finally met God…and Her name is Spirulina…
Here is a spirulina link to a web page that goes into great detail about the science and evolution of spirulina, it’s only one page (so you should read it) and makes me want to ingest a lot more of this stuff…was it the “manna” from God those wandering Israelites never stopped complaining about having to eat?
What I ate today:
- Spirulina Smoothie!
- Lara Bar
- Giant Salad: Spinach, Lettuce, heirloom tomatoes, avocado, Greek olives, olive oil, lemon, black pepper, mustard, rawmesean.
- Brownie smoothie: This one turned out amazing…1tbs raw cacao powder, 1 tbs raw honey, 1 tbs raw almond butter, small handful raw walnuts, 1 tsp coconut oil, 3 figs, ice & water. Like fudge!
One note. It was chilly tonight and very difficult on my bike ride home from work to wrap my head around not having hot food. It also wasn’t easy skipping the normal routine of sitting down after my shift and making myself and the people I work with a nice stiff drink…they all seemed a little hurt when I told them I was going to have to skip it.