Or should I say, Oatmeal Raw-sin Cookies?! From Ani’s Raw Desserts, these Oatmeal Raisin Cookies consist of only 4 ingredients: raw oats, dates, raisins, and cinnamon (okay, so I added a pinch or two of salt–shoot me!) processed into oblivion.
They were absolutely delicious! I shaped them into hearts as you can see because who wouldn’t rather eat something this cute:
Unfortunately however, these little gems will have to be the high note on which I end this raw food cleanse. My stomach has been acting up ever since Portland a few weeks ago–it always hurts, I look like I’m a couple months pregnant, and I’ve lost a lot of my appetite. I read online that raw fruits and veggies, high in insoluble fiber, and high-fat foods such as nuts and coconut oil (hello, everything I’m eating right now!) are bad for digestion, so I don’t think I’m doing my body any favors right now. I’m supposed to get a CT soon, and I have an appointment with a specialist next week. In addition to feeling awful, I’m also worried about losing my fitness training for the 1/2-marathon because I haven’t felt up to running since last Sunday. :(
So back to cooked food it is. And, yes I really enjoy raw food, but I can’t say I’m not ready to come back to the cooked side! When I got home from work I had a bowl of pineapple-butternut squash oats. Random, but it seemed like the kind of neutral meal I needed right now to make my stomach feel a bit better (and I read that foods high in soluble fiber, like squash, oats, and soy, are good for digestion). Ugh, well hopefully this all gets sorted out soon, or there won’t be much interesting food porn here…