But because Kate is awesome, when she came back, she arranged with all interested friends to go eat at Eden to celebrate her birthday.
I never tried raw food before, but my interest was piqued by it recently after I decided to try to eat healthier overall. Seems like eating raw food will guarantee that you stay away from excessive fat, and certainly away from high levels of carbohydrates, and also it would have to mean eating actual vegetables.
I started with a kale shot. It's just kale, ginger, and lemon.
Kate and Sara both got the raw sampler menu. It's $15 for a three course meal -- appetizer, entree, dessert. Each course has a bit of three of the raw items from the menu in each category. In the appetizer and dessert category, there are more than three raw items on the menu, so, sadly, there's a least one you don't have the pleasure of getting to try. Which I suppose means I'm going to have to return soon before it switches off the Summer Menu! Here's course 1, the apps:
Course 2, the main event:
Our friend Ali ordered the full portion of the Nacho Bowl and let me eat some and Wow! Also amazing. I mean, holy schnikes! That's made of veggies! I need to get a dehydrator.
And course 3, the desserts:
|We put the candle on for Kate's birthday.|
So let me tell you about this miracle of miracles. At the start of the meal, I tested my blood sugar and it was 58. That's a little bit low, but not dangerously so. Then I ate all that stuff. Almost my entire zucchini ravioli dish (shared a bit with Ali), had a bit of Ali's nacho dish, had some bites of dessert, plus that kale shot. I felt satiated. Not sick full, but like I ate a good meal and wasn't hungry. I tested my blood sugar 1/2 hour after we'd eaten but before ice cream and guess the hell what: my blood sugar had risen to only 92!
Do you know what this means? It means the entire meal required me to inject NO INSULIN WHATSOEVER. In the 21 years I've had diabetes, I have never had a meal like that, ever. This blew my mind to such an extent that I realized that I absolutely had to had to had to get a raw "cook"book or two. No time to waste! This would cure people's type 2 diabetes, I'm sure of it. Nothing cures type 1, but eating like this certainly would make it easier to control and also less expensive (insulin costs $$$$).
Ummm, and then we got ice cream. Oh Yeah!
|Many more lovely people joined us for ice cream-eating and post-ice cream-eating conversation at Oh Yeah!|