Up and around and coffee in hand we headed to Tulsa! I love Tulsa and love going there on occasion but I would NEVER want to live there again. It was hectic! BUT……….. There is the MOST amazing market there and I was like a kid in a toy store ( in my case that would better be phrased as candy store)
As some of you might know I have gone to a raw food lifestyle thus the raw food links on the left of my blog. It is the most amazing experience. I am still learning and much trial and error but for the most part it is very easy and the 20 lbs gone is the reward. I do eat some grilled Salmon or Tilapia on occasion but that is it for any kind of meat.
Anyway, this market is the HEAVEN for raw food people.
There are nuts and seeds and specialty salts and raw honey. There are raw oats and wheat berries for sprouting and raw/natural granola and all of this can be purchased in bulk!
This isle is the flour and seeds and dried fruit and sea salts and STUFF!!!! I even found my Falafel mix! Could not believe it........ I have been wanting to make them........ Now I can!
YEAP...... That is a raw food meal!
The veggie section made me look like a kid with my mouth open! Fennel bulbs! I have NEVER seen a fennel bulb! I bought one! It is the most wonderful tasting veggie and I cannot wait to see what I can do with it. You can dry the feathery top and grind it up for seasoning in other things!
Most of their produce is shipped in from California daily and by the looks of the people there grabbing it up it is fresh fresh fresh… I found Daikon Radishes! The are the diameter of a baseball bat! I bought two!!!!!!!! YUM…… You take that radish and put it on a mandolin
and slice them VERY thin and then mix up your other veggies and sprouts with mushrooms marinated in Nama Shoyu
some thin slices of avocado some paprika and roll them up like an egg roll and eat them with flax seed crackers made in the dehydrator and look out taste buds! I am making myself hungry!
See those white radishes? OMG........ Can't wait!
Anyway I found my Cocoa powder so I can start to make my cookies and puddings and I found my psyllium powder so I can make my ice-cream and puddings! What a deal!
Happy happy joy joy joy! Happy feet was my name for more than two hours!
After reluctantly leaving we headed over to the Red Lobster for dinner. My sweet brother PE and Alpha gave us a gift certificate for the Red Lobster and Chilies. He said it was because of the wonderful care I give Mom and Dad and although it seems that no one is grateful he is……. was that sweet or what!
Anyway, we headed to Red Lobster and after reading the menu very carefully we choose the lobster tail with steamed broccoli and asparagus with grilled shrimp. We each had a house salad with a drizzle of lemon and EVOO drizzled over . Dennis had steamed wild rice but I passed on that. I did not want any starch. I EVEN left that little cup of butter and oil for dipping the lobster! That is a heart attack in the making.
The meal was wonderful we left there satisfied but not too full. It is amazing how changing ones lifestyle changes ones life..
We then ran around Tulsa nosing around to see what we could find and stopped at a Best Buy to look for a case for my new phone..( I got a wonderful Smart Phone for mothers day from my wonderful son Chris) Headed out of town around 6p.m. after stopping at our favorite QT (QuickTrip) for a cup of coffee for the road.
Leaving home for a day is so very refreshing and we cannot do it very often. Leaving means paying someone to come out and give mom and dad their medicine and then paying them again to come out and fix dinner and give them their evening medicine. BUT yesterday I got a nurse to come out even though it was Saturday and PE and Alpha were back from their vacation so they did the evening meal thing and the medicine. Thanks guys…..
I am up and refreshed today and putting up my stuff from the market! Going to soak some wheat berries till they sprout and then make some flax seed crackers……….! I guess I need to start taking pictures of my “food.” Would you be interested? I even have Moses eating raw food! Maybe he will gain some weight……. He is a skinny bird!
Blessing to you gals this day!