We took a trip to the base of Kennesaw Mountain today to look for wild edibles. But we've had a lot of cold this winter, and Kennesaw is far behind where it usually is this time of year. There's not much growing - though the honeysuckle is flowering. The cream flowers smell intensely sweet, with a lot of nectar - but the base of the flowers is harsh, sort of like daylily. There's a farm across the street from the trailhead, and the girls fed the goats and lama and pony a bag of carrots.
Today is Day 3 of going 100% raw. I had a green smoothie with kale this morning. My daughters and I split a 10 pound durian for lunch. I had another green smoothie later (with collards - excellent). I felt great from all this. I'd been soaking sesame seeds all day for tahini. I drained and rinsed them, and tried blending them up with the juice of one lemon. Didn't work - gritty. I finally got out my little hand-held grinder to do the job:
I ran the seeds through twice to get them into mush. I added a little Real Salt. I ate this for a while with celery, then remembered we have some small seedy tangerines in the fridge. I juiced 4 of these and put it in the blender with my tahini mush. This had a great flavor, though not the usual tahini consistency - it was more wet. But afterwards my stomach hurt and I felt like I ate way too much.
The secret of going raw is to never go hungry, but also, to never eat too much. I thought by first soaking the seeds they would be more digestible - we'll see.