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Lunch at my Aunt and Uncle’s

Monday, April 2nd, 2007

Recently, my Aunt called to invite me up to their place in the mountains for lunch. She asked if I still ate spaghetti, say, with a simple marinara. I was impressed that such a clearly vegan meal would be questioned. It’s obvious she knows her nephew! ;)

Well, as it turns out, I have gone gluten-free and am transitioning to a higher percentage of raw foods. I feel both are helping with my energy level and brain fog. Only time will tell if this is anything more than a placebo effect, and hopefully, it only gets better.

In answer to my Aunt’s question, I caught myself mid-sentence saying, “I know, I’m getting even harder these days,” and changed it to “Actually, I’m easier than ever. All I need is a big-ass, kitchen-sink, salad,” and offered a panoply of vegetable and fruit suggestions. Her cheerful reply, “Oh, that’ll be easy enough,” was pure joy.

Check out this beautiful spread!

A huge wooden bowl of romaine, bell peppers, red onions, carrots, tomatoes, cucumbers, radishes. and cauliflower, sprinkled with pine nuts and a good balsamic vinegar. The side dish is a New England classic: baby cucumbers and plain, white vinegar. The red wine (all of us on our second glasses) was just selected from my Uncle’s new wine cellar, an impressive room exhibiting carefully-controlled temperature and humidity.

For dessert, while my Aunt and Uncle baked some frozen raspberry turnovers and topped them with vanilla ice cream, I enjoyed a banana and black coffee. It was a great lunch and a wonderful visit, which included picking out beads from my Aunt’s extensive collection for some necklaces/bracelets she’s making me as a belated birthday gift. Thank you! :)

Oh yeah, I promised to give credit for the photos; they were taken by my Aunt, as I had forgotten to bring my digital camera. I only wish I could show you all the gorgeous views of the lakes, islands, and surrounding mountains from on high.

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