I do, however, need to wait until at least Sunday afternoon to do this, as Sunday morning Running Buddy Selena and I are running the 13.1 Los Angeles half marathon. I am so excited to do this race and get the New Year started off right!
Last night, I was MIA because of a big package that came in the mail. What was inside? Only my new Excalibur dehydrator!!!
(Insert loud cheering and whistles here!)
As it's the end of the week, I didn't have much to dehydrate in the fridge, but I did try out some tomatoes:
That was TWO whole tomatoes when I started!
And some blueberries which were mealy and so therefore not the best quality to eat raw:
I'm also really excited because with the New Year, I'd really like to try eating a bit more raw food. Some of the raw recipes out there seriously look better than cooked food - way better, actually. And in a couple of months, the farmer's markets here with be over flowing with every fruit imaginable, all just begging to be turned into fine living cuisine. Plus, some of my very favorite bloggers are also into raw food, so I know I have support out there to at least try and incorporate more living food into my diet!
In the meantime, at my lunch yesterday, my friend Young took me to the Asian market to stock up on some exotic items. One of the coolest things I bought:
I know I must have looked ridiculous returning from lunch carrying a 20lb. box of coconuts into the office, but whatevs. Here's what's inside that box:
Today I'm going to clean my house, go grocery shopping for more stuff to dehydrate, and then tonight get together with the cutest boy in the whole wide world, a.k.a. The Boyfriend, for a fun-filled date night and some more shopping/hiking/general lurking around this beautiful city and then Sunday is the race!
Can't wait to rock this new year with bangs and all the dehydrated food I can eat!
What are you doing this weekend?
P.S. The beautiful and hilarious Molly is having an amazing giveaway on her blog for Perricone MD skin cream! And while you're at it, you might as well follow her, because she's funnier than me.