I’m back in Wiggie Land and loving every moment of it. It’s been far too long (4 years) since I’ve last been here! I used to visit annually, but recently began exploring other health institutes including Hippocrates, Optimum Health, and Gerson. Although they all have their strengths, I keep coming back to Ann Wigmore’s simple yet transformative Puerto Rican center. Plus it’s located on the beach which is an added bonus — especially for us Canadians!
Life here is as usual: laid back, quirky, a little bit disorganized, sunny, and very green. Needless to say, I’m feeling right at home. If you wish to learn more about the Ann Wigmore Institute, read past blogs here & here.
As many of my friends already know, the past 8 months have been intensely busy for Mark & I having recently launched SimplyRaw Express juice bar & takeaway. As you can imagine, running a restaurant (no matter what size) keeps you running around the clock 24/7. And as if that isn’t enough, with Mark’s encouragement and support, I signed on with Arsenal Pulp Press for another book — this one is recipe book, with lots of delicious pictures. The SimplyRaw Kitchen will debut in September, so stay tuned!
In the meantime, I’m kicking back with friends, enjoying Dr Ann’s energy soup, Rejuvelac, and wheatgrass juice. I am so grateful to Mark for holding down the forts!
The (very) green house
Queuing up for wheatgrass juice
It sure is popular around here!
So is Energy Soup:
a complete balanced meal made from sunflower & buckwheat greens, sprouts, dulse, and Rejuvelac
which I have been eating (& chewing very thoroughly) three times a day.
The weather is beautiful
and I’m really getting good at
balancing work with play.
I’ve been exploring local places like this swimming hole (warning: very cold water!)
picking mangos from the tree
discovering cacao at the farmer’s market
(the fruit is sweet & delicious, nibs are not!)
visiting fruit stands with my beautiful Russian friend, Elena
who is an amazing massage therapist and healer.
(that’s a jack fruit by the way)
and drinking my favorite thing in the world:
fresh young coconut water
with plenty of time for beach play, naturally.
This week I made my debut making energy soup in Ann Wigmore’s simple kitchen
(the students loved it)
with my lovely friend Debra Secunda, from Raw Food DVD
and Omar, who works here.
We shared many giggles as we washed, chopped and blended
in our dainty dresses
with some nibbling too.
Even sweeping was a blast!
Come & get it ….(Energy) soup is on!
today’s food log:
- 8 ozs wheatgrass juice
- energy soup with sauerkraut, papaya and flax cream
- cabbage rejuvelac
- energy soup with seed cheeze, sauerkraut and dulse
- coconut water (lots)
- 8 wheatgrass juice
- energy soup with avocado, sauerkraut and dulse
- cabbage rejuvelac