Juice + Eats + Composting Adventure

The sun kept shining all day today. It wasn’t extremely warm, low 70’s, but warm enough to feel comfortable. However, I am still turning my heat on at night. Crazy huh!

My 80/20 eats have been amazing! I am trying new juice blends, I have AMAZING energy and I feel wonderful! My body needed this. My mind needed this. Thank you food, for providing the medicine I needed to start feeling healthy again.

Morning:

Coffee with almond milk and then my juice…

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There was so much fresh juice from this combination… it filled an entire jar full!

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The lemon made this juice. It cut the taste of the lettuce and cucumber. I admit: I am somewhat of a wuss when it comes to “green juice”. I know my taste buds will start to change over time but for now I opt for sweeter options.

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I love taking pictures of the bubbles… so pretty!

Afternoon:

I snacked on some lovely fruit, half of an avocado and a Raw CCB.

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The raspberries are not fully ready but in a few weeks they will be. Same with the cherries. But I still do love my Rainier cherries!

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I topped my avocado with fresh cracked pepper and pink sea salt. Tasted so creamy like butter. I have ben eating avocado like crazy lately. They are very good for you, too.

Mid afternoon I packed my bowl with as many fresh veggies as possible.

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Everything except for the kitchen sink! Spring mix + carrots + celery + cucumber + red bell pepper + zucchini noodles + beets + red onion + basil + sunflower seeds + home made dressing. Amazing.

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Evening:

… (crickets) …

not a lot happening tonight. At least nothing that was camera worthy. That salad lasted through the evening. I nibbled on some raw cauliflower, a couple of spoonfuls of almond butter, drank some tea and water… its midnight here in Seattle and I might have an apple before bed.

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I have been doing a lot of research this afternoon on composting. As you may, or may not know, I live in a condo. A second floor condo with no yard access. I can’t garden, I don’t have a patio but I do have a deck and a small storage closet. It is no surprise that I go through a lot of food waste. Peels, ends, brown spots, coffee grounds… it either goes in the disposal or straight in the trash. And believe me, I cringe every single time I have to do this.

I consider myself to be a pretty good green thumb. Although I don’t have a garden, or even a patio garden at the moment, I love to get my hands dirty. I love growing my own food and have done this whenever I have access to a space of land.

I always thought composting was something you could only do when you had a yard. Completely not true. Although it makes it “easier”, there are plenty of ways you can make a compost bin in your condo, apartment or small home. It’s actually very easy, inexpensive and makes eating produce more enjoyable knowing your food scraps are not filling the landfills.

There are a few different options when it comes to composting. One involving worms AKA vermicomposting and the other not. I am still reading about which method(s) are best for my way of life but either way is still easy and manageable. I have read vermicomposting is the way to go – no odor, very easy and convenient for those that throw away scraps on a daily basis.

Here are some links and videos that I have been looking at:

http://chicagofare.com/condo-compost/ – Worm Compost
http://www.condoblues.com/2010/05/make-compost-bin-out-of-plastic-storage.html – Non Worm Bin

Have you made a condo/apartment compost bin? Or do you have any tips on this topic? I would love to hear from you! Simply click the “link to this post” button on the bottom of this post.

tasha

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