Thursday, March 17, 2011

Cheesecake, Greens, and Vitamin Code

In case you're wondering, I did get around to adding more greens to my meals this week.  But, let's start with DESSERT.  I got back to raw food dessert basics and made a plain old cheesecake from Sweet Gratitude. It had been a while since I made this one, and it turned out ok.  What can I say?  I'm accustomed to the fancier desserts now and this just seemed a little bleh.  However, it was quick, easy, and a great base for work-lunch desserts like:
Now that I think of it, I should have made some sort of berry sauce or chocolate sauce or both.  That would have take this cheesecake from bleh to yay!  Next time.
Ok, let's talk about greens.  As in, we broke up over the winter and I want (NEED) them back in my life now. For the record, I don't recommend forgetting about greens for 6 months.  But I did manage to have at least one salad every day for the past week.  
I ate them with sweet potatoes & tahini dressing.  Very good, I'm back on the salad wagon again.  This is a sure sign that things are warming up.
Another thing I've added to my diet is Vitamin Code for Women. Does anyone else take this? What do you think?  I've been wanting to try these for quite a while.  So far I've noticed that it gives me a little buzz when I take it.  I guess my body must be shocked by all the vitamins and minerals.  I'm going to take them for 30 days and see how I feel.  Then I'll decide if I'm going to continue or switch to a (cheaper) vegan multi-vitamin.  Feel free to chime in with your supplement experiences if you take them.  Also, I realize that a lot of folks prefer to get their vits from fresh food.  That would be ideal, but I have to be honest and say that my diet hasn't made it to that point yet and I want to make sure I'm getting everything I need. 

Happy Thursday!


  1. Yum! Everything looks so good! Ive been taking vitamin code prenatals for over a year now, love them!

  2. Thanks, Lauren. I've only heard good reviews about Vitamin code. Nice to hear that you've been taking them for a year and still love them.

  3. I have taken vitamin code. They also make a one a day that is probably cheaper. If you go to their website they often have coupons too.

    Your pretty red vitamix must have missed chopping up those greens! Hope it gets a workout soon.

  4. vitamin code showed up in my coop recently wtih a magazine wtih sarma on the cover.

  5. i've actually been eying vitamin code for a i would like to hear how you feel when the 30 days are up...

    your salads look incredible...and you make a "bleh" cheesecake look pretty fabulous!!!


    have a beautiful weekend.

  6. Aimee, I saw the once a day on the website. I'll have to check out the price. Also, I'd probably be more likely to follow through on a once daily dose. And, yes, pretty red is going to wake up from winter hibernation.

    Alissa, Sarma, huh? Interesting.

    Nelly, Thanks! I'll definitely post a 30 day review of the vits.

  7. i've yet to make a plain cheesecake, though i've always wanted to. i'm glad you and greens are on again.=)

  8. Like Kelli, I have yet to make a plain cheesecake (or any for that matter) yet. I plan to. Even though you say it looks bleh, I think it looks wonderful! I haven't taken vit code for me but hubs has for him and liked it and another friend is taking it for herself and likes it too (she's not raw or vegan but health conscious). I'll be curious about your review later. I like your salad and sweet potato combo. Yum!