To Fast

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Oh hey, Friday.  And what’s this? She’s found time to blog three days in a row?  Well, I originally was going to save my discoveries post for tomorrow, but that was before I really thought about the fact that tomorrow is Yom Kippur – the second major high holiday.  This day is a day of remembrance and repentance, and we symbolically fast for a full hours to cleanse the mind and body.

Yes, you read correctly, starting at about 7pm tonight, I am not eat or drinking anything until tomorrow night.  No, I am not using it as an excuse to restrict and such, this fast is something I have done every year since I was 12.  It is a mind and body reset, a time to reflect on the year, ask forgiveness, and take a day free of bodily indulgence.  I plan to go to services in the morning, relax a little, and to reset.  I’m going to use this time mostly for self-reflection, as I don’t really know where I stand with my belief in God at this point in my life.  But I am always happy to be in the presence of those who do strongly believe.  I love the energy.

So before I disappear for a day, here are some things that made my week awesome:

1. Soft Serve Fruit Co.

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banana with chopped apples and carob chips

I’ve been here a few times before, but I’m taking advantage of the last semi-warm weather.  No, this is not froyo – it’s all fruit! Frozen, and dispensed in the typical froyo machine.  They have 4 different flavors at a time, but I went with the tried and true – banana.  It’s always so creamy.

2. Rawganique organic hemp backpack

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there's even a padded pouch in the big pocket for a laptop!

3. My kitchen setup – or lack thereof.

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I love my foreman grill! Good for toast, grilling veggies, you name it

yup, this is all the counter space I have.

4. Green Juice.

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refreshing green goodness!

I don’t think I ever craved green juice before, but I wanted bad the other day.  I looked at Gena’s post on NYC juice bars to find the closest place for a juice right on campus.  Juice Generation was it!  I got the Supa Dupa Greens, and loved every sip.

5. Homemade Nut Milk!

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not a pretty picture, but I made cashew milk! Seriously, if you have a blender, nut milk is the easiest thing ever.

6. No food goes to waste.

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What did I do with leftover cashew pulp? Make cookies.

I love raw cookies.  These had cashew pulp, date purée, chia seeds, cacao nibs & vanilla.

7. I got new skull candies!!

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My new babies. In white! that way I can confuse people and with a quick glance they'll think I have ipod headphones... haha!

I know I could have easily spent less money, but the amazing sound quality and perfect fit is so worth it.  When I went to buy these, I realized that they’ve actually stopped making them!  I may have to purchase an extra pair just in case.

Now I’m off to complete my fast!

Have you ever fasted for religious or spiritual reasons?

What was one little thing that made your week awesome?

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6 thoughts on “To Fast

  1. Tara

    I’ve never fasted for religious reasons, but I really admire those who do! I feel like it must be hard, and the meal afterwards probably tastes amazing.

    I’ve never made homemade nut milk! I’d love to try sometime, but I would have to try and find something to do with the leftovers like you did. Cookies are definitely the best place to start :)

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