Friday, November 27, 2009

Juicy Juicing for tomorrow!!

Hi All!!
I just finished making up 1/2 gallon of carrot/celery/spinach/apple/ginger juice and about a gallon of green juice with celery/swiss chard/spinach/apple/lemon/ginger
I plan on doing some major juicing tomorrow to enhance my digestive system and for general cleansing.
Right now I am sipping on a Virgin Mary~thanks to Penni Shelton of here is the recipe:
Virgin Mary

6 large ripe tomatoes
1 organic lemon, peeled & juiced
4 stalks celery
1 tsp Braggs Aminos or Nama Shoyu
1/4 tsp freshly ground nutmeg
1/4 tsp cayenne pepper
celtic sea salt & fresh pepper to taste
1 cup crushed ice

Juice the tomatoes, lemon and 3 stalks of celery.Pour into a blender and add Nama or Braggs, nutmeg, cayenne, salt & pepper....blend just long enough to incorporate. Pour the tomato juice over ice in tall glasses, serving with a celery stalk and lemon garnish.

Today's fare~

raw almond milk (unstrained)
organic instant coffee (for a non caffeine version use Dandy Blend)

Spinach Avo Salad

Large bowl of organic spinach
roma tomatoes
2 stalks of celery
avo/spinach dip


Carrot juice blend I made today
some leftover green juice from today ~it wasn't enough to store for tomorrow
Virgin Mary with a celery stalk

My family just requested my cheesecake from I cut into it for the first time and taste tested a sliver...Yikes!!! this is sooo good, it won't last long.
anyway~I'm now munching on a couple pieces of celery to compensate for the fats to help digest the nut cheese..

exercise today~30min brisk walk in the 40 degree weather

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Happy Thanksgiving Eve

I am in the midst of preparing our meal for tomorrow and hope that you will be sharing your day with people that you care about.
Every year at this time I either eat what I know will not cause me discomfort or I indulge and suffer.
This year I have come up with a wonderful dessert that I will be able to partake of that I want to share with you.
It is a Raw Cheesecake dessert.
I found the cheesecake filling somewhere on the internet but I did not write down my thank you whoever you are.
The Chocolate topping I have modified somewhat from RawDawg Rory's Chocolate Fudge Sauce.

Cheesecake filling:
3 c. soaked overnite and then drained raw cashews (mine sprouted!!)
1/2-1/3c. raw agave or raw honey
1/3c. fresh lemon juice
1/3 c. coconut oil (warmed)
1/2t. vanilla
1/4-1/3 c. water

blend in food processor

Chocolate Fudge Topping

8 dates
1T. cocoa powder
dash of vanilla
water to desired consistency
(if you want it sweeter just add a squirt of honey or agave to taste)

process until thick and creamy

I pressed the filling into a pryrex dish and then chilled by freezing or put in fridge. After it was chilled I spread topping over it. I am using a mini spatula to cut and remove.

This is what I'll be eating tomorrow!! Yummy!!

I have made a Cheesecake with a crust for my family.

1 cup of walnut (or pecan, hazelnuts or whatever you prefer-you can mix them up)
5 dates (pitted)

process until very crumbly with the ability to stick together nicely and press into springform pan.

add pie filling freeze and then spread on topping. Mine is in the freezer until tomorrow and I'll remove it and place in fridge until ready to serve.

I also prepared a Spinach Avocado Dip today
this is how I made it varies depending on what items are on hand..just be creative..don't be afraid to experiment.

3 ripe avocado's (pitted)
2 handfuls of fresh spinach
1/3 c. of fresh lemon juice (add more or less to taste)
1 small dried red jalapeno
1 clove of garlic
a shake or two of Mrs. Dash

I blended mine in the Vita-mix but you can use a food processor or blender until desired consistency is reached.
Today I've been dipping my celery in it!

My son is a strict Vegan and he requested a cheeseball. Thus far I have not come up with a recipe myself for the cheese so I used a vegan cream cheese. I do not recommend soy but I do use it occassionaly in small amounts. Always make sure it is organic and non-GMO and preferrably fermented.

Dill Dip

1 tub of vegan cream cheese (softened)
1/8-1/4 c. of dried onions
1/8 c. dried dill (I did not measure this is just a questimate)
fresh almond milk to make it mixable and spreadable

mix together and enjoy with crudettes or seed crackers

One last favorite of mine

Stuffed Dates

pit your dates and stuff them with raw pecans or your favorite nut

These are the best raw candy there is in my opinion...just don't eat too many!

Be positive and Thankful...and remember the one that you are thanking!!
Our Great God and Savior Jesus Christ!

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Greetings and Good News

Greetings to all of you out there!
I've have been busy participating in a group buy for Raw almonds. Our first shipment was great so we are doing it again. So if you know me personally and want to participate the deadline to get your order to me is November 24th. These are truly Raw unpasteurized almonds and can be sprouted.

I've been doing the raw thing and feeling great!
Today I got my co-op from two different sources and I am up to the roof in GREENS!! Praise the Lord for His abundant provision.
Last night I made 2 gallons of green juices. Yesterday, I found a great buy on celery (produced by sustainable farming methods) 49 cents a sleeve...unbelievable!!!
Today, my son brought home my order from our Community Supported Agriculture farmer...spinach, kale, 4 or 5 kinds of lettuces, beets with their greens, swiss chard and raw honey!!!
I have already made a kale salad for tomorrow and I am trying to get the spinach dry enough to store. It was a little muddy and wet.

A while back my husband had lost 20# while eating lots of grapes and watermelon and cutting out the junk but then went back to his standard American diet (SAD)
He appears to have symptoms of an arterial blockage in his groin area. This has been an ongoing issue for some time. For the last ten years since I've been with him his cholesterol has been above 200 and the good cholesterol has been too low. At one point he was diagnosed with a fatty liver. He has some other symptom that indicate that he is not in good health. He has chosen not to give the doctors our money for a diagnosis. We have researched his issues and his decision would be the same no matter what the doctor tells ....
My husband is now moving in a positive direction by eating healthier and working toward starting an exercise routine. He is in,what I call a transitional phase. Eating lots of raw foods, smoothies and cooked beans and whole grains.
After just one and a half days my husband called me from work and sounded like he was on too much caffeine...and what he shared so excitedly was tremendous. He said he felt GREAT! He had clarity of mind and could think and was hopeful that his memory would improve and he felt energetic. He confessed how bad he has felt and how unhealthy he has been and is ready to make a committment to change.
Most of the time we do not know how sick we are until we feel better. This is what my husband was experiencing.

This is my prayer and hope for anyone reading this blog. That if you are not in good health that you would come to a place where you become ready to take care of the temple of your body, so that you can have a clear mind to understand who the Lord is and to enjoy your life here on this earth.

Stop and consider the direction that you are going...where is it taking you?
where are you going..???

Kale Salad

very large bowl of kale destemmed and massaged
red onions
1/4c. raw honey
1/2c. fresh lemon juice
1/2c. olive oil
salt to taste

I'll probably sprinkle sesame seeds or sunflower seeds on it tomorrow
and chop up some fresh tomatoes in it!!

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

I'm Back~~~~~

I have been able to stay High Raw with no major flare ups, just a bit of bloating one day when I ate a small piece of whole grain bread the day before.
The best diet for me is a raw~ high water content diet
I just need to resolve not to eat bread!!! Ever!!! It doesn't matter if it is whole grain or not.

I have felt well and have been staying active. We have had a few very nice days. I was able to get out for an hour walk on a few occassions. I've also been faithful to do Yoga and Pilates.
I took my Yoga Instructor Test Sunday and Passed, so now I am a certified Instructor. Someday in the near future I'd like to begin a class in my community to share my love of Yoga with others. It is such a great practice and has helped me to strengthen calm & balance my my body/mind.
Now I am moving forward to get a nutrition certification so I will not be on here everyday.

I am eating a blended salad right now
celery (lots)
sprinkled with dulse flakes
and some Garden of Eatin oganic corn chips

I made some Green Juice~



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