Friday, July 30, 2010

Bi Monthly Co op order and our once a Month Bulk Produce Order

Today,  I've been back in the kitchen..after a 1 hr. power walk with my friend. 
First on the agenda was green juice...
6 bunches of celery
4-5 swiss chard leaves & stems
handful of beet leaves & stems
2 zuchinni
1 large cucumber
3 big chunks of ginger
lemon juice
liquid stevia

this juice is so salty...I got some really good celery from my Indy Fruits ( a ocal distributor~where we buy in bulk)
This make almost a 1 1/2 gallons of son is helping me drink this...Today he is working outside with my brother for his lawncare this will be a good hydrator for him.

Yesterday, someone on facebook posted a sprout recipe...when I went back to try to locate it...I couldn't find here is my version

Sprout Salad

1 container of alfalfa sprouts
1 container of broccoli sprouts
2 large carrots diced
3-5 celery stalks diced~mine were small so I used a lot
5 dried basil leaves~crumbled
2 cloves of garlic
lemon juice
extra virgin olive oil

mix and eat...

For my cooked food eaters~I made Organic whole wheat Fusili with organic marina sauce and Nate's vegan meatballs....

Indy Fruits ~Bulk order

1 case of organic celery
1 case of on the vine tomatoes
2 bags of organic granny smith apples
2 containers of organic strawberries
7# of organic Jewel Yams
I ordered 5# of clover sprouts but they were bad....wet and slimy....yuk...returned to distributor for credit~if you read my previous post you will know that I went to our local grocer and purchased several containers of alfalfa sprouts for 49 cents ea...I also got a couple broccoli spouts for 99 we are sprouting it up!!
alfalfa is sooo good in smoothies!

Co op Order

10# of 5 grain granola~my husband takes a jar of this to snack on while working his labor intense job
4 liters of Volcano organic 100% lemon juice~I got tired of jucing so many lemons...this is one of my time savers
1 case of Ezekiel sprouted grain tortillas
2 liters of Napa Valley organic Extra virgin olive oil
Frontier taco seasoning.....this is great to make taco meat with walnuts or for southwest salad dressing
1 case of Guiltless Gourmet Baked yellow tortilla chips
I order 5# each of Daiya Cheeeses..mozz & cheddar...they were not on the I'll re-order with my other lady for delivery in two weeks

Fed Ex just knocked on my door and left me a package....I love to see UPS or Fed Ex drive up....
my husband's Nutri biotic Vanilla Protein Powder was on board.
I am also awaiting UPS for a delivery of Pines Wheatgrass powder...I recommend fresh pressed wheatgrass...but this is the next best thing...TIME is of the essence....Because I work a couple of  days a week and teach my daughter at home...need time with hubby and son, a household...and I'm studying to be a naturopath....I have to make choices that fit for our home life ...  you don't have to do everything perfectly to eat heathfully...set your priorities....make God and People most important....then work out how you can accomplish your other goals with the least amount of stress...pray for wisdom...and remember not to compare yourself with others....

Trust in the LORD with all your heart and lean not to your own understanding....
Seek wisdom from above.....

Thursday, July 29, 2010

Weekly CSA Share

Yesterday my son picked up our CSA share. He also did our share of helping for a four hours time slot during the delivery.    Each week there are three time slots from 9am to 6pm with volunteers that  come to help make our Community Supported Agriculture happen.  Some of the duties are: unloading the truck, organizing produce, setting up the area, posting on the dry board what each share receives, setting aside extras that have been pre-ordered. Raw milk cheese is delivered and are labeled and some of the wheels of cheese are cut up and divided and re-packaged.  Homemade grapenuts come too...they are made with soaked grains and succanant....delivered and labeled are organic free range chicken eggs,  raw milk, raw goat milk....maple syrup is set out & labeled for special pre-orders.

My share consisted on the list below.

1 bag of white potatoes
1 bag of yellow squash & zuchinni
1 bag of heirloom tomatoes
1 large bunch of swiss chard
1 bag of cucumbers
1 bunch of carrots
cutting celery
bunch of basil
2 bulbs of garlic

Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Detox Sprout Superfood Smoothie

Lately, some of my family has been a little under the weather with this summer cold going around.  I have been dragging myself around trying not to get it full force like my hubby and daughter, so today I made me a sprout superfood  detox smoothie.

Detox Sprout Superfood Smoothie

1 c. water
1 container of alfalfa sprouts
1 head of romaine
1 container of strawberries~frozen
1 heaping t. wheatgrass powder
1 heaping t. barley grass powder
1 heaping t. spirulina
stevia to sweeten

this made about 4-4 1/2 cups and was enough for my radical~ vegan high raw son and I....I have to tell you that this really revved me up energy wise.  This morning it took all I had to get thru P90 sculpt.

no picture today...maybe next time....I bought about 15 containers of I'll be making it again...
our local grocer had them marked down to 49 cents per container

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Busy day in the Kitchen!

Nori Rolls

diced heirloom tomato
black olive
lemon cucumber
alfalfa sprouts
Bragg's liquid aminos

surrounded by radish, carrot and lemon cucumber pieces

This really hit the hungry spot today.

I've been in the kitchen a good part of the are the recipes

Yellow Squash Italianio

2 yellow squash julienned (kinda like matchsticks, but a bit bigger)Yellow Squash Itailanio

red onion diced
black olives sliced
garlic, oregano and basil & salt
1/4 c. lemon juice & 1/4 c. olive oil
shredded carrots for more color and nutrtional value

Pea Salad
1 bag of frozen peas
red onion dice
a few baby carrots shredded
balsamic vinegar & black pepper
   dash of garlic powder if you like

Sundried Tomato Salad Dressing

In a blender:
1/2 c. lemon juice
1/4 c. Bragg's raw apple cider vinegar
1 T. extra virgin olive oil
1/2 t. oregano
1/2 t. dried mustard
1/2 t. onion powder
1/2 t. Paprika
1/8 t. thyme
  1/8 t. rosemary(opt)
  5 sundried tomatoes
1 small tomato

Beet Salad

1 bunch of beets~shredded (blood cleanser & detoxifier)
minced garlic to taste~again I use a lot 2-4 cloves (lots of good properites)
salt to taste
pinch of ground cloves (optional)
1/4 c. lemon or lime juice
1/8-1/4 c. extra virgin olive oil

Mix together and let can eat this as is..or top it with sunflower seeds or use it ontop of a salad

My son has been a very strict vegan for some time now and he is ready to go super high raw!!
This is such an encouragement to me.  His goal someday is to be in the alternative health field.
He is taking college exams at one of our local colleges, while studying at home.  This is a very cost effective way to get a degree.  It is called CLEP~college level exam program.  It has been around for years.  They started it a long time ago for the older crowd that needed to go back to college to get additional education or additional degrees.  Your guidance counselor will not tell you this is available...but you can get a 2 year business degree or other degrees without even enrolling in college.  My son began this his junior year of high school and was half why there before his senior I graduated him a year early and he is just about to complete his 2 year degree!! saving himself TIME and lots of $$$.  Google it and find out how you can do this...if you have a child that is homeschooled you can get started earlier than after High School or if you child is considering college this may be an option for him/her.
Back to his health career...while studying for his CLEP exams he is also doing some self study programs in health & wellness.  So he is feeding the family all of the info he is reading!!! Yippee!
This is a good refresher course for me and also an encouragement or irritation to the rest of the family...hehehe!! 

Saturday, July 24, 2010

Raw Pizza & No Bean Hummus

Pictured above is my lunch for today...
Raw Pizza's, no bean hummus, slice of a cuke and some baby carrots.
The bottom picture shows the progression of layering the pizza's.
After finishing this lunch I am stuffed.
About 1/2 hour before eating I drank a glass of wheatgrass, barley grass and spirulina powders mixed with coconut water.

Raw Pizza

pre-made raw crackers
marinate sliced wild mushrooms in Bragg's Liquid Aminos
Marinate thinly sliced tomtoes and red onions or whatever veggie toppings you want in Bragg's Aminos & chopped cilantro
Spicy Mac Nut Cheese (recipe below)

Assemble pizza's by spreading on cheese topping and layering veggies and top with sprouts

Spcicy Mac Nut Cheese

  1 c. of raw macadamia nuts and 1 c. of raw sunflower seeds soaked for 1-2 hrs. then drained
1 red bell pepper seeded
2 cloves of garlic
1 c. water
1 red jalapeno
2 T. lemon juice
1 T. real seal

Blend in a high powdered blender until smooth and creamy...this will thicken a bit after refrigerated

No Bean Hummus

1 c. of almond pulp (leftover from making almond milk)
2 T. raw tahini
1 T. lemon juice
2 garlic cloves
dash of cumin

blend in high powered blender until smooth and creamy

I took another two cups of almond pulp and placed it in a glass jar covered with a towel for 8 hrs. to ferment to make nut cheese....I will flavor this later with something??

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

CSA Share & Monthly Co op order

CSA Share
1 pint of blackberries
1 bag of potatoes
1 bag of onions
1 bunch of carrots
1 bag of cucumbers
1 yellow heirloom tomato
3 red heirloom tomatoes
1 eggplant
1 bag of zuchinni/yellow squash
celery cuttings

Co op order

5# Daiya shredded mozzarella
5# Daiya Shredded Cheddar
1 case of sprouted Ezekiel Tortillas
Frontier Herb Taco Seasoning
1 case of Guiltless Gourmet Yellow Corn Tortillas
1 case of Lakewood 100% organic Lemon juice
10# of 5 grain granola from Granola Kitchen

Bulk order of produce:
1 case of organic celery
11# of tomatoes on the vine
4# of medjool dates

I've been buying cases of fresh berries..(I've got some in the freezer for later use..but most of them are getting eaten)

Yesterday I was on a rampage in the kitchen...I made a sweet potato Lasagna, potato salad, Lentil and rice casserole and today I made a Spicy red lentil soup...this should last for several that all I need to do is juice, make smoothies, salads and wash fruits and veggies...
I am still a high raw mama..but I do eat a little soup and  lentil dishes...I tasted the lasagna and it was surprisingly good....potato salad is a bit heavy for me and so is the lasagna I'll leave that for the family....but I can hardly wait for the Daiya cheese....I'm addicted....I'll be eating quesadella's in the near future.....mmmmmmmmm

Saturday, July 17, 2010

Sampling of some of my CSA Share

Most of the above pictured items were part of one of my CSA shares.  It appears that all of the above, are technically fruits.  I generally have baby carrots and celery on hand in addition to my CSA share.

I  try to keep a tray of fresh fruit and veggies on the table for my children and I to enjoy during the day. This is a great way to keep bad food cravings away.
Stop by your local farmer's market soon to enjoy this years season of local vegetables. 
Don't forget to have your children to help assemble your choosing the fruits and veggies of the day.
Believe me, they tend to enjoy them more if they get to participate.

Snackin' desserts~

Banana Surprise

2-3 banana's sliced
Cacao sauce/syrup
pecans or favorite nut
unsweetened coconut flakes (optional)

my family added the coconuts flakes to their individual plates after serving

This is a super easy and fun snack/dessert

You can also cover and freeze these gems for an extra special ice creamy dessert

Cacao Sauce/Syrup

3 heaping T. raw cacao powder
3 T. honey or maple syrup, agave or a mixture of any of these
1 t. vanilla extract
tiny pinch of salt

mix into a creamy sauce and add water to desired consistency

Don't let your Cacao Syrup/Sauce go to waste...add some raw almond butter (or nut butter of your choice) to thicken into a nice can be eaten as is with a spoon or placed in the fridge or freezer for a more firm version
optional: cacao nibs, coconut flakes, goji berries ...whatever you like

Friday, July 16, 2010

Kitchen Duty and Lots of Recipes!

My young daughter is not feeling well today and wanted  a Banana Split Cacao Chip Smoothie this morning.

Banana Split Cacao Chip Smoothie~

1 can of organic unsweetened coconut milk
4 banana's (small -med)
2 c. frozen strawberries (you might want more)
2-3 T. cacao nibs
2 T. honey
1 scoop of. vanilla protein powder

blend until smooth.  You want it to be a nice pink color. I didn't measure my ingreds.  these are approx. measurements.

For lunch she wanted some un chicken noodle soup~so I threw this together

Un-Chicken Noodle Soup

4 c. water
2 heaping T. of Seitenbacher Veggie Broth Powder
1 T. of parsley
small handful of shredded cabbage (I already had this on the counter~thot it was a good addition)
dash of poultry seasoning
brought this to a boil~then simmered until cabbage was al dente
then I added
1/2 c. of cooked spaghetti noodles I already had on hand (leftover peanut noodles in the fridge)

This veggie broth is available thru subscribe and save for an additional 15% off.  This is an item I keep hand for quick seasoning for all kinds of soups, salads and roll ups and seasoning salt.

For some reason the picture didn't take well???...anyway, my daughter was happy.

Lately I have been neglecting my kitchen duties...we have plenty of raw foods...fruits, veggies etc.  But as the week went on I have not really been preparing dishes.  We have been eating all the leftover soups and when my hubby got home last night he was ready for something different.  I didn't have anything today is kitchen duty
I am thankful for my hardworking husband who provides the $$$ so that we can eat this way.  BTW~He is still high raw, looking good and maintaining his weight loss.

Raw Corn Salad

4 small ears of yellow/white corn-cut from cob and raw
1 red bell pepper corsely chopped
1/2 of a red onion diced
real salt & pepper to taste
balsamic vinegar

mix together and let marinate in fridge

This is one of my family's favorite recipes of mine. The type of potatoes I use vary depending on what I have on hand.  But the favorite around here is Yukon Gold. Today I used the taters I received from my CSA share

Warm Mustard Potato Salad

8 small red potatoes with skin ~cooked & diced in med chunks
8 small white potatoes with skin~ cooked and diced in med chunks 
1/2 small red onion chopped
10 baby carrots sliced in salad shooter
1/2 c. Dijon mustard
Vegenaise to make a smooth consistency or you can use a Raw almond mayo
salt to taste
1 T. dried Dill~key ingredient!!!
1 t. onion powder

mix together eat it warm and put leftovers in fridge for a cold potato salad

Raw Almond Mayo Recipes



(I forgot to soak them so I par-boiled them in the pressure cooker~drained them and added enough water to cover.. placed them in the crock pot

in the Vita-mix set on #2
I placed:
1 yellow onion quartered
7 cloves of fresh garlic
ran it til it was chopped nicely and added it to the crock
1 piece of Wakame

Cook until done.  These will last for a few days.  Each day I usually change them up a bit by adding a new spice or other tomatos, rice, taco seasoning..etc

My Lunch

After a morning in the Kitchen I decided to sit down and eat some of my making's
Pictured is a plate of Kale Salad topped with Raw Corn Salad and a side of Dilly Garbanzo Mash~I spinkled Dulse all over it after I took the picture.

Dilly Garbanzo Mash

2 c. Garbanzo's cooked and drained
~I season mine with onion and garlic while cooking
celery diced
dill~very important
dried onions
real salt to taste
a bit of Vegenaise to moisten ~or Almond Mayo

I have one more salad to make for dinner...but it cannot be made ahead....Avocado is a key ingred...don't want a brown salad

This picture was taken the a couple weeks ago...the cabbage salad is in the top right

Thursday, July 15, 2010

No Bake Brownies - Super Foods With Jules

No Bake Brownies - Super Foods With Jules

Julie shares her recipe for delicious No Bake Brownies. Make in 5 minutes with just 5 natural ingredients. Get recipe:
Penni Shelton posted this on her FB page today....WOW!!! what a great simple recipe...I had to share it.

Jules is correct...I made these brownies in 5 mins.  and they are the bomb.

As you can see some are missing....they had to be taste tested!!!
They are super easy to make!

Here is a picture of my little garden...we live in a wooded area so it doesn't get much sun...I try every year to grow vegetables, but I usually only get a few.....any thoughts on what I could grow successfully with only five hours of good sun....???
Pictured are organic heirloom chocolate and orange bell peppers and organic heirloom English B-fast tomatoes and another type of organic heirloom tomato.  They are just now beginning to bloom. 

Superfood Green Smoothie

Superfood Green Smoothie

I've been drinking my green smoothies again.  I got away from them for awhile because I was drinking so much green juice.

Lately these are the ingredients I am using:
1 cup coconut water
3-4 leaves of kale
leftover fruit from yesterday's fruit salad
blueberries, strawberries
frozen banana
frozen mango
barley powder
wheatgrass powder

Benefits of Wheatgrass

Benefits of Coconut Water

Benefits of Barley Juice

Nutritional Analysis of Spirulina

Benefits of Spirulina

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

CSA share and Shopping Extravaganza

CSA Share today~(pre-paid at the beginning of the season)

2 bunches of beets with greens (one was an extra someone didn't want~can you believe it??)
1 yellow onion
1 large bag of zuchinni
1 bag of potatoes
1 bunch of basil
1 bag of cherry tomatoes
2 large cucumbers
1 pint of blackberries
12 ears of sweet corn
celery cuttings
lemon balm

Grocery Store
2 ~5ct. bags of avocado's @ $3.55 ea
2 pineapples @ $1.49 ea
10 pintsstrawberries @ 99cents ea
12 pints blueberries @ 1.29 ea
seeded watermelon $3.99
seedless watermelon $2.89
red onions

Sam's Club
2-5# bags of frozen blueberries @ $7.58
5 bunches of banana's @ $1.39 ea
organic spinach $ 3.97
2 bags romaine lettuce @ $2,.98 ea
6 ct. yellow/red/orange sweet bell peppers @  $6.98
5 # bag of clementines @ $6.48
2 ct, organic celery @ 1.89  ea
3 containers of cherry tomatoes @ $1 ea.
4 bags of spinach on clearance for 99cents each~for my green smoothies

I also re-filled 36 gallons of R/O water in my 5 and 1 gallon jugs

My kids helped me put all of this stuff I did not get a picture~ and at this point I don't want to get it back out for the camera....
you might ask...where do I keep all of this my refrigerator'S of course.  My mother gave us an extra one and then we also purchased a couple more over the years....When we decided to eat this way we decided it was worth the investment.  We also live far enough away from the city that we do not want to make frequent trips to town .....I also co op and buy in bulk twice a month.  This is what works for my family...your situation may be different.

Monday, July 12, 2010

Fruit Fly and Ant Remedies~ links for homemade essentials...

If you are like me you probably will have fruit flies this summer.  Follow this link for an easy way to get rid of these little buggers ...from Passionate Homemaking.  Check out their other links for how to make deodorant, toothpaste and laundry soap, etc....

Friday, July 9, 2010

Summer Salad, Juicing and Potato Kale Soup

If you are trying to figure out what to do what all of your summer squash~try this salad.  You can eat it as is or use it to top your garden salad. This salad is delicious and refreshing and NO doesn't need any.

Summer Salad

1 large zuchinni~matchsticks or chopped
1 small yellow squash ~matchsticks or chopped
1 small red onion diced
1 c. of grape tomatoes halved
2 large pieces of garlilc~minced
real salt
fresh ground pepper
balsamic vinegar
Mix and let marinate for a few hours in fridge.

 For the past several weeks I have not been juicing and I can feel a difference, so I juiced today~

swiss chard
liquid stevia

I have also been eating a bit more cooked foods since I began working out. Knowing that this creates a more acidic state than I am used to, I am wondering if this is the source of the wrist pain I have been experiencing.  It seems that after I stopped juicing is about the same time the wrist pain hopefully by eating a more alkaline diet with less cooked foods, juicing and staying super High Raw, the  problem will be remedied.

My family still eats more cooked foods than I do, so I made Potato Soup as a special request from my son today..
This is a recipe I created a few years ago that  is one of my family's favorites

Potato Kale Soup

Using a food processor slicing attachment (on the same attachment as the shredder-just upside down)
1 vadalia onion
2 large carrots
2 stalks of celery
2 -3 potatoes (I used Yukon Gold today)
sometimes I shredd a bit of cabbage (optional)
I put each item in the stockpot as I go and then fill it with the appropriate amount of water to cover and then some.
add: 5 heaping T. of Seitenbacher veggie broth powder or use unchicken broth and skip the water
2 T. dried parsley
pinch of cayenne pepper
a couple shakes of poultry seasoning herb
salt to taste

bring to a boil and then turn down the heat to simmer until it is al dente...
then add 3 -4 c. of shredded Kale stir kale into soup and it is ready to serve.

If you want to make this creamy you can add some Vegenaise..

I am currently working on phase 3 of P90X... and power walking 2-3 days a week...add to that my cleaning job in which I normally work it pretty vigorously for at least 4 hrs. two days a week.

Ice Cream Cake for B-day celebration!~Vegan~but not raw

For years around our house I have tried and tried to make fun treats for B-day's..One year all of the kids had Manna Bread as a b-day cake.  I think they liked this one much better. One of my family members had a birthday recently and this is the ice cream cake I made.  Soy is not a typical staple around our house, but I did use So Delicious Ice Cream on this cake for lack of availability of my  first choice .  A better choice would be Coconut Milk Ice Cream.  On the bottom of a glass baking dish I crumbled Back to Nature Peanut Butter Sandwich cookies.  Next layer was So Delicious Chocolate Velvet, then a layer of Paul Newman's Chocolate Sandwich Cookies and on top of that is So Delicious Vanilla Bean. On the very top is more Paul Newman's Chocolate sandwich cookies.  I placed this in the fridge for a bit so the ice cream could melt and fill in the empty spaces and then to the freezer it went until the party!  Everyone was very happy with the cake....especially my vegan son!  You can use raw ice creams and raweo's for the cookies if you want 100% raw.  BTW~this is a great one to take to a family dinner and no one will know that it is vegan..  :)  and your kids can still have something sweet to eat....

Wednesday, July 7, 2010

CSA share today!

2 bunches of kale (one of these was an extra that someone else did not want)
bag of beets
1 yellow onion
2 bulbs of garlic
1 large red tomato
1 large heirloom yellow tomato
2 yellow squash
3 zuchinni
fava beans

It is all put away...I'll try to take a picture next week!

Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Puppy Picture!! and Lemonade Julius

After my morning power walk today I came home and made this recovery drink from my leftover strawberries and blueberries from yesterday.

Strawberry~Blueberry Lemonade Julius

In Vita~mix or blender
2 c. of a mixture of fresh strawberries and blueberries
1 lemon juiced or 1/4 c. of 100% organic lemon juice
water level in Vita Mix container at 2c.
1 squirt of liquid Sweet Leaf Stevia
one handful of ice cubes

blend, pour and drink!!  Be creative with the fruits you have on hand for your Julius

I buy my liquid Stevia from Amazon subscribe and save and get two 4 oz bottles for $19.18.  This is a great savings and they bring it right to my door!

While drinking my Lemonade I made some Raw Almond Milk. Click here to watch a video showing how to make it.
I usually make a fruit salad for the family to graze on during the morning hours.  This one had strawberries, blueberries, blackberries, mango, heirloom oranges and the children topped it with unsweetened flaked coconut.

After our morning meals we headed out to run some errands and take our new puppy to the vet for his first check up. From there the pup had his first visit to the pet store for some treats and to pick out some toys.  He did great for his first car ride so we are hoping to take him with us from time to time.  Our other two dogs do not travel well and usually leave quite a mess in our vehicles. 
When we got home I needed some nourishment.  Pictured above is my blended soup~sorry the lighting was too bright.

Blended Soup

all the veggies were on my veggie tray from in the Vita Mix they went:
handful of cucumbers
grape tomatoes
a piece of jalapeno
I added some lemon juice

I topped my soup with Annie's Goddess Dressing and Dulse Granules

Annie's Goddess Dressing is the best bottled tahini dressing I've ever eaten.. This can be used as a dip, dressing or added to pasta salad. You can purchase this at the subscribe and save cost of $20.12 for 3 one liter bottles or pay $3.99 at the grocery store for 8 oz. so if you figure it are only paying $2.39 cents for 8 oz....that is a savings of $1.59 per 8 oz bottle or you can look at it this way...if I bought the the total of 3 one liter bottles at $3.99 per 8 oz I would end up paying $50.57 or I could do subscribe and save and pay $20.12  and I save $30.45..  This is why I love subscribe and save!!!!  If you can not use that much dressing or whatever you do on subscribe and save, find someone else to share the cost and the savings!
If you follow the links below look below the pricing for the subscribe and save link to get this savings.
Same goes for the Liquid Stevia...subscribe and save cost is $ bottle at $9.59 or go to the store and pay $15.99 or more....Subscribe and Save...Thanks Amazon!!!

This is Sydney, they think he is between 4-5 mos old and an Australian Sheep dog and Border Collie mix. 

Monday, July 5, 2010

Great day for Boating!

After my morning smoothie and breakfast superfood pudding and some food prep for the day we are headed out to the boat so I thougtht I 'd post my lunch pic while eating it.
On the plate is my beet salad on a bed of beet greens, sliced cucumbers, red bell peppers (oops, I already ate one) and some cheezy sun dried tomato pasta with garbanzo's & broccoli and sprinked with Dulse Granules

Cheezy Sun Dried Tomato Pasta with Garbanzo's & Broccoli

This is the best I can remember on my pasta recipe:
1 1/2 boxes of organic whole grain penne~cooked and drained
then add:
1  c. of homemade Sundried tomato Vinegarette
1 c. of Annie's Goddess Dressing
2-2 1/2 c. of soaked and cooked garbanzo's seasoned with onions & garlic~drained
1 bag of frozen organic broccoli~uncooked
1 container of grape tomatoes~raw
1/3 c. of nutritional yeast
5 cloves of garlic

place in the fridge to allow flavors to blend.
 You may need to add a bit of water and or some more dressing.

We had a great time out on the lake today.  We enjoyed time with new and old friends and the laughter of children. So it was a good day!!! 

Saturday, July 3, 2010

B-fast~lunch~dinner for the day!!

I am really enjoying my breakfast puddings.  Today's ingredients are:

2 c. strawberries
1 c. blueberries
1/2 frozen banana
1 t Pure Planet ~Just Barley Powder
1/2 t. HealthForce Nutritionals~Spirulina
1heaping T. Manitoba Hemp seeds
dash of cinnamon
dash of stevia
a couple leaves of dried mint

blend until creamy!!

Spirulina is an exceptional source of complete protein (60-65% Amino Acids) vitamins, mineral, trace elements, enzymes, chlorophyll, phytonutrients, DHA and GLA and other fatty acids.  Unlike animal proteins which are hard on your kidneys,  Spirulina is gentle and it has been shown to protect against kidney failure.
Spirulina is an acquired taste, but if you add it to a smoothie it is easily hidden. Find the benefits of Spirulina here.

This is a super breakfast! The fruit is full of antioxidants and vitamins, etc.. The hemp seeds are full of protein and omega 3 & 6's. Click here for the nutritional profile of hemp.   Just Barley is one of my all time favorites. It is 100% organic and it is dried at low temperatures..below 80degrees so as to maintain the enzyme integrity. It has no fillers, binders or anything but Barley Juice Extract. It has a very pleasant taste and sometimes I just eat it off the spoon! The 80gram jar has 80 servings, so it is very cost effective. When you don't have time to juice or just want to detox or alkalize your body...drink Barley Juice!!!  Here is an article from, "Healing Cancer Naturally" that expounds the benefits of barley grass!

Quesadella with Daiya Cheeses!!!

I made this picture to show you how great  Daiya Cheeses melt. I hope that you are able to see this, as I am sure it does not serve it justice.  This cheese is creamy and it stretches but does not stick to the roof of your mouth like glue as some of the other vegan cheese do....this stuff is awesome...
Dayia cheddar and mozz. cheese
Ezekiel sprouted tortillas (large)

fresh tomatoes, cilantro, garlic, dash of real salt, lemon juice, jalapeno
Sour Supreme~mock sour cream...dairy free
fresh guacamole~avocado, garlic, tomato, jalapeno, onion powder, lemon juice

Beet Salad & Greens

2 bunches of beets shredded
handful of beet greens shredded
1/3 c. of lemon juice
1/3 c. olive oil
5 large garlic cloves minced
dash of cloves powdered
real salt to taste

when shredding the beet greens I sit aside the greens and dice the stems and add them to the shredded beets.
Mix all ingred except the greens together and let marinate.

on my plate is: beets salad on the side of the beet greens topped with raw sunflower seeds, sliced cucumber, grape tomatoes, yellow bell pepper and sprinkled with Dulse granules...
This was a yummy and filling meal.

This was my menu yesterday.  I did eat additional fruits & veggies as snacks and had some lemonade and I never miss my morning smoothie.

Today~most of my family ran in a 5K at one of our local parks.  Fun and sweat was had by all! 
Enjoy your weekend!

Thursday, July 1, 2010

Recipes and Pictures!

Barley Mint Superfood Breakfast Pudding and Cacao Vanilla Fudge~that's what's for B-fast..............Yummy!
Who says you can't eat dessert for breakfast?

Barley Mint Breakfast Pudding

In the Vita-mix or blender process until creamy:

1 small banana with about

2 c. of



blackberries or blueberries

1 heaping teaspoon of Just Barley Powder by Pure Planet

1 T. Manitoba Hemp Seeds

Blend and top with minced spearmint leaves or dried mint.

You may want to place it in the fridge to make it good and cold, if you are serving it to your children. This will allow the flavors to meld a bit more, especially if you are using dried mint leaves.


1 1/2 c. of raw almonds (soaked for 1 hr. and then air dryed)~soaking is optional

1/2 c. raw tahini or raw almond butter

3 T. raw honey or agave

1 1/2 t. vanilla

2 T. cacao powder (you may use carob or cocoa powder)

Process almonds in food processor and then add tahini, honey, vanilla. Process until it is well mixed. Add cacao powder and process. You may need to add a tiny bit of water to get it to mix. Don't add too much.

Remove from processor and use hands to mix thoroughly if needed and then press into a small glass baking dish. Refrigerate for at least one hour if you can wait. Cut into small squares. You may also roll the mix into balls and coat with unsweetened shredded coconut, cacao, carob or crushed nuts.



1 c. cooked or sprouted quinoa

1-2 c. frozen peas (the more peas the sweeter)

4-6 garlic cloves~minced

1 large green onion~they whole thing~chopped

1-2 bell peppers

2 celery stalks diced

salt & pepper to taste

make italian dressing

olive oil~drizzle over it

lemon juice~splash

balsamic vinegar~splash



dash of rosemary/thyme

I also added some italian blend herbs (pre-mixed)

sorry no measurements on the dressing...I just eyeball this

Mix this together and be is delicious....and pretty much a complete meal


1 bunch of kale

1 bunch of mustard greens

2 large green onions-diced..all parts

radishes sliced

green pepper diced

sugar snap peas chopped

pumpkin seeds

garlic...I like a lot

lime juice

olive oil

Bragg's Liquid Aminos

Top individual servings with Broccoli Sprouts

massage greens, onion, garlic, lime and Bragg's until they are wilted and then add the rest of the ingreds. Let it marinate for a couple of hours

This is another picture of my Barley Mint Superfood Breakfast Pudding~this one has been blended down to a smooth consistency.  The picture at the top is a different variation. It is partially blended.  It was made with blueberries instead of the blackberries listed in the recipe....this picture is actually the one made with blackberries.  Use whatever berries and other fruits you have on hand to create your own Superfood B-fast Pudding.
I finally figured out how to post my pictures!  Previously my daughter took care of this for me...but she married and moved away.......but now that I kinda know what I'm doing I'll be posting more pictures of my food creations...

Spicy Cabbage Salad ~one of my Children's Favorites

Up with the dogs this morning. We have three of them. The oldest is a Lab and Rottweiler mix, #2 is a Black Lab Mix and #3 the puppy and our newest addition showed up on our porch a couple weeks ago is possibly some type of Akita mix. We are now in the puppy training mode...funny, it makes me think of child training days...consistency is key!

This morning I decided I better make use of all of the green cabbage we have so I made one of my children's favorite salads. I'll call it Spicy Cabbage Salad.


1/2 head of green cabbage sliced thinly in food processor~not shredded
place in large bowl and add:
3 avocados
1/3 c. of lemon juice
chopped jalapeno's to taste

mix with your hands and then add:
1/4 c. Veggie sesame seasoning salt

Veggie Sesame Seasoning Salt

1/4 c. ground golden flaxseeds
1/4 c. ground unhulled raw sesame seeds
1/4 C. slightly ground onion flakes
2 t. garlic powder
1/2 c. of Seitenbacher Veggie broth

Mix together and store in the fridge or freezer

Today my daughter's plate was filled with blueberries, a couple strawberries, sliced cucumbers, orange bell pepper strips, black olives, grape tomatoes, Annie's Goddess dressing for dipping, Spicy Cabbage Salad
and one slice of Sesame Ezekiel Bread lightly toasted with Earth Balance soy free buttery spread, powdered stevia and cinnamon.  I had a plate too!

X Stretch and walked one of the dogs today...


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