Wednesday, January 4, 2012
I'm Inspired.. What am I inspired to do..?? To be the very best possible me in every moment.. starting right now.. This moment.. This Now Moment. It is the beginning of the New Year, when people are creating New Resolutions and Writing Goal lists and Thinking of all the possibilities for the year ahead. What are some of your Goals, your desires?
In the past I have written blogs and concentrated on the Food and Nutritional aspect.. but if there is one thing I have learned from years of doing this on and off, it is that Eating Healthy, Raw, Nutrient dense foods is much more than just a Physical Healing Phenomenon.. it is a complete Journey of Transformation on all levels of Be~ing. It touches on our complete selves. Body, Mind, Soul.. Emotional Bodies. It opens us up to the Idea and Realization that we are much more than just this physical Self. We heal on many levels on this Journey.. and yes that also means that we Detox.. having to go through the process of letting those dark things rise up so that they can be purged.. and letting our body, mind and spirit release, replenish and transform into it optimum state of being.
I am dedicated to bringing into my Experience Total Healing, Transformation and Manifestation of all that I desire to be and to become... Right now, in this Moment. I desire to be Living and Experiencing my Life from a place of Vibrancy and in an Empowered state.
As we go through this process we Raise our Resonance to a place that is so Empowering, that touches all those that are around us, with our healing and positive outlook and Energy. In each moment we have choices, and when we chose to live from a place of empowering ourselves and others... we watch how we are conducting ourselves. We watch what we put into our bodies, we are careful to keep our thoughts and visions/daydreams Positive, we are aware of the things we say to others and the words we use.. how our interaction effects others. In this moment you have the Absolute Power to either Empower yourself and others.. and be stronger, healthier, happier... or to dis-empower yourself and others...
You have everything you need right now to start making positive changes.. the rest can all be learned and explored as we go... the biggest thing right in this moment is to chose to be the very best you that you can be.. so come along on this journey with me.. Claim your Power and Manifest Health and Joy and Fulfillment Into your Experience.. It is life changing and it is all happening Right Now! The Time is Now... So Lets Go!!
Say yes to Happy and Healthy and Vibrant.. Magnetizing all of your desires for Positive Experience....
Tuesday, February 1, 2011
- 2 heads organic broccoli (stems and flowers)
- 1 small organic carrot
- 1/4 small red onion, finely chopped
- 1/4 c dried organic cranberries
- 1/4 c olive oil
- 1/3 c apple cider vinegar
- 1-2 Tbsp raw honey
- 1 Tbsp sea vegetables
- toasted sesame seeds for garnish
- black pepper
Trim broccoli and cut it into large chunks. Put through a food processor using the grating blade, or use a mandoline to cut them into thin slices. The stems and leaves can be used along with the tops. Grate the carrot at the same time.
Toss the grated vegetables with the Sea veggies, red onion and cranberries in a large bowl. Meanwhile, whisk the dressing ingredients (olive oil, apple cider vinegar, raw honey and pepper) and pour over the salad. Garnish with toasted sesame seeds.
From the ancient Greeks to the Japanese, sea vegetables have been eaten by peoples of various cultures for thousands of years. And no small wonder, as they are one of the most mineral-rich foods around, containing all the minerals that are found in human blood. In fact, researchers claim that the chemical composition of the oceans are very similar to that of our own bodies. And sea vegetables absorb all of those nutrients, unlike land vegetables which are often grown in nutritionally-depleted soil on large commercial farms.
Sea vegetables are a super food. High in iodine and Vitamin K, they are also a good source of B vitamins, iron and calcium. Plant compounds called ligans are also present in sea vegetables, which have been shown to inhibit excess estrogen and have cancer-protective properties. They are also a natural anti-inflammatory.
Schinoussa has six powerhouse superfoods algae combined in a raw living state with wild crafted flax powder. The six algae work in synergy to provide the body with all vitamins, minerals, enzymes and phytochemicals called xanthins. Spirulina is known as a complete food providing all amino acids, and high B vitamins. It is also the most absorbable form of B’s, better than animal source. Chlorella is the most powerful source of chlorophyll, better than any land grass. Heavy metal, detox and blood purifying benefits are true to Chlorella. Irish Moss, Dulse and Red Marine Algae are high in all the trace minerals and powerful antioxidants. These work in synergy to provide all the xanthins needed to have anti-aging and disease preventative nutrients. The immune system is the key to great health. Algae contains all the natural nutrients needed to keep the immune system strong and healthy. Wild crafted flax is not a filler! It is a soluble and insoluble fiber added to absorb toxins, heavy metals, viruses, bacteria and pollutants out of the digestive system when algae do there detox process. This unique formula helps to prevent detox systems. Only 1 tsp. (4.5) per day is recommended. 2 tsp is for those who build up to it or needed for therapeutic purposes.
- Brain Health
- PH Balance
- Repair Tissue
- Immune Support
- Anti Viral / Bacterial
- Anti Aging
This is really Good!
This recipe is from Jennifer Cornbleet's book Raw Food Made Easy. You can find more about it here. I really enjoy this recipe... Makes me Love love love Raw food even more! Takes some prep.. but it is totally worth it!
Taco Nut Meat
1/2 cup Almonds (dry)
1/2 cup Walnuts (dry)
1TBSP Ground Cumin
1TBSP Ground Coriander
1/3 cup extra virgin Olive Oil
2/3 tsp Sea Salt
1 tsp Nama Shoyu or Bragg Liquid Aminos
*Process almonds and walnuts into a powder. (I use a coffee grinder) Place nut meal into a mixing bowl. Add cumin, coriander, olive oil, salt, and Braggs aminos and mix well. Set aside.
2 cups Brazil nuts ( I use almond because they are more alkaline)
Juice of 2 lemons, about 4 TBSP
3 cloves of garlic
1/2 habanero or jalapeno pepper
1 bunch of cilantro leaves
1/2 cup water, as needed
* Blend nuts, lemon juice, garlic, jalapeno, and cilantro until smooth.. adding only as much water as needed to create a smooth cheese.
tsp fresh cilantro
1 1/2 tsp minced red onlin
1/2 tps fresh lime juice
1/4 tsp crushed garlic (1/2 clove)
1/4 tsp minced jalapeno, (cayenne to taste).
salt to taste
Use lettuce leaves as a tortilla
Filling: 2 cups spinach leaves
2 TBSP extra virgin Olive Oil
Pinch of sea salt
1 batch of Baja cheese
1 batch of taco Nut meat
1 batch of Salsa
*Toss spinach leaves with olive oil and sea salt. Put the leaves into the bottom of each lettuce cup. Top with Baja cheese, Taco nut meat,and salsa..
Monday, January 17, 2011
Living as a whole is an art..
Living, while creating consciously,
is a beautiful design...
I have made a new commitment to myself to treat my body as a Temple in all ways. I have spent much time on developing myself spiritually, and I am returning to giving my body live healthy food.. so that I may be more vibrant, pure.. and radiating!
When I started eating Raw 2 years ago I was coming at it from a completely different approach. I was eating Live Raw Foods to become more healthy and had the joyful side effect of becoming more spiritually vibrant. This time I am excited to see how my body and mind responds to returning to this Raw Lifestyle Choice.
So Today I envision the healthy, happy, radiance that is me...
I drank Alkaline water with MSN Powder with Agave.. today to kick start my body for tomorrow, which will be...
Day ONE Of my New Raw Adventures...
I will be keeping track of my progress as well as posting daily recipes and healthy information, that will help you along your path if you choose to also consciously create a new vibrant beautiful you...
Body Mind and Soul Baby! Lets Go!
Around the world a Rawvalution is occurring as more and more people are switching to raw food diets.It s plain to see that Raw foodists are inspiring others to add "living foods" to their diets.. as others observe the benefits of vibrant health, youthful complexions, radiant skin, thick shiny hair,and bright clear eyes. Not to mention it is the ultimate contribution to going green for the worlds environment....
Raw eating benefits us both nutritionally and spiritually. The enzymes, vitamins, minerals, fiber, and pure energy of the live food can both heal and detoxify the body. When foods are heated above 118 degrees Fahrenheit much of the nutritional value and healthful enzymes are destroyed, and the body has to work that much harder to process the intake, of now essentially "dead" food. The common SAD diet, or Standard American Diet contribute to lethargy, obesity, and disease. Adding, even a small percentage of raw live food to your diet, will help make you feel better... and most likely lose some weight.
Doreen Virtue says.. "Those who go raw find that their spiritual awareness, intuition and psychic abilities immediately increase because the life-force spirit of food supports the souls natural gifts".
As well as:
- Increases Stamina
- Improves mental focus and clarity
- Lowers cholesterol
- Reverses disease and conditions
- Promotes health skin and hair
- Improves vision
- Brighter eyes
- Creates a youthful, glowing complexion
- Revitalizes overworked organs
- Helps prevent or reverse osteoporosis
- Uplifts moods and emotions
- Restores a healthy weight
The bottom line is that the more fresh, living foods that we consume daily, the healthier our minds and bodies will be!
Tuesday, March 24, 2009
This Recipe is from the kitchen of Karen Knowler. Who is a Raw Food Coach, teacher, and raw food advocate. You can check out her site here.
You’ll need a dehydrator for this recipe (or you could try a low set oven with the door ajar). You can make this pizza in the evening , and have it ready for lunch the next day as long as you start dehydrating the base as early in the evening as possible. The base takes about 15 minutes to get together and about 12-20 hours to dehydrate depending on how thick you make it and at what temperature you dehydrate it (115 deg F to 125 deg F is perfect). An hour before serving, get together your other ingredients and make the 'cheese', tomato sauce and chop the toppings.
Makes one 25cm /10 inch circular pizza (enough to cover a Paraflexx sheet in an Excalibur)
- 400g sprouted wheat (or sprouted buckwheat)
- 2 medium fresh tomatoes
- ½ a medium sized onion
- 6-8 sundried tomato halves (ideally pre-soaked)
- About 10 leaves of fresh basil
- Liberal shaking of Italian dried herbs mix
- 1 clove garlic
- ⅓ cup of olive oil
- Place all ingredients in a food processor and process until a thick dough consistency is achieved. If the mixture feels quite dry, add more fresh tomato.
- Pour into a large mixing bowl in order to finish mixing by hand and feel the texture of the mixture. Make sure all ingredients have been blended together well. If not, return to processor and repeat the process until satisfied.
- Spread the mixture bit by bit onto a paraflexx sheet and gradually shape into a circle or square shape according to your preference. Use the palm of your hand to press the mixture out to the desired shape and size and thickness. A good thickness is approximately 3-4mm high.
- Dehydrate at 95 - 110°F for approx. 4 hours (until top is nearly dry), then flip over and dehydrate again until other side is dried to desired degree. (Some prefer the base to be hard and crispy, but I prefer it to be semi-dry so that it is easy to cut and eat - a bit more bread-like).
- 2 cups of raw macadamia nuts
- 2 cups of cashew nuts
- Juice of 1-2 lemons (depending on sweetness and amount of juice)
- 1 clove of garlic
- Blend all ingredients thoroughly using either food processor or hand blender.
- 4-6 tomatoes
- 10 sundried tomato halves
- 1 clove garlic
- Half a red bell pepper, chopped
- 1 teaspoon fresh ginger, chopped
- Handful of fresh basil leaves
- Blend all ingredients thoroughly using food processor, hand blender or vita-mix.
- Fresh tomato slices
- Fresh bell pepper slices (red, orange, yellow)
- Fresh onion rings
- Black olive halves
- Basil leaves, finely chopped
- Italian seasoning (dried herbs)
- Chopped pineapple
- Broccoli florets, halved and marinated
- Mushrooms - either fresh, marinated in olive oil, garlic and lemon juice, or dehydrated after being marinated
- Anything else that appeals!
Assembly of the Pizza:
1. Spread the 'cheese' evenly over the top of the pizza base.
2. Spoon the tomato sauce on top of the cheese topping and spread evenly until there is a good covering.
3. Top your pizza with your chosen ingredients. I usually begin with the tomato, then the onion rings, then bell pepper, then olives, then mushrooms, then fresh basil and finally sprinkle the whole pizza with the Italian seasoning. Occasionally I add pineapple or broccoli florets.
4. Serve either fresh as is, or put the whole pizza back in the dehydrator for a while until warmed through. Either way it is delicious!
Sometimes it seems overwhelming when we hear dehydrate or have all these new recipes to throw together to make one dish. I have found that once you try it, it really isn't so bad. When I do it, I just concentrate on one thing at a time- like the cheese recipe.....then put that aside and move onto the next thing. Just being organized is the main thing........We are taught to cook our food and not cooking everything seems like some weird alien territory...Once you take on a new recipe, and taste how fresh and flavorful everything is you will be more than happy that you went beyond your comfort zone and tried something new!