Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Corn Soup....amazing!

Day 4 and we need a change. I thawed out a bag of organic corn. Maybe not completely raw, but they only blanch it...so let me dream.

I put a bag of thawed corn in the vita-mix, added cilantro, a juiced lime, and salt and pepper. We blended till it was a bit arm and served with cucumber slices. It was very, very good!!

Sunday, March 20, 2011

Lettuce Wraps...YUM!

This is day 2. We are seeing a bit of cravings around here. But, that was to be expected. We are juicing, eating seeds, nuts. Plenty of fruits.
Now I am feeling a bit better, I need to start getting recipes more organized! This is on tonight's menu:

Lettuce Wraps


* 2 very ripe avocados
* 3 tomatoes, diced
* 1/2 jalapeno pepper, diced
* 2 tbsp yellow onion, diced
* 3 cloves fresh garlic, minced
* 1/4 cup fresh cilantro, chopped
* kernels from one ear raw organic corn
* 2 tsp fresh lime juice
* 6-8 large romaine lettuce leaves


In a medium sized bowl, mash the avocado.

Add remaining ingredients and stir until well mixed.

Spread 2-3 tablespoons of this mixture onto lettuce leaves and wrap. Enjoy!

Saturday, March 19, 2011

Hemp Brownies...no, not the kind you heard about in school!

First, there is a BIG misunderstanding about Hemp. Hemp is not pot. It is a cousin, and doesn't contain the THC that marijuana contains. It will not get you high.

Okay, now the yummy recipe!

Raw Chocolate Hemp Brownies

Hemp seeds are a nutritional powerhouse. Try these power bars for an excellent boost of protein!

* 3/4 cup ground hemp/hemp butter
* 1/4 cup hemp seeds
* 1/2 cup almond meal
* 1/8 cup agave
* 1/4 cup cocoa powder


1. Grind 3/4 cup of hempseed until it becomes hemp butter (I use a coffee grinder)
2. Add hemp seeds, almond meal, agave, and cocoa powder
3. Press into a square container that will allow for desired thickness.
4. Place in refrigerator for 30 minutes or until hardened.
5. Cut into small squares and serve.


If you want to read more info on Hemp,

Thursday, March 17, 2011

Breakfast Ideas

I will try to post with as many "normal" ingredients as possible. Just remember, if you would begin to sew, you would have to buy a sewing machine, thread, scissors, measuring tape, etc. this is no different. You will most likely need to buy an appliance or two, and maybe even foods you would not have. The good news is, it is food. And good food at that. It will not go to waste!

Here are a few ideas for a raw breakfast.

Strawberry Banana Smoothie

Quick & Easy

Serves 2

raw diet recipes

3 cups frozen strawberries
2 bananas
1 cup water
1 cup of ice cubes (optional)

Place all ingredients a blender and puree well. Add more water if needed for smoother consistency. Too easy, too good!
Allergy information

Dairy free, soy free, gluten free, nut free, chemical free.


Blueberries & 'Cream'

1/2 c pine nuts, soaked 6 hours
1/2 c water
1 T maple syrup
3 pints blueberries

Blend nuts, water & maple syrup at high for 2 minutes. Pour over individual servings of fresh berries. (you could also use strawberries)


Apple Cereal

1 apple of your choice grated
1 banana chopped
small handful coconut shredded
1/4 cup soaked almonds chopped
1/4 cup sunflower sprouts (I think I would use Quinoa myself)
splash of almond milk or coconut water
1 tsp raw honey
dash of cinnamon or nutmeg (we even like pumpkin pie spice)

Mix in a large bowl. Eat...This is great comfort food!!!


Here are a ton on recipes:
here is another link, but the above is much better!!

Thursday, May 20, 2010

Poisons in your cupboard! Watch out!!

Food Dyes (red #40, Blue Lake #1, etc)

Artificial colors look great. They make food look vibrant and appealing. The majority of food colors are made with petroleum. They are a derivative of Petrochemicals and Coal tar. These chemicals are in no way made to be ingested by humans or any other animal. In fact, food dye is pulled off of the market regularly because of health concerns. Yellow #2 food dye will likely be the next to go. It’s be shown to cause ADHD, multiple types of cancer, male sterility, and many other issues.


MSG is an excitotoxin, which in a nut shell means, these chemical transmitters excite your brain cells to death. Children seem to be more susceptible.
Some specific side effects and disorders related to excitotoxins:
Brain cell death
Brain damage
Brain Tumors

Hydrogenated Oils

The disturbing truth of how hydrogenated oils cause cancer, birth defects, heart disease, diabetes, liver disease and much more.

Artificial Sweeteners

(Aspartame) Some of these symptoms include headache, dizziness, change in mood, vomiting or nausea, abdominal pain and cramps, change in vision, diarrhea, seizures/convulsions, memory loss, and fatigue. Along with these symptoms, links to aspartame are made for fibromyalgia symptoms, spasms, shooting pains, numbness in your legs, cramps, tinnitus, joint pain, unexplainable depression, anxiety attacks, slurred speech, blurred vision, multiple sclerosis, systemic lupus, and various cancers.
(Splenda) Splenda is sweet due to a chlorocarbon chemical that contains three atoms of chlorine for every one of its molecules. No long-term human studies have been conducted to gauge Splenda’s potential health risks. Not one long-term human study has been conducted to ascertain any potential health risks of ingesting Splenda.
In test animals Splenda produced swollen livers, as do all chlorocarbon poisons, and also calcified the kidneys of test animals in toxicity studies. The brain and nervous system are highly subject to metabolic toxicities and solvency damages by these chemicals. Their high solvency attacks the human nervous system and many other body systems including genetics and the immune function. Thus, chlorocarbon poisoning can cause cancer, birth defects, and immune system destruction.

Nitrates and Nitrites

Numerous studies have found that nitrites contribute to a variety of negative health effects, which we've compiled here.

Cancer: When you eat nitrites, they can be converted into nitrosamines, which are potent cancer-causing chemicals, in your body. Specific cancers seem to be most affected, including:

Colorectal Cancer: People who ate the most processed meat were 50 percent more likely to develop lower colon cancer, according to a study in the Journal of the American Medical Association.

Stomach Cancer: An investigation into 15 studies on processed meat found that the risk of stomach cancer increased from 15 percent to 38 percent if the processed meats ratio consumed by an individual rose by 30 grams.

Pancreatic Cancer: People who ate the most processed meats had a 68 percent higher risk of pancreatic cancer compared with those who ate the least, a study in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute found.

Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD): People who ate more than 14 servings of cured meats per month scored lower on tests of lung function and had an increased risk of COPD compared with people who did not eat cured meats. For each additional serving of cured meat per month, the study found a 2 percent increased risk for COPD.

DNA Mutations: Hot dogs that contain nitrites have been found to contain DNA-mutating compounds. If enough DNA mutations occur in the gut, it could increase your risk of colon cancer.

Brain Tumors in Children: Children born to women who ate a lot of cured meats during pregnancy had a two to three times greater risk of developing a brain tumor than those born to mothers who did not eat cured meats. Children whose mothers at low levels of cured meats during pregnancy had a moderate increase in brain tumor risk, the study, published in Public Health Nutrition, found.