Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Liquid Gold

This morning we put the sun in a glass. Banana, carrots, oranges and lemon. This one is very good. And a lot more filling than you would think.

Hi ho hi ho it’s off to work we go.

Monday, June 27, 2011

Must watch documentary

if you have or know someone who has type 2 diabetes you need to watch this video, or have them watch it. there are 7 parts in all and worth every minute in my opinion.

Cherry of a Breakfast

This mornings smoothie consisted of 25 bing cherries, 1 apple and 4 leafs romaine lettuce. Add 3 cups water and blend. Made 2 servings. Nice way to start the day.

We get our recipe stats here.... Recipe Calculator

Amount Per Serving
  Total Fat0.6 g
     Saturated Fat0.1 g
     Polyunsaturated Fat0.2 g
     Monounsaturated Fat0.1 g
  Cholesterol0.0 mg
  Sodium6.3 mg
  Potassium368.6 mg
  Total Carbohydrate30.2 g
     Dietary Fiber5.0 g
     Sugars10.9 g

  Vitamin A12.6 %
  Vitamin B-120.0 %
  Vitamin B-65.1 %
  Vitamin C28.0 %
  Vitamin D0.0 %
  Vitamin E2.7 %
  Calcium3.0 %
  Copper5.9 %
  Folate8.4 %
  Iron4.0 %
  Magnesium4.6 %
  Manganese11.7 %
  Niacin1.6 %
  Pantothenic Acid    2.7 %
  Phosphorus    3.4 %
  Riboflavin3.7 %
  Selenium0.5 %
  Thiamin4.1 %
  Zinc1.0 %

Sunday, June 26, 2011

Blueberry and Banana Ice Cream

Rick is on a kick now...at the grocery store they occasionally have bags of bananas for 99 cents.  So we buy them, peel them and freeze them.  Rick took fresh blueberries and frozen bananas and made "ice cream" for dessert tonight.  I have started picking fresh black raspberries so those were delicious also:)

Carrots carrots and more carrots....love them

we just made a smoothie with banana, apple and carrot top greens....gorgeous color and really a fantastic taste!

History of Medicine

A brief history of Medicine and Nutrition

Patient "I am sick".
Physicians responses:
3500 years ago - "Here eat this root"
2500 year ago - "That root is heathen - say this prayer"
150 years ago - "That is superstition - drink this potion"
50 years ago - "That potion is snake oil - take this pill"
15 years ago - "That pill is no good, take this antibiotic"
Today - "that is not natures way - here eat this root

What you should know about fluoride

This blog is in no way meant to be a doom and gloom blog. But this video (which is part 3 of 3) is pretty scary stuff on fluoride in drinking water. Worth a watch for sure.

Friday, June 24, 2011

Thursday, June 23, 2011

Raw Veggie Spring Rolls

So, we actually had to order Spring roll wrappers from the internet as we had no success finding any locally.  They came in the mail today so raw veggie spring rolls were on the menu for this evening.  I assume the spring rolls themselves that are Chinese are cooked....I am not sure about them.  Anyway, I diced up very fine:  zucchini, cucumber, carrot, orange pepper, red onion and water chestnuts.  I marinated this mix very lightly in a bit of agave, soy sauce and rice wine vinegar with fresh basil and dill and a bit of olive oil.  We also used home grown sprouts and varied lettuces from the garden to our delightul dinner.  Wrapping the softened spring rolls was surprisingly easy and they were DELICIOUS!:)  So fun that Rick is liking this too:)

Day 10 being Raw

Well we are on day 10 and we both feel great. In fact it has not been too bad for either of us. Typical day tends to be smoothie for breakfast. One for lunch along with a salad. Then a snack here and there, nuts, hummus, banana's and the like. Then a nice smoothie and salad for dinner. It has been going quite well.

We had a smoothie yesterday morning that was super good. Here is the recipe...

handful of spinich
one pear
one gala apple
one banana
2 cups water (more or less depending how thick you can handle)

I think that was it. Yummy it was!

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Don Tolman.... wowzers

If you are up to it watch this guy, he can make you think. Watch part 2 thru 7.

Saturday, June 18, 2011

WIld Strawberries and the Pegasus Scooter

Rick brought out my scooter today as we are finally in weather conditions where we can ride it to work and save gas etc....I had to follow him to the gas station and he had an area where the scooter stalled.  Much to our delight we could immediately smell wild strawberries....so I made it my mission to go back and pick for the afternoon.  I have washed them and will dry them on paper towels and these precious vitamin c packed goodies will be frozen for smoothies this winter!

Friday, June 17, 2011

Mango Salsa and Fresh Cucumber and Tomato Salad

Tonight's dinner was a pleasant surprise with using Romaine lettuce salad wraps with fresh mango salsa.  Rick has mastered the art of cutting the mango and right now in the grocery store, the mangos are huge and $1 a piece.  Added to the salad was celery, tomato, orange pepper and mango.  We did not add cilantro or corn although both would be good.  We used the Romaine leaf as our "taco".  Fresh cucumber and tomato salad was our side with some rice vinegar and a little bit of Newman's dressing.  Rick has hinted we will go to Bruster's for ice cream but I told him....We must be strong....so we opted for some watermelon instead!

Day 5 of 30 days Raw

Well we are on day 5 of 30 days raw. So far I think it has been pretty easy for both of us. We are making all kinds of different smoothies and doing really nice salads. Last evening Martha made her own hummus and I made us onion flat bread in the dehydrator. Yum they are both awesome! Plus I started some more sprouts. Put the hummus and sprouts on onion flat bread! Man is that good stuff!

Tried some crackers, and although they taste ok and taste real good with the hummus, they are too thin. I need to make my mix thicker by adding more carrot or maybe ground flax or ground sunflower seeds. Will give that another go here this weekend.

I think mango salsa is in our future! If I make it I will post some pictures and the recipe!

Monday, June 13, 2011

Vegan Sushi

Sushi 002 Anyone that knows me is going to say, “You ate what?!?! Seaweed!?”  Martha is the sea food girl, I have always disliked it. Mainly because I can not stand that strong fishy smell. And now here we are with vegan sushi,  cucumber, carrots, celery, sprouts, yellow pepper and sweet peas wrapped in a nori wrap (seaweed) and served with a rice wine vinegar dipping sauce. My daughter is going “no way you ate that” right about now. But to my surprise, it was good. The wraps do have a slight ocean smell/taste to them but not bad. Not bad at all. And so my food explorations go on…

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Vitamix Smoothie Mania

We got our Vitamix Tuesday and we have been blending up a storm! Wow is this thing powerful! We loved juicing but we had so much pulp to compost. With this we have next to nothing! Nice! We both feel pretty awesome eating raw.

It has been fun for me searching the web for recipes to help keep it all interesting and diverse. There are a few foods I will miss and finding replacements for them help keep me raw.

More to come…

Thursday, June 2, 2011

Bucket of Beans and garden update

Our “bucket of beans” is doing well! Grew a foot while we were on vacation! And our “bucket of carrots” is also doing pretty well. The new raised bed is also looking good. It is exciting to have all these things growing. We look forward to our first garden salad from our own garden!


Ani’s Raw Food Kitchen

You will notice I added Ani Phyo’s books to our amazon list on the left side of the blog. While we were away we had the chance to use Ani’s book and loved it! Loved it so much we got the kindle version of the Ani’s Raw Food Kitchen. Awesome! Check out her other books as well!

We got back from vacation to find our garden has grown a fair bit. We will do a garden update here in the next couple of days. Stay tuned!