Saturday, November 29, 2008

100 Day Raw Challenge: Day 1

Of course today I'm psyched. Anything new is exciting for me. It's when things start getting normal and food starts being repetitive that I need encouragement. But today, day one, I'm really excited to take this raw journey. It's right after the Thanksgiving gluttonous days and I'm ready to start feeling healthy again. All day yesterday I had a headache. I never have headaches. Of course I attributed it to eating too much meat. I really don't have much self control at all! And I'm pmsing. Sorry if this it TMI. I just have to be honest in this journey. I hope to lose some holiday weight instead of gain some, which I know I have just from these past few days. But I want my main focus to be on health, vitality and feeling my best, because honestly I feel tired and yucky. That's just the best way to put it. I had half a parsemon for breakfast and some grapes. I wasn't satisfied with either of them so I stopped eating. I just don't want to eat anything I'm not satisfied with because I know that will discourage me. Better to eat nothing and find something else that will satisfy me than to eat something raw that is not appealing at all and get discouraged from eating raw altogether. It really is a challenge for me to find things I really find tasty raw, that compete with cooked food. But I know I'm lazy in making recipes, finding all the strange ingredients at the health food store. But i hope this time will be different.

Robyn is also starting day one today on raw again. We are going to try to encourage each other when we feel like going off raw. Now I wish I didn't sell my dehydrator on craigslist. Grrrr...

Saturday, May 31, 2008


julienne zucchini
blend sun-dried tomatoes, olive oil, fresh oregano and mix with zucchini. Top with grated raw cheese and nutritional yeast and black olives. can also add fresh grape tomatoes

Friday, May 30, 2008

tamarind candy

plastic packed raw tamarind. (asian section)
mix with sucanat or turbino sugar

Wednesday, May 28, 2008

raw pancakes

Blend all dry ingredients first until made into powder:
2 cups golden flax seed
1/2 tsp salt

add and blend:
1/2 cup agave
1/4 cup water
2 tbsp cocunut oil

flatten and make into the shape of pancakes. put extra agave on top for syrup.

Favorite Salad

SOOOOOO good. Even my die hard cooked food fan brother inhaled it.

romaine lettuce
organic cherry tomatoes (they're sweeter!) but in half
montago raw cheese
black olives
himalayan or celtic sea salt
balsamic vinegar
olive oil
nutritional yeast

Mix all ingredients. a few dashes of salt. Maybe 2 or 3 tablespoons of olive oil and balsamic vinegar. go heavy on the nutritional yeast. sprinkle it last.

Raw Muesli

1 cup old fashioned oats

1 apple, diced as small as possible (food processor works well)

1 pear, diced as small as possible

1/2 cup craisins

1/2 cup raw soaked almonds (that's 1/2 cup before soaking)

3 tbsp honey

1 tsp cinnamon

Mix everything together; chill for a couple of hours so the fruit juice can work into oats. Enjoy!

jacki's accidental fruit salad

1/4 of a fresh raw pineapple, chopped small
1 apple, chopped small
1/2 cup dried cherries
1/2 cup chopped pecans
2 Tbsp honey
1/2 tsp cinnamon