Friday, December 2, 2011

Snack Tonight Included

mashed cauliflower and parsnip; recipe by Mimi Kirk
a staple lately in my meals, in other words…. I LOVE it!

brussel sprouts salad with jicama raw fries; recipe by: Mimi Kirk
**this was my snack this evening. Really very perfect! I used stone ground mustard as a dip. There is more of these dishes stored in the fridge for tomorrow. Glory Be!

coconut pulp with coconut water fermenting into yogurt-- I can hardly wait until tomorrow to eat some after sneaking a taste-- oh, it's a mighty fine taste alright!

Suddenly, mid November I felt compelled to be doing workout exercises in the gym. I was then given a free membership and have been doing aerobics since. Next step is yoga and weight lifting. Each weekend I try to make the yoga class and thus far have not been able to work it in. Here is a great video to inspire anyone into believing they too can improve their fitness. I work out at GoodLife Fitness which has both an infrared sauna and a steam sauna. I do the infrared followed by the steam after each workout.
My energy is high for working out and I love it every moment. Odd, in the past I would have to push myself and was forever looking for ways to entertain myself while using equipment. Now time flies and before I know it 2 hours has passed! That'd be 5 thumbs up! I'm a happy gal.

Exercising helps with the mercury detox and I think my sudden apparent go wild 'need' for it tells me I am ready to go to deeper levels of detox. I am considering writing a partner blog regarding drainage and detox.

I wonder what time Ernestine actually goes to bed. wow up at 3:00 AM

Ernie is one exercise loving creature! She looks fabulous and I'm sure she feels so too.

Monday, November 28, 2011

Body Ecology Coconut Kefir

Best Price on Coconuts I find is from Asian stores. I generally take a case at a time; they come 9 to a case. Most often the coconuts are 1.99$ a piece. I ask for a 10% per case discount which so far has been happily given to me. That brings the price of the coconuts to 1.80$ each. The price on coconuts rise and fall, lower and higher of 1.99$, at times.

Thus far to make yogurt from coconuts I do the same as I do when making yogurt from nut milk. I use HMF Forte or HMF Replete, both giving both Lactobacilus acidolphilus and bifidus bacterias. HMF is a brand cultured on human mothers milk which gives a strain of bacteria that will implant into the human gut.

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

raw cookies

raw cookies made of- almond flour, pumpkin seeds, raisins, goji berries, coconut, mejool dates, salt; and chocolate(raw cacao, agave powder, cocoa butter, salt) tarts comprised of- walnuts, chocolate and goji berries

supper salad made of- lettuce, spinach, cantaloupe, dandelion leaves, cucumber, chives, lemon thyme, basil leaves, red pepper, tomatoes, mustard dressing with tuna-ish salad

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

home late, quick supper

the remaining almond sun dried tomato, olive, garlic cheese, with veggie chips

butternut salad

Monday, September 12, 2011

Experimenting, & Art is all there is.

one of the most scrumptious salads I have ever eaten!

lettuce (I forget what it is named), baby spinach, cantaloupe, kiwi, raw 'fried' yellow onions, large cherry tomatoes(local), mustard dressing and a healthy grind of black pepper. I ate a massive bowl full, amazingly sensational!

cookies in the dehydrator. I sampled them and they taste close to date squares. I wasn't thinking to do such a thing. 'Gifts Always Happen'

raw chocolate sauce- I like the play of light as is caught in the camera lens reflected off the whisking whisk--the light looks like a hand with all 4 fingers and a thumb. Art is all there is.

I am not a fan of 'super foods' and do not eat chocolate as a super food. Once in a while I wish to eat it or serve it to others. So from Mimi Kirk's raw food recipe book, I made chocolate sauce, this evening. Very easy to make, takes little time. In the freezer are 6 chocolate tarts with walnuts and goji berries, to be ready for tomorrow.

When I think of cooked food now, which is rare, and prompted by pictures triggering taste memories, I don't even begin to try and talk myself into it. I lose interest in it real quickly. In fact my mind fills up with images of mushed unappealing looking dead stuff when thinking about eating cooked foods, now. My mind will automatic rewrite without prompting, to keep up to date with my sound changes. Cooked food is as different to raw living food as bottled baby food is, compared to feeding a baby straight from the dinner table.
However, if I still wish to eat anything cooked, I will if I really want to. Gentle change in which I embrace and love myself wholly, works well.

My blog served its purpose well and it only took a little over 2 years, with this summer running grand finale in the open. I will continue to share what I find delicious, exciting, new and interesting. This blog is not over yet!

Sunday, September 11, 2011


breakfast with matcha tea was kale chips made with coconut aminos, nutritional yeast flakes, pecans

lunch PIZZA! wrap as the crust, topped with sun dried tomato/olive/garlic almond cheese, thick mariana sauce, portabella mushroom, red pepper, sliced green beans, uncooked 'fried' onion recipe by Irina Shulkin, cucumber and squash salad

chia pudding made with almond milk, coconut water, cinnamon, vanilla powder, lucuma powder, blackberries

Saturday, September 10, 2011

first of the zucchini from my garden! :)

AM 20 oz water

tall glass of veggie fruit juice, carrot, kale, gala apple and granny apple, cucumber, broccoli, celery, mixed with almond milk

2:00 PM at the market I picked up 2 spring rolls filled with different kinds of sprouts and wrapped in thin rice paper. A sauce accompanied which had a bit of wheat in it. My energy went down after eating one and I refrigerated the other one and made a matcha tea which I drank with the last blackberry tart.

5:00 PM blueberries with almond cream and honey, in a cup, and I ate two cups full.

7:16 PN linguini with mariana sauce, almond cheese, 'fried onions' which is fantastic and tastes superior to the best cooked onion ever(!)(the raw fried onionrecipe by Irini. Irini has an amazing flare with food! I look forward to when she has a book published), salad with a chive flower and red pepper.

7:59 PM some pecans, walnuts and red raspberry leaf tea.

Tonight I prepared Kale for chips and veggie chips earlier in the day; both are dehydrating overnight.

one of my precious sunflowers in natural light

Friday, September 9, 2011

I love homemade nut cheese, and they are so easy to make!

This morning I woke with a headache. It is not a good idea to eat as much as I did last night and the mixture of food that I ate, before bed. For years I followed the natural hygienic way of eating- their way of food combining and I found that highly beneficial. My eating last night was not in cahoots with natural hygienists, nor was it compatible with my digestive system. (headache was mild and didn't last long)

AM 20 oz of water, 1/2 a dozen veggie chips fresh from the dehydrator

4:33 PM zucchini lingini, almond cheese, salad of green beans, cucumber, lettuce, gr. onion

6:00 PM blueberries with almond mild - 2 bowls full

6:58 PM a sprinkling of pecans

8:30 PM a bliss ball and raspberry tea

(earlier in the day I was not hungry thus the gap from morning until 4:33 PM. I made up for it in the evening!)

10:00 PM 1/2 dozen veggie chips with almond cheese. The cheese made of almonds, probiotics, sun dried tomatoes, garlic, and olives, is superb(!), as are the chips!

10:10 PM mejool dates with sesame tahini and blueberries

Thursday, September 8, 2011

and morph it is!

AM 20 oz water and warm matcha tea

Soaking up vitamin D day.

2:48 PM Basil leaves fresh harvested, tomato, green beans fresh harvested, raw dill pickle(Bubbies), sesame tahini mixed with olive oil and stone ground mustard. It was an extremely filling dish!

7:34 PM home after picking 3 quarts of blueberries, 6 quarts of blackberries- I was very hungry

8:00 PM a quick pick me upper called icy blackraspberry juice which I prepared as I snacked on a few blueberries-- fresh from the plant and sunshine food!

9:00 PM munching a few crackers while I prepared the mariana sauce, and sun dried tomato/garlic/black pepper almond cheese which is overnight in the dehydrator

9:35 PM pasta- zucchini and sea vegetable linguini covered in the mariana sauce

following that: the chia pudding that was mixed with almond milk, honey, cinnamon, lucuma pwd., blueberries and blackberries

So, tonight it felt like I have morphed with respect to my blog. This blog has been useful for me to discover aspects of myself and to share my menus as I change with raw/living foods. I won't have a focus on posting daily menus now yet am undecided how to continue the blog from now on. Tomorrow may bring me more of a sense of where I want to go with blogging.

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Let Your Life Morph

AM water 20 oz plus; pecans

12:40 PM matcha tea made with almond milk, vanilla flavouring, coconut crystals, matcha pwd, hemp seeds-- an experiment and it is down right yum go wild with taste satisfaction

I just noticed deer must have jumped up onto the deck. Two sunflowers have been eaten and the beautiful yellow flowers as well. The sunflowers I thought, were for the birds. The pretty flowers I thought were for the bees. So I thought, so I thought, so I thought.

more to add on Thursday-- hmmmm I misplaced the paper I jotted down the days eating activity on. When and if I find it I will fill in the gap here. until then, on to September 8th!


This morning I woke with mercury healing happening again. The times between these experiences are much further apart now. This time it was further up my body, once again. It was in mid chest and drew a lot from my lungs as well. A self-energy treatment helped a lot. It felt like a small vice in me pushing and drawing and there was quite a bit of discomfort.

9:49 AM grapefruit walnuts/pecans

11:46 AM mango, a little bit only since I determined it fermenting and turning bad.

12:12 PM I made an icy cantaloupe drink, whole cantaloupe with added phytogreens pwd.

2:11 grapefruit chips with sesame tahini

3:26 PM small bowl of blackberries in almond milk

4:00ish PM matcha tea and a small chocolate goji berry brownie from Bliss Cafe. I don't really like to do chocolate and I felt myself get a buzz with the first bite! It is 2:18 AM as I type this up and I am still going strong!

8:56 PM mejool dates and sesame tahini

after 1:00 AM a blackberry tart

I can't believe what I ate today. Where are the veggies?? After the brownie I wanted sweet yet my thoughts went to veggie juice of smoothie predominantly veggie, and I decided I didn't want to stop what I was doing in order to prepare one of them. It was easy to grab what I did grab.

I broke my vacuum cleaner tonight while vacuuming after 1:00 AM. I am pretty sure a Q-tip was sucked up. The machine immediately sounded different, somewhat stressed. Then suddenly it went nuts. I thought it would explode into fire and I shut it off and it wouldn't stop for a few seconds. Cripes. It is outside on the back porch now. Dern it, I think it is dead.

my first sunflower this year has come to blooming, isn't it ever so pretty!

Monday, September 5, 2011

how do you muffle your calling and inspirations; with over eating, meds, recreational drugs, coffee, toxic food, sugar? how?

8:15 AM grapefruit and walnuts

10:47 AM blackberries in almond milk, phytogreens and orti C and an afterthought, tart

12:00 NOON a tomato sandwich and matcha tea

2:24 PM chia pudding, a small bowl to test myself

7:05 PM veggie plate with left over chutney and pate with grapefruit chips, zucchini with mustard/garlic dressing

7:30 PM experimenting with a mixture of chia, coconut meat, berries, almond milk, vanilla pwd., cinnamon, coconut crystals. success!

Sunday September 4, 2011

watched some tv last evening, the hoarding show

Last night an aspect of myself did not want to sleep. I find it highly interesting to hit this mind space. It comes slightly attached to cling on feelings of not knowing what to do and sweet tastes eating. Because I felt like it I ate a couple of Me-jool dates around 1:14 AM and thoroughly blissed out with the piece of coconut cream peach flan I had picked up earlier in the evening at Bliss Cafe, around 4:00 AM, together with a cup of red raspberry leaf tea. Although I thought I would go to sleep much earlier, more like 2:00 AM, I didn't do so until after 5:00 AM. My reaction is merely of curious mindfulness.

Peppermint leaves… I must go to our local fabulous herbal medicinals store today for bulk peppermint leaves, that I plan to cold brew in the sunshine. I did not get to the Herb store. Will do so tomorrow, today is a stats holiday.

late afternoon- 18 oz of water then a bended matcha tea that looked like this: hemp seed a couple of teaspoons, almond milk, 1/2 tsp matcha tea, added hot water. wow! then indigestion eeewwww, possibly because my digestive system was not ready for food yet today, minor distraction.

'Sweet Rhythm, The Healing Feeling'
-Djembe Mug by pottery artist Goldie Sherman, Guelph ON

4:45 PM spanning over the next 2.5 hours I staggered my eating, it wasn't a decision to do so. When jotting down the time I noticed my eating behaviour.

smoothie of blackberries, carrot, butternut squash, kale, almond milk, celery, phytogreens pwd. with 6 phytogreen caps and 2 orti C. 2 blackberry tarts, some pecans, a small dish of mango chutney with veggie chips.

Eating day ended at 9:00 PM with a grapefruit and some pecans.

Saturday, September 3, 2011

Lymph, keep it moving

For many many years I had dry skin brushed as a mostly daily routine, on off throughout the years. Then about a year and a half ago I stopped and haven't gotten back to it even though at times I think to. Dry skin brushing is wonderful to keep the lymph moving. For a number of months now I have been ending my morning shower with alternating hot/cool flows of water which also helps to keep lymph moving. Do you do anything to help your lymph to cleanse?

A few years back I did the 5 Tibetan Rites for about a year and a half. I liked the effect the rites promoted and I am keen to get doing them once again. The 5 Tibetan Rites work with aligning the chakras. Another practice I incorporate when I feel a need is hands on chakra alignment cleanse. It is transformational with releasing blocked energy. The profundity of this simple self-treatment never ceases to amaze me.

The morning captured me experiencing the enjoyment of drinking warm matcha tea.

12:18 PM salad plate of romaine, red onion, mustard dressing, red pepper, sunflower pate

2:45 PM frothy icy cantaloupe smoothie

3:17 PM blackberry tart
at this point I realize how fast the day is going and how much more I want to accomplish today!

5:00 PM butternut squash salad

9:14 PM salad of romaine, tomatoes, pecans, mustard dressing

9:45 PM two blackberry tarts

11:00ish PM dish of frozen fruit homogenized topped with pecans

33 oz of water today

a young friend painted pictures for me today, this is one of them.
I call it 'Flowers, Trees and Them'. She painted it while standing and prefers to sit.

'Wild Waters' Painted while sitting

Friday, September 2, 2011

so little to verbally say today :)

mango Chutney ready to stir(by hand)


new batch of chia pudding with blueberries, blackberries, coconut water which I ate some of after lunch. Chia causes my lips to chap, overnight. Prolly overdosed myself. My stomach felt a strange full feeling, small yet hard full. Definitely a food to eat small portion of. It would be great to mix with fruit and add as layers to fruit & veggie cakes.

some nutritional information regarding Chia.
15 x more Magnesium than broccoli
5x more Calcium than milk
8x more Omega 3 than salmon
2x more Iron than spinach
More Potassium than Banana
More Antioxidants than blueberries, strawberries and cranberries
20% Complete Protein
40% Fibre content
Gluten Free
Pesticide free
It contains all 9 essential amino acids making it a complete protein.

evening- supper large garden salad

Thursday, September 1, 2011


water 20 oz. first thing this AM

7:14 AM a small bowl of chia pudding with added almond milk.

1:10 PM nori rolls using raw nori sheets from Japan(purchased before the tsunami), julienned beet, cucumber and carrot, sprouted sunflower pate, green onion, mustard dressing, a side of the pate, sweet yellow pepper and pecans. mmmmMMMM! then a bowl of chia pudding … it all smacked of the very finest of food.

2:50 PM macha tea with almond milk, coconut water and a wee bit of coconut crystals

1.5 hour brisk walk at the beach where the scenery is always interesting, fresh, full of nature breathing, moving, playing, living

a greyed down day yet the sun dazzled the water

6:32 PM veggie chips with mariana sauce and almond/pecan cheese. a smoothie of carrot, beet, cucumber, coconut meat, coconut water, blackberries, phytogreens pwd., orange, plums, kale, icecubes. 6 caps phytogreens and 2 orti C caps, and some pecans.

sometime during the evening a large pink grapefruit and a small bowl of the pudding made me a happy eater.
It was so cool/cold out today that I wore a heavy wool sweater under my denim jacket. Seems the one month of summer has come and gone.

Island View Beach, a long walk