Monday, December 2, 2013


I have been back to 100% raw living vegan, effortlessly, with a very few days of 97% raw, in the last few weeks. I definitely feel 100% best on a raw living vegan food intake. Sometimes I want cooked quinoa, I think prolly only because I am not in the living space to sprout the quinoa. I miss growing sprouts. Definitely I need to find my own living quarters once again, or team up with a like minded individual who enjoys a similar lifestyle.

Yesterday I julienned butternut squash and broccoli stems, a great way to incorporate the tough stems if I don't want them for smoothies. I had a smoothie in the morning and wanted something to eat with a fork in the evening.

I whipped up raw mariana and made some raw mayo using cashews as the base. The raw cashews I used were purchased from a high quality supplier that screens for 'raw'. Did you know some nuts advertised as raw are NOT raw? Yup, almonds for one, cashews, brazil nuts, walnuts. Check your supplier. Don't be satisfied with the answer 'I think they are', or 'I am sure they are'. I find too often store personal will bluff their way rather than say they don't know. Best would be local and always organic if available. I have large magnets to neutralize the chemicals if I can not get organic.

So my meal became the julienned veggies with marinara sauce topped with raw nut mayo and one whole chopped avocado.

Gosh, it was delish. Filling too.

The smoothie in the morning was packed full. Carrot, celery, pear, banana, vanilla pwd. mesquite pwd., whole hemp seed, black mission figs(the best ever-- finest indeed --I love black mission figs); I snacked on some chopped black mission figs and brazil nuts as I worked…. just couldn't wait you know…… continuing with smoothie ingredients = kale, raw cacoa pwd, water to dilute, and a cube of fresh frozen lemon. A fabulous way to keep on hand organic lemon juice. Fresh squeeze and freee it in ice cube trays.

That smoothie stayed me hours before I wanted something more to eat.


I decided to make a new recipe. Had a hankering for mashed sweet potato so concocted a recipe using raw ingredients.

Wowsy. It is better than I thought it would be.

In the dehydrator today is the making of onion/carrot/pumpkin bread. Can you dig it???

What's for Raw Dinner tonight??

well.. it is the julienned broccoli/butternut squash/marinara sauce, mashed sweet potato, and onion/carrot/zucchini/sweet potato dehydrated low temp veggie bread.

I feel to be working with food, oh so strong an urge. That is a growing reality within me. No one around in any small local community here provides the services I am looking for. Complete with a holistic way to manage a lifestyle. I have been looking for and at properties that would be suitable.

Still haven't found my camera. Not that I have been trying to locate it buried in the storage unit. May I land a space I can move into and get things out of storage. That I would love. Oh, and to be making a living again.

Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Back to 100% Raw

… for 9 days now, effortlessly. I don't deny myself food. I do check to see how on board I am with what I want to eat when I find myself craving food that isn't particularly healthy. Such as cooked sprouted crackers. Why distort the wonderful life force sprouts provide. Heat to cook them will destroy the enzymes and other important nutrients.
It is after eating when I notice the ill effects. My energy generally diminishes. I often will drop into deep sleep for a few minutes before I revive. Gut microbe cravings join the emotional cravings and habitual cravings. I wake in the morning with baggy rich eyes on a face that looks like it doesn't belong in the mirror across from me. I feel frumpy, sometimes my nervous system is off. I have no buzz in my belly, only a craving for something that is missing.

So 9 days ago I suddenly felt the urge to eat nothing but raw, again. A few days later I was on the road with a friend, a sure time for me to delve into something cooked for convenience and to match my memory of how specific cooked food items tasted. The taste however, never matches my memory! At least not after a diet of raw vegan foods with flavours amazing that knock the taste of cooked into a distorted bland not food category.

On raw vegan foods my belly feels comforting, buzzy alive, and satisfied. My energy is high and my body feels stronger and ready for use as any efficient tool is. To me my body IS a tool.

My day of eating looked like this: Morning- a ripe banana, some brazil nuts and a couple of Bosc pears with a couple of dried black mission figs. I wasn't hungry then until 4 pm which I noticed when I was slicing pears for the dehydrator. By 5 pm I was eating the sesame seed yogurt that was made with Bosc pear as sweetener added to nourish the probiotics. Following that delicious dish, I ate carrots and shredded cabbage topped with marinara sauce, together with dehydrated bread I prepared a few days ago and a whole medium sized avocado. The bread was an onion/carrot/zucchini flat bread. It is a perfect addition to any veggie salad. My stomach feels amazing and I crave nothing.

I am putting down the last of the pears -- dehydrating them and maybe will freeze some tomorrow. This batch of pears is from my eldest son who dropped a huge amount off a couple of weeks ago. It has been a year of PEAR harvests, gifts from others bearing organic fresh home grown pears!
Yet to finish, is shelling the rest of the ethiopian lentils.

The garden harvest has all been put to good use. The garden size was perfect for the limited storage I have to use. This week is a good time to make squash dehydrated crackers and chips. Yes, that would be super to have on hand.

I notice this evening that I almost wanted some of the cooked squash I made for others, until I ate my raw supper. After indulging in my raw meal I lost interest cooked squash.

Later I made a smoothie of carrot, beet, dino kale, hemp seed, banana, couple of dates, 3 black mission figs, hazel nuts, grapes. After pouring a small glass I added some raw cacao and blended it a bit more for the morning. Cacao will keep me up into the early morning hours if I had drank some tonight.

I have been meditating more, almost daily, Wednesdays twice a day in the World-We Heal Together Healing Prayer Meditation Circle and I am continuing with some regular and irregular exercise. I am tuned into my own and others hearts in a more profound way lately. Suddenly Heart will override thoughts while in meditation. I don't need to try and change my awareness. When heart speaks my attention automatically goes straight to it and thoughts vanish. This heart energy is an internal energy that comes up steady, clear and with the strength of something that I can only release to. I am one with it as it speaks and moves through me. There is no other option I wish to choose than to allow heart the freedom to move me. I LOVE what is happening!

Monday, October 28, 2013

Revving up my MIND

My day awoke me at 6-ish AM and as per usual lately I thought meditation, first. I realize that if I leave it until later I most likely will fill my time with other things. Odd how that happens.

I LOVE meditating. It speaks loud and soft about the dimension it embraces me in.

This morning I ran 20 solid minutes at mostly 5 miles per hour. That is remarkable for me considering that through my life I have tried running and hated it mostly because my body responded with pain that always jarred me to a stop. This year after dropping the toxicity levels of mercury and an old virus that lay beneath the mercury, a virus that came in at birth, I find all pain has vanished. I never get the pain anymore. So this mornings run on the tread mill left me feeling like I could go on. There are things I have to tend to so decided to call it quits. As I ran I realized it isn't my body that loves the run, it is me that loves the run!! When I owned that, I felt strength and empowerment and more vitality whooosh in. The body is neutral, I fill it with use or not, I fill it with useless or not, I fill it with self destruction or LIFE.

I am getting the experience of I am not my body, in the moment. Like I got it this morning.

I haven't eaten a thing since 7 PM last night, it is 2:33 PM now, and I feel strong, another sign that mercury detox has worked well. Even 6 months ago I could not go without food half as long as this. Amazing!

Of course I live a healthy lifestyle in many ways. Everything works together.

Hey, cheers, eh! :)

Sunday, October 27, 2013

Re-invented Dehydrated Onion Bread

I am still dehydrating pears this fall!! wow, it is so nice to have all these pears. May yet be dehydrating more tomatoes. Since I am using up last years dehydrated crop, yet, I prolly have ample this year to tide me over until next fall.

Was able to squeeze some onion bread into the dehyrator last night. Have been trying to get to this for a couple of weeks now. Missed taking it a couple of places with me as a share food.

I altered the recipe again, and like the way it turned out. Used less olive oil…. need to up the himalayan salt next time, it is a tad lacking, and I sprouted the sunflower seeds this time, added a bit of coconut vinegar, and some chia seed. I used my home grown red onions. Oh the joy of using home grown fresh produce, always.

The bread turned out nice. I made a pizza crust as well. The bread itself tastes somewhat like pizza crust. It is progressing to a more substantial bread.

Black mission figs and brazil nuts are my current snack treat. oh they are a tasty dual! I also love the figs with filberts. You might too!

Pictures soon!! I promise.

Friday, October 25, 2013

Too Much

There is a tendency for me to consume too much fruit especially if I start my days with smoothies. I noticed this 4 years ago and each time I resume starting my day with a fruit smoothie or fruit dish, I notice the same thing. After a few days I increasingly feel a sugar overload a few hours after eating, if I have not eaten a veggie meal within a few hours. I am exploring a balance.

Sunday, October 6, 2013

--a spiffed up Favourite Fruit Salad

Lately I am hooked to eating first meal of the day which is mostly noon or later, a bowl of cut up pear and banana, 2 or 3 chopped dried black mission figs, home prepared raw sesame tahini, sprinkled with a small piece of home prepared raw brownie. The picture is not very good. I took it on my macpro since my camera is still in storage.
This salad is amazing tasting. I could eat it all day. I don't.
An advantage to having a staple of home prepared raw sesame tahini, besides the nutritional benefits, is it is quick and easy to transform into a milk if required for a recipe or desire, such as for cereal. While stirring add water to achieve your desired taste and thickness and voila!

Wednesday, October 2, 2013

A year later, nearly

It is October 2, 2013 Into fall harvest and I have been thinking of blogging food again. Actually this has been on my mind all summer, well on and off my mind.

Right now I am in the midst of dehydrating much. Loaded and drying are tomatoes, pears, bananas(price down on organic), calendula flowers and will be loading up with some herbs today.

The herb garden needs to be moved. Some of it, or most of it. It doesn't get that eastern morning sun. Seems a number of the plants do best with morning sun. I am in the process of boosting Jesse's strawberry patch. This entails taking most of the plants out, cultivating the soil, adding manure and replanting. Some of the plants will go to new ground. Possibly the strawberry patch will be moved further west as well. The house here blocks the morning sun from nurturing a good chunk of the garden.

Mr. Sammy Samcee Cat. He is one of the kittens from the 7 month ago litter of Wiz(a resident feral calico cat). Cats, cripes, they just keep having babies. Up to 5 litters a year and up to 7 kittens in a litter. Oh this cat chatter does connect with food and the garden. I was digging up a couple plants of potatoes yesterday and Sammy wanted in on the fun. His fun was-- when I removed a shovel of earth he would jump in and sprawl himself in the dirt. Flopping about and staring up at me all pleased with himself and me for providing this amazing hole of luxury for HIM. So I moved to another plant and he just followed right along. I got that part of his fun was doing it with me. How sweet is that! Potatoes did get dug. Sammy is one funny cat. A number of the cats here follow me about the yard. The Mother- Wiz, Sammy, Maggie and Bebies 2(the last 2 kittens needing a home). Mostly the babies hang around their sleeping area yet. One of the kittens may be adopted out today. Emil says when I find my own place and move on the cats- Wiz, Sammy, Maggie and any kittens left will have to go with me since I am their human. hahahaha Emil.

Well that's it for now. Next time I will try and focus more on food. I remember a dog we took in at the farm, years ago, Sadie; she would pick beans with me. She ate everything she picked though. I find it humorous and endearing when the animals like to do the same activities.

1:45 pm and I thought of eating so I did.

! banana sliced into a bowl, added pear cut into likewise chunks, raw sesame tahini- I made using brown sesame seeds, 3 black mission figs cut into small pieces and half a raw brownie- they are small-- I crumble them and add them on top of the other ingredients, oh and I add 3 brazil nuts chopped chunky. I tell you, this is fresh, sparkly in my gut and to eat repeatedly tasty!