my path to "Rawkin the Raw"

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Thursday, January 28, 2010


i have been meditating ALMOST every night. i'm sure we all have different ways of doing this but for myself it is a very relaxing, rejuvenating and peaceful journey...each time!
i am very intune to myself and others.
this is how i meditate...
i can feel energy in my body. it comes in many different forms, chills, tingles, warmth, flowing, energizing, painful, dull, dark.....
sometimes it is is one location, sometimes it is moving or i can intentionally move it.
along with the feelings of energy come pictures and the pictures tell me what i need to do. the pictures reveal to me the emotion behind the energy. i find myself talking to the energy at that point. i tell it to keep flowing and direct it to move through out my body or i tell it to get out! i will address WHY it is there and them move it out of body through guided imagery. when i do this i literally feel it leaving my body and my outer muscles will shudder as it leaves.
i have also been able to go to areas of pain in my body and move the energy around it or through it or out of it and actually release pain in the process. i have actually felt muscles release while doing this.
i do this right before bed and it always helps me sleep peaceably.

Day 28...

well, i had ANOTHER shredded beef burrito last week and AGAIN, enjoyed EVERY damn bite but, AGAIN...i felt ill afterward, AGAIN! it was in my stomach for about 2 days and gave me heartburn...which, may i remind you i have eliminated by becoming raw vegan!

read the following at your own risk....i had my period this last week! it was harsher than usual. i had weird pimples on my back and in BOTH my ears...huh!?!?!....
i also passed ALOT of clots...ew! i know! but i honestly feel it is my body cleansing itself.
my sweat smells funky too! i'm guessing it's due to some detoxing!

Wednesday, January 27, 2010

RAWKIN RAW macaroons...

2 c dried coconut
1/2 c almond flour
1/4 c coconut butter
1/4 c maple syrup
1 vanilla bean
pinch of salt
Mix all together, shape and chill.
Optional: you may add cocoa powder if you'd like a variation.
My Notes: I usually do not like macaroons! They do not agree with me for some reson. THESE are awesome!

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

RAWKIN RAW buckwheat cereal

2 c buckwheat groats, soaked for at least on hour
3/4 c maple syrup
(honey, agave or stevia can be used as well)
1 1/2 t vanilla
1 t cinnamon OR 2 T cocoa powder
2 t sea salt
After you soak the groats, rinse and drain well. Combine all ingredients and blend until well combined but not pureed. It should resemble cooked oatmeal. Spread onto 2 Teflex dehydrator sheets, about 1/8 inch thick. Dehydrate for 8-12 hours at 115 degrees.
Serve with nut milk and berries.
MY MOTES: These are pretty yummy! I have made another version but I sprouted the groats and then dehydrated them. This is far easier and more convenient and in my opinion, tastier.

RAWKIN RAW mango sorbet

3 c mango, cubed (frozen is okay)
juice of 1 orange
agave, to taste
1/4- 1/2 t sea salt
Blend until smooth, then freeze.
I recently did this same recipe but with raspberries! It needed a little more sweetener so I added stevia (to taste).

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

RAWKIN RAW "tacos"...

Step One: Corn Tortillas
3 c fresh corn, cut from the cob OR freshly frozen, organic corn, that has been thawed
1 1/2 c choopped red or yellow bell pepper
3/4 c golden flax seed, finely ground
1 T lime juice
1 T chili powder
1 1/2 t sea salt
2 t cumin
In a food processor, chop the corn and pepper. Add the remaining ingredients until almost smooth. Divide the dough onto two Teflex dehydrator trays and spread with a rubber spatula.
Dehydrate at 115 degrees for 3-4 hours (for soft taco shells) or overnight (for hard taco shells)
If you choose soft, remove from tray and use a pizza cutter to cut into round tortillas. If you choose hard, break into desired size.
Step Two: Taco "Meat"
1 1/2 walnuts, ground
1 1/2 t cumin
2 t Braggs
pinch of cayenne
Ground walnuts until fine. Put into a bowl, add remaining ingredients and mix thoroughly.
Step Three: Salsa
This is my favorite salsa to make but all of the ingredients are of course, optional, changeable and subject to your own taste buds. i NEVER measure so i apologize for the lack of structure to this recipe. =-)
1 medium diced tomato
1/8 c diced red onion
1-2 diced avacado
1/4 c diced red pepper
juice of 1/2 lime
mild chili powder to taste
green chilipowder to taste
cumin to taste
garlic powder to taste
sea salt to taste
diced jalepeno to taste
diced green olive with pimento to taste.
Combine all ingredients in a bowl and let marinate for 30 minutes to an hour.

RAWKIN RAW "pasta with fettucini sauce and garlic bread"

StepOne:"Fettucini" Sauce
3 1/2 c cashews, soaked for 6 hours
2 c almond milk
1/4 c lemon juice
1/2 c Braggs
5 cloves garlic
black pepper
Blend all ingredients.
Step Two: "Pasta"
2 zucchini &/or yellow squash, julienned or run through a spiral cutter
1/4 diced onion
1/4 c diced red bell pepper
Place vegi's on a plate, top with "fettucini" sauce, Garnish with green olives and serve with "garlic bread".
Step Three: Italian "Garlic Bread"
1 c walnuts, powdered
1 c flax seeds, powdered
1 jicama, thinly sliced
1 1/2 t sea salt
1/2 c olive oil
1-3 cloves garlic, minced or garlic powder to taste
1/2 c lemon juice
italian seasoning to taste
Dehydrate sliced jicama at 90-115 degrees for 4-6 hours.
Mix remaining ingredients then spread over jicama slices, Dehydrate for 2 hours more/
My Notes: This "fettucini" sauce is delicious! Michael and I use it on just about anything. You can put it on salads, you can add dried onion to it and it becomes an onion dip for crackers or vegi's. I highly recomment it. It is especially good with the julienned or spiral cut zucchini or yellow squash. Again, you do not miss the pasta. The "garlic bread" is a pleasant surprise.

RAWKIN RAW "lasagne"

Step One: Ricotta
2 c raw pine nuts
2 T lemon juice
2 T nutritional yeast
1 t salt
6 T water
Place everything but the water in a blender and pulse. Slowly add water until you have ricotta consistancy.
Step Two: Tomato Sauce
2 c sundried tomatoes
1 small tomato, diced
1/2 small onion
2 T olive oil
1 T agave
2 t salt
pinch of hot pepper flakes
Blend all ingredients until smooth.
Step Three: Pesto
2 c packed basil
1/2 c pistachios
1/2 c plus 2 T olive oil
1 clove garlic
1 t salt
Blend all ingredients
Step Three: Lasagne
4-5 large tomatoes thinly sliced
3-4 medium zucchini thinly sliced
2-3 shitake mushrooms thinly sliced
2 T olive oil
1 T oregano
salt and pepper
Layer in a baking dish...tomato, olive oil, mushroom, tomato sauce, zucchini, pesto, repeat...
Let stand on counter for a few hours before serving or put in refridgerator over night.
MY NOTES: this recipe ROCKS! It is sooooo delicious and you really don't miss that there is no pasta in it. 5 stars!

day 19 of vegan/ raw vegan

within the first week, i had lost 4.5 lbs, since then i haven't lost weight but my stomach is no longer bloated and my stomach doesn't constantly hurt. i have been able to STOP taking prilosec, for GERD. i have been on this or something like it for at least 15 years!
i have more endurance. i feel pain still but it is tolerable!
my ph at the beginning of this was 5.5...way too acidic! now it is 6.6. MUCH more ideal!
i have been MOSTLY raw. i eat a few cooked vegan things but when i do i feel a drain on my system.
i did have ONE cheat meal when my sis was here. i had a shredded beef enchilada and LOVED every bite but felt like i had a brick in my stomach for the next 12 hours! NO THANKS!
i also had a diet mt. dew and immediately felt a headache come on. NO THANKS!
i am also ENJOYING the food. there are so many delicious recipes and options. there have been a few YUCKY things too though! lol