Monthly Archives: April 2014
Raw Sun-dried Tomato Bread
Inspired by Ani Phyo’s Raw Food Essentials
3 chopped zucchini
15 sun-dried tomatoes
½ cup flax seeds
½ cup water
2 tsp garlic powder
2 tsp kelp powder (or 1 tsp or less salt)
3 tsp Bragg’s Amino Acids (or Nama Shoyu)
2 tsp Italian seasoning
¼ cup sunflower seeds
Process all ingredients except sunflower seeds in a food processor until smooth. Add sunflower seeds and pulse until they are fully stirred into the mixture, but not completely smooth. Pour “dough” thinly onto dehydrator sheets and dehydrate overnight, around 8 hours or until firm.
Its been about a month since we did our Raw Food Dinner and Demonstration. I had a lot of fun with this demonstration and bought way too much food. We learned a whole lot about what to do, what not to do, and how we can improve for next time. I am excited about doing another demonstration again soon. My mom and I are also thinking about doing a day long Fitness Camp, maybe some meditation, and a Raw food dinner. I am kind of excited about this possibility.
The dinner lasted three to four hours. We had about about fourteen people come and I think everyone had a good time. There was good food and I think a lot of good questions (I couldn’t answer all of them, but I tried). My goal for this dinner was to teach people that raw food can be very tasty so that people could start adding more raw food into their diet, even though I am not sure I got this across to people. I am not here to convince everyone to eat all raw–just to eat as healthy as you can for you. The menu was a bit much and next time I will make less food, but I will share the links with you here and I also wanted to share the pictures of the dinner, just to make you jealous and excited to come for our next dinner 🙂 Oh, and all the pastas–I made the sauces and we made zucchini lasagna with them instead of putting the sauces on noodles.
Green Flex Juice (This is just a version of most green lemonade recipes out there, if you want me to post the recipe leave a comment and I will post it)
Making Green Flex Juice
Using my mom’s Blendtec 🙂 to make Blueberry Tarts
Using my gracious hostess’s Vitamix 🙂 to make Mango Red Pepper Dressing
My beautiful mother getting ready to make a yummy smoothie that is part of her 30 day detox plan.
Book table–I gave away Megan Elizabeth’s Easy to be Raw in a drawing for everyone who came. And what you see in the middle of the table is the AMAZING lotion I make (contact me to buy some–I make samples!)
Full Smoothie Blender!
Zucchini Noodles–Soo much fun to make!
Ready for Raw Lasagna!
Making the lasagna!
This is fun!
Ready to eat!
Dinner and Dessert! 🙂
I hope you enjoy the Recipes and the pics. Look for the bread recipe soon and another dinner hopefully at the end of the summer, I think this one will be in Loveland.
Also I have some exciting news! My mom will be joining me on my blog! She will be posting about once a month to give you some of her tips and I will have a page just for her so you can find out more about her Coaching. She is a Holistic Health Coach, has taught aerobics classes for over twenty years and has been a personal trainer for around 10 years (just guessing on that one). Her nickname at the gym where she teaches is Sergeant Susan! She has taught me so much about health and I am so lucky to have her as my mother! I am so blessed that she is willing to share her expertise with you on my blog!
Healing Cranberry Green Juice
1 Handful of Green (your choice, I usually use spinach or lettuce)
1/2 cup Cranberries
Fresh Coconut Water (absolutely love!)
2 cubes of frozen wheatgrass
Stevia or Chocolate Stevia to taste (I use 1-2 dropperfuls)
Directions: Put greens in your juicer and before you push them through the chute poor cranberries on top, this prevents the cranberries from jumping out at you if you have the same type of juicer I do (Breville). I always pull out the pulp and put it through the juicer again then run water down to get all the remaining juice dislodged (I don’t like to waste anything). Pour into a glass, pop out the wheatgrass cubes and add to juice. Fill the glass full with Coconut Water and add Stevia. If I want something even more chocolaty I add about a tablespoon of cocoa powder! I will be adding variations of this drink periodically.
Notes: I am adding these notes almost two years after publishing this juice. Before I started juicing I was taking cranberry supplements every day because had been getting UTIs (sorry if its TMI) once a month for the previous five years (I suspect I had a candida overgrowth). The only thing that prevented the UTIs was cranberry supplements. When I started juicing I figured that drinking raw cranberry juice would be better for me than the supplements so I made a juice with cranberries (they were frozen because you can only get fresh cranberries around Christmas) in it every day. I drank a cranberry juice once a day for a couple of months and then slowly stopped without realizing I was stopping. I have not had any problems since. My suspicion is that eating a much cleaner diet brought my candida to healthy levels and healed whatever it was in my body that was causing the problems.
Also I would use coconut water directly from a Young Thai Coconut or there is some Raw bottled Coconut water that is absolutely delicious that you could add.