Kale, these were on the small side, I used about 7 leaves, stem removed 2 celery stalks, chopped 1 pear with peel, cut up 1 apple with peel, cut up 2 dates, pitted 1 tablespoon dulse flakes 1/4 cup hemp seeds water blend and enjoy. good tasting, filling and satisfying.
Lov'n It Live was the restaurant we went to tonight for my birthday, located in East Point, Georgia. This avocado dish was absolutely delicious, served with spicy flax crackers. We also had a kale/avocado salad that was amazing. Oh, and the Irish moss drink was super delicious. The atmosphere is great, soothing music, art work is lovely. We got a bit lost going there.....it was worth it.
Green Energy Smoothie with Hemp Powder & MSM 1 pear 1 apple 2 dates 1 teaspoon honey 1/4 teaspoon vanilla 1/2 lemon, skin off 4 leaves of kale 3 celery stalks hemp powder to your needs and liking MSM powder to your needs and liking water place fruit in bottom of vitamix or power blender add other ingredients last place the greens on top add water up to about fruit level blend nice tasting energy power smoothie. your body will love it!!
Loving this creamy sesame milk. This is how I make it. 1 cup unhulled sesame seeds, soaked over night, then drain. Blend: seeds handful of cashews agave or date pinch of salt couple of dashes of cinnamon 2-3 cups of water strain in nut bag I love drinking it right after blending. It's super high in calcium. keep refrigerated. Here is some nutritional information:
Natural sesame seeds (unhulled) contain 5 grams of protein per ounce, 3.1 grams fiber, and 14 grams of total fat.
Natural sesame seeds, those that are unhulled, are high in calcium. One tablespoon provides 87.8 mg while the hulled variety offers only 10.5 mg for that same tablespoon. Comparing sesame seeds to milk turned up some surprising figures in the calcium count. One cup of natural sesame seeds had 1404.0 mg of calcium, while one cup of non-fat milk provided 316.3 mg. and one cup of whole milk contained 291 mg of calcium.
Both natural and hulled sesame seeds contain healthy amounts of the B vitamins riboflavin, thiamine, and niacin. With natural seeds scoring 8.7 mcg of folic acid for 1 tablespoon and plenty of vitamin B6, you can count on sesame seeds for excellent nourishment.
It was nice coming back home from beautiful Budapest. An order I had placed on line at Eden's Market was waiting for me. Jet lagged, a bit tired, Caroline's Raw & Handmade Sweet Granola Chunks were a real treat. I like how they are in chunk pieces and you can break them apart easily too.
Caroline and I met at Alissa Cohen's, Living on Live Food Certification Program. She has beautiful energy and it travels through her yummy food creations.
2 chard leaves, stem cut out 2 kale leaves, stem cut out 2 mangoes 1 teaspoon Artisana* coconut butter 1 date 2 tablespoons ground flax seed 1 teaspoon MSM pinch of salt a small cup of water to make pudding consistency
blend all together. makes 2 large size portions of delicious green pudding.
*Artisana Coconut Butter has been a favorite. It is not just oil, coconut meat is in it. It's creamy and divine.
5 leaves of dandelion leaves 3 leaves of beet top greens 1 carrot, cut to chunks 1 yellow summer squash, cut to chunks 2 apples, cored and cut to chunks fresh dill, small handful 3 fresh mint leaves pinch of salt 3/4 cup water or as much or little as you like
The apple gives it a nice flavor, cutting the bitter taste of the greens. I was sipping it as a smoothie, but it can be served as a soup with a few mint leaves to decorate on top.
carrot ginger pear soup juice together: carrots ginger (choose the amount to your liking) cucumber blend: the above juice pear - with skin, without pits small amount of coconut oil avocado (I used one for two servings) salt ice cubes (optional), it's nice chilled pour into bowls top with chopped fresh herbs, any combo is delicious...I used spearmint, basil & chives drizzle with olive oil this is a gorgeous and super delicious soup, I promise!!
Carob Banana Coconut Cayenne Drink 11 oz. box of coconut water 1 teaspoon coconut oil 1 tablespoon carob powder 1/2 banana 1 teaspoon maca pinch of salt 2 shakes of cayenne some cubes of ice blend it up. makes a very refreshing, frothy delicious drink.
Visiting my friend Viv at Quail Hill Farm in Amagansett, NY, I learned about a new green. Garlic top greens. I have never seen this in a grocery store or vegetable stand. What a fun looking, swirly vegetable. Viv gave me a nice sized bag of it and a recipe to go with it. Garlic top pesto. Thank you Viv.
Benefits of garlic is claimed to be medicinal, strengthening the immune system, it helps to ward off colds, among other ailments. Garlic works as an antibiotic against some types of bacteria, viruses and intestinal parasites. It lowers blood pressure and blood cholesterol. Its other healthy benefits include an anti-inflammatory agent, and acts as a expectorant and decongestant.
I made the whole batch and put some in the freezer. The whole house seemed to get a good cleansing with the garlic aroma. It has a spicy kick to it. After eating it, it sure felt like my insides were going to get a good cleaning.
Garlic top pesto recipe: cut the ends off. cut into smaller pieces. food process in small batches, keeping what's been processed in the fp. scrape the sides down with spatula to get it processed real good. add a good amount of olive oil, in small increments, make sure it's not too much. add pine nuts. this gives it a nice creamy consitency. again, in small increments. towards the end I put some more pine nuts and pulsed it so it has little bits. add your good salt.
I had it with cut up tomato and avocado. It is delicious, powerful and cleansing. Just what the "good" doctor ordered.
Local produce is becoming more and more available. Finally the season is here to enjoy the local harvests. Today I purchased a large bag of beautiful spinach. Strawberries are deliciously sweet and juicy, have been freezing them. Growing my own herbs is such a treat, ready at hand. This soup/pudding is absolutely tasty, light and very satisfying.
for 2 people
a good amount of spinach, about 2 big handfuls, washed, I break the stems off
1 large mango peeled and cut into pieces
a handful of frozen strawberries
4 or 5 leaves of spearmint
water- start with 1/4 cup add more as needed
the gentle taste of the mint makes it fresh and light.
I've been meaning to post about HealthBookSummaries.com. Just received the new summary via email, so it's fresh on my mind.
A great concept developed by Mike Adams of Natural News and Kevin Gianni of Renegade Health. They do amazing work and service in the health field.
HealthBookSummaries.com is a service where you can review health books for FREE! You get to read quite a few pages and there is an option to purchase the book. You can learn a tremendous amount very quickly by browsing these summaries. What a great service! After registering, a monthly email is sent with a new summary to read. How amazing is that? Kudos to Kevin and Mike!
Kristen's Taboul-"Live" is becoming a favorite of mine. As she writes in her book "Easy Raw Vegan Salads & Dressings", "when I make it, I eat bowl after bowl after bowl of it. Seriously!" I understand it. It is a fantastic salad....parsley, cilantro, carrot, avocado, etc. And yes, it is so easy and it is so delicious.
Endive Stuffed with Cashew Tahini Pate 1 cup cashews soaked for 30 minutes 3 tablespoons raw tahini 2 tablespoons minced onion 1 tablespoon agave sea salt cayenne chives chopped pulse cashews in food processor (I use a small one for small batches), keep it a little crunchy by not making it creamy. place in bowl. mix in tahini, onion and agave. salt to taste. cayenne to your taste. it gives a nice kick. place on endive leaves with chopped chives on top. little tomatoes goes nicely with it. a satisfying, simple little meal. enjoy!!
When I attended " A Focus on Nutrition" at Urban Zen, Dr. T. Colin Campbell was one of the panel speakers on The Power of Plant-Based Nutrition. His message cannot be ignored. Dr. Campbell has 40 years of fascinating research which is in his book, co-written with his son Thomas M. Campbell II, The China Study. I have deep gratitude and admiration for what he has given to us. This is a must read. I'm inhaling this!
I have purchased some e-books and I guess they are good, but for me I must have the book in my hands physically. I spend time on a few computers and I never remember where the e-book is. Especially a recipe book....for me it's got to be a REAL book.
Just purchased two of Kristen's Easy Raw books. Looking forward to making some delish meals.
This is the juice that was served at Urban Zen. So delicious and refreshing. A perfect morning drink with the lemon. I never thought to put avocado into the juicer. The juice becomes slightly creamy. Make sure the avocado is put in the beginning so the other veggies can push it through. Enjoy!
apple (1) avocado (1/2) cabbage (1/4) celery (3 stalks) cucumber (1/2) kale (3 leaves) lemon (1/2)
A visit to someone's home was so very rewarding. She was showing her many fruit plants and pointed to the cacao tree. I was thrilled. Loving chocolate and raw cacao this was very special to me.
Cacao pods grow randomly out of the tree trunk. Out of little clusters of flowers they become the fruit or pod. Each pod may contain 20-60 beans.
The scientific name Theobroma means "food of the gods". At one point the Aztec empire used cacao beans as currency. The buying power of quality beans was such that 80-100 beans could buy a new cloth mantle.
Cacao is very high in minerals. The shell of the pod is strong, protecting this special food, needing a good knife to open it. Each bean is covered with a white pulp. To make chocolate this pulp is dried off and the bean is exposed and goes through processes.
I was given three cacao pods, yes I was definitely very happy. The fruit is not sweet. The texture and the gentle bitternes of the nibs are exotically wonderful. I am so grateful to have this experience of eating "food of the gods".
Avocados are in abundance now in Bahia, Brazil. I am gratefully accepting these green gems as gifts. Eating them in salads or just cutting it in half (eating both halves) adding lime juice and salt or Spike. Loving it.
At a favorite restaurant this is one of my favorite salads in Bahia, Brazil. Arugula, pineapple, mango, sundried tomatoes and a little buffalo cheese in it. Olive oil and salt on it and it is such a refreshing meal. Coconut water on the side. Perfect! Have been having fun using the camera on the iphone. Downloaded the Sepia app camera. I like the sepia tone of the coconut pic.