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Explore Raw Vitality Retreat @ Mt. Hood

This was from our recent event at Mt Hood


The back drop of our view was this gorgeous golf course,

which was modeled after a famous course in Ireland.


The grounds at Resort at the Mountain were breathtaking.


 

 

Friday it snowed slightly then the sun came out and gave us this gorgeous day.

 

Here is just a portion of the clubhouse, which is where our event was held.

 

This was the view from our yoga room, which had floor to ceiling windows.

Does it get any better than this?

 

Friday’s Event Agenda

 

Chef Teri’s Raw Food Demo

The “Pub” room before my class started.

Starting my class on quick & easy snacks, no dehydrator needed!

🙂

 

Making Almond Blueberry Cookies

 

Almost ready

 

Having fun with the class

 

No, seriously almost ready,,,,

 

Ready!

A couple of my attendees enjoying the: “I can’t believe this is good for me blueberry cookies.”

 

Booths & Classes

Everyone setting up their booths.

 

Bibi taught the Yoga class both mornings, which I sadly had to miss due to kitchen time ;(.

 

As if that wasn’t enough, Bibi produces these yummy kale chips!

 

Andy’s juice bar was a big hit!

 

The lovely Dr. Chapman did  foot therapy.

 

The ladies getting set up.

 

Tashi Rana’s booth, she also spoke later on “The Why and How of Raw.”

 

Thomas Chavez greeting our guests and sharing his teachings on Body Electronics.

Speakers

Raw Food Chef Eric Christiansen and Owner of It’s Alive foods did a class on “How to Make Cultured & Living Foods.”

 

Eric has mastered the art of raw kraut!

 

Stephen Bailey, ND did a talk on “What You Need to Know About Juice Cleansing.”

 

Kendra Carpenter performed her class “Tuning Your Human Instrument With Sound Healing.”

 

Dave “The Raw Food Trucker” & Tresa BE Grace did a motivational talk on “Why Raw.”

 

The amazing Gabrielle and Thomas Chavez share their teachings of  the “Compass of Grace.”

Tashi Rana speaks about “The Why and How of Raw.”

 

Friday Night Dinner

Friday nights dinner was provided by the wonderful Chef Agnieszka Zoltowski.

I had a blast working with her!

 

Getting ready to plate.

 

Who needs flower power when you could have “Rosemary Power”?

 

Must be contagious?

Chef Agnieszka Zoltowski lovingly garnished John and I with Rosemary sprigs!

 

Sun Dried Tomato Tartlets

 

Tomato Tart, Fresh Greens Salad with Marinated Portobello.

 

Packed House!

 

During dinner we had the pleasure of hearing Kendra Carpenter & Co play while Jane Archer performed  belly dancing.

 

Saturday’s Lunch

Chef Shanti Moon, prep-ing away for the Indian feast she was serving.

 

Jeremy LOVES carrot prep! 🙂

 

Coconut Rice

 

Curry Slaw

 

Rylee lending a hand in the kitchen.

 

Starting to plate,

 

& Plate we did!

 

Always a good time in the kitchen!

 

Finished plate

 

In Closing

We had this amazing day

 

An emotional closing circle

 

and all left feeling a little Euphoric and fortunate to have been a part of such a special event.

 

I’d like to thank our hosts Gabrielle & Thomas Chavez and everyone else that made this event possible!


Beat the “Winter Blues” With This Quick & Easy Juice Drink

10 Minutes or less Raw Juice

What a great way to start your day or cure a case of the wintertime blues. If you are in a rainy climate as I am, you’ll especially enjoy this simple energy boosting drink!


5 to 7 Organic Carrots

I use veggie wash and a good brush, trimming off tops


Generous Handful of Parsley

Wash & trim stems


 

1/2 inch of Fresh Ginger Root

Use a spoon or veggie peeler to remove outer shell


4 Kale Stalks or Stems

I usually have bunches of Kale Stems left over which are great for adding additional vitamins and nutrients to my juice drink.

 


Place all of the above in a juicer.

Be sure to save the left over pulp for your future cracker or bread recipes!

For those of you not into raw veggie drinks, this would be a good one to start with.

The carrots are so naturally sweet that you can’t taste the kale & the parsley leaves a clean crisp finish to the drink.

 

 


Portobello Burger, Warm Mash No-tatoes & Onion Straws

Portobello Burger

Delicious almond/ buckwheat hamburger bun, served with a tart Cream sauce and topped with Heirloom Tomatoes, Onions Straws and Alfalfa Sprouts.


Portobello Steaks

Portobello(s) were marinated in Fresh Lemon juice, minced garlic, Nama shoyu and cold pressed olive oil for one hour. After marinating they were transferred to the dehydrator for 6 hours. I checked them every couple of hours and applied more marinate to keep them moist and evenly flavored.


Onion Straws

Massage 5 Onions in Date Paste, Nama Shoyu & Olive Oil. Dehydrate on texflex sheet for 24 hours, remove and transfer to mesh sheet dehydrating for another 12 hours.


Warm Mash No-tatoes

In a food processor, blend Parsnips, Jicama, fresh Garlic, Olive Oil, Nutritional Yeast, Water, Salt and Pepper. Once you achieve the consistency you’d like transfer to a glass bowl and place on the bottom shelf of the dehydrator to warm.

 

Hamburger Bun

Blend together Zucchini, Olive Oil, Garlic, Red Miso, Flax Meal, Almond Flour, Buckwheat Flour, Fresh Lemon Juice, Nutritional Yeast, Fresh Rosemary, Coriander, White Pepper, Sea Salt & Pepper.

Most of the raw hamburger/ sandwich buns we’ve had have been like little hockey pucks or terribly bland in flavor. These are so flavorful, moist and easy to bite down on. I opted to keep the skins on the Zucchini to so that I didn’t waste any of the vitamins, you could leave off which would give the bun a more golden appearance.


Onion Straws & Plating

You could really have some fun with the Onion Straws by creating some great visuals for plating.

For those parents out there, kids love these tasty onion treats and think they are onion rings! Great way to get your toddler or kids to eat these awesome cancer fighting foods.


So good they don’t know its health food!

I have never been able to get the kids to eat mushrooms. No matter how clever I am at  hiding them in a dish, my daughter finds every one and picks them out. These steaks were so flavorful that she didn’t even give it a second thought and ate it all. My Son had two helpings of the potatoes and my husband stated it was the best meal ever!


Have fun with this dish and be sure to share it with your love ones!

🙂

Enjoy!


Apple Buckwheat Granola

Sprouted Granola

2 C Sprouted Buckwheat Groats

2 C Raw Organic Almonds

1 C Sprouted Raw Organic Sunflower Seeds

1 C Organic Flame Raisins

¾ C Chopped Dates

2 Bananas

6 Small Apples

½ t Nutmeg

1T Ground Cinnamon

½ t Sea Salt

1 T Vanilla Extract

1 T Dried Orange Peel Granules

Sauce

2 C Dates

½ C Fresh Orange Juice

 


Two days before, soak the nuts and Buckwheat to sprout. Be sure to rinse sprouts and Buckwheat every 4 hours, keep covered, and away from any direct heat.


Core and peel all Apples then cut them into the desired size. I like to make smaller cubes.


Transfer Buckwheat, Almonds, Sunflower Seeds and Apples to a large bowl.


Cube the two Bananas and set aside, to be added later once all ingredients are incorporated.


Add Cinnamon, Vanilla, Nutmeg, Dried Orange Peel, Sea Salt and stir well.


Add Raisins and Dates then start your sauce.

In a high speed blender add the 2 C of chopped Dates and Orange Juice, blend until smooth.


Stir into the granola and then fold in Banana chunks.


Place on Dehydrator trays for 12- 16 hours at 105. This should fill 2 ½ trays.


Variations

You could add: Strawberries, Blueberries, other fruits, nuts or seeds. Have fun and make it yours. This Granola is amazing all by itself or accompanied with a Pro-biotic (vegan) Coconut Yogurt or fresh nut milk.



Benefits of Raw Garlic & a Recipe for Garlic Relish

Benefits of Raw Garlic

 

Raw Garlic has been used for preventing everything from the common cold and flu to the plague within the arterial system. In addition, there has been evidence that it can even assist in managing high cholesterol levels and lowering blood pressure.

 

As some of you may know I am a HUGE supporter in Cancer prevention through diet and lifestyle, for these reasons I am always on the hunt for more knowledge pertaining to this topic. Here are a few benefits to including Raw Garlic in your everyday diet.

  • Helps prevent certain types of, esophagus, stomach and colon cancer
  • Immune enhancer
  • Helps remove heavy metals from the body
  • Helps lower blood pressure
  • Helps reduce plaque within the arterial system
  • Regulates blood sugar
  • Helps prevent blood clots from forming, reducing the possibility of strokes.
  • Dramatically reduces bacterial infections.
  • For my world travelers out there; it expels intestinal parasites and worms
  • Natural antibiotic
  • Anti-fungal and anti-viral properties
  • Anti-Oxidant properties and is a source of selenium

*Cooked prepared garlic is less powerful but still reputedly of benefit to the cardiovascular system.

* I am not a doctor or a nutritionist and as a result am not providing medical advice. If you have any health concerns consult with your healthcare provider prior to adding raw garlic to your diet. As always, enjoy!


OK,,,, now the FUN stuff! During my recent travels I came across this awesome recipe for


Raw Garlic Relish

(Warning! This is addictively delicious.)

 

1 Bunch of chopped Parsley

¼ C Chopped Garlic

2 Tablespoons of Vinegar

1 Teaspoon of Celtic Sea Salt

Olive Oil to cover (less is better, this is a health article)

Recipe by: The Stinking Rose

The waitress said “say garlic”! I was laughing so hard.

🙂

Remember that although garlic is potentially beneficial for some people it is also very strong. Some people are intolerant of or even actively allergic to it.

 

 

 

 

 


Benefits of Consuming Kefir

Easily digested, it cleanses the intestines, provides beneficial bacteria and yeast, vitamins and minerals, and complete proteins.  Because kefir is such a balanced and nourishing food, it contributes to a healthy immune system and has been used to help patients suffering from AIDS, chronic fatigue syndrome, herpes, and cancer. Its tranquilizing effect on the nervous system has benefited many who suffer from sleep disorders, depression, and ADHD (attention deficit hyperactivity disorder).

The regular use of kefir may help relieve most intestinal disorders, promote proper bowel movement, reduce flatulence and create a healthier digestive system. In addition, its cleansing effect on the whole body helps to establish a balanced inner ecosystem for optimum health and longevity.

Kefir may also help eliminate unhealthy food cravings by making the body more nourished and balanced. Its excellent nutritional content offers healing and health-maintenance benefits to people in every type of condition.


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