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Wishing you all a prosperous 2012 & above all good health!

I wanted to update my readers and let you know I have not forgotten about you! We are having a baby, in give or take, two weeks. As a family we decided I needed to take some much needed time off to focus on having a healthy pregnancy. 

I am very much looking forward to sharing with you all tips and tricks on how to have a raw/ vegan pregnancy, care for toddlers, survive holidays with your non vegan family and friends and much more. We are also going to be launching several new and exciting products in 2012 so be sure to check back for availability. 

Thank you so much for your ongoing support. 


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!

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Enjoy!


Our search for local springs

In using the site http://www.findaspring.com I was able to locate a handful of local springs with in 20 miles of Portland. SO our quest continues to find a good, clean natural water source.

Yep, the search continues… to be continued.


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.



Garlic Corn Cakes

Nothing is better on a cold rainy Portland day than raw “comfort food”.

Below is a favorite in my house.

At the time of this photo the cake had only been on the trays for 30 min. Upon completion, they form yummy crunchy edges and the fresh corn gives them a kick.


4 C frozen or fresh Corn

2 Green Onions

1 3/4 C Zucchini

2 Cloves Garlic

1/2 t Fine Pink Himalayan or Celtic Sea Salt

1/2 t Ground Pepper

1/2 t Mustard Powder

1/2 t Nutritional Yeast

1/2 C Flax Meal


Place Zucchini in the food processor and use the shred/ grate blade attachment and set aside the 2 Cups in a large bowl.

Use fresh or frozen Organic Corn, whichever is available to you. Take 2 Cups of Corn, 1/2 Cup of Zucchini, Garlic, Salt, Nutritional Yeast and Ground Pepper, blend well in food processor.

Take the 1/2 Cup of Flax Meal and slowly add to mixture blending well.

Transfer mixture to the 2 Cups of whole Corn , 1/2 Cup of Zucchini chopped Green Onions, mix by hand.

I use a large ice cream scoop to make uniformed patties and then pat down to your desired thickness.

Dehydrate for 4 to 6 hours at 105 degrees. Once done you could top it with your favorite raw sauce. I like to top my Garlic Cakes with a Raw Chive & Sour Cream sauce.




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.

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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.

 

 

 

 

 


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