Sunday, December 14, 2008

Soup Recipe (Not Raw)

So far on my high-greens, whole-foods vegan approach I am doing greeeeaaatt! I've actually (surprisingly) lost a few pounds ANNNDDD the best part, I'm alkalizing! I've gone from a 6.0 to a 6.8! I hope that's accurate because it's pretty exciting. Now I just have to keep up with it. I'm pretty full still but I'll be eating a big bowl of spinach when I get home from work. Here's a Southwest soup I invented today...yummiiiiee

1 cup vegetable stock
1/2 a pound frozen corn
4 green onions
3 cups diced tomatoes (you can blend this if you don't want it to be super chunky)
1 TBSP cumin
2 TBSP chili powder
Handful of fresh cilantro (chopped)
Salt, pepper & cayenne to taste

Dice up some avocado and sprinkle it on top.
I've also been craving blue corn chips since New Mexico so I picked up some baked blue corn chips with flaxseeds from Garden of Eatin. They were a little salty but deeee-lish!

Sunday, November 23, 2008

Warm Food!

So lately as it keeps getting colder and colder, it's getting harder and harder to stay raw! Warm food is so much more appealing in winter. Thus, instead of trying to force myself to stay raw, I'm incorporating more cooked into my diet as of late. It's also so much more EXPENSIVE To make a salad during the winter. I paid like $3 each for a bell pepper and a cucumber at the co-op yesterday, ridiculous! My CSA basket is brimming with greens but I'm not evolved enough to be satisfied with eating straight greens...I need some help here people! So right now I'm thinking of eating more steamed greens with different herbs and spices to liven them up. I'll also continue making my RAW green smoothies etc. but I really need to up my green intake as I've mentioned time and time again. It's so dang hard though! Anyways, right now I'm aiming for 100% vegan and at least 95% organic and 75% raw. That's that for now. I'm going to New Mexico to visit my Mama tomorrow and I can't wait. I haven't been in about 10 years and I'm super excited! Gotta go stock up on some raw meal bars just in case I'm in a pinch as far as food goes. She's pretty accepting of my decision to go raw though :)

Happy Thanksgiving everyone!

Friday, November 7, 2008

Good things from Matt Mueller

"When Dhrumil asked me to contribute My Way I couldn't help but to crack a joke. Was he sure I was Raw enough? Didn't I go out too much and stay out too late? I'm not exactly the Raw Role Model - was he sure that I was feature worthy? It was of course a joke, but I'd be lying if I didn't admit that I have felt some underlying social pressure since entering the community. The pressure to put up my best and healthiest front at all times. If you have a drink sometimes, eat the occasional cooked item, or go out past your bedtime some nights... keep it hush hush - right? This is about health and being RAW! - anytime you deviate from that you're obviously not having the best day ever. Go raw or go home they say.

Maybe I am making this up and no one else has felt this but I believe one of the most important things we can do is to be authentic. To be real, open, and honest people at all times. Warts, bruises, scars and all.

It's when we open up and share our true selves with others that we can create the space to allow them to open up as well. I believe magic happens in this space. I also believe that the most important thing for a raw newcomer is to feel that this life style is a hip, fun and sexy way to live. Portraying everyone as monk, living on only sprouts, always being perfect... well that may not attract people and keep them interested the way I hope too. Gone are the days of the crunchy granola types. In are the days of sexy people, both inside and out, eating great foods and living a m a z i n g lives. "

-Matt Mueller

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Wednesday, November 5, 2008

Raw Gurus

Listening to so-called "raw-gurus" really makes me realize how much sense 811 means to me. No, I'm not ready for it now but I do think it's the most logical way to eat. When I first started looking into raw foods it was the same epiphany. I knew I wasn't ready for it but it just made SENSE to me and logically I made my way closer and closer to it.

Doesn't it make sense that we humans have an ideal diet that we are MEANT to consume? Every other species does, why wouldn't we?? Why would we need anything else besides that diet? All of these complicated raw theories and time consuming recipes are so unnecessary. Are they fun? Yes. Are they harmful? I don't honestly know. I know this is probably getting really repetitive but I can't help it. I keep realizing more and more how drawn I am to 811. I'm not gonna stress about doing 811 just yet but I do want to go on a green smoothie fast as my NEW new years resolution. Can't wait!

Ps, today I had no overt fats and I feel great and full of energy!

Sunday, November 2, 2008

Greens with greens on top

Tonight for dinner I blended up a ton of cilantro with some tomato, tomatillo, leak and jalapeno and ate it over a bed of fresh spring greens from my CSA basket and some sliced tomatoes....yummy!

I've been eating a lot of cooked food lately and binging on some REALLY bad stuff. I'm ready to be done with it.

I just read a Q & A panel with Jingee from and she said that "there are people who suffer from an addiction to self-destruction, and these people battle between their desire to be healthy and their desire to destroy themselves, and in some cases, their desire to destroy themselves wins out." I don't want to be one of those people. I'm tired of being self-destructive like this.

Sunday, October 26, 2008

I am rapture. I am passionate. We are bountiful.

I had dinner at Cafe Gratitude in San Fransisco last night after a day in The City with my roommates. I literally think that might have been the first time I've ever ordered an appetizer, entre AND dessert at a restaurant in my life. We started out with WE ARE BOUNTIFUL which is a platter of 2 different kinds of crackers and 4 different spreads. The dill cheese was my favorite and the olive tapenade my least. The main course was I AM PASSIONATE (marinara pizza) which was pretty good. I'm a big fan of sunflower sprouts so that was a plus. My roommates got the sushi bowl which was pretty good and the taco salad which was okay as far as I could tell but I didn't really get the full aray of flavors since I was doing my best to avoid the black beans and not get sick. The layer cake (I AM RAPTURE) was banana and chocolate. The texture was greeeattt and as I was eating it I did like the taste but it left a bad vanailla extract-y (for lack of a better word) taste in my mouth. The tiramisu that my roommate got however was INCREDIBLE. You know it's good when a commited SAD foodie says she would go raw if "all raw food was like this". Overall the food was pretty good (I know my review doesn't sound like a rave or anything but it was) and the atmosphere was so cute. Going to raw resturants is a really fun treat every once in a while although I still think that simple 811 is the way we were meant to eat.