Taking is slow and keeping it simple......

Thursday, November 29, 2007

I tried this Thai Salad. It was ok, but I think I might not use the almond butter next time. I guess I am just not into the 'Peanut Sauce' taste. My husband asked me to add more honey to it and he finished it.

but it looks beautiful :)

Ok, here is another one that looks beautiful....lol Taste like crap! I was experimenting..trying to make a lighter mushroom burger. I think I need to season more next time.

Now this is a winner!!!! Yummmm! and so simple!!! I got this one from http://www.sarah811.blogspot.com/ , only I added pecans to the bottom of my pan. You got to try it. It was a perfect time for me to see this recipe, because my Dad just gave me a huge bag of Persimmons from his tree.

Tuesday, November 20, 2007

If anyone is reading my blog.....sorry I haven't been posting lately. To be honest I wasn't to happy after my last post. I really didn't enjoy any of the recipes I tried. I am trying more and tweaking as I go for my own taste. I did make some taquitos I liked. I will take pictures the next time I make them and post. I promise I will be back posting after Thanksgiving. Can't wait to see Thanksgiving post. I wont have one of my own, but next year I plan on having my own raw holidays. Not ready this year.

Tuesday, November 13, 2007

I tried a bunch of new recipes today. You will be seeing some of those tomorrow.

What I had today:
Smoothie- pineapple/blueberry/banana/strawberry/bee pollen

A huge Salad- romaine/purple cabbage/cauliflower/left over collard greens/cashew ricotta cheese/beets (not raw:steamed)
A little Chocolate Pudding with Cranberry Oatmeal Biscotti crumbled on top
Of coarse I was snacking all day on all the new recipes I tried. You have to taste what you make right?


I started off my day with a Smoothie
pineapple/blueberry/banana/strawberry/bee pollen

Then I had a Cup-O-Collard Greens
(I have this thing for bowls and cups ? Not into plates.)
Then I had some more Almost Raw Vegan Sushi
Lastly, I had some Chocolate Pudding with crumbled Biscotti....Yum!
Today was a good raw day!

Monday, November 12, 2007

Oatmeal Cookie Biscotti

Last night I made these beautiful little babies. Talk about yum! I am going to crumble one in my Chocolate Pudding today.
Oatmeal Cookie Biscotti

Sunday, November 11, 2007

Almost Raw Vegan Sushi:
Green Onion
Shitake Mushrooms
5 Grains Meal

Friday, November 9, 2007

I decided to focus just on the raw that I eat everyday. The important thing here is that I try to make new raw recipes as often as possible, while still eating simple raw foods the way they grow.

My raw for today:
I had Raw Chocolate Pudding. I tweaked the recipe so it wasn't as rich as last time. I liked it much better. I think I will tweak it once again the next time I make it. It is still a little to sweet for my taste.

I also experimented with some Raw Corn "chips". Basically they are just fresh corn with a pinch of salt, dehydrated into a chip. They work for Salsa, but they are a bit plain. I have made them before with flax and red bell pepper as well as cumin and chile powder. I think I will do that recipe again, but leave out the Bell Pepper. Not a big fan of the bell.

Wednesday, November 7, 2007

So far today I have been all raw. I had:

A plum

Raw Banana Oatmeal
Green Salad with Avacado and seeds
Didn't care for the dressing I made up. Wont do that again.
If anyone out there has a really good, simple creamy raw dressing that isn't sour, I would love to try it. Please send me the recipe.
Still full and not sure what I will have for dinner yet. Maybe just fruit or more Raw Pudding!!
I will let you know if I don't stay raw tonight.

Monday, November 5, 2007

Had a bad food weekend. My Dad came to visit and we made our yearly "traditional" Tamales. Hate to admit it, but I didn't pass them up. If any of you out there have a really GREAT tamale recipe that taste close as possible to the traditional ones PLEASE send it to me. I want to pass on the traditional ones next year.

Today I had:
Raw Chocolate Pudding for breakfast (yes, breakfast ;)
Raw Carrots
Green Salad

Dinner- In n' Out Burger

Might finish my pudding tonight.

Thursday, November 1, 2007

Today I was busy cleaning my house. My Dad is coming for the weekend. My carpet was filthy. Both my husband and I had spilt tea and my dog...well she is a dog, enough said. Oh, don't get me wrong. She is house broken, it was just the usual dog dirt. Foot prints etc... Since I knew I would be busy all day cleaning (or as I like to call it, exercising) I made a lot of Strawberry w/Banana smoothie to drink all morning and some at lunch. Then I had a avocado. Dinner was cooked homemade 'mostly' vegetarian pizza.

Wednesday, October 31, 2007


Well, I was up all night with insomnia. I didn't fall asleep until about 8:20am this morning, and I woke up again a little after 12 noon. I was tired all day, but not sleepy. Right now at 9:55pm all my tiredness is gone and I am still not sleepy??? Of coarse eating raw would have been a really good thing for my situation, but did I do what was good for me. That is a big fat NOPE.

Today I had left over Vegan Veg Soup and for dinner we had Chinese. Not fast food Chinese, but still not raw and not vegan.

Chicken w/Baby Bamboo and Leeks

Monday, October 29, 2007

Starting Point

Weight: 266
Ht: 5' 9"

At my heaviest I weighed 356. I lost the 100 pounds when I went organic. With my health issues the "doctors" told me to loose weight and it would help a great deal. I had tried really hard to loose the weight, but my health problems are what caused me to gain in the first place....and nothing was working. All my life I was between 135 and 145. Really thin for my height. Then when I went organic, and didn't change anything else, I dropped 18 pounds right away. I was sold that organic was the way to go. It just naturally came off little by little. This is over 5-7 years. The first time I went raw it was only for 2 weeks, but I felt great and lost 11 pounds. I wish I would have stayed, but I just went cold turkey and I think it was to much to fast. This is why I will take my time this time around. I need to try and be mostly raw vegan and work on learning raw preparation, and receipts. It became really boring to just eat raw fruits and veg just they way they grow with out the recipe knowledge. Don't get me wrong, I love them the way they come. God made them perfect in their own wrappers. However, it is nice to have other choices. I need to take the time to find craving substitutes. I can't expect to follow the diet perfectly after eating dead food all my life.

What I had today:
1 banana
1 avocado
A couple of almonds
1/2 banana

Dinner was cooked:
Vegan white bean and sweet potato veggie soup. Yum! Very satisfying during my slow transition.


This is my second attempt at becoming 100% raw. I plan to keep on keepn' on until I reach 100%. I truly believe in this life style choice. I have several health problems and I know they would go away if I could just commit. I know for me it will take time to be 100%, but I have a true conviction that this is the way for me. Here lies the conflict. I loose patience with myself, because I feel like a huge contraction. I know this is not a easy life style to transition to. However, it seems that if "I truly believe in being 100% raw" and if "I have a true conviction" about it that it should be easy for me. I WILL press forward! This blog will serve as a daily journal of my experiences. I also hope to inspire others, as well as myself, along the way. I subscribe to a news letter from http://www.thegardendiet.com/. Here is a recent news letter I received that pushed me to start my transition......and this blog.

Chained by their attitudes, they are a slave, they have forfeited their freedom. Only a person who risks is free.
- unknown

Our doubts are traitors, and make us lose the good we oft might win by fearing the attempt.
- William Shakespeare

I have met so many people who have been studying the raw diet and reading everything they could get their hands on about the raw diet for years and years, but have never actually tried to do it! There comes a time when all our careful study and research must end and we must have faith in our own attraction to and desire for the thing we are researching so passionately! - Take the plunge!

In Joy!

I recommend you to go to the website and sign up for the news letters. I love them !