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

Thursday, September 11, 2008


Vaccine manufacturers have paid out nearly $2B in damages to parents in America whose children were harmed by one of the childhood jabs such as the MMR (measles-mumps-rubella) or DPT (diphtheria-pertussis-tetanus). In all, around 2,000 families have received compensation payments that have averaged $850,000 each. There are a further 700 claims that are going through the pipeline. None of the claims is for autism as medical researchers say they have failed to find a link between the disease and the MMR vaccine, despite the initial findings made by Dr Andrew Wakefield. Instead they are for a wide spectrum of physical and mental conditions that are likely to have been caused by one of the vaccinations. Around 7,000 parents have filed a claim of an adverse reaction with America's Vaccine Injury Compensation Program (VICP). To win an award, the claimant must prove a causal link to a vaccine. As the medical establishment has refused to recognise any link to autism, the VICP has so far rejected 300 claims for this outright. (Source: New England Journal of Medicine, 2007; 357: 1275-)



"I think it's absolutely criminal to give mercury to an infant." - Boyd Haley, Ph.D., Chemistry Department Chair, University of Kentucky

"The committee accepts that under certain conditions, infections and heavy metals, including thimerosal [mercury preservative in vaccines], can injure the nervous system." - Dr. Marie McCormick, Chairperson and co-author of the 2004 Institute of Medicine Report often cited by journalists that mercury in vaccines is somehow "safe".

• PutChildrenFirst commissioned a survey by Zogby International of more than 9,000 Americans regarding their views of mercury in flu shots. Results of the survey include:

- 76% of respondents are unaware that most flu shots contain mercury.

- After learning that mercury is an ingredient, 74% are less likely to get a flu shot and 86% say they are less likely to get their child a flu shot.

- 77% believe mercury should not be an ingredient in flu shots given to pregnant women and children.

- 73% believe the government should warn pregnant women not to get a flu shot if it contains mercury.

- More than 70% agree that Congress, doctors and medical groups (e.g., the American Academy of Pediatrics) should take responsibility for ensuring vaccines do not contain mercury.

- 80% of respondents and 84% of parents are willing to pay the $2.50 additional cost for a mercury-free flu shot.

• Approximately 115 million doses of flu vaccine will be available during the 2006-2007 flu season from 4 different vaccine manufacturers

• More than 90% of this year's flu vaccine supply will contain 25 micrograms of mercury, which means there is not enough mercury-free flu vaccine available for children under the age of 3 and pregnant women (8 million being made versus a 15-20 million estimated need)

• A Sanofi-Pasteur spokesman, the only vaccine manufacturer making Thimerosal-free flu vaccines, confirmed that enough vaccine to supply all children could be made, and in this article he noted "he had no idea why health officials were not ordering more mercury-free vaccine."

• The CDC's cost for a mercury containing vial of flu vaccine is $9.71. A comparable mercury-free package (each with 10 doses) costs $12.02

• Thimerosal has never been tested for safety and no proof exists that it is safe. On the contrary, there are thousands of documents in the literature that discuss its extreme toxicity, starting with Thimerosal's own Material Safety Data Sheet that, amongst other things, states:

"Exposure Guidelines: Thimerosal - no known occupational limits established... Exposure to mercury in utero and in children can cause mild to severe mental retardation and mild to severe motor coordination impairment... Target Organ Effects: Mercury - Nervous system effects (insomnia, tremor, anorexia, weakness, headache), liver effects (jaundice, digestive effects (hypermotility, diarrhea)."

• In drinking water, mercury cannot exceed 2 parts per billion. With more than 200 parts per billion of mercury, liquid is considered hazardous waste. A mercury-containing flu shot vial has 50,000 parts per billion of mercury. How can something with 250x the mercury level of hazardous waste be deemed safe?

• The Centers for Disease Control released a study in Pediatrics that cited a correlation between Thimerosal-containing vaccines and both "tics" and "language delay" in children

• California is the only state this year with a ban of Thimerosal-containing flu shots for pregnant women and children under 3

• Six additional states have passed laws banning mercury from vaccines: New York, Illinois, Missouri, Iowa, Delaware, and Washington with many more considering legislation, but the legislation has not been phased in for the 2006-2007 flu season

• Seven years ago, in 1999, a joint statement by the Public Health Service encouraged manufacturers to remove Thimerosal from all vaccines for children as soon as possible:

"Because any potential risk is of concern, the Public Health Service, the American Academy of Pediatrics, and vaccine manufacturers agree that thimerosal-containing vaccines should be removed as soon as possible. Similar conclusions were reached this year in a meeting attended by European regulatory agencies, the European vaccine manufacturers, and the US FDA which examined the use of thimerosal-containing vaccines produced or sold in European countries." - Joint Statement of The American Academy of Pediatrics and the Public Health Service (FDA & CDC), July 7, 1999, 4:15pm

• Because of the addition of the flu shot in to the recommended schedule for childhood vaccinations in 2005, the level of mercury our children are receiving is actually on the rise again, as this recent article from UPI "Mercury Creeps Back In", points out. You can also look at this chart - children by the age of 5 will receive 53% of the mercury received by children at the peak of mercury exposure in the mid-1990s.

• Thimerosal is made of mercury. Mercury is 1000x more toxic than lead. If lead were in vaccines, the world would be in an uproar because lead's toxicity is well known, and thimerosal is ONE THOUSAND TIMES WORSE. Some of the many studies documenting Thimerosal's extreme toxicity, at levels well below what our children receive through vaccines, include:

Comparison of Blood and Brain Mercury Levels in Infant Monkeys Exposed to Methylmercury or Vaccines Containing Thimerosal

Uncoupling of ATP-mediated Calcium Signaling and Dysregulated IL-6 Secretion in Dendritic Cells by Nanomolar Thimerosal

Thimerosal induces neuronal cell apoptosis by causing cytochrome c and apoptosis-inducing factor release from mitochondria

Thimerosal Neurotoxicity is Associated With Glutathione Depletion: Protection with Glutathione Precursors

Activation of Methionine Synthase by Insulin-like Growth Factor-1 and Dopamine: a Target for Neurodevelopmental Toxins and Thimerosal

Thimerosal Induces DNA Breaks, Caspase-3 Activation, Membrane Damage, and Cell Death in Cultured Human Neurons and Fibroblasts

• A recent study was published in the Journal of the American Medical Association touting the safety of flu vaccine. Nine of the studies authors had stated financial ties to vaccine manufacturers, and an additional four authors worked for the CDC. The study also stated:

"It is also important to note that there is scant data on the efficacy and effectiveness of influenza vaccine in young children."

• On October 27, 2006, the British Medical Journal published an article also questioning the efficacy of the flu vaccine. The article noted:

"Evidence from systematic reviews shows that inactivated vaccines [flu vaccines] have little or no effect on the effects measured. Little comparative evidence exists on the safety of these vaccines. Reasons for the current gap between policy and evidence are unclear, but given the huge resources involved, a re-evaluation should be urgently undertaken...

...The optimistic and confident tone of some predictions of viral circulation and of the impact of inactivated vaccines, which are at odds with the evidence, is striking."

• A recent British Medical Journal article reported that CDC materially exaggerates the actual number of deaths from flu each year and uses fear to increase vaccination rates:

US data on influenza deaths are a mess. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) acknowledges a difference between flu death and flu associated death yet uses the terms interchangeably. Additionally, there are significant statistical incompatibilities between official estimates and national vital statistics data. Compounding these problems is a marketing of fear - a CDC communications strategy in which medical experts "predict dire outcomes" during flu seasons.

At the 2004 "National Influenza Vaccine Summit," co-sponsored by CDC and the American Medical Association, Glen Nowak, associate director for communications at the NIP, spoke on using the media to boost demand for the vaccine. One step of a "Seven-Step `Recipe' for Generating Interest in, and Demand for, Flu (or any other) Vaccination" occurs when "medical experts and public health authorities publicly...state concern and alarm (and predict dire outcomes) - and urge influenza vaccination"

• Many are surprised to learn that the Thimerosal
bottle label has a skull and crossbones on it.
If a bottle of Thimerosal were spilled inside a
school or office, the entire building would have
to be evacuated and a hazardous waste clean-up


Flu Vaccine Facts
Most Americans Surprised, Concerned that 90 Percent of Flu Shots Contain the Toxin Mercury. In 1999, government agencies called for the removal of Thimerosal, the mercury-based preservative in most vaccines. Then, in 2001, the American Academy of Pediatrics stated that, “mercury in all of its forms is toxic to the fetus and children, and efforts should be made to reduce exposure to the extent possible to pregnant women and children as well as the general population.” Despite these actions, 90 percent of this season’s flu vaccines still contain Thimerosal, and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) are recommending the vaccine for pregnant women and children six months and older. These recommendations come on the heels of recent studies that reveal new findings about the neurological effects of mercury and question the effectiveness of flu shots. Mercury, the second most toxic element after plutonium, is estimated to be 500 to 1,000 times more toxic than lead. more

Dr. Hugh Fundenburg, one of the most quoted biologist of our time, says that if an individual has 5 consecutive flu shots his/her chance of developing Alzheimer's Disease is 10 times greater than if they had 1, two or no shots. What it will do to babies given year after year is anyone’s guess and that is exactly what it is, a guess, an experiment for no one knows, for there have been no tests. Clearly no longitudinal study has been made with babies on the effect of giving annual flu shots starting from six months of age. With an already heavy childhood immunization schedule already in place, and with children already carrying increasingly heavy burdens of toxins, including mercury administered through other vaccines, it’s a crap shoot gamble on what will happen to the children under the CDC’s rule with the addition of the flu vaccine that contains thimerosal (mercury). Most pediatric flu shots contain 12.5 mcg. of mercury. According to EPA guidelines for ingested (vs. injected) methylmercury (vs. ethylmercury) not likely to cause harm in adults, an infant or young child would need to weigh 275 pounds to receive this injection for it to be considered safe.

FLU VACCINE: LEADING PHARMACEUTIAL COMPANY INSIDER SPILLS THE TOXIC BEANS - Expose by a Leading Pharmaceutical Company Whistle-Blower - Story from freewebs.com/merckflu also on healthfreedomusa.org

I'm a former (deleted) executive with knowledge that will get me "accidentally" killed if anybody ever discovers who I really am. So, I am lying when I tell you my name is Steve. But everything else I tell you is true!

The active ingredient in all flu vaccines manufactured by (deleted) is mercury. No other ingredient in any (deleted) flu vaccine has any effect on influenza in any way. Only mercury has any effect on the flu. What mercury does is kill nerve cells. The brain is basically nerve cells, fat and water. So is the spinal cord. So are all the ganglia in the human body. All mercury does is kill nerve cells.

It turns out, that dead nerve cells laden with mercury and nerve cells dying from mercury poisoning actually do protect the surrounding cells from viral infections. Flu is a viral infection. We discovered this property of mercury at (deleted) in about 1965 and started lacing all of our flu vaccines with mercury. (deleted) has not only the most profitable flu vaccines, they have the most effective. Why? Because they add mercury to their vaccines. Without mercury, flu vaccines are less effective than one cup of herbal tea. With mercury, the vaccine is very effective at killing nerve cells and more effective than one cup of herbal tea in preventing the flu. In fact almost as many vaccinated people get the flu as the normal population. But, with flu vaccines, there is a price to pay:


Before we started adding mercury to our flu vaccines, we had very few reports of children becoming asthmatic. I'm guessing the incidence rate was less than 30 cases per 1,000,000 vaccines. Thirty per million is less than placebo effect and it would be very difficult to ever prove the vaccine caused the asthma. Going to court when you were the 1 in 33,000 people vaccinated that developed asthma, is a losing cause. You'll never prove it to any judge or jury. You won't even get your case to a jury trial.

Immediately after we started adding mercury to the vaccines, the number of reports claiming children were developing asthma post vaccine increased several hundred-fold. The current odds are 13 out of every 100 children vaccinated with anything containing mercury will report asthmatic symptoms within thirty days. Once reported, these symptoms rarely remit. One out of eight children being vaccinated for flu will develop asthma, asthma-like symptoms and cystic fibrosis that remains with them for life. That's the current odds. This would make a very good court case except for one thing. (deleted) is immune to lawsuits for their flu vaccines thanks to the FDA. You can't sue (deleted) for any side effect of their flu vaccine - no matter how gross their negligence. Here's a sample of what happens because they add mercury to their flu vaccines and that's grossly negligent and should be criminal. But it isn't.


Mercury kills nerve cells. When the nerve cells in the brain are die, the result is attention deficit, autism, behavioral disorders, bipolar, brain tumors and cancer, decreased intelligence, hyperactivity and memory problems. Flu doesn't cause any of these things. Before mercury was added to flu vaccines all of these conditions were very rare. Autism occurred in less than one birth out of a million. Attention deficit was unknown as was Asperger Syndrome. Behavioral, obsessive-compulsive disorder, bipolar and hyperactivity disorders were extremely rare -- less than one in a million, and these disorders didn't even have a name. Today one out of three children receiving mercury-laced flu vaccines will develop one or more of these problems within twelve months of being inoculated. The incidence for children who are not inoculated is very rare in America and around the world.

(deleted) has known for twenty-five years or more that mercury is absolutely and irrevocably the cause of all these disorders, syndromes and conditions. Mercury is the cause because it kills the brain cells and other nerve cells that keep the nervous system running smoothly. Kill some critical cells and you create a plethora of problems medicine can't cure. You also create a culture dependent upon you for the rest of their natural lives. (deleted) knows this and does nothing about it but rake in the profits. (Deleted) stands for mercury and mercury kills your brain and nervous system and that's what (deleted) does to protect you from the flu.


But that's only the beginning, when nerve cells die, muscles become under-nourished and atrophy and give rise to muscular dystrophy, chronic fatigue, fibromyalgia, and myriad syndromes plaguing people who receive flu vaccines. But the best part of this from (deleted)'s viewpoint is it takes years for these syndromes to manifest and proving the vaccine did it is nearly, if not absolutely, impossible. That's the bad news for all of us, because today these things all happen a hundred or more times often than before the introduction of mercury in flu vaccines. They also happen hundreds of times more often to adults who were vaccinated as children than to adults who were never vaccinated. One of the benefits of living in a third-world country is your children do not need to be vaccinated against the flu.


Of twenty-five thousand plus employees during my employment, I never heard of one (deleted) employee who allowed themselves, their families and especially their children to be vaccinated against the flu. They know too much and they're not taking any chances with their families. If they are ordered to vaccinate their children, they take them to one of the company doctors who inoculate their children with saline solution and sign on the dotted line the batch and lot number of the flu vaccine they used (probably by flushing it down the toilet).
Insiders protect their children.


Here are the possibilities as I see them: a) become a (deleted) employee, b) protect your children even if you have to move them out of the state or country, or c) gamble with your children's chances of a normal life and allow them to be vaccinated. In the meantime, join and support HealthFreedomUSA.org and protect your children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Join in all of their campaigns to Save the Children and support them as best you can.


They'll spend as much money as they need to spend to identify and locate me. They expect to eventually find and terminate me, and I expect to live. They'll continue to lie to the FDA and the public. The public doesn't know any better and the FDA doesn't want to know. Anything FDA employees know will place them in jeopardy and they know that. They don't want to know anything.

(Deleted) executives will lie in court and to the legislature. Courts rely on the preponderance of evidence and (deleted) has always been able to purchase the preponderance of evidence for bottom dollar. The legislature relies on re-election and (deleted) can spend enough money to make that happen even if they have to buy each voter, one voter at a time.

Why? Because they continue to make more money in one day than most people can make in a year. With all that money they can do whatever they want to do and buy themselves out of anything, anytime. I know. I did. Now I feel guilty because I am partly responsible for killing and maiming children with vaccines that are not only legal, they're required by law. That legally makes me a good guy.

That's America! The good guys get to legally kill and maim children with complete immunity and the bad guys go to jail for stealing bread to feed their children. That's America!
PS: Please make a copy of this web site and share it with your friends. When the good guys from (deleted) or the FDA find it, this site will disappear as have the two previous web sites I built with the same information. Thank you.

The Associated Press Oct 22, 2006 - Israeli Health Ministry halts flu vaccine after three people die. Israel's Health Ministry halted the administration of flu vaccines on Sunday after three people who were inoculated died, a spokeswoman said. A fourth died later, Israeli media reported.

Flu Shot Left Canadian Executive Paralyzed
Two weeks after his flu shot, Mr. Claman awoke with a pounding headache and a strange feeling in his feet. The doctor was reassuring, telling the 47-year-old businessman that the symptoms were probably related to stress. His condition deteriorated, so he made his way to a hospital emergency room. His body was gradually going numb. Doctors immediately recognized the tell-tale signs of Guillain Barre syndrome, a baffling, potentially fatal condition that resembles polio. By afternoon, Mr. Claman was completely paralyzed. He was placed in intensive care and put on a respirator. He spent the next eight months in hospital and now, a year after his flu shot, is just beginning to walk unassisted again. "It's been a harrowing experience," Mr. Claman said in an interview. more

According to Hugh Fudenberg, MD, the world's leading immunogeneticist and 13th most quoted biologist of our times (nearly 850 papers in peer review journals), if an individual has had five consecutive flu shots between 1970 and 1980 (the years studied), his/her chances of getting Alzheimer's Disease is ten times higher than if they had one, two or no shots. I asked Dr. Fudenberg why this was so and he said it was due to the mercury and aluminum that is in every flu shot (and most childhood shots). The gradual mercury and aluminum buildup in the brain causes cognitive dysfunction. Is that why Alzheimer's is expected to quadruple?

INFLUENZA: ANNUALLY CDC and MEDIA INDUCED PANDEMIC Dr. Eleanora McBean explains that the 1918 Spanish Influenza that supposedly killed 20 million was vaccine induced. (One need not forget the dozens of vaccinations vast American populations received shortly after World War 1). No facilities obtained blood samples during the epidemic to even remotely prove that the Spanish influenza was to blame for all those deaths. The soldiers at Fr. Dix acclaimed to have been infected with the swine influenza had been inoculated with a variety of vaccines. One of those vaccines was the Port Chalmers flu vaccine, supposedly carrying antigens claimed to kill ALL influenza viral strains. Over 500 soldiers fell ill with influenza after inoculation. A true testament to the failure of the vaccine. At the same time sixty-six were hospitalized at Ft. Knox. This can not possibly be a one isolated incidence when considering that all soldiers were subject to such experimentation as they are still today. It's the government through CDC and the media that make the flu season with all their hype accompanied by the repeated rant and reminder of CDC's guestimated 36,000 influenza induced death figure. Media is powerful. Unfortunately far too many use it to blind unsuspecting citizens who in turn have now subjected their own children to this medical hogwash. learn more

Flus Children Vaccine
Childhood Vaccinations and Juvenile-Onset (Type-1) Diabetes by Harris Coulter, Ph.D.
Flu shot left Canadian executive paralyzed
JUVENILE DIABETES AND VACCINATION: NEW EVIDENCE FOR A CONNECTION Vaccines have been proven to cause insulin dependent diabetes and many are seeking compensation from the US government for this vaccine induced injury.

Vaccine Lawyers This section lists lawyers, law firms, and other organizations dedicated to supporting individuals who a) were damaged by vaccines and are seeking compensation through the Vaccine Injury Compensation Program, b) are being harassed by vaccine authorities, or c) are seeking assistance regarding their religious right to avoid immunizations.

Tuesday, August 26, 2008


I have really been on an orange juice kick lately. I found that I really like it fresh squeezed, as is. I prefer it to be straight from the orange, not cold. I have never really been a big orange juice drinker, but now I just love it as long as it isn't cold. I just find that kind of strange, because I have always been a big ICE Cold person.
I have been loving Orange Juice so much, I have been thinking about doing an orange juice fast/cleanse. I have also been thinking about doing a Juice Feast. Not sure which one or which one first. Have any of you done an orange juice cleanse? Please, let me know about your experience.

Monday, August 25, 2008


Ok, so I made Ice Cream last Sunday. Sooooo not like Sarabeth's!
Beautiful Banana Split

Puny Banana Split

My goal is to make it as close to Sarabeth's Banana Split as possible. I'll get it. In the mean time my husband said he really liked what I made, so I guess it passed the taste test. I just want it to pass my vision test. I think I need a Green Star or a Camp Juicer to get the look I want. Anyone out there have one they want to bless me with : ]

Mine doesn't look so bad on it's own, but I just can't get Sarabeth's Banana Split pictures out of my head. Yummmmmy!

Thursday, August 21, 2008


Last weekend I picked up 3 baskets of Strawberries from my local Farmer's Market. I used a few in my Raspberry topping for the Cheesecake I made, and I have been eating them right out of the basket.

I have also been drinking a lot of juices. Especially last night and today, because my husband has a cold and I am doing my best not to get it. So we are both drinking Orange Juice and Strawberry Juice with the Strawberry tops on. The tops have more C then the berry it self. I am also putting Ionic Silver in all our drinks every hour.

Today I made some Strawberry Cream Sandwich "Cookies" for my husbands lunch.

The center is left over cheesecake filling. They are really yum! They taste like strawberries and cream.

Wednesday, August 20, 2008

Tuesday, August 19, 2008



This is my new favorite. I like it even better then the Banana Cheesecake


1 bag Ground Walnuts (like 3-4 cups, just adjust the agave to taste)
1tsp Cinnamon or Pumpkin Pie Spice
1Tsp Coconut Butter
3 pinches Sea Salt
4 capfuls Agave

*Grease pan with coconut oil


2 ½ c Cashew Cheese
*Soak Cashews 1-4 hours
*Grind Cashews and leave out over night. Leaving out is the key!

2 small Lemons
1cup Coconut Butter
1 Vanilla Bean
1/2 cup Agave or to taste. I like it a little less sweet, because the topping is very rich.
2 pinches Sea Salt

*Put in frig to firm

Raspberry Topping

Raspberries (I put a couple of Strawberries to help with the tang)

Carrot Cake Recipe

Carrot Cake
2 cups Walnuts
* Process Fine, set aside
1/4 bag Baby carrots
(some ground, some shredded and keep for top)
1 cup Raisins or to taste, it depends on how sweet you want the cake.
1 ½ Tsp Coconut Butter
* Process above ingredients together pretty fine

Mix everything together with
Pinch of Sea Salt
Pumpkin Pie Spice

1 cup Cashews
* Soak for 5 hours
* Grind
* Leave out over night

¾ Lemon
½ cup Coconut Butter
½ Vanilla Bean
6 capfuls Agave
2 ½ pinches Sea Salt
*Add a little at a time while mixing until smooth

Put in Frig. to firm

Monday, August 18, 2008


Today is my Husband's birthday.
Happy Birthday Jesse!

He requested I make him a Carrot Cake and a Raspberry Cheesecake.

Here is the Carrot Cake

Tomorrow I will show you the Raspberry Cheesecake.

Sunday, August 17, 2008

The Gorilla Sandwich

I just saw this link on http://isledance.blogspot.com/ . I had never seen the Gorilla Sandwich before and I thought it was really cool. I could think of a million posibilites for it in my own kitchen. This sure would make packing a lunch easy!

The Gorilla Sandwich©
A Story of Design, Function andThe Creative Process at Work

The "Gorilla Sandwich" is not only by its nature a very unique design, but it is also a good representation of what can be designed and how far design reaches into our life.

The Gorilla Sandwich is one of those designs that is a good story, and at the same time it serves as a high-quality example to demonstrate the infinite possibilities when it comes to successfully blending aesthetic design to an object's function, with an end result that most designers wouldn't consider, even in their wildest dreams, could be designed at all.

The raw food market had been growing for a long time, and about two and a half years ago the market place was in need of a good "on the go" raw meal. A few fresh food manufacturers approached me and asked me to create a fast, healthy meal, the equivalent to a sandwich or burger.

Where do you begin? First, I had to adapt my own way of eating to a raw diet, to be able to fully immerse myself into the situation. I had picked up a book on eating raw food, and after a week, I found my favorite dish to be a very green salad with lots of kale and cucumbers as its main ingredients. Eating all this organic, fresh, healthy food made me feel great. So, I decided to use this recipe as the foundation for my project design of a healthy sandwich.

In the same raw food book, I had read that the gorilla likes to eat similar food groups, and because of this diet it was very strong, able to bench press ten times its own body weight, which is 4,000 pounds. I was impressed. This was the starting point of the Gorilla Sandwich. But where do I go from there, with cucumbers and kale as the main ingredients?

A plain cucumber! Redesigning a cucumber? Wrapping it all in a kale leaf? That's impossible! Wouldn't you say so, too? Well, here again, as so many times before, my athletic background led the way.

The main objectives were to invent a raw sandwich that was remarkable enough in its design to be patented, and a strong trademark associated with it for marketing purposes. In this case, the recipe would take the place of the function, and the ingredients: black kale mustard greens, black olives, avocado, walnuts, dulse (seaweed), flax oil and of course, a cucumber, would be its limitations, since it had to be edible, too. The design had to be within those parameters.

Originally, the recipe was taken from a raw salad that I found in a raw cook book. Two factors, the easily perishable ingredients and the requirement for a shelf life minimum of four days, were two opposing forces that were making it virtually impossible to market the recipe as a loose salad or wrap it into the leaves of the kale or put it between two cucumber halves. It would spoil within one day. The situation posed a challenge in both design and function. A solution didn't seem to be at hand. Until a friend called me up to go surfing. I had just prepared my salad, but didn't have a container available to take it with me. I don't know how it occurred to me, but I took a long spoon and started to carve out the cucumber. And as I did, I realized I had solved my problem. The Gorilla Sandwich was born.

There was no need to cut the cucumber into the salad, because I could now stuff the salad into the cucumber, and my all raw sandwich was ready to go. I had a great surf session, and afterwards, my first Gorilla Sandwich tasted awesome. I had overcome the challenge by accident or inspiration. Sometimes the two are hard to keep apart. However, the solution turned out to be the best possible. I was able to get rid of the pulp, the part of the cucumber that was very high in water content, which was one of the main reasons the other ingredients would spoil so easily. The thin walls of the carved out cucumber "container" left me with just the right amount of water content to keep the balance of the original recipe that without the cucumber would be too dry. Now the salad was beautifully enclosed in its edible container, but still open on top; somehow it had to be sealed. But what should I use? Design a plastic cap? That wasn't feasible, since cucumbers come in so many different shapes and sizes. Another lightning bolt of inspiration hit me, and I decided to take the little piece of the cucumber that I just had cut off and stick it back into the opening, but in reverse, with the narrow side facing down. It fit beautifully. And to add an element of design to it, I carved out the little piece just deep enough, so I could garnish it with an olive. Of course, it had to be a green olive.

Now the color-sensitive artist in me was talking. The finished product was a beautifully sculpted vegetable. And the ledge that formed where the little container met the big one gave me the distinguished design that I was pursuing and needed for patenting purposes. And after opening my mouth and biting into it, it wasn't much of a stretch to come up with the name, "Gorilla Sandwich." I still can't bench press ten times my body weight, but I had created a container with natural properties that would keep the ingredients from perishing and maintain their freshness. The good shelf life now makes it possible to market the Gorilla Sandwich in stores. It is currently sold in Whole Foods Markets, and also freshly prepared under a licensing agreement by a few selected raw food restaurants.

The Gorilla Sandwich is an example of a commercially successful project and challenging design, all at once. The design is also currently under negotiations with one of the world's top three leading fast food chains for a not all raw version. This design is here to stay, and eventually people might refer to it as casually as they ask for a hamburger.

Thursday, August 14, 2008

Bueller's Kitchen

There is an awesome post at http://buellerskitchen.com/?p=182#comments on Fat, Fruit and Candida. A lot of really good information and references.

Wednesday, August 13, 2008

!!!!! OH MY !!!!!

This is the best Cheesecake I have ever had!!! I am soooooo happy right now! Thank you , http://www.sexybitcheslikeitraw.com/ !

I used the same crust that I used for my Lazy Apple Pie earlier, because I don't have any walnuts today.
Here is how it looks. I made this one for my husband. I added bananas on top... Yum!

It took everything in me to wait until the pie chilled. I just wanted to eat the fillling by it's self. Oh, MY! I made a small piece of pie like my husbands, then just surrounded it with banana slices with the filling smeared on top. You all have to try this one!!!
My plate.




Ground walnuts

*Grease pan with coconut oil


2 ½ c Cashew Cheese
*Soak Cashews 1-4 hours
*Grind Cashews and leave out over night. Leaving out is the key!

1 small Lemon
1c Coconut Oil
½ c Agave
¼ ts Salt

*Put in frig to firm

I needed to make something with my apples before they went bad, but I was to lazy because I just made some cheesecake (that is not ready for her close up yet, so I will have to blog about her tomorrow)
.....so I used stuff that was previously made. This is how I did it.
Touch of Olive Oil or Flax Oil
Sea Salt
Agave (optional)
And I tossed in a Pecan Pie Lara Bar (optional)
*I like the additional meatiness the bar gave
I also added Pumpkin Pie Spice to my husbands. He likes a lot of spice
*or crust depending on what you put in your pie pan first
I used some Cereal I had previously made. I think it had to following in it.
Sunflower Seeds (a little)
Pumpkin Pie Spice
*since it is in the topping I didn't put it in my filling
Touch of Agave
*I ground everything up before adding the agave

Tuesday, August 12, 2008



Thank you Sarabeth for the video on sprouting!
Sprouted Quinoa
Dill and Garlic infused Olive Oil
(I just put Dill and Garlic in Olive Oil and leave it over night)
Lemon Juice to taste
Sea Salt

Monday, August 11, 2008



I like to keep a lot of Fruit, Nuts and Raw Bars on my coffee table. It really helps me not go to the kitchen and want to cook something.

Thursday, August 7, 2008


Yesterday I was formally invited to a Tea Party by my 5 year old neighbor. She handed me an invitation and said:

“The Tea Party will be at 8:00 (and pointed to her house). If you want to, you can come, but if you don’t want to you don’t have to.”

Of course I had to go. How could I pass up such a lovely invitation?

I went to the party and expected to be surrounded by other 5 year olds. Instead there were 7 guest, Julianna, her Grandma, me and 4 other adult women from the neighborhood.

Julianna served raspberry/lemon zinger herbal tea with milk, sugar, lemon slices and of course Oreos. I felt so special to be invited.

Thank you Julianna!

Wednesday, August 6, 2008

The Story of Stuff

My husband and I constantly try to look at what we really need. You have to think hard about what you purchase and if you really need it. And if you really need it are you choosing the best one for the earth and for your health. I like to take it a step further and think of where is it going to end up if I don't keep it forever. Think about it. How often do we really keep things forever. They have to go somewhere. Here is a really good link that tells you "Where stuff comes from and where it goes" http://www.storyofstuff.com/

Tuesday, August 5, 2008


Yesterday ended my http://www.blessedherbs.com/ colon cleanse. I am SO happy to be eating over these past 2 days. A little to happy. I have had some raw (banana milk, green salad, an apple, an avocado) I have also had a lot of cooked food (veggies and tofu from our favorite Asian restaurant, a frozen french style tart (it had ham, cheese and it was pre-packaged :( so not vegan) and 3 pretty small pancakes with agave as the syrup. Oh, and I had brown rice with seaweed seasoning.

I will be trying to lean more towards raw food going forward until eventually that will be what I crave. My husband is not trying to go raw, but he is trying to loose weight and eat smaller portions. He told me to day that he wanted to "make a rule" no fast food. This will be helpful. I wont have to think about it or smell it :) I also plan to keep feeding him any raw food I eat without saying it is raw. I figured when I give him cooked food I don't explain it is cooked, right? I hope that just by adding more and more in both of our diets it will become what we crave. He does love green smoothies, so that is really good.

I will keep you posted.

Friday, August 1, 2008


Big Thanks to http://nakedfoodcafe.blogspot.com/ . If you hadn't shared about Raw Fu on your blog I wound have missed the opportunity. I joined Raw Fu's 100 Day Raw Food Challenge just in time. Raw Fu has turned out to be such a huge support, and just in time as I try to get back on track. You can visit my blog page at http://raw100.ning.com/profile/becomingwhole .

Thursday, July 31, 2008


I went 100% raw for about 2 weeks. I started feeling really, really sick. Just the thought of raw food made me feel ill. I got really discouraged and went off raw. When I moved away from raw, I naturally moved away from this blog. I have Polycyctic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS) and Type 2 Diabetes. I really believe that if I can become 100% raw for more then a few months, that these conditions will start to go away completely. So, when I felt really sick after being raw for 2 weeks, I really went into a depression. I felt like all hope was gone. Raw was my answer and I couldn't do raw. I was so depressed. The feeling of discouragement, I'm sure, was not helped at all by going back to a SAD diet.

So, now lots of time has passed and my head is clear. I was just doing to much to fast. If my body is sick enough to have PCOS and Diabetes, then going 100% raw cold turkey was going to flush to much out to fast and my hormones and blood sugar levels where going to flip out for a while. I need to take it slow. That is a saying of mine, so it is time I listen to myself. Take it slow....

I'm now working my way back to raw. This time I will take it slow. On Monday I started the Colon Cleanse from blessedherbs.com . I need to "make way" for all the toxins that will be leaving me as I become raw. I am on day 4 today. I did 3 days where I reduce my food intake and take the herbs. Now, today started the no food, with herbs, apple juice and water for 5 days. I am not hungry at all. You take the mixture 5 times a day and it really gives you a since of being full.

This time around I have to remind myself to be patient, and to be proud of myself for simply being on my way.

Wednesday, July 30, 2008

Thumb Print Cookie Recipe

Sorry I don't know the exact measurements. I really don't keep track of the amounts when I'm making food. I make food more by the consistency and how it looks. So it really just depends on how big of a batch you want to make.

The Cookie

In my VitaMix:
Ground up Pecans. Pretty fine put not a flour.
Separate batch of Pecans just chopped in my VitaMix.

Mix the ground Pecans with 4 Bananas until it was about the consistency of a loose paste.
Then I added the chopped Pecans.

You want it to be the consistency of a firm, moist paste, that will hold its shape.
Then you use your thumb to make a dent in the middle. It helps if you wet your thumb in between each dent.

Place in the dehydrator until they are the firmness you want.

The Filling
Should be the consistency of a very thick chocolate syrup.

Very Simple Raspberry Filling
Fresh Raspberry (or any berry or fruit you want)
Agave Nectar

Very Simple Lemon Filling
Lemon Juice or the whole fruit. (I used the whole fruit)
Agave Nectar
Coconut Butter

Cacao Pudding Filling
Avocado or Soft Coconut Meat
Agave Nectar
Pinch of Sea Salt

*If you rather have a more liquid cacao filling you can skip the Avocado or Coconut Meat.

Sunday, February 3, 2008

Thumb Print Cookies

Lemon and Berry

Finally created some cookies that my husband loves!!! I am so proud of my creation that I don't know if I am ready to share how I made them or if I have been inspired to hold on to them in case I ever have a future Non-cook Book?? Your comments are welcome!

Friday, February 1, 2008


It has been so long since my last post....soooo much has gone on...I don't know where to start. To many things to post about. So I am just going to post as I think of them.

In December I finally got my VitaMix. The very first thing I made in it was a yummy green juice. I put 1 banana/2 apples/spinach.
I have tried a bunch of recieps and lately I am finding that I really enjoy a more simple diet. I love avacados, oranges, banana milk, green salads with lettus/green onion/beets/avacado with no dressing, tangarine juice (with a little agave it taste just like a orange julius...yum!!!!). This has pretty much been my diet. I actually crave large bowls of sliced up oranges.
I think my taste buds are really waking up. I have always loved avacados with sea salt. Sometime I would also have them with a squeez of lemon. However, lately I have found myself thinking "I don't want to ruin this avacado with anything", because in the moment I just love the way the plain avacado taste. In the past I have had a hard time eating salads because I have never been into vinigar or sour dressings, and I also never cared for sweet dressings. I have always loved creamy ones. I just couldn't find a raw dressing I liked. I know my tastebuds have really come alive because now I am loving the salad above with no dressing.
I do love dressing though so if any of you have a creamy dressing I might like, please post it for me. Last week we went to my new favorite raw resturant 'La Vie' http://www.lavie.us Finally they had a dressing that I loved! I believe it was called "Yummy Ginger" It was so good!! I am not really a ginger person, but to me it didn't taste like ginger. I can't wait to go back. Next time I will take pictures for you. I forgot until after I ate all my food....lol If you use my link and go to the menu you will see what we got. We got the fajitas, tacos and sundried tomato and olive pizza. YUUUUUMMMMMMM! My husband and I always share everything, but we did over order. I was just so excited and wanted to taste everything. The fajitas where my favorite and I have been craving them every since. Jes really liked the tacos. It was all GREAT! We also took home desert and had it the next morning for breakfast. I got a slice of blueberry cheese cake and Jes got...well I forgot what he got...but I know it had toffee in the name of it and it was also yummy. The owner also gave us 2 hay stacks on the house, because my husband told her that the food was kick ass!, and she appreciated that....lol