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

Thursday, July 31, 2008

WHERE HAVE I BEEN? I'VE BEEN STRUGGLING...

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
Cacao
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.