Wednesday, February 17, 2010
I was craving something chocolate again last night! SOOOOO I made some Brazil Nut Mylk, and whipped in some cocoa and agave and YUM! I remember when I was pregnant with Ali, I drank a glass Of the sugar-filled, liquid plastic every day that it was in the house. The side effects were not my friend and no fun. YAY For being introduced to RAW! Plus it feels so great to finish off a chilled glass and not feel guilty, as if you had just consumed 4 tablespoons of bleached sugar. And... NO FLEM!!!! I know that sounds disgusting but it is one of the many reasons I avoid milk, at all cost.
Want to know what's more fun than a glass of Raw Mylk, or a smoothie? One in a cute to-go cup! I love these things. They are so convenient and no mess. I get them at Cash and Carry in bulk with cute neon straws (hot pink) for under $10. I just wanted to pass that on, stay away from the food in there, I'm not sure it's even digestible, J/K, but they do have LOTS of cute packaging and such!
1 cup Brazil nuts (or any nuts you like macadamia are wonderful in this) soaked 8 hr and rinsed
3 cup purified water strain through nut bag or cheese cloth.
3 Tablespoons cocoa powder
1/8 cup agave
1/8 cup maple syrup
1 teas vanilla
Blend and enjoy over ice or chilled ;o)
Oh ya, I almost forgot! SUSHI IS YUM! I wasn't wanting to eat rice and have it turn into sugar, as I need a good night's sleep tonight. Still, the craving for wasabi and cucumbers had to be satisfied, so I whipped this up! Try them! They are SO delicious and easy.
You will need:
and a variety of chopped and sliced vegi's
To assemble: I first mixed the avocado into a paste with a pinch of sea salt. I then spread it on the nori sheet which was on a piece of wax paper (I can't find my sushi wrap thingy's) and layered the vegis in a small thin line, then rolled them and cut them. Enjoy!
Sunday, February 14, 2010
Tonight as I recapped what I had eaten during the day I realized I had forgot to drink enough water. I did have a glass in the morning, one before lunch and one late this afternoon while moving furniture around, but that was all. Not good Sky! NOT GOOD! Plus I drank a huge coffee with my lovely friend Carly today, which I should have followed with 2 glasses of water, as coffee dehydrates me. I find it hard to remember to drink water when it is freezing outside and on days I'm not running around. However, if I did not catch this like many other days, I would wake up feeling groggy, probably a bit of back pain would follow and I would be moody! It's not just what one eats, but how much water one drinks that will totally change how they feel. I read a book once, but I should re-read it as I have forgotten most of it now, called "Your not sick your thirsty". It was filled with clinically proven pain and disorders caused by lack of efficient water! Someone completely recovered from chronic back pain by drinking an extra glass of water before bed and one upon waking.
Now while the quality of water we drink is such a huge part of this healthy choice, tap water is better than nothing. I choose to get purified water delivered to my home and enjoy ph balanced water (and oxygen rich) as often as possible. My goal in choosing to eat raw, healthy foods as often as possible and steering away from dead, acid forming foods also contributes to a healthy ph balanced body!
Tuesday, February 9, 2010
Oh how I enjoy Sushi, but I just don't think I could attempt to eat Raw Fish from home. I grabbed some organic deep sea Mahi Mahi and Made some fishey taco's I had been craving for over a week. I Served them in a cabbage leaf instead of corn shell, made some homemade salsa and "Ta-Da" a great dinner for the whole family! I marinated the fish the night before and prepped the sauce and salsa so that I could just whip them up when it was near dinner time. Hope you like them!
Mahi Mahi Taco's
4 ounces of plain goat yogurt
2-3 pinches of each
mix together well and set aside till ready to eat
Take 2-3 Mahi Mahi steaks and place them in a large zip lock bag
For marinade juice 4 lemons
mix with juice from 1 inch ginger root
mix with 3 pinches of each: sea salt, pepper, paprika,chili powder and 2 cloves minced fresh garlic
soak for a couple hrs or over night then cook over med heat until done serve in cabbage leave with additional chopped cabbage, a pinch of fresh cilantro and sauce.
For the salsa, I just used the Taco salsa from previous recipe and added papaya.