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05 August 2008 @ 06:04 am
I have always had a hard time getting my omegas mostly for the following reason:

1. I don't really like to eat fish all that much
2. I don't really like flax seeds at all. I find them weird and waxy. I can tolerate them in some forms but overall, I do not like them. I especially hate them in health food candy bar things..
3. I am not fond of swallowing pills.
4. I don't like flax oil all that much. It is okay, but really not very appealing to me.


Finally I have found a way of solving this issue.



I find this to be the most yummy thing in the world. It is like a smoothie, candy sauce. I put it on everything sweet.

This morning I had it on bananas. I have a hard time stopping at 1 tablespoon.

They sweeten it with Xylitol.

It is soooo pleasant.
 
 
raw_vegetables
23 May 2007 @ 07:52 am
In the past few weeks I have unwittingly been thrown on a crash course on an American industrial food history lesson.

I by chance started to watch movies and listen to audio books that happened to all lead to one subject:

MONSANTO


I didn't realize it at the time due to the title of the book, movies etc.. They all just seemed generically health related. However everything seemed to filter down to some toxic-GMO-waste-information-bundle that is rather new information for me. Infact, I feel rather naive to not realize the drastic changes in our food industry within the past 20 years.

I think that for the first time I am really getting in there up to my elbows with my understanding of how things work in this country and it is pretty alarming.

If I got one thing out of this entire lesson session is that.... Mansanto is a extremely ruthless, money grubbing company that is slowly taking over the worlds food industry by going in and patenting all of our Heirloom Seeds and calling them their own while slowly replacing these seeds with gmo undiversified gmo yello corn. In the meantime their GMO corn is polluting farms outside of the USA, for example patented Monsanto corn is taking over fields of of ancient lines of beautiful Mexican corn, because that is what seeds do, they spread!

They are trying to manipulate and control small family farms with lawsuits against them for having some of their 'patented corn in their fields' and ....well.....there is so much to say about this subject that I cannot even express all of it here.

But I do know that from now on, I am going to read my labels very carefully and ANYTHING that comes from corn products is now crossed off the list of potential items (unless it is organic) and Organic Soybeans too.

Monsanto needs to be stopped.

In the USA we should at least have a law that required that we know if the food going into our bodies is Genetically Modified or not. The Europeans are smart, they require it. Why not us?


Very good movie to watch:
The Future of Food

Very good book to read or listen to:
The Omnivore's Dillemma

Watch out! After watching/reading these, shopping your typical American supermarket will become ten times more difficult.




Monsanto on Wiki-pedia;
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Monsanto
 
 
raw_vegetables
04 May 2007 @ 08:49 am
Breakfast:

Green Pudding-
Yummy wonderful Organic Strawberries from Trader Joe's
Fresh picked Violet and Dandelion Leaves from yard
Sweet Pineapple


I wish that I could locate my camera, it was very pretty.

YUMMY!


I love my vita-mix, if I could marry it and have little vita-mix babies, I would hand them out to my friends.
 
 
 
raw_vegetables
04 December 2006 @ 05:33 am
crap I need to get rid of my enormous candle collection now :(

http://www.dhlovelife.com/archive/index16.html
 
 
 
raw_vegetables
01 December 2006 @ 08:46 am
I am very much apreciating Darryl Hannahs VBlog site. She is really doing some amazing stuff there:

http://www.dhlovelife.com/
 
 
raw_vegetables
25 October 2006 @ 07:13 am
I am going to go to Teaism today and buy their Organic Silver Needle tea. Supposedly it has higher antioxidants then even green tea. It has a milder taste as well.


Also, recently I have been taking Psyllium Seed Husks. I haven't been getting the better quality kind and have noticed that Sodium Laurel Sulfate is in it, that disturbs me, so now I have to go and buy a whole new brand.
 
 
raw_vegetables
18 October 2006 @ 07:29 am
Although I have been far from raw recently. I have decided that I will at least kick a sugar addiction.

But what I want to know is what type of protien is suitable for this?

These are tips that I found for doing so:

1. Stick to foods that are closest to their original form. Instead of eating corn from a can, eat corn on the cob. Banish white bread and embrace wheat bread. Forget fruit juices; go for the actual fruit. The closer a food is to it's original form, then less processed sugar it will contain.

2. Eat protein with breakfast. Breakfast is the most important meal of the day, but do you know why? Breakfast is the meal that will make or break you for the rest of the day. Your first meal must create blood sugar stability that will carry you to the next meal without sugar cravings.

3. Eat protein with every meal. As soon as your blood sugar is thrown out of whack, you will be off the wagon again. Eating protein with each meal prepares your body for the increase of seratonin production and keeps your blood sugar stable throughout the day.

4. Read Labels! It's incredible how many things we put into our mouths without the slightest idea what is in them. The longer the list of ingredients, the more likely sugar is going to be included on that list.

5. Don't starve yourself in order to reward your restraint with a donut or a Twix. Not only is this bad for your body, but you won't lose weight. Your body will just go into starvation mode, storing all your calories as fat. So that slice of chocolate cake you eat after a seven hour fast is going straight to fat.

6. Keep a journal of what you eat. You will be surprised, and probably shocked, by the amount of sugar-filled snacks and extras involved in your diet. Write down everything, down to those five M&Ms or that tablespoon of teriyaki sauce.

7. Brown is beautiful: brown rice, wheat bread, brown cereals, etc... Brown foods give your body the positive effects of carbohydrates without unbalancing your blood sugar and creating cravings.

8. Be active and keep busy. Most of us snack the most when we are bored and inactive. Go for a walk. Go shopping. Organize your entire house. Anything to keep your hands busy and away from the cookie jar.

9. Eat a potato before bed. Before your head explodes from the thought of eating a starchy, carbohydrate-filled potato right before bed, consider this: when taken with the right vitamins, that spud will increase your production of seratonin, balancing your blood sugar levels. Besides, it's better than eating ice cream before bed.

10. Try a detox program. Detoxing isn't just for yoga yogis and Enya junkies anymore. There are dozens of detox programs designed for health enthusiasts of all levels. Some last two days, some last two months. But they all have one thing in common: after the initial overwhelming sugar cravings, your body adjusts and you won't even want the sugar anymore.

11. Drink water constantly. The more water you drink, the more your body will be fooled into thinking it is not hungry. Plus, you can rest assured that there is not a grain of sugar in water.

12. Don't get down on yourself if you slip and eat a desert every once in a while. It's okay to reward yourself, just don't start the addiction all over again. There are always healthier options for deserts. Eat berries with some low-calorie whipped topping. Snack on a couple of graham crackers. Maybe you would be healthier if you cut out sugar altogether forever, but people who do things in moderation get the best of both worlds. Enjoy your life, but don't overdo it.
 
 
raw_vegetables
05 September 2006 @ 11:28 am
tonight I am considering making raw sushi rolls:

http://www.living-foods.com/recipes/sushirolls.html

and

Perhaps Lasagna (so that Jason will eat it since we had sushi last night) But it looks so intensive...

But I want to make it!!!!!!!

http://www.rawguru.com/recipe13.html



(cacao recipes... yummy yummy

http://www.alivefoods.com/recipes.html#main)
 
 
raw_vegetables
01 September 2006 @ 10:13 am
I should be getting my Vita-mix 5000 today!!!!!!!! weeeh! If it doesn't show up I am going to be sooo sad.