Sunday, February 26, 2012

Taco nut meat!

Walnuts, sunflower oil, cumin, sea salt, aminos, coriander. Pulse in processor to make a taco crumble!

Thursday, February 23, 2012


Organic spring mix, with sprouted almond feta. On the side is raw rye bread! Dressing is Bragg vinegar, Bragg aminos and sesame oil. A few pumpkin seeds thrown in for texture!

Thursday, February 16, 2012


Raw miso soup! Miso, warmed water, wakame flakes, kelp noodles and Bragg liquid aminos! Bon appetite!

Mock tuna salad!

When I juice, I do my carrots first! I save the pulp and mix it with diced onion, diced celery, chopped garlic, lemon juice and salt and pepper to taste. I then add some of my cashew mayo mix, let sit so the flavors can mingle! Great on your favorite raw breads, or on top of a salad!!

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Whooo hoo!!

What a DAY!!  Had some great laughs at the co-op today with friends and owners!!  Thanks you guys!!  I needed that!  I am enjoying some organic popcorn from our bulk section RIGHT NOW cooked up with some bulk sunflower oil from our friends at Smude farms!  We LOVE YOU GUYS!!  Topped off with a touch of Celtic Sea Salt! A perfect combination!!  Happy Valentines day folks!

Monday, February 13, 2012


Buckwheat crisps cereal, coconut milk, bananas, raw agave. Power food!!!

Thursday, February 9, 2012

Thank the lord for Fleetwood Mac and Rumors.

Listening to the record right now, transports me to a time when musicians honed and mastered their crafts over years and years, and hundreds of hours in the studio.. Now we live in an age where you do not even have to sing in key, or be able to strum a note on a guitar or blow through a horn. Everything is preprogrammed and pitch corrected.  I say.. transparent.  I say.. thin.

 I love the warmth of vinyl, the crackle, the act of sifting through our record pile to find "just what fits" at any one moment.  To know that those artists wrote their own songs, spent so many hours in the studio, had relationships begin and end during the making of these albums, makes them so much more "real" to me than these "industry made" prototypes of musicians.  These "entertainers".  I guess that is all we should view them as.

ARE YOU NOT ENTERTAINED??  well.. honestly.. NO, I am not.

Raw eating and whats new in my pantry...

Ive been on a Raw food journey since the beginning of the new year. I was looking for a way to combat some of the side effects of my lymes disease and my OVER active lifestyle. Frankly, it felt like my body was failing me. My joints aches all the time, I could barely bend over and touch my toes. It was bad. I reached into my collection of cook books for some answers and was drawn to and pulled out Raw Food Essentials by Ani Phyo. She also wrote Ani's Raw Food Kitchen. After reading for a while, bringing the book with me to work so I could get everything I needed, I was ready to get started.

I wasn't interested in dropping a ton of money on food at the time, so I decided to start slow, and start adding raw dishes to cooked meals so I could slowly build my raw inventory at home. (the joys of staying on budget!) So I started with raw Walnuts, Almonds, Cashews, Buckwheat groats, and Raw Agave.

After looking through the book and at a lot of the recipes I figured out that with these few items and with what I already had in my fridge and pantry I could make MANY of the things in the book!

Now.. I do NOT have a vitamix. And many of these recipes suggest that you use a high speed blender. I have simply had to modify some of the dishes to work in my food processor. If in a few months I am still on this raw path, I may make the investment. But honestly, I haven't felt like I have needed one yet.

My dehydrator has been essential though. I don't have an expensive dehydrator. Just a cheap older model from Fleet Farm. When I blow this one up, I will get a higher end NSF stainless model. (that way I can bring it to work with me and make treats to sell at the shop!!)

The first thing I made is what I eat for breakfast pretty much every day. Buckwheat Crispy cereal:

1 pound sprouted buckwheat groats, then dehydrated
1 cup shredded unsweetened coconut
1/3 cup flax seed
1/4 cup chia seed
1 cup raisins (or any dehydrated fruit)

I put it into a jar and shake until it is all combines. And really.. I don't measure ANYTHING.. If I am feeling like more coconut I put more in.. Or raisins. Or if I am out of something I don't sweat it. I improvise!! ahhh.. the spice of life!!

I usually top with a bit of coconut creamer and water and a squirt of agave. I have also mixed fresh squeezed juice with it and that is DELICIOUS!

stir it up, let sit for a few minutes and then enjoy! I also like to cut up fresh fruit to add! I can't wait for berries to be in season!! That will make it even more LOVELY!