Thursday, September 30, 2010



Rich and I and the girls love to plant things, or sprout things and watch them grow.

One good thing about living in Southern California is that we can garden almost 12 months out of the year.  

This is our fall garden and we started with seedings to give them a better start.  The girls and friends had so much fun planting the little seeds and watching them grow.  

Some of the things planted were: Onions, Kale, Peas, Spinach, Squash, Bell Peppers,  Beets, Carrots, Plus alot more.  We can't wait.  

It is fun to get kids involved in planted.  Anything, just to show them how beautiful the transformation is from seed to plant.  

Having a garden lets us be that much more self sufficient and not so reliant on our suppliers of organic vegetables.  We love supporting our local farmers, but it takes both of us to supply the amount of veggies we consume.  :)   We have 18 rows and they are 7' long.  We are hoping to have 25 rows soon.  

So, I encourage you to go out and dig in the dirt.  It is a freeing experience.  No cell phones, or computers, TV or I pod (well Emma and Chloe listen to theirs).  Just you and the earth.   

Our babies before they were put in the ground.  

Friday, September 24, 2010


So a week or so ago I was able to get the recipe for Moonie Pies.  I had been hearing about them for a while.
The girls and I had the ingredients so decided to make them today.  On Fridays we do a half day of school.
The girls love to make any raw recipe and this one was so fun.  Dipping the pie in the chocolate was their favorite part I think.
These are Vanilla Cream inside.  Next time we want to try a mint flavor.
We are putting together some fun sweet recipes for the Holidays.

The girls were eating them before they were dipped.  They love things like this before their dance classes.  It helps give them good energy.

Wednesday, September 22, 2010


People ask me what I have in my pantry.  So, I decided to take pictures of some of my raw food favorites.
I have alot of sea vegetables and try and use them everyday.   Here are a few things I have:  Macca Root, cacoa powder and nibs, raw nuts of all kinds, dates, raw honey,  Spirulina, Hemp protein, hemp seeds, Irish Moss, Coconut Oil, Coconut Butter and  all kinds of seeds, sprouting equipment, flax oil, flax seeds, and more....

We try and keep it simple but sometimes it is fun to buy new things and experiment with them.  We also take a D supplement and a B supplement along with kelp tablets.

We have blood work done to make sure our levels are good and adjust to that.

The funnest thing I do for people when I coach is to go in and shop for them and teach them how to use the different products.  To eat healthier you dont have to have any of it though.  Eating healthier and more plant based can be as simple or as intense as you are comfortable.

Monday, September 13, 2010

Raw Mango Cheez Cake

The girls love to make and eat the Cheesecakes.
You can add any fruit or nut that you like.  I put raw cocoa in the crust and everyone likes that change.  One fun thing with raw food, you can fix almost anything or make it into something else.
Recipes can be modified to your liking.
We are going to do a raw food desert class before Christmas.  Let me know if you would like to come.

Raw Mango Cheez Cake

We love to think of new flavors for the cheez cakes.
They come out so good and are packed full of nutrients.

The girls love to eat these even for breakfast.  When there is only fruit and nuts and coconuts in them you cant say no.

Mango Cheese Cake


2 cup of pecans or almonds, soaked and dried (or dehydrated)
12 soft dates
a dash of salt

Process the ingredients in a food processor until they are crumbly and will hold together. Press the crust mixture into the bottom of a spring form pan* and set aside.

3 cups cashewssoaked for a few hours
1/2 - 3/4 cup honey or agave
1/2 cup lemon juice
2/3 cup coconut oil (warmed up in dehydrator or in bowl of warm water)
2 " piece of vanilla bean (or 1 tsp pure vanilla)
1/4 cup of water (or maybe a little more)

Blend everything in a high power blender or food processor until smooth. I 

Thursday, September 9, 2010

Chia Seed Pudding YUMMY!!!

Chia Seed Pudding

This pudding is so good.  I have shared the benefits of Chia Seeds.  We love this pudding as a desert and for breakfast.
Here is the recipe.  Hope you like it!!!

This recipe says 2-4 servings but I made this amount and it is enough for about 10 servings.  Next time I will half it so that we have more chia seeds for smoothies.  Remember to try and use Organic Chia Seeds if you can.

(Chia Seed) Raw Tapioca Pudding 
1 cup (raw) cashews
3 cups water
2 tablespoons raw honey
1 tablespoon vanilla extract
¼ teaspoon almond extract
pinch celtic sea salt
¼ cup chia seeds
  1. Place the cashews and water in a Vita-Mix (or other high speed blender) and blend on high speed until smooth
  2. Blend in the agave, vanilla, almond extract and salt
  3. Place the chia seeds in a large mason jar (½ gallon size), pour the cashew mixture into the jar and shake well (very well!)
  4. Place in the refrigerator overnight
  5. Serve
Serves 2-4 people

Monday, September 6, 2010


The girls and I have been wanting to make some raw cupcakes.  We love raw deserts and have fun experimenting with all things sweet.   

We had found a few recipes but the one we decided on was the chocolate and vanilla frosting.
Rich had gotten us some cute silicone forms at BB&B and we wanted to put them to good use.    We had gotten some yummy organic berries so we wanted to use them also.  

The recipe was easy and the girls could actually make them by themselves.  

It is a good way to get the good fats and oils into your diet.  
We made extra frosting so we can make a cake out of our carrot pulp from juicing.  

The Organic Cocoa was not called for in the recipe but we added it because we love chocolate.
We used coconut water and meat from the coconut in the recipe also. 
They were a huge hit and we will be making them again.   
One of the joys of raw foods is getting children active and teaching them how to prepare foods they love.  No hot ovens or stoves to get burned.  Just fun and tasty treats.  

Sunday, September 5, 2010


Sea Vegetables are a Superfood.    I use them in almost everything.  Even deserts sometimes.  The dulse you can get in a shaker and I use it instead of sea salt most of the time.   

The girls love to make Nori rolls out of almond paste and veggies.  Before they dance it gives them a huge energy boost.  

You dont have to eat raw to enjoy the benefits of Sea Vegetables.  They will go with anything.

Different types of Sea Vegetables

  • Kanten – Also known as “Agar Agar” this sea vegetable is clear and often tasteless; it looks much like gelatin but contains no animal product, so it is a good choice for a raw food diet. It is often used for pudding to thicken it or for pies. All you have to do is dissolve it in warm water or other liquid.
  • Arame – This is a sweet sea vegetable, which is nice because many sea vegetables are more salty than sweet. It contains plenty of calcium and potassium as well as fiber.
  • Kombu – This sea vegetable has lots of calcium, iodine, magnesium and even iron. You need only a small square piece of this sea vegetable to add to your favorite dish.
  • Nori – Nori is often the seaweed you see wrapped delicately around sushi. The amount you see wrapped around sushi is about the right amount to use, times the amount of sushi you plan to eat.
  • Wakame – This is a softer form of sea vegetable that contains lots of fiber and like bananas, also contains potassium. It does have a sweet flavor so you can add oranges, cranberries and walnuts to the salad for extra flair and flavor.


The benefits of eating sea vegetables as part of a healthy diet should be quite obvious. In case you haven't realized their full potential yet, here is a summary of what these amazing ‘vegetables’ of the sea have to offer:
  • They are packed full of B vitamins
  • They contain chlorophyll which helps restore energy and vitality
  • The offer plenty of fiber
  • They often contain vitamins C, E and A
  • Some contain calcium, magnesium and potassium
  • Some offer adequate protein to supplement the diet
  • A little often provides a lot of satiety
  • There are many to try so you never feel bored with them
  • They often spice up traditional dishes for a new and interesting experience
  • They are often inexpensive
  • They won't go stale because they are dried
  • You can take them anywhere

Thursday, September 2, 2010


 Raw Food 101

Rich and I have officially started our business.
We have been coaching and teaching for  a year and
have decided to do it full time.


               ~ This will be as little or as much as you need to get started.  We will do it online, by phone or in your home.  We can even go with you to shop or shop for you.
As little Raw or as much Raw as you choose.       


Deserts~ An assortment of sweet treats

Raw 101- Getting started. The basics in starting to transition to more raw
Raw Chef 101 Foods-  Learning to prepare more foods, and choosing what foods to buy

If you wish to learn more, please contact me @
Or you can call me at 909-972-0970.

We can do classes in your home or at another location. 
I am asking for at least 10 for a class outside of your home to help cover the cost of the rental.
For costs of classes and coaching, please call me or email

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Day 2 of my Juice Feast

I am trying to change it up on the flavors in my juicing and smoothies.  Trying to add new things and experiment with different flavors.  I drink 2-3 of these glasses full each morning and then around 1:30 I have my smoothie and then juice again in the evening.

I am also hydrating with 120 ozs of water a day.  I usually use lemon in every other helping of 32 oz at a time.
If you have a vitamix you can blend your juice and then use a milk bag to strain the pulp off.  You can then use your pulp for making crackers or breads.

This one is :
Carrot, apple, ginger, parsley, and celery

Here are some options for juicing.

Alkaline Drink Juice Recipe
- Orange-Grapefruit-Lemon Juice: 1 orange, ¼ grapefruit, ¼ lemon with skin. Remember to discard the peel from the orange and grapefruit, leaving as much of the white pith on them as possible
- Carrot-Cabbage-Celery Juice: 2 carrots, 1 3-inch wedge of cabbage, 1 stalk of celery
Natural Laxative Juice Recipe
- Apple-Pear Juice: 2-3 apples, 1 pear
Blood Purifier Recipe 
- Apple-Strawberry Juice: 3 Golden Delicious or other sweet apples, 8 strawberries
Nausea Relief Recipe 
- Apple-Ginger Juice: 4 apples, 1-inch knob of ginger root
Anti-Virus/Cold Prevention - high in vitamin C
- Apple-Kiwi Juice: 2 apples, 4 kiwis
- Apple-Orange Juice: 2 apples, 1 orange (peel and discard skin of the orange)
- Pineapple-Tangerine Juice: 1 1-inch thick pineapple round, 3-4 tangerines (peel and discard skin of tangerine) 
Immune System Support – high in vitamin A 
- Carrot-Celery-Apple-Beet-Wheatgrass-Parsley Juice: 3 carrots, 1 stalk celery, 1 apple, ½ beet with greens, ½ handful wheatgrass, ½ handful parsley (you can substitute 1 whole handful of parsley if wheatgrass is unavailable)
Blood Regenerator – high in iron and chlorophyll 
- Carrot-Spinach-Lettuce-Turnip-Parsley Juice: 5 carrots, 6 spinach leaves, 4 lettuce leaves, ¼ turnip, 4 sprigs of parsley 
Internal Body Cleanser Juicing Recipe
- Carrot-Cucumber-Beet Juice: 2-3 carrots, ½ cucumber, ½ beet with greens. You can substitute ½ zucchini for the cucumber
Bone Building Tonic – high in calcium
- Carrot-Kale-Parsley-Apple Juice: 5-6 carrots, 4 kale leaves, 4 sprigs of parsley, ½ apple
Lung Tonic Juicing Recipe
- Carrot-Parsley-Potato-Watercress Juice: 5 carrots, 4 sprigs parsley, ¼ potato, 4 sprigs watercress
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