Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Olympia Raw Food Meetup Group

My area now has a raw food meetup group. If you are near Olympia, Washington, join us! The next meeting is October 9th, 2009.

Olympia Raw Food Meetup Group

Dave the Raw Food Trucker: Diabetes Live Food Success

Dave the Raw Food Trucker is quite an inspiration. His story is amazing and he certainly never thought he would be a raw vegan! Dan (liferegenerator on YouTube) is documenting Dave's progress towards a body to live for! Dave has moved through diabetes, kidney disease and cancer so far. He is following Dr. Gabriel Cousens book, There Is a Cure for Diabetes: The Tree of Life 21-Day+ Program. Watch the whole YouTube series, if you can!

See all of Dave and Dan's videos HERE.

Sunday, September 13, 2009

Sesame Fudge Quick Fix

My husband needed cacao.. NOW! So I found and made this pronto. A nice quick chocolate fix. It is from the recipe collection at GoneRaw.com

Sesame Fudge

1/2cup white sesame seeds, hulled and ground
1/4cup cacao powder
3 Tbsp agave nectar
2 tsp coconut oil

Mix well. Spread into a square container or on a plate, smooth top. Eat right away, or chill in fridge until firm (1-2 hours)

Serving suggestions

* For spicy mexican fudge, add 1/2 tsp cinnamon, 1/2tsp cardamon and 1/4tsp cayenne
* Top a square of this chocolatey, calcium-rich treat with raspberry coulis and a dollop of whip cream
* Spread on a piece of banana bread for a delicious, nutrient-packed treat for the afternoon slumps

Almond Blueberry Porridge (aka Purple Passion)

This is a great breakfast recipe from Living in the Raw by Rose Lee Calabro. It calls for 2 cups of coconut pulp. Well, I just wanted to use one coconut, a smallish one. It had nearly 3/4 cup of pulp, so I added 1 cup of soaked and sprouted oat groats to make up the room. I also didn't have fresh blueberries, so used frozen ones. I didn't garnish it and some sort of fruit garnish would have been a nice touch.

My husband also likes cacao, so I made the recipe, then poured out a small bowl of it then added a tablespoon of Wilderness Family Naturals Cacao Powder to the blender. I found I liked it best without the cacao. The cacao gave it a slight bitterness. I think it would be a great recipe to make and let sit an hour before eating, I think the flavors and texture will come together a bit more.

Is the cacao I used raw? It is labeled raw, but I think most of the "raw cacao" out there isn't truly raw by David Wolfe's definition. Truly raw cacao is NOT fermented. Almost all organic and raw cacaos are fermented. If you want to be sure you are getting raw cacao, I would get it from David Wolfe's Sunfood site or from the importer directly, Essential Living Foods.

I have dubbed this Purple Passion because of the fabulous color and also it satisfies some of the requirements for nutrients to replenish the sexual fluids, as per Sunfood Diet Success System by David Wolfe. I think the addition of soaked pumpkin seeds and olive oil would boost the passion-restoration part of this for men.

Men can replace sexual fluids by specifically eating nuts, seeds, wild coconuts, coconut oil, cacao (raw chocolate), maca root, seaweeds, avocados, olives and bee pollen

Almond Blueberry Porridge

1 cup almonds, soaked 12-48 hours
1 cup coconut water
2 cups young coconut pulp
1 cup fresh blueberries
1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Combine the almonds and coconut water in a blender or a food processor fitted with the S blade and process until smooth and creamy. Add the coconut pulp, 3/4 cup of the blueberries, and the vanilla and process until smooth. Serve with the remaining blueberries as a garnish.