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Face Plant!

No, I didn’t just fall down. I was just thinking about my evening face mask. Sexy huh? I know you’re expecting me to tell you all about my Raw Food day, what I ate, how I planned the family meals, etc., but all I can think about is what I want on my face tonight.

If you don’t already know it, you will soon. RAW IS SEXY! Think about it…You are a living being, You were born perfect, You were born beautiful, You were born pure and ecstatic, full of life. Raw food, aka whole food, aka living food is what your living body needs. A ripe, red, plump apple grown on a tree in soil that is rich and untreated that you just picked from the tree. You wipe it off and take a bite…now that’s sexy! Or…

You drive to the market, push your cart down the dairy aisle to get your processed cheese slices wrapped in petroleum-based plastic for your sandwich on processed bread that has been “enriched” because the process of making the bread removed its original nutrients…need I say more? There is Nothing sexy about processed food. Not only is it not sexy, but it makes me fat, tired and miserable along with millions of other people.

Raw Food is food in its most natural, pure state grown with the warmth of the sun allowing it to mature naturally then consumed while it still has its life force in tact is simply amazing.

We are fast approaching a time of necessity for change in our thinking. No longer should we ask “how will it taste?” But rather “how will it heal?” We are all in need of healing. It may be physical, mental or emotional but we all need it. Face it, life is tough sometimes and we live in a fairly toxic world, but the healing power of food in its blissful living state can help us ward off some of the environmental damage.

This leads me to my weekly routine of the Face Plant. I’ve been not only drinking greens for some time, but I find that sometimes my body craves a soaking through my skin as well. Yes, I know that sounds bizarre, but I have seen improvement in my joint pain from soaking my feet in greens. It usually gives me a boost of energy as well.

Since our skin is our largest organ and absorbs whatever is placed on it, I use it to my advantage. It may be coconut oil on my legs and arms, greens on my feet, turmeric on a sore spot, but my favorite is my face. This is where I really get to play. Since I look at my face everyday, I can try different foods to see what my skin likes.

I know cacao is supposed to be amazing, but I haven’t tried it yet. I like to eat my cacao. What I do love on my face is a blend of aloe vera, acai and raw honey. They each have anti-inflamatory, antioxidant and medicinal properties.

I love the skin healing power of aloe and I’m hoping to fight off fine lines in the process. The acai pulp causes the skin to tighten and the raw honey has bacteria fighting power to keep blemishes away.

Slice an aloe leaf and blend the gel along with acai and raw honey. Smear it all over your face and leave it for at least 15 minutes.

You are beautiful!

 
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Posted by on November 4, 2011 in antioxidants, Cacao, coconut oil, Uncategorized

 

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Raw Food Birthday Wishes

HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO ME

Tomorrow I turn 42! I made my family promise they would not make or buy a traditional cake for me. I could make a great Raw Living Food Cake, but I’ve been craving a Watermelon all day!

My dad had his 73rd birthday yesterday and we indulged in a piece of his cake. I already had a sore throat and my taste buds were going on me, but I ate it all gone. Boy, was I sorry. Even today, just the thought of that cake makes me sick to my stomach. It was really beautiful but not what my body is used to, so this is what we are having tomorrow to celebrate my big day.

 

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RawUnion

Please join us at RawUnion this Saturday & Sunday visit www.rawunion.wordpress.com for more information.

 Angel’s Organic Farm in Central Point, Oregon, 20 minutes north of Ashland, hosts the first RawUnion Festival, an Eco Dream Fest celebrating divine love and living foods, June 20 and 21. Featuring the wedding of world–renowned raw food advocates Matt Monarch and Angela Stokes on Summer Solstice Sunday, June 21st, the weekend includes musicians from Los Angeles, San Francisco and parts of Oregon. This passionate pair are throwing the doors open to all and have extended their ‘special day’ into a whole weekend festival celebrating raw food, eco–living, permaculture, healing and divine union. The event has been named ‘Raw Union,’ and the young couple will be wed by another prominent raw food speaker, David ‘Avocado’ Wolfe, who is also an Essene Minister.RawUnion

 

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Update to the Raw Vegan Chocolate Mousse

I thought the Chocolate Mousse was awesome once I made it, but I put it in the fridge and kind of forgot about it until the next morning. Once I took a bite of the refrigerated version, I had a flash back to the fudge in the cookies I loved as a kid. Before I went to work, I decided to make some almond cookies so I would be able to use this mousse/fudge in a cookie.

My typical almond cookie consistes of:
1/2 c raw almonds
agave and/or 3-4 dates
2 tbsp. coconut oil
1/2 vanilla bean or vanilla extract (alcohol free)
blend all in a food processor
form into small balls and flatten out into a cookie shape, or spread it all onto a dehydrator sheet and cut into squares before dehydrating.
Dehydrate @ 115 for 6 hours

When I got home from work, the cookies were done so I gave myself a treat by taking 2 cookies and placing the fudge in the middle to make a Raw sandwich cookie! Super Yummy.

 

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Raw Vegan Chocolate Mousse

Ummmm…super yummy and super easy.

2 small ripe avocados
1/2 c. blue agave
1/4 c. raw cacao or carob powder
2 Tbsp. coconut butter or oil
1 Tbsp. vanilla
dash of sea salt

Blend all together on high in a Vita-Mix or similar. That’s it. Eat and enjoy!

 

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Ani Phyo Dairy Free ICE KREAM

 

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SUPERBOWL BLUES TRUE TEST OF STRENGTH

So today was SUPERBOWL SUNDAY and in the past I have made very merry of myself. This year though, I had moments of clarity and what family and friends really mean to us. Here I was watching the not so creative (in my opinion) commercials and my mother hands me a plate of mini-pizzas, fried mozarella and greasy chips with cream cheese/chilli dip.

I think the look on my face must have scared her a little, but she still didn’t stop for one moment to think about what she was trying to feed me. Here I am her baby girl and she is showing her love by filling me up with artery stopping, pore clogging, weight gaining fatty “food”. HELP! I love my mom, but I really think she has selective hearing and maybe her vision isn’t so great either since – 1. I am Vegan and 2. I am always showing her healthier ways to eat. Is this a Test? Is it oblivion? I don’t know for sure, but I do know that I am happy to report that only a slight bit of this badness entered my body today along with a lot of water and enzymes to wash me out. I don’t mean to put you off by saying that I never eat this way. Many people do and that it their choice. I’m just saying that if one has spent a great deal of time educating and explaining her position to those around her, maybe, just maybe out of simple respect, someone could serve up a salad…or anything else resembling food?! Ok, enough about me…how was your SUPERBOWL?

 

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