Monthly Archives: January 2013

Raw Parsnip and Pumpkin seed crackers

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If you want to use up left over vegetables from the week these are for you! I made a juice from various vegetables I had over.
I decided to make crackers, bread and cakes with the pulps.
Here is the parsnip pulp made into crackers.
Recipe will follow shortly.
They are in dehydrator now 🙂

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Cherry & Almond Raw Flapjack

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Cherry & Almond Raw Flapjack

I decided to make an old favourite of mine Cherry & Almond Flapjack.
I didn’t get as far as dehydrating it as it tastes great just as it is.
This is quick, nutritious with cashew nuts and oats to fill you up. These are perfect as a breakfast or snack bar. Would also be good before or after exercise.

Equipment:
Food processor
Coffee/Grinder mill

Ingredients:
1 cup cashews (ground into powder)
1 cup oats (ground into flour)
7 dates (mixed to a paste in coffee mill)
2 tbsp agave or honey
1 cup cherries seeded and halved
1 cup blueberries
1 tsp almond essence
Pinch salt

Mix all ingredients in food processor
until your required consistency (add more oat flour if need be)
Eat straight away or freeze for 2 hours for a firmer bar removing halfway through to cut into bars.

Keeps in fridge for 2 days.

Enjoy 🙂

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Choctastic Milkshake

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Choctastic Milkshake

How do you fancy starting your day with a Guilt free high protein Choctastic Milkshake ?

I did today and it was delicious 🙂

Recipe:
1 banana
1 glass of Almond Milk (or any nut milk)
1 tbs raw cocoa chocolate
1tsp maca
1tsp Lucuma
1 tsp hemp powder
1 tsp coconut sugar

Whizz up with hand blender (or any blender)

Drink and enjoy this Chocolate Heaven!

Protein is the building block for our muscles and its great at stabilizing blood sugar.

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Mmmm Raw Pasta Sauce

Juliette's Kitchen

I have just made the most delicious pasta sauce I have ever made and it took me 1 minute.. Now this is saying something as my grandma is italian and taught me how to make a mighty fine pasta sauce….

1 tin of peeled organic plum tomatoes
1 clove of garlic (this is optional, my husband is a yogi so has no garlic or onions but sometimes I make myself a separate dish as I love garlic and it works well with this one)
5 sundried tomatoes
A small handful of fresh basil or dried
A small handful of fresh coriander or dried
1 tsp vegetable bouillon
Half a cup of water
A cap full of apple cider vinegar

and blend away.. So simple, so quick and utterly delicious

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The Big Protein Question when your Vegan

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I found this lovely post on Young and Raw about getting enough protein on a Vegan diet.

I love this information

Ground beef is is around 24% protein, chicken breast is roughly 35% protein and pork is somewhere around 27% (depends on the cut and diet of the animal). The rest of the percentages in these foods is by and large saturated fat, which has been well established to be hazardous to your health when it comes from animal sources.
VS.
Broccoli is 45% protein, Spirulina is 68% protein, Spinach is 30% protein. The rest of the percentages in these foods is vitamins, minerals and phytonutrients that fight dis-ease, cancers and promote longevity.

Please check out the website its a great source of information.

We need to raise awareness! Too many people do not understand that vegetables are a source of protein and carbohydrates.

Distilled Water

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Distilled Water

Lets start by thinking about how important water is for our body!

As babies we are approximately 75 to 80% water and as we grow older this percentage decreases until the percentage is reduced to approximately 60 to 65% for men and 50 to 60% for women. The human brain is about 85% water and our bones are between 10 to 15% water. The chemical structure of water H2O and both the hydrogen and oxygen have great importance as life giving properties and a preserving force to our systems. Women have a higher percentage of adipose tissue than men, giving them a lower percentage of water.
I found the information above at www.chemcraft.net

How long can we survive without water ? The average is 3 days. 3 days is not a lot is it ?

So lets think about this 3 days!
If we have say two out of those three days very busy at work only having time to grab a few coffees from the vending machine. A few glasses of wine with our microwave meal when we get home to help us relax after a busy day in the office.

It wouldn’t take long living like this for our body to become severely dehydrated would it ?

Knowing our brain is 85% water if we are dehydrated this isn’t going to do a lot for our concentration, mental ability, moods etc etc.

If you add into the mix the water that you are drinking is toxic, it’s not going to give you a very good quality of life.

Have you considered drinking Distilled Water ? This is the way nature intended for us to drink it.
I have been drinking DW myself for a few months. I feel cleaner inside, have more energy and I’ve had comments about my eyes looking brighter. I do eat a very clean diet, mainly raw vegan. I also practice Tai Chi. I rarely get ill even when people all around me are sick. My mind is clear and I feel more in touch with nature than ever before. I truly believe Distilled Water was the missing link for me. I wish I’d been drinking it a long time ago. My Partner used to get regular headaches that would last for days. He hasn’t had one since drinking DW. We wasn’t drinking tap water previously either we were drinking from 5 litre plastic bottles of mineral water. We have saved ourselves money buying a distiller and were not ingesting the toxins from the plastic bottles now either. Once you smell the foul stench that’s left in a distiller from tap water you wouldn’t want to drink it ever again.

I have posted some photographs to show you what is left behind after one batch of water is distilled.

I use the megahome distiller after much research this consistently came up the best for home use.

I also attended a water conference with Andrew Norton Webber
Andrew is inspiring to say the least.
Please check out Andrews website Aquarius The Water Bearer and add him on Facebook if you can. Andrew debunks all the stories that have been placed to hide the truth about the benefits of drinking distilled water.

Distilled water makes your food and drinks taste much cleaner. My pets love it too.

Please do your own research and discover the wonderful benefits of Distilled Water.

Happy Drinking
Stella x

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Lazy Almond Milk

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This recipe uses Raw Almond Butter ( buy from here )
Or make your own check out the Rawtarian for a great recipe Rawtarian

1-2 tbsp Almond butter (depending how strong you like it)
3 cups Water (not tap)
3 dates

Put all ingredients in your food processor or use a hand blender.

This will keep in your fridge for three days in a sealed jar.

Enjoy x

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