Thursday, April 20, 2006

Raw Foods Recipes?

Below you will find a number of "recipes" that my friend Jim sends me...exactly the way he sends them.

you whip up the celery and whatever seasonings and then add enough flax meal to make the mix pretty stiff and ready to use or if not add more meal or put in refrig overnight.....if you soak flax just use enough water to cover should totally absorb the water.
(Or...cut up about three cups celery into small chunks, blend in heavy duty blender with Italian or other seasonings then add enough ground flax meal, which you can grind yourself from whole flax seeds in a coffee mill, to make a stiff paste and dehydrate in a good food dehydrator.)
Actually here is one I've tried and really enjoyed...not a Jim one.
Obtain a couple of lovely zucchini and with a potato peeler, make many strips (this is your "pasta"). Lightly salt the strips to soften them. In your blender blend cashews that you've soaked overnight along with some Italian seasonings, couple of garlic cloves, tamari, a bit of water and a tablespoon of oil. This creates a creamy sauce. Chop a couple of ripe tomatoes, a handful of basil leaves and very thinly slice a half red onion. To compose, place zucchini strips in a bowl and grind a little black pepper on top. Pour creamy sauce on top then toss the basil, tomatoes and sliced red onions in and eat it up. Yum!

Here's a spread for celery that I've used on dehydrator-made kale crackers...also not a Jim recipe...however the idea for the crackers is.

Place a tablespoon of white miso, 2 tablespoon raw tahini, and 1/2 avocado. Mix all together with a bit of tamari, spread into celery stix and sprinkle with home made gomasio (toasted sesame seeds and salt).
Makes a good lunch.

Hey, I'm not trying to be 100% raw or 100% anything...I'm lucky that I can keep my life in some semblance of order so these "recipes" may be all raw or they may use accordingly to your own rigid or flexible standards.

More Jim recipes as he sends my way.

Thursday, April 13, 2006

Visiting Good Friends

I have not posted for awhile because I have been visiting friends.
One of my dear friends; in fact, a sister of the soul, Lindianne Sarno, and I have decided to post to our blogs and perhaps combine these posts someday in a book. Her blog is Please visit her to discover her take on life.

One morning while I visited we spoke of healing. Not just the healing of the body but of the emotions, the mind and even the soul.
She spoke of cysts that had healed using herbs. I told of a fibroid that had "miraculously" left with the help of Vitex herb and some others. We both know that healing can and does happen in ways that others may not understand.

I think that when we are unaware or feel stuck or harbor anger or fear or a number of other ways that we try to keep ourselves from knowing out truths is when we exhibit states that we say are diseased or sick.

If we can, to the best of our ability, be in honesty and live in the reality of the now, loving ourselves and those around us for the lessons that they bring to our lives, we have the best chance of living whole, healthy lives, awake to every possibility that shows up on our paths.

Now is all we have and life is taking place now. Any other moment is either a dream of the past or a hope or fear of the future. So let us be awake, opening our eyes to what our bodies, minds and spirits are leading us to become each moment of our lives.

I am thankful for my friend, Lindianne and her brilliant husband, Gary.