Thursday, July 30, 2009

I Am Thankful Papaya

Ripe papaya eaten plain on an empty stomach with open heart and willingness. Sense the nourishment/blessing on multidimensional levels. We are blessed. xx oo rawprincess

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Monday, July 27, 2009

Rawprincess Rockstar Smoothie ;)

Playing in the kitch again. Cup of water 1 banana 2 dates T of spirulina T of E3 Live T of nutr yeast T of hemp butter T of mesquite tsp chia pinch himalayan sea salt. Really *really* good.

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Sunday, July 26, 2009

Today's Raw Chef Special

Green Fruit Soup: Peach, plum, champagne grapes, bit of cantelope, big tablespoon Vitamineralgreen, spoonful of mesquite, tsp of chia, tsp coconut oil, pinch of sea salt, drizzle of agave.

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The Next Level For Me rawprincess954.blogspot.com

Just cantelope and green tea. I began the oil pulling this a.m.

Here's the deal. Day 1 no more black coffee.

When something is holding you back, why hold on? Journaling got real honest real fast this a.m. and beleive me it's been awhile.

In-close family dynamics, a purifying diet and exercise program along w/the taking in where the raw food revolution is at and what my part is in sharing it, I've been blessed to look my old fears and hang-ups dead in the eyes this a.m.

Thanks to the relatively newer folks like Monarchs but also to those of my age such as Joyce Olivetti.

Angela though is my angel. ;)

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Friday, July 24, 2009

Brief Tips on Gallbladder Relief I've Used

(This is my response to a forum question posted to everyone on rawfu.com) She asked if anyone had any experience or wanted support with gallbladder pain or flushing.

Absolutely, I have years of success and struggles with keeping my gallbladder pain-free.

I have tons of stuff to share on the topic so will just keep it to one or two points which might be of help for you.

The use of apple juice is indispensible for me. It softens the gall stones due to malic acid. It actually doesn't matter (in a certain way) which apple juice you use. By that I mean it all has the malic acid whether it's fresh pressed organic or nonorganic bottled.

Just plain get your hands on some, at least that is what I go to first when I'm having an attack. Large amounts of apple juice. I often go ahead and use colon care by yerba prima as well with lots of water to clean the colon and get ready to do a flush within a few days. That way, even if I can't do the flush, I will get some relief.

Also NUMBER ONE besides the flush itself and besides the apple juice, I've found hot castor oil packs awesome! First put some good castor oil all over your abdomen. Place a wool or cotton cloth (they sell them in health stores) on the oiled area. Wrap in saran wrap and place a hot water bottle as hot as possible on the abdomen, right side mostly. You can then wrap yourself in a towel and get in bed lying on your right. I've sometimes had to drive long distances and put the whole thing under a sweat shirt so I could have a pack on the road. It really softens up old stuff in the colon as well as softening and flexing the ducts that stones must pass through.

I passed some rubber tire looking material after a few days of almost constant castor oil packing.

cindy aka rawprincess

Avocado Ice Cream

From a recent rawfoodworld tv show. Just a slight variation as encouraged by the lovebirds: frozen peaches blended w/avocado. I added agave and a pinch of sea salt. Blended w/ a bit of water.

Topped w/bee pollen and E3Live flakes.

Mmm.

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Saturday, July 18, 2009

What I Eat At Truck Stops

The grated carrot actually ruins the delicateness of the fresh basil, vine-ripened tomatos and avo . . but hey w/pesto crackers I'll live.
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Friday, July 17, 2009

My Raw Cacao Truffles

videoJust what I put together and can hardly wait to see how well they cool. I warmed on double boiler very carefully to melt the cacao butter.

This is my first time using cacao butter. My hope is ip will protect from melting as easily as coconut butter does. Will edit this post soon w recipe and outcome. xxx rawprincess
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Thursday, July 16, 2009

Squee I'm putting Kristen's wedding truffles in these red foil Bon Bon Cups

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On Track at Sushi Town Tanasbourne

Wow impressed with how things are. My clarity. Seaweed salad at my usual sushi spree place--Sushi Town Tanasbourne Town Center
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Monday, July 13, 2009

Pic-blog Staying Raw On Vacation! xoxo

Hey just to help me stay on it but its delish. Mango -tahini salad dressing!
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Tuesday, July 7, 2009

Some Serious Greentime

Really excited about this all-green juice and live soup at Blossoming Lotus.
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If You're Craving A Substantial Salad

If you don't think salad can be heavy, think again. I put only 1/4 avodaco on this and it is like having a beefy taco salad.

Why, how so?

Well, Lydia made a seasoning out of herbs and sprouted almond, sunny and flax. I also add nutritional yeast. By the time I put in a lot of flax oil and my turmeric (optional, I use it for wonderful liver/gallbladder gurgles, LOL)

Certainly feel free to make such a seasoning yourself. You can add ground up sunflower seeds (or sprout and dehydrate them, then grind them for ease of digestion and increased alkalinity factor).

But, if you really want a good hefty salad? Get some really nice romaine lettuce. It holds up well with lots of dressing and I've always found it great the next day even if tossed it's not soggy.

Use grated carrot and chop up some garlic, add some minced jalapeno. Put in some apple cider vinegar and a drizzle of raw agave (I like the lighter kind now) and some sea salt or nama shoyu if the gluten doesn't bother you.

Toss and even pound it a little with wooden spoon and/or fork, to distribute the wonderful flavors. In this salad, I call my chef special-of-the-day since it was simply what I had on hand,I had tomato chopped small to contribute to the dressing-y thickness and because the tomato was a little translucent from being in the (no! no!) refrigerator overnight. If you chop and grate some things and then slice long some others such as red pepper (Mmm little slivers) you get this nice chunky effect with creamy chunky overtones ... Need I say more?

So, for a satisfying meal in itself, toss this type of salad up with your herbs and some nutritional yeast and Lydia's plus avo and as I said, some flax and olive oils.

You will feel full but I found it all goes down just fine and healthy and clean.

Let me know how this works for you.

Any questions? Ask cindy aka rawprincess ;)

xxx ooo

Monday, July 6, 2009

Dad

I was cleaning house and letting the house clean me today. I haven't just stayed home for days on end for years. It feels really good actually. I didn't get too weirded out. I mean sometimes, in the past. The far distant past, like in the late 80s I would feel really strange. Maybe it was the medications.

But anyways, I stayed home ;)

And as I cleaned the house and let the house "clean" me -- it has this funny way of doing that. Things in my consciousness that needed trickling down can just plain ole come OUT I realized in that instant. (Well, I was sort of cleaning, actually I was merely noticing the splatters on the bathroom mirror which needed wiping) my Dad didn't realize he was really dying.

Oh, now I remember, I was lining the waste basket with a plastic bag from Fred Meyer shopping.

He didn't know. He thought he would be like George Burns, sort of very old and wrinkly but not dead. He kept drinking. Day after day. And he truly, I guess, thought he would be fine. But he wasn't. He drank slowly. It wasn't even liver it was like his entire system just decombobulated overall and disintegrated.

When my sisters finally got him into a detox house he laid down to take a nap and never woke up.

I just wasn't ready for that.

Since his death I got a divorce and moved to New York. I've been going going going and today when I stayed home for several days in a row, I guess everything caught up to me more.

It just would really be nice if he was here to go out to Mexican food with. We always met at El Jardin in Fallbrook. I'm sure I'd be trying out my raw foods recipes on him. Dang.

And I wonder if, well, in those moments cleaning my house and being cleaned out inside, tears streaming out like just now as I type, I thought about calling a few years before he died and asking for money to send local black people to a black liberation workshop. I was fundraising. I just now thought to myself why the heck didn't I just think about my dad more and not all these causes.

I judged him, I was busy with my own kids, I wanted him to be a knight in shining armour.

I was truly proud of him though because he totally saw the value in the black liberation and community development workshops and he sent $50.

He donated to help end racism and that means a lot to me.

But, I truly miss him. No one else is like him. No one.

I used to hold his coffee cup in the morning. He liked it black. While he sped me along in his Camaro to get me to Jr High School on time.

He'd chuckle in his way as well and tell stories about how he was proud of me or about something in the congregation.Yes for years before he began drinking heavily he had been a minister.

I just want him back. That's all.

Oh geez. I just realized I'm fundraising again for the BLCD right now. Maybe that's part of how all these feelings got kicked up. I can't call Dad and ask him to help with it. Would one of you help me with this? I've got about two more days until the deadline. It's raffle tickets about $20 for five and a bunch of really neat prizes if you win donated by the best Portland Oregon artists and such. Back when dad donated, he didn't even have a raffle ticket, he just gave. ;)

And Dad I just know you've got your legs hanging over one of those clouds up there smiling down at me. I frikkin miss you.

Sunday, July 5, 2009

A Raw Cobbler / Strudel Discovery by rawprincess

I came up with this purely by accident. Get ready for rich, fattening and really satisfying. I couldn't get a pic of it as it was moving too quickly towards my mouth.

It is very reminiscent of a cooked cobbler and so far is this: (Makes enough for two small tarts).

Grind in dry Vitamix blender:
1c. raw macadamia nuts

Separately in bowl:

3 chopped dates
1 lg Tbspn. coconut butter (I used Artisana)
celtic sea salt pinch

Add macadamia to mashed mixture and mash a little.

lemon juice

Drizzle lemon juice on and fold in.


If you add a nice mango slice it reminds me of the fantastic Ani Phyo recipe someone made at a recent meetup.com potluck (Christine organizes these in Portland, OR). I loved the mango but actually have no idea what's in Phyo's recipe YET. I'm soon to be the proud and drooling owner of this uncookbook.

Saturday, July 4, 2009

My Son Gets Yellow Stripe Belt

videoZeke earned his Yellow Stripe Belt in Taekwondo yesterday.
He is on the left.

Thank you to Grand Master Kim and personal instructor 2nd Degree Black Belt Pedro Toledo.

www.kimstkdportland.com/promotions/index.html

Congrats Zeke!

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Thursday, July 2, 2009

Rawprincess Cakes!

More details soon! *squee*
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Wednesday, July 1, 2009

Waiting For Matt and Angela's Ceremony


IMG_8297, originally uploaded by andypdx.

Me and my daughter Sophia attended the Raw Union Festival and Wedding of Matt Monarch and Angela Stokes the weekend before last. (We are in the upper back-ish portion of the leftish part of this photo. I have my hair pulled back and dark glasses and Sophie is standing in front of me.) hat tip to andypdx's flickr!

It was amaaaaazing! The whole thing!

And I will be talking about it for a long time to come. I am hearing through the grapevines so many people have come away with greater inspiration, health and healing. I have woken up another decibel or so.

I'm a happy glowing pine cone as my fiance says. He says so that anyone who looks at me will think to themselves, "Wow, there's the most vibant glowing pine cone I've ever seen!" ;)

Anyways, lol, one of the things that blew me away being there with Sophie was within the first hour there, she became interested in doing raw foods because the friends she made and was jumping on the trampoline with were raw.

She enjoyed the tacos, the raw durian ice creams (Bishops Raw Vegan I Scream-- look for them in Portland soon I bet!), the goji drinks, the cacao and even my salads! Life is turning around for my kids and that means a lot to me.

Community is so important, isn't it?

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