Sunday, August 29, 2010

Am I Perfectly Clear Carob Slide

You just haven't slid until you've had The Slide--carob slide compliments of Cindy Cummins.

Melt cacao butter in its jar in a saucepan of warming water.
Pour some of the melted cacao butter into a bowl and whisk in raw carob powder, freshly ground raw almonds, sea salt, honey and stevia drops (mine were chocolate-raspberry).

Place on top of banana chunks and remaining freshly ground raw almonds.

Commence dreaded homework or paperwork.

Saturday, August 28, 2010

Ecopolitan's Fruit Parfait

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Thursday, August 26, 2010

Cindy's I-Am-Beautiful Chia/Carob Pudding


This was so delicious!

I was perusing Elaina Love's webstore yesterday and found her morning mix for sale. She created a morning drink with chia and coconut powders and some cherry essence. I want to order that! But for now I used the spirit of her delightful creation with what I have onhand and this morning voila! a beautiful I-Am-Beautiful Pudding.

Do not underestimate the power of these superfoods as your morning elixir! ;)

Cindy's I-Am-Beautiful Pudding
(serves 2)
2 young Thai coconuts water and meat
2 T whole chia seeds
6 soaked prunes with soak water
1-2 T raw carob powder
1 tsp honey (optional)
16 drops Raspberry-Chocolate Stevia
pinch sea salt
1 rounded Tblspn raw maca powder (add only at very end of blending).


Put fresh coconut water in Vitamix and add the chia seeds to soak for at least 10 minutes.
Add other ingredients except maca powder.
Blend until smooth.
Add maca powder and blend as briefly as you can.

Serve immediately or save some for later as it gels even thicker.

I thank Gratitude Cafe for the affirmations idea as recipe name. I thank Elaina Love for the info that maca powder tends to get bitter if you over blend it. I thank Penni Shelton for reminding us all to use chia (so hydrating!) daily.


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On Botox: We need the inside healing first and foremost, which reflects in the skin and the brightness of one's countenance.
Let me tell you how chia and coconut is so incredibly remarkable if used on a daily basis. I can tell the difference in my skin within two days of using at least one young thai coconut daily and a tablespoon of chia. I also use 4 capsules of MSM twice daily which the combo is very anti-aging. How, I wonder, can people be so prompt with botoxing their wrinkles and not try cleaning up their diet or putting half of that obsession towards working out?? Hmm. I understand the smoothness botox creates is nice--if you can take the needles and the toxins, just that we need the inside healing first and foremost, which reflects in the skin and the brightness of one's countenance.

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Sunday, August 22, 2010

Bounty of Summer

Uncooking at its finest: onion rings, zucchini tempuraw, (both from awesomefoods.com gleaned at Erewhon Los Angeles today) pumpkin "super chips" (goraw.com) with fresh lettuce, tomato, onion , avo, (from planet Earth) and a raw burger patty (Good Mood Food).

A very spicy cayenne humus (Majestic Raw Hummus).

So, as you can see I'm quite happy with dinner after our Hollywood/Beverly Hills/Westwood/Santa Monica frolicks then wave riding at Oceanside Harbor ...

Monday, August 16, 2010

Raspberry Fudge Ganache Cake, Coconut Cream Pie and Gorp


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The coconut cream pie was made at Matt and Angela Stokes-Monarch's wedding Raw Union: recipe e-book here. I made gorp out of melted coconut oil whisked with raw cacao, agave and raw coconut butter and sea salt. Then I poured it over Nature's Technology "Laughing Giraffe Granola" granola and topped it with dried coconut flakes. Cut into chunks.
Thanks to Velvet for posting the recipe (for the cake) since I am waiting for my copy of Ani's book to come in.
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Saturday, August 14, 2010

Zeke and I put together these pies together for Alex's birthday. Now Zeke is learning how to make raw foods desserts. BTW, it's the recipe which was made at Matt and Angela Stokes-Monarch's wedding last June! ;) (except the second pie crust on left was made w/dried mango not date since we ran out.) It's really really really good.
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Thursday, August 12, 2010

Mango Candy Balls

These are a huge hit. A taste sensation for the kids who are transitioning to high raw vegan.

Easy as pie: In the food processor place ...


6-7 pieces Trader Joe Just Mango (no sulphur or sugars) tear in pieces about 5 torn pieces per slice
a packet of Trader Joe raw trail mix,
2 palm-fulls sesame seeds
4-5 dates
a palm-full of raw almond
sea salt

Blend until crumbly.

Add just a drizzle of agave until dough forms and sticks a little.

Coconut butter may be substituted to stick together .

Mulberry Foraged Cindy-Chef Special

I picked ripe mulberries on me and the kids' walk to coffee shop this a.m. and made a delish smoothie w/red leaf lettuce, lemon juice, banana and date--a true "chef's special".

Topped w/raw trail mix. Fresh ingredients onhand.

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Tuesday, August 10, 2010

There's Nothing As Good As Green Savory Soup with Hemp Seed Pesto Garnish

The usual: 1/2 avo with a few chunk each of tomato, bell pepper and cucumber. Handful each of spinach and kale. Blend briefly, plunging to mix without additional water.

Add a spoon of olive oil, sea salt, cayenne and freshly cracked black pepper.

Top with hemp seed pesto. I've used "Basiltops" brand here.

Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Raw Transformations Unfold

My kids have health and fitness goals they've asked for my support with. It's been an exciting time adding more raw fruits and veggies over the summer, plus they've chosen to go all raw the past few days.

Lots of releasing of emotions and toxins can occur as old addictions to processed foods are no longer acted upon.

Once the tears and frustrations are discharged, a calm and peace remains.

Raw foods can change your life.

As can parenting, of course ;)

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