Saturday, October 30, 2010

Haunted Green Soup

The usual culprits: lots of kale with pieces of cucumber, tomato, red pepper; added some hempseed, olive oil, garlic, sea salt and black pepper.
Also tried the new Coconut Aminos: more on that later after I chow this Haunted Green Soup.
Mostly riding on the cover of CityPages.com October 27, 2010, issue for its spooky-ness.
Topped with Lydia's Green Crackers and dulse leaves.
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Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Raw Carrot Cake w/HempSuperFoodCreamCheeze Filling & Coconut Cream Frosting

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Raw Carrot Cake With HempCreamCheeze Filling & Coconut Cream Frosting 
by Cici Cummins
(beegan: contains bee products)

Ingredients List:

Pitted dried prunes torn or cut in half
raw coconut flakes
baby carrots 
raw tahini
coconut oil
raw honey (I used “Really Raw Honey” out of Baltimore MD but any creamy white kind would work.)
beepollen
goraw.com sprouted pumpkin seeds

hempseeds 
royal jelly
pinch sea salt
vanilla cream stevia drops (I use Sweetleaf brand)
maca (optional added at very end of creaming to avoid bitterness.)
raw walnuts to press underneath and into top of cake before frosting.
Coconut Manna by nutiva for frosting


Cake:
  • Place several handfuls prunes and about 1 c. coconut flakes in food processor and process until uniform smaller chunks.
  • Add 1 c. baby carrots and pulse until small chunky texture as well. Don’t over pulse.
Add stickier ingredients:


Heaping spoonful raw tahini
2 heaping spoonfuls coconut oil
2 heaping spoonfuls raw honey (creamy kind w/ pollen I used “Really Raw Honey” out of Baltimore MD but any creamy white kind would work.)
1 T beepollen
pinch sea salt

  • Process just enough to mix, not get pasty. 
  • Stir once or twice scraping edge then pulse briefly until ball of dough begins to form. 
  • Stop processing. It needs to be somewhat light and fluffy.
  • Press onto plate or oiled cake tin or cheesecake mold. Once you have a shape formed, you want to Crunch up some raw walnuts (I prefer to break my walnuts up by hand) and line a fresh cake plate with the raw walnuts then press the cake into walnuts using a spatula to lift it and keep its shape. Press the cake loaf into the walnuts on the bottom and the top of cake. 
  • Place on final serving cake plate.
  • Repress any misshapen sides and use a knife to smooth the edges all around for desired shape and neatness of presentation. 
  • Refrigerate.
Hemp Cream Cheeze Filling:
  • Mill goraw.com sprouted pumpkin seeds until almost butter.
  • Place in bowl.
Add:
1T sesame tahini
3T hempseeds
2T coconut oil
2T honey
1/2 T royal jelly
pinch sea salt
5 drops vanilla cream stevia drops (I use Sweetleaf brand)
1T maca (optional added at very end of creaming to avoid bitterness.)

  • Stir then cream well in the vita mix using plunger and stirring. Do not overheat but do cream well.
  • Spread on top of cake: chill

Frosting:
  • Top with coconut cream frosting: Place in VitaMix and plunge: Coconut Manna by nutiva with Raw Honey pinch of sea salt drops of vanilla stevia. Make this extra rich and sweet and abundant.
  • Sprinkle raw coconut shavings or shreds on top of cake. 
  • Garnish with edible flowers.

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Folks enjoying after dinner hanging out, kids welcome! ;)

Thursday, October 14, 2010

Pure Food Express Chaska MN

I ate all the cheesecake but wanted to suggest No Fillers!

I remember being so excited that Mr Markgraf drove me here: I had no idea where he was going.

Monday, October 11, 2010

Rawprincess Running Raw -- Monster Dash 10 mile Oct. 30, 2010

Goal: To Run at least 8 miles one week before the race. Then, Finish and Run a Significant Portion of Race!! (It is walker friendly.) Cheer me on in comments, puh-leez (I've only so far run a 5K.)Also, I have something up my sleeve with my raw foods and juicing secret-fuel, to be announced. ;) xoxo

Sunday, October 3, 2010

My Game Plan ... (crossposted to rawfoodrehab.com)

I plan to go 100% raw this initiative--including I'm tapering off of the black coffee for the initiative. I plan to upgrade my juicer and get a dehydrator during this initiative. I will do juicing depending how it affects my running and training.

I will get to 120 and maintain that weight for a sustained period until it sticks. (With regular consistent workouts and strength training).

I'm getting in gear with training for a 10 mile race Oct 30 and a half marathon Dec 5.

(I ran my first 5K in rawfoodrehab.com style last year I never thought I could run at all).

Running upon awakening seems the best way to have it happen. If I don't run when I wake up to make sure to swing by the gym for the treadmill after work instead of going directly home. There's a runner's club here on Monday nights and Sat mornings I need to get out of my comfort zone and just show up there.

I will keep my journal daily. I already printed up 30 of Penni's Master copies of blank journal entry and have my own notebook and have done the first one.

At the end of the last initiative I released large gallstones and one was even lodged in the duct for a bit but good thing I'm very experienced and I got it through. I released 5 lbs (which I gained back in the break between initiatives.) This initiative when I reach my goal weight I will create or find a therapeutic way to heal from some mysterious sabotage or fears of being my ideal weight. I felt great at 123 and two summers ago I felt great at 121. It is possible, as I learned by listening recently to Laura Fox's Raw Foods Product Industry radio interview of a naturopathic doc, that circulating non-fatsoluble chemicals in my fat but which are not able to be released cause me to feel poorly and put the weight back on. The environmental toxins which end up in our fat need to be able to be transported out since they are not water soluble. He said green tea is really good for that or certain special types of fat. And black radish for healing the ileocecal valve. (Louise Gittleman and Walter Crinnion)

I bought some bentonite clay which is good for that too.

I do mostly juice and smoothies with bee pollen and chlorella tablet snacks. I use herb tea and coconut kefir. If I get hungry for solids a salad with crackers and avo or a fruit salad with walnuts and raisins.
Try to eat by 6pm and get to bed by 10pm. Drink a qt or acv water, do my dry brush, hot cold showers, yoga, go to the gym often almost daily over the winter and do sauna too. Visit Ecopolitan's far infrared sauna, get colonics every week and try their oxygen bar!!

Honoring Creativity:
I plan to visit open mikes around the Twin Cities and then actually go express myself at them after that.
Make a few more Youtubes of me singing and also playing the marimba.

So, 100% raw, working out, two races, new equipment and a juice program plus open mike.


Hey, I turn 50 this initiative so it's all a big exciting time in my life. And I'm looking at incorporating very rejuvenative things and also incorporating projects and goals that I've put off and want to be doing during the rest of my life. No putting things off anymore! Among them is to improve my countenance and sense of joy moment to moment. Also to clear more clutter and make space for solitude, writing, healing arts and family quality time. ;)

This will be the Initiative I will get back into sitting meditation as well.
(I better copy this onto my blog so I don't forget! ;))

I will also write the draft of a book I'm toying with either during or just at the end of this initiative. I have several book plans.
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