Friday, March 26, 2010

Happy Easter!

(Do not try this at home!)

Recently, while standing in line at the store, a woman in front of me
was buying a box of "Peeps".
A woman behind me said to her,
"Did you ever explode them in the microwave?".
(Say WHAAAT?!)
The woman in front, looking puzzled said, "Uh... no.".
The woman behind me said,
"They don't really explode, they just melt into puddles.".
Woman in front, "Doesn't it make a mess?".
Woman behind me,
"No, I put them in plastic baggies first. That's the only reason I buy them, to blow them up.".

How disturbing.
How could anyone do that to a sweet, defenseless Peep?!
Just look at that little face!

Oh... wait a minute... they're marshmallow and people eat them.
Never mind.

As some of you may know, I love, love, LOVE chocolate!!
So, I have to admit, that when I look at these foil-covered rabbit decorations,
they look SO much like the real-deal, that it drives me nuts!
(Even though I KNOW they're not!)

Imagination - it's a powerful thing.
(I'm imagining myself biting those ears off, right now!! Gimme those eeears!!)

After writing this post, I was so hungry for chocolate, that I made myself
a raw-food Chocolate Mousse! Ohhhh yeaaahhh!
(No picture available. Gone too fast.)

Have a wonderful Easter! (Don't nuke the Peeps.)

Signing off for now,

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Today Is The First Day Of The Rest Of My Life - And I'm Hungry.

If I could, I'd have something sweet, chocolaty and decadent for breakfast, lunch and dinner!
My mind says, "Oh yeah!!" but my body says "Seriously?".

So, I begin my day with a blended, healthy, green-smoothie instead.
I've been enjoying variations of these for breakfast since 2008, the same time I became a raw-foodist.
Without changing anything else in my daily routine, I lost twenty-five pounds in the first two months.
A wonderful, unplanned surprise!

I also began to have fewer migraines and stomach upsets - both of which are almost non-existing now.
My food allergies and sensitivities are pretty much under control and I'm able to concentrate without feeling like I have a brain the size of a gnats.

A green-smoothie is:
A few handfuls of greens like kale, spinach, arugala, celery, etc..
Two or three fruits like apples, pears, oranges, etc..
Plus, two or three cups water, one or two tablespoons flax-seeds, or other seeds, for protein.
Blend in a high-speed blender.

My favorite is the BlendTec brand. You can find it on Cathy Silver's wonderful website:

For everything you might ever want to know about green-smoothies (and recipes)
I highly recommend the book "Green For Life", by Victoria Boutenko, available on her website:
I'm a huge fan of all the Boutenko's books and DVDs!

Later, today, I'll be making a raw-dessert... a Strawberry/Chocolate/Coconut/Cream Pie!!
Here are the photographs from when I made it for my family, on a recent visit. It was a huge hit!!
No sugar, white flour, dairy, or anything 'processed' - and it rocked!!"
I found the recipe online by googling "raw-food desserts".

I won't be giving recipes here, because they are not my own. I find them on the internet or in books. (Why reinvent the wheel?!)
But I'll give you the link, if I have it, and the title of the books I get them from.

I'm off to work-out now and then, after I catch my breath and eat something, I'll begin painting a new silk scarf.
It'll be a floral design, my absolute favorite to paint. (I adore silk-painting!!!!)
I have a website of my accessories, if you'd like to take a peek:

I hope you'll try some healthy, green-smoothies and raw-desserts. Especially since there's chocolate involved!!

Signing off for now,