Thursday, February 18, 2010

banana buttons (sliced bananas) are too cute... too charming! real raw food is such a blessing. i am so excited to do the johnny-gets-jiggy in the kitchen raw food instructional and educational demos again, now for my family. my approach this time will not include the crazy complicated concoctions of raw recipes made to resemble gourmet cooked foods. instead, they may have similar names but will be a lot more simple with ingredients and prep time. did you know that EVERY ingredient in our foods must digest individually? that is correct. don't even get me started on fake foods - the raw gourmet ones are already extreme! i have found eating simple to mono meals to be the most nutritionally and physiologically rewarding way to eat. the less ingredients the less compromise on the gastrointestinal tract during digestion & absorption. example: 10 bananas for a meal is much better than 1 banana and 9 other ingredients (totaling to 10 ingredients all together verse 10 bananas = 1 ingredient just 10 of them). where am i going with this? my point is that i want to support what i believe in and educate my family in a non obsessive and open minded fashion while still articulating a solid backbone of real raw food and optimal digestion and absorption - the more of the then the more nutrients into the body - the healthier one becomes!

this week i introduced them to the healing powers of thai young coconuts through my famous avocado/coconut water/raw honey smoothie. next week i was thinking of teaching them a kid friendly retake on an all time favorite: banana and nut butter sandwiches. this one is delicious, quick and no brainer. i will post the recipe and hopefully a picture or two after i make it for them. it's basically going to be fresh made raw walnut butter spread on big romaine lettuce leafs adorned with banana slices in the middle and rolled up into a wrap sandwich. sweet, nutty and crunchy - it doesn't get better than that.

i also learned my sister likes seaweed but has never had dulse! wow, is she in for some surprises. i can do some very tasty and simple things with dulse. she also wants to try raw hemp seed, another one of my specialties. so i have a really fun line up of activities and raw food instructions for the entire family. it's a win-win situation. i will be getting much more out of it than they might think. i feel it is healthier to interact with food again this way because i know the kind of example i want to set to the kids and ridgid, obsessive, orthorexic viewpoints will not be welcome throughout this process. i will be very mindful and mature in how i go about with this and keep an open mind that is not about them going raw! it's about them getting healthier by eating more raw vegan meals of fruits and vegetables, juices and smoothies. i wish this for everyone really. the body molds to what you feed it, eat dead food and create death, eat living foods and create life! that is the flat out truth. we all deserve fresh, raw, organic vegan foods.

Bible Verse of the Night:

1 John 4:11-12 (New International Version)

11Dear friends, since God so loved us, we also ought to love one another. 12No one has ever seen God; but if we love one another, God lives in us and his love is made complete in us.

heart to heart:

what's your favorite raw food?