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Question and Answers Video April 18, 2013

For the last week or so I have been asking people to send in questions they want answered! I took the top 3: What to do to get ready for spring/summer, How to live minimally, and How Raw Foods Heal the Body.

Enjoy!

 

Pancreatic Problems and the Fruitarian Lifestyle January 31, 2013

I know I have written about the Fruitarian diet before, speaking on some of the reasons as to why it is not an ideal lifestyle, and have a story to share.

Ashton Kutcher is playing Steve Jobs in a movie coming out about him. Steve Jobs was on a Fruitarian diet which consisted of 80% or more of fruit and some nuts and seeds. Ashton decided to eat this way as well, to get more in tune with how Jobs lived. Right before filming began, he was rushed to the hospital bent over in pain. It turns out his pancreas was enlarged and all of his pancreatic hormones and enzyme levels were completely out of whack. Steve Jobs himself died of pancreatic cancer.

There are some amazing fruits out there, some that supply outstanding nourishment to the body, such as goji berries and noni berries. These are great to have in your diet on a daily basis, but should not be the main staple of it. Being that most of the people in this country go to the supermarket to get their fruits, the types available are small and on top of this they are highly hybridized. The bananas you buy in the store are so hybrid they are no longer the perfect food you were taught they were. Most fruits are this way, and are also shipped in from all over the world, picked unripe, and left to slowly die to become “ripe” on your kitchen counter. During the process the small amount of nutrients present in the fruit deteriorate. A major amount of essential vitamins, nutrients, and enzymes are now lacking in these foods, leaving mostly sugar left for your body to process. This will normally show in the hair, skin, and nails first and will begin to effect mood, strength, and organs following.

Living in the part of Florida that I do, I can grow everything from jackfruit to noni to bananas to grapes, pretty much any fruit you can think of. I buy 95% of my fruit local, from farmers that have very rich organic soil. The fruit I consume is a lot better than what you can get in the store. This is how fruit should be, many different kinds growing in rich nutrient dense soil. Unfortunately, this is not what is normally available to us.

Even with the over abundance of fresh fruit available to me, it still does not make up a huge part of my diet. I would say around 35%. A huge chunk of my diet comes from greens, mostly the dark leafy ones. This provides me with an amazing amount of nutrients, and also helps to slowly release the sugar from the fruit into my body. The fats I consume also do this.

It is never good to go to one extreme for an extended period of time. I have done fruit fasting, but not more than 4 days. Anything extreme is generally not good. It is very important to eat equal amounts of all the three main groups (vegetables,fruits,fats -or- chlorophyll,sugar,fats) in order to allow each organ to do its job without strain. Of course, be sure to add in some of what we consider today “super foods” like chlorella, spirulina, maca, etc, in order to get a full array of nutrients that is harder to get from our food today due to our poor soil.

If you are thinking of becoming Fruitarian, please do research on the fruit of today, and how exactly the pancreas and its enzymes work. There is not only fruit on this earth, but a whole mess of incredible vegetables and herbs to help aid making our life the best possible one! It’s about getting out there and finding them and experiencing them as we were intended to!

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This tasty bowl of fruit is topped with hemp seeds, hemp oil, and some powdered reishi mushroom! It made for a great, long lasting power breakfast!

 

Make 2013 RAWSOME!!! January 1, 2013

Filed under: Steals and Deals — eyeofraw @ 11:28 AM

Instead of trying extreme dieting and exercising this new year to lose weight, make a resolution to yourself to make yourself healthy and happy! With ultimate health nothing can stop you! Don’t just shed excess weight, but become more in touch with yourself spiritually, emotionally, and physically. Find ultimate happiness with yourself and with life this year!

To celebrate 2013 being the best year to come, Eye of Raw is offering 30% off ALL packages! Of course this includes all customized packaging, and the “40 Days” super restart plan!

Find a plan that best fits you! http://eyeofrawfoods.com/nutritiondiet-plans/

Dont spend this year counting calories and yo yo dieting! Spend this year learning to love yourself, and with it will come the rest!

 

Brie!!! November 22, 2012

Filed under: All Other Recipes — eyeofraw @ 4:37 PM
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This recipe requires minimum 24 hours to prepare. It is ridiculously amazing. I can’t stop eating it!

Ingredients

2 Cups Cashews, Soaked

¼ Cup Pine Nuts

1 teaspoon Salt

2 Tablespoons Lemon Juice

1 Cup Water

5 Capsules Probiotic (or equaling 200 billion organisms)

Favorite Dried Herbs For Rolling

Procedures

Blend in high speed blender until creamy

Stir in probiotics by hand.

Pace in mason jar and rubber and cheesecloth over the top. Put in warm dark place for 10-24 hours, depending on how you like the taste. Placing it in the dehydrator At 90º will speed along the process.

Form into wheel and Place mixture in cheesecloth or nut milk bag and place in colander. Place a weighted plate on the top and let sit in the sink or on plate for 3-7 hours depending on how firm you wan the cheese.

Take out of cheesecloth and form a better wheel with hands. Cover with favorite herbs. I used Sage, Rosemary, Peppercorn, and Thyme.

Place in dehydrator to make more firm if desired. Making a bigger wheel will allow the outside to get firm but keeps the inside soft.

 

Mashed “Potatoes” and Gravy!!

Filed under: All Other Recipes — eyeofraw @ 1:09 PM
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These taste very close to the real thing… only better because there is no starch!!!
Ingredients

  • 1 Head cauliflower
  • 3 tablespoon Lemon Juice
  • 1 Tablespoon Olive Oil
  • ⅔ Cup Soaked Cashews
  • 1 Teaspoon Garlic Powder
  • 1 Teaspoon Miso Paste
  • ½ Tablespoon Psyllium Husk Powder
  • 2 Tablespoons Freshly Chopped Parsley
  • Salt

Procedures

  • Blend in food processor with ¼ cup water. Strain in nut mylk bag. This will get rid of cauliflower taste.
  • Blend in food processor until desired consistency is reached. Add salt to taste.
  • Hand mix in chopped parsley.

 

 

 

For Gravy:

 

Ingredients

  • 1 Teaspoon Miso
  • ¼ Avocado
  • 2 Teaspoons Tamari
  • 1 Teaspoon Garlic Powder
  • 10 shiitake Mushrooms
  • ¼ Teaspoon Thyme
  • ¼ Teaspoon Sage
  • 1 Cup Water

Procedures

Blend all in blender except for 4 mushrooms.

Chop remainder mushrooms and stir in.

Using hot water will make the gravy warm!

Put on top of Mashed “Potatoes” or any other dish calling for gravy!

 

Garden Fresh Crackers November 21, 2012

Filed under: All Other Recipes — eyeofraw @ 7:27 PM
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These are super savory and fresh tasting!

 

Ingredients
2 cups Ground Flax
1 medium Zuchini
1 cup Chopped Carrots
1 heaping teaspoon Whole Rosemary
6 whole Fresh Parsley Leafs
7 Soaked Sundried Tomatoes
1 teaspoon Olive Oil
1 Teaspoon Garlic Powder
1 Teaspoon Thyme
1 Pinch Ground Sage
¼ teaspoon Ground Oregano
Salt to Taste
2 cups Water
½ juice Lemon
***Instead of using the listed vegetables, try using some veggie pulp from your favorite juice!***
Procedures

Blend all ingredients in food processor

Slowly add in water until well blended. Once all water is poured in, let blend for at least 2 minutes.

Spread on teflex sheets (you will need 2) and put in dehydrator at 104 degrees. Flip half way through drying process.

Cut into squares once crackers are formed. You can then place them back into the dehydrator until desired firmness is reached.

 

Ill have pictures tomorrow once it is complete!

 

Thanksgiving.. The Best Time To Be Raw!

Filed under: All Other Recipes — eyeofraw @ 6:43 PM
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Holidays… Especially those revolved around food are my absolute favorite time of year! This is when I get to show off to all the SAD eaters how awesome it is to be raw and how pretty and appetizing raw dishes look! I know it is not that hard to make a dish look prettier than a dead carcass, but the level of amazing raw veggies can look on a plate is truly mind blowing. Everything is so bright and lively looking! And the best part is you are bright and lively looking when you are done eating instead of dead on the couch like a sack of potatoes! We don’t need to feel like crap or worry about the holidays! It’s a joyous time!!

This thanksgiving I am making the following:

-Italian style Bree with garden flax crackers
-stuffing
-mashed potatoes
-cranberry sauce
-chick-un Parm
-pumpkin spice roll

I went shopping today for all the ingredients and I will post up every recipe! All of these items I am making is enough to serve 5 or 6 and it cost me under 100$. I don’t want to hear ever that its too expensive to eat healthy! Everything was also purchased organic and local when possible!

Here is a recipe for super easy 3 minute cranberry sauce:

8 oz Raw Cranberries
15-20 softened Diglet Dates
Juice from half a lemon
1/2 tangerine
Pinch cinnamon
Pinch sea salt
Optional- diced jalapeño

Blend all ingredients except tangerine and jalapeño in food processor until desired consistency is reached. Add in diced tangerine and jalapeño and mix by hand. Let sit in refrigerator over night to let the tastes blend together. Done!

I will keep posting as I am making!

 

 
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