Thursday, February 25, 2010

2 Recipes and a Rant

Alright. I've lost track of how many days this is, but I haven't lost track of my goals: lose the holiday weight gain, and be healthy, and energetic.

Sooooooo....I've decided that I don't want to be raw vegan... when I was raw last time around, I was raw VEGETARIAN. That's what feels good to me. I know Joe is probably shaking his head. "You're just addicted to cheese," he's saying. Joe, you may be right. I LOVE me some CHEESE!

I bought raw cheese at the Natural Living Center (the only thing that passes for a grocery store around here that I can handle). I think I spent $20 on cheese! I missed it. When I broke off a bit of Maine-made Amish colby, I thought, "Why did I miss this so much? It's not that great." But, it filled me up. Three bites filled me up! I thought for about 30 seconds about eating disorders, and I wondered if I eat raw for the wrong reasons...then, I got distracted. I DO have a 4-year-old, and she was in the car. So, after about 50 questions from her, I'd forgotten all about raw food, eating disorders, and everything except silence an sleep! I have lost 5 lbs of my 10 lb holiday gain, but I've done so while eating like a horse, so I doubt this is an eating disorder thing for me.

I'm coming out as a RAW VEGETARIAN! I love raw honey. I love raw cheese! I'm not going to apologize for it! :) I discovered FENNEL!

Why did I not know of this incredible plant? It tastes like licorice! Looooove it! I made a salad of purple cabbage, fennel, and cauliflower. YUM! I tried it with Asian dressing: NOT so good! I'd love some suggestions about dressings that complement fennel.

I'm also drying some crackers and cookies - both original recipes.


Flax meal
flax seed
taco seasoning
Sesame seeds
Nutritional yeast

I just did it all to taste, and then spread it out as smoothly and thinly as I could on the dehydrating sheet. I'll let you know how they come out!


5 dates
2 hands full of cranberries
1/2 cup sunflower seeds
1/2 cup soaked-and-dried buckwheat hulls
pinch of salt
2 tbsp cacao powder
agave or raw honey



  1. Aw. I lost Jon. Must have been the cheese. Sorry, man. Like Annie said, we each have to find our own way.

    The cookies: AMAZING! after they cool from being in the dehydrator overnight, they are chewy, chocolatey and delicious!

    The crackers: Good, but not the most amazing thing I've made. Still, they'll do in a pinch.

  2. I asked for a dehydrator for my birthday, so I hope to start cranking out some crackers to complement my raw cheese soon.

    For me, as long as I don't get back into the habit of eating cheese everyday, then I'm good. I'm treating myself once or twice per month. And you're right on the full feeling. Although I noticed that after three weeks of juicing and eating raw, that the full feeling was slightly more unpleasant than pleasant.

  3. Yeah, I'm feeling that, too. I don't even like cheese as much now. I think that by not depriving myself, I'm much better at discerning what makes me feel good and what doesn't.

    A dehydrator will make life easier. What kind are you getting?