Thursday, January 20, 2011

Blendtec is amazing!

We are now a distributor for Blendtec blenders
. As many of you know i have been on the Raw Foods Diet and have already lost 16 pounds in 19 days and have improved my health greatly. I have signed my company up to be a distributor for Blendtec blenders,

Please this is not a sales pitch by any means, so don't run out an buy a blender becasue of me. If you are looking for an amzing blender to start a raw food diet, or even if your not because these blenders can grind wheat in them too! Check them out. They also have wheat grinders and mixers too! If you love the new iPad watch how well it blends in these blenders Don't try this at home~

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Addictive Kale Chips

I had a hard time believing that Kale could actually be addictive. I was totally wrong! This is the yummiest thing on the planet. I love experimenting with recipes so here is my version.

Cheesy Raw Kale Chips

1/2 cup filtered water
1/4 cup olive oil
2 TBS Nama Shoyu
2 TBS nutritional Yeast
1/2 TSP Sea Salt
3 TBS Cashew Butter
1 garlic clove
2 bunches of dinosaur Kale

#1 Rinse your Kale in cold water.
#2 Cut the Kale from the Stems and tear into 3 inch pieces and set aside in a bowl.
#4 In a blender combine the remaining ingredients and blend until smooth.
#5 Put contents of the blender on your kale and massage into the kale with your hands. I then let the bowl rest for about 10 minutes and come back and massage and toss them to coat again.
#5 Spread evenly on your dehydrators trays and dry at 115 until crisp.Times will vary depending on the humidity in your local and your dehydrator, but mine too about 3 hours.
#6 hide them, because even the non-raw food inhabitants will devour these.
#7 Think about tripling the recipe next time so you actually get more than one. ;)

Have fun and remember, Smile it makes people wonder what you've been doing!

Saturday, January 8, 2011

Allergic reaction!

I always knew I had a problem with wheat, bu did not realize it was this bad until tonight! My husband brought home pizza and it was calling to me in all its cheesy goodness and I caved and had ONE slice. With in 1 minute my throat was itchy and started to swell! I had to take some benadryl to get it to calm down. Now as my husband says, "Mi Es-Stommochoooooooo It hurts!" Never again! I will not do that to my self again!

Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Chili Lime Chips

Being a fan of spicy foods I have found that many recipes that I have come across of the whole 5 days I have been eating raw have been somewhat bland. Craving some chips to eat with my raw guacamole, I came up with the these lovelies....

Chili Lime Chips
 2 Medium Zucchini
1 lime
1/2 tsp garlic powder ( I know this may not be totally raw but work with me here)
1/8-1/4 tsp of Cayenne Pepper (more if you like it hot, less if you like it mild)
1/2 tsp of Sea Salt

Slice Zucchini about 1/8 inch or so think. Juice lime into a bowl and then toss zucchini in lime juice until coated and most of the juice is absorbed. Sprinkle on garlic, Cayenne, and sea salt and toss again to coat. Dehydrate in your dehydrator until dried. About 6-8 hours depending on what you use.
Serve with a big bowl of guacamole and your set to watch your favorite game or Fiesta!


This blog is well a record of my journey on a Raw foods Diet. Most likely the only way to keep me accountable as I am known to start all sorts of Diets and fail miserably. Hmm there was the Cabbage Soup Diet, that come with being starved and lots of gas! The Atkins Diet, being a former vegetarian this cam e with tons of guilt. Ohh the ever popular grape fruit diet in high school, yes girls lets starve ourselves and eat grapefruit, until one of my friends decided that a bagel only diet would be much better. Yup you guessed where that one ended up. Then those lovely shake diets, ahh those were fun, yes you too can loose weight by drinking sugary shakes. Blech!

So as much fun as diets were I really gave up on my eating habits after having my 6th baby (yes #6) that pregnancy was a high risk one and I ate very carefully. I didn't gain more than 15 pounds and was pretty proud of my self! Of course walking out of the hospital at 220 pounds wasn't exactly a great achievement.

We ended up moving in  with my in-laws for a bit and I started eating what they ate. It was easy and tasted good. White bread, coke, red meat, cookies cakes pies. I mean my mother in law had full blown diabetes and if she was allowed to eat like this so could i right? Wrong.

I started getting sicker and sicker. I have struggled with my Adrenals for several years. To the point collapse and hospitalization sick. Not much fun. I had to take 3 medications ust too keep me going during the day. Keep me going, just to keep me awake. I was grouchy just felt like crap.

About 2 months ago I had a miscarriage and got even sicker afterwards. To the point where I again was in the hospital 3 times. I was diagnosed with diabetes on top of my Addison's. I left the hospital at 7 am the last time sick and tired of being sick and tired.

Once I was home in a late night search I stumbled upon this video and just about died! I looked like a pregnant walrus. Not only am I pretty sure I am not a walrus, I was most definitely not pregnant, in fact my "baby" was over a year old!  I still have a hard time watching this video right nowI was determined than night to figure out a solution.

In my late night google searches I stumbled upon the Raw Foods Diet. I saw before and after pictures of people who not only lost a dramatic amount of weight, but gained back their health. After watching this documentary, Simply Raw: Reversing Diabetes in 30 Days I was convinced that the Raw diet was what I needed. Like any sane person with diabetes I gorged my self on all sorts of treats on New Years knowing that I was starting the most restrictive diet of my life. I was out right scared.

Well that was 5 days ago. I have found I love eating raw! I feel so much better, I have no cravings, I no longer need to take my medications, and while I have not weighed my self, I feel like I am loosing weight!

So join me anyone out in cyberspace who wants to watch me through my trials and errors, enjoy a laugh or two, and maybe even cry a little.

So at my start on January 1 2011 I was
5 foot 4 inches tall
235 pounds
I have a blood pressure of 139/90
Mt last Fasting insulin was 120

Lets see what I can change in 30 days!