Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Raw Rich Cheddar Cheese Sauce

Yummy in my tummy...I think you'll like this one. Super fast and easy...all you need is a Blender. This tastes delish with carrot and celery sticks, steamed broccoli and just about everything, I reckon. My hubby and I made raw tostadas. For the base, I put a bit of olive oil and Sea Salt on Ezekiel sprouted grain tortillas and dehydrated until crisp. We topped those with this rich cheddar sauce, diced romaine, fresh salsa and chopped avocado. It was a hit! The leftover cheese sauce made a great quick and yummy snack!

Raw Rich Cheddar Sauce

1/2 cup Organic Raw Cashews
1/2 cup sunflower seeds
1/2 large red bell pepper
1/4 cup water
2 Tbsp lemon juice
2 Tbsp nutritional yeast
1 Tbsp Organic Raw Tahini
1 1/2 tsp Sea Salt
1 clove garlic
2 tsp onion powder

Soak the nuts and seeds for several hours, rinse and drain. Put everything into the blender and voila!! Enjoy and let me know what you like it best with! XO, Kelly O

Sunday, October 26, 2008

Raw Onion Bread!

Yum! You need a dehydrator for this recipe and it is delish! I got the recipe from, which is a great resource for recipes and sharing if you are ever looking for a favorite food of yours in its raw version, or are simply ready to try something new this week! I modified the recipe to what I had in the fridge and always add grated veggies to raw cracker or bread recipes to make them less rich...and they are still plenty rich! Here's what I came up with:

Raw Onion Bread

1 1/2 yellow onions
2 cups sunflowers seeds (soaked overnight,rinsed and drained)
2 cups pumpkin seeds (soaked overnight,rinsed and drained)
2 cups grated carrot
2 cups grated zucchini
1/2 cup Bragg's liquid aminos

Food Process 1 cup of the onions (diced), all of the seeds and Bragg's, and half of each of the grated veggies. This will take a few batches (don't fill the food processor more than halfway full). Combine in a large bowl with the remaining grated veggies and 1/2 onion (which is thinly sliced).
on teflex sheets about 1/4 inch thick and dehydrate on 145 degrees for 1 hour (good idea to set a timer!) Then reduce heat to 105 degrees. When dry enough to peel onion bread cleanly off teflex sheets, flip the bread and remove teflex sheets. Continue dehydrating until bread reaches your desired crispness!
I love this savory raw goodness! It is a great base for an open faced raw veggie burger, to dip in zucchini hummus, or simply a tasty side next to your big, beautiful fresh salad! Enjoy! XO, Kelly O

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Great Raw Food Specials!!

Matt Monarch has some great at-cost and below-cost specials! I ordered some and my goodies arrived today! You can get a pack of 50 sheets of Raw Organic Nori sheets for $12.56! I had ordered a 50 pack from Azure Standard recently, which is a natural wholesale company-I thought that was a good price at $20, but it was toasted and not organic! 3 lb bags of Nutiva hemp protein powder are 1/2 price and lots of other goodies like exotic nut butters and such. This sale lasts through Halloween (Oct 31). To access this yummy sale:
Click on The Raw Food Super Store logo above my photo to the right.
Type "NutSp" in the Search box.
The specials should show up and there are 2 pages, so click "Next" to see the 2nd page.
When checking out, enter "Nori10" as the coupon code.


Monday, October 20, 2008

Intention Meditation

Whether or not it is clear to you, no doubt the universe is unfolding as it should.
- Max Ehrmann

I saw this quote on a friend's fridge this weekend and was able to find it via the amazing world of Google, so I could quote it directly. May this be our mantra while we remain grounded in Faith and Trust, particularly as Election Day draws near. The Universe is unfolding exactly as it should! Let us spend our energy as a positive force, visualizing and creating our highest potential and supporting the highest potential in others. May we respect all the gifts in our lives in deep Gratitude! Fear dissolves in this land of Light. I am reminding myself of a recent preaching video from Bunny Berry on She is a riot-a light of Humor and Inspiration as she supports many in her 100 Day Raw Food Challenge! Check out her latest Holiday Challenge as well!

I also just finished this Intention Meditation
What a lovely way to spend a few minutes! Check it out! (Just click on Intention Meditation above) Thanks to www.Chopra .com for this mini-masterpiece!

Namaste! Kelly O
p.s. the photo is a recent one my love took in the mountains!

Thursday, October 16, 2008

Walnut Tacos Recipe!

What's for dinner? Walnut Tacos...Yumm!!

Okay, this is by far no beautiful display of dinner, but it is a realistic display of what happens when you come home from work hungry, ready to create something quick! Walnut Tacos are super delish, quick and easy...and my meat eating husband loves them too! I had already made fresh salsa the previous day when I had time (tomatoes, peppers, green onions, cilantro, lime juice and sea salt)-see jar on far left! To make guacamole, I simply mix some drained juice of the salsa and salsa itself with avocado. Next, I make the walnut meat.

Taco "Meat"

3 c. walnuts, soaked and dehydrated*

1-2 cloves garlic

2 Tbsp chili powder

1/4 tsp cayenne powder

1 tsp Bragg's liquid aminos

(*If you don't have a dehydrator or one that dehydrates at temperatures below 118 degrees, soak the walnuts for 4 hours, drain and rinse. Then place in a bowl uncovered in the fridge for several days, tossing 1-2x/day to make sure the damp ones on the bottom get dry too!)

-Combine all ingredients in a food processor.

-Process by pulsing until desired texture is acheived.

-Season to taste!

p.s. This makes a big batch, which keeps well in the fridge, or you can make a 1/2 batch.

Use lettuce as the shell (we like romaine). Add walnut "meat", salsa, guacamole, and any of the following...Kelp Granules, Brewer's Yeast, diced scallions, shredded carrots, sprouts, etc.

Quick and delish! Thanks to Shonna who brought this recipe back from her Health Educator training at Hippocrates Health Institute! Enjoy! Kelly O

Friday, October 10, 2008

Fall musings and Fruit rollup pics

Fall is so bittersweet. The gorgeous golden glow of the forest, the mystical chilled wind, the natural slowing down, the falling leaves. It dropped to 22 degrees this week. I thought the plants inside the hoophouse would still be free from frost, but I was wrong! The chard and greens are still kickin' but all those tomato,tomatillo and basil plants we have been nurturing are wilted into oblivion, making the slow decomposition back to the Earth. Such a beautiful rhythm!
And we have really great news! We have invested in a geodesic dome greenhouse!! Yahoo!! On October 16th, the pieces are leaving Colorado (thanks to and we expect them to arrive a few days later! We are so excited to become more and more self-sustainable and be able to grow fresh produce year-round in northern Montana! This is going to be quite an experimental adventure and I will be sure to post lots of photos along the way! It should be a stark contrast to my Juice Feasting adventure last January. For that month of radically abundant produce, I was able to get all the organic produce I wanted from our local Health Food store, mostly venturing from California and Washington. This Winter's produce will be right from our own property, not to mention the deep Joy I celebrate in when working with plants! Very exciting!

Also, I made another batch of raw fruit rollups from some apples I harvested locally and took some pics this time!
First, I chopped the apples and filled my Blendtec. I had some fresh apple cider we had pressed, so I added about a cup of that per blender batch, but that is optional. Simply add enough water to make the fruit blend. (I didn't have to add any water when I made the plum, apple rollups.) I also added a little cinnamon, nutmeg and cloves. Blend!

Then, spread it thick on teflex sheets and dehydrate at 105 degrees...

This time, I didn't roll them in wax paper and it worked great! A super delish snack that is great for the trails, road trips and camping!

LOVE!! Kelly

Tuesday, October 7, 2008

Halloween Candy

Speaking of the bittersweetness of Fall, sugar season is coming! It is estimated that in the U.S., we spend $1 billion dollars on Halloween candy! We buy 20 million pounds of candy corn alone! Every year, teenagers eat 93 pounds of refined sugar on average. (Thanks to Dr. Mercola for these statistics.) Wow! We are moving into the next 6 months where Standard American media bombard our senses, but thank goodness for the Power of Choice. It all begins with SUGAR, SUGAR, SUGAR for Halloween, then overeating at Thanksgiving, overeating and sugar for Christmas, Guilt and new resolutions for the New Year, sugar for Valentine's Day and Easter and then panic when bikini season returns with the sun. Wow, that sounded incredibly pessimistic!!

How about a change of focus and perspective...

Halloween - a time of abundant creativity, laughter and pumpkin carving parties!
Thanksgiving - a time for connecting with family and friends to give up Thanks in deep Gratitude (and cool,late morning football!)

New Year's - a time of both introspection and Joyous celebration to invoke our highest potential!
Valentine's Day - a special celebration of true LOVE in our lives!
and Easter - well, that depends on your belief system, but nonetheless, a great reason to gather with the ones you love!

We don't get Trick-or-Treaters at home since we are a bit out of town, but my massage practice is located downtown (check out and we get tons of adorable little ones during the day. Last year, I just couldn't make myself hand out candy even though I love being able to give to all those cute little cowboys and bright eyed angels! This year, I decided to hand out some other fun stuff instead! I was able to find fun Halloween pencils, spider/skull rings and colorful puffy stickers. Hopefully I won't become known as "that lady" that you never want to go to her house because she hands out pennies! I thought this bowl of Halloween treats looked pretty fun! What are you going to do for Trick-or-Treaters this year? Any fun ideas to share?

Friday, October 3, 2008

Raw Protein Powder

We have been enjoying glorious 80 degree Indian summer days! They are so deeply savored here because we know they won't be back for a long time! The forecast is calling for...Fall in Montana...highs in the 50's and 60's and rain showers. Time for firewood-getting and all those little things I need to do, but have been putting off for a rainy day! It is a beautiful, natural slowing down that happens this time of year and the larch tree pine needles are beginning to glow in gold!

I make (and deliciously savor!) a green smoothie nearly everyday. The basis is frozen fruit, fresh greens and water. Berries are probably the best nutritionally and tastiest fruit to use and I also use lots of pears and plums that I harvest locally and freeze. For greens, my favorites are lacinato Kale and spinach. I also use lots of chard, wild lamb's quarter and even spring mix that needs to be used.

For yummy additions, I add Sun Warrior Protein powder, Spirulina
">, Vitamineral Green, Carob powder,Organic Hemp Seed, Organic Raw Tahini (great source of calcium), stevia etc. (Oops! I did it again! I put pictures by accident instead of words, but I'm going to leave it because it makes me laugh!)

I have been doing some research on the raw protein powder and found some great info! You can order by clicking on the logo below my picture if you are interested! Here is some info by David Wolfe on Sun Warrior Protein Powder:

Gain Muscle and Lose Weight with the best-tasting protein powder ever! Sun Warrior Protein is over 85% pure protein, totally Raw, and entirely Vegan. As budding Sun Warriors we now have the opportunity to fulfill our health goals and higher life purpose with strength and wisdom. Sun Warrior Protein has an extremely high digestion efficiency rating, allowing a wealth of nutritional benefits to saturate every cell in our bodies quickly and completely. The more super-powered nutrition our bodies can absorb, the easier it is for our inner grace and wisdom to manifest as vibrant beauty. Sun Warrior Protein is assimilated by the body so cleanly that it can actually help us absorb additional vitamins and minerals from the foods and superfoods in our diet. Current studies indicate significant benefits for reducing cholesterol and promoting a slow release of sugars into the bloodstream, both of which help to establish Sun Warrior Protein as one of the most potent anti-aging foods available today. Step into the Sun, and experience the deep-rooted power of a true Sun Warrior!

Creation of Sun Warrior Protein

Sun Warrior Protein begins as raw, whole-grain brown rice, germinated to maximize the levels of bio-activity. Natural plant enzymes are introduced which digest almost all of the carbohydrates, leaving only easy-to-digest protein. Carefully monitored bio-fermentation of the organically-grown brown rice progresses steadily until the protein concentration reaches 85%. This leaves only pure amino acids in a form which the body can easily recognize and absorb. The result: an incredible 16 grams of protein in each 1 ½ Tablespoon serving of Sun Warrior Protein! A side result of this process is an incredible, silky smooth texture and phenomenal taste, a marked improvement over soy protein, pea protein, Brazil nut protein, or whey. At no time in the creation of Sun Warrior Protein does the processing temperature ever exceed 90° F. This is a completely raw product, the first of its kind.

Nutrient Availability in Sun Warrior Protein

The unique bio-fermentation technique used to create Sun Warrior Protein has astounding implications for nutrient availability. Most vegetable and rice proteins on the market use chemical processes which produce hard-to-digest, unbalanced protein. Sun Warrior Protein represents a huge advancement in taste and bio-availability, offering a massive increase in the amino acid Lysine and a tremendous boost in usable protein. This holistic bio-fermentation process leads to a concentrated protein source which is completely hypoallergenic and contains all 9 essential amino acids as well as many non-essential amino acids in a completely balanced amino acid profile.

Sun Warrior Protein has been found to have a 98.2% digestion efficiency rating, ranking far above any comparable protein source. Sun Warrior Protein actually helps the body absorb many vitamins and minerals much more readily, making it perfect for infants, children, and the elderly. In the future, the World Health Organization may decide to use Sun Warrior Protein to feed malnourished individuals precisely because it is so easy to digest and due to the negligible risk of allergic reaction. At the present time, Sun Warrior Protein is being studied for its ability to improve the absorption of vitamins and minerals by individuals challenged by degenerative diseases. Superior nutrient content and enhanced bio-availability are hallmarks of all superfoods, a title which Sun Warrior Protein rightly deserves.

Additional Nutrient Characteristics of Sun Warrior Protein

Sun Warrior Protein is high in Tocopherols and Tocotrienols, powerful antioxidants known collectively as Super Vitamin E. This is due to the unique bio-fermentation processing method which preserves the bran of the whole grain brown rice with the sprouted endosperm.

Whole grain brown rice is naturally high in many of the B Vitamins, including B1 (thiamin), B2 (riboflavin), and B3 (niacin). Both Vitamins B1 and B2 help the body create energy from the food we eat, while Vitamin B3 works synergistically with B1 and B2 to provide clean burning fuel for our cells. What happens when the best vitamins for energy production are preserved alongside one of the world’s most bio-available sources of protein? This is Sun Warrior Protein: the amino acids the body needs to enhance strength and rejuvenate the cells, combined with vitamins essential for transforming what we eat into vibrant, abundant energy.

Sun Warrior Protein is high in the minerals Iron, Potassium, and Phosphorous. These three minerals work together in the body to oxygenate tissues, support muscular health, and maintain cellular energy supplies. Sun Warrior Protein helps shuttle essential amino acids to the cells as quickly as possible, along with the minerals the body needs to focus energy and apply it effectively.

Wishing you a blissful transitioning of seasons!! XO, Kelly O