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Ani Phyo's Raw Pudding Recipe

Wednesday, May 27, 2009

As many of you have seen already, I just posted a lovely photo of a raw vegan recipe for a fruit parfait. Here is a sample of the amazing recipes from Ani Phyo's cookbook "Ani's Raw Food Kitchen" which is available just about everywhere in bookstores and online. I highly suggest her cookbook if you are looking for healthy and delicious!

Raw Vegan Mock Choco Pudding

2 bananas
1 avocado
1/4 cup carob powder (or cocoa powder)

Whirl in the food processor until smooth and top with some yummy fruit or eat plain. Yummy!

Note: *I have changed the quantities a little from what she wrote in her book.

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GLORYTOGLORY 5/27/2009 9:13AM

  Can I have some looks yummy!!! How has the excercise been? hugs have a great day!

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Finally Back to "Relax"?

Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Three weeks have passed and we have been practically on the road the entire time, which does not do well for my waistline. It still amazes me that even though we had our snack food covered (which was healthy and low in calories) that rest areas have absolutely no health food on the menu available. Don't even get me started on how many places have vegan or vegetarian entrees or even small options to choose from while on the road... emoticon Yes, that is a sore subject in my household and many have heard us grip about it on various occasions. haha Anyways, we are back and jumping head first into healthy eating habits once again. For those of you that would like to try something raw vegan and healthy - here is a little taste of what we had for breakfast - yum yum!


Yummy Feta Egg Scramble

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Breakfast is a great challenge for me because my husband is trying to gain a few pounds and I am of course here to lose a few. I try to make food that both of us can eat with meeting both of our requirements. So, the other day I was looking in the fridge (you know you do it too) while trying to figure out what to make for breakfast. It was the weekend so I wanted to make something a little special for my hubby but didn't want to add those calories on to my waistline. All I can ever think about is that commercial that was on the TV last year with the office workers walking around with cinnamon buns on their hind ends.. haha

So here is my favorite breakfast now that I thought I would share with everyone:
1-2 egg per person
a handful of spinach
1-2 tbsp feta cheese (you will be amazed at how few calories it is)
** scramble everything together and there you have it. It is really filling and will keep you going for hours!

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CHUBBYKNEES 5/24/2009 7:34PM

    mmm! Sounds good! We love making breakfasts on the weekend!

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3CATSLEP 5/19/2009 10:51PM

    Sounds good. I will have to try it. I made a Weight Watchers recipe for scrambled eggs and cheese pizza tonight for dinner and added bacon, ham, mushrooms, onions and then melted the cheese on top. WOW - it was really filling! emoticon

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GLORYTOGLORY 5/19/2009 9:10PM

  My hubby loves eggs I haven't used feta in them before thanx for the idea!! Hope you are having a good week!

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Morning Power Juice

Wednesday, May 06, 2009

Since my return to the northern states, I am eager to start eating like it is summer. This morning I decided to kick things off with a nice Ani Phyo raw vegan juice. I love drinking juice, just not cleaning the machine. If only there were an easier way... If you have never tried to juice anything but have a juicer sitting around, I highly suggest this morning brew to get you rolling.

Green Machine Recipe by Ani Phyo

2 cups Spinach, washed well
2 cucumbers1 bunch parsley, washed well
1 lemon, peeled
1 tbsp ginger, whole

Juice all these ingredients together and drink immediately.
*Note: This is supposed to serve 4 People but 2 of us drink it.

This is an easy way to get tons of minerals and vitamins without having too many calories. I'm not sure about the calorie count but I'm sure since the juice is 100% raw vegan and has the vegetable meat extracted - it does not contain too many. Some day I might learn how to count calories of juiced items.

emoticon Cheers!

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BREW99 5/19/2009 11:09AM

    Tell me about it, the calorie content may sound good as long as the sodium does kill ya! After eating raw vegan, I just can't get enough of the shakes! They are extremely good when you are busy or when you are sick and you need to get those veggies and fruits in to stay healthy. Yummy yummy! emoticon

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GLORYTOGLORY 5/6/2009 10:52AM

  Good for you! One thing I dislike about store bought veggie juices is the salt content ughh! What a way to start your day!

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Finally Back from the Sunny South

Monday, May 04, 2009

For a Northerner, there is nothing like going to the south for over a week to replenish the body and mind. My husband and I went on a mini vacay to South Carolina (partially for a wedding and partially for a little R&R) last week. We had the most delightful time and were able to enjoy our time together as a newly married couple (going on four years this June). When I first started to plan, I was worried about how to keep up with my diet plan without gaining weight while on vacation. It was not my intention to lose weight while on vacation however neither was it to gain weight. Afterall, a vacay is all about recuperation isn't it? Surely there were going to be times I was going to make unsatisfactory decisions however I went with the intention of eating healthy but not counting calories. To my astonishment, I stayed the same weight! Actually, I lost about half a pound! That is a great accomplishment for me since I usually gain weight when gone.

My tips for not gaining weight while on vacay:
1. Pack snacks for the ride
2. Place some of these snacks in your purse or bag that you intend to carry around. I chose raw almonds. These were a great snack when a healthier option was not available.
3. Try to keep to healthy ingredients when possible - let's face it, it's not always easy to find a healthy salad on vacation- especially in the deep south!
4. Take along breakfast cereal and soymilk (if possible). Restaurant breakfasts are just about never healthy and it is hard to gauge how the chef's are preparing your meals. I once found out that my vegetarian omelet was being cooked on the same grill as the meats were - to a vegetarian this is a big "no-no". My option was to save money while eating a bowl of cereal inside before leaving - it saves time too!
5. Drink water and have plenty available. Opt out of soda's and drink the water - most places will give you free water...
6. Take along your refillable water container - this helps out the environment and you are assured you have water for your day trips. This also saves money!
7. Eat smaller portions. It is hard to find good healthy items on some menus, if you are traveling with other family members you can't always leave a restaurant and go to another one with low-calorie options. My husband and I found that we would share a meal and it would be filling enough for two. emoticon

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3CATSLEP 5/4/2009 10:55PM

    emoticon isn't that a wonderful present? I think sometimes just the change of pace and different activities really give us a little kick!

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