Jul 28

Raw Pumpkin Seed Crackers with Spinach

Raw Pumpkin Seed Crackers with Spinach 

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Raw Pumpkin Seed Crackers with Black Olives

 

One of my favourite things to do is to try different raw foods that I can buy in a store or restaurant and go hoe and figure out if I can make something similar that I truly enjoy, especially when I travel down to the USA as there are so many choices down there over here in Canada for raw foods.  I did a couple of versions of this cracker (another post coming soon) and I loved them all!!  Yes a dehydrator is needed and soaking time for the seeds but oh so worth it!! I make a good size batch so I don’t have to do it often – yet they are yummy and go fast!!

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  • 2 cups Sunflower Seeds

  • 1 cup Pumpkin Seeds

  • 1 cup ground Flax seeds

  • ½ package Spinach (I usually get my organic spinach in the plastic containers) or you can use Kale

  • 4 – 6 tbsp Nutritional Yeast

  • 1 Onion finely chopped

  • 3 Jalapenos (optional)

  • 3 cloves Garlic

  • 4 Madjool Dates

I like to put the Sunflower Seeds i the processor first and give them more time to process then the rest of the ingredients. Process them for a little bit first – until small chucks or almost fine.

Throw the rest of the ingredients into a processor and process until chunky yet not big chunks.

Put mixture into a bowl and stir in approx. 2 cups water and mix well. Let sit over night even 24 hours is better if possible (starts a bit of the fermentation process at that point ).

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Stir well to see how dry it is as after sitting it may need a little more water, you want the mixture to stay together well, not be too dry and definitely not runny.

Spread out on flex sheets in the dehydrator (I like this crackers a little thicker than regular crackers so not too thin) and score with a knife into squares – the size you choose.

Dehydrate approx. 12 hours, flip sheets and continue to dehydrate approx. another 6 – 12 hours depending on the thickness – since I like these crackers on the thick side so it does take a little longer.  These are so good with many different raw spreads, hummus or even just coconut oil.

Keep in an air tight container and they will last for several weeks.

Enjoy!!

Eat Healthy

Live Well

Create a Life YOU Love!!

Jodi

 Yes the Black Olive spread recipe is coming soon!!

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Jul 18

Slow Motion

Slow Motion

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One of the things I love about practicing Long Exposure Photography is it gets me to really slow down, breath, take a look around, and practice Gratitude.

I choose the tag line Healthy is Cool for more than just food.  Food is very important, so are our thoughts, feelings and actions.

They are all part of the whole body, mind, spirit connection.

Superfoods ar nutrient dense foods – could also say high vibration foods.

Thoughts can be high vibrational as in empowering, self loving, non-judgmental or they can be low vibrational as in disempowering, self criticism or judgemental.

Emotions can be high vibrational (love, gratitude, joy) or low vibration (anger, fear, doubt).

Actions and Words are the same.

The higher the frequency, the higher the energy, the higher the connection.

Sometimes being in slow motion is being fully present, alive, aware and unplugged!! We all need those moments to recharge and connect with ourselves and to be able to be clear

I just found this quote and I quite like it – enjoy!

‘I want to know the thoughts of Source – everything else is just details”

Albert Eistein

E=MC2 (Energy = Matter or Thoughts Become Things – Choose the Good Ones)

Eat Healthy

Live Well

Create a Life YOU Love!!

Jodi

 

Jul 14

Chic Pea Salad

Chic Pea Salad

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It’s been a little while since I have posted, been doing some travelling, focusing in on my business and really wanting to know the direction of my blog.  How could I provide better and something different, as time passes I realize there are many similar blogs and recipes out there – how could I provide something different yet needed.

I love the fact that more and more people are waking up to real foods and live foods as I am seeing evidence of it in the grocery stores – one word of caution – DON”T believe everything you see on labels – especially words like ‘natural’ – it can be misleading as I am finding advertising and marketing – well – can be interesting!!  Eat more real foods, live foods, and fresh foods in season!!

My tag line is Healthy is Cool – as much as I believe we need to be eating real foods clean foods as much as possible, I also highly believe in clean thoughts (easier when our food and our bodies are clean) and by that I mean empowering thoughts, more self love thoughts, aligning our energy with what we love to be doing – with who we really are.  Not being in a state of anger, angst or frustration at people, ourselves or life.  By not liking the food you eat yet you eat it as it’s suppose to be healthy, by not working a ‘job’ that you hate or is out of alignment with who you truly are, by not surrounding yourself with toxic, negative, drama loving people who bring you down or drain your energy!!

By being in total alignment with who and what you are about.

For me, it keeps getting easier and clearer – Entrepreneur, Superfoodie, Photographer – besides my kids, dog, beloved and friends – this is what fuels me, drives me, what I love to be, do and have and when I come from that place – it’s easy, fun and flowing.  Now not each moment is perfect and I am only human – learning and making mistakes but I also love it!!

What better place to share than on my blog!!

After spending some time on my business, enjoying the sun, picnics and hanging with horses which was new to me and playing with so me superfood recipes it all started coming together!

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So my recipes from now on are going to have more Super foods – what I love using and how you can incorporate more into your way of eating, what are they and why use them taking you more into plant based eating that is nutrient dense and healthy!

More Photography even outside of food and recipes and more thinking outside the box – life, job, being – I have really been untangling and questioning all the programming and advertising we have been fed our lives – and if you look around I don’t believe it’s working too well – so in other words a truth seeker – and breaking free from a Job if you feel you are entangled in one – life is too short to be spent chasing a pay check or doing something that does not fulfil you in any way shape or form, or better yet having to spend 8 hours a day with people you have nothing in common with………..so please come back for more and share this – and stop by and say hi – I love meeting new people and making connections with like minded people!!!

Anyways – on to the recipe – this one is easy, tasty and well get creative…….:)

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Chic Pea Salad

  • 1 cup Chic Peas soaked for 24 – 36 hrs then another 24 – 36 hrs rinsing them several times and letting them drain – there will be a sprout started

  • OR

  • 1 can Chic Peas (drained and rinsed) – still healthy and vegan just not raw

  • juice of 1 Lemon

  • 2 – 4 Garlic cloves minced (depends on you – I like more Garlic for this one)

  • 2 – 4 tbsp of cold pressed Oil – Olive is good, my favorite these days is Camelina

  • 1 cup finely chopped Parsley

  • 1 Onion finely chopped

  • Arugula chopped up

  • Mix all together

  • Pinch of Himalyan Sea Salt

In this recipe I also included chopped up Peppers, Dulse and Hemp.

I love to mix up the greens ie Spinach instead of Arugula as an example, or Green Onions, lots of herbs – it’s never the same dish twice except for the base of Lemon, Garlic, Oil and Chic Peas.  So get creative and add lots of fresh, in season organic veggies and greens!!

Thanks for sharing this!!

Eat Healthy

Live Well

Create a Life YOU Love!!

Jodi

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May 26

Raw Spiced Pear Crisp

Raw Spiced Pear Crisp

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Raw Spiced Pear Crisp

 

I used to love baked Apple Crisp – now I love the raw kind :) Pears jumped out at me the other day and I thought why not!!? And why to create it a little different with a little spice.

Healthy eating made easy and adding in a little more live, raw foods that are tasty – you don’t have to give up things that you love, you just come to it in a different way.

Some of our health concerns come directly from our way of eating – making changes for our health can be easy!

This is raw (which is also really live foods and whole foods) vegan and gluten free – yes!! :)

-  4-6 Pears  sliced or cut up into chunks (skins on or off it’s up to you, I preferred most of them off)

-  Juice of 1 Lemon

-  2 – 3 Agave

Stir all together well.

I like putting the pears in a shallow baking dish.

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Throw in the rest of the ingredients into a processor or blender and pulse coarsely

-  2/3 cups raw Walnuts

- 2/3 cup raw Pecans

-  1/4 cup Hemp Hearts

-  1 tsp Vanilla

-  1/2 tsp Cinnamon

-  1/2 tsp Nutmeg

-  1/2 tsp Ginger (i did use powder in this recipe)

-  pinch Himalayan Sea Salt

-  4-6 Madjool Dates (optional – I like it either way – the dates will help the mixture stick together better)

Pour the mixture over the sliced Pears so that it is evenly spread out.

The best part is it is ready – no baking!!

I love adding in Cashew Whip as a topping.

Enjoy!!

Eat Well

Live Healthy

Create a Life YOU Love

Jodi

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