My Bitchin Sauce & Food Revolution Summit

My Bitchin Sauce & Food Revolution Summit

 

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My Bitchin Sauce

 

 

Food Revolution Summit with Ocean & John Robbins AND 24 of the Top Food Experts!!

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If you think you are eating healthy – you may want to tune into and listen to as many free interviews as possible.  I thought I knew a lot and man I am even blown away.  It saddens me and makes me angry what is and has been done to our food and supply.  Why is it that a farmer or manufacture has to label, get certified, pay the prices to create real or healthy foods yet foods with chemicals, gmo’s and addictive additives are free of even having to label it……sad and pretty pathetic if you ask me.

Did you know that 30 years ago there was 800 food chemicals / additives and now there is over 10 000??? Most have not been tested either!!

That is why as much as possible eat real foods – real meaning there are no labels. Real meaning if they were made in a plant probably stay away from it, if they come from a plant eat it!! (and try for organic as often as possible too)!!

 

My Bitchin Sauce

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While on my travels we came across this great dip / sauce called Bitchin Sauce and I really did enjoy it!!  As usual I thought well I can make this!! I have this desire to re-create even similar but also to really know what the ingredients are.  I am not totally anal that I have to always know the purity of the ingredients but I do like knowing my food is clean and doesn’t have any added chemicals or other things as much as possible.

As in all my recipes – I use organic as much as possible and all my nuts are raw.  This recipe depending on a couple of things you use will make it raw or at least vegan – but either way this recipe is still healthy and of course natural – the way it should be! 🙂  And of course since they are raw, vegan it’s gluten free as well!!

Anyways, this is great to dip veggies in, put on crackers, in wraps, on steam veggies etc and you can get creative with the spices – try different spices each time you make it.  i.e. Basil, Chipolte, Hot n Spicy, Cilantro, Sweet – you decide!

 

–  1 cup raw Almonds

Soak Almonds overnight or longer (once they have soaked it is easy to remove the skins as you will need to do that for this recipe)

Once the Almonds have soaked and skins removed put into Vitamix or Blender.  Add in remaining ingredients.

–  1/4 cup cold pressed Olive Oil (I have recently been introduced to by a dear new friend, a new (but actually really old) oil called Camelina Oil that is rich in antioxidants, has a high  heat point, lots of omegas, raw and non-gmo – how does it get any better than that!!)  Love it that we are finding old things that we could be eating that are healthy and some how some where along the way we lost the access or info to some amazing products – that is why I so love real Superfoods!!

–  juice of one Lemon

–  1 tbsp Nutritional Yeast

–  3 tbsp Braggs (or Tamari or Nama Shoyu)

–  3 cloves Garlic

–  1/4 tsp Himalayan Sea Salt

–  Spices – 1 – 2 tbsp – this is where you can get creative for this recipe I kept it a tad mild and used Cumin, pinch of Cayenne and a hint of

toasted Coriander Seed ground up.

All ingredients are in the Vitamix and while blending add in water – depending on the thickness of it, but I preferred it not to be too thick so by the ned I added 11/4 cup water.  Blend it all until smooth, taste and adjust lemon, salt and spices until you get the desired taste (just like the amount of water).

I found for myself to let it sit over night the tastes came out even more – but you can serve and eat immediately.

Enjoy!!

 

Eat Healthy

Live Well

Create a Life YOU Love

Jodi

 

 

 

Raw Lemon Macaroons

Raw Lemon Macaroons

 

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Raw Lemon Macaroons

 

Great raw – vegan snack for lemon and coconut lovers!! Easy to make, but a dehydrator is needed to maintain being raw.  I have fallen in love with Macaroons lately and have been playing with recipes that I love!!  I hope you will too!!

 Raw Lemon Macaroons

 

–  4 cups flaked Coconut

–  2 tbsp Coconut oil (Purium has an amazing hand poured organic Coconut oil)

– put in processor and process until creamy

Add in

–  1/2 cup Agave

–  1 tsp Vanilla

–  juice of 1 Lemon – I even added a little bit of the pulp (optional)

–  1/4 tsp Himalayan Sea Salt

Stir in

–  2 cups shredded Coconut

Mix well.

Take by the spoonful and place on dehydrator sheets (you can also make balls and flatten out a little – whatever works best for you)

Dehydrate for 12 – 24 hrs

Enjoy and enjoy!!!

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Eat Well

Love Healthy

Create a Life YOU Love!!

Jodi

PS – Feel Free to use a $50 Gift Card towards any Purium product – i.e. like Purium’s Organic Coconut Oil – small size or big size!!

 

Raw Noodles with Coconut Lime Dressing

Noodles with Coconut Lime Dressing

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Noodles with Coconut Lime Dressing

Raw Vegan style for this recipe!!

Whats kind of cool about eating more raw foods, natural foods, (yes even superfoods) is once you learn a few ‘new’ things, food preparation and clean up is a lot less – I do not miss washing dishes that have baked on stuff – those days for me are done!! 🙂

Having the base of raw Cashews can set the stage for any creamy style sauce – the rest is only limited by your imagination!!  For this recipe I us.ed Coconut water, cilantro and fresh limes – but you could really use anything

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Fresh

I just finished watching most of The Truth About Cancer series – the last episode last night was with people that overcame their cancer and how they did it – each one did something different but the main theme was they changed the way they ate big time.

I have been asking people lately about our programming, asking why, asking what is normal and so on.  We seem to think it’s ok and cool to have National Twinkie Day and yet what’s normal about that?  What is the health benefit about a twinkie – I mean it has a shelf life longer than my dogs life, no nutritional value, chemicals, preservatives, hydrogenation, words I can’t pronounce or don’t know what they are yet it’s ok to promote that as a food?

I am starting to ask better questions and in my asking them hope that people start waking up and start  asking questions too, or better yet make different choices  – healthy eating shouldn’t be hard, confusing or difficult.  I believe we just need to undo some programming around food that we have gotten for many years now!!

Just me 2 cents worth – thanks for reading!!

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Always of course wash the ingredients that you need to and even though I don’t use the words organic – I use organic as often as I can and hope you do too!! And yes I would still wash the fresh veggies / fruits!

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Coconut Lime Dressing

–  1 cup raw Cashews

–  juice of 4 limes with the zest of one lime

–  1 clove Garlic

–  1 tsp Himalayan Sea Salt

–  1/2 cup Coconut Water (fresh or canned)

Put all ingredients in a Vitamix or Blender and process until smooth, depending on how thick you like the sauce will determine if you add a little more Coconut water (or even plain water)

I used a Spiralizer for the Zucchini noodles – click here to see that.  I also usually use approximately 1 small to medium size Zucchini per person (also depending on if it’s a main dish or a side dish)

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Once you have the noodles, put into a bigger bowl and add in the sauce and mix well.  When being served, add in raw Black Sesame seeds, chopped Green Onions and chopped Cilantro – I love Cilantro so I add a lot – use how much you like!!

Can eat with a fork or chopped sticks!!

Enjoy!

Thanks for sharing this!!

Eat Healthy

Live Well

Create a Life YOU Love!!

Jodi

The Truth About Cancer

The Truth About Cancer

I was awake for early this morning and finished watching episode 6 of the video documentary series The Truth About Cancer by Ty Bollinger – with 29 Doctors, 11 Scientists and 9 Survivors.

This episode was about diet, nutrition and what to eat to heal cancer and not feed cancer – yes feed cancer cells.

Guess what they live off of?? Sugar.

What is in most of our foods today especially packaged, man made foods?

Sugar

Do you ever question why things have come about?

I have and not a lot makes sense to me.

Like today, being Easter, if you are religious it’s about Jesus rising from the dead ( and more).

It’s about Springtime,new flowers, new beginnings.

How the heck did an Easter bunny get involved and copious amounts of sugar??

Could it be a major marketing, promoting, buying for profits thing?

Just like Santa Claus – Cocoa Cola invented him, another huge profit making time of year and sugar, over indulgence feast on many levels.

Kind of makes you shake your head and wonder doesn’t it??!!

Anyways, I’ll step down off my soap box – just had to share this video – I think the information in these videos is important, crucial in this day and age and everyone should be watching them – so please share them!!

No there is no affiliate link – just a huge desire to help start waking people up – our bodies are an amazing thing – when the right environment is given!!

Have a Happy Easter – enjoy the moment, the day, the people and even the food – create memories that last, laugh more,love more and be a little kid like today!!

Live well

With Gratitude

Jodi

Click here to watch The Truth About Cancer

Kale, Apple & Pecan Salad with Spirulina – Hemp Dressing

Kale, Apple & Pecan Salad with Spirulina – Hemp Dressing

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Kale, Apple & Pecan Salad with Spirulina – Hemp Dressing

Sometimes we can take the simplest foods, combine them and come up with not only a tasty snack or meal but also one that is totally nutrient dense. This is totally a raw and vegan dish incorporating superfoods. The more greens in your way of eating the better!!! The more real foods – which are live foods – which aren’t man made or have their own commercial – are what you want to eat more of. I don’t care what the label says – organic, natural, gluten free etc – they are usually processed and unless the label says raw – it’s dead foods.
And to be clear – not that I am against dead foods – but most of us need more live foods and superfoods in our way of eating!!
If you have to buy packaged foods – try and make sure you read the labels with ingredients – you should be able to say and or know what all the ingredients are and better if it’s dehydrated so it’s still live or raw – meaning it still has real nutritional value and most importantly enzymes which are needed by the body!!

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Salad
I used a mixture of organic Greens and Kale or you can use just Kale – I have tried it both ways and both are tasty!!

– 1 small box mixed organic Greens

– 1 bunch Kale (chopped or torn into pieces) and mixed in with Greens or on it’s own

– 1 – 2 Apples cut up in bite chunks

– 1/2 cup roasted or dehydrated Pecans

2 ways of making roasted or dehydrated Pecans – I usually use my stove top as I wait to the last minute I will be honest. When I am organized and think ahead it’s not a problem 🙂 I put in some Tamari or Braggs (approx 3 tbsp) into a pan on med – low heat and mix in Pecans, sometimes I add in Agave (approx 2 tbsp) for a little sweeter version.

Stir well, and let sit, stirring often until the Tamrai or Braggs starts drying – take off heat and let cool. You can cook this faster by using higher heat but you will also destroy the enzymes. Once fully cool down, add to salad. That is all I put in the salad – but don’t be afraid to add in more if you like – some veggies or herbs or………you aren’t limited!!!
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Spirulina Hemp Dressing

I always keep my salad dressings simple if I even use one – yet sometimes I like to shake things up. This one was one of those that even my daughter liked!! Yes it is Green!! lol

– 1/4 cup cold pressed Olive Oil

– 1/2 juice of Lemon

– 1/4 cup Hemp Seeds

– 1 tsp Spirulina (Purium’s organic, live & non-Gmo)

– 1 tbsp raw Apple Cider Vinegar

– 3 tbsp Agave

– 1 clove Garlic

– pinch Himalayan Sea Salt

Throw all in a Vitamix, blender or hand blender until mixed well.

Pour onto salad. Keep rest in fridge in a glass bottle or air tight container.

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Enjoy!!

Eat Well

Live Healthy

Create a Life YOU Love!!
Jodi
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