Sunday, August 23, 2009

learning the keys

One of the things I am learning is that I can't get too busy and stop focusing on the rawkin food. Unfortunately with rawkin food, you can't call and order it and have it delivered to your door like the pizza place. Rawkin means, I have to make sure we don't run out of crackers, we don't run out of a fresh supply of fruits and veggies and I don't get too tired to whip something up now and again. When these things happen, temptations come into play.

I become tired and tempted to just have ONE meal quick and easy. If I haven't made enough travelling snacks or enough varieties of travelling snacks then we all become tempted to go through a coffee shop drive thru and get salads with dressing and croutons and cheese...glorious...bad cheese. After a long day of work and then running errands, ending with the grocery store, it is SO easy to think of all the yummy, processed, bad-for-you foods that could satiate my exhaustion and programmed tasted buds. Suuuuuggggaaarrr. Want a donut and coffee? Want pizza and coca cola? These things will give fake energy and help me get all that I need to accomplished tonight. I hear a voice telling me..."just one, it's your friend, you are so tired and you know that this will help give you energy..." NOOOOOOO!

This week poses our first real test with the kids going back to school. We shall see how we all handle it. In the dehydrator are more flax, cinnamon, apple and honey crackers, flax and veggie crackers and banana puree'd for strawberry crepes. I have wheat berries ready to go for toaster tarts, I have almonds soaking for cinnamon rolls, I have corn for tomorrow to make more tortilla's and some chips, I am going to try the pecan burger, make some more falafels and maybe more. Will be an adventurous day tomorrow. Wish me luck. We rawk on.


  1. Question - I don't know how cheese is made but I see on some cheeses that they are made with "raw" milk. Are there any cheeses you can eat on a raw diet, or are they completely no-no?

  2. There are several cheese that we make using nuts and seeds. I have made a creamy cheddar cheese type spread out of sunflower seeds and red bell pepper and have made a mozzarella cheese out of macademia nuts and some other cheese out of soaked cashews. There is even a recipe for a type of "cream cheese" What are you interested in, I can give you the recipe I have and you can try it. Dairy cheese is not considered raw, at least what I've heard. I actually found many of the cheeses to be too heavy for me anymore. I like the pizza without it, at first it was good with the cheese but now it's just too much. Let me know how I can help you find a recipe. :) You can try and let us know how you like it. I also found with cheese recipes it takes a LOT of time in the food processor or vitamix because we really like our cheese to be smooooootthhhh like real cheese...don't want to feel nutty chunks. LOL :)

  3. I am going to go to Karyn's with my friend and try things out, see what they have. I am really trying lately to go strongly vegetarian, but I don't know if I can manage to do raw 100% - cheese is my fave protein these days. :)