One day our family received a used Vita Mix(it's a REALLY expensive blender) from some friends and that kicked up our healthy eating up a notch. My mom and I would experiment making healthy smoothies with barley green, blend up whole grains to make our own flour or we would lightly heat up veggies and blend them to a pulp like a thick soup(and take it to our algebra class we took together where everyone would gross out). My mom was always making crazy healthy recipes. I didn't always love it, but I grew to love it and to this day I can honestly say I am a health food hippy nut because of my mom.
To this day I LOVE experimenting in the kitchen. I love all kinds of food and I have loved "coming into my own" in the kitchen. Over the past 3 months though I have tried my hand at vegan cooking and raw vegan un-cooking, and I am hooked! Most people are familiar with veganism(no meat or animal bi-products...dairy, eggs, honey), but not many people are familiar with raw veganism. 4 months ago I had no idea this whole other culinary world existed. I think I had heard of it before when my mom and I went to hear this guy(my mom will remember his name) speak at Windsor Park Baptist Church about how he ate mostly raw fruits and vegetables and it helped him with his battle with cancer. He wasn't very creative with it from what I remember so I wasn't too excited. Salad's all the time? I love salads but... No Way! But come to find out there are all kinds of raw food recipes out there on the web. It's AMAZING. Raw vegan sushi, chocolate mouse, flax crackers, green smoothies, and sour cream are just a tip of the ice burg.
From here on out a lot of my posts will be sprinkled with raw vegan recipes because I really need an outlet for how excited I get about this. You can ask Tristan; I watch a few raw vegan videos on-line and you would think I was on speed! I have been praying for at least the past year for the Lord to show me my strengths and passions and this is one of them. I LOVE learning about crazy health stuff, integrating it into my life and then helping others to integrate it into theirs. I remember as a 12 year old girl reading 1 Corinthians 6:18-20 and the Lord speaking to me that my body is His temple and that I should honor my body even with my health.
Now, for my finds for the day.
This summer Tristan and I find ourselves traveling a lot(esp. back and forth from Brownwood to Austin) so the video below peaked my interest. It's a video on how to eat raw while traveling. She gives a lot of good tips that will help anyone trying to eat healthy while on the road.