Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Dr. John Fielder's Visit

My Natural Hygiene teacher and mentor, Dr. John Fielder, included us again on his Worldwide Raw Food Lecture Tour.  He arrived at my house on Monday, May 14.  Tuesday we had a raw foods dinner at the house for a few of the people that helped to organize the events here in Arkansas.   Wednesday, the Hot Springs Village Raw Foods Group met at Gulpha Gorge Picnic Area for a picnic with Dr. Fielder.  Wednesday night he made a presentation here in Hot Springs Village about the Principles of Natural Living.  The following night he spoke at Mt. Pleasant United Methodist Church in Little Rock.  There was a good crowd at both events. 
Dr. John Fielder

Here I am introducing Dr. Fielder at the HSV lecture.
At the lecture we served some raw food treats for our guests to sample.  One of the items was a chocolate granola bar.  I cut the squares much smaller for this event because of the number of people we had to serve.
Chocolate Granola Bars

 Chocolate Granola Bars

1 cup sunflower seeds - soaked two hours
1 cup pumpkin seeds - soaked two hours
1/2 cup sesame seeds
1 cup date paste
Chop seeds briefly in food processor.  Put in large bowl and add date paste.  Mix thoroughly.  Spread on parafex sheet 1/4" thick.  Dehydrate for five hours.  Peel off sheet and place on mesh dehydrator tray for five or six hours.

Date Paste:
1 cup dates (appx 16) - Soak for 20 minutes
1-1/2 cups water
Pinch of salt
Squeeze of lemon juice
Drain water and reserve water for blending.  Process all ingredients in blender until smooth.  Store in fridge in air tight container for up to two weeks.

Raw Chocolate Topping:
1/2 cup melted coconut oil
1/2 cup agave
1/2 cup carob or cacao powder
Whisk all in bowl to mix together.

Spread chocolate mixture on top of granola in a pyrex pan and place in refrigerator.  Cut into small squares.  These are really good!

I worked in the garden this morning.  I planted some chives, but most of my time was spent watering.  I got the first tomatoes out of the garden.  The blackberries are beautiful.  Other harvest was arugula, kale, chives, lettuce, cilantro and parsley.
Today's harvest.

Watering one of the beds.  I moved the sprinkler every thirty minutes as well as hand watering  some of the plants.

Lunch today:  Green Smoothie (arugula, kale, lettuce, blackberries, kiwi, banana, water); peach; apricot; goody balls; pistachios; organic gummy bears

Dinner:  Salad (romaine, mushrooms, radishes, sprouts, tomato, cilantro, parsley, chives, lemon juice, tiny bit of Himalayan sea salt); avocado; sauerkraut, goody balls

There is a spiritual link between Man and Nature.  There is no other possible way of development for this country but a return to the land. - Wes Jackson

Live the solution.

The Quintessence of Natural Living reminds us that a doctor is a teacher.  One of the aims of the doctor should be to teach his patients how to retard the rate of dying, but his primary aim should be to teach his patients how to  achieve a state of health and well being..."joie de vivre".

To health and happiness.

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