We arrived home shortly after midnight after driving all day from Cocoa Beach, FL to Hot Springs Village, AR. We had a few days of spring break vacation with our daughter, grand-daughter, and her friend. I was able to eat all raw foods, but I wouldn't call the trip biogenic living. Even though Disney World was too noisy, I got sunburned, and we stayed up past midnight, it was worth it to experience this trip with these precious ones. At Cocoa Beach we shopped until we dropped, and I got sunburned even more, but again it was worth it We decided to drive straight through coming home rather than spend the night in another motel, so we drove about 17 hours and arrived at home shortly after midnight. Maybe I won't ever travel again. At least until we leave for California next Wednesday. Our little dog, Lucy, made the trip with us. She is exhausted today, too.
|We ate our picnic lunch at a rest area on the way to Florida. Lucy and the girls are in the background.|
After talking with Dr. Fielder last week I am making some changes in my diet. I am eliminating the smoothies and blended salads and switching to eating the foods in their whole state. The tendency with smoothies and blended salads is to eat too much food. My typical diet now is:
Lunch: Papaya; coconut water; orange or some other fruit(s); avocado; almonds; goody balls
Dinner: Salad made with lettuces, cucumbers, and tomatoes; a simple salad dressing; avocado; sauerkraut; almonds; and goody balls.
Other things I took away from my conversation with Dr. Fielder:
-My eyes itch and water because my body is expelling toxins through the tear ducts.
-I need to be consistent in wearing the cold compress for a few hours each night because the effects are cumulative.
- I do not need to drink minerals. If I apply the Sea-90 fertilizer on my garden, I will get all the minerals and trace elements in my food in the form in which my body can utilize them.
- Kale is hard to digest. It is also high in oxalic acid. Kale is being promoted so strongly in the health food world, so I was surprised to learn that kale is not the healthiest choice for my diet. Kale and other foods high in oxalic acid, such as spinach, are especially undesirable for anyone prone to arthritis.
Our raw foods group met last Wednesday at our house. My contributions to the feast were goody balls, jam pie, pickle salad, peach salad with nut cream, and tabouli. We had a good group and the food was exceptionally good. I think I say that every month!
|The girls at the raw food potluck.|
|We had the guys outnumbered this time.|
Here are the recipes:
1 cup cracked wheat (bulgur)
1 cup water
1/2 cup fresh parsley, chopped
1/2 tbsp. scallions, minced
2 tbsp. fresh mint
2 tbsp. olive oil
2 tbsp. lemon juice
1 small tomato
Soak the wheat in the water for about one hour.
Add the rest of the ingredients, except the tomato, and mix well.
Add the tomato last and mix gently.
1 cup peaches, sliced (I used frozen peaches that we picked at the orchard and froze last summer.)
1 cup bananas
Serve with Nut Cream.
1 orange, peeled and cut up. Put in blender.
1 apple, cut up and put in blender.
50 grams of almonds chopped in a food processor and added to the blender.
Blend together to make a lovely nut cream.
JAM PIE (This recipe came from the Clohesy River Health Farm Recipe Book)
1 cup sesame seeds, ground
1/2 cup sunflower seeds, ground
(I used what I had on hand so used pumpkin seeds, almonds and coconut flakes. You can use any nut, seed or coconut to make the crust.)
3 tbsp honey
Squeeze of lemon
Mix all the ingredients together. Press into pie pan and dry in the hot sun or dehydrator for 1-2 hours.
Jam for pie filling:
100 grams of any dried fruit (I used papaya)
Soak the fruit for 5-6 hours. Blend until smooth. Add honey to taste then pour into pie shell.
PICKLE SALAD (This is a Dan McDonald recipe)
Slice 2 cucumbers on the mandolin or food processor. Place in large bowl.
Make a dressing in the Nutri-Bullet or blender:
1/4 cup lemon juice or Bragg's Apple Cider vinegar
1/4 cup honey
1 bunch of fresh dill
1/2 tsp. of dried dill.
Pour the dressing over the sliced cucumbers. Let marinate for a couple of hours if possible.
Our friend, Karl, told us one day that we are not here to try and get to heaven, but we are here to make our surroundings beautiful! Now that should keep us busy enough. We can include our physical bodies in that equation, and do what we can to clean them up and make them beautiful, too.
We can talk to the God of the Universe in specifics. Being grateful is part of a biogenic lifestyle. We must not despise the true riches God has given us...sun, water, air, fruits, vegetables, earth, all of nature. God is love! God's goodness leads us to repent....which is a total change in the way we think. It's not too late for us to change the way we think. Living in harmony with God and the laws of the universe will enrich our lives beyond measure.
To health and happiness.