Saturday, May 17, 2008

Living Green - Day 78

It was a perfectly gorgeous Saturday in Tulsa, Oklahoma. Today I spent the majority of my time working in my yard and in the kitchen.....two of my favorite pastimes. Even though it's still fairly early in the gardening season, my potted garden is already showing signs of thriving! Here is a slide show of how everything is coming along......

I've also been making a plethora of dehydrated goodies over the past couple of days. So far I've made jalapeño corn chips, cranberry goji granola, glazed walnuts, zataar crackers, banana-cacao crispies and maple cinnamon crispies (breakfast cereal). I get like this at least once every quarter......on a full blown dehydrating rampage. I haven't decided if it's a hormonal thing or not, but I always have a blast when I go into the "zone." Lately I've been meeting with more and more people who are integrating raw into their diets, so having these snacks on hand will really help to show people how transitioning to a raw lifestyle doesn't have to be painful at all. I am also sending a care package out on Monday to everybody's favorite new raw foodist, Beth Berry aka Bunny Berry! If you haven't logged on to Bunny's 100 Day Raw Challenge, do yourself a BIG favor and check out her informative, hilarious and totally entertaining site!

It still sounds unbelievable that I've been juicing non-stop for 78 days. I still feel so healthy and alive. I'm over my funk with not wanting juice and thankfully, I'm feeling more balanced. I'm remembering my dreams a lot lately. Last night I had a very real, detailed dream about my first boss, with whom I had a very close relationship. No doubt I'm still transiting backwards in time because the correlation of where I am in "juice feasting regression" days, puts me right at the time when I worked at Aberson's. I find this all so interesting and therapeutic.

Saturday's Daily Juice:
1 qt. fresh orange juice w/ spirulina & ice
1 qt. cucumber, celery, mint, lime, raw honey & sea salt.
2 qt. "Green of the Tropics"
juice of one pineapple
1 bunch cilantro
4 stalks of kale
3 green onions
4 thai peppers (a jalapeño works fine)
1 clove garlic
1 red bell pepper
juice of 1 lime
all of the water from 1 thai coconut
1 tbsp. avocado oil

Juice everything but the coconut water and oil. Put the juiced concoction into your Vita Mix or other high powered blender, & add the coconut water and oil, mixing for 10-20 seconds until blended. Serve at room temp, or over ice, if it's a hot summery day.


Birch Center said...

The pictures of your garden are beautiful.
I love dehydrating, too...and the treats you made sound great.
Thanks for the recipe of your drink at the end...that one looks really good. Yesterday I was going to put coconut water into a Thai-inspired juice, but the coconut water was so good on its own that I just drank it all up!
~ Melissa

HiHoRosie said...

Your garden pics look amazing and glorious! I'm so jealous! We hope to get there soon with ours. :)

You say you feel so alive and healthy and I must add that you certainly look it! YOu're awesome!

Tuliza said...

Hi Penni,
Thanks for visiting my blog. Happy Day 79. It's hard to believe there is only 17 days left. I love your photos of your garden. Beautiful!!!

Michelle said...

Wow, not only do the plants look beautiful, you are a wonderful photographer! Beautiful.

I don't know how you make all that food and not eat it. I couldn't do it. I stayed out of the kitchen when I was feasting except to make my juice.

Sounds like another fantastic juice recipe!

Bunny Berry said...

Dear Lord, bless you woman, you are a saint. And did I also mention that you are smoking hot?

I love you. xoxoxo

Vegannosaurus Rex said...

i want...err, NEED...the recipe for the jalapeno corn chips.