April 18, 2012, Day 18: Shopping has gotten a bit more interesting. I used to think I was an avid label reader. Well, now I am like 100x’s more avider. I know that’s not a word. 🙂 If I am buying things with a label, which isn’t much these days, I have to be very careful. Today I bought these raw flax crackers because I was totally craving crunchy/carby stuff. I admit it. I used to L O V E chips and crackers (rice-based stuff…I still kept it healthy), but there truly is not a lot out there in the “processed” food world that is safe for me. Looking at all the raw stuff, I realized that I MUST start dehydrating again. It’s either that, or pay $big time$ at the store for all my food fantasies. Raw snacks are not cheap, but making them myself could save me big time! I posted this pic earlier on Facebook, but I am posting here too:
These crackers are delicious, and I definitely want to try to make them myself! Keeping it more raw based means I am getting the most nutrients and enzymes my food has to offer me (yay!). When we eat cooked food, over 60% of the nutrients get cooked out of the food. What a waste, huh? So, my plan this weekend, is to make some raw onion bread. The best and most easiest recipe comes from the (un)cookbook RAWvolution by Matt Amsden. This is so good and can be used as sandwich bread, pizza crust or you can dip them in hummus! Here is the recipe, if you have a dehydrator and are feelin’ adventurous (although it truly is a really simple recipe–they just take lots of time, so be patient!):
RAWvolution Onion Bread
3 lg yellow onions 3/4 c flax seed, ground in a high speed blender 3/4 c raw sunflower seeds, ground in a food processor 1/2 c Nama Shoyu (I am going to use coconut aminos instead) 1/3 C olive oil
Peel and halve the onions in a food processor, cut the onions with the slicing disk transfer to a large mixing bowl, add the remaining ingredients, and mix until all are thoroughly combined. Spread 2 cups of mixture evenly on a dehydrator tray with a teflex sheet. Repeat until all the mixture is used. Dehydrate at 100 for 24 hours flip the crackers onto a tray with mesh only and remove teflex dehydrate another 12 hours. Once dehydrated cut into 9 equal pieces.
These should satisfy my carb cravings! Other than that, I feel pretty good with a bit more energy than that last few days. My stomach has calmed down too, but I am still anxiously awaiting Friday’s colonic! 🙂
If anyone has any questions I can answer that I have not touched on or you would like me to focus more on my actual daily menu, etc., I am open to suggestions! Just leave me a comment!
I leave you with this excerpt from the book Sick and Tired by Robert O. Young:
People are sick and tired because they’re rotting inside. Other words for it are fermenting or molding. Our bodies become infested with “bugs” that actually feed off us, and we’re basically hosting a parasite party. The fact is, most everyone has this to some extent because it’s not something foreign, but a part of us that’s out of control. The malnutrition and poisons involved in this process are what make us sick.
Are you ready to take control back and not feel sick and tired anymore? You can have energy, love, health and PEACE, if you change your food. Change your food, change your LIFE!