Sunday, June 26, 2011

Raw! Raw!

The concept of eating raw and living foods is not new to me. I learned from my mother in the 60's and 70's how to sprout seeds and grains. I liked sprouted lentils then. Today I made a wonderful salad by finely grating 4 carrots and 1/4 cup chopped dates in my processor. I switched the blade to the bigger holes on the disc and grated fresh frozen pineapple chunks next. I soaked a few Tablespoons each of sunflower seeds and cashews. I mixed up a dressing of: 1/2 mayo, 2 T Vinegar and Oil Dressing, 1/2 Tsp paprika,and pinch of nutmeg. I dumped the carrot mixture into the bowl with the dressing, added 1/4 cup of raisins and the nuts. Served it up on some fresh Romaine Leaves from the garden. I put the sprouted seed mix as an option on the side.
Kevin like his without the sprouts. I had some with and some without sprouts.

Tuesday, June 14, 2011


Got one at a store that was tasteless. Then got one at A Health Food Store - organic and it was delicious! Sweet seedless. Who could ask for more? I could and I will - have some more....:)

Monday, June 13, 2011


Our poppys are in bloom

May we each blossom in turn when it is our time to show our true colors and give beauty and sustenance to the earth and it's inhabitants.

Sunday, June 12, 2011

Sprouting For Life

I believe in eating live foods, such as sprouts. I have been an avid sprouter since High School, when my mother began studying nutrition.
Here is a photo of the seed mix I use. You can also use alfalfa seed (abt 3-4 tablespoons yeilds a quart jar full!)
I found this mix in the bulk section of local health food store. It stores well and it takes only about 2-3 days to sprout! It is a combination of adzuki, soy, mung beans, lentils and wheat.
Second Photo is of jar of sprouted seeds at 2 1/2 days after first soak.

I think this would be great for campers, hikers, bikers, mountain climbers. Just put about 1/4 to 1/2 cup of seed mix (to yield half or full jar) in a clear plastic jar with a lid. You will need plastic netting and rubber band. (I use a lightweight plastic mayo jar and plastic net from fruit bag)

It is simple to sprout a half jar of goodies: just cover spout seed mix with water and allow it to soak 8 hrs with lid on in a dark place - like in a pack. Then remove lid, put on the netting, and secure with a strong rubber band. Drain off soak water (opt: can drink or add to a drink - loaded with nutrients). Rinse the sprouts with a few tablespoons of water 3x a day until the sprouts are growing; usually third day they are ready for munching, adding to a sandwich, an omelete, or the Ready Project scramble! This adds a whole new component to dried carry in foods, one that is LIVE and fun! Kids love to see things grow, it is like a garden in a jar! You can hang the jar on your backpack so it drains and gets sunshine!

Sunday, June 5, 2011

Family History as a Hobby

Did you know that Family History Research is one of the most popular hobbies? Many people use the internet to search for ancestors and documents. One popular site is I have been mostly adding information to the computer that was handwritten or typed by my mother. I find it fascinating and fulfilling.