Day 186 – My Raw Epiphany

It’s been a while since I checked in, but I’m still raw.

Am I loving the experience? To be honest, no. Not that the food is bad, in fact most dishes have been delicious, yet I still find myself looking forward to 2016.

Then I realized this morning that my desire for next year was not simply about eating more cooked foods but to put me back into a somewhat “normal” category. I don’t like being different!

Ironically for a greater portion of my life I have been different but my vow to eat raw for a full year took different to a whole other level for me. That was most apparent as I celebrated the 4th of July with my family this past weekend. As I enjoyed Collard Green and Red Peppers Salad and banana ice cream for dessert, the rest of the fam chowed on ribs, sausage, hot dogs, chicken salad, mac and cheese, green beans, and pound cake.

Of course they commented on my commitment and some made mention of doing better…it still made me feel, well, different.

As Kermit would sing, “It’s not easy being green” or raw, or different.

Nonetheless I am thankful for this experience as it is obviously preparing me for something greater!

I’ll keep you posted.

Chat with you soon,

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Day 140 – My Dehydrator is Here!

I purchased the Excalibur 9-Tray Economy Dehydrator and life is great! I was getting really bored with the food so this has come at the right time in my journey.


The first thing I made was pizza. It took four days to prepare but it was worth it. Funny thing about being raw, although you may have a taste for something, that doesn’t mean you’re going to get it right away. Raw eating is truly the opposite of fast food.

So the pizza recipe I made comes from Raw Food Diet Inspiration. It was yummy! Continue reading

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Day 125 – My Biggest Challenge to Date


I am happy to report that I survived my biggest challenge to date — visiting Buffalo and not having pizza.

First, if you aren’t a pizza lover, this doesn’t seem major but for me it was MAJOR. Buffalo has the best pizza so I was really tempted to indulge but I resisted — at least until the ride home. Continue reading

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Day 112 – My Dirty Little Secret


Well I don’t know who dirty this is, but I think I must confess it anyhow.

I am following the Hallelujah Diet which encourages one to eat 85% raw and 15% cooked. They give some leeway on what you chose to eat, however I wonder if they would consider popcorn acceptable?

I sure hope so because my favorite treat these days is air-popped popcorn with a drizzle of coconut oil. Yum!

I’m sure it’s not allowed, but as the saying goes, “Don’t ask. Don’t tell.” LOL

Chat with you soon,

Breakfast: Green Smoothie with kale and mixed berry

Lunch: N/A

Dinner: http: Sesame Kelp Noodles

Snack: apples w/peanut butter

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Day 101 – There’s the Food Lady


I was surprised to hear a gentleman say, “there’s the food lady,” to his wife as he pointed me out across the parking lot. Too funny.

He referred to me as such because I had just taught a class at my church on how to restore health through surrender (of diet). Now not only am I the food lady, I am also apparently the food police. I noticed my child’s Sunday School teacher hiding her cookie when I came to pick her up from class. Oh well, I guess all of those things come with a healthy-eating territory. Continue reading

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Day 90 – Head, Shoulders, Knees & Toes

head shoulders song

Ninety days in and my progress has been remarkable. All joint pain has ceased and inflammation is a thing of the past.

The other day my daughter starts performing the “head, shoulders, knees and toes” song. I jump right in. She stops and says, “Mom I thought you couldn’t do this?” It hadn’t  occurred to me that those movements use to be a problem for me! Even when she sped the song up, I was able to keep pace. Yayyy!

I’m reading, “It Starts with Food” if you are looking for a book to help you break free from the control of food. It’s excellent.

I hope you, too, are making progress for the better in 2015.

Chat with you soon,

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Day 84 – The Days are Long but the Months are Short

time flies

I can’t believe it is already Day 84! Okay I know I’ve been missing in action however I have a good excuse. I’ve been leading the nationwide Surrender Fast. In fact we are on Day 32 of 40.

On another note, the days can be long (especially when I don’t have a menu plan in place) but months have indeed been short and for that I am grateful. Continue reading

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