Monthly Archives: September 2014

The Adventure of eating raw foods (No meats please!)

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So, I start this venture by reading about raw food and how healthy I can be.  I read as many ideas as I could, then set out to make delicious raw meals for 2 days.

I compiled a list and on my trip to the store I bought:

Organic:

Beets, parsnips, walnuts, pistachios, avocados, carrots, lemons, apple cider vinegar, olive oil, Belgium endive, celery, cucumbers, cucumber, zucchini, Kale,grape tomatoes, and apples

I spent about $40.00

2 servings of each meal

So, now I am going to tell about the journey of making 2 (yes 2, that’s all) meals.

Wash all the vegetables well

Please use a food processor, I tried to use a smoothie blender, and I had to pull out my food processor because of chunks.

Before I go into the workings of making the meals, let me add this. I made salad for each meal

The Salad:

1 cup Ripped up Kale, leaves

About 7 grape tomatoes

1/2 cucumber sliced thin

1 apple peeled and sliced thin

2 TBS apple cider vinegar

1 TBS olive oil

So it ls like eating salad, with salad Lol!

1) First meal: Beet ‘Beef’ on a bed of endive

Clean peel and chop up 3 beets, put into food processor to make a crumbly, or grainy texture. Put into a big bowl.

Clean and chop 1 parsnip, put into food processor and make crumbly, or grainy texture, add to big bowl

clean and chop 1 carrot,put into food processor and make it a bit smoother than the parsnip add 1/2 avocado into the processor with the carrot process again(but not into a paste) put into the big bowl

Put 1/2 cup walnuts, 1/4 pistachios into the food processor, make it a rough, crumbly texture put into the big bowl

peel apart 1 endive, take the leaves and set up 1/2 on one platter, 1/2 on the second platter

Add 2 TBS of squeezed lemon juice, 1/2 TSP sea salt, 1 Tsp black pepper (More of less to taste)

Now:

Take the big bowl, put on some rubber glove, and mix it all up to form any style patties that you like of equal amounts.

Put Beet mix onto endive leaves and enjoy

2) Second meal:cozy couscous

1 Parsnips, chopped up, put in food processor until grainy texture,  put in a bowl

1 stalk celery chopped up processed to grainy texture put in bowl w/ parsnip

1/4 cucumber sliced thin and quartered put in bowl w/ parsnip

1 cubed avocado

8 endive leaves

1/2 cup chopped pistachios

2 tables spoons olive oil

2 tablespoons apple vinegar

pinch of salt

Now:

Mix  everything together except the endive leaves and pistachios

put the kale leaves on 2 plates

put mixture on top of kale leaves

garnish with the pistachios and enjoy

Now, all is said and done, I know the raw was great for excellent health, and it did taste very good to me.

The drawback is if you do not have the time, it does take a while to prepare most of the very, very perishable items.

so my advice is, only make enough for 2 meals at a time, use the leftovers for healthy smoothie drinks, and try recipes to see where you can save time but still eat raw foods.

And again I will add: I don’t eat raw meats, some people do, if you are interested, try it, and please tell me how that was!

After this was done, I did still have fresh vegetables and fruit, I made smoothies in my rocket. I always  enjoy them!

Smoothies are easy:

1/2 part solid, 1/2 part liquid

don’t fill the cup to  top, or it wont blend as well.

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The Dance By Frances Laskowski

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By

Frances Laskowski

The Dance
 A velvety night, we stroll in love,
Jasmine filled air, light as a dove,
My heart beats so fast,
We part at the door,
 A kiss on the lips,
Forever more
 
A flower bouquet, greets my glass vase
Secretly follow, I know where he stays
I spy in the window
It just can’t be true
He’s with another
I’m Feeling blue
 
I see silhouettes, dancing are they
Moonlight and shadows,ready to play
My heart aches an ocean
I cry many tears
Never again happy
New founded fears
 
Farewell my love, Ill miss you true
No more soft moonlight, or late rendezvous
I look one more time,
And this time I see
A sight that really
surprises me
 
My love is dancing, my heart swells deep
He makes me proud, he makes me weep
My love is dancing with another
My love is dancing
 With
His Mother
                                                                                                                        

I can’t believe I have writers block AGAIN!

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Yes,

it happens to me whenever I get close to a good idea. The good idea starts to muddle around in my brain, turning into a scramble thought!

So, what do I do when this happens?

I open up books in the same venue as I am writing, or even the newspaper (I still read a real paper)and I seek little shots of new ideas, then I think how some of these little shots of ideas would fit my characters in my story.

Does it work?

Yes, it does. Sometimes, I do not even realize that my mind is flowing again, and I can’t keep my typing up with my racing mind!

Try it, let me know if it works for you.

And believe me, I am always receptive to other writers ideas on the same subject!

Frances Laskowski

Get Your Smooth On with 7 Days Of Breakfast Smoothies

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Get Your Smooth On with 7 Days Of Breakfast Smoothies

To keep writing, you have to keep up your stamina

Here are some smoothie recipes that I use to keep my energy level up!

This is a light bright smoothie, it will get you glowing!

Sunday-2 cups Frozen Strawberries

2 cups peeled chopped cucumber

1/2 cup chopped celery

2 TBS lemon juice

1/2  tsp chopped mint leaves

1 cup cold green tea

Blend everything until smooth

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This will give your morning a shine!

Monday-2 bananas

1/2 cup frozen strawberries

1/2 cup chopped kale leaves

1 cup cold green tea

Blend  until smooth

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Get your Boost with this

Tuesday-1 diced pear or 1/2 can of pears

1 cup arugula leaves

1 cup pineapple juice

3 TBS lemon juice

Blend until smooth

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Beet Beautiful!

Wednesday-1/2 cup can beets

1/2 cup of orange juice

1/2 cup chopped celery

1/4 cup chopped parsley

1/2 cup ice

Blend, blend, blend, Drink!

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Great Grape mix up

Thursday-1/2 cup seedless red grapes

1/2 cup seedless green grapes

1 cup prune juice

1 TBS

Blend, bottoms up, and clean up the digestive system

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pineapple papaya

Friday-1 cup frozen pineapple chunks

1/2 cup frozen papaya chunks

2 TBS lemon juice

1 cup coconut milk (the boxed kind)

Blend until done

sweet smooth and ripe!

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Strawberry Mint Stint

Saturday-2 cups frozen strawberries

1 cup mashed avocado

2 large dates

1 TBS minced mint

1 cup Coconut water

Blend until done

Very satisfying

* Everything can be substituted, play around and find your favorite mix!*