Friday, March 29, 2013


So tonight i was getting some fresh made gluten free brownies in zip locks to take with us this weekend. But while doing that i accidentally knocked over my liquid smoke that i use in stews, chili's  and such. Well i guess the lid wasn't on as tight as i thought and half of it spilled on the floor. It instantly smelled like the 4th of July with about 30 BBQ's at once. My husband had the bright idea of covering up the smell, after i cleaned it up, with peppermint oil. "Yeah that's a great idea!" So i poured some peppermint oil on the floor, hoping it would smell like peppermint instead of BBQ. But instead it smells like barbecued peppermint. Very odd smelling. And i spilled some on my foot. And after being sick for a week, today was my first day i could smell stuff. Whew, does it smell strong. Next time, i will clear everything from within arms length of me before i put brownies away, that way it doesn't smell like a BBQ at midnight again.

Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Long time no post...

I know it's been over a week since i posted last. In that time we have traveled from North Carolina to California and back. As soon as we got back i came down with some sort of sickness. Just on the mend now. Thanks to gross airport food, which i didn't have much choice but to eat since we spent 2 days in the airport. I also leave Friday to go to Tennessee to be with family for around 10 days or more. Maybe my mom and i can post a few raw recipes with a few pictures. I can't wait to get back and start juicing again! I also lost my job at the health food store, so i am no searching for another one. A lot of stuff going on right now! I did make some Gluten free lemon poppyseed muffins though!

Quick Gluten Free Lemon Poppy Seed Muffins
1 package vanilla gluten free cake mix
2/3 cups poppyseeds
Juice of 1 lemon and zest
3 Eggs (or egg replacement)
1/3 cup oil (coconut or olive)
If cake mix is not sweetened add organic sugar Or honey or natural sweetener of choice.

These bake at 350 for 10-15 min. Yields around 2 dozen.

Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Morning Juice Recipes

Today is my first day off the juice fast. I'm still juicing but i start eating solid food today. Yay! I also found out that Bok Choy does not agree with my stomach. Made me sick to my stomach. Gross. But i do love fruit juice for breakfast! Yesterday and today i made some morning fruit juices, and they were amazing! So i thought i would share the recipes with you all.

Morning Refresher
2 Oranges
1 Lemon/Lime
1 Orange Bell Pepper
2 Carrots

Citrus Zinger
2 Oranges
1 Grapefruit
1 Lime

Sunday, March 10, 2013

Carrot Juice You Can't Beet

Carrot Beet Juice
3 Carrots
1/2 Beet with Greens
3-5 Celery sticks
1 Apple

Juice and enjoy!

Well i will be ending my juice fast this week. I need time to adjust to eating solid food from not eating all week. So Wednesday i'll be eating for the first time in a little over a week. I'm feeling great, more energy, and lost some weight. But i do look forward to eating solid food again. I got a new juicer on Friday. I got the Breville Juice fountain plus. It works way better than my old one! Way more juice from it too. Well that's my little update for today! Happy Juicing!

Friday, March 8, 2013

Happy Friday!

So yesterday was super hard for me. I was just really hungry all day. I wanted to quit. But i haven't. And first thing this morning i juiced. I did the Sunset Blend Juice found here. It was so delicious and energizing! I am hoping today i can get my new juicer! Sadly, next weekend i will have to stop for a few days, we are going to California for a funeral. But i plan to eat 100% Veggies.

Another random note. I took the end of the lettuce i had used previously and put it in water, and it's starting to grow! I'm thinking about having several going and having a living salad bar. We shall see how far i get on that.

Tuesday, March 5, 2013

Avocado Pumpkin Pie Smoothie

This smoothie is rich and creamy. And great for you too!

1 Avocado
1/2 Can of Organic Pumpkin ( or you can use fresh!)
1 Tbs Organic Pumpkin Pie Spice
1 Cup Almond Milk (or milk of choice)
1 Banana
Handful of dates

Blend together, and enjoy the sweet creaminess of this smoothie!

Monday, March 4, 2013

Lemon Poppy Seed Truffles

Yesterday was the hardest day yet, and it was only day 3. We had friends over for dinner and they made venison, pasta, and salad. I had my kale, cucumber, orange, lemon juice with a salad . Talk about good smells. The smell of the meat cooking, mmm, and then watching everyone eat it. But i didn't eat any, even though i wanted to SO badly. I made lemon poppy seed truffles though.They were so good, and they are RAW!! Here is the recipe.

Lemon Poppy Seed Truffles

3/4 Cup Almonds
1/2 Cup Cashews
1 1/2 tsp lemon juice
Lemon Zest
1/8 Cup Poppy Seed
1 Cup plus 4 Dates
2 TBS water

Mix Nuts in food processor until ground like a flour. Add lemon, dates and poppy seeds. Blend well. Add water (or you can omit this if it is moist enough). Roll into bite size pieces and refrigerate. Enjoy!

Saturday, March 2, 2013

Day 2

   So today is day 2 of only fruits and veggies. I'm super hungry, but not the normal hungry. I need to make sure i drink LOTS of water. Tomorrow we are having friends over and i'm trying to decide what i should make that i can eat and they can. I'm going with a "dessert" , and i think i may make raw vegan lemon poppy truffles. Basically it has nuts, seeds, dates, and lemon. I guess that will be ok? Wednesday is day 1 of ALL JUICE for me. Also we are supposed to get around 12 inches of snow. (HOLY SMOKES!) If i make the lemon poppy truffles i'll post a recipe later, with a review and possible pictures if i remember. Tomorrow i'm going to fill an empty 1 gallon jug and use that for my drinking water to make sure i drink lots. It's really important for me to drink plenty of water to flush out toxins. Well until next time! Cheers!

Friday, March 1, 2013

New Facebook Page!

I now have a new facebook page for this blog! Go like it at . I will post a little bit more stuff on there, but i will also keep up with the blog. 

Well today is Day 1! 30 days to go! In five days i will be juicing 100% . Right now though I am sick. So i am going to juice some grapefruit for breakfast, maybe have it with a little kale. I'm looking forward to feeling good again, i know one reason i'm sick is from my poor diet. This is the first time i've been sick in a year. Crazy! Happy first day of March!