Welcome To My Adventure!

Trying to become raw is adventure!

Monday, April 18, 2011


Everyone should grow wheat grass.  It is easy, even I can grow it.  I just love the look of it growing in my Kitchen.  There is nothing like green to make me happy.   Wheat grass is very heathy for you, too.
I bought the wheat grass seeds right from the bulk foods store. 

I have herbs growing also, I like basil, Rosemary and Parsley.  I am going to grow other too.  Herbs are a nice way to bring green into the house and lifts your spirit. 

I am still 90% raw.  It has been a hard battle but I am finally making it slowly.  I usually eat fruit during the day and salads in the evening. 

My brother was using Splenda for his coffee.  I convinced him to use Agave instead.  He is hooked.  My brother is the one who got me to go Vegan.  He is encouraging me to go raw.  He is not, but he is still encouraging me.  He knows our past history and what challenges we face. 

We both have digestive issues.  He is not ready like me to go a 100% raw, but at least he is trying to help, me.

I wish my kids would try going raw.  I have included raw items into their diet, but since, my hubby is still a meat eater, the kids fall behind him.

Have a Great Day in the snow!  Yeah! We have more snow!  It is Michigan, what do you expect?  I think we are the ony state that is so unpredictable that you keep your winter clothes out all year around.  I have put my away.  I guess, I forgot.  It has been 25 years since I have lived in Michigan. 

Friday, March 25, 2011


It is difficult when you go out with friends.  It is harder, when you go to families house or they come over.  They know you.  It is difficult to say no to family, when they know that you love it and they made it just for you.    It is even harder when they live with you.  They buy all your old favorites. 

I got a hair cut yesterday.  I love the new cut.  I love the short ready to go haircuts.

I need to find a raw bread to eat one of my favorite raw dishes.  It is made with eggplant.

Eggplant stuffed

I will add the recipe tomorrow.  They are raw, and filling.

Have a great weekend.

I am going on a road trip to take my niece back to school. 

Sunday, March 13, 2011


I am still learning about being raw.  I am always reading.  I had trouble with going out with friends.  I hate breaking the raw life style.  I am still learning how to do it.  I will get there. 

I just read about lettuce.  The lettuce you use when eating out, makes the difference.  You can't get full from iceberg lettuce.  That was my mistake.  I sat in the restaurant, with my salad, feeling upset.  So, I broke for awhile.  I going to get back to it though. 

I love the raw life style.  I really do.  It is healthy on my system. 

Tell me about your experience.  How are you doing and what do you when you go out? 

Have a great day and have fun.

I used to love exercising.  I used to spend every morning exercising, then start my day.  You feel good, knowing that you did something make yourself healthy, now I have food too.  You feel good that you are eating something that is good for you..

What brightens your day?  What makes you feel good?  Is it the sun?  I love the sun, green grass and the beach.  As you get older things that make might change.

It is your day, smile and make the best of it.  If you are starting this raw adventure with me, let me know.

Friday, March 4, 2011


Winter is here!  We know that!  Today, is particular difficult to get around Michigan, because of the sheet of ice. 

I always put raisins in my bag, when I go out.  Today, I forgot.  I was starving.  Where do you find something to eat when you go out?  If you go to a resturant, you are left with a quick salad.  I can admit after a week that just a salad doesn't cut it for me.  I am still hungry after the salad.  I have tried adding things, like mushrooms or other fillers, with little to no benefit.  I will still have to look around for something else.

I went to a raw cafe here in Michigan.  It was good.  It was filling, but far away for a quick fix.  I went a few weeks ago.  I had cheese cake.  It had too much lemon for my taste.

The other day, my daughter, made really good fudge balls.  It was close to the cheese cake taste.  I used cashews instead of the walnuts for the cheese cake filling.  It didn't work out.  I will work on it more.  It needs time.

I do like the taco salad with hot peppers. 

Have a Great weekend.

Thursday, March 3, 2011


The first time making something in the kitchen and she made the fudge balls better, than me.  She made them lighter and fluffy.  I really wasn't watching her, to tell what she did different.  I think she picked really soft dates and added extra raw vanilla.  I wish I did know for sure what she did different.  I really liked them and they didn't need the coconut. 

I do have trouble after eating the fudge ball working out at the gym.  They are very heavy on the stomach to me.    Instead of a hour workout, I spent the time in the sauna.  I think the sauna is wonderful for you.  I was lucky to have the whole space to myself.  I forgot my towel, so I used the gyms towels.  They are a little small for me.  I am not a large person, so that means the towels are very small.

I had  bananas and fruit during the day.

Lunch and dinner - taco salad with extra tomatoes spicy peppers. 
I love things spicy.
Of course, I had fudge balls. 

The sun is out again!  It is time to wash the car.

Have a great day.

Monday, February 28, 2011


I am so happy to see the sun.  I love the sun!  For lunch and dinner, I had salads.  They were leftover salads.  They were not filling enough though.  I kidda fell off the band wagon.  I had cooked mushrooms, really not cooked but microwaved for a few seconds.  They were left over mushrooms that were a little ice all over them.  I just couldn't plop a bit frozen mushrooms in the salad.  I couldn't so, I popped them in the microwave to take off the frozen bits.  I am trying though.

The kids are sick.  It seems like everyone is sick.  Is it the weather?  I don't know!

Do you believe in love?  What is love?   When you get married and have kids, it is not like it is in the movies.  It is hard work.  Every morning you look at the person, and ask yourself, can we make it?  You change everyday, you change.  Sometimes you change into a person you like and sometime you change into a new person.  I am different.  I didn't marry for love.  I really didn't like him.  I mean it.  He was so different.  I love exercising, he can't stand it.   It is more that, but then as you move along, you see that you have things in common, not much.  It must be that opposites attract!  If that is true, there are more people then me that are going crazy!

My best friend looked at her husband, and said no. She can't stand it anymore.  She is staying with him, but she is so unhappy, but doesn't know what to do now.  Do you just leave?  Or do you stay and just live?  There are no easy answers.  I have been there.  I have looked at him and said hell no, I want out.  He has pulled us together.  I just shake my head and ask myself, "is there life out there".  If I leave, then what?  I am not interesting in getting married again.  I am not looking for someone new.

Have a great day in the sun, think of me and smile.  


It is a rainy day!  I like the rain.  It washes and refreshes you.  On the History Channel, they were talking about the end of time, coming near.  I find that depressing.  Over and over, we are hearing it is almost here, the end of time. 

So, Today, it is a new day.  I like being raw.  I feel alive. I had my banana in the morning.  Last night I had banana ice cream.  I have to take that back, I made banana ice cream and my daughter ate it.  They love the food I make for myself.  If you have not had banana ice cream, take this simple recipe.

Banana Ice Cream

1 fresh banana
2 frozen banana
3 tablespoons raw agave

2 tablespoons raw cocoa powder

Blend and serve.

I have not been able to find the small coconuts yet here.  When I do, I will try the other online recipes.

I love GMAIL.com.  Some of the recipes are really interesting.  I like that they have vegan architecture and new ideas that are happening now.

Today, has just started.  I am ready.  I will write more as the day goes on.

Have a great day!!!!! :)