Thursday, February 25, 2016

Pomegranate Pear Salad & Maple Nut Dressing

Pomegranate Pear Salad & Maple Nut Dressing
Serves 4. Approx 140 calories.

1/3 – 1/2 cup almond butter
juice from 1 lemon
6 Tablespoons water
4 Tablespoons 100% pure maple syrup (If you’re using Grade B, just use 3 Tbsp)
1/8 teaspoons cinnamon
6 cups mixed greens (I used a mix of 1/2 dark winter greens and 1/2 spinach)
3 pears
3/4 cup pomegranate arils (or use blueberries and/or strawberries instead)

Directions: Prepare dressing in a small bowl by whisking together almond butter, lemon juice, water, maple syrup and cinnamon. Let sit for about 5 minutes while you slice pears thinly and extract the pomegranate arils (or make your kids do it, or buy the arils already extracted). Toss greens in dressing, just a couple tablespoons at a time, until leaves are just coated. Top with sliced pears and pomegranate and serve immediately.

Note: You’ll have leftover dressing for tomorrow. If your family isn’t going to eat the entire salad in one sitting, don’t toss greens in the dressing. It’s nice to toss, because the greens are evenly coated and you don’t have huge blotches of dressing running throughout your pear salad recipe. But it’s not worth it if your greens are going to be wilted the next day.

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Summer's End Savory Smoothie

Summer's End Savory Smoothie
Keely Bush
(makes over 2 quarts)

3 medium carrots with green tops
2 large ribs of celery
1/2 english cucumber (seedless)
1 medium avocado
2 spring onions (green tops, too)
1 clove garlic
1 lemon - juiced
2 sprigs fresh oregano
1/2 tsp Pink Himalayan Salt or use Dulce Seaweed to taste
4 large handfuls of baby spinach
coconut water
4 roma tomatoes

You will need to break this down to make it all or cut the recipe in half. I used my VitaMix and blended everything except for the tomatoes. By that point, my blender was overflowing. Then I poured out half into a jug. I added two of the roma tomatoes to the remainder and processed until smooth. I poured that into a quart glass, put the rest back into the blender and processed the final two tomatoes into the mix.

Tuesday, June 9, 2009

Raw Mom Summit

Raw Mom Summit

Tera Warner has been at it again! Thanks to her great idea and Shannon Leone's interviewing skills, The Raw Mom Summit was born.

Now whether you are a mom or not, a lot of the topics being discussed look very inspiring! I know for a fact that a lot of raw vegan women have a carnivore for a husband. There is help for you in these interviews, too! Ever wonder if you can or should raise your children raw. Well, there are experts galore just waiting to ease your mind! Are you worried about the fate of the bees, wonder about sustainable living, wonder what can be done? Check out some of these inspiring guests and their topics!

I could tell you all about it, but the fact is ... they created a really cool website to do just that!!! [LOL] So click on that banner at the top to find out all the juicy details and find out who participated in this great event ... and how you can join in on the fun, too!

OH ... did I mention that
for a limited time!!!

Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Swine Flew! - embed games

I'm getting just a wee bit tired of some of these raw food "gurus" sending out messages that we are heading into a swine flu epidemic and that if you want to survive, simply buy their informative teleseminar on the subject of the Swine Flu. Seriously ... if they really wanted to help us, shouldn't that information be made public for free?

So I thought I would do my part!!! As laughter is supposed to be the best medicine, and eating a healthy raw diet ranks right up there ... here is what I want you to do:

1) Help the doctor inoculate the little flying piggies so they are healthy again in the fun little game above!

2) Head over to The Green Smoothie Blog and hop onboard the free Green Smoothie Revival being held through that blog!!! The first message in the series was on May 8th, so you will need to scroll back a bit.

Now THAT should get you feeling all super- duper! :LOL:

Saturday, April 11, 2009

6 Week Deep Tissue Detox

Spring has Sprung!

Time to get those lingering toxins from winter, bad eating habits, pollution and stress OUT of your body to
make room for more energy and vitality!

Sign up for the 6-Week Deep Tissue Detox before bikini season hits!

Sunday, October 19, 2008


Body Enlightenment System - So What IS Big Bessy??

The Raw Divas have been busy updating the Body Enlightenment System to include more GREENS and special guests! But you will have to click the link to find out all the RAW, juicy details!!! [grin]


Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Cravings and Emotional Eating

The Raw Divas very own Cravings Diva, Angela Stokes has been featured on CNN! If you haven't seen it already, check out the segment here:

To learn amazing and effective tips from Angela Stokes and The Raw Divas on dealing with YOUR cravings and emotional eating check out The Raw Diva's Guide to Cravings and Emotional Eating. Amazing program, amazing value. Click Here!

You will also receive, FREE as part of the program, Angela's wonderful e-book "Raw Emotions"!!!

Thursday, September 11, 2008

Wednesday, May 7, 2008

100% Organic

In today's world of pesticides, chemical fertilizers, genetically altered foods and depleted soil ... sometimes it's nice to know you are getting something truly fresh and 100% organic!!! [grin]

Friday, May 2, 2008

Green Smoothie Smiles

I bet a bunch of you have been wondering where the heck I have been, and what ever happened to my blogging abilities. Well, I have to tell you ... it's been a bit difficult to come up with the energy to blog when I have just finished a whole day perched in front of my computer as the Customer Service Diva and The Powder Room Queen for The Raw Divas! [grin]

Today is the last day of the LIVE version of The Green Smoothie Queen 3 Day Challenge! (We are going automated next, so you can take it whenever you want, just like The 7 Day Diva Detox!) I was making my morning smoothie and I put the lid of the blender down on the counter so that I could pour my concoction into my Green Smoothie Jug, and when I lifted the lid to wash it, I was greeted with this cheery little fellow!

Honestly ... how could I not stop everything to share!!! [grin]

Tuesday, April 15, 2008

Dr. Feel Good

I haven't been feeling too chipper the last few days. Stuffy runny nose, watery eyes, sneezing, sinus headaches. YUCK!

Today I absolutely had to get some work done but I just felt like crawling back in bed for the day. Instead of resorting to that, however, I decided to try to make something that would make me feel better.

I came up with the Dr. Feel Good Shake. Within a half hour of drinking it, I was no longer sleepy and I had an overall feeling of well-being. I actually felt like running around and hugging everyone. I did still have a runny nose and all, but I did feel a lot better. I have noticed that quite a few people have mentioned on their blog that they had a cold, so I decided I would share this with you!

Dr. Feel Good Shake
(makes about 32 ounces)

4 bananas (frozen is best)
2 cups water
1/4 tsp. Nutmeg
1/4 tsp. Cinnamon
1 tsp. of vanilla
And here is where the feel good stuff comes in....
4 T of "Go Goji Cacao" (dried goji berries & cacao beans - raw blend)
1 T Hemp seeds
1 T Royal Jelly in Honey

Blend it all up and enjoy. About a half an hour later you will feel full of hugs and energy!

UPDATE: It has come to my attention that "Go Goji Cacao" is no longer being made, so just throw in 4 T of raw cacao and a small handful of raw, dried goji berries.

Saturday, April 5, 2008

Made to Order

Bob and I found a couple of raw products that we had never seen before at out local co-op, the Clintonville Community Market. We decided to give them a test spin... for YOUR benefit, mind you!!! [grin]

There were raw breads of various varieties, and raw red cabbage. Bob is doing a product review over on his site, for you.

I just wanted to give you a little glimpse of how we used them! It is just one slice of "bread", in this case the Sun-Flax Italian, topped with the red cabbage and some mung beans. Very nice!

Friday, April 4, 2008

Where's the Passion?

Doesn't that just make your mouth water? It is called Pineapple Passion Fruit Salad, but alas... I could find no passion fruits to lend their seeds to this wonderful dish! I made this for Bob and I about a week and a half ago following a recipe by Heidi and JS of Raw Food, Right Now! You can find the recipe in their Raw Easter e-book!

The above photo makes a delicious wallpaper for your computer! Go ahead and download it to your desktop... you know you want to! [grin]

Thursday, March 27, 2008

Raw Easter Dinner!

Well... I think I made you wait long enough for my pictures of Bob's and my Easter dinner!!! If you click on the picture of the plate it will say that the picture is entitled "Thanksgiving Dinner". I assure you, it was Easter! I'm just a bit loopy!!! [grin]

I would have loved to have had ALL of the lovely recipes from Raw Food, Right Now! presents Raw Easter, but we actually got a late start on shopping and all.

Bob prepared the entire dinner by himself (which is not uncommon). He made the following recipes:

* Easter Roast with Sweet Mesquite Dry Rub
* Apricot Glaze
* Deviled Eggs
* Garlic Green Beans
* Carrot Cake

Delicious!!! The apricot glaze on the roast was just the right touch. Not only did it give it a nice slightly sweet taste, but it made it look more like an actual roast. The Deviled Eggs were so good that I whipped up a second batch (and a batch of Heidi's original Eggless "Egg" Salad recipe) today!!! JS had e-mailed me and said that he could eat Heidi's Garlic Green Beans all day long. I could too!!! They are so good and refreshing.

Then there was the carrot cake! Now I don't know if Bob followed the recipe or if he doubled it, but we ended up with four two-layered 4" cakes! They are SO rich tasting that Bob and I can only eat a quarter of a cake at a time. If you are just preparing food for two people (as we were), you might want to cut the recipe in half. Definitely a nice ending to a great meal.

Honestly... I just can't wait until Bob and I have a chance to try the other recipes out that are included in the book. If you didn't order it, yet... DO!!!

Hopefully, Bob and I will be able to fix more of the recipes that were in the book in the near future. There are a lot more left to try!!! If anyone else made any of the recipes in JS and Heidi's e-book, please let us know how it went!!!

Saturday, March 22, 2008

Raw Rabbit Food (at it's Best)!

Heidi and JS have done it yet again!!! I'm just so excited about this, I can't even tell you. Bob and I have enjoyed the recipes from both the Raw Food, Right Now! Raw Thanksgiving ebook and the Raw Food Right Now! Raw Christmas ebook. Now we are in the midst of soaking nuts and apricots in preperation for tomorrow. The recipes in the Raw Food, Right Now! Raw Easter ebook look so wonderful that I can't even articulate! I'm just drooling too much!!! [grin]

If you order the book before Easter Day, Sunday, March 23rd at 11:59 PM Central, you can get it for only $12.00!!! Mind you it only goes back up to $15.00 after midnight, so it is still a great deal. But hey... why waste time. Get it now and save $3.00 to spend on... oh, lets see... fresh fruit!!! [grin]

Click here to view more details


Buy Now

As always, I will report back how our Easter dinner went. But don't wait for the review. Get it now, print it off in full color and stuff it in your easter basket!!!

Wednesday, March 19, 2008

Green Smoothie Bliss

This is technically the last day of my Green Smoothie Queen 3-Day Challenge. However, I'm going to continue drinking mostly green smoothies through the weekend, at the very least. I may have a salad here or there, but I really need to up my green intake.

I found this interview on YouTube and I feel that it is very important for everyone to watch this. It answered a few questions for me. Each part of the interview is only about 10 minutes. You can spare twenty minutes for your health, can't you???

Tuesday, March 18, 2008

Ack! I've been Hit!

Photo by Fredcat

I never could run fast enough not to get tagged! [grin] I was tagged by Leslie Anne, yesterday, to list five things that you don't know about me. Well... okay... I'm pretty boring, really... but if you really want to know!!! [grin]

1. When I was in about sixth or seventh grade, my sister and I went to a Halloween Haunted House. I enjoyed it so much that we went home and transformed our bedroom (over several days) into a haunted bedroom. We made our own soundtrack of spooky moans and groans. I cut up my fuzzy purple bathrobe to make a vampire bat (glued to styrofoam, cardboard wings) and rigged it to slide across the room on transparent thread. unscrewed the bulb in the lamp to the point that when you walked (our floor was creaky... we lived in a barn) it flickered. Then we took the kids my mother babysat on a tour. (They cried... we loved it!) I've been hooked ever since then. Over the years my display has gotten a bit better. Check it out!

2. My sister put a pickled hot pepper in my mouth while I was sleeping when I was in Junior High School. In my sleep, I chewed it up and swallowed it. I became so ill that I was unable to sit up without throwing up for over two weeks. I could barely keep food down, but bananas and Dr. Pepper gave me no trouble. My neighbor, Dr. Jose, came over almost every day to check on me. He had no idea what was wrong with me, so all they could do was try to keep me comfortable. Oh... did I mention that my sister thought I was going to die, so never told anyone what she had done for fear of being punished? She finally confessed after we were both adults. She said that she honestly thought I would wake up and spit it out because I never could stand spicy hot food!

3. Just so you know that my sister, Chana, was not the only brat in the family... When I was in seventh or eighth grade a big tree fell in the field behind our house. My best friend, Holly Lisle, and I tied my sister's hands behind her back, put a noose around her neck and left her balancing about five feet above the ground on the trunk. We rescued her in about fifteen minutes, but to this day, none of us can figure out why we did it!!!

4. I met my husband while taking out the trash. Yep! I was employed as a housekeeper at the Ohio State University's Student Union when I was a sophomore at OSU. I was pushing one of those great big rolling dumpsters towards the hall that would lead to the outdoor trash compactor from the eating area on the lower level. Bob put out his foot as if to trip the dumpster. (Had I not stopped, he would have gotten a broken ankle, I'm sure!) He then struck up a conversation about how he had been doing my job three days earlier. I basically called him a liar!!! [grin] You see, he was a "Red Coat", which is what we all called the Night Managers (days, too... but we worked nights) because of the garish scarlet blazers they sported. The only way that you could get to be a Red Coat was to work your way up through the ranks, and housekeepers were at the very bottom of the ranks. In effect, he pulled strings. He was friends with one of the managers and when an opening came up, they just squeezed him in there. Bob also broke our first date! He invited me to go out for pizza, and on the night before we were supposed to go, he cancelled. I can't remember why. We did finally go on our first date which was changed to dancing (this was during the urban cowboy craze for those old enough to remember). And the pizza date actually became a reality for our second date!

5. About five years after Bob and I got married, Bob moved to Ada, Ohio. I stayed behind in Mansfield and worked several jobs (in shifts... not much sleep) in order to keep us afloat and keep the house intact. Bob was in law school. It was the longest three years of my life. Wait... make that four. After he graduated, he moved to Columbus and did volunteer work for Governor George V. Voinovich. Somewhere around here I have an award presented to me by the governor for supporting Bob so that he could be a volunteer during that year. I moved to Columbus (where we still live) after Bob was given a state job at the Unemployment Compensation Board of Review.

The Rules: Link to the person who tagged you. Share 5 facts about yourself. Tag 5 people at the end of your post and list their names (linking to them). Let them know they've been tagged by leaving a comment on their blogs.

I am tagging; Bob, Holly, Kathy, Nikki, and Terilynn!

If you were already tagged, you can ignore this tag. Otherwise... YOU'RE IT!!!

Sunday, March 16, 2008

Pucker Power

I know some of you have been wondering where I have been for almost two weeks. Well... Bob went on the Master Cleanse for 10 days starting on the 2nd of March. I decided to tag along.

Now, as I have said before, the idea of going without solid food and drinking only juices does not even remotely appeal to me. But I thought it couldn't hurt to get a bit of a cleaning out. Bob blogged about his experience at Bob's Legal Lemon. I, on the other hand, dropped off the face of the Earth. (Well... the face of my blogs, anyway!) Bob is still blogging there through Monday. He's keeping people in the know about what happens once you transition back to solid food.

Why didn't I blog about my experience? Well... I knew that for me it would not be pleasant, and I simply did not want to dwell on it. I had very strong detox symptoms and to say I got a good cleaning out would be an understatement. However, I also nibbled on raw almonds now and then to slow the detox symptoms down. I did not need to sleep as much as I normally do, which is what most people that juice report. I didn't, however, experience the bouncing off the walls energy that they experienced. Would I do it again? Yep. Probably. But not until later in the year. I could not wait to start eating solid meals again, but now I find I crave the Master Cleanse Lemonade, with less cayenne! Therefore I have decided that I will be drinking that from time to time instead of a meal. Probably first thing in the morning. Just trying to keep a bit of clarity!!! [grin]

Friday, March 14, 2008

Wearin' O' the GREEN

Pucker up all you Irish... and Irish wanabees! It's time for another Green Smoothie Queen 3-Day Challenge. And this one is extra special. Why? Well because it starts on St. Patrick's Day and since you will be toting around your green smoothies wherever you go... no one can pinch you! That's no Blarney!!! So join Bob and I and go over and sign up right now. Then dance a little jig! But hurry, kiddies, because The Divas are closing registration Saturday night.

And thanks, Penni, for letting me borrow your lips!!! [grin]

Saturday, March 1, 2008


Although I am not one of those that heard the siren call of The Global Juice Feast, I want to give credit to all of you that have decided to embark on this epic adventure. 92 days without solid food... WOW! Nope. I'm not feeling it!

But even though I will not be joining you, I did make myself a juice to honor you! In all honesty, I made it several weeks ago, but held the picture to post for you today! I can't remember everything that was in it, but I do know it contained two small apples, three carrots, two large beets, some cilantro, a small bit of fresh ginger and a plum tomato or two.

After I made my juice, I was left with all of this pulp from both my drink and Bob's. Now, I am one of those people that don't like to juice because I feel like I'm throwing away good food. So I took a tip from Oscar over at Freshtopia and mixed all the pulp with some soaked flax seeds and made crackers!!! Yum!!! Now I realize that those of you that are feasting could not eat the crackers, but if you have family members that are still eating solid food, you might want to make some for them. And, of course, you can always feed the pulp to your compost pile if you are lucky enough to live somewhere that will allow that.

So GOOD LUCK!!! Take lots of pictures of your progress, and if you need inspiration... head on over to Terilynn's blog, Inspiration:Life. She just completed day 92... and is still going!!!

Wednesday, February 20, 2008

Green Smoothie Queen - Day 3

This is just a quick post because I have to get to bed early. Bob and I are leaving town tomorrow morning, and this will probably be my last post until Monday.

This was the last day of the Green Smoothie Queen 3-Day Challenge. I feel more jovial than I had in the past several weeks, but I'm not sure that I did too much detoxing. I did not have any symptoms really. Still... I do feel more focussed and am ready to face the world again!!! [grin]

I made all of my smoothies first thing in the morning today so I did not have to worry about them throughout the day. I didn't make anything new. I made two BBC Smoothies with added greens, one for breakfast, and one for dinner. For lunch I had the Tropical Green Smoothie that I had yesterday... but I added some goji berries to it for an extra boost.

I hope everyone that was doing this Green Smoothie Queen Challenge enjoyed it. If you missed this one, I believe there will be another sometime around April. I'll let you know!!! [grin]

Tuesday, February 19, 2008

Green Smoothie Queen - Day 2

Tropical Green
(makes 32 ounces)

2 bananas
1 cup frozen smoothie fruit blend (strawberries/mango/pineapple)
small handful frozen pineapple
2 cups of coconut nectar
large handful spinach
1 Tbsp. Vitamineral Green
1 tsp. royal jelly in honey

I had the above wonderful smoothie for my breakfast. For lunch I made a smoothie which I named a "Papaya Scream". You will not be finding the recipe for that anywhere on this blog! To say that it was horrible would be too kind!!! The only nice thing I could say about it was that it was the most lovely shade of green. I put it in the fridge in the hopes it would taste better cold. It did not. [sigh] I drank a "Basil Limeade" to get the terrible taste out of my mouth. For dinner I had a jackfruit smoothie.

Observations: I woke up this morning with a killer headache, but it was gone before I finished my first green smoothie of the day. I noticed that I have been more ornery than usual today, and the e-mails that I get are funnier to me! I was able to run my errands in record time today, too!!! [grin]

Monday, February 18, 2008

Green Smoothie Queen - Day One

Is it GREEN? Yes... it is!!! This was my late lunch smoothie. I've decided to call it a Raspberry Green.

Sunrise Smoothie
(makes 32 ounces)

2 bananas
1-1/2 cups orange juice
1 cup frozen strawberries
1 handful mixed greens
1 handful spinach
1 Tbsp. Vitamineral Green

Raspberry Green Smoothie
(makes about 2 cups)

1 cup frozen raspberries
2 cup pomegranite/cranberry juice
1 cup spinach
1 tsp. Spirulina

I had these two green smoothies that I made up today, plus a Banana Blueberry Brew Smoothie. The last one is one of The Raw Divas recipes as part of their programs, so I can't copy it here.

Observations: Felt pretty good all day up until dinner time. I started to get a headache at that point. However, I don't think that has anything to do with the challenge. I was researching something on my computer and I developed a stiff neck. I think I probably pinched something and that is what is causing the headache.

Friday, February 15, 2008

Green Smoothie Queens Unite!

Bob and I are once again embarking on The Green Smoothie Queen 3-Day Challenge! If you have done this in the past, why not join us again, and if this is all new news to you... why not sign up!!!

If you are going to be doing this and you have a blog, why don't we blog about our experiences for those three days. Don't have a blog, but want to play? Don't forget that there is a special area set aside in The Raw Divas Powder Room just for those of us on the smoothie challenge!!! Take advantage of the space and get lots of support from fellow smoothie queens!

If you need more info about the program, you can read my previous blog entry about it HERE.

But HURRY... the adventure begins on Monday, and registration will soon close!!!

Thursday, February 14, 2008

Chocolate Mint N'ice Cream

Bob worked until around 8:00 PM tonight holding night hearings, so we did not have a Valentine's Day Dinner tonight. However, this is a little something that I whipped up for Bob and I to have this evening after he got home from work.

Chocolate Mint N'ice Cream
(makes about 2 cups)

2 ripe bananas
2 medool dates, pitted
1 Tbsp. raw almond butter
1/3 cup raw cacao powder
2 drops creme de menthe flavoring (or fresh mint)
1 tsp. vanilla extract (or vanilla bean)
water - enough to blend into a thick smoothie consistency

Blend all of the ingredients until smooth and freeze. If you freeze it until it is completely solid, you will need to let it thaw for about a half an hour before stirring it by hand and scooping it into your dishes.