Saturday, March 30, 2013

Raw Asian Marinade

I just love marinated mushrooms. A recipe like this is so easy to put together and it yields an amazingly satisfying and delicious dish every time. I think that is why I make it so frequently. I really like the baby portabellas, but any mushroom would work great in this marinade.

Raw Asian Marinade

by Elizabeth @

3T Coconut Aminos
1 T Sesame oil
1 tsp Coconut Granules
Juice of 1 lime
2 small cloves of garlic, pressed
Onion powder to taste

Whisk the marinade ingredients together and pour over the following vegetables:

Baby Bella mushrooms, sliced
1 bag of Trader Joe's snow pea pods, sliced diagonally
1 organic carrot cut into match sticks
Allow vegetables to marinate for at least 1 hour.

Garnish: raw white and black sesame seeds

+JMJ+ Today I am grateful for Holy Week and the many hours I have spent peacefully and prayerfully praising The man who laid His life down for me--a poor sinner! Tomorrow we celebrate His Resurrection with great joy and thanksgiving. Wishing you a very beautiful and blessed Easter Season.

Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Grow Your Own Food

Here is a quick post...I wanted to share this great video to get you pumped up for growing your own food this Spring and Summer!! Be forewarned he swears a bit. Not too vulgar yet it is swearing.
Great video none the less. Really worth watching--This man is making a difference in his own community and it is so inspiring.

+JMJ+ Today I am grateful for helpful reminders!

Saturday, March 16, 2013

Quick Raw Soup Recipe

Well I am sharing yet another raw soup recipe. I have been on a soup kick I guess. But this recipe is really, really good and I hope you can give it a try. It only requires 4 main ingredients and comes together so quickly. I have added an optional ingredient if you need to get selenium into your diet--3 raw Brazil nuts. They lend a yummy creamy texture to the soup too!
I garnished the soup with some fresh, home grown sunflower greens. If you have been reading over my blog you know that I LOVE my sprouts. I always have at least 3 varieties sprouting each day, sometimes more.
If you need information on how to sprout and grow sunflower greens you can look at some of my previous posts. Here is a basic one on sprouting and growing. And here is a picture of the black sprouting trays I currently use. I purchased them at Ace but my father found some at Home Depot as well. Of course you can always order them on line if you prefer. When I first started out I just used a disposable Hefty pan that I had in the house. I posted about it here. The point is to keep it simple so that you'll DO IT. That is what I have found to be very helpful for me--keep it simple.

Carrot Apple Pear Soup

by Elizabeth

2 organic pears, rough chop
6 organic carrots, rough chop
1 organic apple, rough chop
3 Medjool dates, pitted and soaked for 30-60min till soft
1/8 tsp pumpkin spice
1/2 C purified water or more to blend
3 raw Brazil nuts, ground into a powder in coffee grinder (optional)

Garnish: Sunflower greens

Place all of the soup ingredients into a high speed bender, adding the water first. Blend to your desired texture and garnish with sunflower greens or edible flowers would be nice too.

+JMJ+Today I am grateful for accomplishing a daunting task. Relief!

Friday, March 8, 2013

Collard Burritos

I do love my collard wrap burritos! Putting one together is a breeze and the result is nothing less than fantastic. They are so satisfying and delicious. The fresh mint is key in this particular wrap. It tastes just amazing with the other ingredients. Here is how my collard wrap burrito came together:


Raw Burrito

by Elizabeth
1 small cucumber, thinly sliced length wise
1 Kumato tomato, sliced
1 small Haas avocado
Juice of 1/2 lemon
4 fresh mint leaves, chopped (must have! so good!!)
1 C sunflower greens
1/2 C broccoli sprouts
Collard leaves for wrap, remove stems or shave flat with knife

To assemble: Lay out ingredients flat on the collard wrap, careful not to overload, and roll up tightly just like a burrito. Cut in half--Enjoy!


+JMJ+Today I am grateful for realizing priorities.

Friday, March 1, 2013

Spinach Mango Soup with Keylime Kream

I am so excited to share this recipe with you today. I had a bit of leftover green smoothie from the children's morning batch, and decided to use it as inspiration for my lunch-- a fruity green soup. Their smoothie was simply banana, Power to the Greens, and frozen mango. For the soup I decided to add to the leftover smoothie some baby spinach, a bit more frozen mango and freshly ground flax seeds to thicken. How to garnish?? I have had key lime pie on the brain lately so I made a deliciously creamy key lime kream sauce. Key lime kream sounded like a perfect thing to drizzle on top of this vibrant green soup. The tangy contrast of the limes complimented the sweetness of the mango and banana in the soup so perfectly. This soup was so yummy I was sad to see my bowl empty. I'll be making another batch tomorrow!

Spinach Mango Soup with Keylime Kream

by Elizabeth

2 fully ripe, peeled bananas (skin must be covered in brown freckles)

1/2 C Power to the Greens (Trader Joes)

2 C baby spinach, organic

1 T freshly ground, organic flax seeds

1/2 C frozen mango

Blend the above ingredients in the blender, adding water if needed, until it becomes smooth and slightly thick. Pour into a large bowl.


Now add the following to a smaller, personal-size blender or small food processor:

Juice of 2 limes, include the pulp

1 very small Haas avocado

1 small capful of vanilla, alcohol-free

2 packets of "SweetLeaf" natural stevia sweetener

water for blending

Blend the ingredients until thick and creamy, adding water a tablespoon at a time until you reach desired consistency. Drizzle over the soup and Enjoy!!

+JMJ+ Today I am grateful for family movies...we watched some last night and it is scary how much you can forget when you are so busy raising and educating your children. So much of the babies early months are just a blur to me, I must have been so caught up in child rearing, trying to do everything just right, that some of the precious little moments, faces, and voices need to be brought back to my memory via home movies and photographs. For both of these I am truly grateful.

Banana Cream Pie Smoothie Lately I've been blessed with fresh, green, Florida coconuts from my neighbor's trees. We enjoy drinking...