Thursday, September 18, 2014

Traveling on a Raw Vegan Lifestyle

Traveling and staying true to a raw vegan lifestyle can be as easy or as difficult as you make it. All it takes to make it easy is a little advanced planning. I always call ahead to the hotel we will be staying at and reserve a small refrigerator for the room. I also pack a large enough cooler to hold the food that I'll purchase once we arrive at our destination.

Packing a blender is essential. For short trips I pack my Tribest travel blender. For longer trips I pack my highspeed blender, a Blendtec. I also pack food for the first few days just in case I cannot get to a market at our destination right away. This particular trip I packed lots of cut up melon, whole melons, tomatoes, avocados, oranges, bananas, peaches, lemons, various greens and veggies, and my wheatgrass. I have a travel wheatgrass juicer that makes wheatgrass on the road a breeze.

I use the dresser drawers at the hotel for food storage.
I set up my kitchen supplies on the top of a dresser so making the morning green smoothies is very quick and easy. And I also have my wheatgrass juicer readily available for my morning shot. I cut enough grass at home and wrap it up in paper towel and then place it in a vegetable keeper baggie in the refrigerator and it stays perfectly fresh!!

Over the past 5 1/2 years I have traveled very easily while adhering to my raw vegan lifestyle. It just takes a little bit of planning and determination. If you want to do something, it's always possible. If you are the least bit skeptical, you'll find excuses. I say, keep the mindset of, "No Excuses".

+JMJ+ Today I am grateful for the numerous trips we have been able to go on and the ability to stay on my raw vegan diet/lifestyle.

Thursday, September 11, 2014

Saucy Tomatoes

Yesterday on Instagram I posted a picture of my Saucy Tomatoes and promised I'd share my recipe on the blog. The sauce is so simple, only 3 ingredients and 2 "spices". The key to this wonderful recipe is the tomatoes. You want to select big, juicy, ripe tomatoes. Fat Boy tomatoes or Ugly Ripe Tomatoes are a good choice; Beefsteak Tomatoes would be nice as well.

Saucy Tomatoes

by Elizabeth
1 ripe Haas avocado
juice of 1 lime
4 sundried tomatoes (sulfite free)
1/2 Tablespoon of dill
1/2 Teaspoon of dried onion flakes
In a high speed blender, or small food processor, blend until creamy and thick. Add drops of water slowly if sauce initially is too thick. Slice your tomatoes into rounds and top with some sauce. Garnish with sprouts and basil. Makes enough sauce for 6 large tomato rounds. Enjoy!!!
I thought I'd share some beautiful photos from our trip up to the mountains this past May. I'll be doing a post about it soon and just how easy it is to keep living your same healthy lifestyle while on vacation. Peace.

+JMJ+ Today I am grateful for peace of mind and my ability to deal with stressful situations in a whole new, positive way. Learning each day!!!

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