Posts tagged ‘Revolution’

Simplify the Daunting

The most common excuse people offer for not pursuing a healthier diet is that they could never give up a certain food.  Sometimes their guilty pleasure is cheese, other times chocolate cake, steak or bacon.  Regardless, the thought of letting go of this tasty treasure is too daunting and they are therefore unwilling to take steps toward a healthier diet.

Here is the secret: you never have to decide to give anything up forever.  All you ever have to do is choose to eat healthy things today.  Today’s choices have nothing to do with yesterday’s choices or tomorrow’s choices.  Sometimes we need to remind ourselves that we are free to choose a chocolate souffle tomorrow… but today we are empowering ourselves with organic, whole, vibrant foods.

It is my belief that eating well never has to be a question of willpower.  When I got to the point of eating 100% raw vegan foods, it felt like a relief.  I was so excited to feel better and could not wait to try out some new foods.  This only happened for me, however, after years of starting to include some healthier items into my standard American diet, and educating myself about the benefits of plant foods and the various scary side effects of processed junk food.  I started to notice how my body felt after eating one food or another, and as a result I naturally noticed myself avoiding the foods that made me feel worn down or poisoned.

Some people will find themselves attracted to a strict dietary lifestyle change, others will be more interested in a moderate approach.  Either decision can have a very positive effect on health and wellbeing.  Regardless, no one ever has to make a dietary choice for the rest of their life – just decide for today, for this meal, this bite.  The rest will work itself out effortlessly if you listen to your body and its true cravings.

Lara

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July 3, 2010 at 4:46 pm Leave a comment

Have A Heart

WE ALL HAVE LOVE TO SHARE

LOTS OF IT ACTUALLY

SO SHARE YOUR LOVE

HEARTS WILL GLOW

June 27, 2010 at 10:00 am 1 comment

In Our Garden

Fresh & buzzing with storm energy arugula and lettuce from the garden.

I love the way food fresh from the garden
sparkles!

Lettuce love one another.

June 6, 2010 at 2:41 pm Leave a comment

Galactic Cake Party

When we read about Sweetly Raw dessert diva Heathy’s Ice Cream Cake Challenge we thought it sounded too delicious to pass up.  When dreaming up our ice cream cake we wanted something colorful and full of flavor that would keep us dancing and dreaming all night long.  We wanted a

Galactic Cake Party

Strawberry ice creamy sorbet flew in on her wild space machine to have a cosmic dalliance with spirulina lime green ice cream. But their sweetheart dance wasn’t complete with out the whipped blueberry frosting milky way jumping in to wrap them up in pure galactic bliss. Some blackberry clouds carried the beat.

THE HEART

OF THE

UNIVERSE

IS GREEN

So dance all night
through the galaxies of dreams!

Thanks Heathy for such a fun challenge!  We were plenty inspired by your always golden recipes and our galactic cake party was a blast!

If this cake had a soundtrack it would sound like this…

May 16, 2010 at 1:03 am 10 comments

Eat Your Values!

Last night we picked up our bag of beautiful, local, and fresh veggies as part of the Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) program we signed up for this past winter (Hurray for Laughing Stock Farm!).  Living in Maine, especially if you are an urban apartment dweller like myself with no current access to our own growing space, we decided to sign up for a winter CSA to keep us fresh through the snowy days and nights.  Eating raw food is important and eating local raw food is even more important! Not only are you supporting the local economy, you’re getting food that is truly fresh – from farm to table to tummy.  Yum!

A sampling of foods from our CSA

Supporting CSAs is a revolutionary act as is powerfully told in The Garden, a film about fighting for South Central Los Angeles’ CSA which was built to bring about healing after the L.A. riots.  Supporting local agriculture is one of the easiest, healthiest, and most joyful ways we can begin to reclaim our foodways and culture.  And it tastes really, really good – so eat your values!

So what exactly are these emblems of the revolution, these gorgeous CSAs?   The University of Massachusetts Amherst Vegetable Program website offers the following great definition of a CSA:

CSA is a partnership of mutual commitment between a farm and a community of supporters which provides a direct link between the production and consumption of food. Supporters cover a farm’s yearly operating budget by purchasing a share of the season’s harvest. CSA members make a commitment to support the farm throughout the season, and assume the costs, risks and bounty of growing food along with the farmer or grower. Members help pay for seeds, fertilizer, water, equipment maintenance, labor, etc. In return, the farm provides, to the best of its ability, a healthy supply of seasonal fresh produce throughout the growing season. Becoming a member creates a responsible relationship between people and the food they eat, the land on which it is grown and those who grow it.

Fresh food high-fives all around! So if you’re interested in supporting the revolution by signing up for a CSA check out the following links:

Local Harvest
Maine Organic Farmers and Gardeners Association

Keep it local, keep it raw, keep it vibrant!

April 13, 2010 at 10:00 am 2 comments


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