So I have to say that I sometimes forget to eat. I get into what I'm doing and my stomach isn't growling or anything so I just work away. Well I did this the other day and then hunger came on and I was looking for something really yummy to eat. It was around 5 or 5:30 and I decided to make a pudding. Here's what I did: • 1 ripe banana • 1/2 perfectly ripened avocado • juice of about 1/2 lemon • rounded TBSP raw honey (use whatever sweetener of your choosing • 1 scoop Sun Warrior rice protein powder Put ingredients into a small food processor and blend until creamy. Man-oh-man, this is a hella yum pudding!
OK, so writing about the event last night - Matt Monarch and Angela Stokes did a Raw Food Transformation Talk in Montpelier on Aug 11th at 6 pm... Geniel Fife. She is the only other raw food lady making food for stores here in VT. She a grandmom and she's amazing! I just met her on Sunday at her potluck that we had for Natasha Kyssa. I just instantly liked Geniel. Geniel wanted to set up a table to put out samples and I said, "Absolutely!" On my table, I had a little section for my brochures and business cards, plus had some hemp nut milk bags for sale. We didn't want to bring any nylon bags because we figured the Monarch's would bring our nylon bags (turns out they didn't put out our nylon bags because they wanted us to sell ours! How funny!) So we just put the hemp out and only one size: the 9 x 12. I put out some cookies that Matt decided to bring - the hazelnut spice cookies. I put out some plates to hold the chocolate orange heaven cheeze cake that Joshua and I made as well as the VitaMinteral Green Cheeze Cake that I made. I put out some fudge balls that I made which Joshua rolled out in coconut flakes. Plus I had 3 gallons of nut milk in the coolers ready - 2 gallons of hazelnut milk sweetened with agave and 1 gallon of hazenut chai. Angela asked if I brought any of my god/goddess butters because she loved them so much. So we sent Matt home to get them as I didn't have enough space to bring the first trip around. OH! Also brought some tee-shirts but we had no real place to show them but at least I was wearing one, Emily was wearing one and Cat was wearing one! I gave one to Angela too so that she could represent as well! :-) the drawing board, got some poster paper and I gave Cat a marker to write out signs for the sandwich board. The two of them put that out on the street, we opened the doors and in came in the guests! We had 24 paid guests and if you included me and my worker bees, we had 30 people listening to what Matt and Angela had to say! That was so cool! Pat, my neighbor and friend, came and she took my little point-and-shoot digital camera and took many pictures which you can see posted on my fiddleheads facebook page: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Worcester-VT/Vermont-Fiddle-Heads/63781489465?ref=nf#/album.php?aid=137458&id=63781489465 http://mattmonarch.blogspot.com/2009/08/healing-asthma-with-raw-foods-episode.html So then Angela's turn came up to talk and she talked about her own transformation going from being 300 lbs and morbidly obese to losing more than half her weight on the raw food diet. She talked about her journey, her favorite foods to eat, the foods that are best to eat each day, tips and tricks to how to eat this way while you are traveling, etc. She talked about her ideology and how it's changed as well as how her own emotions have changed on her raw food journey. She took questions. One of the best questions was "How many calories is in bee pollen?" And I loved the answer that Angela gave - she said she likes to equate things to nature so she said, "We're the only animals that think it's necessary to count calories. No animal in the woods is out there taking out a calorie counter and measuring his food." I love when the raw food dudes talk like this. David Wolfe does that too. It makes sense when you really think about it. She said (as others have) that no other animal puts fire to their food and yet we do and feel that it is best. To her, this is crazy thinking and I love that. Again, she talked like Matt Monarch did about "wild and crazy" things and yet to my ears, it was very much welcomed. I think it might have been a lot to digest (pun intended) for a lot of people and probably for some it was their first exposure to this kinda stuff but how great is that?! Everyone saw 2 people that are articulate and healthy looking talking about their own experiences. Wonderful wonderful! Natasha tomorrow! :-)
"Pumpkin" Pudding a friend gave me this recipe a few years ago. I've never made it but it looks DELICIOUS. If you make it, let me know how you liked it. 2 cups fresh peeled and pureed butternut squash 25 pitted dates* (yikes) 1/2 cup double strength freshly made almond milk (blend 1 C. nuts to 2 C. water) 1/2 cup raw almond butter 1 tablespoon allspice 1 teaspoon cinnamon 3 teaspoons Pomona apple Place all ingredients except almond butter and apple in blender. Blend until smooth then add the almond butter and blend and finally the apple and then blend. Pour into dessert dishes and let stand in fridge. Optional garnishes: sprinkle some shredded coconut and/or sprinkle some cinnamon on top. *YIKES: This looks like a LOT of dates for the amount of squash being used. Please feel free to adjust that. Start with 1/2 cup of dates and go from there. Maybe the author of this recipe has a big sweet tooth. :-)