Friday, February 27, 2009

120 Days 100% Raw


So I've decided to stop b.s'ing b/c Spring is right around the corner and I would like to ring in the New Year (not the Gregorian New Year, b.u.t the Asiatic one) as in tune with myself (Earth) as possible. I've fluctuated in degrees of Raw for about a month, so on March 1st, I'm going 120 days of 100% Raw. The whole household will be partaking in this, especially since I'm the one preparing the meals!

At one point, I missed cooking. I missed the satisfaction of throwin' down and gettin' props on a bomb ass dish. To be honest now, I'm tired of it. I remembered how much time I spent in the kitchen (too much!). I'd rather use that time to build with my family or do something for myself.

I may actually cave in and get a video cam, and if I do, I will be documenting my journey on YouTube. Werd.

You may even come with me to Bed Bath and Beyond while I re-stock my culinary supplies (b/c they're still in Florida).


Thursday, February 26, 2009

Back on the Scene


I needed some time off to attend to other things and get back on my Raw grind.

So I'm back!

I think what I've been missing are my lil' supplemental goodies that I coveted so much. You know, goji berries, coconut butter, all that good stuff. It made Raw more exciting. So I think this weekend I'll be placing an order, b.u.t for what, I'm not sure yet. Whatever it is though, it has to last, b/c if my sweetie gets his hands on some gojis or cashews, it's game over. They'll be gone in a few days. lol

So on Sunday my sweetie, babies and I went to Mecca (Harlem) to attend Parliament for Father Allah's physical Day. I was able to meet my buddy finally C'BS Alife Allah, who blogs on
Black to Nature: Adventures of an Urban Raw Foodist. We go back to the GI2MR and SoulVegFolk days (which I'm hopping back on Give it to Me Raw woot!) so it was really peace to build with him and his alikes. Gave me more motivation to stand on my square and keep it raw!

Purple Powder all day Son. LOL


Monday, February 2, 2009



I'll be the first to say it's taken me a longggggggggggg time to try this fruit. I had seen the frozen version in the grocery store in the Goya section mingling with the other fruits such as guayabana, morada and such that I would snag on occasion to throw in my smoothies; b.u.t something kept me from trying this fruit.

My sweetie brought a box home a few days ago and I was now face to face with either my new obsession or worst nightmare. How long was it going to take for me to buckle down and just try one? I mean, it's not like I'm about dig into a Durian**; how bad could it be? It says right on the box 'dulce'...

So I opened the box, and inspected the pods.

Cracked the outer shell and wondered just how the hell I was supposed to eat I eat the whole thing or just scrape my teeth along the exterior?

Well, my method was to try the latter and I realized after eating the first one, it's like nature's caramel. I also realized I've had that taste before; when I've eaten authentic Indian food (like Samosas) they provide a dipping sauce (that is to die for) with tamarind in it (correct me if I'm wrong).

Ok so now I'm hooked on tamarind. Next step is to figure out what to do with it. I'm tasting a chutney or something....*creative spark*


**(and for the record no I won't be trying Durian!)

Sunday, February 1, 2009

Pineapple Cream Smoothie


Had a really delicious smoothie this morning, and like always I have to share:

Pineapple Cream

  • almond milk or vanilla rice milk (still haven't tried to make my own)
  • pineapple (and lots of it!)
  • orange juice (2:1 ratio of 'milk' to OJ)
  • honey or sweetner of choice


I didn't have any banana, and would usually add the banana to thicken it up, but I liked how this turned out with the flavors. Almost like a spin on the Creamsicle (aka Orange Julius) smoothie/popsicles I used to have back in the day. If you really want it thick, you can add the banana, or just add more pineapple.

Pretty soon I will be venturing out to a couple of health food spots like Linda's Organic Market in Kew Gardens. I've heard about that spot for a while now and I'm really in need of some flax seeds.

Hope you enjoy on this Superbowl Sunday!