Archive: 30 Day Raw Food

  • Hello!!

    How was your Monday?

    My alarm usually goes off at about 5:30 or 6:00am, but I knew I’d be tired today since I didn’t go to bed until 2am, so I let myself sleep in and I didn’t wake up until about 9am! I was kinda slow moving all day. I had 2 voice jobs to do today, but they weren’t urgent, so I am going to do them tomorrow. (not like me to put it off, but I needed a rest day) I also had a very ambitious goal of cleaning my apartment top to bottom…that also did not happen.

    Things I DID do today:

    -got new hot rollers at Wal Mart

    -looked into buying new tires for our truck

    -finally got tenant insurance (happy now mom?)

    - made 3 templates for wedding invitations. Now I just need to confirm that we are indeed having the ceremony at 2pm (or 3pm) and then I can send to printers!

    I also think it’s time to clean out my purse…. I should start with putting my ID in my wallet! Yesterday at the festival, here I am in line for the beer gardens and I could not find my ID for about 3 minutes. I took my wallet apart a couple times, finally remembering that I threw my ID  in my little makeup case earlier (why? I don’t know)

    Live at Squamish

    It doesn’t surprise me either that my iphone slipped outta my hands and smashed on the ground:(

    smashed iphone screen

    I guess it’s not the end of the world- but still sucks! At the mall I was quoted $120 to fix it with a good quality replacement.

    I was so glad that Mike could come with me yesterday too. (and not just because he holds my purse while I take pictures! ha- what a sweetheart <3)

    What kind of a face is that?  A rock face? Hardly! Just looks weird. haha

    Whistler Water is having a contest soon on who did the best concert coverage (between me and 2 other awesome bloggers) So I am going to need your votes soon! I will keep you posted on when voting happens. You know how much I would appreciate your support! ;)

    flip cam, whistler water

    Speaking of support-today on facebook I noticed that my Nana posted a note on my cousin Val’s page, “I am so proud of my creative granddaughter”. I had to get in on it right away and see what my nana was talking about. Lo and behold, among other cool artistic things my cousin Val does, she made this purse….

    Made of:

    old jeans + old shirt + old belt + dollar store dog muzzle = new bag
    homemade jean purse

    That is soo cute! So proud of you cousin. She said it was a pain to hand sew the whole thing, but I think this purse is so awesome. Nice work girly. Can’t wait to see you at the wedding. (Side note-I am sooo excited for my wedding!)

    In other news- I completed my 30 day Raw Vegan challenge!!!!!!! Here was Day 1, one month ago. The crazy thing is- this “challenge” wasn’t even hard!! I lost probably 10 pounds, I woke up with so much energy, I felt clear headed, inspired and happy. Raw Food is not just a “challenge” for me anymore- it is here to stay. I just love how I feel on Raw Foods and don’t want to stop…

    Today I had such a sweet tooth, I needed to fix it pronto, I did a variation of  ”Raw cheesecake”. I soaked some macadamia and pecans for a while, threw them in the processor, added a pinch of salt and some fresh lemon juice..

    raw vegan lemon cheesecake

    Then poured in a bit of Agave Nectar.

    raw vegan cheesecake

    Packed it into a little serving dish..

    raw vegan cheesecake

    Added some fresh raspberries.

    raw vegan cheesecak

    A dollop of raw chocolate sauce and VOILA! A filling, nutritious dessert that I had after a massive salad!

    raw vegan cheesecak

    YUMMM

    Thanks sooooo much for stopping by! Let’s meet again tomorrow!!! xo

  • OOOOH YAAA!

    It’s a pretty cool feeling when your wedding dress shows up at your door….and it FITS! WHEWF. I was a bit worried. I didn’t want to have to sell it or deal with not liking it., but it fit, I love it and I am sooo excited to get married!

    Thanks UPS dude! You made my day.

    UPS delivers wedding dress

    Well, well, look what the Raw Food Chef whipped up here… haha Stuffed Peppers! MMMMM

    Here’s the recipe. That is super ghetto and lazy of me not to write it out but it’s been a looong day. If you want the recipe and can’t really read it here- let me know k and I’ll email it to ya..

    Raw Vegan Stuffed peppers

    I went to Canadian Tire today to get the $19.99 Herb Garden that I saw online… NO one could seem to find it. (ummm laziness too on the staff’s part) But I was like, what -ev.

    And I checked out the spice racks. My options were….

    Spice Rack#1

    canadian tire wooden spice rack

    Spice Rack #2

    canadian tire spice rack

    And the one I went with #3. I just liked this one best…

    canadian tire spice rack

    Which one would you have picked? (If you HAD to pick…maybe you hate them all…lol)

    The Raw Food Chef also made some Flax Crackers..

    raw vegan flax seed crackers

    Well, actually they are still dehydrating in the oven.

    raw vegan flax seed crackers

    And…the recipe for you;)

    raw vegan flax crackers

    It’s been almost 3 weeks on the Raw food challenge and I am loving it.

    Not as much as I love this little guy who sleeps cheek to cheek.. He just loves to snuggle… <3

    bug puppy sleeping

    I’m going to go look at my inside out wedding dress hanging in the closet. “sigh”

    So excited. Have a great weekend! xoxo

  • Hey Hey Hey!

    How art thou? Good! Good to hear how wonderful you are;)

    When our dog is quiet…. you know he’s up to no-good. When I’m busy working away, I finally notice how quiet it is, I’m like “uh oh- trouble!” No matter how much I puppy proof, I end up leaving something random in puppy hemisphere by accident, and the result is usually not good!

    Hence, my most recent library book!! Bad Pups!

    It’s a pretty good book though. Port Moody public library- can I keep it? haha. I might have to!

    Raw Food uncooking book

    Seriously though, how can you get mad at a face like that??????

    bug puppy vancouver

    My goodness.
    I have new bloopers for you from a voice project I did yesterday. Oh man, I am a geek (I guess you already know that!)

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    I’m happy to say I finally made it through this project! It was actually really long. Took a long time! AND it was on my worst subject EVER- MATH!

    I went out for another meeting today and they still haven’t fixed up our garage door. It just hangs down and if you have a truck/suv- you need 2 people to get through. 1 to drive and one to hold it open. You can use the other entrance, but that is a hassle too! Get this fixed….

    AND MY BIG NEWS OF THE DAY IS……….

    I signed up for my Raw Food Chef Certification!!!!! I can’t believe it, but I did it. It was $1200, here is where I’m doing it:  http://rawfoodfoundation.org/

    SO I will soon be teaching MY OWN class! That is the plan. I want to share the love.

    I want to make things like this that look as good as they taste…

    Oh these sunburgers…mmmm

    I’m pumped. I’ve become really passionate about this- obviously and I can’t wait to share this journey with you!

    Tomorrow is my 1 year BLOG ANNIVERSARY!! Holy Moly- 1 year already!!! I can’t imagine my life now without this lil blog….

    Thanks for reading, Means a lot. Talk soon! xoxo

  • Happy Monday Beautiful YOU!

    I am officially into week 3 (day 15) of my raw eating and I am LOVING it. There have definitely been some ups and downs. Like wanting a beer soooo bad after Whistler and then yesterday I just wanted a “cheat day” but I somehow remained true to my word! So to satisfy those cravings, I made an unbelievable raw, vegan cheesecake!

    Here she is just out of the freezer, (tastes even better nice and cold!)

    Raw Vegan Cheesecake, dairy free cheesecake

    I adapted this recipe from the only and only Raw Rose’s new Canadian Best Selling book. Here’s a shot of us when were on Vancouver Island. Angels sang when I got my hands on this wonderful “uncooking” book! I love it!

    I highly recommend this book for healthy, alternative recipes that are raw AND vegan!

    Here is the recipe I followed.

    The only difference is that I added raspberries to the batter. The “crust” of the cake is pecans and dates. The filling is cashews, dates, coconut oil, water, lemon juice, vanilla, a pinch of salt and raspberries (which I added)

    raw vegan cheese cake, dairy free cheesecake

    And that’s it!! Followed everything else closely to her recipe and I thought it turned out delicious.

    Raw Vegan Cheesecake, dairy free cheesecake

    I’m not really know for my food photography, lol, but you get the drift.

    raw vegan, dairy free cheesecake

    It stays in the freezer, so you can pull it out when you need a fix!

    Raw Vegan Cheesecake, dairy free cheesecake

    See- RAW can be everything you want and more. I can’t wait to try more recipes…They are great for when you are starting out with Raw Food. It makes the transition easier and more filling knowing that you can still have those “comfort” foods. The nice thing is that it’s straight live enzymes that you body can break down easily and use up immediately- no processed chemical toxins in anything! I take a B12 supplement and everything else I could ever need as far as protein, minerals, vitamins, is all in fresh, ripe raw foods. (I am starting to sound like the raw foodies I interview, lol- It is just that good though) I’m not saying it is for everyone, but it works for me!

    Next topic!

    We went to Stormtech today for a meeting.

    I <3 this place!

    Our meeting went well. We are signed on to shoot a bunch more videos! Woo hoo

    Here’s Mike getting inspired by the new fall catalogue:)

    I had a big voice job to do today too, so its been a long and busy day. Almost done editing the voice files, blog is about to be published and the bed is my next stop!

    Have a wonderful evening!
    xo

  • Ola! How are ya?!

    Good day over here, the weather is finally looking like summer! It’s just 3 sleeps until the Warrior Dash in Whistler!

    Mike is training for it.. (honestly he hasn’t been training at all. He went to the gym for the first time in a while) Yep- he’s naturally that fit…not fair!

    In Training for Warrior Dash 2011

    The Warrior Dash goes something like this:

    Crazy hey? I am the Start Line Emcee! I haven’t really Emcee’d anything in a long time, so I am a bit nervous….

    But hey.. Amanda is my name and rocking out in front of people is my game!

    warrior dash emcee

    Even though it’s been about a year since I was on stage, I know I’ll get right into it and flow. I’ve taken centre stage soo much over the years, I’m sure it’s like riding a bike. It’s funny but in the last year most of my “take centre stage” moments have been in a sound booth or in front of a camera- not a crowd.

    I have a few friends going too, so having them around will surely help.

    This little brat is coming too. While Mike races, we’ll leave him in the car, but dogs can hang out for the day, as long as they are leashed. woo hoo

    Oh Painter

    Check out this picture of Painter I took today.

    IS HE:
    A) Yawning?
    or
    B) Possessed by the devil?

    bug puppy yawning, boston terrier/pug

    If you guessed A your right, and if you guessed B…. your right!!!

    These Bear in area signs are good motivation to keep Painter on his leash..

    Port Moody bear in Area
    These signs are right on the paths we walk him everyday.

    Haha.

    Day 10 of the raw challenge! Going great. I bought some hemp seeds ($13, gulp) to add to my shakes.
    Hemp Seeds have ridiculous amounts of protein in them.
    Hemp seeds added to shake

    Like the Mason Jars I am now storing my dried goods in?
    mason jars for storage

    I got 12 of them at Walmart for about $7! Easy access, inexpensive storage centre. (like how I used the avocado to hide the wall plug in? Photography at it’s finest folks!)

    Bed time. Up early to voice at the fancy studio again! WOO HOO-Another Telus spot! My voice needs it’s beauty rest tonight.

    Talk soon!!! Lots of love and light to you!

    xoxo

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