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Hey there 🙂

A lot has happened since my last post ((ohh no, she’s said that before and it was depressing..)), in lots of good ways ((woohoo!!))!!

It’s the middle of the summer here in the UK and in Kent we have had some really great weather. OK, apparently we’ve got a heat wave over here, but that’s so different to our usual kind of weather ((rain, sun, rain, sleet, sun, snow, rain.. – sometimes in the same day 😛 )) that people have been really enjoying it, going out to beaches and having BBQs and garden parties, running and cycling more, playing with kids outside, it’s really great to see 🙂

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Also of course, it means it’s time for ICE CREAM!! Or “Nice Cream” in my case 😉 , this one being a vanilla and “chocolate” ice cream sundae that I had for dinner ..on a Sunday 😛

So, what else have I been up to?? Well, last week on Wednesday, I got a call-back for a 3-day job, helping to sell strawberries & cream and other fruits at the Kent County Show. I got it 🙂 and then the next day I got another call from Cobtree Park Café, a tiny little outside café in a country park, only about 2 miles from me!! So I went there for an informal interview and was told the hours – only 15:00 – 18:00, but it’s certainly better than nothing!! I’m just selling drinks and ice creams, crisps, chocolates and cakes, so it’s probably only going to be a summer job, but I finally feel like I’ve caught a break, and that’s something 🙂 .

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So, I started at the County Show on Friday at 08:00 and worked with a guy called Morris, or Mo, for short. We got on well and he was nice and got on with everyone else. In fact, he kept giving me bits of fruit to try, as we were prepping all day continuously, and on Saturday I came away with a cup full of watermelon and grapes, an overflowing pint of cherries and over a pot of strawberries!! Thanks, Mo!! It was really warm over the 3 days, and we were right in the corner, at the entrance to the food tent, so it got very hot and tiring after a while – especially on Saturday. I also helped out a girl called Lea and another guy called Jazz, making fruit smoothies and selling different fruits. By the end of each day I had bright red hands and very sticky clothes 😛 but it was all great fun and I wish that I could do it full-time!!

I started work at Cobtree yesterday ((Monday)) and found it very slow-paced compared to the show, but it’s not too bad. I don’t go in until 15:00 so that should mean that I have a lot of time to do things in the morning, but today I have been very unproductive.. I haven’t even done my squats, yet!!

As you may have read, I have a new blog, that I started up in April, called Simply LFRV ((Low-Fat, Raw Vegan)). I created it in hope that I could assist people who are interested in the lifestyle, inspiring them with recipes, my favourite LFRV and LFV, tips, fruit info and advice.. I’ll be posting another recipe on there tomorrow, a summery berry treat. You heard it here first 😉 . Here’s a link to my new site: SimplyLFRV..

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To find out why I eat so much fruit and veg, and also, why I’m vegan, check out these links:

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If you’re interested in the low-fat vegan or low-fat raw vgan way of eating, and the whole lifestyle, check out 30BananasADay! ((30Bad!))

Hoping that this weather stays for a while. I’ve really been enjoying getting out there on my bike, seeing how many miles I can get in on TribeSports, of course selling ((and eating copious amounts of..)) fruit in the sunshine, going for long walks with Pat and sun-bathing in his back garden 😛 .

Right, that’s all I’ve got time to write today, as I need to get to work ((feels good to say that!!)) 🙂 have a lovely day!!

🙂 Jade 🙂

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Posted by on July 16, 2013 in Recipes, Uncategorized

 

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Creamy Tandoori Comfort Soup

Well, it’s the end of June and we’ve had a handful of sunny days so far. Mostly, this month has just been very humid, with lots of big, thick clouds filling up the sky daily.

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It’s not been too bad. Quite nice to cycle and walk in actually – it’s been warm without the chance of getting burnt 😉 it has its benefits. It’s great for spiders, and apparently, flowers, too!! 🙂

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On Wednesday, I spent most of the day inside, feeling quite drained after not sleeping the night before. The weather was making me feel drowsy and I fell asleep whilst reading Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix 😛 . But I kept waking, the first time, I got up and looked at my clock. It had only been about an hour. It continued all night, so I had a very sleepy day after that, giving up at about 09:00.

So, what to do on a day like this, feeling very tired, unwelcoming weather outside, in-between applying for work online and watching inspiring YouTube videos??

A lot of people ((especially my age)) might say “play games”; “watch some DVDs”; “listen to music”; or something along those lines 😛 . I didn’t feel like doing any of these things, so I made soup!! It’s a filling, comforting, doesn’t-taste-healthy-because-it’s-so-creamy soup and I am glad that I thought to write down what I did after tasting it!!

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You can make it as thick as you like, add more or less rice, add beans, use coconut milk for added creaminess, make it spicier, add extra veg, …. Making soups can be so versatile. You can change so many things, opt for one ingredient over another, change the texture, and make it exactly how YOU like it 🙂 . This is one of those dishes.

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 ((Excuse the dragon 😉 , and the scattered table!!)) It was difficult to show just how thick my soup is, here. You can see the rice in the first picture, so you can tell it’s going to be filling.

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That one should help 🙂 it’s quite thick and sticking to the spatula well. Give this recipe a try if you fancy something comforting and creamy, if you crave curry, and on rainy days 🙂 – they’re good for something!! As usual, it’s vegan, low-fat, healthy, and high-carb-approved!!

Creamy Tandoori Comfort Soup

2T Hemp Seeds / Sesame Seeds / Tahini ((I only had hemp on-hand, and it turned out great))

200ml – 300ml Orange Juice

1.5T Tandoori Spices / Curry Powder ((I used a mild curry powder))

1 large / 2 small Sweet Potatoes ((300g – 450g))

1 medium Potato of choice ((180g))

120g Wholegrain Basmati Rice

2 Vegetable Stock Cubes ((I use Kallo Organic Very Low Salt))

350ml – 600ml Milk of Choice* ((I used Almond Breeze Unsweetened))

1 – 2tsp Fresh Lemon Juice

Begin by placing the hemp/sesame seeds, orange juice and curry powder into a blender/food processor and setting aside to blend later.

Cook your rice according to pack instructions, in a large pan, adding in the stock cubes and stirring to break them up a bit.

While the rice is cooking, roughly chop the sweet potato((es)) and potato into 2cm squares, and place them in a separate pan or a steamer basket. Cook for 10 minutes, or until easily-pierced with a knife.

Check the rice, and if it’s ready, remove from heat and set aside. Do not drain it!!

Once the potatoes are done, drain and allow to cool slightly, before adding to the blender/food processor and blitzing with the curry powder until smooth, adding in some of the milk of choice, if needed.

Pour this mixture into the rice pan and then add in the rest of the milk. Stir and taste, adding in lemon juice a little at a time, until satisfied with the taste.

Stir it all together and heat through gently for a couple of minutes if needed, before serving.

* – By milk of choice, I mean a dairy-free alternative, as this is a vegan blog 🙂 . There are loads to choose from.. Rice milk will give you a slightly sweeter-tasting soup, oat milk will yield a slightly thicker soup than almond, but not as thick as coconut milk. Soy milk would be fine, and hemp milk might give you a slightly nuttier-tasting soup.

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Enjoy on a lazy day, in your favourite soup mug or bowl, listening to some of your favourite music or watching a good movie 😉 .

 
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Posted by on June 27, 2013 in Recipes

 

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This Time Last Year – March 2013

I’ve decided that every now and then, I’m going to make a blog post of what I was doing this time last year. I don’t know yet how it’s going to go, so please bear with me!! Hopefully it will be fun, funny and not-so-serious.

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So, what was I doing this time last year?? ….

Well, looking back through my diary, and my blog, I was taking part in Comic Relief and watching rally cars, getting ready to start on The Prince’s Trust, taking driving lessons and making lots of green things. Ohh and I convinced Pat, my meat-loving boyfriend, to try tofu!! And he loved it 😀 !!

This year?? Well, things have gotten in the way and I’ve had to take MORE driving lessons, been experimenting with more juices and smoothie creations, Pat and I have had a couple of jobs each and been struggling to find something permanent ….which is extremely frustrating…. :/ .

Pat’s now been talking about going vegan. Wait…. what?? Yup 😀 Pat actually wants to go vegan!! This I am excited for 😛 now I must start experimenting more with this ((like I also did last year)) and make us vegan meals together, instead of never really knowing what I can make him when he’s here. I can make us more veggie-filled stir-fries, use lots of recipes from this awesome site that I have bookmarked, go to the great Vegetarian & Vegan Café that’s in our local town!!

Of course, so far this year I’ve still been juicing a lot….

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In fact, I’ve even been pouring juices and smoothies over fruit!!

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Yum 🙂 I’m loving my fruits this way, lately. So good!! Really looking forward to the summer, for watermelon, perfectly ripe mango, melons, and many, many more fresh fruits!! ((OK, now I’m craving it..))

I know that Pat is also looking forward to the fruitfulness that summer brings 😛 ..what I mean is, the other day he was craving mangos, so he went to our local Sainsbury’s and bought a pack of 2. He devoured one in under 2 minutes – I was trying to slice it up for him but he hardly gave me the chance to!! He had the next one as part of his breakfast the next day. He’ll surely have no problem in joining me in the summer with copious bowls and glasses of fruit of every variety!!

I do have a quick recipe today, of a great juice that I made the other day. This juice is cleansing, sweet, slightly earthy and very refreshing. Ohh, and it’s pink 😛 . I call it….

Sweet Beet Juice Treat

Sweet Beet Juice Treat

2 Apples of choice ((add more if you want a sweeter juice))

1 small Beetroot

1 Lemon ((Peel if it’s waxed!!))

2 Celery Stalks

1/3 of a Cucumber

Coconut Water

Place one apple in your juicer and follow with the beet, lemon and celery, before sandwiching with the other apple(s). Juice on high into your favourite old beaker and then pour in coconut water to your own taste. I used about half a cup. Add a brightly coloured straw and you’re set!!

Sweet Beet Juice Empty!!

Look at all that froth 😉

My juices always end up frothy. But I like this. Sure, I could use the filter jug that came with my juicer, but what fun is that?? I like the foam 😛 . Weird?? Probably.

Here’s my favourite old beaker 😛 . It’s quite old now and very scratched. I’ve always used this for my big juices ..unless of course I’m drinking out of a jar – because, let’s face it, that’s better than anything 😉

My Scratched Beaker

I’ve been making variations of “lemonade” juices quite a lot. When I’ve found a good balance of sharp and sweet, I’ll let you know. I tend to “overdo it” on the lemon, or so I’ve been told. But in my opinion, it should be sharp and zesty. Lemonade needs a kick!! What do you think?? How do you like your lemonade??

 
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Posted by on March 25, 2013 in Recipes

 

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Chai Spice Soft-Serve and Other Random Things..

This is annoying.. I meant to write in on Saturday, but woke up with a mysterious ((and very painful)) bruise around my right eye.. I hadn’t done anything to it, so I am pretty confused as you can imagine.. I couldn’t fully open my eye and when my Dad saw me he said that it looks as though I’d been in a fight and have been punched in the face!! Thanks, Dad.

Anyways, the pain persisted, a cuckoo thought it would join in and hammer away at my head ((not literally.. – I’ve had “tension headaches” for the past month or so, that just won’t quit)) and now a new tooth is deciding to come through at the same time. It’s like a lovely little party in my head, complete with drums, chain-saws and drills.. 😉 . Due to this, I’ve been very idle, feeling very lazy as I’m trying not to worsen any of this by moving a lot.. I have however, managed to do some gentle yoga, a bit of walking and, well, actually, not much else :/ ..I miss my bike!!

Right, now that I’ve finished moaning, let’s get on with some blogging!!

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Pat’s birthday was on Friday. He turned the big 2-0 ((Pat, if you’re reading this, SoRrY!! 😛 ))!! Pat also has a twin sister, Rebecca, or Becky / Beck, for short. So.. guess who else turned 20 😀 can you guess??!! .. ((OK, I think this headache is making me a little loopy – please excuse me)) They had a nice quiet day with their brother and Dad. I think they’re secretly trying to deny the fact that they’re getting old growing up 😉 . ((Yes, Pat, I can say that – I’m not joining you for another 5 months, so there 😛 ))

So Pat and I met on the Sunday instead. Again, it was a quiet day, spent inside, watching a lot of YouTube vids and cuddling to keep warm. It’s so cold here!!

I know I haven’t really posted any proper photos of myself or of Pat, and when I first started this blog I was quite positive that I would never “have the guts” to do so.. But I’m getting older and wiser a bit braver, so here’s one of us!!:

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This was taken last year in May, we look a bit different 😛 , I must get some more soon. I have lots of pictures of the two of us, as well as some of Pat on his ((stationary)) bike, which will definitely be up here soon ((if he likes it or not 😉 )).

Pat and I have been together for over 5 years now, having got together in our second-to-last year of school. We’d been very good friends before that and started to pass notes in class ((which we often got in trouble for 😉 )) and then we texted each other over the holidays. Every day. 🙂 . I’d like to share our whole story at some point, but am going to leave that for another post 😛 .

Pat has said that he is happy for me to feature on the blog, as much as I like, and I’m hoping that soon he will join me so that I can introduce him properly – he does exist, I promise!!

In other news, I made another yummy thing today..

Chai Soft-Serve

Chai-Spiced Soft-Serve 🙂

It was really simple 🙂 ….

Those of you who have seen previous pictures of mine will know that when I buy fruit and produce, I literally get boxes full. Well, here’s what I have right now..

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Pineapples ((got another downstairs)), Blood oranges ((my secret affair….)), huge Globe grapes ((thanks, Dad 🙂 )), mangos, avocados, passion fruits, baby pink dragon fruits and bananas just here.

Yes, there is a pair of slippers behind this box. My bedroom is where I ripen my fruit. There’s always so much of it, so I store a lot in here 😛 .

Downstairs I also have lots of carrots, cucumbers, celery, half a box of apples, grapefruits, pears, broccoli and courgettes ((or zucchini to you peeps from “across the pond” 😉 )), but no spinach, kale or greens!! Ahh!!

Well anyways, look at those bananas. There are five there, right?? Well, times that by about 10 and that’s how many bananas I had last week going overripe. Now the majority of those ((almost black!!)) bananas are in the freezer, just waiting to be thrown into smoothies, made into soft-serves, banana “mylk”, ….

The bottom drawer of our freezer is now more than half-filled with frozen bananas, then there’s other frozen fruit of mine, so not much space for Dad’s stuff ..oops 😉 ..

So, I grabbed a few for a yummy dessert to free up some space in the freezer. Actually, I had this for lunch….

Easy Chai-Spiced Soft-Serve

Inspired by CCK’s Vanilla Chai Shakes

 Chai-Spiced Soft-Serve

  • Very Ripe, Frozen Bananas
  • Milk of choice ((I used Vanilla Rice Dream, for it’s naturally-added sweetness))
  • Optional – Chai Teabag
  • Spices – Cinnamon; Cloves; Ginger; Cardamom; Nutmeg ((you don’t have to use all of the spices. Use as much or as little of each as you wish. If you use a very flavourful tea, you may not need any additional spices!!))
  • Optional – Sweetener of Choice ((Dates / Coconut Sugar / Agave / BR Syrup / Maple Syrup / Some Other Sweet Thing….))

If using the tea, steep tea bag in about 1/4 C of hot water now, until very strong. Discard teabag and allow tea to cool. If not using tea, ignore this step!!

Place bananas ((I used 2)) in your blenderizer / food processor. Leave for about a minute, to defrost slightly. Blend it on a low-speed, until smooth and lump-less.

Now add in your tea, if using, spices of choice, and however much of your chosen milk as you like. Start with 1 T, adding until soft-serve consistency is achieved.

Make sure that you add the spices and liquid little-by-little. You don’t want an over-powered bowl of gloop 😉

Empty into a bowl and dig in.

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I sprinkled on some extra cinnamon after serving, and stirred it right through. Yum 🙂

I may also have stirred through a few T of sultanas, too 😛 . Well, it was a “lunch”, after all. Needed some “bulk” 😉 ..

I’ve been using that Rice Milk lately, quite a bit. It’s very easily-digestible, which is great for me. I may just be making some more recipes with it soon 🙂 .

Right, I’m off for the night ((note to self – start writing blog entries EARLIER!!)). I’m pretty tired. I will write tomorrow, for WIAW . I haven’t done that for a long time!!

I’ll leave you with a picture of one of the massive carrots that I found in Sainsbury’s the other day….

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See you soon!!

 
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Posted by on March 12, 2013 in Recipes, Serious Stuff

 

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Secret Ingredient Pudding Recipe!!

Shh!! It's A Secret!!

Can you guess what the secret is??

This was actually my dessert last night, and was supposed to be a plain old soft-serve, but it turned into this..

Secret Pudding!!

The secret ingredient helps to give this pudding its creamy, smooth texture, whilst not overpowering the main flavours.

So, what do you think it is?? Avocado?? Tofu?? Agar-Agar?? Coconut Milk?? Nope, nope, nope and nope….

“Get on with the recipe!!”         OK, just bear with me a little longer please, this won’t take too long 😛 ….

What's The Secret Ingredient....??

The secret in this pudding is an ingredient that I had left-over in the fridge. I decided that it needed to be used, so I dumped it into my blender.. Who knew leftovers could taste so good..??!!

This ingredient is what gives this recipe its creamy, thick, rich texture, without over-powering the other flavours in there.. It’s a fat-free, vegan, naturally sweet ingredient.

The pudding can be flavoured however you wish – you could make it with cocoa; coffee; vanilla; berries; nut-butter; orange-extract; maple syrup; cinnamon.. and you could add in things like raisins; chocolate chips; granola; fruit; sprinkles.. the possibilities are endless!! 😉

I used carob powder, because I was looking for a chocolatey treat and love the taste, even over the finest cocoa!! I also didn’t add in the dates, for sweetness, as I love the flavour and balance of the carob with the other ingredients.

“Ohh for goodness sakes, what “other ingredients”?? Get on with it already!!”        OK, OK, I’m done 🙂 . Here we go….

Secret-Ingredient “How-U-Like-It” Pudding

  • 2 Frozen Bananas
  • 1 C Sweet Potato Puree <– the super-secret, not-so-secret, ingredient!! *
  • 2 Dates, pitted and chopped roughly
  • Flavourings: Cocoa; Carob; Maple Syrup; Vanilla Extract / Powder; Cinnamon; ….
  • Optional add-ins: Raisins / Sultanas; Chocolate Chips; Blobs of Peanut Butter; Sprinkles; Berries; ….

Simply place the frozen bananas and chopped dates in your blender and allow the bananas to slightly defrost – 1 – 2 minutes should be fine. Blend on low, then high, until you have a silky-smooth soft-serve consistency.

Now add in the sweet potato puree* and flavouring ingredients and blend again, until smooth.

Pour into your favourite bowl, mix in your add-ins, if using, now.

Enjoy by taking a massive spoonful, when nobody’s looking…. 😉

Secret-Ingredient Pudding Yum

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* to make sweet potato puree, peel sweet potatoes and chop roughly into small pieces ((approx. 1 inch)) and steam gently for 10 – 15 minutes, or until very soft ((test this by spearing a piece with a fork. When it easily slides off the fork, it is done)). Allow the sweet potato to cool for 5 – 10 minutes, but not too long or it will dry out. Blend until smooth, adding cold water until desired consistency is achieved ((aim for an “apple sauce consistency”)). Store extras in the fridge or freezer until ready to use.

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The next time I make this, I think I’ll add cinnamon and raisins, in place of the carob. Or maybe I’ll make a mango one, instead of the banana, and add in some berries…. Hmmm lots of ideas now, but I’d better go before this post turns into a novel…. 😛

WARNING: Beware of puppy eyes. They can reach into your mind and trick you into sharing your pudding with them….

Can You Resist This Puppydog Look??

See.

 
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Posted by on March 6, 2013 in Recipes

 

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Dolls, Fruits and Raw Foodies

Hi there!! 😀

So, I’ve had a few requests just recently, for my StitchUps :). I haven’t been getting my stitch on lately ((for a couple of months..)) but now I’m up and alert and ready to take orders!!

Please, keep reading - they're much better than this, now!!

These guys ((my first ever!!)) like to help me out when I’m not very motivated 😉 . . . .

 

Unfortunately, as I had no laptop for over 6 months, I couldn’t blog about my Christmas StitchUps, and couldn’t even put them on my Etsy page, either, so I didn’t sell any over the Christmas period :/. This is really what de-motivated me, because I couldn’t upload them. But now I’m thinking “why?? I don’t make them for money, I make them because I LOVE to!!” So things are in full swing again now 🙂 and I’m stitching and sewing and making holes in my fingers again and realise that I have missed being away from my ((2 huge massive!!)) craft boxes. They’ve just been sitting there in the corner waiting to be used again. Now I feel bad ;).

So anyways, I am going to put up a few pics of what I made for Christmas. Because I want to. And I don’t care that it’s now March ;). So here goes.. Please let me know what you think!! – and if you’d like me to make you any for THIS Christmas, let me know and I’ll get it done for whenever you like :).

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The Santa and Elf -style StitchUps come with “Christmas sacks” – small knitted bags to put little gifts in for the tree :).

In 2011 I made lots of mini Christmas stockings, too. I sold so many and was getting requests for personalized ones with peoples’ names on 🙂 I had to keep lists there were so many!! Anyways, back to the future present ;).

I also made some Halloween-style dolls while I wasn’t blogging, and one in particular already has 6 “admirers” on my Etsy page and I only uploaded him the other day!! Here’s the one:
Zombie Zack :P

I call him Zombie Zack 🙂 and have been mulling over an idea to make a whole “Zombiez Section” in my StitchUps. I’ve got a lot of ideas for them. That will be a lot of fun :P.

As well as updating everything, I’ve been enjoying lots of fruit as usual – in fact, as much as I can get my hands on!! Yes it’s been very cold over the past few months ((at least it has here!!)) and fruit isn’t as easy to come by in the winter, but that doesn’t phase me. I need my fruit 😉
This year so far I have discovered the amazingness of beautiful Blood Oranges. They are now a favourite and I’ve been juicing them whenever I can find them 🙂

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Not as blood-red as most blood oranges but gorgeously zesty and tangy nonetheless. All the others that I got were much more vibrant in colour than this, but of course, I forgot to photograph them ..grr. Maybe I’ll learn one day :P.

So, how else have I been enjoying my usual copious amounts of fruits whilst still keeping warm?? Well I recently found a network of HC/LF raw vegans ((high-carb, low-fat)) on YouTube and Facebook ((using my phone for most of it..)) and thought I’d investigate how they do it through the winter. It’s really interesting 🙂 and I even tried it for a little while. I was 100% raw for about 3 weeks and felt amazing!! Definitely going to look into it more I the future, and I’ve been including more raw fruits and veg in my diet since then :).

One such raw vegan is Chris Randall, who has just turned 20 and has been living this awesome lifestyle for a few years, and has an amazing story. He has lost over 150lbs eating as much fruit and some veg, as he cares for!! Sounds amazing, right?? 😀 I certainly think so, anyways. I made his Persimmon Pie, which is super-filling, so rich and tastes like heaven!! Only a few ingredients, too. Raw food can be so simple, yet so delicious!!

Persimmon Pie

OK, so mine didn’t turn out as pretty as Chris’ did 😛 but ahh well – it’s about the taste, not the appearance!!

Another HC/LF raw vegan I found is the beautiful Kristina Carrillo-Bucaram, who has lived this way for about 7 years now!! She also has a YouTube channel and occasionally posts recipes. I loved the sound of her “Fully Raw Persimmon Nog“, her take on a vegan eggnog, so gave it a shot and woooow!! I think that I will be using persimmons a lot more in the future!!

Persimmon Nog

I made mine super-thick 🙂 it was almost a pudding!! The cinnamon in this makes it so warming and also makes it feel Christmassy 🙂 so I made extra and took it to my Mum’s house to have with our Christmas breakfast.

As well as these two wonderful people, I came across HC/LF raw vegans Megan Elizabeth, Freelea, Harley Johnstone, John Kohler and Tarah on YouTube. They all have great advice, tips, recipes and tricks for living the lifestyle they all believe in. If you’re interested in raw veganism/fruitarianism, I highly recommend you check them out, as well as the book, The 80/10/10 Diet by Dr. Douglas Graham.

I’ve learned a lot about the benefits of a plant-based diet, and have decided it’s for me. It makes the most sense to me in terms of health and sustainability, I love doing it and I’m learning more every day!!

This has been fun :). I’ll be making more StitchUps soon, and I’ll post pictures when I do!! But for now, I’ve juuuust realized that it’s 02:30!! My head should have hit the pillow hours ago!! :O….

So goodnight / good morning, depending on where you are in the world :D.

Question:

Do you include many fruits in your diet?? What’s your favourite way to prepare them?? If you’ve been here a little while, you probably realize that I love mine in juices and smoothies….

 
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Posted by on March 2, 2013 in Crafts, Recipes

 

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Fruity Recipes!!

Here are those fruit-filled recipes I promised 🙂 they are really simple and so decadent, you won’t believe how healthy they are!!..

Right, so that first one is a Sinless Raspberry Soft-Serve..

Raspberry Soft-Serve

3 Frozen Bananas

200g Frozen Raspberries

Nothing else!!

Simply Throw the ingredients into your food processor or blender, allow to defrost slightly ((about 1 or 2 minutes, depending on the power of your machine)) and whizz up until completely smooth.

So simple, so delicious, so I-can’t-believe-it’s-healthy-but-it-is!!

Now, onto the next recipe..

Do NOT be put off by the colour, despite that hidden ingredient, all you taste is fruity deliciousness – I promise!! I like to call this one Peachy Green.. Here we go….

Peachy Green Smoothie

2 Bananas ((preferably frozen))

2 big ((or 3 smaller)) ripe Peaches ((may be fresh or frozen))

1 handful of Greens ((I used Spinach here, but Kale works just as well 🙂 ))

Again, this recipe could not be simpler:
Blend all ingredients, adding water, as needed, to make into a gorgeous smoothie, or, if you’d like, just blend it all up and eat with a spoon 😛 – and call it breakfast or dessert 😉

Enjoy!! 🙂

 
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Posted by on October 8, 2012 in Recipes

 

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