Monthly Archives: July 2009

Food Inc. showing in Jax

Boy did I get excited when I heard that the San Marco Theater in Jacksonville would be showing “Food Inc.” It great to see community support for informative media. I love an explosive action film as much as the next person but when you can combine entertainment and eductation in one package you got yourself a truly worth while experience.

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Successful Sprouting

Soaking and sprouting, sprouting and soaking, a wonderful combination that yeilds life. One of my most memorable expriences as a young raw fooder was the first time I sprouted wheat berries… what excitement to see those little guys put out roots and a tail! These days most of the sprouting I do is with quinoa and buckwheat which are both easy to sprout and fun to use in recipes. They’re also gluten free.

Here are the basics:

Quinoa – ancient food grain, high in protein

soak time: 1-2 hours

sprout time: 6 hours, until a tiny tail appears, sprouting too long will result in fermetation

uses: rejuvalac, breads/crackers, tabouli, salads

Buckwheat – seed, high in calcium

soak time: 45 minutes – 1 hour

sprout time: 6 hours, until a tiny tail appears, sprouting too long will result in fermetation

uses: breads/crackers, buckwheat beans, granola

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Good Time in Chi-Town

What up Mayor Daley?

What up Mayor Daley?

Greetings from my favorite city in the States… Chicago. Last week I shared the drive with my parents from Jacksonville, FL all the way up the Chicago. Since arriving the weather has been amazing and I’ve had some super cool experiences. On Friday I dined at Cousin’s Incredible Vitality with my dad and some good friends. I loved the eggplant antipasta so much that I came back the next day for some more. This past Saturday I attended the dedication of the first certified organic rooftop farm in the US. It was on the roof of Uncommon Ground Cafe on the Northside of Chicago. Mayor Richard M. Daley gave a nice speech and cut the green ribbon. That evening I prepared dinner for a group of friends… the menu included guacamole a la Angie, marinaded portabellos, kelp noodles with an orange ginger almond sauce and pesto bell pepper boats.

Also on Saturday July 18th I’m scheduled to do a live food demo and dinner in Burr Ridge…

Good times in Chi-Town!

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JaxRaw Potluck June 27th

Pie Time!

Pie Time!

For those of you who have watched the Banana Lama Ding Dong series, here is the event the pie was created for. There were tons of yummy raw cuisine at the potluck… good times and good food.

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Banana Lama Ding Dong Finale

Part 3 in the epic saga of Crust, Filling and Chocolate Sauce. May the Bliss be with you.

Chocolate Sauce:
1/2 C agave
2 T cacao powder
1 T mesquite powder
1 T lucuma
1 T carob
2 t agave powder
1 T coconut oil
pinch of salt

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