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Wednesday, July 25, 2012

My Fridge. Raw Vegan Ice Cream. Go Raw Spicy Seed Mix. Still Juiced. Dogs need YOU!

The inside of our basement fridge.  No, it isn't always this green or this awesome but had just come back from my folk's home & they have a garden.  A spectacular garden & I raided it.  So everything except the fruit is from their garden!  

Raw Vegan Ice Cream.  40 pounds.  Organic.  No Salt.  No Oil. 
 About 35 dollars and that's from Whole Foods!
Peel them.  Freeze them in ziplocs-I break into pieces.  Put in Vita-Mix or Food Processor & put in smallest amount of water possible.  Just enough water to get blender going.  If you use the Vita-Mix, then the tamper is a huge help.  Blend until smooth.  Don't do too much or it starts to melt!  I love putting in my PlantFusion powder as well, probably just because it is vanilla.  But it also has lots of aminos.  So I pretty much have been living on this stuff during the summer.  It rocks.

I used to balk at "Raw Snacks" because I used to buy all my seeds in bulk.  Have been eating gluten free these days and haven't found great sources for all my nuts & seeds.  Bremner Farms does have truly raw & organic almonds.  But Pepitas??  Just need to find a cost effective to buy.  And these were on sale......and Gluten Free.  Not too much spice, but very nicely flavored.  This was to bring to the Bhakti Fest in Madison, Wisconsin.  We had a "Sisters" weekend (I am the niece) with Yoga & Kirtan & Gong Baths.  Having no idea that there would be a raw vegan mecca there, I brought some snacks!

So I did a 5 day juice cleanse prior.  And I am still juicing.......just not everyday.  But Dave the Raw Food Trucker inspired me to truly make it a priority.  He also juiced 3 gallons at once which was 3 days worth-of green juice.  And he still got better.  So I am getting a little more adjusted to the idea of keeping green juices for 3 days.  

Beautiful Juices.  Great for this terrible summer heat.  Seems like a month of 100 degrees and up.  This is why it is cheap to live in the midwest.  To have San Diego temps, you must pay property tax in San Diego.......Sure, you can afford a bigger house in the midwest (the States) and you will need it because you will be confined to it the majority of the summer.

Breakfast.  People think you have to spend time cooking if you are Vegan.  That's BS.  You don't even have to cut the fruit up!!  A case of bananas, apples, berries.  You are set!  Want some density to that?  Add some almond milk & chia seeds.  Or make a batch of quinoa that will last you the week.  It is great in breakfast bowls!  Quinoa & fruits!  

Washington Park, Illinois.  One of the areas that Gateway Pet Guardians feeds/rescues the stray dogs & cats.

Pj feeding some new puppies.  She thinks these are "claimed".

Tony and Elsa are battling out the summer heat.  These temps are hitting 107 some days and it is very heavy on the heart to think of all the sentient beings out there, that do not have a cool place to go.  If we can get some dogs out of our shelter, we can bring more in.  These kids have been on the streets for a very long time now.....waiting.  East St. Louis, Illinois.

RaRa in East St. Louis.  

Dirk and "his girl".  Pj says it is more difficult to name the girls.  That's why they are always "the girl". East St. Louis

New dogs.  East St. Louis

Dinah.  Poor Dinah has been out here for years.  Had many litters but Pj can never actually find them.  GPG has searched many an abandoned building and wooded areas looking for her kids.  We think they probably don't survive.  She is on "the list".  We need fosters.  So badly.  And funds.

Bananas.  Morning. Noon. Night.  

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