Saturday, June 12, 2010


Sorry I haven't been posting or blogging lately.. I've been up ALL day and night reading the last two installments of Harry Potter.. I finally finished The Half-Blood Prince, now I'm reading the Deathly Hallows. I tell ya, those books are wayyyy to addicting. I almost have the feeling of being a hermit crab..stuck in shell all day. ha ha..

Anyway, everything's been going really really good. I think I've actually lost track of the days now. Its become more of a lifestyle and a way of living then just a "30 day challenge". I think that we're on day 16 or 17....not sure though :P.

Its kinda cool actually (now that we eat Raw), all the different Raw food we see and notice. Before, all I would be interested in was: junk, junk, junk. Ice cream, candy, frozen entrees, pizza, etc. It was terrible. I guess I thought, since I was a vegetarian, that I wouldn't get fat eating all this crap.. Stupid I know. Now that I think about it, I'm so thankful that I didn't let myself go. If it wasn't for this Raw food kick who knows were I'd be. :)

Anyways, as I was saying, we notice so much more Raw food choices then we ever did before (and I mean ever). Raw cashews, raw almonds, fruits, veggies, spinach, kale, mushrooms and so much more. Oh, I also found a few more recipes I'm gunna share with you guys. :)

Peace and Love to all,
Autumn ✶

Sunday, June 6, 2010

Cafe 118° (Day 10)

So the other day my family and I had a really awesome experience at a super cool place called "Cafe 118°" in Winter Park, FL. It's a restaurant that specializes in Raw and Organic foods.

We had looked it up on the computer and we were going to Orlando anyway, so we decided "what the heck". It was terrific. I had "Zuc & Cheese", Chloe had "Fettuccine Alfredo", Dad had Green Pepper Tamales" and Mom had "Flaxseed Crackers w/ Macadamia Nut Hummus", which was divine. Oh, and I almost forgot...For dessert we had "Mint Chocolate Chip Ice Cream", which was ALL RAW. No dairy, no cream. The actual ice cream was made out of huh?

So next time your in the Park Avenue area go check out CAFE 118°! It was awesome!

Love and Peace to all,
Autumn ☪

Thursday, June 3, 2010

Yummy Food and No more cravings. (Days 7, 8 & 9)

So these past few days have been awesome! Very little headaches, no more cravings and very, very good recipes that I probably wouldn't even have looked at a week ago. I almost feel as if I am "lighter" if that makes sense. I don't feel as heavy. Its probably because of all the toxins and waste that are finally free of my body...Thank goodness.

So I've started reading this book called "Skinny Bitch" and its so good. I'm learning much more about all the things I was eating and how bad they are and were for my body (including meat). Oh, and that soda, coffee, and caffeine are some of the worst things you can consume. Yikes. If you've never heard of this book and maybe want to look into it here's a link you can check it out at: Now this ISN'T a Raw food book, but it does give you pretty good tips and information about different things.

I also just wanted to give you guys a quick tip about shopping for nuts. GO TO BIG LOTS. A can of almonds or cashews there is $2.50 compared to $6.00 at Walmart or Publix. :)

Love and Peace to all,
Autumn ✌

Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Raw Chocolate Bombs!~

Chocolate Bombs


Any kind of nut you want.. I used a mixture if walnuts and almonds.
Raw Cocoa/Cacao powder
Majool Dates
Pear Nectar (or whatever Raw nectar you have)

First things first, process together the walnuts and almonds until little itty bitty pieces appear. Then add the cocoa powder and process. After that add the pitted dates and stream in the nectar. Process until a creamy consistency appears.

Roll mixture into tiny balls and freeze for about 30 minutes. Now its time to eat!

Raw Tacos!

Raw Tacos:

"Ricotta Cheese"- Cashews, garlic, cilantro, salt and water. Process ingredients and stream in water until rich and creamy. Set aside in bowl.

"Ground Meat"- Almonds, lemon juice, Cumin, Coriander, olive oil, salt & pepper to taste. Process ingredients until it has the texture and look of ground beef. Set aside in bowl.

Guacamole- Approximately 3 avocados, diced or cubed onion, garlic, salt & pepper to taste. Process ingredients until a creamy consistency appears.. Unless you like it on the chunkier side. Set aside in bowl.

"Taco Shell"- All you need is a lettuce head. Peel the outer layers until you have something like a lettuce cup. Peel as many as you'd like and set aside.

Okay, now that you have all of your ingredients, its time to assemble. Take one of your lettuce cups, place the "ricotta cheese" down first, then the "ground beef" and guacamole. Top with tomato's onions, etc! Your done!

Never Hungry, More energy. (Day 6)

So yesterday was my sixth day of eating Raw. I feel absolutely incredible.

I have to admit, on my third day I wanted to just give in and eat, eat, eat. Eat everything and anything. Whatever was in the fridge I didn't care, as long as it wasn't fruit, veggies or nuts. I felt like I was going to die. Literally... I tell you what though, I didn't give up and I didn't give in. I've had my families support through thick and thin and I am so thankful for that.

I also have to give thanks to our friend Lauren. If it wasn't for her we wouldn't even be doing this life change. Thank you Lauren!

Okay, so like I said I'm feeling
supercalifragilisticexpialidocious. Whatever this Raw food is doing, I'm lovin' it! I have a LOT more energy and I'm NEVER hungry. Ever. I have to literally force myself to eat. I'm also not craving soda anymore... I've learned to love water :) So far, I'm not seeing any negative affects from doing this challenge. Like I said a MILLION times before, I LOVE THIS!

Love and Peace to all,
Autumn ☮ ☯

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Kind Comments and Good Energy.

Thanks everyone for the kind comments and good energy.

@Laura: I'm so happy your going for the 30 day challenge! I promise you it will pay off. I'm hoping once I get through the 30 days I'll want to continue this "lifestyle change" for a lifetime. Oh, and we know how it is with Diabetes. My sister Chloe (10) is Type 1.. Now that we're on this Raw food kick, we've cut her insulin in half and her sugars regulate now between 100 and 150. We're hoping by the end of this challenge that her disease will be reversed. Anyway, I hope that your Raw food journey is wondrous, exciting and full of surprises! :)

@HeartRockinMama: My family and I did a lot of research before we started this challenge.. There's so many books and websites on eating Raw foods. Right now I'm reading a book called "Living in the Raw" by Carol Alt and its fantastic! You learn so much from it.. I definitely recommend it. As far as the junk food, I feel ya. It was so very hard for me to give up pizza and chips and all that toxic waste. But once you do its totally worth it. I encourage you to research, research, research! And maybe start little by little eating Raw.

Love and Peace too all!
Autumn ☀