Saturday, December 31st, 2011
A new time is upon me. A new dawn. A new life. As I wrote in a previous post, I’m feeling particularly drawn to a clean, easy, and pure raw lifestyle right now. I officially started it December 27 and will keep at it until April 1, at which time I’ll reassess, possibly dial things back a bit.
I feel in my heart of hearts that an all-raw diet can be wonderful when done correctly, as well as a moderate or high raw diet. (All vegan, of course). I don’t think cooked, whole vegan foods are the devil. Actually, I think they’re great when you want them. My philosophy has always been to listen to my body, which draws me to various levels of raw at different times of the year. The body has cycles. Rhythms. I go with them.
Right now, I’m focusing on eating 100% all raw and living foods. Consider it a full blown Raw Reboot. But as you’ll see, I’m going beyond just food with this. Furthermore, I’m being mindful of breastfeeding and also trying to get pregnant (therefore I’m tracking calories so I don’t dip too low). If I weren’t doing those things, this plan would be lighter.
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Wednesday, November 9th, 2011
I am living a life of beauty.
I am free as a bird.
Tuesday, September 20th, 2011
A while back I opened up my blog for questions…. it’s been a lot of fun answering them. Recently, a reader asked me some other questions via email that I chose to feature on my Green Mommy Blog. Things like… my favorite magazines, parenting books, etc. Check it out!
Tuesday, August 30th, 2011
Hi, everyone! Please join my Kristen Suzanne’s Facebook Author Fan Page and help me reach my goal of 5000+! (I’m maxed out to 5000 on my regular “personal” page so I’m hoping to get people moved over to the author page where I plan on spending more of my time!) I like being connected to each and every one of you and a great way for us to do this is through my Facebook author page.
You can join by “liking” to the right side of my blog, or visiting here.
Just a few of the great things you’ll see there:
- My exercise routine! I plan on regularly(!) posting my workouts there and answering questions you have about them.
- Read about the delicious, nutritious foods I’m eating. I’ll continue posting my food journals here on the blog, but I’ll be using my Facebook page to do daily posts.
- Links to awesome and informative articles I’m researching and reading.
- Recipes! Some of which are exclusive to facebook author page fans only!
- Access to me! Ask your questions over there and get quick responses. Consider it Real Time Kristen’s Raw! I know a lot of you have burning questions that need to be answered to help you live your healthiest life ever. I’m here to help!
- Unbelievable Giveaways… Juicers! Protein powders! Books! Raw food kitchen appliances! and more!
Wednesday, August 24th, 2011
A while back I opened up my blog to questions about me, my life, food, or whatever. I had an amazing response! So many of you asked such great questions. Of those questions, two were asked about my daily life and how I balance motherhood with raw food, etc. I felt it was appropriate to answer those over on my Green Mommy Blog. So, for those of you who haven’t read it yet, here’s a link!
And, I’m still happy to answer questions on the Ask Kristen Suzanne… Anything blog post. Please read through the ones that are already there before posting… and if you do ask a question, be sure to ask it in the comment section of that blog post so we can keep everything under one post.
It’s been such a nice couple of weeks. Ever since I scaled back my workload, I’ve been spending more time relaxing… doing things like reading fiction while Kamea sleeps, playing Words with Friends on my iPhone, exercising daily, and overall enjoying a slower paced life. I likey!
Books: I want to rent The Lincoln Lawyer when it comes out on DVD, but thought it’d be fun to read the book first. I was right. I really enjoyed it and finished it in about three days. Have you read it? Did you like it? Have you read anything else by this author, Michael Connelly? I’m trying to figure out where this book fits in with all of his other titles to decide which of his to read next. Any suggestions? Until I figure that out, I decided to read The Hunger Games, but oh dear(!) it’s a bit disturbing so far. I was going to stop reading it but so many people have recommended it – plus – I hear it’ll be made into a movie. Does anyone have thoughts on this? Should I keep reading? Is it worth it?
I usually read non-fiction books for research and work (fitness, nutrition, etc), but as I said, I’m scaling back a bit to take a breather and enjoy my family more. Do you have any fun and fast paced, page turning titles you recommend? Read More »
Exciting news… I’ve been dying to share something with you all for awhile now. As some of you noticed, I’ve been working on recipes for my next book. But, what I didn’t mention is that my next book will be published by Chronicle Books! Yep! I’m teaming up with this great publisher and the estimate for the book to be in print, and available to you…. Spring 2012. It seems a long way off, but I promise… it’ll be worth the wait! I’ve been hard at work creating the most amazing raw food recipes you’ll ever taste.
Saturday, April 30th, 2011
Kamea, my little stinker bunny.
I made this dressing for our easter dinner last week. It was great and everyone loved it, so I wanted to share it with you. It gives you a fun warming sensation from the horseradish in it, and it’s a pretty yellow color from the mustard. And… as usual, it’s so easy to make! I still consider this recipe raw even though the mustard and horseradish probably aren’t technically raw, but you could make it truly raw by making raw mustard and using fresh horseradish (not always easy to find). And, if you don’t want to use raw agave nectar, you could try blending 1 to 2 pitted dates.
Horseradish Mustard Dressing
Yield about 1 1/4 cups
- 1/2 cup raw cashews
- water for soaking
- 1/2 cup water for blending
- 1 1/2 tablespoons tamari
- 1 tablespoon raw agave nectar
- 2 tablespoons mustard
- 2 teaspoons prepared, ground horseradish
- 1 teaspoon fresh lemon juice
Horseradish Mustard Dressing
Put the cashews in a small bowl and add enough water to cover the cashews by about an inch. Soak the cashews for 30 to 60 minutes. Strain the cashews and put them in a blender. Add the remaining ingredients and blend until smooth.
We enjoyed this dressing on salads with romaine lettuce (perfect for holding up to the heat from the horseradish), cucumbers, zucchini, purple cabbage, celery, and carrots. My mom loved it so much, she asked me to make another batch for her before we left.
Thursday, April 14th, 2011
Thank you to everyone for participating in this week’s giveaway! There were SO MANY entries!!
The reason I asked the question about your favorite place to travel in the United States is because we plan on doing some road trips now that we have our mini-van and I wanted ideas! I have plenty now. There were so many exciting sounding places.
On to the winners… please email me your email address so I can email your ebooks to you.
Washington D.C. There are so many amazing places to see and things to do. It is a place where people exercising and enjoying a healthy lifestyle is more the norm than where I live and it is where my Dad lives so that makes it perfect.
Karuna Dasi wrote…
I actually moved to my favorite place. That is southwest Michigan .. Harbor Country .. From wineries, sand dunes, and beach towns…….. there is so much here for every season. In the summer, I am picking beaches and summer festivals in over 20 towns to check out and in the winter I get to do some cross country skiing. Plus the raw food choices are crazy here…. You can go apple picking, strawberry, pumpkin, tomatoes.. you name it, I get it…… I have learned to eat seasonally even during winter months and saved alot of money by going to locally owned farms and getting my veggies and fruit. I love that I am so close to my hometown (Chicago-1 hour) and I am close to greatttttttt college FOOTBALL (Go Michigan and Notre Dame!!)
Hannah S wrote…
Santa Cruz on the coast of California! Absolutely gorgeous, clean air, water, sand, awesome people, fantastic food. I would love to live out there some day….a far cry from ohio!
To celebrate the new look of my blog, I’m holding a giveaway. The prize? A complete set of my ebooks (that’s 12 ebooks!). And… I’m going to select 3 winners!
WANT THE CHANCE TO WIN?
It’s simple to participate. All you have to do is answer the following question (BOTH PARTS!) in this post’s comment section. The contest will end Wednesday night, April 13th @ 11:59pm. I’ll enter everyone’s name who answered the question into a drawing and announce the winners on my blog Thursday, April 14th.
QUESTION: Where is your favorite place to travel in the United States and Why?
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