I’m on vacation for the week! Be back soon :)
I’m on vacation for the week! Be back soon :)
Congratulations to Lindsay and Joelle! You’ve each won a set of my newly designed raw recipe ebooks. Whoo hoo! Oh, and Lindsay, it was your facebook entry that was chosen. Send me your email address and I’ll email the ebooks to you right away. :)
Thank you for your participation everyone!
It’s time for another Kristen’s Raw Awesome Giveaway! The prize? A complete set of my newly designed Raw Vegan Recipe ebooks! (That’s 10 ebooks!) And, since shipping is not an issue with ebooks, this contest is open to anyone in the world. I’ll select two winners.
WANT THE CHANCE TO WIN?
It’s simple to participate. All you have to do is answer the following question in this post’s comment section. The contest will end Saturday night, September 25th @ 11:59pm. I’ll enter everyone’s name who answered the question into a drawing and announce the winners on my blog Sunday, September 26th.
QUESTION: For my Kristen’s Raw blog posts, rank the following topics in order of your favorite to least favorite. Remember, put your favorite topic first.
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- Free Set of Kristen’s Raw Ebooks – Giveaway Time!
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- Kristen’s Raw 30th Awesome Giveaway – Free Holiday Book!
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Are you ready!? I can’t wait!!!
The Raw Mom, Cooked Dad Event! Straight from the Raw Divas…
“He likes beef.
You like broccoli sprouts.
He likes French fries.
You like Swiss chard.
Polarity can be a beautiful thing, but when it comes to healthy nutrition and feeding our families, then polarity can wind up being a royal PAIN IN THE BUTT!
There are a lot of women out there, and a few courageous men, trying to increase the percentage of carrot sticks and broccoli stalks in their family’s diet, but they are met with resistance, resentment and flat out protest refusing to look a cucumber in the eye!!
In the battle against an army of processed “cheese” slices, sandwich meats and soda pops, we need more than will power and nutritional pyramids to win!
We need wit, wisdom and gluten-free waffle mix!
After you see what I’m about to show you, I’m sure you’ll agree that there’s never been a better chance at bringing salad-eating mamas and their steak-eating men together to the table for some healthy discussions about food in the family!
Over 40 of the world leaders in health, nutrition and raw food have come together to find solutions to the “Raw Mom, Cooked Dad” dilemma, and you can listen to all of them for FREE if you sign up before October 10th, 2010.” That date is 10/10/10 – easy to remember! Check it out!
Yay! Exciting news! I’ve updated all of my raw vegan recipe ebooks to include some gorgeous photos and new formatting. They look amazing! If you purchased these in the past and no longer have the latest links, then email me with the address you used on Paypal to purchase them. I’ll send you the links.
It’s been a pretty quiet week for Greg, Kamea, and myself. Heck, to tell you the truth, it’s been a quiet summer for the most part. Not sure if quiet is the right word now that I think about it. I would say focused is more like it. Focused on Kamea. My life consists of everything Kamea. :) Sleeping when she sleeps (trying to), breastfeeding her, changing her diaper (navigating the whole cloth vs disposable, etc), reading to her, playing with her, trying babywearing, and basically just doing all things baby. Plus, making food for Greg and myself, and trying to work on some Kristen’s Raw projects. Lately though, Kamea isn’t letting me do that (she likes to be held all the time). Hence the lack of posting! We’re hopefully going to my mom’s soon to stay a few nights (our first over nighter with Kamea!). That will be so fun, although I’m not excited about packing for it.
I started reading a book, Shantaram, on my Kindle… has anyone read it? I’m enjoying it so far.
Oh! And, check out this adorable organic onesie that was sent to me as a gift from Organic Stitch. I love it!
It’s been a busy week with Kamea. We’ve had a few visits from family to meet Kamea. And, of course, taking care of Kamea is a 24-hour job. And… I’m working on some Kristen’s Raw projects (getting my new book done… it’s almost there!).
UPDATE: Here is a link for the cup you see in the picture. It’s eco-friendly, BPA-free. I bought mine at Bed, Bath, and Beyond, but it’s available on Amazon, too.
Kamea came down with a rash on her head, so I’ve taken a look at my diet to see if I’m the problem. Therefore, today I went quite bland so I can reintroduce things one at a time and see if I can figure out what’s causing the problem. I can rule things out like detergent, body care products, etc. The rash is only on her head, and I’m not sure if a problem with my breastmilk would cause such a localized rash… but I’m being careful anyway. To do this, my kitchen is limited for bland raw foods currently, so I went mostly cooked today. Her rash is much better tonight.
Here is what I ate today (all organic and vegan)
Tempeh (sauteed briefly with canola oil, lime juice, and wheat free tamari)
Green Juice (cucumber, apple, celery, carrot, little bit of kale, lime)
Oats / banana
Big Salad (romaine, red bell pepper, apple, hemp seeds, cucumber, mustard dressing)
Tempeh (same prep as above)
Baked sweet potato
Vegan Fig Newton
Hemp shake with young Thai coconut water
Anything that could have still been offensive in the list above was still in small quantities…
UPDATE: I want to add that although I’ve cut out the nuts and some berries (and I can try cutting out the soy/tempeh), the thing I’m not sure of is that I’ve been eating those things since she was born and only now did she have some issue. That being said… today (Sunday) and yesterday were much improved. It only looks like a little bit of newborn acne.
What do you think experienced moms?
I know. I know. I should be sleeping while Kamea is sleeping right now. Heavens knows I’m super short on it right now. But, I did get a little nap in earlier, so I wanted to write a quick post updating you on… well… life? :) All is well. Apart from being short on sleep… Kamea, Greg, and I are doing great. It gets easier every day as she grows stronger and I learn and grow myself.
One thing that has made life easier for me right now is ordering my organic produce online from Boxed Greens. What a life saver. Sure, I could have my husband go buy the stuff, but he’s also tired and needs some rest (plus, he doesn’t know his way around the produce section totally… although I did some training with him before I delivered – lol). Anyway… even though Boxed Greens costs more, the produce is amazing and they offer things I can’t get at Whole Foods. Plus, it’s usually fresher. I have been buying it every week since Kamea joined us, and it’s delivered on Fridays. Yum – this was the produce I bought this week (although I forgot to put the bananas and watermelon in the photo).
And… other GREAT news. Remember when I told you about the new book I was working on, Raw Vegan Transitions (details here!)? Well, I’m excited to announce that it’s in the final formatting phase now and it’ll be going to the book designer (fingers crossed) in the next week. From there… maybe another month or less until it’s available!