Can I just say HALLELUJAH for all of the great raw, vegan, organic options we have available to us these days? Every where I turn, there are new products sprouting up and it sure makes living this awesome lifestyle THAT much easier. Whether you’re all raw, mostly raw, partly raw, or barely raw… there are some kick ass options available for healthy snacking or for the busy mama, like myself who needs all the help I can get. I’m grateful.
Kamea... ready to play, no time for mama to make breakfast (she already had hers in bed because she nursed). Hmmm, this mama needs something easy cuz I'm hungry! Read on...
Today, I’m reviewing four companies and sharing with you how I use them in my life. Core Foods, Living Nutz, Essential Living Foods, and Love Bean. Let’s begin!
Here are the promised Norwalk videos that I made, in case you haven’t seen them. There are five in all. This was a huge project I undertook, but I kept at it because I really wanted to share how we use our Norwalk. There aren’t a ton of videos out there on it and I was getting a lot of questions. I knew the best way to demystify this beautiful beast was to share every detail in video. I say it was a big production because it involved a lot of organizing everything, some technical difficulties, a number of times of starting over, trying to record in the middle of the night while Kamea slept, then after a couple of nights of that…. realizing it wasn’t working so we actually packed EVERYTHING up and recorded at mom’s. So, while the videos aren’t perfect, I hope you like them and they’re useful.
The Norwalk's Arrival
In the first video I mention that I’d share anything new I noticed since recording them. Everything is still the same pretty much, but I’ll say four things.
Here is my recent video of our square foot garden. I’m undecided as to our success with it. Some things are growing, some are not. And, I’m not sure (because I haven’t checked the packets from the seeds) of when to anticipate harvest. However, it sure seems like it’s taking a long time. Hmmm.
After we left Santa Barbara, we traveled to Avila where we stayed with friends in their gorgeous home with an organic olive farm. We took Kamea to the beach and she touched the ocean for the first time. She loved it! I expected nothing less from my water baby though. It was so fun seeing her in awe of the feeling of sand, cold ocean water, waves, etc. Must get back soon!
Kamea is taking a nap and I’m feeling energized so I thought I’d share a quick blog post of my food for today. It was a Raw Vegan Day – high energy, nutrient dense, and EASY PEASY for this busy mama.
Before that though, I have FOUR things I want to cover:
1) How many of you have tried Living Fuel products? I’m intrigued. I realize some have vitamin D3, not vegan, but other than that… has anyone tried? Thoughts? I found these two reviews on them. Natural News and Evolving Wellness (she also did a 12-day challenge with it and blogged about it, be sure to check that out too. Lots of good details).
I was recently interviewed by the very cool Chic Vegan and I thought y’all would like to check it out. I’ve done a number of interviews over the years, but I enjoyed this one particularly so because of the questions. It was fun. :)
PS Don’t forget!!! My new book, Raw Awakening, is going to be released on June 6 and if you pre-order before June 6 I’m giving away a free copy of my ebook Easy Raw Vegan Transitions!
We recently went on a great road trip to California. It was so much fun. You see, Kamea has never been a fan of the car so we waited until we thought she’d handle it better at almost two years old – she’s 21 months during this trip. How did she do? Well, let me just give a round of applause to LeapFrog DVDs in the car – lol (and would you believe that she knew some of her letters after just one viewing?!We were looking at books after she watched it the first time – which was a couple of months ago – and she pointed to and said the sounds for “O” and “R” and it wasn’t long before she knew them all!). Anyway… they kept her happy in the car for the drive. But, to make the trip enjoyable, we only drove in small chunks and stopped quite a bit. Our goal was Santa Barbara because it’d been on my Bucket List for a long time. However, just north of Santa Barbara we have friends with an organic olive farm so we visited them, too.
So, without further ado, here is part one of our trip in photos.
Hi! I'm a chef, author, homeschooling mom, and I love to eat and cook super healthy food. I'm a former vegan, now real-food omnivore, who enjoys coffee(!), dark chocolate, rebounding, and researching the latest tips for optimal living.