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El toro caliente

I made fresh orange juice with some lemon juice also squeezed in. My hand hurts from juicing the billions of oranges – I made nearly a gallon. I believe that they are Valencia oranges and Meyer lemons. Hurray for SoCal family with citrus trees! Added some tequila and made a ‘horny bulls’. The lemon tartness really adds a great effect in the margarita direction.



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Fresh pineapple coconut smoothie

So delicious. Don’t let anyone tell you health food doesn’t taste good. Oh, the enzymes and the fiber!!!





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Juicy weekend

I’ve been under the weather for a week now. I’ve been trying to load up on healing foods.

Heat up juice

Fresh garlic
Fresh ginger root
Fresh turmeric root


This morning I also had a fresh young coconut banana blueberry smoothie.


We save the pulp from the juice and make a corn bread with about equal parts corn meal and juice pulp plus some salt and baking powder. Goes well with black bean green chili soup.



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Raw flax crackers

These are so delicious, and full of enzymes and all kinds of healthy stuff. And, they are really easy to make. It does work best with a fancy food dehydrator, the Excalibur! Also, you need a juicer, too.


The recipe is from this book. Lots of other raw food books have other recipes and they are pretty much the same. Also, in here a raw hazelnut chocolate cream pie with a nut crust. OMMNOMNOM!


The recipe calls for

2 1/2 cups of raw flax seeds, soaked for 8 hours

1 cup carrot juice

1 cup carrot pulp (left over from juicing)

salt and pepper

You can see that I added pumpkin seeds and chia seeds too. The chia makes it really gelatinous. I just use enough water so I won’t have to pour any off when I’m done. You can’t mess it up.


Once the seeds are soaked then you add the juice pulp,  juice and seasoning and mix it up with your hands.


Since I’ve been making them for a while I actually skip the juice now and use juice pulp that I have previously frozen from juicing. I want to drink the juice! For this batch I used carrot beet.


Here’s the mix.


The Excalibur dehydrator has these awesome Teflex sheets that you can spread really wet stuff on. Spread the mix in thin layers with your hands on the sheets. Wetting your fingers periodically really helps.  Then when its dry enough you can flip the cracker and peel the sheet off.


There is goes. Its done when its dry and crisp.


I got the dehydrator for $100 from someone on craiglist. Totally worth it and a major discount.


All done!


I also add soy sauce and dulse seaweed flakes sometimes. Its become my fav variation. Also, juice pulp that includes ginger, garlic or fresh tumeric root is wonderful too.

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JUICES…& strawberry, young coconut, and cashew shake

We did a juice fast yesterday and then had this for breakfast today. The strawberries were getting too ripe I guess and were on clearance for 99 cents a box at the health food store. Plus the water and meat of the young coconut, and cashew nut pulp left over from making cashew milk. We put it all through the champion juicer the the blank screen on so it just pulverized it all. We mixed it with the coconut water, and…OMG, delicious!



I didn’t get a pic of all the juices, but here are some. SO pretty!




Lots of beets, carrots, celery, kale, garlic, ginger, and fresh tumeric in there. I find that juices are really good for me. Wish I had the picture of the pineapple coconut juice!

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