Showing posts from December, 2014

Dinner Last Night

Carissa made Chicken Pot Pie last night for dinner. It was so filling that we only ate half of it. We ate the other half today for dinner. The crust was so delicious. She used refined coconut oil in the crust. You don't get the coconut taste when it is refined. This dish is a new family favorite. Her lasagne is so delicious too.

Raw Chocolate Pudding Pie

Here is the raw cookbook that I found this recipe in. I love this cookbook! The reason why I love is because I can still indulge in chocolate and don't feel guilty. There are many great recipes in this book. This is definitely going on my "to buy list" for books.

Here is the chocolate pudding pie I made. The crust is made of:

raw walnuts
pitted dates
cocoa powder

The pudding is made of:

cocoa powder
agave nectar (you can use honey, maple syrup, date sugar, or stevia)

I know, can you believe it? It is made of avocados. You don't even taste the avocados. This is a very rich and feeling dessert. You don't have to feel guilty because it is made with great ingredients. I plan to make other recipes from this cookbook and I will let you know what I think of them.

Raw Food

I borrowed this documentary from the library Raw for 30 Days. It is fascinating how these people reversed their diabetes. I have been trying to eat more raw foods and meals. It is not always easy since there are four kids in the house, and they really enjoy eating convenience foods (packaged foods).

I also watched this movie too.

It is Supercharge Me! This was an interesting video too. It is about eating raw food. Think about how our grandparents ate when they were growing up. My grandparents were born in the 1920's and they were not raised on processed foods. I don't think they had that many cases of cancer or diabetes back then. It is so true, that we are what we eat. Lets just be logical now.

I believe you can watch the full length of these videos on You Tube.

Growing Carrots

Here are some carrots that Carissa grew in the garden. Carissa loves to garden. She picked them about 3 weeks ago. We ate them right up in a dinner recipe.

Making Cocoa Chia Pudding

Have you heard of chia seeds? No, I am not talking about the kind that grows a Chia Pet. Chia seeds are very nutritious. We have been eating them off and on for a couple of years. Last week I made cocoa chia pudding.


Yesterday, I was searching for a penmanship video on You Tube and came across this video. I was very inspired and so was my 10 year old son.

I have always wanted to learn calligraphy. I even bought my first calligraphy pen in junior high, but sadly I never really learned how to use it. I checked out some calligraphy books from the library a month ago because they fascinated me. I think I may buy a calligraphy set and just start dabbling in it. Perhaps my son can learn it with me.