these donut holes are the TRUTH!!! i made these during my 2 week raw detox and was hooked like a fiend. i made a few alterations to my liking by adding a bit of cinnamon, using vanilla extract instead of the bean, and omitting the dates(it was already sweet enough with the pineapple!). i own ani’s book, ani’s raw food kitchen, and she has some great recipes. she’s also very informative about nutrition and how to be a healthy and balanced raw foodie. please make this recipe NOW!!
This food is very low in Saturated Fat and Cholesterol. It is also a good source of Dietary Fiber, Vitamin K, Calcium and Copper, and a very good source of Riboflavin, Folate, Iron, Magnesium, Phosphorus, Zinc and Manganese. With a NUTRIENT BALANCE from nutritiondata.com of 76 Completeness Score you are close to lacking nothing as far as daily nutrients consuming seamoss.
SEAWEEDS AS MEDICINE
The elements abundant in seaweeds include: potassium, sodium, calcium, magnesium, zinc, copper, chloride, sulfur, phosphorous, vanadium, cobalt, manganese, selenium, bromine, iodine, arsenic, iron, and fluorine.
so one day my sister called and told me about this vietnamese joint called viet tofu that hand makes their tofu. to put the icing on the cake, they infuse the tofu w bits of mushroom and lemongrass! now y’all know she ain’t said nothing but a word. of course i asked her to get me some. it just so happens when she finally brought it by, i was in the middle of my raw food detox. since i couldn’t taste it, i blindly prepared some of the lemongrass tofu for sol messiah without tasting the food myself. i got rave reviews back. i was thrilled that he enjoyed it, but I wanted to try it!
so the last week of my cleanse passed and i was back into cooked foods. my sister brought me another batch and for the past two days i was itching to try it. tonight i finally prepared. i sautéed the tofu with an array of veggies with a special sauce comprised of sesame oil, soy sauce, sri racha hot sauce, garlic, onions, and cornstarch to thicken it. that joint was BANGING, lol! I finally got to taste it and it was worth the wait. since y’all couldn’t taste it with me, i decided to share the picture. try not to drool on the screen, sun!
so i successfully finished my 2 week raw food detox. YAY!!(sound of roaring applause) i can honestly say that i’m extremely proud of myself. i feel GREAT! i have boundless energy, much improved digestion, and i just feel LIGHTER. there was never a day where i was hungry, or felt that i was missing something. yes, there were days where i wanted to eat cooked food with my family, but that was more habit than anything. i realized that we’re trained to eat at certain times, so even if we are completely nourished, our body, through habit, sends us signals to eat. often times during the detox, i would be finished eating at 7pm. i began to completely redefine my relationship with food, breaking habits and addictions i knew that i had, but unwilling to break until now.
while i am not going to continue to be 100% raw, i will at least make my diet 75% raw. that’s two raw meals a day(breakfast and dinner), with lunch including a healthy and predominant portion of raw greens. i feel like that will allow me to maintain the health benefits of a raw diet while also satisfying my professed love for cooked food.
i’m so glad that i finally tried the living foods diet. it can be delicious(with the right recipes),it’s healthy, and completely satisfying. i have definitely strengthened my will power and discipline when it comes to food. who knows? in twenty years, living on an island in the caribbean, i just might decide to completely raw again. but for now i’ll go with the best of both worlds. peace and light
Kale is very versatile and nutritious green leafy vegetable. It is widely recognized as an incredibly nutritious vegetable since ancient Kemetic times for its low fat, no cholesterol but health benefiting anti-oxidant properties.
Kale, like other members of the brassica family, contains health-promoting phytochemicals, sulforaphane and indole-3-carbinol that are appears to protect against prostate and colon cancers.
Di-indolyl-methane (DIM), a metabolite of indole-3-carbinol has been found to be an effective immune modulator, anti-bacterial and anti-viral agent through its action of potentiating “Interferon-Gamma” receptors.
Borecole is very rich source of ß-carotene, lutein and zeaxanthin. These flavonoids have strong anti-oxidant and anti-cancer activities. Beta-carotene is converted to vitamin A in the body.
Zeaxanthin, an important dietary carotenoid, is selectively absorbed into the retinal macula lutea in the eyes where it is thought to provide antioxidant and protective light-filtering functions. Thus, it helps prevent retinal detachment and offers protection against “age related macular degeneration disease” (ARMD) in the elderly.
It is very rich in vitamin A, 100 g leaves provide 512% of RDA. Vitamin A is required for maintaining healthy mucus membranes and skin and is essential for vision. Foods rich in this vitamin offer protection against lung and oral cavity cancers.
It is one of the excellent vegetable sources for vitamin-K; 100 g provides about 700% of recommended intake. Vitamin K has potential role bone health by promoting osteotrophic (bone formation and strengthening) activity. Adequate vitamin-K levels in the diet helps limiting neuronal damage in the brain; thus, has established role in the treatment of patients suffering from Alzheimer’s disease.
100 g of fresh leaves contain 120 mg or 200% of daily-recommended levels of vitamin C. Scottish curly leaf variety yet has more of this vitamin, 130 mg/100g. Vitamin C is a powerful antioxidant, which helps body develop resistance against infectious agents and scavenge harmful oxygen free radicals.
This leafy vegetable is notably good in many B-complex group of vitamins such as niacin, vit.B-6 (pyridoxine), thiamin, pantothenic acid, etc that are essential for substrate metabolism in the body.
It is also rich source of minerals like copper, calcium, sodium, potassium, iron, manganese, and phosphorus. Potassium is an important component of cell and body fluids that helps controlling heart rate and blood pressure by countering effects of sodium. Manganese is used by the body as a co-factor for the antioxidant enzyme, superoxide dismutase. Iron is required for cellular oxidation and red blood cell formation.
So what are you waiting for? Go get you a bowl of kale salad! NOW!
who is kelly lonise?
~A Mother, a daughter a Sister, A friend…She’s a Healer, a Leader, an Image Consultant, a stylist, A Natural Hair Artist! A forward thinking progressive Power house, she is Loving, Loyal Bold and Daring! She Is A TRUE CLOWN That LOVES To Have Fun, Laugh and Enjoy Life! Kelly Lonise’ is an Innovator, She is a Woman that Lives as she speaks…she’s Vegan and lives a Holistic lifestyle as much as she and her child can…she is a Knowledge, Wisdom and Truth Seeker…She is Every woman. She is Peace.
when did u discover your creative gift?
~I was about 13 when I realized I had a Flare for Hair Artistry!
have u always focused solely on natural hair?
~Not at All. For Many years I was Doing Weaves and YES Even Those Deadly Relaxers.
what influenced that decision?
~My First attempt in 98 to go Natural Went Terribly Wrong…After many more years of Damaging Relaxers I decided Enough was ENOUGH!!! In 2003 I began my Natural transition,by 2004 I had cut the remainder of my Relaxed Hair. For the 1st time I was able to see my hair in it’s Most Natural State! It was HUGE and Beautiful. With this decision came The Desire to Live and Promote a Complete Holistic Lifestyle…I couldn’t continue to poison my sisters and brothers scalps when I knew I wouldn’t do it to myself.
are there any hairstylists that have influenced you?
Khamit Kinks – Anu Preston
Madam C.J Walker
also Mekhat Moore, she is the Owner of a salon in St. Louis. The 1st Natural Hair salon in our city actually.
how do u balance motherhood with being a successful business owner?
~ It’s A Challenge. My Daughter requires a lot of My attention. Between Her Ballet classes and her Rambunctious Personality I am All OVER THE PLACE!!! Yet, Somehow we make it Work. I keep Zion Close to me. I’m not Awarded the opportunity or the Luxury of A Nanny LOL…So We do what we have to. Yet, I am Lucky to Have a Great Supportive Family. I have a Spot for Zion in the Salon, albeit small, it’s hers…including Games, Movies, Books and The Abundance of Interesting Conversations she gets to have with my clients children and even some of my clients. Zion is very well behaved and polite and she entertains herself Very well. I work Tuesday through Saturday so Every Sunday we have a Mother Daughter day of Whatever WE CHOOSE TO DO…With No Interuptions! I do feel that she misses some things like Some birthday parties, you know things like that, but I do My best to make up for things missed. Being a Single mom makes it even harder but I really don’t have any complaints, This is our Life.This was a choice and I knew there would be some sacrifice. That is why I wanted a Premier Salon with a PERSONAL and Comfortable Atmosphere not only for the clients but for my daughter and myself. I balance it by Keeping My priority to My daughter 1st. Everything Else is Secondary…or Not Important!
what motivated you to open the root worker?
~ I Needed a Creative Outlet that was a TRUE Representation of My Personality and The Vision I had for myself and My Community.
you brought me to st. louis for the first time for a god hop showcase.
what does god hop mean to you?
~Wow….Bringing You To The LOU Was Big for Me. Opening my City up to Such Strong Energy from a Female Perspective Had to be Done!!! GOD HOP Is EVOLUTION!!! The Movement Found Me…When I caught wind of Your Sound Power My Mission Became to Let The People KNOW!!! God Hope is The Now…Hip Hop didn’t Die…It Just Grew Up!
does your cultural ideology affect your path in business?
~Of Course!!! My Lifestyle is Not a Fad nor A Game so in My Salon I Promote A Full Healthy Body Inside and out. I offer Alkaline Water…and I Do my Best to Assist in the Education of Our Bodies, Mind and Spirit. We Offer Lifestyle Transitioning Classes, We host Vision Board Workshops, We Offer Reiki and Spiritual Holistic Counseling. We are Even Hosting a 2 day AIDS and HIV Awareness and Testing in the Salon…And It’s FREE!!! My Goal Is Awareness and Revitalization. I am A Wombman Of Virtue and I lead By Example. My Culture Influences My Everyday Life so in turn I am Constantly Involving my clients, co-workers,friends and family in my Life work
how do u see your business growing in the next five years?
In the next 5 Years….I see Expansion. Another Salon…Traveling Stylists…A Larger Boutique that Caters to Artists AND My Everyday Clients…I see it Still being A Smaller Salon I really Like The Cozy Feel of My Place. I See My Products Being Distributed throughout Salons in this land and even over seas! I envision a Natural Hair Education Institute Founded by The Root Worker. I See Us Being a Huge Part of This Natural Hair Movement.
do you have any words of wisdom for creative people who want to start their own business or make their creativity financially viable?
~Do not be Afraid to Take A Hold of YOUR Dreams. Start NOW Preparing your Mind as Well as Stacking some Paper to Get you started! Have a Plan,Write it Out…Find A Small Company That Offers Micro Loans (They are small and easy to quickly pay back). Surround Yourself With People That ARE ALREADY DOING What YOU Are Planning To Do! Think About What You Want in 5, 10, even 20 years down the road and See yourself Doing Just That…then Make it Happen!!! Also Love What YOU DO and Be Courageous!!!
February 10, 2012 in Sa-Roc
when i was 5 years old, i LOVED the california raisins. you know the anthropomorphic raisins fashioned after the four tops that were used to market the sale of raisins? the ones that had a hit cartoon(that i watched religiously) and were the top prize in burger king kid’s meals? yes, them. i had their cassette tape and everything. well, it was really just motown’s hits sung by the four tops and temptations. anyway, for some reason, even though i abhorred the taste of raisins, i was obsessed with those plump, purple entertainers. Ask me why, I couldn’t tell you.
One day, my mother and I went to the shoe store to look for some new kicks. Remember how as kids you loved to see how much your feet had grown on that metal contraption? That was usually the best part of the trip. Because even though I loved wearing my new shoes home, they were always solid, comfortable shoes. There were never any lights, bright colors, or flash, just practicality.
But, then I saw them. It was like a ray of light had descended from the heavens to make these shoes visible to ME. They were purple and white sneakers with 2 velcro straps across the top and a California raisin hologram on the side. And it moved whenever I MOVED!!! There was no question about whether I was getting these shoes.
In typical fashion, I wore them home, completely elated! I called my best friend Tiffany across the street and showed her my shoes, moving my feet every which way so that she couldn’t miss the moving Raisin. I distinctly remember spinning like James Brown and singing “I heard it through the grapevine”. You know, the classic California Raisins hit? The feeling of happiness was almost palpable, it was so great. I can clearly remember feeling like I had everything I needed at that moment.
This memory makes me yearn for the innocence of childhood. That time before our beautiful reality has turned over to reveal its hideous underbelly. When a pair of shoes was enough to satiate us. When nothing else in the world mattered but that moment. As children we lived in the now before it was taught and marketed as a concept. Us- fresh out of the ethers, led by our sense of wonder and protected by our newness. We still heard the whispers of our ancestors, no altars or prayers needed. We were happy. Blissful. But I won’t label it ignorance. Because before the world forcefully lifted our veil and exposed our innocence to depravity, we knew every universal lesson without being taught.
How do I/we get back there? After years of study, meditation, candles, and smudge sticks, I realized it’s simple. Channel the wondrous nature of a time when it didn’t take much to be happy because we were always happy. Our reality was a creation of our mind, and we understood without articulating it that if we could dream it then we could be it. Before the world denounced our reality as figments of our wild imaginations, we were magic. Beings open to all the universe had to offer. No preconceived notions to sever our connection to the unknown. So how do we get back there? It’s easy. Be five again.
February 9, 2012 in Sa-Roc
All 8 aminos can be found in fruits and veggies even according to alkaline suggested list of food. Go to this site
and navigate to nutrient search tools under tools there will be a pop up window on each option. Select any of the 8 aminos in this list of essential aminos from below .. Then at the bottom there is another pop up option window scroll it to fruits and vegetables and search any alkaline fruits and veggies ….
Of the 20 standard amino acids, 8 are called essential amino acids because the human body cannot synthesize them from other compounds at the level needed for normal growth, so they must be obtained from food.
read the rest here
here is a list of foods and the 8 essential amino acids that I did to give you a small idea of the vegetarian foods that have all 8 amino acids which complete the chain of needed so called aminos so that excuse is over and out!
Isoleucine Food Sources
spinach, kale, amaranth, asparagus
Leucine Food Sources
spinach, kale, amaranth, asparagus
Lysine Food Sources
spinach, asparagus , mushrooms
Methionine food source
spinach, amaranth, mushrooms
Phenylalanine Food Sources
Foods high in threonine
mushrooms, kale, asparagus, tomato, spinach
Foods highest in Tryptophan
spinach, mushrooms ,asparagus
Foods highest in Valine
spinach, mushrooms ,asparagus
February 5, 2011 in Sa-Roc
i have always loved to eat. blessed with an ample appetite, a fast metabolism AND a vegan diet, i have always been able to gorge myself on delectable tastes from thailand to ethiopia and remain slim. hence, my title-skinny pig. i could go with the best of them. i mean PIG OUT. my love for food eventually led to a love for cooking. attempting to recreate the tastes i savored, i scoured recipes and studied cooking shows, getting tips and direction from a friend of mine. as i tried to veganize the meat and dairy laden recipes i loved as a child, i perfected my recipes and debuted them to family and friends. i knew i was getting good when my foodie friend(who didn’t like just anybody’s food) would ask me to prepare certain meals at communal gatherings. incidentally, there always seemed to be a picture of me(at said gathering) posted with the “itis” several plates later. food and me are best friends. seriously. i plan trips around the cuisine offered in a particular region. it’s that deep. if i must eat to sustain my life, it had better be some good food, don’t you think? anyway, here are some pics of some of the many meals i’ve created AND consumed in my lifetime. careful not to salivate on the keyboard.[slideshow]