Raw Fudge

This recipe is compliments of my wonderful friend, Carol Eastburg.

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Here’s what you need:
1 C. rolled oats
2/3 C. chopped pecans
1/2 C. sprouted sunflower seeds
1/4 C. sprouted sesame seeds
1/4 C. carob powder
1/2 C. raw honey

Here’s what you do:
Combine first four ingredients in a bowl and set aside.

Pour honey into a deep, submersible container. I use a two-cup wet  measuring glass, which I’ve pre-heated with very hot water. I “hook” the  measuring cup handle so the cup is hanging inside a bowl with boiling water. (Having the honey warmed makes it easier to combine the dry ingredients – something I figured out during the trial batch!)

Put the carob powder in with the honey and mix well. A small whisk works beautifully.

Transfer the honey mixture into a large metal bowl and if you need to warm it again, place bottom of the bowl in a sink full of boiling hot water (careful not to get any water in the mixture).

Pour the dry ingredients into the metal bowl and use a spoon and/or a hand to make sure it is combined thoroughly.

Pour the mixture out onto a piece of wax paper and press it down and out until it’s about half an inch thick. Place a piece of wax paper on top and use a rolling pin to roll out to a consistent thickness. Make it as close to a square or rectangle as you can (use a flat edge (knife or whatever utensil will do the job) get the edges straight/even.

Place in the freezer while you clean up. Take out of the freezer and cut into desired size pieces.

Place in an airtight container separate by sheets of wax paper or parchment paper and refrigerate what’s left.  😉

*Flavoring options:
         Cayenne pepper
         Cherry
         Cinnamon (ground)
         Peppermint oil
         Orange oil
         Strawberry
         Your favorite flavor

*Add to honey/carob mixture before adding dry ingredients


RAW spelled backwards is WAR

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Funny how RAW spelled backwards is WAR. Boy, have I been at war since going raw!

I didn’t know I was inviting a war when I decided to start eating healthier, but I should’ve seen it coming. Anytime someone steps outside their comfort zone to make a change for the better—ridding excess weight, making more money, etc.—friction is bound to happen.

First of all, my flesh waged war against my spirit, telling me things like it should be okay to have just one slice of pizza, or just one more Protein Burger for old time’s sake (that’s a hamburger without the bun from the un-publicized menu of In and Out Burger).

Secondly, my ego waged war against my intellect insisting that since I’m neither obese nor diagnosed with diabetes or cancer that I’m a fairly healthy person. Can’t I just be thankful for that and keep living life as is? Some people eat much worse than I and they keep on tickin’.  

Finally, other people waged war against my character, belittling me as the bad guy. Yes, I’m the bad guy for “forcing knowledge on them” that will save lives. Meanwhile, America’s big businesses—who normalize junk foods, fast foods and processed foods for the sake of the almighty dollar—are heralded as having our best interest at heart. Go figure.

Well, I plan to live life and live it abundantly. In order to do so, I must make choices that are unpopular with most people but necessary to me.

I’m loving where my life is taking me right now. I’m loving my new choices. Oh, and by the way, the foods I’m currently eating? They are super delicious!!

Who said rawtarians eat boring salads, nuts and seeds?



Did you know?

Here is a list of some very interesting health facts.

DID YOU KNOW THAT…

… 70% of our immune system is concentrated in the digestive tract?

… sleep apnea, a sleep disorder characterized by snoring and pauses in breath while sleeping, is likely a result of an improper protein status?

… after water, proteins are the second most abundant substances in the human body, making up 80 percent of the body’s dry mass, i.e. muscles, tendons, glands, organs, enzymes, nails and hair?

… amino acids act as neurotransmitters – chemicals that pass on messages between neurons and cells – which in whole helps the brain to send and receive messages to different parts of the body?

blowing the nose hard once a day and swabbing both nostrils with cotton buds dipped in warm salt water is very effective in preventing viral infections?

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