Many Thanks…

February 23, 2009

To my “Digital Angel” who got me upangel1

on the steps to talk! Preesh Gal!

(translation from the occasional webmaster: “to Julie, who helped me with this blog so I could share my thoughts! I appreciate it girl!”)

You’re welcome Wayne!


Juicing101

February 23, 2009

jar-o-juice

Subject: RE: juice E stuff
Date: Mon, 23 Feb 2009
What equipment are these folks using to juice?
When you juice, you are removing basically the “water” content and leaving the fibrous material behind; yes?
In Green for Life, we are instructed to leave the fibrous material in as it’s good for us. Your thoughts?
I have been using a standard (and admittedly dated) blender. God love it I can’t believe its still working after what I’ve been putting it through!

Hi,

Well that is a faceted answer, the controversy will always continue, but there are many kinds of juicer (person). If the machinery depends on the function. I have an auger style champion juicer, a real workhorse…it will not juice greens but is great for fruit, nuts( the nut butter is amazing and worth the price of the machine… almond butter, cashew butter pecan butter… fresh, no hydrogenated oils… raw? oooohh lalal!

macadamia nut butter fresh made jelly (my way)… on yeast free toast! Outta this world.. I digress

the other type juicer is centrifugal…Jack Lalane juicer, everyone has their point as to why their choice is best… I got all three for all three reasons… I juice some things… like sweet potato, or care roots.. .. in my vita mixer this would be like drinking sludge… good for me… better for me than to not have the pulp… I am afraid, the only ear we have for nutrition is between our lips.

I use the vita mix almost exclusively, My taste buds are radically different from most other folks though(at least by there reactions :~}

Juicing throws my blood sugars out of whack… I am not easy to deal with… when they are whacked.

I make Shrek smoothies… greens, a small portion of frozen fruit, lots of water… works for me.

It is such a labor to do this, but soooo worth it.

there is also a specific juicer for leafy greens, including cereal grasses, and kale, and dandelion… etc…

that one costs about 100$ but I have found if you prep your stuff…I used an inexpensive food processor for a while to pre-prep my ingredients to make smoothies in the blender… worked for me!

I made Ai-scream with the food pro rather than the blender… worked ok! yard sale stuff, thrift store stuff, I did all this at first.

Some people want clear juice, some want the smoothie texture.

The Juicer folks on the Global Juice Feast are clear liquid juicers, for the specific goal of health rejuvenation, weight loss and disease prevention.

Depends on what one wants to do.

Say if you just wanna grow and drink wheat grass?!? There is a 49$ hand crank wheat grass juicer and some inexpensive trays, and a few dollars in seeds and your on! OR you can invest hundreds of $’s in automatic growers, timers… lights?!? , and argghgh?!!?

If you “bless” your blender in the name of your families health pursuits… it will last till the next one comes. (Jah wisdom*8~)

I think if you want to juice (clear) I could have my champion sent to ya… use it for a season or two… see if it suits ya. I did this with another friend, who now has both like I do.

There is a real difference in the taste, texture , consistency… of juicing. and the duration for some people to go long periods on just juice..

So the idea is: to go try different forms of juices somewhere near you…( I could find some for ya? ), and see what you like. Then that’s the machine for you. I have all of them, so I can do grasses, fruits, and Shrek smoothies! and Ai-scream to boot!

I hope this helps.

Way-know

“The ultimate test of man’s conscience, may be his willingness to sacrifice something today, for future generations whose words of thanks he will not hear.”


…did I ever mention… that I hate making food?!?!?!

February 23, 2009

So Here goes my rant..

I hate making food, cleaning up, putting things away, why can’t there be a no awaay to be put to? Pull food outta the ground, off trees, and vines… and eat? Dunno?!?!?!??! lemmee get back to ya on that one. ‘

Last summer I was at a friends yard that is the coolest yard I have ever been in. The garden was outrageous! I ate right out of the garden many times! and the size of the plants?!?!

Wouldn’t it be cool… to have all you need to live vibrantly,  in your neighborhood… promoting cooperation instead of separation in  your environment?

I live in a community where there was once an orchard… My dirt would love some activity! I am just now learning, that I am interested in growing my own food, as well as enough to bless others with!

kale-n-chard1There’s a lot to it! going to the store, stand, markets is easy… plank down tasteless money for taste good food?!?!? Easy breazy!  …and have you ever tried to eat money? No good dimpin!

So this year it is learning to be a locavore… eating only what is produced locally. There are so many lessons this year, that I am tackling.  Growing food, growing superfoods, being a locavore, being a green senior by going truckless, eating a mostly raw vegan diet, juicing, B a man 2 ban the can, biking, walking, hiking, rock climbing, dancing, yoga, skipping!, meditation, working, and loving life!

Sammy said: “I can’t drive 55!” Well me either! I ain’t about to slow down!

Tom Petty sez: “If ya never slow down…ya never grow old.” Well, I aim to see just how far I can push that!

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