Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Fresh Dates!!

Fruit dressing ideas

Hi fruit friends!!

One of our listeners inspired me to write a bit about dressings.   I don't do a lot with complicated dressings because they are time consuming and difficult on digestion.  However, adding 2-3 oz of papaya seeds to a simple 3-4 ingredient dressing is a good way to contribute to your 10% daily fat healthily.  In a blender, combine 1 food from each category:

Savory:  Onion, garlic, ginger, green onion, leek (go easy on these)

Herb:  Celery, basil, cilantro, rosemary, oregano, sage

Fruit:  Tomato, mango, papaya, zucchini, cucumber, bell pepper, oranges, dates

Fat:  Avocado, pumpkin seeds, papaya seeds, chia seeds, macadamia nuts, pine nuts

Simply blend one from each group, adding some lemon or lime as a condiment if you like.  Pour this dressing over your greens and you're low fat raw vegan 80/10/10!!!!    :)  

Monday, February 25, 2013

Hi fruit friends!

FRUIT CHALLENGE:  I am still on the hunt for a different fruit with a higher fat content to possibly use with salads in the evenings.  I love using avocado in my salads, but I am growing a bit bored of it.  I sometimes have durian in the evenings, which is also nice.  I also have made plenty of dressings with tomatoes, cucumbers, peppers, and zucchini.  I often process it in the food processor with greens so that I can get it down more easily!  It often looks something like this:

Do y'all have any new fruity ideas for dinner?

FRUIT WIN:  PAPAYA SCORE!!!!  Check this out!!

$2.98 per papaya....and they're HUGE!!!  I'm in love......                                           ~Traci

Sunday, February 24, 2013

Fruit challenges and Fruit Wins!!

Hey Fruit Friends,

I would like to post a "Fruit Challenge" as well as a "Fruit Win" because I find that I face so many challenges trying to stay on the 80/10/10 lifestyle, ranging from social pressures to financial difficulties.  I also know that I am thankful for my health convictions and that I am free to make my own choices about what to put in my body.  With that, I begin my daily entries:

FRUIT CHALLENGE:  I really want to find a large fruit wholesaler who will sell to me as an individual (not necessarily as a business) and also have the variety of fruit that I want.  I particularly love papayas and durian.  Have you seen the videos by Michael Arnstein, the Fruitarian, where he goes to a huge wholesaler in Brooklyn, NY?  He gets a ton of fruit for cheap and sometimes free because the wholesaler ordered too much and or they have some boxes leftover and it's not enough to sell to stores.  It seems that I don't have quite that good a gig here in Asehville, NC.  I do have the Western North Carolina Farmer's Market that contains 2 wholesalers, but it seems they just want to sell to businesses.

FRUIT WIN:  Did a little dumpster diving at my local salvage grocery store (actually it's just a small box they throw "overly ripe" fruit in as they are stocking.  I grabbed a bunch of cucumber, tomatoes, and apples that were actually perfectly ripe!!  Check your local grocery store and see if they have similar "dump boxes" and SCORE!!!!     ~Love, Traci                                                                                

Tuesday, February 19, 2013

High on the Persimmon!!!

Papaya 101

Durian Love!!!

The Alluring Black Sapote!

Get your juice on!!!!

Hey friends of the fruit!  My name is Traci and I enjoy a healthy and abundant lifestyle following the 80/10/10 low fat raw vegan diet.  The 80 stands for 80% carbohydrates, primarily from fresh, ripe organic fruits.  The 10 stands for 10% protein, primarily from dark, leafy organic greens.  The other 10 stands for 10% fat, primarily from soft fruits, such as avocado and coconut meat, some nuts and seeds.  These foods give me the energy that I want for my daily activities.  I know that I am eating the healthiest diet in the world because I live off the land.  I know that I am caring for my environment and the animals by not eating dairy or animal meat.  I never restrict my calories, as I eat abundantly until I am satisfied.  I love to share my fruit experiences with you through my Youtube videos and now I can share with you via this blog!  :)         ~Traci