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Tuesday, October 26, 2010

raw cheesecake goji and chocolate marble

since the purchase of my beloved vitamix this is what I have been longing to make!
Raw cheesecake!
this time I have made goji and chocolate marble cheesecake and it was heavenly!
it just melts in the mouth. it is so rich though even my daugther couldn't finish it all. One of good things about is (other than the taste of course) you can pop it back to the freezer and will last for a month or so. and you can take it out as you want to eat it. (I doubt it lasts for a month in our house hold though.)

hemaview screening

even though I am very careful with what I eat, like everyone else I have wondered if I was getting what I need for the optimal health. Last night I got this thong called hemaview screening and cellular health analyser.
tiny 2 drops of my blood from a finger was taken and after 2 minutes the picture was on a computer screen. My tiny blood circles were swimming around. so cute.
It can tell you a lot of things like a nutrient deficiencies, your immune system etc. From the diet I am on my natural path was looking for iron, B12 and folate levels. I was glad to know everything was normal for me. Very good picture.
Next It was a cellular health analysis. It will tell you your body composition, fluid distribution, biological age, energy levels etc. everything was good to excellent! except my fat mass....
I knew that I was quite thin but I will have to work on gaining a bit more fat in me I think. I was pretty happy with the overall results though. especially my energy level was indicated as more than good. (85% is good and mine was 105.8%)
I do recommend people to get this done if you are concerned or just for an interest. Even though you are not feeling sick or energy level is OK it is always an improvement you can make for your health.

Friday, October 22, 2010

my shopping spree!

I have been wanting to get a couple of things for a long time. And I finally did!

1: water purifier

I was looking for something that can reduce the fluoride in the water. There are several methods for this purpose using a carbon filter retains natural energy and does not remove healthy minerals, unlike distilled water and reverse osmosis.
It removes impurities such as bacteria, chlorine, amoeba, suspended solids, organic pesticides, heavy metals and cysts. And it tastes better!


If you want the best blender. this is it! This high power blender does almost everything (well it doesn't clean your house but we are not talking about that, are we)
It makes tahini, nut butter, creamy raw cheesecake, soy milk, nut milk etc.etc
I made this beautiful almond cheese and so addicted now. I do love nut butter that you get too but I suppose those nuts have not been soaked beforehand and proberbly oxidised by the time it's on the shelf. that is the same with Tahini. So from now on I can make it myself!
I made almond milk too. Yesterday was a beautiful warm day so a glass of homemade blueberry smoothie with hidden cholera for my daughter after school and she enjoyed it very much. and she had a purple mastache afterwards.

Monday, October 11, 2010


I suppose I can call myself a vegan now. I avoid any animal products whatsoever. However my family is different. My partner eats and has a desire to have so called average western diet and my daughter too likes to have seafood and dairy now and then ( proberbly she'd like to have more if I encouraged her) I don't think I have any right to tell other people how and what to eat. Even though I know the negative things about eating any animal products environmentaly, ethically and for the health reasons it is up to them to decide. it can be hard when it comes to my own family, especially my daughter, because It is natural to want the best thing for her and want her to share my view on things. But I am working on it. I had to learn that she is not me and she is old enough to make her own decisions (to some extent....).
Although I think vegan diet can be the most healthful diet you do need more care when it comes to nutrition. B vitamins especially B12 and ration of omega3 and 6.
There are lots of fake cheeses and meats etc now. Even though it is good for some people who are just transitting to this diet (for their comfort reasons) I wouldn't feed that to my own daughter! I would rather she has a bit of rennet-free organic goat cheese (which is less mucus forming thatn cow cheeses) instead of commercially made cheese alternatives.

Are you a vegan and living with someone who eats meat? or vice versa? I would like to hear what you think....