The transition to a live food
diet must be done slowly. Food addictions are the most difficult
to overcome because we must eat. In addition to addictions to
food, we also have formed emotional attachments to certain food.
It is important to satisfy the emotional and the physical body.
When the physical and emotional body is nourished, addictions
can be overcome for good.
Let's face it, we have a lot
of good memories and emotions attached to food. One of my fondest
childhood memories is Sunday dinner. A typical southern dinner
consisting of fried chicken, mashed potatoes and gravy, string
beans with bacon and potatoes, hot-water cornbread and plenty
of Kool-Aid. Although this may not have been the healthiest meal,
it was prepared with lots of love and good intentions. Lots of
love and good intentions is the cornerstone of good food preparation.
The transition should not be strenuous. Balance is the key.
Here are a few recipes that
I consider to be staples of a balanced diet. Include these basic
dishes in your diet to maintain a high level of good health.
Rejuvelac | Energy
Soup | Veggie
Kraut | Coconut
Cake | Vegetable
Rejuvelac is one of the best
aids for digestion. It contains a very high level of enzymes that
help you properly digest food. It replaces the missing enzymes
that cooked foods have lost. It is rich in B vitamins, including
B12, vitamins C, E and K. It also contains the friendly bacteria
necessary for a healthy colon.
Recipe for Rejuvelac (1 gallon)
1 cup sprouted soft wheat berries
1 gallon pure water
Rinse sprouts well. Blend wheat berries
with enough water to cover on high for 5 seconds. Pour in gallon
glass jar. Fill with water. Cover with cheesecloth. Let it sit
at room temperature up to 3 days. The length of time will depend
on humidity and temperature. Strain. Should taste like tart lemonade.
Store in refrigerator up to 2 weeks. Drink at least 2 glasses
daily for good health. You may use Rejuvelac in recipes instead
is the most important nourishment
in the Living Foods Lifestyle" Ann Wigmore
Energy soup is a blended
green soup that was designed to contain every nutrient that your
body needs in a balanced form. Each ingredient is a complete food
containing the highest levels of nutrition. Most important, it
is easy to digest. Blending helps us to chew our food which aids
in digestion, absorption, and elimination. Eat this soup everyday,
and you will have lots of energy!
Two servings of Energy
1 leaf romaine lettuce
6 leaves dark green kale
1 zucchini squash
1 large apple
1 cup sprouts of choice
2 tablespoons dulse flakes
¾ cup Rejuvelac
Combine all ingredients
in blender. Blend until creamy. Taste. Adjust flavors by adding
seasonings to your liking. Do not store energy soup. Only make
what you will eat right away. Make fresh daily!
1 green cabbage
1 purple cabbage
1 sweet red onion
1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar
Seasonings to taste (garlic,
Finely chop cabbage,
saving outside leave. Chop carrots and onion. Place vegetables
into a large bowl or crock. Add vinegar and seasonings. Cover
with outside cabbage leaves. Place large plate and weight on top.
Leave at room temperature for 3 days or until it is sour enough
for your taste. Place in covered glass jar. Refrigerate. It will
keep up to 3 weeks. Eat ½ cup a day with meals for great elimination!
Coconut Cake (9”, 12-16 servings)
9 cups oat flour (ground oat groats
or rolled oats)
2 cups nuts pecans or walnuts (chopped fine)
3 cups shredded coconut
1½ cups agave nectar
1 level tablespoon ground cloves
Water as needed (about 2 cups)
1/2 pineapple pulsed (in food processor)
In large bowl, combine oat flour,
nuts coconut, pineapple, cloves and agave nectar. Mix well. Add
water while kneading the mixture. The batter should be moist but
not runny. If too much water is added let stand for 15-20 minutes.
Form dough into two large balls. Press each dough ball into a
spring form pan.
6 cups shredded coconut (set aside
1 cup coconut meat (from young Thai coconut)
4 cups water
1 cup agave nectar
1/4 cup lemon juice
1 vanilla bean or 2 tablespoons vanilla extract
3 tablespoons psyllium powder
Blend 4 cups shredded coconut, and
remaining ingredients in high speed blender until creamy. If too
watery add a little more shredded coconut.
Remove 1 cake from spring form pan
and place on a plate (this is your bottom layer). Spread Icing
on bottom layer of cake. Remove other cake from spring form pan
and place on top of bottom layer. Ice the top layer of cake, spreading
icing along the sides of cake. Top with shredded coconut.
Vegetable Soup (Yield: 8 servings)
2 cups pine nuts
6 cups water
3 medium tomatoes
1/4 teaspoon Celtic sea salt
Dried or fresh herbs of choice
2 cups chopped broccoli florets
3 shredded carrots
2 cups chopped kale
2 chopped zucchinis
1 chopped yellow squash
1 chopped sweet onion
1 chopped clove garlic
1 cup sprouted barley (optional))
In Vitamix blender, blend stock ingredients.
Pour in crock pot or bowl. Add vegetables and barley (if using).
Mix well. Taste. Adjust flavors by adding more seasonings if necessary.
If heating, turn crock pot on low setting and cover. Use thermometer
to check temperature. When temperature reaches 100BF, turn off
pot. Serve warm. Refrigerate up to 2 days.