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Feb. 16th, 2010


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I am juice feasting, if any one would like to join me. Give me a message! :)

Sep. 7th, 2009



I totally fell off the raw food bandwagon a long time ago. I still changed a lot about what I ate, and I am still a vegetarian, but I am looking to go 100% raw again by the beginning of the year (So I've got a little over 3 months). I would probably do it cold turkey again if it were just me, but this time I am bringing my two small children along for the ride (Ages 3.5 and 21 months) so I'm a little more tentative, and feel the need to be a lot more prepared this time around. I've been gathering as much information as I can, and I thought blogging about my experiences would help. Plus then I can post the links I find and whatnot. I'm a little tired tonight but here are a few things.

www.jennanorwood.com/  --Good videos

www.fitonraw.com/  -- Raw blog, and the guy answers a lot of people's questions

Okay, falling asleep now.ZZzzzzz

Jan. 30th, 2008


ATTN: Chicago Raw Ladies!

Raw Ladies POT LUCK!


Thursday, February 28, 2008 at 7:00 PM 20080229T010000Z


Cousin's Incredible Vitality
3038 West Irving Park Road
Chicago , IL 60618

Who should come

A lot of people have been talking about having potlucks, 
it would be AWESOME to have one every month!! For the LADIES, 18-40!


Because.....Girls just want to have fun? (And eat RAW!)

Organized by

Rachel Scienski


If you're new to Raw Foods, or just interested in meeting new people, let's get together and share food!
A ladies-only event, bring a dish to share (100% raw vegan, hopefully organic!) and a girlfriend or two!

Chef Mehmet offered the space for us to use for free, so let's take advantage of the opportunity to not have to clean our own homes/wash our own dishes!!

It would be helpful if you could comment publicly if you'll be bringing a snack, salad, or dessert, that way if someone's torn between making a crazy vegetable creation or a sweet raw treat, they'll have a better idea of what will balance out our massive table of food!

email me: the.rachel.raw@gmail.com if you're stumped and need suggestions!

I think it's a great idea to promote regular raw community,
let's help eachother stick to our guns!

See you then!!!!!!!



Jun. 2nd, 2007


Raw Potluck

I met a Russian gal awhile ago at a raw food class. Thinking she was my age, she was a passionate raw foodist and desired to learn more of the craft. We had very long discussions about ideas for a raw cafe in Jacksonville, and even thought about changing career paths (I'm mired in Academia, she is an Accountant).

During our discussion she mentioned her raw food daughter .... 17 years of age (!!!!) So much for meeting someone my age, so I didn't even bother asking how old she was.

However, this evening I was invited to her friend's birthday party, a raw vegan potluck. Upon walking in, I noticed that everyone was middle aged (looking far younger than they actually were) and not the young, radical vegans that I have been associating with over the past few months. I found this highly inspiring, since these are the people who are "leading" our country in a way, at least financially (judging by the size of the home I was in, they were definitely doing something right financially). These are the people with the finances and power/influence to make positive changes in our community.

My contribution to the evening's festivities included the following:

Raw Peaches & Creamless Oatmeal
Raw Cinnamon Raisin Torte Cake #1
Raw Cinnamon Raisin Torte Cake #2

Raw Peaches & Creamless Oatmeal

1 Cup Raw Oat Groats (soaked for 4-6 hours)
1/2-3/4 Cup filtered water
1/2 tsp sea salt
2-5 dates, pitted
1 peach, diced
1 peach

Combine all ingredients except diced peaches in a high speed blender. Add dates to taste, depending on sweetness desired.

Pour mixture into bowl, and add remaining peaches (diced) to mixture. You could also use raw almond milk instead of water.

Raw Cinnamon Raisin Torte Cake

4 Cups walnuts (ground fine in a food processor)
1/8 Cup Olive Oil
3/4 Cup Raw agave nectar
1/2 tsp. sea salt
1 Cup raisins
2 Tbs. cinnamon

Combine all ingredients by hand in a large mixing bowl. Can make cakes, pies, torte balls, or muffins.

Version #1

After rolling into small balls, add chopped walnuts as a garnish

Version #2

After rolling into small balls, make the following mixture:

1 Cup Maple syrup
less than 1/4 Cup Olive Oil
1 Cup raw carob powder
1 tsp. Vanilla extract

Drizzle mixture over torte balls and add shredded coconut as garnish

I was surprised about the reaction to the food I brought (easy to make, I whipped it up last second). I had many people asking me questions about the ingredients, agave nectar, whether maple syrup is considered raw or not, food combinations, and, of course, enzymes. I was shocked, mainly because Marina (the Russian gal) has been into this longer than, and her friend Tatyana has been raw for 3+ years. I was actually expecting to learn from everyone else, not be doling out nutritional/culinary advice.

Marina is quite passionate about her organic raw food, and Jacksonville is thankful for it. She has agreed to help me organize raw food meetups in town, 4-6 people at a time, to help exchange books, information, and offer support for those trying to incorporate more raw food into their respective diets. I will conclude this raw summer with a raw potluck at my place, probably on Saturday, August 25th. It will be an all-day event, and all raw enthusiasts are invited, regardless of where you live.

I hope this post and path finds you well.

Good night.


Nov. 27th, 2006


Vitamix Sale

Just a quick note about a sale that I just found out about. It's only on for 5 days. For anyone who missed the last sale, this price is an incredible deal. The regular priced Vitamix is priced at $399, so this is a savings of $100 off the new models and $70 off the reconditioned models. It is a
reconditioned model but it's the same warranty as a new model. They are usually showroom models that have been gone over with a fine tooth comb.

You can't find this offer on the Vitamix website, so if you are interested in ordering and have any questions at all, please call Brenda Kilbane at 1-800-848-2649 ext 2305. Use the code 06-001682 to ask for FREE SHIPPING as well (a savings of $25). Tell her Karyn Fischer referred you and tell her you would like the $299 special sale that is on. Remember, it's only on for 5 days, so call right away. It's while supplies last as well. Last time this price was offered a few people waited too long to call and the $299 price ended, so if you're thinking of ordering, don't hesitate to call.


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Nov. 22nd, 2006


raw thanksgiving

Made a Sweet Potato dish for a raw thanksgiving supper tomorrow as follows:

3 sweet potatoes cubed and chopped in a food processor combined with
Cinnamon, cardamon, flax oil, flax meal, salt and honey.

added pumpkin seeds to the mix and spread it into a deep dish, patted it firmly down and now it
sits in the cooler and awaits the day tomorrow.



I would say use small amounts of cinnamon (for the three sweet potatos 1.5 teaspoons) and a third less cardamon (half teaspoon), a few tablespoons of flax oil, one fifth cup of flax meal, a teaspoon of salt or less and two teaspoons of honey.
taste and adjust to preference.
Nutmeg can be used instead of cardamon.
Sunflower seeds or almonds etc., can be used instead of pumpkin seeds (nice to soak any of them from 1-6 hours).
Shredded or minced carrots will add flavor and a moist texture but are not necessary.


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More holiday recipes...


Nov. 21st, 2006


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this looks like it could be yummy.


Nov. 15th, 2006


Green Juices

I'm halfway through Green For Life by Victoria Boutenko, and I decided to rotate some of the green smoothie recipes found in the back of the book.

I think the most eye opening part of this book thus far is her research concerning undigested food in the bloodstream, which kills all of the red blood cells it comes in contact with. This toxemia cycle is what poisons the blood, and the more undigested food one has in their body, the more poisonous the blood becomes.

Here is the first one on my list:

1/2 head of Romaine lettuce (mostly the greens)
2 Bananas
1 Cup Strawberries
2 Cups Water

Blend in a chewy blender, if a Vita Mix is not available.

This mixture can be stored up in the refridgerator for up to 3 days, though 'tis best to drink within the first 24 hours or so.

Until next time.


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