Monday, August 30, 2010


As humans that are socialized we all pass judgements whether we mean to or not. We group people by the way they look, whether it be clothes, skin color, etc., the way they talk, the sports they play, where they go to school, and so on....

This semester I am attending a community college for a multitude of reasons that made it necessary and worthwhile to spend the semester at home. I have this pre conceived notion about everyone else attending that is extremely unfair and just terrible of me, but in all honesty it's how I feel. I know I am only going to be here a semester and decided before I ever began that I wasn't going to make any friends or socialize because I go to "real" college. I am desperately trying to squash this mindset and changing the way I think. I don't know why these people are going to the community college, if it be money issues, personal issues, a later realization of how important school is.....I mean I am there too and we are all choosing to better our education.

The point is that when you realize that you are passing judgements about people, step back and try to think of a better way to use your thoughts and think of what judgements people could be passing about you that aren't true.

Being into health I think it is very easy for us to pass judgement on people we see eating unhealthy things. I try to remind myself that some people really don't know that what they're doing is bad for their body and also it's their choice if they want to eat/drink something. There are also times when I allow myself something that I wouldn't usually eat, so how do I know this isn't their one rule breaker. For me, it's with soda. For some reason I just get really grossed out by soda, and many of you can guess why. I am just trying to break these habits and be honest with myself and others about having them so that maybe you can realize the judgements you're passing and if they are really beneficial to your well being.

Sunday, August 29, 2010


I really enjoyed this talk with David Wolfe. He is such a knowledgeable guy. He is talking mainly about calcification and bone health. He addresses Calcium supplements and how they aren't what we think. I think it's very important to heat this information, especially to show that there are many things we think are good for us that are not.

Thursday, August 26, 2010

so true.

To the pure, all things are pure, but to those who are corrupted and do not believe, nothing is pure. In fact, both their minds and consciences are corrupted. – Titus 1:15

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

blueberry season.

So it's coming to a close, but it has been so amazing! My friend has tons of blueberry bushes at her house and this is a photo of all the amazing blueberriesthat her family would pick. This isn't even a lot compared to all the blueberries at their house. Luckily, my best friend hooked me up with blueberries all through the season.

raw, dehydrated tortilla chips!

I have been wanting to make these forever and I was so excited to use Abeba's Crazy Kracker Book to adapt a recipe. Everyone should buy her books if you love crackers and crunchy things as much as I do!

Corn Tortilla Chips
6 ears corn
1/2 cup soaked wheatberries
1/4 onion
1/2 cup freshly ground flax
olive oil
chili powder
sea salt

use your vitamix to blend the wheatberries and a little olive oil, then add the corn, onion, and seasonings, finally, add the flax. Smooth onto a teflex sheet and score into triangles!

pulp chips.

I have been obsessed with making chips lately...these are awesome. Slightly sweet and super spicy.

pulp from carrot, celery, cucumber, jalapeno, beet and lemon
4 cloves garlic
sea salt
soaked flax seeds
3 tomatoes
handful sun dried tomatoes


I love sprouted buckwheats and sprouted sunflower and pumpkin seeds taste soooo much better than before they are living. I must admit that I liked this better and it had more flavor before dehydrating, but i also like the crunchiness of granola...i'm obsessed with crunch!
sprouted buckwheat
sprouted sunflower seeds
sprouted pumpkin seeds
himalayan sea salt
grade b maple syrup

Maple Syrup is a living food. But, it is not raw. Sap from the maple tree is boiled into a syrup. The condensed sugars are pro-biotic and hence, "living". Grade B Maple syrup has a higher nutrient content than grade A, and grade B usually costs less

via what's not cooking at val's blog.

Saturday, August 7, 2010

straight lines.

Remember when you finally realized that just because you were using a ruler, it didn't mean your line was straight? I have been mounting a lot of my art work the last two days and while I was measuring an inch from the photo on each side so as to line up my ruler and create a straight line, I thought about how I used to think that using a ruler meant that I would have a straight line. I found it so confusing when creating a square that came out all wonky because my lines were at different angles. It's a good thing my brain expanded from that capacity and understands geometry and angles now.