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♦♦♦ Happy New Year!!! ♦♦♦ Corn FIESTA Soup!!! ♦♦♦

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Click on the corn soup photo above for video

♦♦♦  4 cups of organic frozen corn
♦♦♦  3 ounces of guacamole (or just use 1/2 avocado or amount you like)
♦♦♦  few big leaves of basil
♦♦♦  1/2 cup water

Soak frozen corn in warm water until thawed.
Blend 3 cups of corn and the other ingredients, leaving 1 cup of corn aside.

Top with 1 cup of corn.
Could also top with red and green peppers chopped small for bright colors.



Baby steps challenge starts tomorrow!  (New first step will be posted then!)


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♦ My 10 Favorite Things About Being RAW Vegan ♦


1. WEIGHT LOSS! = Weight goes DOWN!!  I can’t keep my weight down on Raw til 4 or Raw til dinner, or cooked food in general.

2. HEALED = of so many things! Asthma GONE, arthritis GONE, constipation GONE, allergies GONE, digestive issues GONE, teeth sensitivities GONE, dry skin and dry eyes GONE! and more on the way!

3. ALKALINE BODY = No more mosquito bites. The theory is I’m more alkaline now, and mosquitos like acid bodies for lunch 🙂

4. LIGHTER AND CLEANER = I feel lighter and cleaner.

5. DISHES = I only need to rinse my dishes.  No pots or pans to clean or scrub either! Woo!

6. ENERGY = I have more!

7. SLEEP = I sleep better.  I’ll have to monitor this, but I think insomnia is over!

8. EXERCISE = I crave exercise more.

9. TANNING = No longer get burned in the sun. I get pink and tan, but no bad burns.

10. PEACEFUL = Hormonally even. No cramps during cycle! Wayyyy more at peace with myself and the world leading up to this time and during this time!

11. ANIMALS NOT SUFFERING = I forgot this one!  So there’s an 11!  I didn’t come into this lifestyle for the animals, but I’m happy that they aren’t suffering on account of my food choices, now that I’m aware of what’s happening out there!

Don’t forget, a new Baby Steps Challenge starts here on Wednesday!

My Baby Steps Facebook Group is at this link to join in:


Keepinitfruity Baby!

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Gaining Weight Instead of Losing Weight?

If you have been following me for a while, you know that my weight has been “stuck” at this level and not budging. I know I have a little more jiggle to lose, so what’s the deal?

I just saw this video from Plant Based Athlete, and I’m having a major revelation!

I really like this guy’s answer!

He shows how a lot of us eating Raw Til 4 or raw food until dinner, and then a high carb, low fat vegan dinner may be…

– overestimating our fruit calories and
– underestimating our starchy dinner calories

Thus, causing weight gain or weight “stuckness” (my word).

I like it!

I’m going to investigate this further and see if that’s my issue!

So basically I would need to increase my fruit calories further, and reduce my dinner starches, but weigh them to know for sure where I’m at.

Because perhaps I’m eating over 4000 calories per day, when I think I’m eating 3000.

Yikes! But good to know!

Check out his awesome video which details this further… Especially if your weight is stuck, even though you are raw vegan or raw til dinner.


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50 ~ 6 Months as a Raw Vegan, Summary

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✿   ✿   ✿  Click on photo above for video update from Lakefront Chicago!   ✿   ✿   ✿ 

Even though I’ve been aiming at being Raw Vegan for a year total, and having success for certain amounts of time, here and there this past year…

I did these one per month videos these last six months, to motivate myself and perhaps help others that were new to this lifestyle.

This is the final video and post for my six month challenge.

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Will I continue to be Raw Vegan (or high Raw Vegan/Low Fat)?


I’ve been healed of too many health problems to go backwards!

✿  Asthma gone!
✿  Allergies gone!
✿  Arthritis gone!
✿  Digestive issues and constipation gone!
✿  Hormonal issues ~ 75% better.

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Will I continue to post monthly videos, checking in about it?


I may focus more now on exercise updates and other insightful things about the Raw Vegan, 80/10/10 lifestyle.

We’ll see how the response goes for this video and post.

What would you most like to see in the future?

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What Kind of Person THRIVES on a Raw Food Diet? Can Anyone Do It?

I don’t think everyone can.

Click on my picture/video below to find out why:

000who thrives on raw food

I believe 1 or more of these factors have to be present to really THRIVE on a raw food diet:

My thoughts:

1.  You are sick and tired of being sick and tired.

2.  You just KNOW this is the BEST way to eat.  It feels clean.  It feels natural.  It fits our design (for me that means designed in a garden… given fruit trees and greens to eat).

3.  You have a “NOT give up” mentality.  You are in it for the long term.  If you fail and fall off the wagon, you shake the dust off and move forward in this direction.

4.  You try it, and realize you feel better than ever before.  You’re digestion improved (once you figured out food combining), your skin improved, your stamina and endurance for whatever sport you like got significantly better over time!  Your enjoyment of sex improved, your libido is up.

5.  You are open minded, not closed to alternatives to all the medicines, doctors, and t.v. ads out there!

6.  You do your own research.  You don’t need a Ph.D. or Scientist to tell you how to live your life, or how to eat right for optimal life.  But if you find a good one that supports your raw food beliefs, great!  You go with it, making sure it’s really what you believe as well.

7.  You are sick of side effects of medicines, that have not cured you (most of the time), but cover up the pain of your symptoms.

8.  Perhaps you have tried every thing else.  You have tried every other diet, and they haven’t helped you maintain your weight for the long term, or help you really THRIVE in your life with optimal energy and health.

9.  You may HATE exercising at first when you start a raw food diet, but as your energy improves, you CRAVE it, and you find what you love the most.

Share with me in the comments what you think- what it takes to live successfully on a raw food diet?



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Bloated & Angry Raw Vegan?

Bloated n Angry

Click on photo above for video on this.

Does Raw Food Make Menstruation Worse?

What do you think?


Not Raw ~

While in college, I had surgery in my late teens/early 20’s on my ovaries for a cyst and a growth.

The doctors said I would NEVER be able to get off of Ibuprofen, for the horrible cramps, etc.  They had me on very strong prescription ibuprofen.  These were my symptoms then, and when NOT eating a raw food/raw vegan diet.

~ Cramps from HELL!

~ Jelly legs

~ Angry lady gone postal

~ Acne

~ Foggy head, dizzy

~ Really hard to go to work like this

Recent years, on top of the above issues, my cycle started coming every 3 weeks, only 2 weeks off per month!  EYEyeyeyey!

Plus hot flashes and night sweats!  I was diagnosed with early menopause!


RAW ~ When I’m following a Raw Vegan/ Raw Food diet (low fat):

~ Angry lady stays on vacation somewhere else

~ Cramps are minimal to none

~ Foggy head is not so foggy anymore

~ Less facial breakout (not perfect at this point)

~ NO LONGER take ANY ibuprofen or medicines for ANY part of it!  Since 2010 when I started a high raw, gluten free, dairy free diet

~ Jelly legs are better

~ In general, the whole cycle is a lot lighter and easier

~ AND NOT coming every 3 weeks!

~ No more night sweats, and hot flashes reduce to warm/mild instead of intense!

I need a manageable life, for getting up early in the mornings, to go to work, etc.  So my conclusion… RAW VEGAN WINS!!! it’s WAY better on RAW and RAW VEGAN!  Woo!!!!


What do you find works for you?  Please share in the comments.

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