In recent months, a close family member has had some disappointing test results. Cancer has struck my family too many times, as I am sure it has for you too. With some help from Sister, we have that family member sprouting and I'm doing my best to convince Her to attend Hippocrates Health Institute in West Palm Beach Florida. So far, She isn't convinced that Hippocrates is the way to go, but at least She's willing to sprout, and has definitely made a few diet and health related changes to their life. This seems to have helped, and chemo has been delayed. I have breathed a sigh of relief, somewhat.
The main reason why I started altering my diet was for my health and to improve and impact my and my family's health in positive ways.
With the recent updated test result that scared the bejeepers out of me, I began reading a book I won at a Hippocrates lecture. It sat on my shelf for way too long unread. Life seems so busy, and somehow tomorrow never came. That day, when the test results came in, and I was faced with the possibility of losing someone far sooner than I dare imagine, the book came off the shelf. I'm dead tired when I fall in to bed most nights, so I'm not done the book, but I have made some severe progress. And I'm loving the book. I encourage you all to read it as well. It's called 'Living Foods for Optimum Health' by Theresa Foy Digeronimo and Brian R. Clement.
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Last year I started sprouting and eating more raw vegan meals, in addition to vegetarian meals. Now I am trying to go that extra mile, concentrating more on the raw vegan. I can't say that we'll be 100% raw vegan...but I'm definitely eating more raw vegan meals. It is a steap learning curve though. It is one thing to decide to be raw vegan...and another to figure out what a menu for being raw vegan looks like...other than green salads.
One of my first additions to our menu (to make things a little interesting if not exciting for our little guy...ah heck, for me too) is to make these Veggie Rolls.
Criteria for my meals:
2. very little prep time
This one fits all 3 criteria....and the tasty part was agreed upon by all.
Ingredients: (ideally organic if possible)
Red Bell Pepper
Sprouts (I like using a crunchy bean mix, kale, broccoli, or even red clover)
With the exception of the spinach and the sprouts, I thinly slice all the other vegetables.
Then, I wet the rice wraps, added the vegetables, sprouts, rolled, and repeated.
When they were done (in less than 1/2 and hour) we served them up with some dipping sauce and enjoyed.
We've also experimented with adding nori wraps (seaweed) to the rolls, and enjoyed those too.