From Kris Carr'sCrazy Sexy Lifeblog:Eat Like You Give A Damn( that's a picture of my t-shirt with those words - my BFF bought it for my birthday *grin*)...
"At the wee age of 10 years old I was diagnosed with Osteogenic Sarcoma or — in other words — BONE CANCER (gasp!). I endured almost 3 long years of chemo and lost my lower right leg. I’m also a veggie-lovin’ vegan who grew up in Louisville, Kentucky and never even heard the word “vegetarian” until, uh, college? Seriously. There was rarely ever a vegetable cooked in my house that didn’t have a ham hock (aka: pig’s knee) in it! Every meal incorporated meat or dairy (usually both) until my first semester of college where not only did I hear the word “vegetarian” but I became one instantly after reading about the plight of farm animals. It was then that I made some life-changing connections between the meat on my plate and the miserable life of the individual it came from." Read more of this great storyhere.
My Raw Food Intake Today I feel extra awesome today, no doubt from all of the kick-ass healthy Raw vegan foods that are nourishing my body! Oh, and by the way, when I post the food intake, my husband is eating the same. Sometimes he gets extra snacks, or a big protein smoothie or two, or larger portions than me... just depends. Either way, I thought you'd like to know how my husband eats, too, for the most part. And, he loves it!
Vibrant Plant Blood(a.k.a. green juice, although this was anything but green) ~ This was so delicious, refreshing, and just what I needed to cleanse and start my day off right.Vibrant Plant Bloodincluded (all organic): 1 large beet, 1 lemon (peeled), 1 head of broccoli (stalk and florets), 1 inch ginger, 4 med-large carrots
Banana Sprouted Flax & Rice Protein Smoothie ~ This combo keeps me fueled, filled, and satiated for a long time. It's simple and tasty. I get my sprouted flax seed powderhereand the sprouted brown rice protein powderhere. The recipe was 2 cups cold water, 2 bananas, 1T flax powder, 1 scoop rice protein powder.
Large Kale Salad ~ Ooooh! This was good and fun. I'm keeping the recipe a secret, but only for a short time. I'll post it later - giving it its own special post!
Carrot Sticks with Cheezy "Brazil Nut" Nacho Sauce ~ Well, I ran out of hemp seeds - bummer! So, I improvised and made the recipe with Brazil nuts (full of selenium). It was very good, but not as addictive as when I make it with hemp seeds. The cool thing is my carrots were bought at the Farmer's Market this weekend, so they're organic, locally grown, andSuper Qifood. I love that!
Vega Bar(Berry flavored) ~ These are pretty tasty and filled with nutrition. I like having raw and vegan bars on hand for easy snacking or when I'm running out the door.
Kale Salad(large serving) andSpinach Thyme Soup ~ The soup recipe was featured inVegNews magazine, as well as in their most recent email newsletter.
Pomegranate Cheesecake ~ Total sweet heaven. I don't see how anyone could ever miss cooked desserts when you have something this extraordinary and decadent to enjoy.