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Easy Cucumber Pasta

Here is my Easy Cucumber Pasta recipe I made with fresh scallions from my friend, singer Domenic Marte’s, garden. Yum!

Easy Cucumber Pasta by Mara More
1 Cucumber (spiralized)
1 Plum Tomato
1 Scallion
Raisins (optional)
Spiralize cucumber onto plate. Chop tomato and put on top of pasta. Chop scallion and sprinkle on top. Sprinkle on a few raisins. Enjoy! :)

Cucumber Pasta

Budget

811 WILD SQ FT SPROUTI’ve been a low-income divorced single-mom vegan since 1990, raw-vegan since 1999, and high high-carb low-fat fruity-raw-vegan since 2010; so here is my response to the question, “How much does it cost to be raw vegan?” I use cronpmeter.com (set to LFRV) to make sure I eat enough calories. Bananas are only $.50/lb (50 cents per pound). There are about 4 bananas per pound. 1 banana is 100 calories so 14 bananas (2 bunches or two 48 oz blender full) have 1,400 calories for $1.75 (14/4=3.5lbs x $.50) multiplied by 7 is $12.25 per week. (Dates cost $4/lb which have 1,279 calories. $28/week.) Walnuts are $5.49/lb(32T) and I eat 2T/day which have 82 calories and costs $.34/day or $2.40/week. A bag of three organic romaine hearts or organic celery or box of organic baby spinach or arugula is about $3 and half pound of organic hemp seeds or organic pumpkin seeds is about $3. I add whatever else I can afford for variety; ie: melon, mango, papaya, tomato, raisins, cucumber, yam, oats, legumes, wild rice, etc. Wild Autumn Berries grow in my yard for free! :) The book, Edible Wild Plants, helps me find free edible wild plant foods. The Sprouting Book helps me grow my own sprouts very affordably. Square Foot Gardening helps me grow some of my own food. The book, The 80/10/10 Diet, and the online community, 30 Bananas A Day, provide valuable information and support. The high-carb low-fat fruity-raw-vegan or vegan lifestyle is affordable, nutritious, and sustainable! :)

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Potluck

Saturday, November 17, 2012 6PM to 8PM in Malden, MA. This month let’s share our “Stay Raw During The Holidays Tips”. Get more details and RSVP here: meetup.com/RawBoston/events/90927242/ or call Maya at 617-470-3395.

Please bring a 100% raw, organic, plant-based (vegan: non-animal and no honey), ready-to-serve dish for 4-6 people. Ideas include: 1. Fruit or fruit salad, 2. Leafy Green Salad, or 3. Raw Recipe of own or from book or web. ie: AURAw.com

Our host, Maya, said: “I went raw with my mother 6 years ago after being introduced by my sister. When my elimination issues disappeared, I was hooked. Its been a wonderful journey with many rawfoodists in the Chicagoland area. Since then I have started a family and I am working my way back to being on top of the world with raw foods in the Boston area.”

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Mara More: Wellness/Food-Demo

Mara More will share her research and experience of natural-wellness and raw vegan nutrition and demonstrate how to make a favorite easy smoothie and salad on Friday, November 2, 2012 at 6:30pm at The Microsoft Store Theater, 800 Boylston Street, Boston, MA. maramore.com See more here: http://www.meetup.com/RawBoston/events/83243522/

Update: I gave a free talk and easy food-prep demo at the Microsoft Store Theater at the Prudential Center in Boston! All seats were full. Lots of “logistics” involved. lol. I parked the company vehicle from my job right after work and walked to the train station with two gallon coconut oil buckets and a back-pack full of bananas, aloe, romaine, orange, avocado, paper plates, forks, napkins, cups, and an inversion blender (I did not think of using my suitcase on wheels that day). I took the train from Haverhill to Boston North Station, then Green Line subway to Copley and walked about half mile to the Prudential. I got there very shortly before 6:30pm and some people were already waiting. I gave a short talk, did the food demo, cleaned up, caught the train, walked to the vehicle, and drove home. I think people liked my talk and food demo. Rick Williams, Linda Balliro, Paul Something, some college students, some people my age, an older man, and more were there. It was fun for me and glad I pulled it together last minute since the speaker cancelled considering how busy my life is between my “real” job and home/biz. lol. I had stored the romaine in a cooler with freezer packs because I leave my house at 2pm. Typical of me, I forgot to ask someone to take a few photos because I usually just enjoy living in the moment, but will remember next time.

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Doug Graham & Karen Ranzi

This event will benefit everyone from young to old and everywhere in-between. Just about every health related topic will be discussed that will help you and your family to be the healthiest you can be. This informational packed event will help you understand some simple factors that can bring huge results to your health and to the health of your family. Take advantage of this rare opportunity to see two experts in the field of health and nutrition as they each bring their expert knowledge to you. Breakfast and Lunch will be provided. This Event will be held on Saturday, October 13, 2012 from 8AM to 5PM at the Loomis/Chaffee Campus, 30 Batchelder Rd., Windsor, CT 06095. $99/person or $175/couple *Children under 16 are free. Private Dinner Event: If you registered for the main event you will be eligible to register for a separate private dinner event which will be held at 6:30pm with Dr. Graham and Karen Ranzi. $50/person. You will get to eat and spend some quality time to get to know them better and ask questions. The private dinner has limited seating.
Register Here: rawfoodcentral.com/douggrahamandkaren2
More info: meetup.com/RawBoston/events/83414952

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NYC

I stayed at the Brooklyn Bridge Marriott in New York City as a Personal Care Attendant for a local quadriplegic family friend on his business trip. He drove us in his van and I brought a lot of fruit since I didn’t know if I’d be able to get to a grocery store in NYC. I helped him mornings and evenings and had the afternoons free. On the first day of spring, March 20, 2012, I took the subway and stopped at Quintessence before I met Noel Vegan Fitness Star near the George Washington Bridge in Upper Manhattan. We did some yoga and Noel showed me some fitness exercises. The next day I met a friend for lunch and we walked around Manhattan. The day after I walked around Brooklyn and took photos including the Brooklyn Bridge, Statue of Liberty, a fruit stand, and some art. You can see Noel Vegan Fitness Star at facebook.com/VeganLight and his blog at getfitordietrying1.blogspot.com.

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Zucchini Pasta (LFRV)

I made this easy yummy Zucchini Pasta in a few minutes. I peeled the zucchini, cut it in half, and spiralized it. Then I chopped up a tomato and some raisins, put them on top, mixed a bit, and enjoyed. Yum! (low fat raw vegan)

Here’s the recipe:

Zucchini Pasta
2 Zucchini
1 Tomato
1/4 Cup Raisins
pinch Spices (Optional)

Peel (optional) zucchini, cut in half, and spiralize.
Chop up tomato and add on top of zucchini.
Chop up raisins and sprinkle on top.
(optional) Sprinkle on spice to taste: oregano, basil, garlic, pepper, etc.
Mix a bit.
Enjoy!

Serving Size: 1


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Kale Chips ~ Yum! :)

Kale ChipsI make delicious nutritious Kale Chips with a light lemon sesame dressing gently dehydrated at 105℉ to preserve vital nutrients including enzymes, antioxidants, vitamins, minerals, fiber, etc.  ~ Yum! :)

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Raw & Beyond: Boutenko, Love, Sarno

Raw & Beyond Victoria Boutenko, Elaina Love, and Chad Sarno’s book suggests steamed veggies rather than excess raw fats because studies show that if eaten in excess omega-6s can cause inflammation and obesity. A typical raw vegan diet to some may contain large quantities of nuts and seeds most of which are extremely high in omega-6s and low in omega-3s. While steamed veggies are more healthy than excess raw fats, Dr. Doug Graham says raw sweet fruits are more healthy than cooked veggies in The 80/10/10 Diet.
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