Hi there! Hope you are having a fabulous day… we have had quite an interesting one. First of all, this is our first EVER blog, so please bare with me on getting to know how to work it. Travis and I own and operate a hot dog cart company in San Diego, CA. We work 25 hours a week and enjoy the rest of our time off with each other in sunny California! It has been such an amazing summer and we feel super blessed! Last night we didn’t work because they were calling for lightening (in San Diego? Haha thats what I thought too) so we stayed home and decided to watch a few documentaries on Net Flix. If you have any extra time on your hands and are ready to be extremely freaked out…. watch the following…
1. The Gerson Miracle
2. Forks Over Knives
3. Food, INC.
Needless to say, we are ready to start eating 100% healthy! My stepmom is a health counselor and I have known for awhile now all of the issues with meats, cheese, and all other GMO’s, etc… I guess I have just tried to dodge it! Well, we are ready now! (if you watch the 3 movies above, you will understand…)
We are members of Costco and we have been wanting to get the VITAMIX for a long time now, so we went and splurged today. It is an expensive machine, but worth it in the long run. We plan on going on a 30 day VEGAN fast…starting today!
The first thing we decided to make was apple and carrot juice. Instead of waiting and finding a recipe, we anxiously just threw them into the VITAMIX. Not exactly the best idea, but we have time to learn. Then I decided to go out on a whim and make a spicy carrot soup! Ehh… not the best either, but getting there. I then got the urge to throw almonds in the VITAMIX and make almond butter! BEST IDEA YET! It is absolutely AMAZING! So easy to make and so fresh and smooth. Mmmm. I highly suggest making this homemade. Oh! I didn’t mention that we decided to throw out all of our foods that were on the GMO list and all of our meat and dairy. Luckily, we were in dire need of going grocery shopping, so it wasn’t as bad as it could have been. We gave our 22 year old neighbors the food and they were excited, so at least it went to good use! Okay, back to the Vitamix… so yeah… we are now currently making “Not-So-Cheese” Pasta. It is like a macaroni and cheese dish, but with roasted red peppers, almonds, and some other non-dairy ingredients. I will post it below so you can check it out!
We made a meal plan for the week, wish us the best! I will make sure to keep blogging and keeping everyone up to date with how we are feeling and doing along the way… 🙂
- 1 cup (240 ml) water
- 2 tablespoons (30 ml) lemon juice
- 1/4 cup (50 g) canned pimento, drained OR roasted red pepper
- 2/3 cup (70 g) whole raw almonds
- 1 1/4 teaspoons onion powder
- 1/4 cup (30 g) nutritional yeast
- 2 teaspoons kosher salt
- Place all ingredients into the Vitamix container in the order listed and secure lid.
- Select Variable 1.
- Turn machine on and slowly increase speed to Variable 10, then to High.
- Blend for 3 minutes or until heavy steam escapes from the vented lid.
This vegan “cheese” sauce is perfect as a nacho dip or served over macaroni.
Here is the strawberry-lime sorbet recipe Travis made for dessert! SO TASTY!!! I highly suggest it! He cut the recipe in half, so here is the version for 2 people.
Recipe for Strawberry-Lime Sorbet
1/2 cup filtered water
1/8 cup of natural sugar
1/4 of a lime peeled
1 pound frozen organic strawberries
Add all ingredients. Blend until smooth. Eat immediately.