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Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Living My Utmost Potential 11 Creation of Small 3 Ingredient Almond Muffins Sweetened with Unrefined Coconut Nectar




I realized that the creation of muffins, cakes and breads is normally  done to please or entertain family and friends. It is also a commercial endeavor because bakeries, restaurants, catering businesses and grocery stores etc. sell these for money and profit -so the muffins I normally see are big and loaded with lots of sugar. I embarked on a kitchen journey to create a small and simple muffin that can be eaten with any meal that has some carbohydrates that started from my self-intimate relationship with my body. I am pleased to present to my body this recipe:

Recipe

Ingredients

1 T unrefined coconut nectar

4 egg whites

1 c almond meal

Procedure

Beat the egg whites with the coconut nectar until soft peaks

Fold the almond meal

Pre - heat the oven to 300 degrees F 

Put the almond-egg mixture inside the small muffin silicon pans

Bake for 30 minutes

Serve warm 

Serving Options

1. with meat-based meals and vegetable sides plus fruits

2. with almond butter spread and/or all-fruit no added sugar jam

Tip
Eat the portion your body needs
Make a hollandaise sauce with the egg yolks 

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Thursday, November 6, 2014

Living My Utmost Potential 10: Creating Low Salt and Low Sugar Meals and Recipes




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Taste had been the driving force when I eat since I was young - eating all kinds of food items. It was also true when I became a vegetarian, a raw vegan and a fruitarian. I found out that the reason for this is because I use food to cover-up the perceived 'lack' in my life. 

This can be lack of a relationship partner, lack of friends, lack of something to do etc. which I attached to being incomplete. These are really my fears that I am trying to run away from and me running after the food I desire the taste of - to complete my 'experience of myself' in life.

The taste of food gives me a certain feeling of fullness and satisfaction which I interpreted as me feeling complete and happy. 

 I also prepare food that others will like so that they will feel satisfied and happy. 

The meaning of food was missed in the process of preparing food.

Food is a substance that nourish the body

I would like to look at this food preparation mind pattern here which is about preparing 'tasty food' used to please others:

>I want to cook tasty food 
>I know they would enjoy some exotic dishes
>so let me prepare exotic tasting meals
>something that they have not tasted yet
>that will make them happy and content
>then they will come and visit again
>if I do not make the food tasty 
>they will not come

Here, there is a desire that I am trying to satisfy through preparing tasty food for others. I always make sure I season the food well so that It will satisfy others and make them happy.

 This is true when I prepare food for guests. It is about me having a feeling that I have done something great which is not really what food is about. So, having realized this, i can forgive myself and correct this pattern.

The  video above was taken when I gave a cooking class where I decided to not add salt in the food that I was preparing. I ate it and really enjoyed it. The guests also enjoyed it. I realized it was just my fear of the food i prepared being disliked that stops me from serving low salt and low sugar food (bland food). In the video you will see that most of the students attending did not like to add salt to the food.

I realized from the class that there is a potential that can usher a new way of preparing food and this can be done in the food industry also. 

Instead of food being served in restaurants from the starting point of taste, we can decide to prepare food from the starting point of nutrition. It is about us changing the way we see food and prepare food. Change starts from us. We created these 'positive and negative judgments' within our minds so we can also un-create it. The world system is a reflection of ourselves.

 Animal meat, vegetables and fruits have their own subtle tastes. 

Vegetables, nuts, fruits and animal meat have their own sodium content,

Spinach = 24 mg
Pork =  1283 mg
Kiwi = 5 mg
Cashews = 3 mg

Sodium


'We can indeed choose to prepare food in a way that we can experience its real taste.'
June Roca


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The Ground Beef, Onion Pizza, Stetching the Dough, Flour and Raw and Cooked Foods


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I enjoyed making this pizza.

I am so sorry that I have judged the flour when I was a raw foodist - as bad. I missed the opportunity to interact with the flour because I was in my mind trying to judge, compare etc. based on ideas about it in my mind which came from information given by others.

I want to bring the mind pattern here and look at it:

>raw food is good 
>because I can make pizza with veggies
>flour is bad for you
>It has lots of carbs
> and the gluten is heavy
>raw food makes me feel good and look good
>so raw pizza must be better than cooked pizza

I realized here that I judged the flour as bad. I forgot that the wheat plant where the flour came from is also part of the whole - that is life. In my desire to look good, feel good and have a long life, I forgot that it was because I was trying to run away from my fear of disease and death that I was running after raw food - believing it is superior than cooked food. I had the desire to have a long life and I saw the raw pizza as something that can give me that. So, it was fear based. It was fear of disease and death that is the starting point for desiring raw pizza. Rather than release these judgments and interact with it as what it really is - food that nourish the body that I can enjoy and interact with when I prepare food - i chose to resist it.

Essentially, raw food and cooked food are expressions of life. They both have nutrition. It is not necessary to compare them and judge them nor resist one and desire the other. It's simply about choosing the food that will nourish the body then cooking and preparing it. Then, looking at the portion that I need. A small slice of cooked pizza  is what I need - that's all. 



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