Raging Raspberry Dressing

I am so sick of store bought dressings! They love to use soy (most of which is GMO) and what’s with the MSG??? I poked around on the internet today and found this raspberry dressing recipe. Super easy. The recipe calls for 1/2 cup of raspberries, but who are we kidding here?!? It’s raspberry dressing! I upped it to 2 cups. Yeah baby! It was delish.

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Raging Raspberry Dressing

• ¾ cup olive oil (first cold press)

• ¼ cup apple cider vinegar (with mother)

• 1 teaspoon sea salt

• 2 tablespoon honey (raw unrefined)

• 1 teaspoon dried basil

• 2 cups fresh red raspberries

• ¼ cup water

Mix the ingredients in a blender to desired consistency. I recommend you give it a good mix, or your salad is going to taste like you dropped it on the beach and chunked it back in the bowl! Got to grind up those seeds haha Live and learn!

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Smoothie Time!

It was a beautiful day today in the Appalachian Mountains of North Carolina! We are so happy to have a Vitamix again! I’m KNOW these smoothies are going to help me shed the extra weight I have gained in the last few months working on all these websites!

I’m looking forward to the extra energy I get from consuming more fresh fruits and leafy greens. I decided to do a quick video of me making one of our delicious smoothies.
These days, I don’t have the attention span that I once used to, and I’m finding that I prefer watching unedited videos that are brief and to the point. So, that’s what I’m going to be posting for now. I hope you enjoy…cheers!

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Our new Vitamix finally arrived!

Ok, let’s start with the basics. A blender is NOT a blender is NOT a blender. If you don’t believe me, purchase any blender from Wal-mart and you will see it doesn’t last long making smoothies! I tried it, I killed it…DEAD! Save your money…go for quality. Right now you’re probably saying, there’s no freaking way I’m paying $400 plus for a blender. I said that too! Nowadays, there’s a cheap and high quality version of just about any product available on the market. You get what you pay for. Blenders are no exception. I bit the bullet and purchased my first Vitamix blender back in 2005. Two months ago, something broke on it. The motor was still going strong, but the part to fix it was worth half of a new Vitamix.

Let me reiterate – I had this blender for 12 years with not the first problem until 2 months ago! That is amazing, considering what I put it through! Never in a million years did I think it would ever last that long. This $350 blender paid for itself a long, long time ago. I was so impressed, I did not hesitate to purchase my second Vitamix. It is a lot of money up front, but a good quality blender should last you several years.

There are several blenders on the market. I encourage you to watch a lot of Youtube videos before deciding, as it is a big purchase. You want to make sure you are happy with what you get. There are a lot of videos out there that demonstrate the different types of blenders, sometimes side by side. I personally enjoy the videos made by Discount Juicers and Dan McDonald, but there are several others out there. Whatever you decide, I’m excited that you are on this journey to optimal health and I wish you all the best! Today, our new Vitamix arrived, and sooner than expected! Man, that was a looong two months! I’m looking forward to making our 2017 summer smoothie videos! I had to share the excitement we felt when unpacking our new baby. Our family loves smoothies! And we love our Vitamix! Cheers!

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Let’s Make a Green Juice!

I have tried so many times to do a juicing video in my house, but as you can see, it is pretty dark in my kitchen. It’s also a very small kitchen, so camera angles are a challenge as well. It’s the best I can do for now, but we have better videos coming soon! I hope to be doing more outdoor videos now that the warm weather is here. The natural light is better in my opinion, and I just love being outdoors!

I hope you don’t mind, but my videos are usually short and sweet, and I try to provide uncut when possible. I despise video editing, long intros, and long-winded videos. My videos are as short as my attention span (haha). If you got something encouraging and informative from this video, well, that’s all I set out to do. Nothing more, nothing less.

This green juice has the following: beet root, romaine, carrots, cucumber, celery, lemon, and ginger. Cheers!

 

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Intro

Hi everyone! I hope you’re having a wonderful day wherever you are. I made this quick video to introduce myself personally, so you could see who is behind this site, since we haven’t had the opportunity to meet face to face.

 

What you won’t see is the other 50 videos I trashed before I made a halfway descent video worth publishing (haha). Vlogging is a learning process, and we have to learn patience and, for some of us, how not to over-critique everything we do. I’m not happy about the lighting and lack of a sharp image in this video, and I apologize for that. I am really trying to find the best location, the best time of day for good lighting (inside my house is too dark), and the best equipment for my videos. Please bear with me while I work out the kinks.
I’m all about networking, so I hope you’ll take the time to send me a quick ‘Hello’ in the comment section below. Thanks for stopping by. I’ll ‘see’ you soon. Have a blessed day!

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Raw Salsa

My family is addicted to Mexican cuisine. One of our favorites is salsa. But all salsas are not created equal! Several years ago, I came across this great recipe for raw salsa and I’ve been making the same recipe ever since. This recipe is a family favorite and it’s bursting with flavor and nutrients! If you love salsa as much as we do, I beg you to try this simple recipe.

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Ingredients

4 tomatoes, chopped
2 cloves garlic
1 Tablespoon cider vinegar
1 Tablespoon olive oil
1 Tablespoon lime juice
1/4 cup parsley (optional)
1/2 cup cilantro
1 teaspoon cumin
1 teaspoon sea salt
Jalapeno (optional)

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Instructions

Place the lime juice, cilantro, parsley, garlic, cider vinegar, olive oil, cumin and sea salt in a food processor and blend until well mixed. This can be done without a food processor, it just takes a little more work. Add in the tomatoes and pulse chop until everything is diced and blended. Enjoy!

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So thick smoothie bowl

This is what you do with a smoothie when ya put too much frozen stuff in it!

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