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Magical Mangosteen Madness~ January 3, 2011

Magical Mangosteen Tasting

Click Pic to watch VIDEO

OMG This is our new FAVE!!! We finally got to try the REAL, FRESH magical fruit called Mangosteen…. Mmmmm … Totally delicious and supper healthy! Of course we filmed it for you so can see it for yourself…. you just don’t see these very often.

Check it out! Click the picture…

If you can get your hands on some of these I suggest you do and PLANT the seeds PLEASE!!!!  We need more of these growing!

Enjoy~

Lots of Love,

C&S

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Delicious Durian Tasting January 2, 2011

Filed under: Nature,Raw Foods — rawkyourhealth @ 4:04 pm
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Aloha! We had to share yet another amazing Maui tropical fruit VIDEO with you – This one here is known as the “King of Fruits” …. Its big and reptilian looking with a bunch of thorny spines and it stinks like no other, but apparently offers us much in regards to health and nutrition.

This should be on your “foods I gotta try bucket list” …  Check it out~

It happens to be made up of  high levels of tryptophan (the feel good amino acid) which raises serotonin levels and helps to lift the spirit!! MMmmm. Euphoric… And said to increase libido… hmmm….

It is also known for its beautifying effects on your skin. Which I love to hear… It has high concentration of raw oleic fats (good fat) (and vitamin E), sulphur compounds, and soft proteins which all aid to our skins health. Not to mention anti inflammatory, anti-oxidant, energizing, blood cleansing, the list goes on.

This is a truly magical food! I am so grateful to have access to this beautiful thornball of nutrition!! LOL! I love it!!!

Click the durian picture to the left for a VIDEO of us doing a Durian Taste Test…

Enjoy~

We love you!!!
Chris & Sara

 

Best Way to Start the Day…. Magical Fruit Bowl September 6, 2010

Holy Panini Dragon Fruit!!!! Way to start the day! It was such a beautiful Maui morning here and we have our friend Michelle visiting from San Diego… so we are immersing her into Mother Maui. We started early with a green smoothie and a beach walk on Baldwin Beach, took a nice dunk in the salt water then enjoyed some powerful Power Yoga outside on our lanai, followed by this delectable tropical treat!!!! It was an amazing morning. She absolutely loved it! And Im still freeking over this magical fruit bowl.

This is by far the BEST tropical fruit bowl I have ever tasted! Chris made it for us with LOTS o’ LOVE as you can tell . This tropical treat had SO much succulent yumminess, I couldn’t resist a photo and a post! Isn’t it just GORGEOUS!!!!! I am sooo thankful and grateful. I will list the recipe for you it is worth tracking down the ingredients. Even if you have to come and get them. 🙂

We have been aiming to eat mostly local foods and we did pretty good on this dish. Its harder than you realize but we are pretty lucky living here on this bountiful tropical island. A lot came from our property or from our friends properties.

This particular bowl included ~

  • Panini lime lilikoi base (blended and strained)
  • banana
  • papaya
  • a crazy Maui apple/pear thingy??? dont know name?
  • dragon fruit (the hot pink stuff)
  • fresh sliced coconut and fresh mint!!!!

It was THE perfect sweet hydration after that power yoga.

Here is Michelle and me at the beach~

Heres wishing you a beauteous day, too.

Lots of love,

Chris & Sara & Michelle

 

Creamy Whipped Hummus & Pesto Recipes July 5, 2010

Filed under: Gardening,How To,Raw Foods,Raw Recipes,Recipes — rawkyourhealth @ 10:46 am

Aloha!

I just had a special request  from my mom,  for my Hum-azing Hummus and  Pesto Recipes. I have to admit, these are 2 quite DELICIOUS concoctions. I thought you might enjoy trying them. Super TASTY, easy and so versatile. I didn’t invent these, but I sure have perfected them! We like them as a spread in our wraps and also yummy just as a dip with veggies or anything.  These are 2 staples we like to keep on hand at all times. Its all about the sauces!! 🙂  (In this pic, I actually put the parsley in, however, I recommend keeping it creamy and just garnish with it)

Hope you enjoy.

Also, don’t forget how easy it is to grow basil. Just take a stem from your bunch and plant it. It will grow!!!!

…into a plant that you can use for a long time… I love it. Still amazes me!  It is so awesome to be able to just go outside and get some basil from my yard.  (See my purple basil pic)

So the main thing I use in these recipes is the food processor. I couldn’t live with out it. So if you have that, these are really easy.  

Hum-Azing Hummus- Whipped Creamy

1 Cup Garbanzo Beans (Soak overnight, rinse, then boil/simmer until very soft/drained)

1/2 Cup Tahini

4 Large Cloves Garlic Minced (extra if you want spicy garlic topping)

1/2 Cup Lemon Juice

1/3+ Cup Olive Oil

A little water

Parsley for garnish

3/4 Tsp. Ground Cumin

Salt/Pepper

The important first step is to process the tahini and lemon juice. Make sure you really cook the beans SOFT. Then add the beans, garlic, olive oil, salt pepper cumin, and a little water to get it going. Drizzle in olive oil until super creamy. Process until very smooth. I like to garnish with parsley and add a few tablespooons of minced garlic soaked in olive oil and cayenne pepper to the top of the fresh batch once its in your bowl. This definitely has a kick! YUM!

Hope ya like it!

Pretty Pesto

4 Cups Basil (Use a variety if you have)

3-4 Garlic Cloves Minced

1/2 Cup Parmesean Grated (omit if desired, still very tasty without)

1/ 3 Cup Pine Nuts (soaked  30 min)

1/2 Cup Olive Oil or any oil

1/4 Cup Lemon Juice

Salt / Pepper

Love…

Have your garlic minced.

In the food processor- chop the basil with a few pulses.

Add parm, nuts, lemon juice. Secure your lid.

Process while you drizzle the oil in through the opening. Use as much oil as you want until it reaches the ultimate consistency for your taste buds!

… mmmm

Then, stir in the salt and pepper and I know you are sure to enjoy this one. One of THE best!

Wishing you fun in the kitchen!

Aloha~

Sara