Learning to eat …

January 21, 2009

January 21 & 22 only! Buy The Live Food Factor and Receive 50 Free Gifts, and Be Eligible for Prizes!

Filed under: Uncategorized — tamiofbrooksgroth @ 2:41 pm

I want to pass this along to anyone that may be new to raw foods (and anyone else). I haen’t yet seen this book in person so I cannot personally endorse the book, but you can read the Amazon reviews and decide for yourself — and look at the great freebies you’ll get if you purchase the book NOW !


I haven’t spent money on much of anything related to food for awhile as I’m tight with my money, and I can do so much with the information I have from my existing books, online information and blogs, and my Body Enlightenment and Ecopolitan Home Health Seminars… but sometimes it’s nice to have books to hold in your hands — complete with photos. So, I’m seriously considering buying this book, and the free ebooks and possible prizes just may put me over the edge so that I spend my allowance and push that “buy now” button.

If you buy it, please let me know what you think of it!

December 14, 2008

Broccoli Cashew Soup (FAST and Super Simple Raw Blended Soup)

Filed under: Uncategorized — Tags: , , — tamiofbrooksgroth @ 10:53 pm


This was my WONDERFUL and wonderfully simple supper tonight, and I just had to share it right away.

I had some broccoli to use up, and I knew I wanted soup, and I didn’t want to have to guy buy anything in order to complete my soup. I also didn’t want to have to soak almonds before-hand (plus I think too many almonds disagree with me). So, I thought I would see how cashews worked since I had them right there on the counter leftover from the stash purchased for holiday meals the last few weeks.

First the results — well, it was one of the most beautiful soups I’ve ever made (if you like green, that is!). And it was SO nice and thick! And yummy, yummy, yummy!

I was going to add a green salad to this meal, but felt totally satisfied with this ONE bowl of soup!

The recipe to recreate follows!

Broccoli Cashew Soup

  • raw cashews, scant cup
  • water, enough to blend or to desired texture (I used about 1/2 cup)
  • broccoli , mall bunch or half of large bunch (use stalk and all, but reserve a handful of florets for pulsing in at the end for texture)
  • cumin, large pinch or to taste
  • sea salt, large pinch or to taste
  • black pepper, fresh ground on top

Add all ingredients except the broccoli florets to pulse through at the end for texture to a blender or food processor (I used my Blendtec Blender). Blend until smooth. If you make this thick as I did, you may need to pulse it a bit and stir it around to get it to really start blending. Or, you can blend a little at a time until you have a liquid consistency to start with. Alternatively if you have some cashew milk or cream on hand you could simply use that as the liquid and add broccoli and the spices to it.

You could also steam the broccoli a little bit first to make it easier to blend. The steaming intensifies the broccoli flavor so please be aware of that; however, some people find broccoli easier to digest if it is steamed or lightly cooked in water.

If you make this, please let me know how you like it.

~ Tami

P.S. I’m going into withdrawal because I’ve been out of  celery for a few days! I’m going to change that tomorrow now that I have the fridge cleaned out a bit. I think celery is my favorite vegetable these days! So, I’m going to tell you about it soon … even if I have to write about it while on vacation (I’ll be gone most of the rest of the month). But my trip is good news for readers — because now I’ll have real-life experience to write about traveling while eating healthy raw food! 🙂

Want to know more about why I eat this way? Go to: The Truth About Your Food, and be sure to see the NEW videos, Dr. T in 3, I recommend starting with my favorite: Gluten Sensitivity.

October 7, 2008

Let them eat cake…

Filed under: Uncategorized — tamiofbrooksgroth @ 9:52 pm

When Dad is away, mom will let the kids eat cake. Well, she will … if it’s raw Spanish fig cake made from equal parts raw almonds, walnuts, and figs. 🙂

I was actually dubious about pulling it off. I mean I could call it cake and even say it’s a special spanish cake, but it certainly doesn’t have the texture of the chocolate cake she just had for her cousin’s birthday this weekend (gluten free of course) … but it DID work. 🙂

We had a simple supper of the Spanish Fig Cake, Raw goat cheese (my indulgence yet I have to admit … only rarely though), and apple slices. And I added a heaping plate of mixed salad greens with a wonderful olive oil and just a sprinkle of balsamic vinegar (another rare indulgence).


August 21, 2008

Lunch on the run and a quick supper…

Filed under: Lunch, Supper, Uncategorized — Tags: , , , — tamiofbrooksgroth @ 7:45 pm

I had a 1 o’clock meeting that I nearly forgot about so I had to cut my lunch short, and ended up only eating/drinking another smoothie. I decided to go with trying a green chai smoothie since I didn’t get a chance to replenish my fruit supply. I was inspired by this recipe, but when I got home the kids had eaten the last of the bananas so I went without that. I also substituted almonds that I already had soaked for the cashews. and then I added all the spinach I had left (2 handfuls?). My first thought was yum, but eventually I realized the texture was a bit off. I’m sure it would have been better with the banana (and maybe w/ the cashews LOL).

For supper I made this Curried Cabbage recipe: http://vegetarian.about.com/od/soupssalads/r/curriedcabage.htm

I left out the soy and used just a little Braggs Aminos as well as using some curry spice that I had pre-mixed because I was missing at least one of the spices in the recipe as it is. Again I would like to follow it exactly as it is sometime, but it was VERY good as I made it. I used to eat a lot of Indian food that we made at home, and this really hit the spot. I will be making it again very soon. With something this good who needs to have lots of courses at a meal.

August 18, 2008

Tribute to International Green Smoothie Day

Filed under: Uncategorized — tamiofbrooksgroth @ 12:15 am

Tribute to International Green Smoothie Day

Originally uploaded by Tami of BrooksGroth

This is my little celebration of Green Smoothie Day. I’m drinking my mock margarita smoothie with banana, celery, a bit of parsley, a white peach, and a cup of ice with a bit of water. If you want more recipes, let me know.

To everyone that celebrated International Green Smoothie Day — A Toast to Your Health!

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