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Falafel cone ready for dehydrating.
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FALAFELS
(from RAWVOLUTION by Matt Amsden, pg 140)

Sprouted and dehydrated chickpea croquettes seasoned with fresh herbs and Indinan spices.

¾ cup sprouted chickpeas, ground in a food processor
¾ cup raw sunflower seeds, finely ground in a food processor
¾ cup raw almonds, finely ground in a food processor
¼ yellow onion, diced
¼ cup olive oil
2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
1/3 cup Nama Shoyu
3 cloves garlic, peeled
2 tablespoons curry powder

My falafels:

½ cup sprouted chickpea seeds ( I soaked ¼ cup chickpea seeds )
3 tablespoons psyllium husk powder
25 grams young coconut meat
3 tablespoons red vadallia onion
1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
1/8 teaspoon crushed garlic
2 tablespoons madras curry powder
1.5 tablespoons cumin powder
½ teaspoon coriander powder
125 grams shredded carrot
375 grams shredded yellow squash, water squeezed out until squash is dry
8 grams chopped cilantro
2 tablespoons coconut aminos
dash cayenne pepper
dash dried onion flakes
dash garlic granules

I am dehydrating my mounds at 100 degrees for at least 32 hours.

60 Day Juice Fast

So, I watched Fat, Sick and Nearly Dead (currently streaming on Netflix!) last night at the recommendation of my sister (and honestly, I don’t think the trailer does it justice), who has been vegetarian longer than I can remember with significant bouts of veganism (that sounds like a diagnosis).

I cannot help but fully agree with the concept of “real foods” vs. “food-like products” (ala Michael Pollan).

60 days seems like a long time. I guess it kind of is.

During those 60 days I’d eat nothing but REAL food.  Most, if not all, of it juiced, otherwise I (or any other human being) would never be able to fully consume that much MASS of real food.  We’d be chewing all.day.long.

They (being the people on the documentary, on the site, and my sister) suggest starting with 10 days, so you don’t over burden yourself when you’re in detox mode screaming in despair, “I have 58 days of this sh*t left! Madness! I’m going to CrackDonalds!” (<—Seriously, click that link - There’s more where that came from).

I can’t ignore the fact that medicine is a business, not a good will effort. And I can’t help but believe, being a biologist, that there is much to be said about the degradation of things the further they are from their natural state.

I’m going to do this.  I likely won’t start until October.  Ideas? Suggestions? Questions/Comments/Concerns? Partners in Crime?