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Let’s Roll Avocado!

Avocado Hand Roll with Ginger – Tamari Sauce

This hand roll has all the flavors of a veggie sushi roll, but it takes half the time to prepare. It can be loads of fun forming the sushi, as if it’s edible art. Plus, there are so many different fillings you can add to your hand roll, making a great alternative for dinner parties. The best part is, these hand rolls pear perfectly with a cold Japanese beer, or a hot sake depending on the day’s weather.



-I cup sushi rice (or brown rice) – 2 tbsp. rice vinegar – 1 tbsp. evaporated cane sugar – 1/2 tsp. sea salt


1 (6oz) block gluten free baked Tofu, cut into thin matchsticks – 1/2 ripe avocado, pealed and cut into thin segments – 1/2 red or orange bell pepper, cut into thin matchsticks – 1 carrot, cut into long strips – 1 Persian (or 1/4 English) cucumber, halved and cut into thin strips – 4 toasted nori sheets (sea moss), halved – 2 tbsp. wasabi powder mixed with 1 tbsp. water (optional) – 1/2 cup pickled ginger

NOTE: Not all wasabi powder and paste is vegan. Search the label carefully for any added dairy.

To Prepare the Rice: Cook rice according to package directions. When cooked, transfer to large bowl. With wooden paddle, incorporate vinegar, sugar, and sea salt into rice until slightly sticky. Set aside to cool.

To Prepare the Filling: Arrange tofu, avocado, bell pepper, carrot, and cucumber on a plate within easy reach.

To Form the Hand Rolls:

  1. Place 1 nori (shiny-side down) in one hand. With dampened other hand, spread about 1/4 cup cooked sushi rice evenly over half the nori in a square.
  2. Place small amount of desired fillings in a diagonal line across rice, pointing toward thumb.
  3. Gently roll into a cone shape and seal edge with a few grains of sushi rice or with prepared wasabi (if using). Serve with ginger.

Eye got this recipe out of a vegan book written by Heather Bell and Jenny Engel, and Eye hope you enjoy making it as much as Eye did. Let’s Get to Rolling!



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Got Milk?

Milk has been proved to be the rising cause of Osteoporosis. Researchers (Harvard and Swedish Studies) found that milk drinkers have significantly more bone loss and hip fractures than non milk drinkers. But don’t get too sad just yet, because as always, there is an alternative to this cow’s secretion that will still allow you to enjoy some of your favorite meals. The following recipe is for Hemp Milk, and is ten times healthier for consumption. Hope you enjoy!


  • 4 cups Spring Water
  • 4 tbsp. Hemp Seeds
  • 2 tbsp. Raw Agave
  • 2 tbsp. Coconut Sugar (optional)
  • Dash of cinnamon (optional)
  • Dash of Sea Sale

Preparation:  Blend all ingredients for 3 minutes. Store in glass jar and use in your soups, cereals, etc. It is good for up to 4 days refrigerated. No diary. No preservatives. No added chemicals!

This was really simple but Eye’m aware of how many people are dependent on Milk, so Eye hope this provides a little help towards a healthier you!


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Eat Your Way to Balanced Chakra’s

Did you know that there are foods you can eat that will assist you in bringing balance to your Chakras? Your chakras are the 7 energy points along your spine that are directly related to the organs and functions of the human body. When these chakras are unbalanced or blocked, you find that the consequences are usually physical in nature. For instance, you can find yourself with headaches, liver and kidney problems, poor digestion, ulcers, respiratory problems, asthma, along with many others including Hypoglycemia and even Diabetes. So it is important that we are feeding these energy points with life, so that they reciprocate life in return. Here are some things you can eat in accordance to each Chakra, that will help bring about balance:

Muladhara – Root Chakra

Located: Base of Spine

Grounding & Security | Reproductive System

This Chakra vibrates with the colors red, dark brown, dark gray, and black, and connects us to feelings of being part of a community or “tribe”.

Associated Problems:

Colon issues, lower back pain, varicose veins, emotional issues surrounding money and security.

Foods to Eat:

Red or dark brown colored roots and vegetables, and protein.

Beets, parsnips, rutabaga, apples, pomegranates, burdock, rosemary, cloves, dandelion

Svadhisthana – Sacral Chakra

Located: Sacrum

Emotions & Sensitivity | Excretory Functions

Vibrating with orange hues, this chakra houses our creativity and sexuality and allows us to “go with the flow” of life.

Associated Problems:

Infertility, hip pain, sexual dysfunction, emotional imbalances, creative blockages.

Foods to Eat:

Orange colored foods, healthy fats, seeds, nuts, oranges, carrots, pumpkins, beans, peanut butter, calendula, fennel

Manipura – Solar Plexus Chakra

Located: Abdomen

Control & Vital Energy | Digestion

Yellow foods share the same color vibration for this chakra which expresses our personal power, balance of energy flow and radiates our “true self” outward.

Associated Problems:

Gas, bloating, liver issues, stomach ulcers, eating disorders, lack of confidence, procrastination.

Foods to Eat:

Yellow or Gold colored granolas, grains and complex carbohydrates, yellow peppers, yellow lentils, yellow squash, oats, celery, ginger, turmeric

Anahata – Heart Chakra

Located: Heart

Love & Warmth | Circulatory & Immune System

Green, rose, and pink shades are the colors associated with this loving, healing chakra.

Associated Problems:

Heart and lung problems, asthma, allergies, fear of intimacy.

Foods to Eat:

Green colored leafy vegetables, raw foods, green tea, sprouts, broccoli, kale, lavender, rose, basil, sage, parsley, jasmine

Vishuddha – Throat Chakra

Located: Throat

Communication & Creativity | Thyroid | Respiratory System

As the portal for communication, the Throat Chakra expresses the truth for the other chakras, and is attached to the colors of light blues and aquamarine.

Associated Problems:

Thyroid disease, frequent sore throat, difficulty expressing feelings

Foods to Eat:

Blue colored tart or tangy free growing fruits, liquids in general, sea plants, foods with high water content, soups, sauces, blueberries, blue raspberries, figs, kelp, peppermint, lemongrass

Ajna – Third Eye Chakra

Located: Middle of forehead between eyes

Understanding & Intuition | Endocrine & Nervous System

Linked with visions, dreams, divine guidance, this charkra’s colors of indigo and violet, invite us to try purple-red foods.

Associated Problems:

Depression, poor eyesight, hormonal imbalances, poor intuition

Foods to Eat:

Indigo or dark blush colored foods, chocolates, wine, grape juice, herbal teas, purple potatoes, blackberries, plums, purple grapes, mugwort, lavender, rosemary, juniper

Sahasrara – Crown Chakra

Located: Above the head

Enlightenment & Divinity | Metabolism | Central Nervous System

Associated with “Spirit” more than “matter”, this chakra is linked to the colors white, lavender and pastel colors.

Associated Problems:

Issues with sleep/wake cycle, feeling disconnected from your body or others, difficulty meditating, spiritual discomfort

Foods to Eat:

Violet, purple, or white colored foods, raw, organic foods, juices, lavender, smudging herbs, incense,fasting, detoxing, fresh air, sunlight, nature.

Hope these are good suggestions and helpful information to those seeking, any questions feel free to contact. Our Chakras have a direct connection to our body, our health, our wealth and the way we love, so Eye hope this helps sum up some simple information on exactly how we can eat our way to creating balance. Please remember that bringing balance to your energy field isn’t limited to your diet, it consist of your everyday habits and thinking. Eating better is a great first step.


 Eye simply combined information from and and 7 Chakras for Beginners to create this post.

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Live or Dead Foods: What Are You Eating?

   There is a trend circling around the hashtag #LiveFoods and it has become pretty popular on Instagram, along with the hashtags #VegetarianRecipes and #PlantFood. But why are we seeing so many of these posts online referencing the importance of converting to veganism or vegetarianism, and what does it mean to eat “live foods”? Is there a difference between eating live and dead foods, and how do I figure out what’s alive and what’s dead?

    Veganism and Vegetarianism were the original ways of dietary routines, with a few exceptions for animals that the Universe gifted to them. Even with those exceptions, maintaining a 90% plant based diet was the normal way of our ancestors. It was in this time they discovered the life-long health benefits of raw fruits, vegetables, plants, herbs and roots, and how to use them to ensure the health of the body and its functions. This is why our ancestors used to live well into their hundreds, and plays a major role in the death toll of today’s society. If this is the case, why do so many people love to eat meat? According to an economist with the International Food Policy Research Institute, Mr. Mark Rosegrant, “All countries eat more meat when their income grows and they have the economic wherewithal to eat more meat”. Because this behavior is so consistent, economists now treat meat eating almost like behavioral law of humans. As he continues, he is quoted once more saying “it seems to be a preference that’s built in to people.” So according to our patterns as homo-sapiens: the more money we get, the more meat we eat. Just as these studies have been done on the rise and fall of the consumption of meat, there have been studies conducted on the effects on the body, if any, in the absence of meat.

      Dr. Sebi, born as Alfredo Bowman, was a Honduran herbalist, pathologist, biochemist, naturalist and a self-educated healer. After coming to the US, he was diagnosed with asthma, diabetes, impotency and obesity, and couldn’t seem to find any help from westernized doctors and their treatments to manage symptoms. So he was led to an herbalist in Mexico and with great success in healing all his ailments, Dr. Sebi began creating natural vegetation cell food compounds geared for cleansing on an inter-cellular level, and revitalization of all the cells that make up the human body. Long story short (please do extensive research when able), after sharing these inter-cellular cleansing compounds with others, word began to spread that he truly found a way to reverse the most complex of illnesses, including AIDS, herpes, diabetes and even cancer. Word spread his work all the way the FBI and he was sued by the United Stated government for using the word “heal” without having the proper documentation to practice medicine. Dr. Sebi provided over 70 witnesses proving that he did indeed, reverse their illness through herbs and a unique vegan diet, and ultimately won the suit against him. (He was NOT killed because of Pneumonia)


    Johanna Brant, born in South Africa, was a prophet, writer and spy who was given only six weeks to live by her doctors back in 1921. She refused all surgeries and treatments and set out on her own in search for a cure. After hearing high praises about the benefits of fasting, as well as experimenting with her own body this way, she discovered the powerful healing properties of the grape. She completely recovered without any operations or westernized treatments, using her own means, and lived for another 40 years. She attributed her full recovery to the periods of fasting she practiced at the beginning of her regimen, and to the Grape Cure she followed later. Although her findings have been denounced, she was the influence behind Essie Honiball’s book “I Live on Fruit” and Basil Shackleton’s “The Grape Cure: A Personal Testament”. The medical profession and Big Pharma like to “debunk” these findings as misinformation and false news, yet the practices of both Dr. Sebi and Brant are still widely used today as healthy and accurate natural remedies.

     So what are “live” foods? Live foods are foods that are consumed fresh, raw, and/or in a condition as close as possible to their original, vibrant, living state. Depending on who you speak to (and how much of a purist they are), the term “live food” may strictly refer to raw fruits and vegetables and sprouted nuts and grains. The “dead” foods are the foods that we cook, as well as white flour, pasteurized dairy and processed meats. With most of us being brought up by over eagerly meat eaters, it seems impossible for some to even fathom the idea of no longer feeding of the carcasses of other sentiment beings. Perhaps this will help …

“People who once ate vegetarian diets but started to consume meat once a week, experienced a whopping 146% increase in the odds of heart disease, a 152% increase in stroke, a 166% increase in diabetes, and a 231% percent increase in the odds of gaining weight…”

“Only one way of eating has ever been proven to revere heart disease in the majority of patients: a diet centered around whole plant food.”


“7 things happen to your body when you quit eating meat:

1.    You reduce inflammation in your body

2.    Your blood cholesterol levels will plummet (which helps with the risk of heart disease and strokes.

3.    You give your microorganisms a makeover (helping with obesity, diabetes, atherosclerosis, autoimmune disease, liver disease and inflammatory bowel disease.

4.    You’ll change how your DNA genes work (helps in repairing damages genes)

5.    You dramatically reduce your chances of getting type 2 diabetes

6.    You’ll get the right amount-and the right type-of protein

7.    You make a huge impact on the health of our planet and all its inhabitants

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  So if you’re like me and are a hand-on learner, then you can do experiments on your body yourself and monitor the results. Go two weeks of eating whatever it is you like. If you prefer beef, eat plenty of it. If you prefer pork, eat as much as you can stand. For two weeks! During these two weeks, keep a journal of how you feel from day to day. Then QUIT! For just ONE week, eliminate meat and dairy. Substitute these things for vegetarian alternatives (google has plenty) and MONITOR HOW YOU FEEL! Notice and record the difference in your bowel movements, your mind’s clarity, your emotions, your skin, your attitude, EVERYTHING! After those three weeks, compare the two lists. If you take this experiment serious, you won’t be able to ignore the drastic difference in how much better you feel the third week with no meat and dairy, then you did the first two weeks of eating meat consistently.

   There are so many huge companies beginning to incorporate natural sources in the ingredients of their products, like herbs and oils for example. And it is mainly due to the amount of people doing their own research and experimenting to realize the healthier avenues, and accuracy, of natural remedies.


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