Live Raw

live rawI just got a new book in the mail. It’s MIMI KIRK’S new book, Live Raw. I am turning into a huge Mimi Kirk fan. I have been watching her recipe videos on her FACEBOOK PAGE. They are great.  Very down to earth.  And wise.  Her book is no different.  There is a huge range of recipes in the book.  It will take me a while to get through.  I started off with a recipe whose picture caught my eye right away…the blueberry banana pancakes.

pancake in the making
It’s very much what the name suggests. Mished up banana, pecan, blueberries, some cinnamon.

dehydrating
Then, they are set in the dehydrator for a while. First on teflex. Then without.

pancake
Finally, it’s served with a little strawberry and maple syrup. I tried really hard to save some for my boyfriend. But sadly (for him), it didn’t happen. I gobbled them down right away.

pancake bite
I mean, what would you do?…That’s what I thought.

mimiCan you believe this woman is 72 years old? It’s truly amazing. She is definitely doing some things right. Whenever I start getting discouraged about my HEALTH CHALLENGES, I look to her for inspiration. There are plenty of young, healthy, and beautiful advocates for living cuisine. And don’t get me wrong, I appreciate them. But there is a certain wisdom that only comes with age and experience. This is really what sets her book apart. When working through a health crisis, I have to admit…I look to someone a little older and wiser whose already slayed a few dragons in their time.

gifts
Here I am wearing the special gift that came with my book. It’s a tag filled with words of wisdom for staying young. I actually used to wear some tags very similar to this when I was younger. About twenty years ago. The time seemed ripe for a re-emergence. I also have a foundations stone which my friend JANICE sent me (to keep me in the positive). These ladies are keeping me on the right path. Reminding me every day that it doesn’t matter if I can’t see the light at the end of this tunnel right now. It’s there. And if I just keep focusing on the positive, I’m gonna get to it. And when I do, it’s going to be a sight for sore eyes. Indeed.

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