January 31, 2012 by Living Girl Living Foods
It has been eight days now that I have been oil pulling, my teeth and mouth feel super clean. When I rub my tongue along my teeth, gums, and mouth everything is smooth. May be it is just me but my teeth even look whiter! I’ve been sleeping better too. I can see some itty bitty pimples near the top of my jaw (my left side). I read that oil pulling helps with nerves, yet I can’t say I’ve seen any results (not yet at least) besides sleeping better. I almost feel like my nerves are worse, like I am overly aware of everyone’s mood. Usually that means once I get over whatever this is, everything will be absolutely wonderful…like detoxing 🙂
I’m not sure if this is related, I don’t think it could be, but I believe I am starting to get my wisdom teeth in. I have heard stories from friends and family about the pain is causes and how much of a pain it is to get them removed. I’m honestly scared of doctors, I really don’t want to go to the dentist :X! I have always questioned if it is necessary to get wisdom teeth pulled or if it is something that is recommended but would never be spoken about that way. I can feel a gap between my gum and where it is raised, there is a tooth there for sure. It has been bleeding frequently too. I’ve noticed whenever I talk, eat, or drink something I can tell that my tongue touching it is irritating that area. So I’ve been drinking even more juices and smoothies! 😀
Before all the crummy wisdom teeth business I tried my hand at some new creations in the kitchen. Here is what I ended up with!
Above are Jicama Fries with homemade ketchup, Dehydrated Spicy Veggie Burgers on top of Romaine Lettuce. Yummmmmy 😀
Jicama Fries Recipe:
1/2 Jicama Peeled & Cut Into Fries
1 Tablespoon Your Favorite Oil (I used a mix of flax, hemp and olive oil)
Cajun Seasonings and Salt According to your preference
I used my hands & rubbed everything around, I love using my hands with stuff like this though.
These never fried fries are sweet, crunchy, comforting and super filling. They would probably taste excellent dehydrated but I kind of like to use to dehydrator occasionally, it’s kind of like a special treat.
1/2 Small Beet, Diced
2 Tomatoes, Diced
1 Small Red Pepper, Diced
1 Small Carrot, Diced
1/2 Cup Olive Oil
1 Tablespoon Cinnamon
1 Teaspoon Nutmeg
Salt, Pepper, Paprika, Onion, Garlic, and Cayenne to taste!
Spicy Veggie Burgers:
1 Portobello Mushroom, Peeled & Diced
1/4 Cup Jalapeno, Diced
1 Handful Clover Sprouts
2 Tablespoons Ground Flax
2 Tablespoons Water
1 Tablespoon Lemon Juice
1 Cup Carrots, Diced
1/4 Cup Onion Diced (Your Preference 😉 )
4 Basil Leaves, Chopped
1 Tablespoon Dill, Chopped
2 Garlic Cloves, Minced
1 Teaspoon Cajun Spice Mix
Thyme, Oregano, Cayenne, Salt, Pepper, Cumin according to Taste!
Form patties and dehydrate at 95 degrees for 2-3 hours or longer if you want them extra crunchy! I tried one of the burgers with ketchup on top wrapped in Romaine, it was delicious :B I bet it would be fantastic with guacamole, salsa, in a salad, not dehydrated, or with your favorite type of nuts for some extra protein.
Today’s recipe ideas to test out for the week:
Starfruit Fruit Peels
Mixed Berry Fruit Peels
Cinnamon Nutmeg Vanilla Banana Chips
Spicy Flax Crackers
Having an actual recipe/measurements written out for a Parsley Spinach Apple Juice I love making
And some sort of shaved salad like this one I made via Gourmande in the Kitchen (their photo looks 100 times better, I really stuffed my stack). This Shaved Apple, Fennel and Celery Salad is refreshening, sweet, crunchy, savory and yes it is actually filling. At work today one of the chefs made a Fennel Orange Slaw with Red Onion, Dill & Olive Oil, SO RAWMAZING!!!!
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