Friday, 30 November 2007

Protect YOUR Leafy Greens...

Eeeeeeek…seems it’s time for another ‘public service announcement’…
Yep...after pasteurising all the almonds already, the USDA are after your leafy greens now…following the supposed spinach-related ‘e coli’ outbreaks last year, a proposed new law would essentially squish out small and medium sized growers with specified, institutionalised growing rules for ALL leafy greens. The blessed Cornucopia Institute are on the case with this one – with step-by-step guidelines of how to express your objections to this bill BEFORE DECEMBER THE 3RD, HERE:
...and this is just one part of the picture that’s unfolding at the moment – I would strongly recommend you check out the very insightful article posted today by Mike Adams of NewsTarget for more info – HERE:

on November the 29th I had:

1 quart water
1 cup sugar cane/ginger/lime juice
2 cups cucumber/celery/parsley/tatsoi/beet greens/red dandelion/carrot/apple/all-kinds-of-greeeeeens juice
2 pieces of Mr Monarch’s new pizza marvel – base of ground buckwheat and coconut flour, topping of avo mushed with sundried tomato hummus and diced fresh tomatoes, with a dusting of coconut powder and sundried tomatoes ontop
3 cups water
1 cup cucumber/celery/parsley/tatsoi/beet greens/red dandelion/carrot/apple/all-kinds-of-greeeeeens juice
½ an egg fruit, big chunk of amaaaaazing soft jack fruit
3 cups water

So, on the subject of leafy greens…I was absolutely DELIGHTED to go on a 4 hour long forage this morning with a local ‘bush tucker’ guy called Cockatoo Paul…WOW…the plant knowledge this man holds is simply phenomenal…he left home when he was around 16…he ended up living on the streets, destitute and hungry. He then realised that Aboriginal people had been living on this land for centuries with no issues and set about learning what to eat from them. He has now been learning for about 20 years. It was such a gift to me to spend a few hours looking at the local landscape through the eyes of someone who sees it all so differently…I learnt and tasted SO much…it is my desire to learn more and more about foraging and wild edibles, especially considering any bizarre laws that may be introduced for commercially-grown produce ;)…I would love to download the contents of Cockatoo Paul’s head into mine… Instead I put my new knowledge to immediate use this afternoon and picked my own little collection of edibles, including these ext-RAW-dinary purple berries (see pic) that I’d been eyeing for days and assuming couldn’t be edible for us – the colour just looked too intense…WELL, turns out they’re called ‘dianella lily’ and they’re delicious. I would thoroughly recommend checking out Paul’s work if you’re in this area…he has a MySpace page, which actually shares about...his music and jewellry skills (he's a very talented guy ;) HERE:

on November the 30th I had:

1 quart water
1.2 quarts watermelon/orange juice
lots of bits and pieces of flowers, seeds, leaves and tubers on a foraging walk
2 cups water
1 apple, Mexican powersticks
bowl of soaked figs blended with hemp seeds
1 pint celery/cucumber/cilantro/spinach/dandelion/beet greens/tatsoi/carrot/apple/all-kinds-of-fresh-greens juice
2 cups water
big chunk of delicious watermelon
1.5 cups celery/cucumber/cilantro/spinach/dandelion/beet greens/tatsoi/carrot/apple/all-kinds-of-fresh-greens juice
3 cups green smoothie: papaya/mango/foraged leaves and berries/greens from market, swirled with goji berries
2 cups water

Thanks BTW for all the Paul Potts-related emails and updates from y’all – SO, it seems I was indeed months out of date with that story ;) Thanks for letting me know that he DID in fact win the talent show and has since gone on to sell over 2 million copies of his debut album and wow audiences all over the world – including an appearance on Oprah, apparently – WOW – what a beautiful story…I poked around on YouTube a bit and there are many clips of him there that have been watched MILLIONS of times…here’s one of him winning the final…aaaaaaaahhh, so inspiring…I get shivers every time I watch him sing…

One love,
Angela. xxx


  1. Well, I for one am glad you shared about Paul Potts otherwise I might never have heard of him. What a wonder! He brought tears to my eyes.

  2. Oh wow Angela! I just wanted to say with deep gratitude that your beautiful energy and radiance inspired me to do a 92 juice feast (I saw your video on youtube of you breaking it with soaked prunes and I was hooked!). I am on day #3 and feel very good. In the past, it's always been quite challenging to stay on raw foods, though now instinctively I feel this juice feast is just the answer to kick start me into the raw food way of living when I am through. I am planning to read, on a regular basis, your archived BLOGs from when you started your feast last November-they are so inspirational!

    P.S. I totally love Paul Potts too! I bought his album about a month ago and there are lots of uplifting songs on there. I highly recommend it...I blast it up real loud on my speakers when I am juicing.

    Thanks again! :)


  3. Hi Angela,

    I've been a fan of your blog for awhile and have a question. A friend of mine was the one who introduced me to the raw lifestyle and the 2 of us often go raw for a month at a time but I personally never seem to get past a month. I'm wondering, honestly, since going 100% raw do you never get a craving for something cooked? If so, how do you fight it? Do you feel if you ate something cooked it could trigger a desire to eat "bad" things? Now that you are a healthy weight, do you think you will ever go back to a balance of raw and cooked foods in moderation? I guess I'm just wondering what your stand is on doing this long term?

    Sorry, that was a lot of questions. I just always find one slice of pizza and it's a downward spiral for me. I want to know how you fight temptation.