36 hours until my vegan family cleanse begins…

I’m Back!

It has been a while since I last blogged.  I needed a break to focus more energy on school and my kiddos and my other endless projects.  But, the New Year is here and I am inspired to write again at least for the month of January.  The Barnett family has decided to clean house this month.  Our houses have been cluttered with cheese, gluten, wine, and enough sugar to fill a shoebox.  Bobby has hesitantly agreed and the kids are clueless so here goes.  For the next four weeks we will indulge in vegan anti-inflammatory meals.  Our first week will be raw food all day with a cooked soup for dinner (well, at least for the parents…the kiddos might have to cheat a little). From there we will do about 50/50 raw and cooked.  No refined sugar, no caffeine and no alcohol.  Bobby is digg’in in his heals about his daily cappuccino so we will see what happens there.

Today is a prep day so the healthy brown rice crispie treats, veggie soup, smoothies, curry, juicing and black eyed pea soup are in the works and off we go!Image

Brown Rice Crispie treats

6 c. brown rice cereal puffs

1 c. brown rice syrup

3/4 c. organic peanut butter

3 tbsp. coconut oil

1 tsp vanilla

My Add-ins (these are up to you)

1/2 c flax seed

3/4 c raw sunflower seeds

3/4 c raisins

1/2 c crushed raw almonds

1/2 c coconut

Heat oil, peanut butter, vanilla, and brown rice syrup on stove top on low until melted together and liquid consistency.  In a large bowl, combine all dry ingredients.  Then stir in your melted mixture until all dry ingredients are mixed and sticky. Press your finished mixture into a 9×13 glass dish and put in the fridge to cool for a few hours.  Then cut into individual bars.  You can wrap them so they are ready to take on the road or leave them in the fridge.

Anyway, my blogging goal is to write  a couple of times a week and offer recipes with each posting so wish me luck!  Here is to health and happy days in 2013


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