Archives for 2011

My Raw Sexy Store Is Open!

Just in time for the holidays, my Raw Sexy Balls (a cross between a chocolate truffle and a chocolate donut hole) are available for sale! You can visit my store here:   http://www.etsy.com/shop/RawIsSexy Right now my Signature Chocolate Raw Sexy Balls are available for purchase, and my Pumpkin Spice Raw Sexy Balls will be available next week! If you would like to request a custom order, just send me a message through the shop and I will create a special listing just for you! We all deserve delicious treats that not only taste incredible, but are GOOD for us too!!!!!!!!! I

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It’s a Bird! It’s a Plane! It’s a Tumor – Part 3

The tumors are BENIGN! Zero cancer. Nada. Zilch. Zip! Check out Part 1 and Part 2 if you missed them. I met with my surgeon today and read the results of the pathology report from my surgery.  They were traditional dermoids!  Not cancerous!  YAY! DOUBLE YAY! TRIPLE YAY! It’s a huge weight off my mind.  I feel so much better. The dermoids begin as cells in my ovaries, and they grow out of them.  Every single month a woman produces cysts.  That’s what your period is, technically, a cyst that your ovary produces.  Most people have cysts all of the

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Spaghetti Squash

What is that giant yellow orb in the veggie section of the store and what EXACTLY am I supposed to do with it? If you ask most people to point out a spaghetti squash, chances are they might not know what one looks like.  There are so many kinds of squash that it’s easy to confuse them.  One spaghetti squash can easily feed 2 to 3 people depending on it’s size which makes it a very inexpensive and healthy dinner option! But how can you eat it if you don’t know what to do with it??? Here are detailed step

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Pumpkin Oatmeal

I love oatmeal in the morning.I know oatmeal isn’t raw  (some people say “oh I used raw oats in this recipe”) and even if  you don’t cook the oats you buy, that doesn’t make them raw either.  Most oats are steamed to prevent them from going rancid before they are packaged – so pretty much anytime you purchase oatmeal, it’s not raw.  True raw oats look like teeny tiny grains of rice: That’s your fun fact for the day! Okay, back to my breakfast. In a pot on the stove I combined 3/4 cup of organic pumpkin puree, 3/4 cup

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Dinner at Au Lac

Post surgery and recovery I headed to Au Lac with my sister for my first dinner out! My sister lives in Huntington Beach and Au Lac happens to be about a 20 minute drive from her place.  I’ll admit to major envy now that I’ve had the pleasure of dining there. For those of you on the East Coast, Au Lac is right up there with Pure Food and Wine in NYC.  I love Pure.  I thought Pure was the best raw I had ever had, until I visited Au Lac.   I’m completely confused now as to which one I

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Recovered after just ONE Week?!

It’s been a week…well, almost a week.  A week ago today I was waiting to go into surgery to have two giant cantaloupe sized tumors removed from my pelvis.  I didn’t get out of surgery until 5 or 6pm PT, so I’m about six hours early on this week estimate. Today, I feel awesome.  I am walking at normal speed again (which for me is pretty fast because I’m tall and I’ve never been a slow walker), I’ve weened myself off the pain killers and am only taking the giant Motrin they gave me for pain and swelling and the

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Veggies Marinara and Sweet Potato Fries

Recovery is going really well.  I’ve been trying to relax (something new for me) and take it easy.  I’m not a fan of taking medication at all and hopefully I won’t need the pain killers much longer.  Yesterday I went to the grocery store with my sister and pushed a cart around – which was actually really helpful because if I felt dizzy or tired at all I had the cart to lean on and it also helped to support me.  I’m not allowed to lift anything for at least a month so that pretty much stinks.  I’m so used

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It’s a Bird! It’s a Plane! It’s a Tumor! – Part 2

If you are just joining us, check out Part 1 at this link. So I went to see my gynecological oncologist on Tuesday.  Her name is Dr. Bridgette Duggan and SHE IS THE BEST! She did a physical examination on me and said that it felt like the tumor was pressing down on my colon and was really wedged into my pelvis, but that was a little strange because we could see it sticking out of my abdomen near my belly button.  She looked at the images from the CT Scan and told me that she felt there were 2

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