Too tired to make RAW FOODS? Here’s what got me into the kitchen BIG TIME :)

So, I can be pretty lazy when it comes to preparing food. I have been preparing my own food for decades, so maybe a little laziness is deserved…BUT, it doesn’t help me when I am hungry.

But then I stumbled upon this little discovery:

Making food for a friend who is in need.

And it got me to the kitchen BIG TIME!

A few weeks ago, a friend of mine was taking her comprehensive exams for graduate school. Basically, she was writing 12-16 hours a day for 7 days in a row. That’s enough to drive anyone crazy. So, I decided to make her some raw goodies. I figured…

1. I want her to eat well and be nourished
2. I want her to do well on her exams
3. And I want her to feel taken care of

When I took my comprehensive exams for my PhD (many years ago), my friends took care of me and even fed me. Believe me, it makes the world of a difference.

So, for my friend, I sent a group text to my other friends and invited them to make her some goodies as well. Here’s what I ended up making for her:

1. Savory, Flaky Flax Crackers
2. Quick Succulent Granola
3. 1/2 gallon of Almond-Brazil Nut milk
4. Creamy Apple Pie Breakfast Bars

Note that the recipes for the flax crackers, granola, and breakfast bars are from my book, Raw Foods on a Budget (Download Book Preview and BUY HERE)

Because I was making food for a friend, I ended making more recipes than I would have made for myself. I could have just made her one or two recipes, but the whole process was a lot of fun. And I kept it as a surprise. She didn’t know I was making all these goodies for her.

I also took advantage of my new found energy, and doubled the recipes so that I would have some to keep as well! And oh boy, I ended up with a lot of food! It was awesome!

2016-04-13-17.04.34_edited-700pxI made three different flax cracker recipes…though they all had similar ingredients like chopped onions and red bell peppers 🙂 The one in the picture above also had arugula in it 🙂

2016-04-16-18.48.14_edited-700pxBy including real food ingredients, these golden flax crackers came out so flaky! This is the cracker recipe I used for my Spring Pizza recipe (in Raw Foods on a Budget book)

20160420_161320_edited-700pxI made a total of 7 trays of flax crackers! I gave 3 trays worth to my friend and kept the remaining 4 :)…that’s a lot of flax crackers! I could not even fit them all in the picture 😉

2016-04-13-15.24.28_edited-700pxI dried apples for the breakfast bars, and pineapple just to snack on 🙂 Life is good 🙂

2016-04-14-22.18.15_edited-700pxThese are the best fruit nut bars I have ever tasted 🙂

2016-04-13-16.29.15_edited-700pxTo get the most milk from my soaked almonds and Brazil nuts, I feed them through my juicer. Stay tuned for this recipe….

So, if you are in a raw food rut, or can’t bring yourself to make food in the kitchen, trying making food for someone else <3 <3

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In Joy!

-Brandi

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