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We've been extremely busy, but KDcat and I did take some time to make some dehydrated food the other day. We rarely ever use the dehydrator, so we've been eating different foods than we normally do and enjoying it.

We didn't take pictures of everything, but here's a list of what we dehydrated:

* kale chips

* corn tortillas

* burgers

* sweet potato chips

This evening we had burgers and fries for dinner! I did remember to take a picture to share.

Burger on lettuce with ketchup, onion, tomato, cucumber, and avocado that was eventually topped with another lettuce leaf "bun"...served with a side of chips, salad, and "pickle"

The burger is based on a recipe by Matt Amsden in his book, RAWvolution (my favorite raw food prep book). The chips were just created by KDcat and they are amazing! I was never a big chip eater, but now I can't get enough of them. YUM!

Here's a sweet treat I made for KDcat earlier this morning, too. It's a base of fresh oranges, frozen mixed berries, bananas, hemp protein powder, little bit of agave, and served with sliced kiwi. She loved it.

=====We Need Your Help=====

We're finishing up a huge project here at Pure Jeevan and we can't wait to share it with all of you! We're looking for some readers to help us out a bit, if you have a few free minutes. It won't require more time than you feel like giving ,and your help will be appreciated so very much. I can't tell you more about it right now, other than it's web-based and a bit of fun. So, send me an email to let me know if you might want to help us out a bit. We'll fill you in on the details the closer we get to the finished project. Trust me, you are going to think it's a cool thing we're working on that you'll possibly be helping out with, as well, even if it's just a few minutes here and there! So, send me an email if you're up for helping (WendiDee? @? PureJeevan? . com).

Thanks and lots of love to all of you!



Original Comments

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On July 29, 2008, Sarah @ Going Bananas Blog wrote:

Oh I'm soooo curious...I really want to volunteer, but I'm seriously short on time right now. If it's really a few minutes here and there, then consider me in! :-)


On July 29, 2008, joanna/ RawTn 2 the Core wrote:

Oh, pick me, pick me! You knew I would, didn't you ! :D xoxox

On July 30, 2008, Yardsnacker wrote:

Major dejavu in reading this post...or should I say jeevanvu? lol sign me up! Can't wait!


On July 30, 2008, BR wrote:

I might be able to help, need more details.


On July 30, 2008, violet wrote:


i love the food pic... and want to sample the yumminess firsthand!

but why was "pickle" in quotes ??



On July 31, 2008, hihorosie wrote:

I just emailed you Wendi Dee!

And I was wondering what Violet asked about the "pickles." :)

The food looks super good!

On July 31, 2008, Wendi wrote:

Thanks, everyone!!

I pute "pickle" in quotes because it's really just a pickling cucumber cut to look like a pickle. I haven't found truly raw pickles, yet. I'm not even sure if I'd like them anymore, really, after eating fresh foods for this long. However, I'm willing to taste one if anyone knows where to purchase truly raw pickles! :-D

The sweet potato chips were AMAZINGLY delicious and crispy! YUM!

Lots of love to all of you!



p.s. For anyone who offered to help, I need email addresses if I don't already have them for you. Thanks, again!!

On August 2, 2008, hihorosie wrote:

Pickles by Bubbies are raw if you want to try them. They are a pricier than conventional pickles (of course) but they're so good! I have found them at Whole Foods but can be found at other grocery stores. You'll find them in refrigerator section (deli) and you might also find their horseradish and sauerkraut. We like their horseradish b/c it's the real deal. Let me know if you find them and decide to try them. :)

On August 3, 2008, Wendi wrote:


Thanks so much for letting me know!!! I'll stop by Whole Foods to check out if they have them! It will be a nice treat ever once in a while!


Lots of love to you,