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Hi there PureJeevan readers! We wanted to let you know that Jim's new novel CHROO is available on Amazon. It's a crazy adventure involving a billionaire heiress, her Chihuahua BFF ("Chroo") and a host of human and animal characters. Find out more on Amazon! Here are some links:

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Here's an impromptu interview with Matt Miller, the gourmet raw foods chef from Maggie's Mercantile, a vegan/raw restaurant in Pittsburgh, PA. We met Matt @ a recent Raw Foods Meetup here in Pittsburgh. In the video, we discuss Matt's famously addictive raw blue corn chips -- deemed by yours truly as the "holy grail" of raw foods. Below, I'll go over the ingredients, etc.

Basically, Matt said that, to make these chips, you would:

1. Soak the purple corn for 24 hours. Matt uses a Peruvian purple corn. I'm not sure where you get it outside of Pittsburgh. But, here, it's at Love Street Living Foods (here). Although, I suppose you could use any raw/properly dried (living/viable) purple corn.

2. Blend it up in a Vitamix (or food processor, though Matt says Vitamix/blender works better). Add in more regular yellow corn, blended, as well.

3. Add in ground flax seed, ground sunflower seed, chili powder, additional spices (to your taste).

4. Spread as thin as possible onto wax paper (not so thin that you can see through it, though).

5. Dry @ an enzyme-respecting temp (some say <110, some say <105 degrees, etc.). Add salt before it's completely dry.

As for quantities, etc. ... Well, you're just going to have to experiment. But that's part of the fun!

Original Comments

Below, we have included the original comments from this blog post. Additional comments may be made via Facebook, below.

On October 7, 2008, Linda Salas wrote:

AHHHH! I will absolutely make these soon!

Thank you!

On October 7, 2008, Linda Salas wrote:

by the way, I love you Wendi!

On October 7, 2008, Brent Naseath wrote:

VERY NICE! Thanks!

On October 7, 2008, Bethany wrote:

The video doesn't work on my computer! Is it on Youtube so I could watch it there?

luv ya Wendi!


On October 8, 2008, Penni wrote:

How cool that you all are doing a video interview...awesome!!

On October 15, 2008, WendiDee wrote:

Is it working for you, now, Bethany? If not, Jim put it up on YouTube. If you go to our PureJeevan page, you'll see our contact button. Click on that and you'll find a link to our YouTube page. Let me know if you can't find it.

It was great seeing you again!

Lots of love to you,


On October 15, 2008, WendiDee wrote:

Awww!!! Thanks, Linda!!!

I love you, too!!!! I hope we are together again very soon!


On May 24, 2009, Frieda wrote:

I am still unable to get the 2 free e books. Please help! Thanks.

On May 24, 2009, mom wrote:

I can so see I am going to be looking into dehydrators :)

On May 24, 2009, Jim Dee wrote:

Frieda, I've replied to you via email with help. -Jim

On May 24, 2009, Jim Dee wrote:

They ARE handy... Now that you ahve a spiralizer, you can make easy, fast low-fat snacks, too! We just ran a blog entry about making sweet potato chips, for example. Super tasty!

On January 22, 2010, Bethany wrote:

The video doesn't work on my computer! Is it on Youtube so I could watch it there

luv ya Wendi!