Me and My Family

Me and My Family

09 March, 2013

I am home

I am home from West Virginia. It's been a very crazy week. I had to jump right back into my routine with Damon and at the same time get the produce and other groceries I needed to make juice and other recipes for John and Damon.
I had plans to empty out my pantry early in the week, and it still isn't done. Damon is calling on my right now to start it. He is starting to empty while I write. lol
I had a hard time finding carrots during the middle of the week.
Amazingly I have been able to find a lot of the condements and spices I need, locally. Yesterday I went to Anchorage, to Natural Pantry and was able to find more of what I needed. It's costly there, but I won't have to shop there all the time. I even found "wonder cocoa" there. Now I am almost set to make raw chocolate cake, just need to dehydrate my walnuts and cashews. Today I will be making gingersnaps for Damon.
Damon isn't too keen on the salads or even the cooked dishes I have made. But he is eating sandwiches with cashew butter instead of peanut butter, and oatmeal, healthy pizza's with Diaya cheese (non dairy).  I did get him to eat a little bit of salad one night. :)
John on the other hand is eating all the food and taking leftovers to work each day for lunch.
My time at Hallelujah Acres was wonderful. It was busy but at the same time, relaxing. It was educational and inspirational. I am pretty sure I want to take the class online and become a Health Minister. I think there is a lot of interest in Alaska and the more people we can get to start purchasing the hard to get stuff, the easier that stuff will be to get, and more affordable. Such as organic juicing carrots, vegenaise, nuts, Ezekial bread.
I am looking forward to becoming more healthy as each day passes.
I better help Damon with the pantry now.
If you have any questions about my trip, what I learned, please ask away!


  1. I've been following your adventure. I do have question(s).

    What was the most surprising thing you learned?

    What was your favorite "take away" from the whole experience?

  2. Susan,
    hmmmm, the most surprising thing I learned? Would have to be that I ate things I thought I never would eat. That I can try them and I might be thinking I won't like it because of the individual ingredients, but when all mixed together and tossed in the various dressings, or toppings (honey, etc) it actually tastes good. For example, Kale with honey on it, and raisins, you knead the honey into the kale and let it sit for a few minutes to soak in....I thought no way....but it was yummy. And the honey tempers the kale a bit. Also, putting broccoli and apples in a salad together? not too bad.
    my favorite take away of the whole thing? The friendship i created with my hosts, Ben and Janis.
    I hope you get this answer. Sorry it took me so long.