Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Fieldtrip to the Oakland Zoo

by Natalie

Today we went to the Oakland Zoo. My favorite animals were two little orange frogs. They were playing leap frog! They were also very tiny. Here are the rest of the animals we saw: camel, rabbits, tortoise, alligator, squirrel monkey, meerkat, lemur, flamingo, warthog, macaw, lion, hyena, green monkey, elephant, zebra, otter, sun bear, giraffe, gazelle, chimpanzee, baboon, and tiger. I love the Oakland Zoo!




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Monday, October 12, 2009

RAW Desserts: Lemon Cheesecake














Make your own delicious, guilt-free, dairy and sugar-free, Raw Lemon Cheesecake!

Equipment:

Blender (a good one)
Cheesecake pan or pie pan

Crust:
2C raw organic pecans
12 raw organic dates
1/4 tsp salt

Filling:
3 C raw organic cashews
3/4 C organic agave
1/2 C lemon juice
2/3 C extra-virgin, organic coconut oil
1 tsp vanilla
1/4-1/2 C water





















Directions
:

1. Combine the crust ingredients (pecans, dates, and salt) in your blender and blend until well-chopped.

2. Press into pan.

3. Blend filling ingredients (cashews, agave, lemon juice, coconut oil, vanilla, water) in blender until smooth.

4. Pour into crust and cover.

5. Allow cheesecake to set in the freezer.

6. Thaw in the fridge. Enjoy!

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Saturday, October 3, 2009

God and Dog by Wendy J. Francisco

A friend of mine sent me this animated song--the simple tune and honest words cut right to my heart. For those of you who are doglovers, check it out!