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Enjoy & Aloha!

Wednesday, February 8, 2017

More Topics, More Posts

Long story short: remodel of this website has been delayed, but not the content anymore.

I was going to wait until I had the blog categories more separated, but I just can't wait for that anymore. That means if you subscribe you'll be getting a larger range of topics. Later, when the new website is up I'll be sorting them by some popular more general categories for those who want to stay more focused on a certain area.

Those of you who want it all, well, you're in luck! ☺

I'll be posting about things in a somewhat random way for a while, and may settle into a pattern, but most likely not.

Missed ya', hope you are all doing well!


Tuesday, August 23, 2016

Request recipes for my new book, and preview of the Table of Contents



Do you have a favorite recipe from a different diet that you'd like me to translate to 80/10/10 and include in my book? 

 Let me know*, and I'll see if I can squeeze it in if I'm not already including it.

Yes, that's right, I'm releasing a recipe book! The focus of the recipes in this book is not only in keeping with low-fat raw vegan, and 80/10/10 ratios, but also natural hygienic food combining principles, and minimizing the number of ingredients to achieve the recipe. Most of the recipes are nut-free, and many don't require a dehydrator. Recipes often include variations that don't require as much equipment or any dehydrating. Variations are also included with ingredient options for additions or substitutions.

*How to request recipes for my new book: reply to this post on my blog, on Blogger, or on my Facebook Timeline, or email me at janie@junglejanie.com. The sooner, the better, however anytime before November could work. Also note I may not be able to reply to you until then as I may be offline during that time. Your post may not show up on my blog until I'm back as well.

Table of Contents:

So, in the meantime, here's a preview of the Table of Contents. It's subject to change. Each recipe category has recipes within it which are not listed here:

A Bit About Me
Why I’m Not Saying Much About Why
About the Recipes
Recipe Categories:
·        Drinks: Beverages, Smoothies, Alcohol-Free Cocktails, Juices
·        Appetizers/Hors d’oeuvres, Serving as Snacks, Chips, and Popcorn
·        Soups
·        Chowders
·        Creamy
·        Broths
·        Soups
·        Fruity
·        Stew-like
·        Salads & Dressings
·        Fruit Salads
·        Molded Salads
·        Pasta Salads
·        Vegetable Salads
·        Leafy Salads
·        Salad Dressings
·        Main Dish Salads and Veggie Entrees
·        Bread-like
·        Muffins, Rolls & Biscuits
·        Pancakes and Waffles
·        Coffeecake
·        Corn Bread
·        Pita Bread
·        Pastries
·        Bread Sticks
·        Like: Rice, Grains, Polenta
·        Porridge, Grits
·        Polentas
·        Pilafs
·        Rices
·        Pseudo Pastas
·        Spaghetti
·        Linguini
·        Gemelli & Fusilli
·        Ravioli
·        Dumplings
·        Pierogis
·        Ribbon Noodles, etc.
·        Instead of Casseroles & Baked Entrees
·        Pot Pies/Shepherd’s Pies
·        Calzone
·        Pizzas
·        Similar to Sandwiches, Pitas, Rolls, Wraps, Canape
·        Burgers
·        Brats
·        Dogs
·        Sandwiches
·        Dolmas
·        Falafels
·        Condiments
·        Ketchups
·        Mayonnaises
·        Mustards
·        Sour Creams
·        Cream Cheeses
·        Relishes and Chutneys
·        Pickling and Marinades
·        Sweet Stuff like Desserts
·        Cakes & Frostings
·        Cakes
·        Cheesecakes
·        Brownies
·        Frostings
·        Puddings & Parfaits
·        Cobblers, Crisps
·        Toppings
·        Candies
·        Pies
·        Cream Pies
·        Fruit Pies
·        Pie Crusts
·        Custard/Meringue Pies
·        Frozen Pies
·        Kabobs and Skewers
·        Stuffing and Stuffed Produce
·        Containers, Cups, and Boats:
·        Fillings
·        Bean-like
·        Sauces & Gravies
·        Dips, Spreads, Pate
·        Jams & Jellies
·        Dips
·        Spreads
·        Pate
·        Sides
·        Fun with Food for Kids and Adults Too!
·        Meals
·        Monomeals
·        One-Course Meals
·        Two-Course Meals
·        Three-Course Meals
Additional Stuff
            Videos and Online Content
            Where to Find Out More About My Diet and Lifestyle

Definitions and Glossary

Release Date: 

Before I agreed to work at the FoodnSport Retreats this year I was in the midst of finishing my recipe book. I planned to release it in digital form by mid-November so you'd have it before Thanksgiving, or possibly early December so it'd be ready for the Holiday Season. Now, I still want to try to keep to my release dates, however it will depend on how much I can do while I'm gone. There are hundreds of recipes and I need to verify that the amounts and serving sizes are recorded correctly by testing them all, and then photograph them. If I need to push back that release date it will be released by early February, before Valentine's.

Friday, August 19, 2016

Lots of things in the works! :) First one: going to FNS Retreats this year.

I'm going to the Mainland soon! :) I will be working at the FoodnSport events in Washington State again. Hope to see you there! :)
All Retreats: http://foodnsport.com/store/retreats/
FoodnSport FB: https://www.facebook.com/FoodnSport/

I also am finally finishing some books, videos and more for you in the next several months and year... but will be announcing them separately. Oh yes, also have the site remodel coming out later this year.. and will post here more often. Posts will not happen until after November though, because I won't be able to post until I return from my trip.

Yes! It's actually happening.

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Log for 3/25/15

Sleep: 11pm last night - 8am this morning

Food: I didn't weigh everything, or take photos of everything, but thought I'd do a quick update for y'all anyway with what I've got. Too bad 'cause the caimito were beautiful... I'll have other chances. It's all organic...

Breakfast (after morning exercise):
  • 3-4 large sunrise strawberry papayas from our farm (almost melon papaya sized, about the volume of a cantaloupe each)
  • 6 large purple caimito from a local farm that has a self-serve stand (where I usually get my coconuts)
Lunch (after afternoon exercise:
  • 1136g (1638g - 502g)  mountain apples from our tree
  •  1 brazil nut
  • ~ 28 oz frozen smoothie: 
            • fresh pressed orange juice (oranges from same farm as caimito)
            • frozen fruit (mango, pineapple, strawberry)
I was going to have a head of romaine too, but was full enough as-is. I've been having lots of veggies lately anyway, so I'm good.

Exercise:  Like my food, my exercise has been variable, so not the same every day, but here's a sampling of one day...

  • 3.5+ miles on treadmill at 9% grade, and I can't remember what speed.. was slow so I could use the computer at the same time... between 2 and 3 mph
  • 55 sec pull-up hold at the top (did 1 minute yesterday.. getting close!)
  • 25 reps of bench press, 1 set
  • 25 dips (assisted partly 'cause there's no room for my legs in the garage right now.. it's loaded with salvaged cabinets and such at the moment.. gonna' use them at the farm!)
  • 25 deep squats in 30 seconds
  • 50 each leg of back side to side lift thingies I invented, as quick as possible
  • 20 minutes of light rebounding with a bit of upper arm isolation holds to use bounce as reps:
    • with palms down with arms straight, shoulder height, shoulders down:
      • 30 bounces with arms in front, shoulders back
      • 30 bounces with arms out to sides, shoulders wide
      • 30 bounces with arms in back as high as possible, shoulders squared and wide
    • same with palms up
  • 10? 25? spontaneous sit-ups when sitting down on the floor at the back of my treadmill to use it as a table to eat papayas... It's right beside the rack I keep the papayas on, so handy in that way. I put my feet under the end and it occurred to me that I haven't been doing anything to work on that little gap of ability I have in my ab range of movement's strength.. it's approximately in the middle of the movement. Long story short, my body was tweaked in a way for most of my life that made a tiny portion of the movement and movements like that not work.. it adapted somewhat, but I'd need to use my elbows for a nanosecond at a certain part of situps or have my feet under something to get past the gap. ANYway... it's been holding me back with some of the things I want to do in aerial dance so I have been working on it. I've got movement back in that area of my spine, and some nerve and muscle development going on, but it's been slow, and I haven't been working on it consistently enough to recover.... yet. For now, the pullups are a higher priority, but it's in there too, so... spontaneous situps are a good start, right? ;) Actually, I think the pullups are helping develop that area some too somehow. Nice! :)
  • hour or so of cello practice.. different kind of "exercise" haha
  • 1+ minute handstand in front of wall
  • 10 jumping wide squats, touching feet in air between
  • picking mountain apples
The Rest:

I did some updates to this blog today and a bit more computer work. Some was while I was on the treadmill, some while at my desk. I pedaled some with the desk cycle thing I have there. It only has enough resistance to make it easier to pedal, and I consider it just something to keep my legs and body busy and happy. It keeps me from jiggling my legs instead. There's no mileage thing on it, and I don't time it, so I have no idea how much I did it. I don't do it the whole time, just when it occurs to me or I'm waiting for something and don't have the radio on. I'm really loving having the radio on though, as I can dance in my chair to the music and find out about local events at the same time! :) Fun! :) I'd like to get an adjustable height desk thing so I can lift things up and dance on my feet at times too. I'll let you know which one I get and how I like it when I get one. :)

Tomorrow I'm meeting up with the musician who wrote the music I've been practicing on my cello so we can play it together. She's playing her guitar and has a different part. The two parts go well together, and even apart. I really like it! :) It's called "Sunny Day." There may be another guitar player joining us as she was working on some new parts last time we got together. We recorded the two of us together and she's been working from that. Fun! :) It's nice practicing in the daytime because the birds, especially the shama thrush (white-rumped thrush) that likes the mountain apple tree, will sing along with their own parts. Swooning now...

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Silliness at the Bum Run 5k and my first Vine

My first Vine! smile emoticon Silliness at the First Bum Run 5K this weekend. (below) Yeah, it just *had* to be done.. directed by Ariel
  feeling amused

It was a fund raiser and awareness raiser about colon cancer, and quite a light-hearted event. We had a blast. Get this folks--they had fresh fruit (apples, quartered oranges, bananas (that were actually sorta ripe), and grapes at the end for everyone too, and held signs that said, "You Are Awesome!" and "Have a Beautiful Day!" Inside there were other snacks, including some junk chips and pretzels... but they had way more carrots, celery, green beans, cherry tomatoes than the rest. Sweet! :)

Monday, March 23, 2015

Community Seed and Plant Exchange Joy

I just love the community Seed and Plant Exchanges here! 

It's so terrific to meet up with other people enthusiastic about growing and sharing plants! 
“It’s a lot of fun, it’s really rewarding to be able to share seeds and plants that you’ve grown,” Massey said. “Sharing the passion of gardening is something that’s hard to explain if you haven’t done it but if you have, you’ll know what we mean.”

The community seed and plant exchanges actually started a few years before this article says, before Regenerations got involved, but they have been keeping it going and advertising it well for years now. Kudos!

Here's what Darrel and I brought (on the left):
  • 2 mamey sapote trees, 
  • 2 eggfruit (canistel) trees,
  • a rolinia tree, 
  • a papaya tree, 
  • 2 caimito trees, 
  • a jakfruit tree, 
  • and some other things I honestly can't remember at this point. LOL 
We came back with (on the right):
  • ice cream bean tree (inga), 
  • soursop tree, 
  • a roselle plant, 
  • two cacao trees,
  • poha berry plant, 
  • an upright rosemary plant cutting, 
  • 2 chayote squash (vine), 
  • and some seeds (cacao, wiwiwili, winged bean, parsley). 
We meant to bring more seeds, but forgot them. Next time!    feeling satisfied

Friday, March 20, 2015

Happy Happy Everyone! ;)

Happy Spring! Happy International Happiness Day! Happy happiness! wink emoticon grin emoticon smile emoticon P.S. Oh, and hugs too!
  feeling happy.