Raw Recipe for Nursing Moms

mpp5AlmondMilk1Sometimes women who are nursing a baby may experience a drop in their milk supply when they first go raw and/or as they are fine-tuning a raw diet for their and their baby’s changing needs.

Here’s a delicious raw recipe that always helped me to increase my milk supply quickly…

Raw Tahini Milk


- 1 tbsp. raw tahini
- 1/2 tbsp. honey or 4 pitted Medjool dates
- pinch Celtic sea salt
- dash olive oil, flaxseed or hempseed oil
- 3 cups water


Put all ingredients in blender and blend until smooth.

Starts this Sunday Nov 2nd!

In Joy!

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Turn Back the Clock 10 Years

The Garden Diet doesn’t just take off weight; it takes off years! 





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To participate in The Garden Diet’s upcoming menu plan programs for ongoing raw support visit us at http://21daysRAW.com where you can hear stories from the participants above and register to join in the fun!

In Joy!






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12 Hours Left in Huge Raw Recipes / Menu Plans / Support Programs Special!

The Garden Diet 21 Day Raw Cleanse Starts Monday!

Photo Beth Hemmila, Flickr

Photo Beth Hemmila, Flickr

Today is the last day for the Early Bird Special and the huge package of Bonus materials that we are offering with the Halloween 2-Program Lifetime Membership Early Bird special!


The 21/ 28 Days Raw 2-Program Special Lifetime Membership already comes with The Garden Diet’s 18 Raw LIfestyle eBooks plus all the program materials for a wicked good price!


On TOP of that, it now comes with these Pre-Holiday Special BONUS GIFTS — Right now, when you sign up for this 2-Program special, you also receive:


- The Raw Empowerment Program with 4 special 1-week raw menu plans…

Weight Loss

Weight Gain / Protein Packed

Low Carb



- The Raw Rumpus Program, a super-fun 2-week menu plan program to be held between the holidays as a festive tournament to earn points for your team by making healthy choices in a chance to win the Raw Cup!


- Storm’s latest eBook: “Next Level Raw” with cutting-edge information on healing, rejuvenating, vanquishing the bulge at any age, and getting in the best shape of your life with the super-easy Fat-After-Burner concept!


- You’ll also receive delicious Raw Holiday Recipes in 3 separate products: 

The Thanksgiving Feel Good Feast eBook

Thanksgiving Recipes Demo-Videos

A Raw Vegan Holiday Survival Guide eBook


And if that doesn’t scare you off the fence, just until Friday midnight only we have added these 3 extra Bonus Gifts:


- The Vital Force Diet System, a 1-week menu plan designed for Baby Boomer weight loss, but with delicious new raw recipes to delight everyone’s taste buds, old and young!


- Rawsome Sauce eBook: yummy sauces, dips, and dressings in the raw!


- “Unbelievable!”, one of Storm’s recent eBooks with more on his magical and philosophical journey over four decades of raw living. 


Order the 2-Program Lifetime Membership Special today and you can download everything immediately! Plus you’ll enjoy a lifetime of raw support on the back-to-back 21 and 28 Days Raw Programs which run continuously!


More info and registration: 




It would just be too frightening to think about missing out on this hair-raising deal!


If that’s not scary enough, think about going through Halloween without being committed to a healthy raw lifestyle program….how you might succumb to the sugar-laced poisons that will be howling at you from all directions, ever so subtly, looking small and innocent in their little packages! I shudder just to think of it! 


Join us instead and let’s stand together in strength against the terrors that All Hallow’s Eve has in store!


You can order directly here:



Or visit the site for more info and order on the page here:




I hope you’ll give yourself a real treat with this program package and trick the festive night from seducing you into its toxic clutches as you rise up to rejuvenate, re-energize, and re-vitalize yourself instead!


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Raw on The Go!

One of the most cited reasons people go off the raw diet is because of social difficulties. Here are a few ideas from our 21 Day Raw Cleanse materials that can help with a few of the many social raw problems one may encounter, for instance, if you are working full time or go out with friends often….

*You can make the recipes from the Program and bring to work with you. Keep the dressings separate until you are ready to eat so the veggies stay fresh.

*You can call ahead to restaurants to ask them for special salads or variations on dishes for you. Give the chef a raw recipe to make for you.

*Some raw vegan dishes available at some restaurants: smoothies, salads, salad bars, guacamole, salsa, fruit salads, fruit cups, fresh squeezed orange juice or grapefruit juice. Some other choices that are mostly raw: cole slaw, tabouli, lemonade, herbal teas.

*Seek out trendy raw restaurants that your friends or co-workers may find entertaining as a novelty.

*Search for local raw vegan delivery services. Or email Vickie@TheRawVeganNetwork.com who has a database of graduates of Ekaya’s online raw chef course all over the country who may be able to help!

*Hold a raw vegan party, free class, movie night, or other event to introduce your co-workers or friends to the raw diet. You may find a close friend wants to try it with you. Some recommended films: “Simply Raw” from Gabriel Cousens, “Breakthrough” by Storm Talifero, “Eating” from the Rave Diet by Mike Anderson, “Fat, Sick and Nearly Dead” on Netflix Documentaries, and “Forks Over Knives” with Dr. Esselstyn and T. Colin Campbell.

*Bring some of these easy-to-transport foods with you whenever you go out: celery, cucumber, carrot and jicama sticks, apples, dried fruit, almonds and dates, brazil nuts and wakame, cashews and laver seaweed.

- from 21 Days RAW (next session starts Monday)

If you have any ideas for eating raw on the go in the real world or dealing with socially rawkward situations, please comment below!

Update: We are holding over our huge package sale of bonus menu plans and other items that you get with the 2-Program Lifetime Membership Early Bird Special through tomorrow night at http://21DaysRAW.com

In Joy!

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Cheap & Easy Green Smoothie Recipe



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To Practice Not Worrying

I don’t mean that you should stop caring about your health. But I do mean to stop worrying so much about what you eat. Eat the best you can. But don’t worry about it. Worrying is the killer. Take it easy, trust that you’re doing your best, do your best without stressing, and you’ll get to a healthy space, as much by doing your best as by learning how to not stress about it.

It’s just a practice. A practice of being happy, living in faith, trusting yourself and life, not fearing, not freaking out, staying in a place of love, feeling the love of the universe shining in your every cell, forgiving, releasing, accepting, and relaxing.

You are not perfect, but you’re not a bad person. Lovingly observe yourself in the present moment exactly as you are right now. Now, that’s relaxing!

They say that in relationships being needy and clingy pushes the other person away. That’s an example of stressing about what you want making it worse. In childbirth relaxing is the key to getting the baby out. They also say that which you fight gets stronger. That’s three examples of how/when being chill is better.

Perhaps with food too, trying too hard to eat perfectly can just make matters worse. Do the best you can with what you have where you are to be in balance in all areas of life and the next steps will become clear, without trauma and stress.

More inspiration: http://JinjeeTalifero.com

In Joy!

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Healthy Weight Release 3-Week Raw Menu Plan


Have you tried our 21 Day Raw Cleanse?

It starts a week from Monday. (There’s an optional prep-week you can start this coming Monday). 

- This is a comprehensive program with a full 21 day menu plan, recipes, instructions, and shopping lists that make it a breeze to go raw!

- We also support you with workout videos, motivation, and a daily workout schedule.

- Stay on track easily with our Daily Instructions emails that include happiness exercises and various tips and techniques for staying raw joyfully, dealing with emotional detox issues, and staying motivated and inspired!

- You get the support of about 50 other program participants who start on the same day as you via the exclusive, private online community with forum, blog, chat, etc..a weekly conference call with me, and option to have a Program Pal to stay accountable to daily via email or phone!

If you’ve tried to go raw but didn’t make it, I believe this program will give you the edge that makes the difference! It has worked for hundreds of people over the last 5 years whose exciting stories you can read on the site!

Now is the time to register! We not only have our Early Bird Special on our already low-priced 2-Program Lifetime Membership Special but we are also giving away two extra bonus programs including 5 extra menu plans with tons of extra raw recipes if you sign up today!

Click here to get complete details, pictures, and registration links!


Contact me with any questions at jinjeetalifero@gmail.com

In Joy!



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Why We Eat Chocolate, according to David Deida

I stumbled on relationship coach David Deida’s website through some friends who are his students…And in this free excerpt from one of his books I found an interesting theory on why we eat chocolate…..The explanation which I’ve often felt/thought and you probably already know but may never have articulated in words or framed in this context, is interesting….Deida says, in the chapter “Express Who You Really Are” from his book “Blue Truth”:

Every day you want to do many things, from hugging your lover to earning money. Why? What feeling underlies all your hopes and dreams? This feeling is the tension between who you really are and who you assume yourself to be.

Consider your desire for intimate relationship. There are many reasons for engaging in a relationship. But you only feel utterly fulfilled in intimacy when you and your lover trust each other so much that you are willing to let down your guards, open your hearts, and love. This is your deepest desire in intimacy because, in truth, you are open as love—but you assume yourself to be a separate, isolated individual. So you scheme and dream to experience in your relationship what, in truth, you already are.

You want to enjoy financial security because, in truth, you are abundance, although you assume only effort will provide a feeling of ease. You enjoy dangerous sports because in every moment you are at the edge of death—the ultimate edge of winning or losing—and yet your assumed security makes you seek risks. You want to eat chocolate because, deep in your heart, you are blissful fullness, though you often close to its pleasure and so seek its taste.

Through your daily round, you seek to approximate the truth of who you are that you have lost touch with. This drama of approximation is the story of your life. You never quite succeed like you hope to. You never quite get the love you really want. And so you either try harder or give up trying. In either case, you are missing the point of existence.

The open expression of who you really are is the only thing that will free you from the stress of feeling incomplete. In truth, you are what you want.

The part that rings most true for me is that we are what we want. Maybe our wants are programmed into our hearts because we are meant to have them, to fulfill our mission on earth.

In my Gratitude and Goals notebook I always set what I’m grateful for before my goal. They are part of the same trajectory. I have already attained a lot of what I want towards any of my goals. I give thanks for what I’ve just attained and set the next goal on the path.

This way I’m not always in a state of just wanting. Rather I can see that I’m on a path in which my wants and needs are met and guide me towards the next goal; the next step in the journey unfolds.

As our gratitude increases (through practice) we also increase our ability to receive more, — and to notice that we are receiving it!

But back to Deida’s writing, I really resonated with: “You want to eat chocolate” (or whatever it is you want to eat emotionally) ”because, deep in your heart, you are blissful fullness”

….Hmmm, that’s so true. Can I open up to that blissful fullness now? Take a deep breath and find it. There it is! ….I will have to try this when I’m craving chocolate next and see if it takes away the craving, filling me up with my own blissful fullness! :)

“though you often close to its pleasure and so seek its taste”. …Yeah, it’s probably when I can’t find that blissful fullness that the chocolate craving sets in. Time to do what I know I need to do to re-connect with my bliss. Why am I cut off from it?

For me, it probably means I have not been practicing enough of my sanity maintenance activities…prayer, gratitude, work, creativity, exercise, cleaning….something is out of balance.  Maybe I’ve been eating like crap, not including enough fruit and veggies, especially dark leafy greens, smoothies, etc…

Maybe there is something I know I have to do, but have neglected to do, like giving thought to what I really want in my career. Sometimes it is hard to take time-out for thinking. But then that chocolate craving becomes a blessing, a really great symbol or reminder that it is time to attend to your needs or suffer the consequences!


The above excerpt goes on to be even more interesting and you can read the whole thrilling conclusion – and solution – here….http://www.deida.info/books/blue-truth/express-who-you-really-are

What do you think? Comment below!

In Joy!

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Only You Know

stevebnaOnly you know how you feel at any given time. Only you know how certain foods make you feel, what gives you energy, what makes you feel moody. Only you know what you can do when you are feeling sluggish from food to help you come back into balance. Only you know what is doable for you as far as healthy living; what you have time for, energy for, desire for, and tolerance for.

Studying can be a help, following the programs that have worked for others can be helpful, and trying and learning new things is always good. But then you take what works and piece it all together in a unique way that works best for you. Honor your own experiences and listen closely to the messages from your own body and mind and emotions.

In Joy!

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Bad Experience with Meat after Raw

You do hear a lot of stories in raw circles about people going off a raw diet and having a bad experience eating something cooked, and most often it is about meat. 

Here’s an email I received from a woman just after she finished our last Rapid Raw Weight Release Rumpus session, a two week light raw diet / menu plan program:

Hello Jinjee

Well, it has been a great two weeks and an eye opening couple of days. First of all, here are my points for the rumpus —–34,170 (very happy with that).

So, last night I went out to dinner at a steak house. For the next few hours, people walked around with huge skewers of every meat you can imagine, while we scooped them off as we chose.

I was looking forward to having some meat so did eat about 7 of those, in very small chunks. I enjoyed it while I ate it and was feeling fine, figuring I may not in the morning, but was willing to take that risk.

Well, we decided to go for a walk afterwards which probably took 50 minutes. Just as an FYI, I do not poop in public, I just don’t EVER. Well, last night I had no choice. I had no idea food could go through my body so fast. It was like I had eaten poison and my body wanted it out.

I spent the next 20 minutes in the bathroom at a very crowded public place. I was in total shock that my body would react so badly to the food I had just eaten. A huge eye-opener for me.

I love the energy I feel on raw and last night I felt like I could not keep my eyes open. I am so thankful that today is a new day and I get to have a smoothie for breakfast.

This may have been the thing it took to convince me of raw for life :)  Thanks for everything and for introducing my body to health. 

Love and hugs,  - C

C is back on the Rumpus this session, which just started today. We are allowing registration through tonight for those who don’t mind starting a day late at: http://jinjeetalifero.com/?page_id=3113

(You will also be included in the next Rumpus starting Nov 2nd.)

In Joy!



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