If you actually read that last ridiculously too long post, I wish I could give you a blog award. The point of the article was simply that God's sunshine is good for us. Studies are coming out linking lack of Vitamin D (the vitamin produced in your body when in the sun) to all kinds of diseases, including cancer. Yet we slather up with chemically infused sunscreens that put cancer causing toxins into our body (all things on the skin enter the body) stopping the rays that help create the vitamin D but doing little to stop the rays that are linked with cancer. The key - don't get burned, but enjoy your sun!!
Overview on the importance of sun exposure to reduce your risks of cancer:
Why you should trash your sunscreen: http://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2004/05/26/summer-sun.aspx
In light of a super long post last time, we'll keep this one short and sweet. Today is a raw recipe that again, utilizes stuff of the earth, not processed food that your body doesn't know what to do with. Eating "Raw" just means you eat food that's just that - raw. So, the only kinds of foods that I am willing to eat this way are fruit, veggies, nuts, and seeds. There are some that eat their meat and dairy raw too. I'd drink raw dairy if I could get my hands on it, but that's for another day. Here's a blog that has lots of info about raw living. http://www.welikeitraw.com/
Raw is great for those of us who avoid dairy as there are lots of mock dairy recipes that allow me to eat cheddar cheese, cheesecakes, chocolate mousse, and fudge and it's totally based on fruit, veggies, nuts and seeds!!
These foods contain such a rich blend of nutrients that they have the power to heal you. So eat your yummy cheese dip, all along keeping your eyes and heart focused on the Healer, the Great Physician, the brilliant mastermind behind the creation of all these incredible foods!
Here's the great Cheese dip Recipe. Much better then chemically induced onion dip made from a prepackaged powdered dip mix.
1 large red bell pepper
1/4 C water
3/4 to 1 C raw cashews (or sunflower seeds or almonds)
1 T Raw Tahini (sesame seeds ground up 'till they turn into a Peanut butter type consistency)
3 T Nutritional Yeast *Brewer's yeast (Optional)
1 1/2 t seasalt
2 t onion powder
1 clove garlic
2 T lemon juice
Blend it all up until creamy. Add water if it is too thick.
Dip crackers and veggies and enjoy! Can also be a spread on a sandwich. or use with raw pasta (made out of any squash, like zucchini - really yummy!)