Sprawghetti.

Hey everybody!

Hope you’ve been well. Garrett and I have been REALLY busy cleaning and packing and cleaning some more. We had a garage sale on Saturday and that was kind of fun- in that “Why am I melting?” kind of way. It’s finally started cooling down in Phoenix. Right before we move… of course. I’m okay with it, though. I’m enjoyed the breezy days.

I made some raw spaghetti with my husband last night. My favorite part was that he liked it. If you know my husband- he is a lover of meat and dairy. He’s definitely moving towards healthy living foods, but he LOVES meat none the less. He loves meaty marinara sauces- A LOT. So the fact that he enjoyed the sprawghetti means so much more. Check it out!

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Sprawghetti- Minus all the fancy tools.

2 ORGANIC* yellow summer squash (any color will do, yellow is just most “pasta” like)
1/2 tsp sea salt
1/2 tsp cold pressed olive oil.

Slice squash thinly into lenguine-sized strands.
Sprinkle sea salt and olive oil over squash.
Massage gently and let rest.
In a few minutes your squash will feel like al-dente pasta!

Marinara

4 ORGANIC* tomatoes cored and seeded.
1/2 clove of garlic
1 tbsp chopped onion
1 date pitted
2 leaves of spinach
1/2 tsp sea salt
1/2 tsp cumin
1/8 C oregano

Blend all ingredients in a blender at medium speed to avoid thin sauce.
Serve over sprawghetti and feast!

*I stress organic on the squash and tomatoes because you eat the skin, so you want to make sure it’s free of pesticides.

PS:
So, I’m thinking of doing a Raw Food Challenge for the month of November with anyone who’d like to try. I promise to put out tons of recipes and literature and support for people interested. In case you have NO IDEA what I’m talking about, I’ll sum it up for you:

Nutritious food in its natural form: Fruits, vegetables, etc.
Nutritious food is FULL of: Enzymes, nutrients, minerals, friendly bacteria, antioxidants, etc.
Nutritious food heated above 115 degrees is FULL of: Damaged enzymes, incomplete nutrients, wasted calories, etc.

So, the point of the story is this:
People are to cars like gasoline is to food. Your body can adapt to anything. A car can run on the lowest grade of fuel. Once a car gets older, all of the low grade fuel it took in its youth and continues to take now will break down at its vitality and eventually run it down to nothing. Our body is the same way. At a young age, we can stomach anything. When we’re older, however, all the damage that has been done takes a large toll on the quality of life and length of life.

A meal is meant to satisfy (not stuff) your body, arm (not deteriorate) your immune system, enhance chemical reactions (instead of delaying them) and to bring LIFE (not death and all his friends) to you.

Make sense? Great.

Anyone who’s got questions, comments, concerns, accusations- feel free to address me in the comments.

-Nannette

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