My three beautiful children arrived today to my home in Lombard, Illinois and many things are changing in a multitude of ways. I am going through a personal physical and spiritual transformation. This life change is naturally spilling over into the lives of my children and everything is telling me to pursue this much desired path more and more each day. It’s a path that I have tried to walk for several years and my new found transformation is allowing me an open channel to take this journey on my terms and with a steady compass. My new freedom to heal my body and mind is accelerating and I wanted to share a tactic with my viewers that will help you fuel yourself in a cleaner way. This simple cleansing tool will heal your entire body and will also heal your mind. A lot of people don’t clean their produce the right way. I want to show you the easiest way to prevent any more poisons from entering your system. It’s a simple trick but will change your life if you don’t know about it already. The Sloping Companion is going to slope up this time. Come with me.
We eat a lot of vegetables and fruit in my home. My kids are in a stage in their life when choices need to be made for them so that their palette may develop and enhance their future choices when they are at an age to make these decisions for themselves. I have never wanted to feed them store bought juice because it scares me on a multitude of levels. You can call just about anything juice these days. It’s actually pretty frightening. There are stores out there that offer better options but I just choose to make it myself. I bike over to the store, pick up my produce and juice it so the kids will have it on hand for the three to four days that they are with me each week. It’s a small effort to process all of this but that small effort is rewarded in kind in the knowledge that I know what I am putting into their system because I am the one processing it. This peace of mind is something that makes the hour or so to make all of it happen more than just worth the effort. It’s the spirituality that I obtain by connecting to my children in a real and meaningful way.
I bike over to the store and grab everything that I need. You would be surprised how little money it takes to supply these raw ingredients in a juice form. I bring everything back to the kitchen and I start off by getting a bowl. I add two cups of white vinegar and four cups of water. Avoid the water with fluoride in it because it literally makes you mentally retarded and that is not a conspiracy theory. It’s an absolute truth that I have witnessed with my own eyes over years of experience and observation. The bowl starts out as a ridiculously clean receptacle. If I were a gnome then I would totally take a bath in it.
Bowl – Two Cups Vinegar – 4 Cups Water
The next step is simple. I throw enough produce in there so that all of it is covered. It sits in there for about ten minutes. The apples went in first.
Organic Apples – Don’t Be Fooled – They Have Bad Surface Stuff Too
I take them out and give them a good rub with a clean cloth and then rinse them all with clean water. They are ready to go into the juicer. The fluid inside the bowl is already starting to change into a cloudy color just from the apples sitting in it. The vinegar magically pulled the nasty shit on the surface of the apples off and into the once clear liquid. Vinegar possesses all sorts of magical qualities. I have used raw apple cider vinegar in my daily food regiment for a while now and it is helping me melt away pounds and also acts as an energy drink when mixed with Perrier. The brilliance is beyond me. The important thing is that I know it works because my body is finally speaking to me again in a clear tone after years of oppression and blindness to the things that were literally staring me right in my face and begging me to try it. Out go the majority of the apples and in go the carrots and the rest of the apples.
The Murky Depths – Surface Poison
This batch sits for another ten minutes and I repeat the same process of taking them out, rubbing and rinsing. I’m about twenty minutes into this process and the entire time I am literally meditating over this food as it is happening. I’m not even focused on the time of it because my timer will tell me when to take the next step. The meditation over this food will again spill into my children as they consume it. This consumption will enter into them and they will know and feel the energy that went into this process. They might not know it now but childhood is a developmental process and they will gain this intelligence through the time, energy and honest descriptions from their Deadhead Dad! The bowl is getting darker. Goodbye poison! I start throwing in bundles of grapes and repeat the process. This is when things get kind of nasty.
Not Dionysus But I Do Love Grapes!
Welcome To Crazy Town – Disgusting!
You can see now that the bowl of liquid is filthy. What’s all that stuff that the vinegar has extracted off the surface of the produce? The short answer is poison. The long answer is a whole lot of poison. The really long answer is chemicals, chemicals and more chemicals. Some of this stuff is certified organic and that is awesome but you still need to take the proper steps to protect yourself in this world of mass produced and global food distribution. I’m about a half an hour into the process and the piece of mind will live with me for a lifetime. That’s a pretty damn good trade off! I proceed to juice all of this stuff in various combinations so that my kids can feed their head and heart through to Monday. I wish I could feed them this way seven days a week. My hope is that they will be prepared and moved enough to make these decisions for themselves when the time presents itself. Here comes the raw and perfect juice!
Two Juice Recipes – Feed Your Head!
If you have ever worked with a juicer then you know that the juice goes out one end and all the remaining plant matter (pulp) gets spit out into a different container. This pulp is just as important as the juice. It can go into sauces, baked goods and just about anything you can think of in the kitchen world. The best thing about this stuff as a parent is that I can throw it into all sorts of stuff and feed it to my children without them getting wigged out by the colors and reluctance to eat it. My daughter will eat just about anything you stick in front of her on the table. However, my oldest son is extremely picky and freaked out by vegetables if they are presented in a certain way. I can throw this pulp into pasta sauces and the product melts into the sauce because it has been broken down in such a fine way. It retains the nutritional value and my son ends up loving it through this alternative presentation. Everyone wins! I decided to make a baked good this past evening with the pulp. It’s a pretty simple recipe. You can use a mixer but I do everything by hand and let my oldest son help mix it all together with me. My food. My process. Most of the fun and important bond involves including Waylon in this process.
2 cups all purpose flour
2 teaspoons baking soda
1 teaspoon salt
1 tablespoon ground cinnamon (Vietnamese, if you have it)
1 teaspoon ground nutmeg
1 tablespoon finely grated fresh ginger
1 cup granulated white sugar
1 1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil (use a nice fruity kind)
4 large eggs
4 cups pulp from juicer
1/4 cup of freshly juiced juice
1.Preheat oven to 350°F. Find some hetty pans. Most importantly, have fun!
2. Sift together the flour, baking soda, salt, cinnamon, nutmeg in a medium bowl. Most importantly, have fun!
3. Whisk the sugar and oil until combined. Beat the eggs in one at a time. Most importantly, have fun!
4. Switch to a paddle and add the flour mixture until all combined. Most importantly, have fun!
5. Add the pulp and ginger and continue mixing. Divide the batter between prepared pans and bake for 40 minutes or until a tester inserted in center comes out clean. Flip the cakes out onto a wire rack and let cool completely. Most importantly, have fun!
6. Win at life
Love – Love – Love
It’s Going Down – The Champion Kitchen
Nothing is wasted. Everything is clean. My kids are set for their stay with me. I get to worry less about food for the next few days. Poison free. Everything in moderation. Satori obtained. It all started with some vinegar and water.
The Magic Bowl
Stay tuned for more entries from The Sloping Companion. I’ll be giving an update about our tour that happened this month in the coming weeks with all of the details of the adventures and misadventures along the way. We will be announcing our next phase in our effort to give back to the Colorado Springs Fire Department and I will be giving my very honest run down of my experience with Pete Jive and Easy Riders on the road. You know how we do this thing. Listen – Read – Rage – Take care of each other.
My New Fall Hoodie!