Thursday, July 31, 2008

Never Gonna Let You Go

Andre the Green Smoothie Giant, originally uploaded by darnlucky.

To see him is to love him. To use him is to adore him.


Never Gonna Let You Go, originally uploaded by darnlucky.

"I'm never gonna let you go. I'm wanna hold you in my arms forever..."

I made my first green smoothie this morning in the Vitamix 5200 that the AMAZING community over at Raw Fu sent me. I am going to use this as my before picture for this challenge.

I have named him Andre, since he is a gentle giant, and since my green smoothies will now OBEY. He is my new boyfriend. Move over, Basil, because Andre is riding shotgun! I'm not going anywhere without Andre. Long live, Andre!


Tuesday, July 29, 2008

Raw Fu Secret Revealed- THANK YOU!!

First of all, let me just tell you that my hands are still shaking. I might be on a gratitude high until at least 2050! Now, let's get right to business.

Raw Fu members have probably seen the behind the scenes THREAD that has been bumping its way to the top of Raw Fu over the past few weeks. When the thread was first opened, I e-mailed Jane, just like the thread told me to do (good Bunny!), and got a polite response letting me know that I'd be getting more details about the behind the scenes action as we got closer to the start of the challenge.

I would see it bump to the top of the forum, and got more and more excited to find out the details. I kept trying to imagine what you guys were being so sneaky about. I thought you must be putting together a cookbook or were gathering up old raw food books to create a little Raw Fu Library. I HAD NO IDEA WHAT WAS REALLY GOING ON!

Yesterday, I got an e-mail from Penni Shelton, and it had a link to this video on YouTube. (Try to keep your hands off of the screen. She is so gorgeous!)

And then, I cried for the rest of the day. I knew I wanted to make a special thank you video, but thought I'd probably need to call Steven Spielberg and get Brad Pitt to co-star if I wanted it to come close to being big enough or important enough to convey how I really feel about this amazing and completely humbling gift! I was still crying when I went to bed.

I got up this morning, and tried to pull it together enough to respond.

There is really no way that I can thank you enough. But every single person in this community is getting a giant hug the next time I see them. And maybe a little pinch on the tushie.

You have turned my life around. I am eternally grateful. And feel like the most blessed person on the planet today. I hope I can help facilitate making you feel the same way for the next 100 days. I'll try my best. And oh my gosh, I am going to make so many raw food cooking demos you guys are going to get sick of me!

Please let me know what I can do for YOU during this upcoming challenge. It is my pleasure to be here, and to blissfully serve.

And I'll be in CHAT tonight if you want to stop by and let me thank you personally!

Monday, July 28, 2008

Why You Need Calories to Lose Weight

Today I talk about why I don't think I was losing weight during the last 20 days of my last raw food challenge. Calories are important! Don't skimp on the calories!

Sunday, July 27, 2008

Bunny's Raw Lasagna

Bunny's Raw Lasagna, originally uploaded by darnlucky.

I got up early Saturday morning, and cut herbs from the garden, and then started rooting around in the kitchen to see what I could make using the gorgeous basil, parsley, and thyme that I cut. I decided to attempt a raw lasagna, even though I only had one tomato in the house!

I made a tomato sauce, a walnut basil pesto, and a sesame seed cheese in the morning, and then let them sit all day in the fridge to soak in all of the flavor of the fresh herbs. When dinner time rolled around, I stacked up zucchini strips, spinach, and red pepper, alternating the sauces until I had a formidable pile of raw lasagna.

It turned out to be very tasty. Neither Basil or I could finish our dinner, so we let Skye and Gizmo have a taste. They both ate it up with gusto, and didn't leave a veggie in the bowl.

Friday, July 25, 2008

I'd Do A Thousand Days

Today I get a little verklempt over an e-mail I got from a Raw Fu Challenger, and I talk about Basil and I being in a major bicker fest.

Wednesday, July 23, 2008

Carrot Cake Bites

Carrot Cake Bites, originally uploaded by darnlucky.

This morning I juiced a small bag of carrots, one orange, and an apple for Basil. Poor thing. He's got the flu. I had a bunch of pulp that looked too good to throw into the compost heap, so I got creative and made these little carrot cake bites.

Ingredients in The Bites:
carrot pulp from juicing
raw honey
dried cranberries
slivered almonds

Ingredients in The Frosting:
coconut water
coconut oil
JICAMA!! (Now this was really creative)

I mixed the ingredients for The Bites, and then rolled into balls and put in the dehydrator for around 6 hours. Then made The Frosting (with JICAMA!) and put The Frosting into a pastry bag in the fridge for about an hour. Then I frosted the little carrot cake bites, and garnished with a dried cranberry.

They didn't taste exactly like carrot cake, but were super yummy. Basil even ate a few when he got home from work, and complimented them without being prompted! :)

Tuesday, July 22, 2008

RAWvolution Gourmet Living Cuisine- Gushing!

Today I am a shameless hussy over Matt Amsden's gorgeous raw food cookbook, RAWvolution. I want to eat whatever Matt is eating, because let me tell you, he looks fabulous. Oh, and the recipes don't look so bad, either.

I'll be giving one of these away on as a prize for the first 10 Day Mini Challenge. Deliciousness!

Monday, July 21, 2008

Day 100 of 100 Day Raw Food Challenge! I DID IT!

Today is Day 100, I've lost 25 pounds, made amazing friends, and have changed my life with raw foods! I am so proud of myself for making it, and can't wait for the next 100 day challenge to start on August 1st.

If you're interested in doing a 100 Day Raw Food Challenge to lose weight, improve your health, and feel fabulous, you better get over to right now!

THANK YOU EVERYBODY! I could not have done this without all of your amazing love and support. I hope I can give it back to you in spades. xoxoxo, Bunny

Saturday, July 19, 2008

Bunny is Back from the Beach!

Hi everybody, just wanted to let you know I'm back from the beach. If you sent me an e-mail in the last few days, please forgive my tardiness in responding. Back to the real world, and making videos tomorrow!

Much love to everyone! And WOW, almost 600 people are ready for 100 Days of Raw Fu? AMAZING! Some exciting stuff it going on behind the scenes over here, and I'll be announcing them as soon as I have a chance to get all of the sand out of my underwear.

Let me just say that you want to get your cameras warmed up and ready because the first Raw Fu Mini Challenge is going to involve green smoothies, a celebrity raw food guest, and two cool prizes. Okay, okay. Gotta go shake some sand out of my panties.

Kiss kiss!

P.S. Any guesses on what BP stands for on my new friend's deep sea diving suit? I mean, besides the obvious: Breast Pocket!

Thursday, July 17, 2008

Day 96- SPECIAL GUESTS- Ants on a Log

Today I have two very special guest stars in my beachfront kitchen helping me do a raw food cooking demo. Kid friendly recipe: Ants on a Log

Wednesday, July 16, 2008

Day 95 of 100 Day Raw Food Challenge- Distraction

Today I show you why I haven't been able to focus on raw food or making my own video.

Tuesday, July 15, 2008

Day 94 of 100 Day Raw Food Challenge-Beachy Temptations

Today I am at the beach on vacation. Temptations abound. And I'm not being very strong willed.

Saturday, July 12, 2008

Atlanta Raw Food Meetup July 11, 2008

Fabulous raw food meetup with the Atlanta crew. Organized by Dhrumil from

Thursday, July 10, 2008

Day 89 of 100 Day Raw Food Challenge-Where is My Package??

Today I admit to stepping on the scale a little early for my weigh in, and also admit to the body image issues and insecurities that come along with not getting my 5 lb weight loss package!!

Wednesday, July 9, 2008

Day 88 of 100 Day Raw Food Challenge: Pineapple Heartburn

Today I have HEARTBURN! I can't believe it. I've been virtually heartburn free for three months, but today, I am feeling the burn. Bye bye old friend, pineapple!

Join the next 100 Raw Food Challenge at!

Tuesday, July 8, 2008

Join the 100 Day Raw Food Challenge on

I recently asked if anybody was interested in joining me on another 100 Day Raw Food Challenge. You said you were! And I hope you're ready!

Go to and click Join In to sign up for the official Raw 100 Day Challenge message boards.

Challenge starts August 1, 2008. You must sign up before midnight on July 31 or wait until the next challenge.

HAVE FUN! And SIGN UP TODAY! Tell your friends all about it!

Love, Bunny

Monday, July 7, 2008

Day 86 of 100 Day Raw Food Challenge- How Do I Get Protein?

Today I discuss the most frequently asked question I've gotten since starting this raw vegan challenge: Where Do You Get Your Protein?

Saturday, July 5, 2008

Day 84 of 100 Day Raw Food Challenge- Rough Week

Today I divulge that it has been a rough week for raw food. I think I got into holiday mode with the short 4th of July week, but I did way more snacking on junk food than I imagined I'd be doing at this point in the challenge.

Not discouraged, though. I'm back on track, and looking forward to a clean week of raw living.

Friday, July 4, 2008

The Warden

The Warden, originally uploaded by darnlucky.

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Not Happy With the Conditions

Not Happy With the Conditions, originally uploaded by darnlucky.

Beckett was pretending that he had me locked in jail when I took this photo. I told him that my cell was a little stuffy, and that the food was horrible. He stabbed air holes into the wall of the imaginary cell to give me a little more breathing room. But he stood firm on the grass clippings and water as my lunch. Well, at least this prison offers a raw food option. (Photo by Beckett Berry)

July 2008 Desktop Background

July 2008 Desktop Background, originally uploaded by darnlucky.

Remember what day it is, and to EAT YOUR VEGGIES with this snazzy July Desktop Background. Click on the image above to go grab this background from Flickr.

To use this as your Desktop Background, click on All Sizes on Flickr, and choose the largest size. Right click, and choose Save as Desktop Background.

Optimized for 1024 x 768 screen resolution.

Wednesday, July 2, 2008

Day 81 of 100 Day Raw Food Challenge- Fruity Salad Dressing

Today I talk about some off the hook good salad dressings I have been making this week from the fresh in season fruit I've been finding around town. So delicious.

Please share your favorite homemade salad dressing recipe, so we can all feel the leafy green love!

Tuesday, July 1, 2008

Day 80 of 100 Day Raw Food Challenge: WEIGH IN

Today is a weigh in day, and I also talk about how I think nuts are the reason I am retaining water. I give the correct pronunciation for the word pecan as an added bonus!

Then I start rambling. I know. Shocking, isn't it?