Jazz Bytes ~ Rawsome Raw Savory Vegetable “Rice” Recipe Featuring Nina Simone singing “Fodder on Her Wings”

Good Morning!  I have my medical doctor’s appointment this morning and feel a deep sense of relieve because I love my Primary Care doc.  She is young and smart and very compassionate as well as her support staff.  Admittedly I want my memories of my life to soften, and are healing and transformed into sweet and savory memories in the holistic ambiance immersed in the universe of Jazz.  I am tired of being treated by folks who have their own agendas and leave me in the state of pain and suffering as my March 11 trip to the Dentist had been.  I want to feel that although dad and mom are gone, I have people who come into my life will not remind me of things that are not or gone and bring things that are present and beautiful in this world.  Persecution comes in so many forms where I can clearly declare that AM NOT the LABEL given to me for example, BLACK AMERICAN, BREAST CANCER SURVIVOR, DISABLED, NO FAMILY, NO CHILDREN, blah. blah. blah, why?  Because those are your words not mine!  I believe in femininity not feminism because yes there is a difference and at the end of the day I will not support any program, cause, trend where people who do not share my same view and choose to harm, physically and emotionally promoting misery on every living being should be locked up.  It is homicide by proxy.  So, just for today I want to take a break from all things confused and spiteful and to focus on inner peace and joy.  That is dispite the outcome  of my medical challenges I seek refuge  in Jazz and comforted by savory things.  To that end here is delicious and filling meal when you’re in the mood for something savory and listen to acoustically feel it in my soul.  I feel blessed and filled to the brim with hope, and joy.  How about you?  Have you ever had challenges that rock you to the core?  I wish you all the best today.  Peace Out!  JBC

Nina Simone sings Fodder on Her Wings

Savory Vegetable “Rice

1 medium or small romanesque cauliflower or regular cauliflower (2 1/2 cups of cauliflower pieces before processed)
1 small kohlrabi peeled and cut (optional)
1 large, ripe, red bell pepper approximately a 6 oz. sized pepper stemmed and seeded (half cut up in pieces, the other half set aside for sauce)
2 persian cucumbers or 6 oz. (or 1 small regular cucumber peeled) julienned into 1 inch noodles (zucchini can be substituted)
3 1/2 cups of cherry or vine ripened tomatoes (2 cups for sauce and 1 1/2 cups cut up for rice)
4 large stalks of celery approximately 11 oz. (6-7 oz. roughly chopped for the sauce and 3-4 oz. finely chopped for rice)
1/2 cup of fine carrot peelings
1/2 cup of pre-soaked sun dried tomatoes (soaked in warm water, preferably for an hour or more depending on thickness) a few pieces for the sauce and the rest for the rice
1 1/2 medjool dates (pitted) or for better food combining – a 1/2 cup or so of a sweet tasting mango or apple
15-20 medium sized sweet basil leaves (10 or so for sauce, and the left over for garnish)
1/2 cup of fresh blueberries (for garnish) *optional

For rice, break a part the romanesque and put pieces along with the peeled & cut stem into the Vitamix or food processor
Add the peeled and cut kohlrabi and blend, or process, both until it becomes a small rice sized consistency

Pour into a large bowl
Add cut up bell pepper, cucumber (or zucchini) noodles, finely diced celery, chopped tomatoes, fine carrot peelings, and your cut up sun dried tomatoes

For sauce
Blend 2 cups of cherry tomatoes, 1/2 of your red bell pepper, 3 stalks of celery roughly chopped, 10 large sweet basil leaves and 1 1/2 pitted medjool dates OR ( you can substitute the dates with a sub-acid fruit like 1/2 cup of mango or sweeter apple like a Fuji.)

Blend until all ingredients are mixed well but not too smooth

Pour over rice and mix together

Garnish with fresh sweet basil and blueberries

You can also add fresh organic corn, chives, cilantro and a pinch of cumin for a Mexican style rice dish!

Courtesy of Raw Synergy @ http://www.rawsynergy.com

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  1. #1 by Let's CUT the Crap! on March 21, 2014 - 6:13 am

    Enjoyed the music. :-)
    Made something similar for supper last night: a kind of risotto with sundried tomatoes, green peppers, onions and garlic. My grand kids dug in well.

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  2. #4 by Y. Prior on March 20, 2014 - 8:14 pm

    well I am really sorry that your mach 11th appointment did not go well.

    “state of pain and suffering as my March 11 trip to the Dentist had been”

    is that what you meant?

    if so, well I can tell you that a good dentist is HARD to find and I have been right there with you on too many occasions. My last dentist ended up doing decent work and I am grateful for the expensive crowns that did “take” – but the main pet peeve I have with him was how he kept out-sourcing me – and twice I was sent to a referred dentist “in my area” – I think he kept trying to get me closer to my neighborhood – forgetting that I like to drive and chose his distant office for a reason (for his supposed good work) – I also think he was networking (as he refried me twice) because one dentist was like, “yeah, I need to refer some business to him but I never really get anyone from that area.” and well, it was exhausting to get into those offices, go there – then return to him and I was DONE. but the majority of work he did was solid – but there is such a bad feel there and well, my husband and boys have their own dentist that i am thinking about checking out –

    okay – sorry for such a longwinded reply – but I am still healing over this recent dentist experience, even though my negative dental stories go back to the 1990’s – and I think there should more dentist jokes (like the lawyer jokes) because so many are lacking or all about the $.

    on a more positive note, my best experience came from a dental team our family grew up going to – there was no “featured” top dog dentist who was making all the money – instead, the team was a unit that kept things all about high quality care!! miss them and I think they are not longer or I would check them out while in that town again. lol

    anyhow, hope you are feeling better and that your doc visit went well. I watched some of the video – and made me appreciate veggies more….

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    • #5 by Jazzybeatchick on March 20, 2014 - 10:27 pm

      Thank you for sharing your experience I believe that sharing experiences gives helps to realize that we are not alone. I got good help from my doctor, I am going to take another series of antibiotics because I had a very bad sinus condition that wet untreated for a long time causing it to effect my teeth So to that end I will also start acupuncture A wonderful suggestion was acupressure which the practicioner is going to give me pointers and a chart. How great is that. I am so blessed by folks like you that support and lend a kin word here and there. Peace Out! JBC 8-)

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      • #6 by Y. Prior on March 21, 2014 - 12:59 am

        hi – and just a small tip to share – essential oils are amazing to have around (for so MANY reasons) and well, for “everything” sinus – check out oil of oregano – because when you mix it with a carrier oil it can prevent sinus infection and even heal! amazing stuff -and I started using it when I travel – the oil blocks many of the germs that enter via the nose inhaling. huge difference. also, my sis-n-law used to get headaches back in the early 90’s – and this is what rescued her (and is how I heard of it). but I also have a dozen other kinds – like lavender, geranium, lime, mint, etc. – and they are “essential” to have around for many reasons. :0) just a suggestion (and hope you heal soon).

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      • #7 by Jazzybeatchick on March 21, 2014 - 5:44 am

        Thank you so much. Love for you to Guest Post if you are interested check out up above and send an email. Take care JBC 8-)

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      • #8 by Y. Prior on March 21, 2014 - 5:47 am

        well I am so honored – but I will just let all my long comments serve as a guest post – lol!!! but truly, thanks for the offer and thx for thinking of others with your guest posting. truly a gift you offer. :)
        Ok, have a great weekend and I hope the antibiotics kick some a** and do their thing!!!

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  3. #9 by Carol Balawyder on March 20, 2014 - 8:50 am

    Nice, mellow tune by Nina Simone:)

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