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🍎 Berry Cream Breakfast – Living Raw Journal Day #1

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This morning’s breakfast was so amazing, I had to have photographic evidence.

We agreed to go raw for 30 days, relying on a book called Living On Live Food. This morning, I wasn’t sure what we’d eat for breakfast, because our old standard (steel cut oats) didn’t fit into the new plan. So I paged through the book and found a recipe for berries and cream.

Raw Food RecipeThis is the original recipe that inspired this morning’s breakfast.

We customized the recipe for our family of five. We used an equal ratio (about 1.5 cups) of four simple ingredients:

  • Bananas
  • Blueberries
  • Cashews
  • Mango (frozen)

Cashews Blueberries and Frozen MangoOur best breakfast ever consisted of the simplest ingredients, and a 5-minute prep time.

In a food processor, I ground the cashews into a fine powder, and then added the frozen mango, blending until smooth and creamy–almost exactly like ice cream! Then I scooped the cool “cream” into bowls, with berries and banana slices. And voila, delicioso!

Interestingly, these living ingredients are so potent and rich that they satisfied each of our appetites with just a tiny amount of ingredients. I mean, our kids typically devour bowl after bowl of cereal, with no end to their hunger. Can you believe what an improvement this is? The two youngest kids even had a bit leftover afterward. This is one of our greatest successes in breakfast so far as a family. Happy campers!

We enjoyed breakfast outside on the porch this morning.

Living Raw

Where are we at in the process of living on raw foods?

We’re newbies. We’ve tried this before, but we hadn’t invested the energy into learning the art of raw food living until just a few days ago. Honestly, until now, we haven’t committed entirely to the vegan way, or even the vegetarianism way. We were “flexitarians,” eating what arrives graciously and lovingly, including an occasional meat as a treat.

So this is officially Day #1 of our “Living Raw” journey. We gave ourselves a gradual introduction to raw food feasts these past few nights, and our bodies are already buzzing! Last night I realized I didn’t need as much sleep, and I woke up feeling alert and refreshed. All raw and rockin!

And Then Something Funny Happened!

We discovered who messed up the blinds in the kids’ bedroom: the cats!!

We thought it was the kids, but early this morning we caught the cats wrestling on the windowsill. When our 4-year-old daughter, Rosalie, saw me recording the cats on camera, she said, “I wanna photo punch it,” meaning she wants to photo bomb the cats. So, she did. 🙂

Warmly,

Cabe and Kat

I Am Yoga - Children's Book, on Wild Family TV

Wildflowers and Whippoorwills

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Haunting and Heavenly

Here in the Austin area, it’s the season for wildflowers and whippoorwills. By the roadsides and in the countryside we see gorgeous green fields full of flowers. The blossoms most abundant right now are called firewheels, Indian blankets, or sundance flowers. They’re the ones with red centers and yellow edges.

In the nighttime, we hear the song of the whippoorwill bird. One night this week, we recorded some whippoorwill calls. A single bird sang repeatedly, a thousand times throughout the night. The whippoorwill appears in numerous legends. In American folklore, the singing of this bird is a death omen. It is said that the whippoorwill can sense a soul departing, and can capture it as it flees. Here, have a listen:

Homeschool Trance Dance - Wild Family Photo

Homeschool Day #1

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Our family’s first day of homeschool began with a sharing circle. Kat introduced the school, the structure, and the intention. Our mission is this: Co-create a school in which we all learn and grow together as a family. During this exercise, Daniel shared a dream, Rosalie spoke of nightmares, and I spoke of some feelings of sadness. Kat encouraged us all to be real with our feelings as we continue moving forward. We all agreed on our first topic of study: the dolphin. Read More

Austin backyard with Gabriel Lindsay, on the Wild Family TV show

Chudakarana – A Child’s First Haircut Ceremony

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A few weeks ago, our 2-year-old son’s hair was shaggy to the point of falling in his eyes and ​tangling in dreadlocks​​ in the back. ​We had been discussing a ceremonial haircut for some time, thinking it might help him to release some of his emotional baggage. So, on the last full moon, we hosted a special haircutting ceremony ​for Gabriel. Read More

Family Sharing Circle 360-Degree Video - Wild Family Photo

Love Is

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Right on time for Valentine’s Day, the 15th episode of Wild Family TV is called “Love Is.” Here we explore the meaning of love, as it relates to parenting, partnership, and personhood. This show touches on multiple aspects of love: devotion, belonging, connection, kinship, kindness…

Click Here or press the play button above to view the video. Click-and-drag any area on the 360-degree video screen to interact with what you see. Choose 4K quality for optimal viewing. Read More

Boy with a Bubble Machine - Wild Family Photo

Be The Love You’re Looking For

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by Kat Lindsay

When I first moved to Austin in 2009 I was a single mom of a 5-month-old son. My good friend Julie had invited me to move in with her, to help me raise Daniel. You know how it is as a new mom. You don’t really know what you’re getting into by having a baby. And depending on the day, you can be drowning in an ocean of unknowns–hormones, late nights, early mornings, diapers, spit up and this new life I didn’t recognize as my own.

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Wild Family Filmmakers: Cabe, Kat, Gabriel, Daniel, and Rosalie

“Best of Season One!” – Wild Family TV Show #13

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The “Best of Season One!” highlights our favorite video creations from the first year of Wild Family TV. Memorable moments include a documentary short film about life and the afterlife, a stop-motion animated short film about a wild goose chase, video interviews featuring some of the raddest families on the planet, plus our popular “Liquid Gold Ghee” recipe demo in Kat’s Kitchen.

Click Here or press the play button above to view the video. Choose HD quality for optimal viewing. Read More