David @ JOH
Journey of Health Newsletter Update
December 2009
in this issue
:: New Year's Eve Party
:: Beautifully Raw Calendars
:: FREE Introductory to Raw Foods
 Family                                                   Greetings!
Wow! I can't believe 2009 is almost over and I am surviving my 3rd winter here. What a fantastic year we have had. We had Dorit here New Year's Eve 2008, Cody went to Australia for a month, I did an almost 92 day juice fast while in Texas for 3 months, Sherry Strong from Australia was here and our biggest event ever with David Wolfe! Abigail turned 1, I started back at Boss Lubricants and now Cody and I are revving up for a fantastic New Year, New You for 2010.
We have lots of classes scheduled for the New Year along with some exciting programs to come. So stay tune and stop in often!
Costume Optional but FUN
Come help celebrate the New Year healthy with a raw food potluck at Journey of Health. We had a great turn out last year with lots of fun. I thought I would spice it up and come in costume but you can come as you are too!
Bring a raw food dish, music, games, instruments whatever you would like for the party. Party starts at 8 PM. YeHaw!
Beautifully Raw Calendars
On Sale Now! BOGO FREE or $12 each
12 months of beautiful glossy full-color images with over 15 delicious recipes, nutritional facts, and preparation tips for presenting fresh raw and living foods. This is a perfect holiday gift for you, or for your friends and family that think raw food is nothing more than carrot sticks and lettuce! 
The recipes are amazing!!
Comes shrink wrapped and pre-drilled with hole for hanging. 

 Raw Calendar
FREE Introductory to Raw Foods
January 10, 2010 1-3 PM

Kale Salad


If you are new to raw foods, curious on how it taste, how to make a raw food dish, what the raw food lifestyle is, then this is the course for you!

We will talk about the raw food diet, lifestyle, raw food books, websites and make 3 delicious and easy gourmet raw food dishes and receive recipes and more!

Class size is limited and will fill up fast. You must RSVP. Calendar of Events 

 Class open to new and previous students
Free Green Smoothie Class
Green Smoothie Learn all about green smoothies and their health benefits. If you have been interested in green smoothies and don't know where to start, then this class is for you. We will make green smoothies, talk about the health benefits of greens, sea vegetables, Victoria Boutenko's book, Green for Life and her new book Green Smoothie Revolution along with Robyn Openshaws new book Green Smoothies Diet: The Natural Program for Extraordinary Health and taste delicious green smoothies.

You can take this class again if you need inspiration, new ideas and just want to have a free green smoothie. 

You must CALL to register for this class.
DATES on Sale Now. Only 5 more days!
DatesThese are the best organic dates ever. They will freeze up to a year and were just harvested at the end of October. You will not find a better price on organic dates anywhere! I use them to make almond milk, granola, to sweeten my oatmeal, they are fantastic in marinara sauces, dressings, kale salad and oh so much more!
Our Price: $75 for a box / $2.00 off 2 lbs or more
I want to thank all my wonderful customers, new friends, acquaintances and employees for a wonderful 2009. Thank you to those who make me raw fig bars, those who reply to my newsletters, the ones who let me cry on their shoulder, those who help me with Abigail, the people who volunteer because they believe in us and you who shop at our store because you like us. I am really feeling at home here in Calgary and not minding the weather so much, although that might change by February! Thank you for shopping at our store, supporting our family, believing in us and loving us. We could not do it without you! God bless all of you.

Journey of Health

Hemp Ranch Dressing

Yields: 2 cups

Our version of this classic is rich and creamy without the dairy! With hemp seeds as the base, this dressing is high in protein, vitamins and minerals, and essential fatty acids.

by Chef Alicia M. Ojeda


1 1/2 cups hemp seeds

1 cup water

1/4 cup lemon juice

2 Tablespoons nutritional yeast

1 1/2 teaspoons dried Italian seasoning

1 teaspoon onion powder

1 teaspoon garlic powder

1 teaspoon Sea Salt

1/4 teaspoon dried dill or dried basil

1 pinch black pepper



Place all ingredients except for the dried herbs in a blender. Blend until smooth.

Add the herbs and pulse them into the blender, being careful not to over-blend because it will turn your dressing green.

Store in the refrigerator in a sealed glass jar. Will keep for up to 7-10 days.


To serve this dressing as a dip, be sure to make it in advance as it thickens when it is well-chilled. Serve with your favorite crunchy vegetables at your next party.

For an onion dip stir in 1/4 cup dried onion flakes.

Serving Suggestion:

For a classic "garden salad" enjoy Hemp Ranch Dressing over a bed of romaine greens tossed with shaved red cabbage, shredded carrots, and sweet cherry tomatoes, sprinkled with nutri­tional yeast for extra creaminess.