Sirenita del Mar : Live Foods For Life


with Sirenita at one of our Raw Food Workshops at

Hey friends! So since we are on this amazing  ”Journey to Health” I decided it would be a perfect time to introduce you all to an amazing woman, Sirenita! I met her about a year ago & have been hosting workshops with her on Raw food :) ! Here is a short interview of Sirenita on Raw food, sustainability, Autonomy, and more taken by Julissa Reyes (I’m in it for a little bit too, yay)! (Keep scrolling down for some delicious recipes, by Sirenita!


Sirenita shares her knowledge & a wonderful recipe with us… Enjoy!

Sirenita's fermented drinks!!

“I have to preface these recipes by saying that I truly believe in and practice sustainability by always recycling. I don’t buy packaged food (as much as I can, as I usually buy the veggies in their natural state and the beans, grains, dry fruit and others in bulk), and I compost religiously. I also use absolutely all of the plant, as I juice or blend stems and harder parts, and use the remaining pulp for preparing breads, crackers, pie crusts and patties. If a raw recipe doesn’t come out as I’d like, I follow the principle my guru Joannie from Practicing Raw always reminds us of: “raw food is forgiving,” and I rescue it by either re-hydrating it or re-processing it. Also, I really believe in the benefits of fermented food, so, if something starts to ferment, I just eat it, knowing that those darling enzymes are going to party in my gut (thank you, David, for being such a fan of my “soda beans!”). No waste here! Or rather, I support my body in the elimination of waste as efficiently as possible!

Dehydrated Onion bread (4 servings)

1 cup of fermented rye (left over from the preparation of Rejuvelac, recipe coming soon!)
1 cup of left over veggie pulp from juicing
1 cup of ground flax seeds
1 cup of ground sunflower seeds
1 very ripe banana
3 sliced large onions
½ cup of Nama Shoyu
½ cup of olive oil

Thinly slice the onions and purée the banana (I add this sweetness to counter the sourness of the fermented rye). Grind the flax and sunflower seeds and put them in a bowl. Add the rest of the ingredients, including onions and banana. Mix well with your hands, massaging the mixture. Allow the mix to settle for 30 minutes. You will need a dehydrator for this. (Or maybe you could put the batter in a crock pot at very low temperature, experiment!) Spread the mix on the Teflex sheets of the dehydrator and dehydrate for 24 hours, then take out the Teflex sheets and flip over the bread and dehydrate for another 12 hours. Yummie!


Sirenita's RAW burger on the top right corner, Sirenita's RAW Kale salad on the left corner & my NRGY TUNA(less) spread on cucumber in the middle

Dehydrated Veggie Patties (4 servings)

1 cup of sprouted lentils
1 cup of left over veggie pulp from juicing
1 cup of ground flax seeds
2 chopped garlic cloves (or more!)
1 chopped onion
1 cup of chopped parsley
1 chopped red bell pepper
½ cup of olive oil
Braggs liquid amino acids spray to taste

Ground the flax seeds in the food processor or grinder and place in a bowl. Process the sprouted lentils in the food processor and add to the bowl. Add the rest of the ingredients and mix with your hands until it becomes a batter. Make little balls and tap them flat on the Teflex sheets of the dehydrator. Dehydrate for 6 hours and then take out the Teflex sheets and flip over. Dehydrate for another 2 hours. Place between two pieces of the onion bread, and add the following mustard sauce:

Mustard sauce (4 servings)

1 cup processed raw cashews
1 tablespoon of miso paste
Juice of one lemon
Juice of one orange
2 tbsp. Nama Shoyu
1 tablespoon of mustard seeds
½ cup of raw apple cider vinegar

Soak the mustard seeds in the raw apple cider vinegar. Process the raw cashews in the grinder or food processor. Add all the liquids, including the vinegar and mustard seeds to the processed cashews in the food processor. Add the miso paste and process well. Spread the sauce over the onion bread, add the patty, sliced tomatoes, lettuce and avocado slices. YUMMO!

“I’m an activist-scholar, published poet, playwright and educator born in Argentina. A recently retired Professor of Spanish and Latin American Cultural Studies at California State University, Northridge, I’ve authored numerous articles and two books on Latin/o/a American performance and gender studies, globalization, and new social movements. I continue to walk with and accompany the practices of resistance, creation and self-determination of autonomous movements of the Americas (Chiapas, Los Angeles, Buenos Aires) from an observing participant perspective.

One of Sirenita's delicious GREEN Juices!! YUM!!

As an advocate for individual and community autonomy, I believe in the exploration of live foods and our bodies towards vibrant health, empowering self-reliance and food sovereignty for all. I’m committed to sharing this experience among Eastside and South Central Los Angeles communities, in order to facilitate the re-membering of healthy lifestyles. I’ve been doing un-cooking demonstrations since that initial hy ways of living.I have  done un-cooking demonstrations at the Shaman’s Vision & Arts, Anarchist Book Fair, the Eastside Café, the South Central Farm community center for the 2011 Mujeres de Maíz event, the California State University, Los Angeles Cross-cultural Center, Earth Day South LA and the Revolutionary Autonomous Communities. I also offer raw food preparation workshops with my partner Nrgy at El Ranchito de Sirena en El Sereno, a place for healing.

I am currently enrolled in a one-year online program at the Institute for Integrative Nutrition and the State University of New York Purchase College to become a holistic health consultant.”

Enjoying Sirenita's delicious RAW KALE SALAD & my NRGY Lettuce wraps with my NRGY TUNA(less) spread

*Sirenita will be helping lead a COMMUNITY CLEANSING PROJECT  starting September 15th along with Shaman’s Vision & Arts & TIA CHUCHAS …. Join us!! :)


Thank you, Sirenita for sharing your pasison with us!!!


-Peace & NRGY


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