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Tune in to talk to me on The Raw Truth Radio Show March 26th!

Wednesday, March 26th, 2014

Tune in to the The RAW Truth with Chef Sharynne Frazer at 11 am EST Thursday March 26th. I’ll be on the show (probably about 11:20 EST). Its live and you can call in and talk to me, ask questions, etc… http://www.voiceamerica.com/show/2320/the-raw-truth

 

 

Raw Peppermint Brownie’s

Thursday, January 2nd, 2014

For New Years Eve, I made some raw food to bring to a friends. The dessert was Raw Peppermint Brownies.

I adapted the brownie recipe from Raw Food for Everyone. Actually, the brownie part is still the same but I made a peppermint frosting instead of the chocolate sauce topping.

Brownies – Makes 20
2 cups pecans
2 cups walnuts
2 cups hazelnuts
4 cups cacao powder
4 cups pitted dates
1½ cups agave nectar

1. Put 1 cup pecans, walnuts, and hazelnuts in a food processor. Blend until finely ground. Remove the ground nuts and transfer to a bowl, then repeat with remaining nuts. Put the cacao powder into the food processor and pulse a few times to get rid of any lumps. Add the cacao to the ground nuts and stir to combine.
2. Put the agave and dates in a food processor (no need to wash it). Blend until a coarse paste forms. Remove to another bowl.
3. Put 1/3 of the nut mixture and 1/3 of the date mixture in a food processor (again, no need to wash it). Pulse for about 30 seconds until the mixture is crumbly and moist. Transfer a bowl. Repeat two more times. When are three batches are in the bowl, mix well.
4. Evenly spread the brownie batter into an 11-inch x 7-inch pan. You can cut the brownies immediately into large or small pieces, or cover and store at room temperature for 5 to 7 days

For the frosting:

1 cup coconut butter
1/2 cup coconut oil
2-3 drops of essential oil of peppermint or use a peppermint extract

I used a small blender to blend it all and melt it together. When this is nice and creamy, spread it over the top of the brownies. You can put it in the fridge to harden but then I left it out at room temperature and it was creamier.

Enjoy!

Sugar Scrub – Raw Christmas…

Tuesday, December 24th, 2013

I needed some gifts for Christmas eve and Christmas day and I didn’t feel like bringing my usual raw food desserts or raw food goodies so I made this brown sugar and vanilla scrub. SO easy and pretty! Posted this on Facebook and you all wanted to know how, so here is the recipe:

Brown Sugar Scrub

Brown Sugar
Sweet almond Oil (you can use other oils. Coconut I’m sure, but I would think it would harden, maybe that would work though)
Vanilla extract

Put the brown sugar in a bowl and add the oil. Mix well. Its usually about 1 cup of sugar to 1/4 or a 1/2 of oil. I’m sure you can find a to of recipes online. Just dont make it too oily. You want it to be grainy. Also, after sitting, the sugar soaks up the oil, so add a little less then you think.

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Write out some labels.

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Wrap some cloth around the lid.

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Put some pretty paper around the outside and tie with some cloth.

I used tissue paper and some pieces of an old shirt.

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Happy Holidays!

Raw Food Certification Class

Wednesday, October 9th, 2013

This past 4 day raw food certification class in September was amazing! Here are some pictures from the training.

Be sure to sign up for the next class in April. It’s already starting to fill! Payment plans are available.

I look forward to seeing you there!

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Papaya Salmon Steak

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Paleo with Raw Food

Wednesday, August 14th, 2013

Although this book is not a raw food book, the Paleo Cookbook For Dummies by Dr. Kellyann Petrucci has just been published and she has included some of my raw food recipes in it! She is very much into the health benefits of eating raw. So if your paleo or easing your way into raw, this may be a great book to check out!

Her website is http://drkellyann.com

Raw Chocolate in Costa Rica

Monday, August 5th, 2013

I just got home from Costa Rica. Heres is a picture of what raw chocolate really looks like! Ill upload a video soon along with other pictures.

Raw Chocolate in Costa Rica

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Chocolate Bark

Wednesday, March 20th, 2013

 

Raw Chocolate Bark 

I have been making this constantly. Its so easy and its so unbelievably good!

Its a basic chocolate recipe with added hemp seeds, chia, dried fruit and nuts. You can add whatever you like to it. Mix and match and experiment with different fruits, nuts, almond butter, shredded coconut and superfoods. You can even add flavors like vanilla beans and essential oils like peppermint, orange, etc… The cinnamon batch I made was the best so far.

Just use about equal parts raw cacao powder and melted coconut oil. Mix together (I use a hand mixer) and add a good amount of sweetener to taste (agave, honey, coconut syrup…) Just keep tasting until it’s not bitter and it is to your liking. I also add a couple of T of melted cacao butter but its fine if you don’t have any. Mix this well until there are no lumps and it’s smooth. It will be a chocolate sauce consistency. Next, add in your additions.  For the picture above I added:

Chopped dried figs

Chopped dried apricots

Hemp seeds

Chia seeds (I love these in chocolate. It makes it takes like a nestles crunch)

Goji berries

Crushed and whole walnuts

Lots of Cinnamon

A little Himalayan sea salt

Mix this all together by hand. Then spread it out onto a parchment paper lined cookie sheet and place in the freezer for an hour. It doesn’t take long for this to freeze. Don’t make this too thin but not so thick that you cant break into it when you bite it.

Enjoy!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Raw Revolution Energy Bars

Tuesday, July 12th, 2011

Any raw food bar that is known and loved by serious athletes worldwide is something I want in on!

Raw Revolution is a very cool company. Called “Raw Rev” by their thousands of devotees, they’re really involved in the health and fitness world. So you can absolutely trust that their live food snack bars are a great bet when you need an energy boost.

Raw, natural, vegan and gluten-free, with this bundle of 18 delicious chocolate bars, you’ll be doing something fantastic for your body – and your psyche.

(If you still need to sign up to receive my specials, you can go here for more information! This is the only way you can purchase these items, is to be signed up for my super special – its FREE to sign up and you get amazing weekly deals!)

Renee’s Raw Chocolate!

Tuesday, May 24th, 2011

Renee's Raw Chocolate - 2 Pack

 Alright, I know I have a lot of favorites, especially for snacking, but… this chocolate is seriously THE BEST I’ve ever had!

A lot of Raw Chocolates are super sweet or they have too much coconut oil or they have a weird aftertaste. Renee’s Raw Chocolates are seriously the best I’ve ever tasted! We ran a special on these when I first started with open sky and we sold out. We made it even more affordable and lowered the price of these so order them now because these will definitely not last!

Packed with goji berries for antioxidants, vitamin C, amino acids, and minerals, they’re a chocolate lover’s healthy dream come true!

If you still need to sign up to receive my specials, you can go here for more information!