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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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My Raw Food Superstore!

Thursday, September 5th, 2013

Its my garden, but it has been an amazing source of almost all my raw food that Ive been eating this summer.

Here are some pix from start to finish:

Digging the Garden

Digging the Garden

Just Planted

Just Planted

Starting to Grow

Starting to Grow

So many raw veggies

So many raw veggies

In Full Bloom

In Full Bloom

Morning Smoothies

Morning Smoothies

Chocolate Heirloom Tomatoes

Chocolate Heirloom Tomatoes

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.

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Birthday Thanks

Saturday, June 29th, 2013

On top of an amazing Raw Food Dinner my friends gave me some of the best birthday gifts this year:

My sister's golden monkey Budda

My sister’s golden monkey Budda

Christine's Collage of us

Christine’s Collage of us

Leslie's Magnet

Leslie’s Magnet

Deb's bronze mermaid

Deb’s bronze mermaid

One of Izzy's abstract originals

One of Izzy’s abstract originals

And…the words of warm birthday wishes from so many of you… thank you! June is not my favorite month anymore after Dennis passing on the 24th. But thanks to you all, you have lightened my spirit and got me through another year. oxox

Closing RawFoodTalk.com Board

Tuesday, May 21st, 2013

I want to thank everyone who has participated in the RawFoodTalk.com forum. There have been some amazing exchanges there and so many words of wisdom spoken. But its time for me to close this board. I am moving on to new ventures and feel that its time for me to let this go. A forum of this size takes loads of money, time and energy. I have not been keeping up with the forum upgrades, the spam problems, etc…. which is resulting in many disgruntled emails and people calling the office daily. I’m sorry to disappoint the many of you who have spent your time and wonderful words of help and inspiration there. I hope that you have all benefited from the board and that it has helped you on your path to optimal health. I know many of you have made lasting friendships there as well. I will leave this board up for a month of so, so that you may copy what you need and any information you would like to save.

Thank you for being part of the RawFoodTalk.com community! It’s been a wonderful ride! I’m looking forward to seeing what’s next for all of you and of course, you can keep up with my adventures through my blog, Facebook and twitter. I am continuing my certification trainings and there will be some exciting new classes, events and projects coming into fruition in the near future!

Grapefruit – Burdock Root Smoothie

Thursday, May 2nd, 2013

I was in the mood for something lighter this morning instead of my thick green raw food smoothie. I could smell the grapefruits on my counter and I remembered that I had some fresh burdock root so I combined the two for an amazingly refreshing smoothie.

3 Grapefruits peeled

4 small sticks of burdock root

Place all in a vitamix and blend well until frothy.

It made 2 large glasses so you can use 2 grapefruit and 2 burdock and you’d probably have enough for a normal glass.

Marinated Raw Plantains

Thursday, April 11th, 2013

My sister, Stacie, is here from Florida to help me with my April Raw Food Certification class that starts Friday. Its 5 days of non-stop set up for the class but she is finally over at the retreat house prepping food with 4 other amazing raw food helpers today. Its always an incredible experience meeting the people who come to the class. I think the furthest person coming to this one is Seoyull from Korea! Its always a life shifting experience for them and for me. I’m ready to be in the bubble of bliss that is created from each class! Ill be tweeting pictures throughout the weekend so make sure you follow me on twitter!

Stacie made these incredible plantains yesterday for us that are so easy to make and really unique. Just make sure you use really ripe plantains or they won’t taste good at all:

A couple of VERY RIPE plantains

Melted coconut oil

cinnamon

curry

Pinch of sea salt

Slice the plantains into bit size pieces like you would a banana.Pour some melted coconut oil over the plantains. Use enough melted coconut oil to coat the plantains. Mix them around in the coconut oil and then sprinkle a large amount of cinnamon, curry and sea salt on them to coat them really well. They should look brownish-orange from the spices. Let sit and marinate for at least an hour. Enjoy!

Basic Flax Cracker Recipe

Tuesday, April 2nd, 2013

 

Do you remember these?! I almost didn’t! With all the gourmet raw food floating around the internet and the popularity of raw foods now, I often crave the simplicity of my old, tried but true, basic raw food recipes like the ones in Living on Live Food. Give these a try and alter them to your liking. They are pretty simple and basic which I like because they can go with a variety of toppings or dips, etc…

Flax Seed Crackers

The basic cracker. I love these! They are simple, yet tasty and great for dipping or topping with avocado, tomato and onion. After you make these once, you can vary the amounts of garlic and ginger and lemon to suit your taste.

2 cups whole flax seeds (soaked in 2 cups water for 4 hours or overnight)

2 cloves garlic

1/2 lemon, juiced

2 Tablespoons Bragg liquid aminos or Nama Shoyu

1 Tablespoon fresh ginger

1. Place all ingredients in a food processor and blend until well combined, and until the garlic and ginger are completely ground.

2. Remove from processor and place on a Teflex sheet on top of a mesh dehydrator screen. Spread batter into a thin sheet about 1/8 inch thick (or less…I like to make these very thin: the ‘goopy’ substance from the flax seeds holds these crackers together even if they have holes).

3. Dehydrate at 105 degrees for 10-16 hours, depending on degree of crispness desired. Flip crackers and peel off Teflex sheet after 7-8 hours.

Note: When you place whole flax seeds in the food processor with the other ingredients, the flax seeds will stay whole. This is suggested just to grind the other ingredients and to blend the flax seeds into the mixture.