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raw food/ Picked Green Tomatoes!

Wednesday, August 6th, 2014

Leah (my amazing chef from Grezzo when I had my raw food restaurants) came over tonight and picked a bunch of green heirloom tomatoes from my garden and pickled them. Look at these colors!!!!

She added a bunch of spices, fennel, coriander, cinnamon stix, garlic…added apple cider vinager… Can’t wait till they marinate!

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Coco-Jack

Thursday, July 31st, 2014

A Raw Food keeper that Ill be using all the time!

Coco-Jack

I just tried this new coconut opener from Coco-Jack! For those of you who shy away from opening coconuts for fear of slicing your hand off or if you just have a hard time knowing how to cut into them while saving the coconut milk from splashing all over your kitchen counters, you’ll want to check this handy little tool out!

What I really love is the perfect round hole it leaves in the top of the coconut so that you can easily scrape the meat out and you can also close them up if your not going to be using the whole coconut right away. Love the scoop for the meet also!

Ive tried a lot of coconut knives and other gadgets over the years that promised to make opening my Thai baby coconuts a breeze but they never delivered and I have always gone back to my kitchen knives and hatchets. Ive ruined a lot of knives and my hatchet is pretty intimidating for the faint of heart. It can also make a mess.

Love this! The mat and the bag are pretty cool also… you can buy just the Coco-Jack and a mallet or bundles.

Let me know how you like it if you get one!

There web site is Coco-Jack.com

Truly All Natural Vegan Raw Face Cream!

Saturday, July 19th, 2014

This is skin food at its best!
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Click HERE to order or just got to the store page.

It has taken a few years to perfect this recipe but it is finally time to let the secret out that many of my private clients and students have known for a while now. I have been selling this cream at my raw food trainings, to friends and family and its now available to all of you!

This deeply nourishing skin cream is made from truly natural ingredients. It is perfect for a daily moisturizing cream (I use it every morning before putting on makeup and at night after washing my face before going to bed) and has also been used for problem and troubled skin.

Each ingredient used has been selected according to its healing properties. I have listed them below with a short description of each. This cream is made in small batches, by hand, at low temperatures so as not to destroy the healing properties of each ingredient.

This cream will last for months if you use it sparingly. A little goes a very long way. You will notice the difference in your skin within days. Use this cream for 30 days and your skin will be transformed!

Here are some testimonials:

“LOVE LOVE LOVE this cream. I feel like I have new skin! Love the texture and feel of this cream. It’s done wonders for my complexion. Thanks!”
Kerri M.

“Alissa, I bought the abundance cream from you at your certification training last year. I need more, PLEASE! When will you be making another batch of this? I began using it as just a face cream and fell in love with it. I then I decided to try it on my psoriasis. I could not believe how much this helped! I have used everything in the last 15 years to help with the psoriasis and this cream worked better than anything I’ve ever tried. I wanted to ask you when you would have more and if I could buy this in a bigger quantity?”
Much Love,
Susan P.

“Hi Alissa, Its Donna from the last training class. I bought one of your creams in class and wish I bought a few more. This is the best face cream. I’ve been using it for a couple of months now and my skin feels so smooth and soft and hydrated. Please let me know when I can order more once its up on your site for sale.
Thanks for this amazing cream!”
Donna B.

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

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.

 

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!)