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Wednesday, February 5th, 2014

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Raw Green Soup

Wednesday, January 22nd, 2014

Ive been making a raw green energy soup in the mornings lately instead of my raw food smoothies.
This is the one I made this morning. You can alter the spices and seasonings to your liking.
Raw Energy Soup
Kale
Collards
Swiss chard
Celery
Bock choy
Cucumber
Sunflower greens
Lime juice
Avocado
Ginger
Turmeric powder
Cayenne powder
Cumin Powder
Dulse
greens
In a blender or food processor, blend all of the ingredients except the Dulse, until smooth. Once this is blended well, add the Turmeric, Cayenne and Cumin and blend again. Pour into a large bowl and add Dulse pieces. I like using a vitamix so it comes out really smooth and creamy.

Raw Food Smoothie – Grapefruit-Spinach-Sunwarrior Powder

Wednesday, January 15th, 2014

Grapefruit/sunwarrior powder smoothie

I usually put a ton of greens, swiss chard, kale, sunflower greens, celery and cucumber along with chia seeds, and a host of other raw foods in my smoothies but this morning I tried something new.

1 red grapefruit

Large handful of spinach

Burdock root – about an inch size piece

Scoop of vanilla Sunwarrior powder

Blend in Vitamix. So smooth and creamy and filling!

 

 

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!

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

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

Nettle Tea

Saturday, June 29th, 2013

I have a ton of stinging nettle growing all over my yard so Ive been making a lot of nettle tea. You can make sun tea or brew it like regular tea. Just make sure you wear gloves to pick it or it will sting! Nettle is one of my favorite herbs. You can read how amazing this plant is HERE and about it’s medicinal benefits.

Here are the steps to harvesting and brewing:

This is how to spot it

This is how to spot it. You can see it jutting out from a few different places.

The leaves are oval with a little point.

The leaves are oval with a little point.

You can cut the big stem off and just use the leaves to brew.

You can cut the big stem off and just use the leaves to brew.

Make sure you wear gloves to harvest as the stem is thorny but so is the underside of the leaves and they can sting if you touch them with bare hands.

Make sure you wear gloves to harvest as the stem is thorny but so is the underside of the leaves and they can sting if you touch them with bare hands.

Place them in a pan of boiling water but turn off the boil and simmer for 20-40 minutes.

Place them in a pan of boiling water but turn off the boil and simmer for 20-40 minutes.

When the nettles are done you can use your bare hands. They won't sting you after brewing.

When the nettles are done you can use your bare hands. They won’t sting you after brewing.

Strain and enjoy the many benefits of Stinging Nettle!

Strain and enjoy the many benefits of Stinging Nettle!

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

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.