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Phase one of our construction project is finally coming to an end. The house is beautiful, the views to die for and we have finally moved out of the downstairs office and are actually living in the main house! As I look back over the last 7 months, I honestly don’t know how we did it. Living with a house full of construction workers popping up everywhere, the nail guns, the compressors, the dust and dirt! And If I am going to be completely honest, I struggled to keep up with the blog. 

All my creativity was being poured into the house, not recipes. And there was constant noise and distraction. It took a tole. The holidays came and I just let go and enjoyed the festivities with my family. It was a super special Christmas Eve as my beloved proposed in front of a roaring fire, with the snow swirling outside. It couldn’t have been more perfect. I am thrilled.

So many wonderful distractions kept pulling me away, but this morning, after a long hike through the fog, I finally found the spark that got me back into the kitchen.  I was so inspired, I worked on both a raw and cooked version of this wonderful dish. For those of you who can’t eat nuts, I made the sage rosemary cream with sunflower seeds! Sunflower seeds can be a little bitter and the recipe took a bit of tweaking before I was satisfied. Make sure you include all the ingredients for the best results. 

You have your choice of using a dehydrator to make this (raw) or the oven (cooked). I want to be able to help out all of you who want healthy recipes but don’t have a dehydrator, or aren’t concerned about having everything raw. It is great raw and delicious cooked! A wonderful, hearty recipe to satisfy you on these cold winter nights.  [click to continue…]



Kale Apple Salad with Maple Pepper Pecans @Rawmazing.comWhen our CSA box arrived, full of kale and apples, this lovely fall salad almost created itself. I knew I had a hit when my daughter, her best friend and her boyfriend came to town and devoured the entire bowl in one sitting! It’s all fall with maple syrup, cranberries and apples. Maple pepper pecans are the perfect topping and add a great crunch. I am going to be serving this as one of the dishes on Christmas! 

Make sure you don’t skip the first step of massaging the kale with lemon juice and salt. It softens the kale but most importantly, it removes the bitter edge. It’s like magic! This salad will hold well for a couple of days. You may have a little dressing left over, but I am sure you will find a use for it! If not, it will freeze well while it waits for the next salad! 

Instead of using oil in the dressing, we are using a cashew cream. Let’s face it. Getting our calories from whole foods instead of processed foods is always a better choice. So, I decided this dressing would be a whole food dressing.

Did you know that cashews have a lower fat content than most other nuts? They have antioxidants and fiber. They are a good source of copper, phosphorus, magnesium, manganese, and zinc. And they have been shown to help fight heart disease! Now, why wouldn’t we choose that over oil?

Enjoy this recipe and I hope you are having a wonderful holiday season!

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Pumpkin Spice Overnight Oats

November 24, 2014
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Overnight oats have been around for a very long time. The idea is simple. Mix your oats with milk and spices, leave overnight to soak and soften and in the morning you have a wonderful bowl of delicious, creamy oats. I have been intrigued by overnight oats for quite a while. Fall is one of […]

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Raw Pumpkin Recipes

October 27, 2014
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Pumpkin has become the star fruit of fall. Recipes for pumpkin lattes, pumpkin pies, pumpkin cookies, pumpkin muffins, pumpkin breads, etc. flood food blogs this time of year. It may drive you a little batty but before you submit to pumpkin overdose, take a look at these nutritional facts: Pumpkin is a great source of Vitamin A. […]

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Fresh Bouillon and a Buddha Bowl

September 26, 2014
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For a fully raw version, page down. I love the concept of a “Buddha Bowl”. I also call it my “What I make for dinner when I don’t feel like making dinner” bowl. It is simple, nutritious, delicious and a great way to use what you have in the kitchen. There are also two recipes […]

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Raw Carrot Zucchini Cake

September 6, 2014
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I have been wanting to post a raw carrot cake recipe for years. Seriously, years. For some reason, I never got around to it until today.  Of course, it couldn’t be a straight up carrot cake, I had to mess with it. Zucchini is available in abundance right now so I decided to throw that […]

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Cracked Pepper Dried Cherry Crackers with Pine Nut Pepper Cream and Nectarine Salad!

August 21, 2014
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Oh my gosh…I must admit, it is good to be back. I haven’t posted to Rawmazing for over a month. It’s the longest I have gone since starting the site over 6 years ago! And what a month it has been. We moved, I finished my Professional Plant Based Certification through Rouxbe (more about that […]

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Perfect Summer Dinner Salad

July 14, 2014
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I am not even going to pretend. I am overwhelmed! We are moving into our new house, well 2 rooms of our new house in only 11 days and I honestly don’t know how we are going to pull it off. Our garages (that we were going to move our stuff into) are filled with […]

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Chocolate Espresso Hazelnut Frozen Torte

June 15, 2014
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Did I really say that? Chocolate espresso hazelnut frozen torte? Yes, I did. And you are going to love this one. It is pretty easy to put together if you make the hazelnut butter in advance. And since there are avocados in the filling in stead of coconut oil and cashews, you are going to […]

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Beets with Arugula “Cheese” and Orange

May 29, 2014
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Beets with Arugula “Cheese” and Orange (recipe follows post) An  Easy Elegant Appetizer and a Story I exhaled on Tuesday for the first time in 5 months. Not your normal exhale but a long  breath from deep down inside. As the air escaped from my lips, months of pent up stress traveled with it. Finally, a […]

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Raw Blackberry and Mango Almond Nut Pâté Salad

April 17, 2014
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I am sitting in my kitchen, surrounded by furniture (that belongs in the family room) as carpet layers, window washers and air conditioning technicians swarm my house like it’s a hive. The dogs have been sent to “Auntie Jan’s” house for the day and the poor cats are locked in the courtyard so they will […]

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Raw Stuffed Mushrooms with Rosemary “Cream”

April 3, 2014
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Stuffed Large Portobella Mushrooms With the Cashew Rosemary “Cream” There are some days that recipe inspiration does not come easy. And then sometimes, you get lucky. You see an ingredient and a whole dish falls into place. Strolling farmer’s markets can be a great idea. Veggies and fruits are everywhere calling out, “pick me!”  Yesterday, […]

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Raw Pho

March 23, 2014
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Pho (pronounced ‘fuh’) is a traditional Vietnamese noodle soup that is loved by many. I have made vegan versions before but today, I bring you a recipe for raw Pho. This is a quick, easy pho, made from ingredients that shouldn’t be too  hard to find. There are some prepare ahead notes as you have […]

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White Chocolate Dark Chocolate Raspberry Tort

March 14, 2014
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  That’s raw? You bet it is. In fact it is one of my all time favorite raw dessert recipes and today we are taking a trip down memory lane and revisiting it! It’s all because my book, Rawmazing: Over 130 Simple Raw Recipes for Radiant Health is going into it’s third printing and my editor […]

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Cauliflower Rice with Fresh Peas and Cumin

February 28, 2014
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Cauliflower. It isn’t a word that makes your heart skip a beat, or makes you start to salivate. But it is a work horse that can don many coats. I have used it as a pizza crust, a base for “stir-fry”, roasted it, made cauliflower steaks in the dehydrator and even made raw mashed “potatoes” […]

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Raw Strawberry Chocolate “Trifle”

February 16, 2014
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Tri-fle: noun: A thing of little importance. Britt: a cold dessert of sponge cake and fruit covered with layers of custard, jelly, and cream. Ok…so we are taking raw food liberties again…it really isn’t a traditional trifle but it is a darn good raw version! I remember the first trifle I ever had. I was in […]

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