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Raw Veggie Kabobs

Raw Veggie Kabobs April 24, 2011

  It has been a rough spring all around. We have been having late season snows, cold, and sleet. Somehow the grass is starting to turn green and tiny little buds are appearing on the trees. I love this time of awakening. The ponds go from frozen circles »

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A Quick and Easy Cheese Spread

A Quick and Easy Cheese Spread April 16, 2011

As promised, here is the recipe for the cheese spread pictured with the Walnut Sun-Dried Tomato Olive Crackers. Macadamia nuts are my favorite nuts to make these quick “cheese” spreads. If you soak them and add a little lemon juice with your other spices, you get a light »

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Raw Sun-dried Tomato Olive Crackers

Raw Sun-dried Tomato Olive Crackers April 12, 2011

  I have been having a rough re-entry back to Minnesota after a week with my daughters in Colorado. It isn’t that Minneapolis is a bad place, it is stunning. And a city that is very cosmopolitan. The problem is that my daughters are not here. I still think »

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Eggplant Chips with Cucumber Dip

Eggplant Chips with Cucumber Dip February 1, 2011

I know I have hit on a really good raw food recipe when I can barely get the dish photographed because I want to eat it. So, if I tell you I should have taken more pictures of this one, you get the drift. The flavors compliment each »

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BBQ Brown Rice Crackers

BBQ Brown Rice Crackers January 27, 2011

I have gotten numerous emails requesting the raw food recipe for the crackers pictured in the cheese post on January 6th. They were a new experiment that I tried that turned out better than I could have hoped for. I used organic, long grain brown rice for the »

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Raw Recipe: Simple Almond Cheese

Raw Recipe: Simple Almond Cheese January 6, 2011

Simple Almond Cheese (recipe at end of post) Nut cheeses are a great item to have in your raw food recipe collection. They are tasty, easily support the addition of many herbs and spices, and will impress your raw and non-raw friends a like! There are a couple »

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Squash “Beggar’s Purse” with Pomegranate and Sage

Squash “Beggar’s Purse” with Pomegranate and Sage December 1, 2010

My friend, Farmer Gray, dropped off a huge bag of squash for me a while back. I have been slowly working through all of the little beauties, making tons of great raw food recipes. Today, I decided to make some squash wraps for little “beggar’s purses”.  A cashew »

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Raw Food Recipe – Corn Kale Chips w Chunky Guac

Raw Food Recipe – Corn Kale Chips w Chunky Guac November 13, 2010

When I was at the farmer’s market last week, I stumbled upon a grocery reseller who had tons of avocados for an amazingly low price. No…definitely not grown in Minnesota, but a great deal, none the less. I bought a bag and brought them home…dreaming of raw corn »

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Fall Slaw with Maple Tahini Dressing

Fall Slaw with Maple Tahini Dressing October 20, 2010

I am a huge fan of the Farmer’s Market. I go at least 2 to 3 times a week to get fresh produce, flowers, and plants. Prices can’t be beat, and the selection is always great. Sunday morning, I was making my usual rounds when I spotted a »

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Pesto and other Basil Tricks

Pesto and other Basil Tricks August 27, 2010

Walnut Basil Pesto “Cream” Sauce with Veggies Traditional pesto is made from basil, pine nuts, olive oil, garlic and Parmesan cheese. We can still use the basil, olive oil and garlic, but since pine nuts have become insanely expensive lately, and Parmesan cheese doesn’t fit the bill for »

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Basil and Raw Food

Basil and Raw Food August 24, 2010

It has been a very hot, wet summer in the Minneapolis area. Because of this, the growth of everything green has been amazing. Walking out the back door, I feel like I am walking into a jungle. I gave up on the weeds weeks ago. One of the »

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Whats for Dinner?

Whats for Dinner? August 9, 2010

Looking for a great raw food dinner menu that is perfect for a summer evening?  Corn and zucchini,  plentiful and extremely compatible, are abundant right now. With  just a little prep time,  you can serve your family or friends this delicious dinner…100% raw food! Starting your prep early »

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Stuffed Avocados with Chipotle Mayo

Stuffed Avocados with Chipotle Mayo May 25, 2010

We had record breaking heat in Minneapolis yesterday. 95 degrees and humid. But I hear it snowed in Salt Lake City? I know there are a lot of you that love the heat, but for this Minnesotan, it was almost unbearable, especially at this time of year. When »

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Raw Food: Kale Chips 9 Ways!

Raw Food: Kale Chips 9 Ways! May 17, 2010

Until yesterday, I had never created a raw food recipe for kale chips. I couldn’t bring myself to take a veggie that I consider a bit bitter and try to turn it into something yummy. My friend, Joanna kept insisting that they were fab so I decided to »

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Pea Pods with Sun Dried Tomato Spread

Pea Pods with Sun Dried Tomato Spread March 30, 2010

Sun dried tomatoes are a favorite around here. Something magical happens when you condense the flavors through drying. I had sun dried tomatoes on the brain when I started working on some raw food recipes today. Wanting something quick and versatile,  I came up with a little spread »

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Stuffed Mushrooms

Stuffed Mushrooms March 22, 2010

I am often asked where I get my inspiration when I am creating raw food recipes. I have a pretty extensive background in food. It is what got me in trouble with “traditional” food in the first place. Too many gourmet meals full unhealthy ingredients. Even though I »

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