Appetizers

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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Falafels the Raw Food Way

Falafels the Raw Food Way February 26, 2010

I love food. I love flavor. I love falafels! There is a great little restaurant in Boulder where you can order your falafels and choose from all kinds of sides to put with them. It is quick, yummy and there is a wonderful outside patio where you can »

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Raw Food Recipes: Hazelnut Cranberry Flatbread

Raw Food Recipes: Hazelnut Cranberry Flatbread February 1, 2010

I love the combination of hazel nuts and cranberries and wanted to create a raw food recipe for flat bread with these. I decided to throw in a few pumpkin seeds and some flax for an extra nutritional boost. These breads are great by themselves or with a »

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Super Food: Turmeric

Super Food: Turmeric January 10, 2010

I love when information about food, raw food and the relationship between food and health is highlighted in mainstream media. I was watching “Good Morning America” on Friday. Dr. David Servan-Schreiber was talking about his new book, “Anti Cancer, A New Way of Life”. One of the first »

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Healthy Raw Onion Rings

Healthy Raw Onion Rings December 22, 2009

I love converting unhealthy recipes to healthy raw food recipes. Onion rings were always one of my favorite treats, but I refuse to eat the deep fried variety anymore. They are soaked with oil and breaded with nothing that is health promoting. I still love them and wanted »

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Raw Food Appetizers: Walnut Cranberry Crackers

Raw Food Appetizers: Walnut Cranberry Crackers December 1, 2009

What do you get when you put together walnuts, cranberries, oranges and flax seeds? Super healthy raw food crackers that are festive and full of flavor! These beauties are packed with nutrients and are perfect for your raw holiday table. Pair them with the Cranberry Orange Spread and »

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Three Raw “Cheese” Spreads

Three Raw “Cheese” Spreads November 18, 2009

The holidays are upon us! Everyone is looking for healthy raw food recipes that will look great on their holiday tables! This recipe makes it easy for you to put three different raw “cheese” spreads on your table. Your non raw food eating friends will never know that »

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Red Pepper Poppers

Red Pepper Poppers November 5, 2009

Recently, I hosted a raw food pot luck at my home. Talking to everyone, at all levels of involvement with raw food was interesting and enlightening. It is always fun to see what raw food dishes people show up with. One couple brought some jalapeno poppers, made the »

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Sun Dried Tomato Pumpkin Seed Pesto

Sun Dried Tomato Pumpkin Seed Pesto September 28, 2009

When we eat a raw food diet, it is important to pay attention to the nutrients we are getting. Honestly, when we eat any type of food we should be paying attention to the nutrients we get. The funny thing is that when I was eating the SAD »

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Raw Spinach Mushroom Tart

Raw Spinach Mushroom Tart September 17, 2009

I remember getting grounded for playing with my food. Seriously. I was crushing crackers and making little designs in my soup. It sent my dad right over the edge. I don’t think he would be so upset anymore. Actually, I think he would be downright pleased. I believe »

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Productive Senior Citizens and Raw Apple Sauce

Productive Senior Citizens and Raw Apple Sauce September 14, 2009

This is Stella. My apple tree. Ok, I get that not everyone names their trees but Stella deserves a name. She has been here for a very long time. Stella is the biggest apple tree I have ever seen. With a trunk of over 9 feet around, she »

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Baba Ghanoush, The Raw Food Way!

Baba Ghanoush, The Raw Food Way! September 9, 2009

This is a great time of year for food lovers. The farmer’s markets are brimming with fruit and vegetables, fresh and in season, waiting for us to enjoy. Eggplant, the glossy, deep purple member of the nightshade family is showing up in all of it’s various forms. I »

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Tomato Napoleon with Raw Basil “Cheese”

Tomato Napoleon with Raw Basil “Cheese” September 1, 2009

Food inspires me. Working with the ingredients, smelling them, tasting them, trying to guess what will go with what. I am amazed at how you can have an idea, start throwing some things together and with in a matter of minutes, transform the familiar into something completely new »

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