Minneapolis Farmer’s Market

September 28, 2012
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Peppers and Bitter Balls at the Minneapolis Farmer’s Market I have been keeping a secret for a little while. I have been traveling back and forth from Minneapolis to the San Francisco area for the last 4 months in preparation for a move. Actually, half of my stuff was moved out here in May, the […]

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Raw Chocolate Covered Nutella Macaroons

September 18, 2012
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Talk about a recipe morphing! I have been wanting to make a macaroon with a ganache center for a while now. But I like my macaroons fresh out of the dehydrator. They get a wonderful crunchy exterior and a soft interior. If you want a ganache center, that presents a problem. Here is a peek at my “interesting” creative […]

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KitchenAid Winner!!

August 31, 2012
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The winner of the KitchenAid Blender is Shannon Murray! Look for my post on Monday to find out how this blender sizes up. Have a wonderful weekend!!!! -Susan

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KitchenAid 5-Speed Blender Give Away!

August 28, 2012
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This contest has ended. I couldn’t help myself. I saw a video on how the KitchenAid blender beat both the Vitamix and the Blendtec blenders in a test. Considering it is about 1/4 to 1/3rd the price, I just had to get one and put it through it’s paces. So for the next few days, […]

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Raw Mock Tuna Salad

August 22, 2012
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  Oh how I struggled with the title of this post. It isn’t really mock “tuna”. It is a wonderful fruit and veggie salad, with the addition of a nut paté and a wonderful raw, vegan mayo. But that title is a little long. What I did do was base the salad/nut paté on what […]

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Raw Walnut Cacao Dreamy Bars

August 17, 2012
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I have been fixated on omega 3′s (more on that in a minute). I have also been fixated on creating a new dessert bar recipe (I think you can understand that one). Two fixations came together and these tasty raw walnut cacao bars were born. First, lets talk omega 3′s. Why the fixation, you ask? […]

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Watermelon Jicama Mint Salad

August 6, 2012
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Last weekend, I threw together an impromptu dinner some dear friends. The menu was mostly raw food. A wonderful corn and avocado salsa topped black bean burgers that were nested in butter lettuce. I wanted to make a quick savory watermelon salad but who knew it would end up the star of the meal!  When I create […]

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Rosemary Almond Crackers Two Ways

July 29, 2012
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Last week I posted this recipe for raw Rosemary Honey “Cheese” with Figs. Hiding in the background are the raw Rosemary Almond crackers that go with it. Incorporating the rosemary and cracked pepper into the almonds make the crackers a great compliment to the “cheese”. I promised the raw recipe for the crackers and here […]

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Rosemary Honey “Cheese” with Figs and a Balsamic Reduction

July 23, 2012
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When fresh figs make an appearance at the market, my heart skips a beat. I love everything about them. Their beautiful shape and the deep colors remind me of a renaissance painting. The soft, pink  fruit is delicately sweet. The texture starts with firm flesh that yields to the juicy interior intermingled with crunchy seeds. Truly a chef’s dream, […]

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Cherry Tarts with Hazelnut Crust

July 9, 2012
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Cherries are in season and they are delicious! But did you know that cherries are a super food that even contains melatonin, an antioxidant that not only helps you sleep, but also helps regulate heart rhythms. They are full of anthocyans, antioxidants that fight cancer and help reduce heart disease. Cherries have anti-inflamitory properties that fight arthritis and also […]

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Avocado Jicama Dill Salad

June 25, 2012
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I am in the midst of a love affair. Completely head over heels swept away. And  by a fruit, no less. The object of my affection? The avocado. The Haas avocado to be precise. And it is the perfect time of year to grab a few of these beauties and have your way with them! The […]

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Avocado Strawberry “Cream” Pie

June 15, 2012
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What do you do when you have a refrigerator full of avocados that are ripe and ready to go? Make a raw avocado pie, of course! And what goes great with avocado? Strawberries!! You know me, I can’t leave well enough alone so I couldn’t stop with just the avocado pie. I simply had to […]

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Fruit Salsa with Feijoa Blossoms

June 5, 2012
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  One of my favorite things to write about are “found foods”. The wonderful little bounties that nature provides to us for free….if we just know where to look. Apples from your or your neighbors trees, plums arriving on the doorstep from a friend, purslane growing like a weed in your yard! Sometimes there are little […]

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Collard Wraps with Turmeric Spread

May 6, 2012
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Lunch can often be a challenge. So many times, I find myself lost in a project, only to realize that lunch time has passed and I am starving. At that point, I need something quick and healthy to throw together. That is when raw food can really shine. Grab a couple of collard leaves, chop […]

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Raw Banana “Cream” Parfaits with Salted Allspice Caramel

April 29, 2012
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*Note: Since finding out that Irish Moss can contribute to inflammation, I have re-written this recipe, omitting the Irish Moss.  Banana Cream Pie has long been a favorite of mine. I love how refreshing the bananas and cream are together. I have made quite a few raw “cream” pies but always used coconut oil or butter […]

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Thai Style Noodles and Veggies

April 17, 2012
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  What a journey raw food can take us on! It all started with a longing for Pad Thai, took a stop along the way to make raw fresh coconut milk and ended up with this wonderful Asian inspired dish that really isn’t Pad Thai at all!  The flavors are fresh, bright and inspiring. The […]

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