Cherry Tarts with Hazelnut Crust

July 9, 2012
Thumbnail image for Cherry Tarts with Hazelnut Crust

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 […]

Read the full article →

Avocado Jicama Dill Salad

June 25, 2012
Thumbnail image for Avocado Jicama Dill Salad

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 […]

Read the full article →

Avocado Strawberry “Cream” Pie

June 15, 2012
Thumbnail image for Avocado Strawberry “Cream” Pie

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 […]

Read the full article →

Fruit Salsa with Feijoa Blossoms

June 5, 2012
Thumbnail image for Fruit Salsa with Feijoa Blossoms

  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 […]

Read the full article →

Collard Wraps with Turmeric Spread

May 6, 2012
Thumbnail image for Collard Wraps with Turmeric Spread

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 […]

Read the full article →

Raw Banana “Cream” Parfaits with Salted Allspice Caramel

April 29, 2012
Thumbnail image for Raw Banana “Cream” Parfaits with Salted Allspice Caramel

*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 […]

Read the full article →

Thai Style Noodles and Veggies

April 17, 2012
Thumbnail image for Thai Style Noodles and Veggies

  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 […]

Read the full article →

Fresh Raw Coconut Milk

April 12, 2012
Thumbnail image for Fresh Raw Coconut Milk

It all started with a  craving for raw Pad Thai. I haven’t made it yet, and have been wanting to for quite a while. Knowing that coconut milk is an important ingredient that I want in my Pad Thai sauce, I set out to make fresh, raw coconut milk for my raw Pad Thai raw […]

Read the full article →

Raw Zucchini Shoe-String “Fries”

April 1, 2012
Thumbnail image for Raw Zucchini Shoe-String “Fries”

Sometimes simple snacks just hit the spot. These tasty little zucchini shoe-string “fries” fit the simple and satisfying bill!  Zucchini is inexpensive and plentiful especially during it’s growing season. We tend to take it for granted, or struggle to get rid of it if it is growing in our garden! As prolific and under-rated as […]

Read the full article →

Left-over Juice Pulp Doggie Treats

March 28, 2012
Thumbnail image for Left-over Juice Pulp Doggie Treats

I get A LOT of requests for recipes that use the pulp that is left over from juicing. Frankly, I understand that when you look at all of that vegetable matter, you think, “I can’t possibly throw this away!” But seriously, what you are looking at, it is just the plant matter that is left […]

Read the full article →

Raw Lavender Lemon Tea Cookies

March 23, 2012
Thumbnail image for Raw Lavender Lemon Tea Cookies

  Spring has come so early to so many parts of the country this year. Normally, I would still be shoveling and instead I am picking dandelion greens! I am not sure how I feel about this, being a snow and winter lover. But ever the optimist, I have decided to jump into spring with […]

Read the full article →

Raw Strawberry Thumbprint Cookies

March 12, 2012
Thumbnail image for Raw Strawberry Thumbprint Cookies

  I love cookies. I have always loved cookies. In days past, I have to admit, there were days that I lived on cookies. A lot of good that did me! Now I have created a wonderful collection of raw food recipes for cookies that are tasty and healthy.  These little raw strawberry thumbprint cookies […]

Read the full article →

Pear Walnut Raw Crackers with Raw Pear Fig Compote

February 29, 2012
Thumbnail image for Pear Walnut Raw Crackers with Raw Pear Fig Compote

Walnuts and pears come together beautifully in these tasty little raw crackers. Highlighted with cinnamon, sage, cracked pepper and a pinch of salt (himalayan) and topped with a raw fig-pear compote, they are the perfect little treat for tea. Well, if you don’t have time for tea, they make a great little snack any time […]

Read the full article →

My Least Favorite Comments and Questions

February 27, 2012
Thumbnail image for My Least Favorite Comments and Questions

Ok…I realize that I am going out on a limb here and hopefully I won’t offend anyone. First, let me say that I am very grateful to all of you who come here for healthy inspiration, information and recipes. I am grateful for all your lovely comments and wonderful e-mails. But, there are a few […]

Read the full article →

Apple Fennel Salad

February 21, 2012
Thumbnail image for Apple Fennel Salad

Apples and fennel. A match made in heaven. Combine it with a bright lemon maple vinaigrette and some macadamia “cheese” crumbles and you have a delicious salad that works for lunch or a first course for company! I love the combination of fennel and apples and this recipe utilizes both the bulb and the leaves.  Fennel is […]

Read the full article →

Raw Yam and Carrot Savory Pancakes

February 14, 2012
Thumbnail image for Raw Yam and Carrot Savory Pancakes

I am a big fan of interesting textures and wonderful taste. I am also a big fan of savory pancakes! I decided to create a twist on the traditional potato pancakes with these yam, carrot pancakes that are laced with hazelnuts, rosemary and sage. The flavors marry beautifully and with the addition of the raw […]

Read the full article →