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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Fresh Raw Coconut Milk

April 12, 2012
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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 […]

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Raw Zucchini Shoe-String “Fries”

April 1, 2012
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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 […]

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Left-over Juice Pulp Doggie Treats

March 28, 2012
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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 […]

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Raw Lavender Lemon Tea Cookies

March 23, 2012
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  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 […]

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Raw Strawberry Thumbprint Cookies

March 12, 2012
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  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 […]

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Pear Walnut Raw Crackers with Raw Pear Fig Compote

February 29, 2012
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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 […]

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