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Raw Pumpkin Spice Hazelnut Nog

October 28, 2013
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It’s that time of year! Temperatures are dropping and blustery winds are blowing. I don’t have the same kind of fall and winter in the bay area as I did in Minnesota, but I do get a fall and winter. It’s just different.  You wake to 48 degrees and by 3 in the afternoon it […]

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Cucumber Noodles with Coconut Lime Cumin Dressing

October 18, 2013
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It’s 51 degrees with a chance of snow showers in Minneapolis as I sit looking out at pure blue sky. It is 83 degrees where I am at. In my mind, a perfect summer day. But it is fall, and I am once again missing the fall I am used to. I still haven’t gotten […]

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Raw Thin Mint Peppermint Patties

June 11, 2013
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Chocolate Covered Mint “Oreos” Chocolate Mint Wafers Raw “Thin Mints” Raw Peppermint Mint Patties Raw Mint “Oreos”   It all started with a hankering for a peppermint patty. A week later, I have three delicious, perfected recipes that can combine in a multitude of ways. Chocolate wafer cookie? Thin mint? Peppermint Patty? Minty “Oreo”? You […]

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Raw Ginger Orange Oatmeal Cookies

December 17, 2012
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We have a long standing tradition (as so many others do) of making tons of Christmas cookies. My daughters would descend on the kitchen and hours later, flour everywhere, the fruits of their labor sat on tray after glistening tray, waiting to be consumed by the dozens. And consume we did.  These days, I still love cookies, […]

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Sprouted Red Lentils with Curry Sauce and Kale

December 5, 2012
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I have to admit, I have a thing for soaked and sprouted lentils. The taste is fresh and they have a delightful little crunch, not too hard, not too soft. Simply delicious. They also pack an amazing nutritional punch. They are a great source of protein, B vitamins and iron.  Red lentils tend to be […]

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Raw Chili

November 1, 2012
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There are a lot of recipes for raw chili but of course,  with the weather changing, I though it was time for me to throw my hat into the raw chili ring! This is a super simple recipe that requires no dehydrator!  Balancing flavors and textures is alway my number one goal and this dish […]

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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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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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Raw Yam and Carrot Savory Pancakes

February 14, 2012
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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 […]

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Raw Food Sweet Potato Mushroom Sliders

January 10, 2012
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If you don’t have a dehydrator, it might be time to get one because this raw food recipe for “sliders” is worth buying one for! Before I started eating a diet of mostly raw, vegan food, one of my favorite treats used to be sliders. You know, the mini-burgers that you just pop in your […]

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Raw Cranberry Walnut “Cheese”

December 23, 2011
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As my Christmas gift to you, I thought I would share one of the recipes from the Rawmazing Holiday Book. This is a great recipe for introducing people to raw foods at any of your holiday parties. Pictured with one of my favorite crackers, Almond Crackers with Tarragon (also from the book) this Cranberry Walnut […]

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Endive Pomegranate Salad

November 2, 2011
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  I am often asked where the inspiration for my recipes comes from. Almost universally, it is the ingredients that inspire me. I often just browse the produce section, grabbing things that catch my eye. On my last trip, two items really stood out – endive and pomegranates. They combine in this recipe to not […]

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Raw Pumpkin Cranberry Ginger Parfaits!

October 25, 2011
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Raw Pumpkin? YES! It is super healthy (read about pumpkin here: raw pumpkin spice cookies), plentiful at this time of year and tastes great! I have a friend who is very raw food adverse, only because she really hasn’t tried anything. She stopped over as I was making these. I asked her if she wanted to try […]

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Pears with Cacao Ganache and Cinnamon

October 7, 2011
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Making an impressive dessert for company doesn’t have to difficult and it can be nutritious! This simple recipe calls for a thin coating of cacao ganache, topped with almonds and pecans that have wonderful fall spices mixed in. It comes together quickly, tastes marvelous and looks beautiful! One pear easily serves two people.

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Butternut Squash with White Wine Mushroom and Sage

September 27, 2011
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Fall is one of my favorite seasons. I love the crisp feel in the air and the exploding colors as the trees move into their their winter slumber. The raw foods I love start to change from the light, fresh summer fruits to the heavier root vegetables. Seasoning starts to speak of sage and cinnamon. […]

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Raw Vegan Lasagna

September 15, 2011
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I have been wanting to create a recipe for raw lasagna for a while now. Today was the day and I am pretty excited about how this turned out. I mixed things up a bit by making a spinach-walnut pesto, a delicious tomato sauce, an exciting cashew cheese and using some traditional sausage herbs, a […]

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