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Raw Blackberry and Mango Almond Nut Pâté Salad

April 17, 2014

I am sitting in my kitchen, surrounded by furniture (that belongs in the family room) as carpet layers, window washers and air conditioning technicians swarm my house like it’s a hive. The dogs have been sent to “Auntie Jan’s” house for the day and the poor cats are locked in the courtyard so they will […]

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Pumpkin Seed Cranberry “Cheese” Log with Thyme

November 20, 2013
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I’m in a holiday mood. It feels so welcome and refreshing because I haven’t felt this way in a while. For the last two years, I have been in the process of getting ready to move or had recently moved and I was simply too exhausted to put my normal holiday effort forth. Everything felt […]

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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 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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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 Spinach Mushroom Tart

September 17, 2009
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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 that eating raw food should not be […]

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Chocolate Dried Cranberry Pecan Flat Bread

February 7, 2009
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Once again, I found myself with an abundance of sprouted wheat berries on my hands. I made the Onion Flat Bread and  Cinnamon Pomegranate Bread. With the left over wheat berries, I wanted to create a raw food recipe with cacao to make a nice little dessert bread to have a healthy way to satisfy […]

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Raw Vegan Cheese

February 4, 2009
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Life got exciting today. I made my raw food recipe for raw cashew cheese and it turned out great! I have been preparing raw food for some time now but the cheese, the ones that you  have to make and set-up for a day, seemed a little daunting. Well, as my friend Michael often says, […]

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Dried Cherry Chocolate Truffles

February 3, 2009
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I have a sweet tooth. It can be the bane of my existence! When my daughters were younger, I used to bake sheets and sheets of cookies and bars. Great for the taste buds, horrible for the waistline and diet. I love to experiment with recipes and made at least 20 different chocolate chip cookie […]

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My Raw Journey

January 18, 2009
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I spent a good part of last summer eating 100% raw food. It was amazing. I had unbelievable energy, mental clarity, and all of my aches and pains went away. I was having a great time. I got a dehydrator, a vita-mix, and about 20 cookbooks. I was amazed at how good the food was […]

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