Raw Buffalo Zucchini Chips with Ranch Dipping Sauce

March 11, 2015

  When my sweetie came home and I presented him with this tray of zucchini chips and ranch dipping sauce, he held up his hand and said, “I really don’t like fried foods, honey”. What a great surprise for him. Not only are these not fried, they are raw, vegan, gluten and oil free! They also […]

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Chocolate Espresso Hazelnut Frozen Torte

June 15, 2014
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Did I really say that? Chocolate espresso hazelnut frozen torte? Yes, I did. And you are going to love this one. It is pretty easy to put together if you make the hazelnut butter in advance. And since there are avocados in the filling in stead of coconut oil and cashews, you are going to […]

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Raw Blackberry and Mango Almond Nut Pâté Salad

April 17, 2014
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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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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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Holiday E-Book Sale!

October 10, 2011

Sale Price: 9.95  (originally 12.95) Sale has ended The holidays are right around the corner! It is a great time to start thinking about holiday food for your parties and entertaining. This beautiful Raw Food E-Book contains 14 spectacular, delicious, easy recipes that will amaze you, your family and your friends. Ease of preparation is key […]

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Jicama Dill Salad

May 29, 2011
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Yesterday was a crazy day. I got up at 3 am to go and shoot one of the top pastry chefs in the country for Shooting the Kitchen. Can’t tell you who it is yet but the post should be up by the end of the week. Believe me, it isn’t a raw patisserie. Everything was stunningly […]

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Raw Veggie Kabobs

April 24, 2011
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  It has been a rough spring all around. We have been having late season snows, cold, and sleet. Somehow the grass is starting to turn green and tiny little buds are appearing on the trees. I love this time of awakening. The ponds go from frozen circles of ice to open water, alive with […]

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Finding Your Raw Food Balance

January 24, 2011
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A good friend of mine posted a comment today on her Facebook page. She made tacos with walnuts and her ph level was more acidic. She was wondering if it was the walnuts. It could very well have been because walnuts are very acidic. But they also contain tons of health promoting nutrients. The good […]

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Raw Recipe: Simple Almond Cheese

January 6, 2011
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Simple Almond Cheese (recipe at end of post) Nut cheeses are a great item to have in your raw food recipe collection. They are tasty, easily support the addition of many herbs and spices, and will impress your raw and non-raw friends a like! There are a couple of different ways to make nut cheeses.

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Raw Transition Recipe for the New Year!

January 2, 2011
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Happy New Year! It is 2011 and I am excited. I love clean slates, fresh starts and dates that motivate! When the new year starts, I get in a cleaning out mode. I want to attack the closets, my office, and my diet. I normally give myself way too much leeway between Thanksgiving and Christmas […]

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Eating Through the Holidays

November 29, 2010
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Raw Eggless Nog I had an interesting conversation with a friend of mine recently. I was talking about shooting 5 top chefs for an upcoming magazine. The food not only looked divine, it smelled heavenly. Dish after dish, that I needed to be intimately involved with, teasing all of my senses. It was a challenge. As I […]

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Wednesday Giveaway!

November 24, 2010
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Our Monday giveaway turned into the Wednesday giveaway! It is a good one! Today, I am giving away 3, count them 3 things. A Rawmazing package deal! It is the day before Thanksgiving and as a thank you to all of you, I am giving away the Rawmazing Holiday e-book, the Rawmazing Desserts e-book and […]

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