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Quick and Easy Raw, Vegan Breakfast Pudding

July 22, 2015
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I don’t know about you, but breakfast can stump me. Especially during the week. We get into such a rut of making the same thing every day. It get’s boring! Not to mention, you want a little nutritional diversity. I want something quick yet delicious and interesting. What is quicker than taking something out of the […]

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Raw Vegan Fig and Pear Tart with Lavender and Chocolate Ganache

July 10, 2015
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We are ditching coconut oil in desserts. No, really. Seriously ditching it. Because I want you to be healthy. And I no longer am buying into the coconut oil is optimal (internally) doctrine. I still love it for skin and hair care. But an oil is not a whole food. It provides a ton of […]

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Blueberry Peach Salad with Vegan Creamy Basil Dressing

July 3, 2015
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I love CSA (Community Supported Agriculture) Thursday. Our boxes full of local organic produce come very early in the morning. It’s like getting a really cool present that is just waiting for you to wake up! Last week our box arrived with all of the usual suspects along with the new stars, peaches and blueberries! I […]

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Sweet Potato Chickpea Wraps with Mango Avocado Salsa

June 26, 2015
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Note: This is not a fully raw recipe. This is a transitional recipe. Part cooked, part raw, 100% nutritious and delicious! It’s getting hot in California. Summer is truly here.  And when the temps rise, I become obsessed with lettuce wraps. There is something so refreshing about biting into that crunchy lettuce leaf. It’s so […]

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Raw Vegan Blueberry Apricot Granola Bars

June 9, 2015
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  It’s that traveling time of year. School is out, vacations are starting. It’s also when I get busy in the kitchen making raw, vegan snacks that travel well. Because I know if I am in the airport, or in the car and I am hungry I might eat something I normally wouldn’t touch if […]

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Raw Walnut Mushroom Taco Lettuce Wraps

June 2, 2015
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  I woke up yesterday, looked at my phone and with a gasp, realized it was June 1 st. How the heck did that happen? And why am I always a few months behind? Time seems to be moving at warp speed these days. That said, apparently it is June, and June is a great […]

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Raw Vegan Spring Roll Bowls

May 27, 2015
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  I love making spring rolls. I love them so much that I often keep a bag of my spring roll mix in the fridge for impromptu spring roll addiction easement (wink). Taking this little addiction of mine into the latest trend…the “Buddha Bowl”, it wasn’t too hard to make the leap to a spring […]

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Raw Guacamole Sandwiches with Smoked Red Pepper “Cheese” Sauce and Chipotle Buns

April 24, 2015
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On Monday, I wrote a long post about growing herbs in pots. And then, this happened. The herb post will have to wait. You need this recipe. The recipe for the buns are here, too. I am pretty excited about them. They are made with from veggies and have a wonderful bread-like texture. And the […]

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Our Favorite Vegan Finger Food

April 15, 2015
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I don’t know about you, but I love entertaining. And I love small bites for entertaining. They are just so…cute. Ok, I realize that isn’t actually a culinary term but seriously, they are. And what a great way to introduce people to a variety of different things.  I gathered together some favorite Rawmazing small bite […]

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Raw Buffalo Zucchini Chips with Ranch Dipping Sauce

March 11, 2015
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  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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