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Raw Food and Weight Loss

October 6, 2009
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You might want to sit down, I am going on a rant. I have noticed lately that there are a lot of websites popping up promising weight loss with the “new raw food diet.” Honestly, this saddens me. Raw food for me is not just about weight loss, it is about health gain. It is […]

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Raw Food “Roasted” Tomato Basil Soup

October 5, 2009
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I often get asked how I got started with raw foods. It all involves a TV show, my trying to make the food because it sounded so interesting, and my daughters vowing to never eat raw food again after they tasted what I made. That was a long time ago. My daughters now love the […]

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Raw Food: Basic Questions

October 2, 2009
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What is meant by raw food? Raw refers to food that is unprocessed, unrefined and not exposed to heat over 116 degrees, which kills the enzymes and nutrients. It is composed of fresh fruit and vegetables along with nuts and seeds. Raw isn’t a fringe movement. We all need to eat more fresh fruit and […]

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Sun Dried Tomato Pumpkin Seed Pesto 2

September 29, 2009
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Another way to enjoy your Sun Dried Tomato Pumpkin Seed Pesto. Yesterday, we placed it on a tomato slice and made a great appetizer. Today, enjoy the wonderful flavor and health benefits of pumpkin seeds in a main dish! Combined with zucchini noodles and heirloom tomatoes, this dish makes a filling lunch or dinner that […]

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Heirloom Tomatoes: Other Uses

September 18, 2009
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I Found another use for heirloom tomatoes last night. Skyler, my Kuvasz managed to tick off a skunk. I let the dogs out for their evening constitutional and the next thing I knew Skyler was barking up a storm in the woods. Deer? Raccoon? I called and called to no avail. She was completely ignoring […]

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Raw Food Classes!

September 7, 2009

I would love to have you join us for one of our classes! The next one is on Wednesday, September 9th at Lakewinds in Minnetonka, MN. There is still space available! Whether you are already into raw foods or just looking for a way to live a healthier life style, you will learn easy ways […]

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Basic Questions About Raw Foods

September 3, 2009
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I recently had lunch with my mom and a few of her friends, who have been on this planet for at least 7 decades (is that a politically correct way to state your age, Mom?). The big topic of discussion was this “raw thing” that I was into. As I sat there trying to help […]

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Tomato Napoleon with Raw Basil “Cheese”

September 1, 2009
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Food inspires me. Working with the ingredients, smelling them, tasting them, trying to guess what will go with what. I am amazed at how you can have an idea, start throwing some things together and with in a matter of minutes, transform the familiar into something completely new yet wonderful. It is a transition from […]

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Smoothy Thursday!

August 27, 2009
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  Turn on the TV, pick up a magazine or newspaper and you can’t help but read something about how unhealthy our eating habits have become. More and more people are recognizing that a diet of processed, highly sugared foods are much less than ideal. Adding more veggies and fruits is the number one suggestion […]

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Jicama Salad with Peanut Curry Sauce

August 24, 2009
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If you haven’t had a jicama, you are missing out on a real treat. Jicama has a texture somewhere between a potato and a pear, with a slight sweetness. It is 86-90% water and is very hydrating. It has a very mild taste..somewhat reminiscent of apples and makes a great addition to salads. High in […]

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Setting up a Raw Food Pantry

August 22, 2009
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One of the comments that I hear most often is, “I could never do raw, it is too hard and complicated”. Let me tell you, once you get set up, it is much easier than traditional cooking, Breakfast this morning? My cacao smoothy. Prep time: 4 minutes. Clean up time: 30 seconds. Last night for […]

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Thoughts on Raw

August 21, 2009
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What we eat and how we eat it are the most powerful weapons we have against disease and aging. What we eat and how we eat it are the most powerful tools we can use to enhance our daily energy levels, clarity and enjoyment of life. We have become a society so addicted and emotionally […]

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Raw Food Classes!!!

August 19, 2009

We would love to have you join us Thursday the 27th as we dive into some wonderful raw food recipes! Learn about raw food, preparation techniques, and some very easy, amazing dishes! If you are anywhere near the Minneapolis area, please come and join us.  Learn how to incorporate raw food into your life and […]

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Cacao Smoothie Green Drink

August 17, 2009
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You are looking at a very easy way to incorporate one of the the most overlooked, necessary elements of our diet, greens. Quick, simple and packed with nutrition, green drinks are a quick way to incorporate more raw into your diet. Drink your spinach. I do almost every morning. Preparing this drink in class is […]

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Avocado Mango Broccoli Salad

August 10, 2009
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Avocado Mango Broccoli Salad Years ago, there was a dessert that I would occasionally treat myself to.  It involved a brownie, a scoop of ice cream, a little cast iron skillet, hot fudge and a hot caramel sauce. The brownie and the caramel sauce were heated in the  oven until sizzling. It was topped with […]

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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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