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Going on a “Walkabout”

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walkaboutGood day everyone. Here we are just a few days into the new year of 2016!  I am so excited for what this year has to offer.

I will keep this brief but I wanted to let you know that for the first time since Nouveau Raw began, that I won’t be available for the next month or so… oy-vey, I just might experience withdrawals. lol

It has been my daily routine every day for well over six years to snuggle up with my computer pouring over your comments, questions and emails. Making sure to respond to all of them. I adore each and every one of you and have made so many amazing friends through my site.  However….

This Friday, on the 8th of January, I am detaching from all that I am today, in hopes of returning even stronger, more enlightened, and grounded…   Thus the term walkabout comes into play.

“A walkabout requires a decision to take a first step, and a conscious and intentional movement  (inwardly, outwardly or both) in the general direction of a longing or calling — with an openness to the actual experience, and  a minimal attachment to expectations and results.” Betsy Lewis

Betsy, said it perfectly.  Please feel free to leave comments and ask your questions on recipe posts and once I am back, I will answer them all.  I have a recipe post scheduled to be released every Wednesday while I am gone so that should keep you busy while I am away. hehe That and the 1,200+ recipes already available to you.  Many blessings, be well.  amie sue

122 thoughts on “Going on a “Walkabout”

  1. Teresa Shammas says:

    I wish you the VERY best on your venture. I am ever so grateful for all that you so generously share with others who are on the same journey to improve their health. Your recipes are wonderful and your presentation is always over the top. Thanks for your HARD work!

    • amie-sue says:

      Thank you so much Teresa, I appreciate your kind words and support. Have a glorious week ahead and dive into those recipes. hehe amie sue

      • rhonda says:

        I have enjoyed your recipes for the past three years and look forward to 2016:)

        • amie-sue says:

          And I have enjoyed you Rhonda :) Thank you for being a faithful supporter of the work I do and share. Here’s to an amazing year! Blessings my friend, amie sue

  2. Karen says:

    Have a lovely walk about…hope it involves trees in there somewhere :)
    Aloha to you!

    • amie-sue says:

      I am sure it will Karen… part of my grounding will be out in the midst with Mother Nature. :) Many blessings and “See” you when I return. amie sue

  3. Catherine says:

    As someone who has had a good share of my own walkabouts, I do wish you safe travels and a wonderful experience! Selfishly I would add, pick up a few interesting recipes to share when you return. Share yourself and enjoy the air where you go.

    • amie-sue says:

      So happy to hear that you have gone through your own experiences with walkabouts. Thank you for the warm sending off. And trust me, recipes flood me daily. lol It doesn’t take much to inspire me. :) Many blessing and be ready for more fun recipes! Blessings, amie sue

  4. Jeannette says:

    Enjoy your walkabout, Amie-sue. Your site has lots to keep anybody busy for more than a month without you being available for a month.

    • amie-sue says:

      True enough Jeannette. hehe And thank you, I will enjoy every “step” that I take. “See” you soon my friend. amie sue :)

  5. Moni says:

    Dear Amie Sue,
    What an adventure and such an inspiration.
    I think This would be good for me too, and I’ve been thinking about it for a while so I see this as a sign😉😊
    I wish you all the best and hope you will have an exciting walkabout💜

    • amie-sue says:

      Good evening Moni,

      I do hope that you take some time for yourself too… everyone deserve and needs it. So take it as your sign and learn to practice some self-love. :) Many blessings and strength! amie sue

  6. marg says:

    Enjoy your much deserved & so sensible & brave break from cyberspace.
    Thanks so much for your fabulous work & generosity.
    Go well, be well!

    • amie-sue says:

      I am heading into a whole new phase of my life… a cleansing of the soul.. if I may word it that way. I am excited, ready and open to all that is yet to come. Many blessings to you and “see” you soon. :) amie sue

  7. Leslie says:

    Best to you on your walkabout!

  8. agata says:

    Your site I love it, thank you for your generosity in sharing your culinary art.
    I’m Italian and I have some difficulty with the doses in cups, I think those sold in our country are different, I’d like to better understand the doses of flaxseed, chia seeds and psyllium, the ratio of ingredients, you think you can help ?
    Thanks again and congratulations for your great work.

  9. Tracey says:

    Hello Amie,
    Oy-veh, I may have withdrawals :) Good luck on your “Walkabout”. I know the decisions that you make will be the best ones for you. Thank you for your wonderful and inspiring posts I have enjoyed each and every one of them.

    • amie-sue says:

      I understand Tracey… if you think you will have withdrawals… well, please know that I will certainly have them. You all have become a part of my life, which I am forever grateful for. :) But I will back and excited to share! Blessings to you, amie sue

  10. Jokuh says:

    This is my third try….. Have a good trip! Enjoy, enjoy, enjoy and come back with loads of new ideas! Don’t worry about us, your trip will benefit us all! Enough recipes to try out while you’re away! Hear from you in a month!

    • amie-sue says:

      Oh goodness, well thank you for not giving up on leaving a message Jokah. :) I appreciate your support and please dive into the site and enjoy all the recipes that inspire you. Blessings, amie sue

  11. Severine Seales says:

    Amie-Sue, have a fabulous walkabout. It is well deserved and indeed overdue! We all need to regroup and refresh at some point. You are so generous with your time, creativity and love, how can we ever repay you? Best wishes into 2016 xx

    • amie-sue says:

      Just by being here, sharing through comments… is what supports and encourages me. I know that I don’t and never hear from a large percentage of my readers. I hope in time that I do, it’s such a loving community. :) Sending you blessings and joy, amie sue

  12. Penelope says:

    Don’t know where you’ll b what you’ll b doing, A.S., but hope it’s something really good…U deserve it😀 and that you’ll enjoy a very happy and healthy New Year🙏🏻 Will miss U😭 and look forward to your return😍 In the meantime,
    I’ll reorganize my appliance garage, pantry and freezer in preparation for your new, wonderful ideas

    • amie-sue says:

      No matter where this journey guides me (not necessarily even in a physical destination)… I know it will be just what I needed. I will miss you too. I love that you will use this time to get things organized. I wish I was there to help, I love doing that kind of stuff. hehe Many blessings, amie sue :)

  13. yvonne/flar says:

    Well.. I am very proud to read that you will be spending time with yourself. What a true gift You are. I hope that you realize this treasure that you give to us all out here on the receiving end of your kindnesses and generosity~ in/on your journey. Many Blessings of Peace and Love and Joy to surround You Amie~Sue. (hugs)

    • amie-sue says:

      That is so sweet Yvonne. You have to know that you all are as much as a treasure to me. You support me by being here, commenting and encouraging me with all the work that I share. There hasn’t been a day that has passed since starting Nouveau Raw that I have dreaded the work that I do. It has given me life. Many blessings and keep in touch. amie sue

  14. Alison says:

    I wish you all the very best on your “walkabout” – I am currently enjoying some much need med space from opening a new health venture (shop and holistic centre) in March this year. I love, love, love your recipes and I would like to thank you so much for all the time and imagination you put into what is clearly a passion for you and a joy for us.
    Enjoy your “me time” – you truly deserve it 💜

    • amie-sue says:

      I am proud of you Alison, not only for opening and starting your new business but for taking the time to administer some self-love for yourself. Thank you for the sweet words… so happy that my light shines through in all the work I share. Have a blessed day, amie sue :)

  15. rhonda says:

    Have an adventure Amie-sue!!!!

  16. Marie Bastas says:

    Have a wonderful adventure

    • amie-sue says:

      Thanks Marie… that is my intent! I hope to come back and share more and more. :) Have a wonderful week. Blessings, amie sue

  17. Linda says:

    The creativity and thoroughness of your recipes have been an inspiration but it is the generosity, kindness and motivation behind their development that is the true gift. May you find peace, love and a renewed sense of wonder with every step.

    • amie-sue says:

      Thank you Linda, I so appreciate that. My hope is that my passion is contagious. :) You are all a gift to me in return. Many blessings, amie sue

  18. GABRIELA says:

    Best of luck on your road! hope you share with us your experience. I think your recipes are the best. I am a beginer in raw food. Thank you for all

    • amie-sue says:

      Good evening Gabriela,

      Welcome to your new journey… no matter where you are in your journey… never stop listening to what your body needs for optimal health. It doesn’t come with a label. There is only perfect way of eating designed just for you. :) I hope you find much support and inspiration through my site. Let my passion carry you. Many blessings! amie sue

  19. Chanda says:

    Good for you!!! Infinite blessings to you in the New Year and continued thanks for all your delightful recipes and commentaries.

    • amie-sue says:

      Thank you so much Chanda. I appreciate that and accept it. :) I wish the same for you. Have a wonderful day and many many blessings, amie sue

  20. Susan says:

    Your time away will refresh you…ENJOY! :)

  21. Deb Fitzgibbon says:

    What a splendid idea, Amie-Sue! Wishing you much fresh air, clarity, rest, reflection, creativity, joy, health, adventure, love, balance and laughter. You have changed my life and I appreciate all you do!

    • amie-sue says:

      Oh Deb, what a sweet message. What a blessing to have touched your life. It is so wonderful to have such a wonderful support team here. Please take care of yourself and many blessings. “See” you when I return. :) amie sue

  22. Grace says:

    Awesome, you take a well deserved break and simply enjoy each day and new discoveries :) I am so thankful for your ideas and your generosity in sharing them .
    God Bless You !

    • amie-sue says:

      Thank you Grace. I am looking so forward to the next phase of my life. I will be back to share so much more. Many blessings, amie sue

  23. Robin says:

    Blessings AmieSue Your sharing of yourself is an amazing gift that you give wholeheartedly,lovingly and selflessly.

    Be filled with the joy of wonder,the strength of meditations and contemplation and of course relaxation

    Look forward to your return


    • amie-sue says:

      Beautifully said Robin. Much appreciated and thank you for you support. Have a wonderful day and many blessings, amie sue

  24. Stephanie says:

    Enjoy your time! It is well deserved. Grounding will do wonders!

  25. Sandra says:

    Your site is my favorite and one I recommend to many friends & family. Congratulations to you on your walkabout. I look forward to hearing all about it when you return. I, too, have decided to enjoy some brisk morning walks and a little less attention spent on the computer.
    Happy New Year!

    • amie-sue says:

      Happy Healthful New Year to you Sandra. I will be under going an amazing transformation and I look forward to all that it will take to come out on the other side. :) Thank you for sharing my site with others, that is sweet.

      I am so glad to hear that you are expressing some self-care to yourself. Hugs and blessings, amie sue :)

  26. Lyn says:

    You are so thoughtful even though you are gonna be gone- you went and still were thinking of all of us by releasing a recipe a week. Thank You !! We ARE NOT going any where , and will be here when you return !!! You are an amazing person, chef , artist , but I am THRILLED you are taking time for your self. Be safe, relax, be happy and IF you need to heal – then heal !!! :] We love you Amie Sue, Lyn :]

    • amie-sue says:

      Awe thank you Lyn… and thank you for recognizing just how much you all mean to me. :) I feel so blessed so see all support from you all. I look forward to my return as well as the journey that I am about to partake in. Love you too my friend. hugs, amie sue

  27. Linda St Angelo says:

    Amie Sue,
    Have a lovely months break. It will be good to veer off the path and explore new things. I think we all need to detach once in a while, and I hope you have a wonderful time exploring what your walkabout has to offer you.

    • amie-sue says:

      Thank you so much Linda. I agree. I just wish we could all practice doing more often than what we do. :) It would do us all wonders. You have been such an adventure with all your adventures. :) Blessings my friend, amie sue

  28. geri says:

    Hi AmieSue. U just go and play and explore, totally enjoy your immersion into self. I love your creativity w/the Beautiful and Healthy Recipes you so lovely provide us out of the goodness of your heart.

    Blessings and Rainbows,


    • amie-sue says:

      I will that very thing Geri. To have your support, and everyone else’s, has and is just a pure blessing. I had no idea. :) Be blessed, amie sue

  29. MJ says:

    Everything is in Divine Order!
    Much Love & Abundance:)

  30. Lynda says:

    I’m so happy for you. This sounds like a great adventure.

    • amie-sue says:

      Thank you Lynda… it an adventure it will be, no doubt about it. I trust that you will have a blessed and joyful month ahead of you and look forward to “seeing” when I get back. Blessings, amie sue

  31. Alice says:

    Hi Amie Sue,
    So glad to hear that you are taking time out for yourself. I guess we are on the same page so to speak. Every January now for the past 2 years I do a 30 day cleanse where I only consume organic green juices or blended drinks. It is marvelous for the body and it is very soothing to the soul, and brings things back into perspective for me as to what is important and what is not.
    Thank you for all that you give and for who you are. You have added so much to my life with all your exquisite recipes and your funny anecdotes.
    I know you will come back refreshed, renewed, and revitalized. All the best. Alice

    • amie-sue says:

      I so appreciate that Alice. I am going deeper than just an electronic fast and juicing… in fact I have never done anything like this before for myself. I am taking my healing down to deeps of my core. It’s interesting how hard it can be to practice self-love for our own well-beings. But I know that when I return, that I will have so much more of “myself” to share with you all.

      Enjoy your days and many blessings, amie sue

  32. Have an amazing adventure and very glad you are taking this time for yourself. You bring so much goodness into the world. Thank you and look forward to hearing all about it! Be well!

    • amie-sue says:

      Thank you very much Brett. I can’t even begin to fathom what lies ahead of me and I am ok with that. :) I hope you have a blessed and wonder month while I am gone and look forward to my return. Blessings, amie sue

  33. Leila says:

    Oh good for you! You are already awesome and yet I know this time will be enlightening! I’m so curious of what you will be doing but know you will let us know in due time :-) I will miss your frequent inspiration and hope this is the best walk about ever! I will indeed be busy snooping at all your wonderful, already posted recipes and looking forward to Wednesdays! Hugs!

    • amie-sue says:

      Hugs to you too Leila. I have an amazing adventure set before me… some of which I know, most of which I don’t and I am ok with that. This is about removing, me, my ego… and allowing what the universe has for me. It is scary, yet exciting. I hope that I can share it all one day. I have been on quite a journey over the past 5 years. When your in the kitchen, creating recipes from the site, know that I am with you in spirit. Blessings, amie sue

  34. Claudia says:

    Oh! Dear Amie,
    I am to the point of tears… Though I will absolutely miss you, I am ABSOLUTELY HAPPY that you are devoting to silence what belongs to it in this busy, crowded and tormented world of Mass Media.

    Please, please, please, treasure every single instant of this wonderful journey that is coming your way.

    We will be constantly in our thoughts every time we prepare one of your wonderful recipes, and in doing so, we will be smiling, oh! yes, so broadly smiling upon the thought of you being so wonderfully content, relaxed, healthy, blissful and embracing life to the fullest. I will pray, every single day, for a better and beautiful life for you and yours.

    And please, do not worry at all about us…you perfectly know where our faithfullness falls. You will have us ALL back here, in the same place, at the same time, always ready to hear back from you and your magnificent, delicious, nutritios and well minded ‘RAW RECIPES’.

    I heartedly wish you delight yourself to the maximum all these days of fine abscence.

    Receive all my abundant and charged with positive energy LOVE,
    Faithfully yours,
    Claudia and daughter Paloma

    • amie-sue says:

      Oh goodness Claudia, now you have my eyes filled with tears. Your outpouring of love warms my heart. I promise to cherish every moment. I am heading out with expectation, with eyes of wonder, with a heart reading to be filled, with toes that are set out, seeking the path I travel.

      You have no idea how much your support means to me. I know that I am leaving my site in good hands… yours, all of you. I shall return with a refreshed newness that not even I can comprehend at this moment. Blessings and love to you and Palmona. :) amie sue

  35. Claudia says:

    *You will be constantly in our thoughts every time we prepare one of your wonderful reipes…
    (I meant to write that, but instead I wrote: “We will be constantly…)
    I am so sorry :(

    • amie-sue says:

      I totally understood what you meant Claudia. :) And thank you… I live through my recipes and all that I share on my site. My spirit with be with you too. Blessings, amie sue

  36. Joi says:

    Good for you. Though I will miss the frequently inspirations in food, I am proud that you are taking care of yourself.

    • amie-sue says:

      Good afternoon Joi,

      Don’t forget that while I am gone, I will still have a weekly post that will arrive in your inbox for a new recipe. I tried to plan ahead so I could take care of you all. :) Many blessings, amie sue

  37. Annie says:

    Hi Amie Sue… embarking on a new journey through life is always an adventure… if you’re walking with someone, hold hands — sharing all the facets of life… if you’re walking alone – know that you are never alone in this vast universe…. I wish you a beautiful journey filled with gratitude, peace and joy.

    • amie-sue says:

      That was so beautiful Annie. I loved how you shared that. I will cline to the knowledge that I an never alone as I go through this process. Have a wonderful month and “see” you when I return. Blessings, amie sue

  38. Diane says:

    Have a prosperous and wonderful “trip”. It’s always a good idea to unplug every once in a while. Thanks for all you do!

    • amie-sue says:

      I appreciate that Diane. I am ready for my adventure and excited for my return. Thank you for your support. Blessings and joy, amie sue

  39. Janice says:

    Best of luck on your walkabout, Amie-Sue. Although I rarely comment, I read each and every one of your posts and enjoy them all. Thank you.


    • amie-sue says:

      Thank you so much Janice. The one thing I would like to say is….”please comment more in the future! it means a lot to me to hear from those who frequent my site.” Blessings as you head into the new year. “see” you when I return! amie sue :)

  40. Kate says:

    Beloved Amie Sue,
    Just in case your WalkAbout is due to a seriously needed recharging of batteries, or renewal/reinvention of any part of you, please know how beloved and vastly connected you are. It gives me pleasure to think of you taking good care of your innerness.
    Love for you,

    • amie-sue says:

      It is just that Kate… seriously needed. :) I appreciate your loving and supporting words. Knowing that I have them, helps me to adventure out with more ease. Many blessings to you and your loved ones. amie sue

  41. kate says:

    good for you…..it is healthy to unplug…=) Enjoy your time ….k.

    • amie-sue says:

      Thank you Kate. I so agree with you, I have just been a little slow in practicing self-care/love for myself and now is the time. Many blessings, amie sue :)

  42. Tina says:

    Dear Amie, take your time…YOUR time :)

    And, yes I would like to thank you for all of your time and effort that you’ve given in Nouveau Raw…it gives the strength and inspiration to all of us.

    Kind regards,

    • amie-sue says:

      Thank you so much Tina. Your support and encouragement means the world to me. I look forward to my “new” return and all that it entails. Blessings and “See” you soon! amie sue

  43. Cathy says:

    ALL power to YOU. Enjoy your bravery, getting lost, getting found and everything that evolves in between. May each foot step along the way nurture and strengthen you. “May you go out in peace and may you come back in joy. On the road in between, may you find what fills your heart, feeds your mind and inspires your imagination”. Love Cathy

    • amie-sue says:

      That was absolutely beautiful Cathy… thank you. What an encouragement and I will accept all those wonderful words of love. You are so sweet. Sending you hugs and blessings, amie sue

  44. Enjoy your time! Thank you so much for creating such amazing, beautiful and yummy recipes and for sharing them. I appreciate it! Hugs & Blessings! Tammy

    • amie-sue says:

      You are welcome Tammy and thank you for sharing that. It really encourages, inspires and supports me. :) Sending you hugs wrapped in blessings with a bow on top. hehe amie sue

  45. Enjoy your time! Thank you so much for creating amazing, healthy, beautiful and yummy recipes and for sharing them! I appreciate it! Happy New Year! Wishing you a year filled with love, joy, laughter and abundance!

    Hugs & Blessings!

    • amie-sue says:

      I think your message came through twice but that’s ok… just gives me another chance to send you blessings. hehe amie sue

  46. sharon says:

    Good thing I’m good at math…or I wouldn’t have gotten my post posted!! haha :-)

    Well….being everyone has said every word that’s in my heart for you…I will add that I wish you the best…and I will see just how many of those 1,300+ recipes I can make before you return!! :-)

    With love and prayers….

    • amie-sue says:

      lol Sharon… see I am not here just to sharpen your culinary skills… I am here to keep your math skills up to par. lol It sounds like you just might be busy in the kitchen, hehe. Know that I will be there for you in spirit. Many blessings and dirty those dishes! amie sue :)

  47. Marlene says:

    You deserve some well deserved time off and enjoy yourself to get to know our creator in a deeper way. You have been so good to all of us sharing your beautiful recipes. Have a blessed time and will be looking forward when you get back.

    • amie-sue says:

      Thank you Marlen… I will do that very thing. :) The feeling is mutual… having you all here is such a blessing to me in return. :) I shall return and will be soon! amie sue

  48. Nancy says:

    Have a good time off. It’s really important to renew ones spirit. I hope this happens for you. Meanwhile, I’m trying that buckwheat piecrust recipe again….LOL!

    • amie-sue says:

      Good luck Nancy with the pie crust… I have all the faith in the world that you will master it! And thank you, yes it is important for all us to dive deep within ourselves and tap in something magical. I know it will happen! Have a blessed month and I will see you soon. amie sue

  49. cathy says:

    Well Amie Sue, With all that much love from all of your friends on this site, I cant say another thing other then you are well blessed not just with Knowledge but with your love of what you do. It shows in your recipes that your share. I will miss you as does the others in this journey of Raw food. I have learned a lot from you and I know you need time out. I will be waiting patiently for your next appearance for more knowledge. Have fun, do what you need to do. We will all be here till your return. Well I guess I did have something to share after all. LOL
    Love Cathy

    • amie-sue says:

      lol Cathy… your such a sweetie and made me giggle. :)

      It’s good to know that you will be here when I get back. I had this slight worry that everyone would go away. lol I have been so touched by all the wonderful comments of support, love and encouragement. You are a blessing to me. Have a glorious month and “see” you soon! amie sue

  50. Sheri says:

    Hi Amie Sue
    I started to follow you about 2years ago and was hooked :)
    You are an amazing person and I love that you put “yourself” into the receipes/posts for us. Enjoy your time and come back when you are ready.
    Tucson, Az

    • amie-sue says:

      Thank you so much Sheri. I hope that I will now hear from you more in the future. I always love getting to know those who frequent my site. :) Blessings! amie sue

  51. linda says:

    What a wonderful experience! Please do share your experiences on your walkabout with us? Sending lots of gratitude to you for sharing so many wonderful and inspiring living food recipes with us.

    • amie-sue says:

      Thank you Linda. I do hope that one day I will be able to share my journey with you all. Have a glorious month and I will see you when I get back. Blessings, amie sue

  52. Gina says:

    Amie-Sue you are a shining light and a delight for all of us! Have lots of fun on your “Walk about”. Look forward to hearing about your adventures when you return!
    Much love, Gina

  53. Dear Amie Sue,
    What a wonderful exciting adventure you are about to take. I wish you many blessings and serendipity on your walkabout! Can’t wait to hear all about it when you come back. That is if you’d like to share with us. Sometimes some things are just meant for only you. My wish is you find what you are seeking. Cheers to beginnings, for you Beautiful Amie Sue! <3

    • amie-sue says:

      Thank you so much Treasure. I hope in time I will be able to formulate into words what I will have experienced. :) Thank you for the supporting words. they embraced me like a hug. :) Blessings, amie sue

  54. Lee says:

    We are so happy for you! Thank you for creating all your wonderful recipes. Our family loves them. Have a blissful walkabout :-)
    Many Blessings,
    Lee and Bella

  55. Sweet Faery says:

    I wish you all the best :-) Lots of love and… happy new year! :-) Geraldine

    • amie-sue says:

      Thank you Sweet Faery… I am sorry that it took me a bit to respond to you. I am not fully integrating back into things but I wanted to start tackling some of the comments that have been collecting. :) I hope this message finds you well and blessed! Have a wonderful week. amie sue

  56. Afsaneh says:

    We wish you Grace, Peace and Joy with each and every step you take all times. Thank you for your generous shares with us, Much Love❤️🌹

  57. Kate says:


    Just found your site. Going back now to raw after a long, not needed break. Love your recipe ideas.
    Not sure if you are still on your walk about…but, here is a question, if you have time. If not, thats okay too.
    In my quest to go back to raw I am having a hard time dropping my vice- chai tea with sweetened condensed milk. Regular milk. I am mostly vegan except for this darn milk. Do you suggest a yummy sub for this? I make my own chai tea- i just want sweet and creamy with it…haha.
    All the best to you and yours…

    • amie-sue says:

      Hello Kate,

      Welcome to my site. :) Sweetened condensed milk… hmm, how about giving this a try:

      1/2 cup raw cashews, soaked 2+ hours
      1/2 cup liquid sweetener of choice
      1/3 cup coconut butter, softened
      2 Tbsp lemon juice
      1 tsp vanilla extract
      Pinch Himalayan pink salt
      *water to thin to desired thickness*

      Blend in a high powdered blender until creamy… This is key! You don’t want to detect any grit. Adjust sweetness and consistency to your liking. If you like liquid NuNatural stevia, you could cut down the level of sweetener added and then add a little stevia to find your balance. I like to mix sweeteners.
      Add chia tea..

      • Kate says:

        I couldn’t remember your website name, I knew you answered me, but couldn’t find in my emails either! So, seeing as I am subscribed now I got an email with you answering another reader and now here you are! Yeah! I am going to make the raw version of sweetened condensed milk now. Yay

        • amie-sue says:

          Glad you found me Kate :) How did your condensed milk turn out? I hope you enjoying a long weekend. Blessings, amie sue

  58. Momiala says:

    Hi There Amie-sue,

    I was so inspired by your website, I ordered a Food Processor and Excalibur Dehydrator. They’ve arrived and now I am wondering where to start. I cleaned out my pantry, of processed bottled items, I even found some nuts in plastic grocery sleeves, uhh, they had small flour weevils. So I’m off to buy glass jars with rubber seals. I made your Nut Burgers and they were the most delicious burger ever. I need suggestions on how to stock my pantry to get into a rhythm for stocking, soaking, dehydrating. Should I start with Bars and Crackers? To build my supply? You really are so inspirational, I want to eat your photo’s and smell your entree’s. Thank you for this blog/website. Momiala

    • amie-sue says:

      Good day Momiala,

      I just wanted to let you know that I got your comment here and I will sit down and share later tonight. I have been so busy and I don’t want to rush through my thought process so I can better help/support you. I will be back! amie sue

    • amie-sue says:

      Sorry that it took me an extra day to get back to you Momiala. I am tickled that my site has brought you some inspiration. :)

      Good job and cleaning out the pantry… gosh, we all need to do that every so often. Those darn weevils! I have been using mason jars for so many years now, that I don’t have any bug issues. You will be glad to get your storage switched over to them.

      Happy to hear that you enjoyed the Nut Burgers. Those are pretty darn good for sure. :)

      I think the first thing that I would do, is to get yourself organized.. which it sounds like you are already in the midst of that. As far as building up your pantry / fridge / freezer… I would start with getting all the nuts and seeds soaked and dehydrated. This will be helpful for the ease of quick snacking and for when recipe inspiration attacks. :) Click here if you need some guidance on that: https://nouveauraw.com/soaking-nuts-seeds-and-grains/.

      If you have the fridge or freezer space… I would store the dehydrated nuts/seeds in jars in the fridge or freezer to protect them from going rancid. If you think you will use them within a month, the pantry should be just fine.

      I have made it a habit over the years to soaked and dry all nuts/seeds the moment I bring them home. Now it just second nature.

      When it comes to stocking up on raw goods; bars, cookies, granolas, cereals, crackers, and raw breads and great because they can all be frozen for 1-3 months (depending on what they are). You can create a recipe and keep half for the up and coming week and put the remaining half in the freezer. Before you know it, you will have a supply stocked up. Be sure to store everything in airtight containers so freezer odors don’t creep in. Label and date them too.

      Does this help Momiala? Please let me know. Blessings, amie sue

      • Momiala Carr says:

        Hi there,
        Your answer is super helpful!
        I forgot where I asked the question on your website and I finally found it, Lol.
        I made the trail nut bars in my dehydrator and that has been my evening treat out of the freezer. Has helped me to get over my hagendaz cravings. Thank you again for writing back to me. Momiala

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