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Life Update | New Vegan Cooked Recipes Coming on Board!

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Come, sit down with me in the Studio. I have something I want to share…

In every situation that I go through in life, I try my darnedest to find the silver lining. What I am about to share is not to diminish or make light of the current world events (COVID-19). People are falling sick and losing their lives. This pandemic is happening at such a rapid pace that most days, I can’t quite wrap my head around it. So, my desire to seek the “silver lining” is to find comfort in the midst of turmoil.

As our world faces extraordinary challenges, Bob and I want to express our deepest support to our whole Nouveauraw community (and those surrounding it) who are also facing and joining the fight against the global spread of COVID-19.

These times are difficult, and we are entering uncharted territory, but together we can continue to exchange, encourage, and care for each other.⁠ I am committed to exploring different ways to uphold our core values, bringing recipes and techniques to you, so we never stop learning and growing. ⁠

Like most of you, my trips to the grocery store are VERY limited; therefore, my stock of fresh raw produce is also VERY limited. Never again will I take perishable fruits and veggies for granted. I think I have been guilty of that in the past.

It’s been an interesting exercise to find balance in managing our food supply. With produce being perishable, I have to figure out how to keep my produce fresh, using it before it turns, and yet somehow getting it to stretch until the next grocery run (which are now weeks apart). Bob is at high risk–I mean we all are, in reality, but our doctor told Bob to stay home at any cost due to his age and some health stuff he has been overcoming. I’ll be darned if I am going to do anything to put him/us at any higher risk…so I stay home as well.

So for me, during this time, as a recipe developer, I have an opportunity to explore preparing more shelf-stable foods. I am not just referring to dehydrating or freezing raw foods. This is my (our) reality and necessity right now. My goal is always to make every bite count, so I am using techniques that ramp up the nutritional value of each bite. With that being said, I decided to share some of the vegan cooked recipes that I make,  just in case you are in the same predicament.

Many of you have gardens or resources to obtain fresh produce as needed, allowing you to eat a raw diet more freely. For those who do, please be patient and supportive of the work I am putting into the site. I am not veering away from my core values or my passion for providing delicious and nutritious plant-based recipes.

What You Can Expect

  • The cooked recipes will be separate from the raw food recipe category.
  • For ease of finding them, we will be adding “Cooked Recipes” to the left sidebar menu.
  • All cooked recipes will be vegan and gluten-free (just like the raw recipes, with the exception of honey, used every once in a while, which can be substituted with another sweetener).
  • I will be sharing techniques that make the most of the nutrients in each recipe.
  • Right now, the recipes I create will be fundamental, full of techniques, and I will be using ingredients that I currently have on hand, which has been a growing and interesting challenge.
  • Right now, our diets have mainly been focused on vegan, whole food, starchy dishes that don’t have any added fats, oils, or sugars. Therefore, my recipes will reflect that. Bob still enjoys some raw treats, so those will continue to be mixed in. You can always alter the recipes to fit your needs and taste buds. I can’t afford (for many reasons) to make recipes that we can’t eat. Typically, we share with friends a lot of the foods I make, but with social distancing, I have to slow down on the number of recipes I create, so nothing goes to waste. I hope this makes sense.
  • I will continue to create raw recipes, doing the best with what I have available to me right now. (Wish I had a garden!)

All vegan, whole food, plant-based…coming soon!

Again (I can’t express it enough), please know that my heart is to continue providing you with healthy, whole food, vegan recipes. I genuinely care for each of you and feel so blessed having each of you as an extension of our family. For those of you who also partake of cooked foods, I hope the trust and confidence that I have built with you with my raw recipes (for over a decade) will filter over to the cooked recipes. Even if you have a full understanding of how to cook the foods that I will be talking about, please read through the posts. We all have an opportunity to learn something new… I sure have!

Before I let you go…remember: Social distancing doesn’t mean social disconnecting. Keep in touch, join our private member’s Facebook group for added support and community. This is a time to unite, not separate. blessings and love, amie sue

25 thoughts on “Life Update | New Vegan Cooked Recipes Coming on Board!

  1. Lori says:

    I think its going to be amazing! Cant wait to finally see the recipes!!!

  2. Mia Rasa says:

    Hi Amie-Sue,

    I’ve been waiting so long for those recipes to be added to your blog! There were a few posts checking on how people would react but I’m so glad you’ve eventually decided to do what you feel is best, all other opinions aside. You shouldn’t be aplogising. It is YOUR blog. Plus, different people are following your journey and not all of them are vegan, not all of them can eat raw, sometimes your body just says no. Your blog and your posts on admitting that fact helped me a lot through my journey, so I am more than happy and curious to see those other recipes. Best of luck and good health to you both!

    • amie-sue says:

      Thank you for sharing that with me Mia. My heart is always to help people choose a better eating lifestyle, which will differ from person to person. That has been my message all along. The timing felt right in sharing cooked vegan recipes and I am excited for my site to reflect more and more on that belief. I appreciate that you took the time to express your encouragement and support. It means a lot. Enjoy the new section and watch it grow! Blessings and health, amie use

  3. LindaAlbert says:

    Amie-Sue,
    Your site, positiveness and recipes occupy a big part of my happy place. I do appreciate you and all your wofk. Please take care of Bob and yourself first. we’ll still be here when semi-normal life returns.
    Linda

  4. LindaAlbert says:

    Amie-Sue,
    Your site, positiveness and recipes occupy a big part of my happy place. I do appreciate you and all your work. Please take care of Bob and yourself first. we’ll still be here when semi-normal life returns.
    Linda

    • amie-sue says:

      I appreciate that Linda. I am touched to be part of your “happy place” …. we all need those! Bob and I are doing well, staying healthy, and using this time to really dive deep within ourselves so we can grow and experience the newness of how things are atm. We feel blessed. I hope you too are doing well. Keep in touch! blessings, amie sue

  5. Katharine says:

    In my experience, Amie Sue, everything that you do here appears to be inspired by love, or joy, or some combination of them. Thus everything you present to us, every piece of information, every recipe, all of the food creations–regardless of form, raw or cooked–translates into nourishment not only for our bodies, but our minds and spirits and the collective of spirit we experience as community.

    I warmly encourage you to share the entire spectrum of your experience and talents with us because I view the mind and body as gloriously interwoven with each other. From my point of view, with love and joy as the foundational ingredients of your art, perhaps there is literally no wrong way, and indeed who knows yet just how many right ways, to feed minds and hearts as well as bodies simultaneously?!

    In addition to all of the information and instruction and good company of your postings, the beauty of the photographs affects me like fresh air and sunlight. What a wonderful experience!

    • amie-sue says:

      Katharine, you brought tears to my eyes as I read through your heartfelt words. I can’t thank you enough for sharing them with me/us. The fact that you see my love and passion in everything I provide solidifies that I am on the right path. My heart has always been led by the love I have for others and the deep desire to help transform what goes on a persons plate and into their bodies. Nouveauraw/AmieSue.com has been a wonderful playground and platform for me. I am so thankful for this community and the support that it offers not only me but everybody who encounters it. Sending love and blessings, amie sue

  6. Glorianne says:

    I’m excited about this addition to your site. You are my go to for all things raw, so I am sure that this will be no different. You have the best ideas, recipes, and photos. You are more thorough than the best out there. I am looking at that savory waffle and thinking I might need that now! Mahalo nui Amie Sue!

    • amie-sue says:

      Aloha Glorianne! So wonderful to hear from you. I sure appreciate the encouraging and kind words. I am excited too. haha More recipes are in the queue to be added so keep checking back! I was going to wait till they were all edited and available before I made the announcements, but I couldn’t handle it. :P I had to share. Please stay in touch and leave comments on the recipes you try. I hope you all doing well over there in the islands. hugs, amie sue

  7. GG says:

    Amie Sue, you have no idea how much joy this colorful, heathy, new addition of your cooked recipes brought me. I looked through a few recipes, and I am so ready to “attack” them up front and personal.
    But today, I have to confess, our dinner consisted of one of your tasty raw creation; we had “Refried bean and beef burritos” with the “spicy cheese dip”. My John asked for seconds. You just bring us all together with your warmth, talent and kind thoughts; they resonate in my mind while I prepare that “Amie Sue delightful plate”. Thank you for the cooked food addition to your site. I really looked forward to it. Thank you. Blessings, stay healthy!

    • amie-sue says:

      My dear sweet GG… you have a way of tugging at my heartstrings. Thank you for that. I feel that the blessings that radiate through this site are a full circle. I love hearing when others are enjoying the recipes and plates are being filled with nutrient-dense foods! Bless Johns heart and bless you for feeding him with delicious and nutritious foods! I really appreciate your loving words. You made my day. Sending love and blessing to both of you! amie sue

  8. Claudia says:

    Thank you so much for your wonderful uplifting words Amy!
    I know it is going to be spectacular!!!

    • amie-sue says:

      They came straight from the heart Claudia. :) I am equally excited about the new addition to the site. Please keep in touch. blessings and health to you and your loved ones! amie sue

  9. Nancy Baughman says:

    Do you have a cheese press that you recommend?

    • amie-sue says:

      Hello Nancy,

      I can’t say that I do. When I make vegan cheese that requires pressing, I wrap it in cheesecloth, place it in a flat bottomed mesh strainer (so it can drain), put a small plate on top, followed by some weights (I use clear marbles that sit in a container) to put even and steady pressure on it. I hope this helps. amie sue

  10. Jan Ogden says:

    Looks like all of our challenges are quite a bit the same! Trying to make the raw veggies last for a couple of weeks etc. That’s where my cabbage and broccoli and cauliflower comes in more as I near the end of my 2-3 weeks between shopping!! Also love the sprouts too and that’s ongoing!! Looking forward to your amazing wisdom as you share your God given talent with us!! Hugs and appreciation always, Jan

    • amie-sue says:

      Good morning Jan,

      I must admit, COVID has taught me to grateful for each and every lettuce leaf… I am not exaggerating. haha My appreciation for fresh produce has elevated, not that I didn’t appreciate it before, I think I just took it a little bit for granted. Cruciferous veggies are wonderful for longer storage, you are right about that. I am happy to hear that you are growing sprouts. They are packed full of nutrition. I face timed with my dad last night and he taught me some tricks on growing veggies hydroponically. We’ll see if I can get that going. There is SO much I want to do. Just not enough “me” to go around. haha Thank you for the encouraging words. You are such a gem! love and hugs, amie sue

  11. Dorothy says:

    Thank you, Amie Sue, I have faith your cooked creations will be just as tasty and healthy as raw ones. It makes sense in these times. Peace and good health to you and yours.

    • amie-sue says:

      Good morning! Thank you Dorothy for the support. It brings me great encouragement. You know my heart is to always bring healthy recipes to your dinner plate. That will always be the foundation of my work. :) The recipes I am sharing are made from ingredients that I have enjoyed over the years, I just never thought to share the recipes until COVID showed up. It was then that I had to get more creative and since I love to plate beautiful foods for Bob, it seemed that the timing was right to share them with you all. There is always a silver lining in all that we go through. Be blessed and stay healthy. hugs, amie sue

  12. Cuzimhappy says:

    I’m super excited too! Just trying to find the balance and remmain healthy. I LOVE that you are adding cooked vegan dishes to your site. Thank you!

    • amie-sue says:

      Thank you so much for the feedback Cuzimhappy (nice user name BTW hehe). Balance is key and I have come to realize and witness over the years that “balance” looks different for everybody. I truly hope you enjoy the recipes, please let me know if you try any. Have a wonderful day. amie sue

  13. Cogoudo says:

    Amie-Sue,
    You’ve hit a cord that my husband and I have been feeling deeply: Social distancing is a brat when it comes to sharing!
    When something happens in our lives, we head to kitchen, come up with an amazing goody and take it to a friend or neighbor…boy has that come to a screeching halt! Growl!
    Our best to You Both, Stay Well & HAPPY!!
    G & M at Cogoudo

    • amie-sue says:

      I feel your pain and frustration Cogoudo. I love sharing my food with others too. That day will come again, and when it does… watch out neighbors. haha Have a wonderful Sunday and be blessed, amie sue

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