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Thank you for your patience as we wrap up the broken link issue throughout the site. I am seeing light at the end of the tunnel! If you come across a link that is broken or crossed out within a recipe, feel free to shoot me an email at [email protected] Blessings, amie sue

― September 12, 2020 ―

#5 – You Can Change Site Colors for Readability

 Members Only, #1 - Welcome, Start Here

This feature has to be one of my favorites that we added to the site. Initially, I started Nouveauraw with a black background, which I love (d), but throughout time I’ve had a handful of people reach out to me stating that they couldn’t read off of black backgrounds. So,…...

― September 11, 2020 ―

Aglaonema “Silver Bay” | Chinese Evergreen | Care Difficulty – Easy

Houseplant Varieties

The Aglaonema “Silver Bay” (Chinese evergreen) is a large, lush plant that’s a perfect addition to any office or room. They are versatile, ranging from large (floor plants) to small (perfect for tables or desktops). I fell in love with this plant variety from the get-go. The patterns that their… read more »

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― September 08, 2020 ―

Dehydrating at 145 degrees – Explained

Dehydration - what you need to know (9 lessons), Techniques | Free

Dehydrating at 145 degrees – Explained As many of you know, I LOVE the Excalibur dehydrator. They do not endorse me, I am just passionate about quality kitchen tools, and in my book, this makes the top of the list. In several of my recipes, you will notice instructions to set… read more »

― September 05, 2020 ―

Painting Leaves with Raw Chocolate

 Members Only, Chocolate, Pastry and Decorating, Working with Raw Chocolate

I am sharing with you everything that I have learned throughout the years.  They are so simple to make.

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Milk-Chocolate-Peanut-Butter-Delights close up

― September 03, 2020 ―

Chocolate Peanut Butter Delights

Cookies, Nuggets & Balls, Desserts | Sweet Treats | Free

What I love about this recipe is how simple it is to make… ah heck, let’s be honest…  what I really LOVE about this recipe is how my teeth effortlessly would glide through the thick chocolate coating, met with the chewy peanut buttery core that just causes me to swoon.

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― September 01, 2020 ―

Transitioning away from Refined Sugar (+PDF)

#1 — Introduction | Free, #2 - Successfully Transitioning Your Diet

Let’s start this off with a jaw-dropping statement… Did you know that sugar is found in 74 percent of packaged foods in our supermarkets? Regular sugar consumption can lead to serious long-term health problems, including excess weight gain, hormonal imbalance, skin and dental issues, osteoporosis, diabetes, and even some forms of cancer.  One of the main problems with sugar, and processed fructose, in particular, is the fact that your liver has a very limited capacity to metabolize it, this can lead to non-alcoholic liver disease.

― August 23, 2020 ―

Pothos | Cebu Blue | Care Difficulty – Easy

Houseplant Varieties

The Cebu Blue pothos is a pretty and popular variety of pothos with shiny, silvery-blue leaves that seem to sparkle in the right light. The leaves are 2″ by 7″ long. I have to admit that I don’t see this variety all that often. I live an hour east of… read more »

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― August 20, 2020 ―

Almond Milk made in a Juicer

 Members Only, Beverages, Juicing - types of juicers, health concerns (12 lessons)

I can’t even recall the last time I bought a commercially produced almond milk. Store-bought almond milk is typically loaded with preservatives and thickeners, and there isn’t a need for any of that. Wouldn’t you prefer something more natural and full of nutrients rather than full of ingredients that we have no idea…...

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― August 18, 2020 ―

Ingredient Staples for the Pantry (+PDF)

 Members Only, Ingredient Shopping Basics (7 lessons)

Here is a brief list of staples for your pantry that can be quite useful to have on hand. You don't need to start off with or even stock all of them, but hopefully, this will give you some good ideas.

You may need to look in a few places, depending on what your town has to offer; try your local grocery store, health food store, co-op, and online. Price compare and look for the best quality that you can afford! A whole food diet plan is really as simple as keeping on top of your kitchen stock so that there is always something to eat that is full of the best nutrition ever!

vegan raw gluten-free Lemon Poppyseed Cream Cake

― August 17, 2020 ―

Lemon Poppyseed Coconut Cream Cake | Raw Vegan

 Members Only, Cake & Pies

Lemon Poppy Seed Coconut Cream cake is a sweet, tart, silky, and airy cream cake that is made with freshly squeezed lemon juice and poppy seeds. Okay, so that seemed pretty obvious based on the recipe title, but the key to any good lemon dessert is to use FRESHLY squeezed…...

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― August 17, 2020 ―

European Trailing Peperomia | Teardrop | Care Difficulty – Easy

Houseplant Varieties

There are SO many varieties of peperomias, but today I am focusing on my European Trailing variety. As the name indicates, it trails (vines) instead of focusing on just growing upright. This unique variety of peperomia has oval-shaped leaves that will cascade nicely over time. One of the many things… read more »


vegan raw gluten-free Lemon Poppyseed Cream Cake

― August 17, 2020 ―

Chocolate Lace Collar | Cake Decorating

 Members Only, Pastry and Decorating

A chocolate lace collar is a delicate embellishment that can be wrapped around a cake, cheesecake, cupcakes, etc. It adds an incredible decorative and elegant touch to any dessert. They are super easy to make and will surely leave a lasting impression. Intrigued? Curious? Excited? I hope so, because today…...

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Raw Food Diet - How to Use Avocados in Nouveau Raw recipes

― August 16, 2020 ―

Avocados (selecting, ripening and freezing)

 Members Only, Ingredient Directory, Where Our Food Comes From

Did you know that you can freeze avocados?  I sure didn’t.  Tomorrow we are heading out-of-town and as I was prepping the house for our departure when I realized that I had 6 RIPE avocados that needed to be eaten. Well, I can’t possibly eat all 6 of them in…...

― August 11, 2020 ―

Nepenthes Alata Pitcher Plant | Carnivorous Plant | Care Difficulty – Moderate

Houseplant Varieties

This unusual plant is definitely a conversation piece.  If you have a fly or gnat problem in your home, this will surely help. Insects are naturally drawn to these plants and are lured into their pitchers, where they become trapped and eventually digested by the plant. Nepenthes is native to… read more »



― August 08, 2020 ―

Washing Fruits and Vegetables

 Members Only, Storing and Caring for Ingredients (5 lessons)

Eating a diet high in fruits and vegetables is one of the keys to leading a healthy life. However, to make the most of these nutrient-filled foods, it's equally important to make sure that the produce we consume is safe to eat. One way to do that is to make sure any of the fruits or vegetables you enjoy have been washed well before you peel, cut, eat, or cook with them. Pesticides, herbicides, and disease-causing bacteria may be naked to the human eye, but they are there.

― August 04, 2020 ―

Frosting Template

 Members Only, Frosting, Pastry and Decorating, Recipe Templates and Guides (12 lessons)

Creating raw frostings that have the same attributes as commercially made frosting isn’t always easy. We (thankfully) don’t have the aid of stabilizers, preservatives, corn syrup, etc.) to help us when trying to make a frosting that can be piped and withstand hanging out at room temperature. This section will…...

― August 02, 2020 ―

Why and How I Got into Houseplants

Becoming A Plant Parent

Interior design has been a passion of mine ever since I can remember, long before recipe designing. As a little girl, nothing brought me as much joy as rearranging and designing the layout of my bedroom–except maybe making mud pies in the garden. So, as an adult, I decided to… read more »

― August 01, 2020 ―

How Long Do Nuts & Seeds Last?

 Members Only, Storing and Caring for Ingredients (5 lessons)

I get this question a lot, and it's a good one because everyone wants to make the most of their investment. And I say investment because nuts are not cheap, especially if you seek raw and organic ones. So, today, I hope to clear it up for you.  There isn't an exact science to their shelf-life due to many variables that can come into play such as; climate, packaging, how old they were when purchased, and so forth.  But let's dive in and see if I can't lay out a few helpful ideas.

― July 29, 2020 ―

3% Hydrogen Peroxide Solution | Pest and Soil Treatment

Plant Care

Hydrogen peroxide is an environmentally friendly alternative to pesticides, fungicides, and chemical fertilizers. Always use hydrogen peroxide in a diluted form and handle it with care. My go-to treatment for pest and fungus control is either a diluted rubbing alcohol solution or hydrogen peroxide, and a neem oil solution. Anytime… read more »

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― July 28, 2020 ―

#3 – Caring for Your Juicer

 Members Only, Juicing - types of juicers, health concerns (12 lessons)

Taking an extra few minutes to properly clean and care for your kitchen equipment will help extend the life and function of your investments. I could have called this posting "Cleaning Your Juicer" which is really what this post is about but honestly, we first must care about our equipment before we can even properly clean it.

― July 26, 2020 ―

My Favorite Plant Pot | Wallygro!

Plant Care

I never thought that I could fall in love with a plant pot, but I did. It’s a true love story. I can’t recall how I stumbled upon WallyGro.com, but thank goodness I did! I had been doing some research on plant pots that could hang on the wall, since… read more »


― July 25, 2020 ―

Flour Substitutions

 Members Only, Substitutions - how, with what, and when (7 lessons)

Raw, gluten-free flours are all the rage. With so many dietary restrictions these days, wheat flour alternatives are at their all-time high. You can walk into just about any grocery store and find a wide variety of nut, seed, and grain-based flours. They won’t be raw, but they can still…...

raw and vegan recipe for Red Cabbage and Parsley Salad

― July 24, 2020 ―

Purple Cabbage and Parsley Salad (Great for Liver Support)

 Members Only, Main & Side Dishes, Main | Side Dishes | Soups —, Salads

I really love my liver.  I mean who couldn’t love that three-pound, size of a football, organ that is nestled in our upper rib cavity? It handles over five-hundred functions in the body which include breaking down or converting substances, extracting energy, and removing toxins from the bloodstream. It stores…...

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― July 23, 2020 ―

Ice Cream Machine Tips and Tricks

 Members Only, Ice Cream - tools of the trade & knowhow (5 lessons)

Using an ice cream machine is pretty straight forward, but there are tips and tricks that make our experience effortless and results in a better outcome. Taking the time to experiment with recipes and methods it’s all about learning new techniques and mastering your ice cream making to get the most amazing ice cream as a final product. 

― July 19, 2020 ―

My Living Indoor Houseplant Wall

Decorating with Houseplants

When it comes to creativity, I find that just about anything can become an “art medium.” For instance, the recipes I develop are edible pieces of art, flat pieces of fabric become three-dimensional objects, when I dabble with paint, I can literally transform a space–and now, I have houseplants to… read more »