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March 10th, 2021 — Important news for those who have ANNUAL MEMBERSHIPS.

Effective immediately, when your current prepaid annual membership ends, we will no longer auto-bill for the following year.  You will receive an email stating that your account has been canceled, please know that it is still active UNTIL your original expiration date. The cancelation email will show you the expiration date of your annual membership. Once it expires you can sign back up for the $5.99 monthly membership that will auto-bill each month unless you cancel.  If you have any further questions, please reach out to me (here).  I apologize if this causes any inconvenience. blessings, amie sue

― April 06, 2021 ―

Apricot Shortbread Bars | Raw

 Members Only, Bars

With a few extra steps, you can turn the ordinary into the extraordinary! As the title reads… these Apricot Shortbread Bars are raw, vegan, and gluten-free.  It takes only a handful of ingredients to create your own little masterpiece. If you live alone and make this dessert for yourself, go…...

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― April 03, 2021 ―

Roasted Tomato Vegetable Soup | Cooked | Vegan | Oil-Free

 Members Only, Main | Side Dishes | Soups —

Today’s recipe is vegan, gluten-free, and oil-free.  The soup kind of reminds me of what it would be like if vegetable soup and a chunky stew hooked up on a dating site for farmers. Regardless, it created a very filling and hearty soup that felt like it was flooding my…...

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Raw, gluten free, vegan Caprese Herb and Tomato Tart

― April 01, 2021 ―

Caprese Herb and Tomato Tart | Raw

Italian Cuisine, Main & Side Dishes, Mains and Sides | Free, Thanksgiving

~ raw, vegan, gluten-free ~ In the cooked world, Caprese tarts consist of; puff pastry, mozzarella, sweet tomatoes, and fresh basil. Converting it to raw was quite simple.  Instead of using puff pastry, I made a savory walnut crust.  In place of mozzarella, I made a quick cashew “cheese” spread.   All… read more »

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gluten-free, vegan, yeast-free, nutrient-dense maple cream doughnuts

― March 30, 2021 ―

Maple Cream Doughnuts | Baked | Gluten-Free | Vegan | Yeast-Free

 Members Only, Sweet Treats | Desserts —

These Maple Cream Doughnuts are gluten-free, vegan, yeast-free, and baked. They are soft, lofty doughnuts filled and topped with a velvety maple cream that made me buckle at the knees. It has a rich maple/butterscotch flavor that will leave you scratching your head after I share with you what it…...

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― March 27, 2021 ―

Juicers for Citrus / Pomegranates

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

Citrus juicers come in all shapes, sizes, and price ranges. Today, I am going to cover the basic juicers that I have used throughout the years. I will discuss the perks and drawbacks of each one. I will also share with how to use each one. So pour yourself a glass of juice and let's get busy learning what tool will best for your needs and kitchen.



vegan gluten-free oil-free yeast-free pizza crust

― March 23, 2021 ―

Homemade Thick Crust Pizza Dough | Baked | Gluten-Free | Vegan | Oil-Free | Yeast-Free

 Members Only, Pizza Crusts —

Pizza has a long and storied history, with the first pizza made sometime during the 1800s in Naples, Italy… to the present day, made in the comfort of my own home. For me, pizza has always been a special treat; therefore, many great memories surround this well-loved culinary delight. It’s…...

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― March 20, 2021 ―

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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gluten-free, vegan, yeast-free, swedish limpa (bread)

― March 16, 2021 ―

Swedish Limpa (Rye-Like Bread) | Gluten-Free | Vegan | Yeast-Free

 Members Only, Artisan Breads —

Limpa bread is a sweet Scandinavian rye bread associated with Swedish cuisine. Today I presenting a loose interpretation of my take on it.  Traditionally, it is an anise-flavored rye bread that is made up of rye, anise seed, molasses, and some have been known to add the zest of orange.…...

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― March 13, 2021 ―

Samson Silent Dehydrator Review

Dehydration - what you need to know (9 lessons), Kitchen Diary

Today, I would like to share a product review for the Samson Silent Dehydrator. First off, I was not approached by Samson to review their product. Bob and I have been remodeling our studio kitchen, and one of the key features that I desired for this space was QUIETNESS. This… read more »



how to grow, use, and cook with jicama

― March 09, 2021 ―

Jicama – A Root with Eleven Names

 Members Only, Ingredient Directory, Where Our Food Comes From

Do you have a nickname for yourself? Or perhaps, someone else "gifted" you with one? I have three... But jicama! Dang, it has 11 names. Come learn more about this wonderful vegetable.



gluten-free yeast-free oil-free vegan Raisin Cinnamon Swirl bread

― March 06, 2021 ―

Cinnamon Raisin Swirl Bread | Baked | Gluten-Free | Vegan | Yeast-Free | Nut-Free

 Members Only, Artisan Breads —

Cinnamon Raisin Swirl Bread is sweet and soft, with swirls of cinnamon, sugar, and plump raisins making it perfect for savoring each bite. You can enjoy this bread with a spread of almond or peanut butter, but to be honest (which I always am), it tastes amazing on its own,…...

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― March 05, 2021 ―

Dracaena Lemon Lime Plant

Houseplant Varieties

The Dracaena plant family consists of more than 110 different species of shrubby plants and trees. Today, I am showing you my Dracaena Lemon Lime Plant, which is a slow-growing plant with a long, dark green stripe down the center of each leaf, with lime green margins. It will grow… read more »

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Raw Food Snacks

― March 04, 2021 ―

Crusted Herbed Macadamia Nut Cheese Ravioli | Raw

 Members Only, Italian Cuisine, Main & Side Dishes

~ raw, vegan, gluten-free, grain-free ~ Ravioli. Comfort food embodied. That almost sums it up in the simple sentence. Ravioli is often made up of cheese, carbs, and spicy tomato sauce. And it’s no wonder that cheesy foods are revered as comfort food. Scientists claim that cheese and dairy products can trigger…...

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oil-free vegan gluten-free plant based enchilada

― March 02, 2021 ―

Plant-Based Refrigerator Enchiladas | Baked | Oil-Free | Vegan

 Members Only, Main | Side Dishes | Soups —

Refrigerator Enchiladas? Now, what the heck am I talking about? No need to get nervous, I have a full recipe laid out for you, but I am also going to give you the freedom to think outside of the box when it comes to enchilada fillings. This recipe turned out…...

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― February 27, 2021 ―

Salad Dressing Recipe Template

 Members Only, Dressings, Dips & Sauces, Recipe Templates and Guides (12 lessons)

Five basic ingredients are needed for building a salad dressing. Anything beyond five ingredients is entirely up to you, and your taste buds. Additional ingredients are accessories that personalize a dressing for a particular dish. It only takes a matter of minutes to make a salad dressing, and in doing…...



― February 26, 2021 ―

Peace Lily Plant | Care Difficulty – Moderate

Houseplant Varieties

These plants are trendy for a good reason: they can tolerate just about any location in your home, they are killer air purifiers, and let’s just say… they’re gorgeous. Their deep green foliage is what makes this an interior design anchor and a must-have for aesthetically minded people… (me!) Though… read more »

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low sugar vegan no-cook strawberry chia seed freezer jam

― February 25, 2021 ―

Strawberry Chia Freezer Jam | Raw | Low-Sugar

 Members Only, Condiments, Spreads

Organic strawberries, white chia seeds, a splash of maple syrup, freshly squeezed lemon juice, and a sprinkle of sea salt made this jam a special treat. I don’t think you can find an easier and healthier jam out there. Just add all the ingredients to the food processor, give ‘era…...

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― February 24, 2021 ―

Philodendron Sweetheart | Care Difficulty – Easy

Houseplant Varieties

Vining heart-leaf philodendrons are often grown in hanging baskets that allow the thin stems and dark green, heart-shaped leaves to beautifully spill out of their container. They can live in a wide range of lighting and are not super thirsty. Like most plants, they do enjoy a good leaf cleaning,… read more »

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gluten-free vegan yeast-free nut-free lassy bread (molasses and golden raisin)

― February 23, 2021 ―

Lassy Raisin Bread | Gluten-Free | Vegan | Yeast-Free

 Members Only, Artisan Breads —

Every culture has traditional foods, and Lassy Raisin Bread, also known as Molasses Sweet Bread, is a tradition of Newfoundland. It’s delicious fresh out of the oven, toasted or turned into French toast with a drizzle of molasses. Traditionally, it is made from white sugar, dry yeast, all-purpose flour, milk,…...

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― February 20, 2021 ―

Ice Cream Recipe Template | Raw

 Members Only, Recipe Templates and Guides (12 lessons)

BRAIN FREEZE!!! Have you experienced what people refer to as “brain freeze”? When something cold touches the roof of your mouth, the sudden temperature change of the tissue stimulates nerves to cause rapid dilation and swelling of blood vessels. This reaction is an attempt to direct blood to the area and…...



gluten free vegan yeast free oil free pecan date swirl bread

― February 18, 2021 ―

Pecan Date Swirl Bead | Baked | Gluten-Free | Vegan | Yeast-Free

 Members Only, Artisan Breads —

To date, this is my favorite loaf of sweet bread that I have made. If you love dates, pecans, and bread — well, I have a strong feeling that you too will enjoy this bread. It is nutrient-dense and high in fiber, which will fill you up with just one…...

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― February 18, 2021 ―

Cherry Tomato Marinara Sauce

 Members Only, Dressings, Dips & Sauces, Italian Cuisine

Cherry Tomato Marinara Sauce ~ raw, vegan, gluten-free, nut-free ~ Tonight we had yet another wonderful raw dinner that we shared with Jason and Moriah. Our dinner was to celebrate two things…Moriah just graduated from college and also to celebrate our wedding anniversary together. Their anniversary is in June, and…...

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― February 17, 2021 ―

Pilea Peperomioides | Friendship Plant | Care Difficulty – Moderate

Houseplant Varieties

Pilea peperomioides is also known as friendship plant, Chinese money plant, pancake plant, UFO plant, lefse plant (oh that fits in with my Norwegian heritage!), missionary plant, bender plant, or mirror grass. Whew–that’s a lot of names, if you ask me. I refer to it as the Friendship Plant because… read more »

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raw vegan gluten-free sweet and salty peanut butter protein bars

― February 11, 2021 ―

Sweet and Salty Peanut Butter Protein Bars | Raw | Long Haul Series™

 Members Only, Bars

These homemade protein bars are absolutely packed full of peanutty flavor, protein, and oaty goodness. I designed this recipe as part of what I call my “Long Haul” series that I created for my stepdad, who is a trucker. They are raw (no baking required), gluten-free, vegan, not overly sweet,…...

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― February 10, 2021 ―

Peppermint Patties | Valentine Day Gift Idea

 Members Only, Candy

The base for these vegan, gluten-free, LOW-SUGAR peppermint patties is coconut butter. It’s perfect because it’s rich, packed with fiber, and achieves a creamy consistency when softened, giving it that creamy peppermint patty center that many of us grew up on. You won’t believe just how quick and easy these…...

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