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—— February 18, 2020 ——

#1 Dehydrators – Why and What I Recommend

Dehydration - what you need to know (9 lessons), Members Only

If you ask me, a dehydrator is a must in the raw culinary world. It will open up a whole new world to you... allowing you to create raw breads, crackers, cookies, cakes, dried veggies and fruits, trail mixes, and so much more.

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—— February 17, 2020 ——

Red Beet Dressing

Dressings, Dips & Sauces, Members Only

Red beets are high in fiber and can encourage faster digestion, which will show up as a bright pigment in your trips to the lulu.

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—— February 15, 2020 ——

How to Encourage Loved Ones to Eat Healthy

#2 - Successfully Transitioning Your Diet, Members Only

I feel so blessed to have a husband who supports eating healthy.  I will never forget something he said to me early on in our relationship... "I don't care if we wear second-hand clothing to save money, but we will always aim to purchase organic foods."  We have held true to this for over ten years. BUT I realize and understand that a lot of people struggle with getting the whole family on board when adapting a whole food diet, cooked and/or raw.



—— February 13, 2020 ——

Granola Morning Biscuits

Breakfast, Granola, MailPoetSend Members Only, MailPoetSend Non-Members, Members Only

Healthy goodness in every bite... these Granola Morning Biscuits are made from a wide variety of seeds, coconut, lucuma, and salt. I intended to create a grain-free, gluten-free, low-sugared morning biscuit, and frankly, I nailed it. If you are interested in adding another recipe to your recipe box, click on the recipe title and come check it out! blessings, amie sue

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—— February 11, 2020 ——

#4 – Vitamin B12 for Vegans

#3 - Nutrition Basics, Members Only

Vegans, whether cooked or raw, are at risk of not getting enough B12 into their diet. Vitamin B12 benefits your mood, energy level, memory, heart, skin, hair, digestion and more. It is also an essential vitamin for addressing adrenal fatigue, multiple metabolic functions—including enzyme production, DNA synthesis, and hormonal balance, and maintaining healthy nervous and cardiovascular systems. So this is nothing to sneeze at. It is wise to be tested regularly for homocysteine or methylmalonic acid levels, which can indicate a B12 deficiency.



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—— February 08, 2020 ——

#5 – Health Concerns when Juicing

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

By now, most of you know and understand the importance of including fruits and vegetables in your diet. Research has shown time and again that a diet rich in vegetables and moderate in fruits is an essential part of optimizing your health and vitality. Regardless of what your eating plan looks... adding more whole, fresh foods into the diet help to push out overly processed junk food.



—— February 06, 2020 ——

Sweet Bread and Butter Overnight Pickles

Condiments, Members Only

Have you ever wanted to make Sweet Bread and Butter Pickles, but you thought all homemade pickles had to be canned? Well, here is some terrific news, you can make your own pickles, and there is no canning required! The ingredients pull together within minutes, let them rest overnight, and come the next day; you will have a fantastic condiment to go with your next meal. blessings, amie sue

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—— February 04, 2020 ——

Why am I NOT Seeing Results?

#3 - Nutrition Basics, Members Only

You’re doing all the right things. You’ve said goodbye to processed food, you’re spending a small fortune on “superfoods,” and you’re dedicating your time to creating meals brimming with healthy ingredients. But you’re still struggling with weight or health issues. What gives?! As more people embrace a diet of whole foods and…...



—— February 01, 2020 ——

#6 – Juicing verses Blending (what’s the difference and benefits)

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

Supplementing your dietary intake with fresh juice and smoothies can be enjoyable (yep, you heard me right... enjoyable!) as well as an effective tool for maintaining your health. 



—— January 30, 2020 ——

Swiss Cheese Crisps

MailPoetSend Members Only, MailPoetSend Non-Members, Members Only, Vegan Cheese Chips

Swiss Cheese Crisps. Right from the get-go, the name alone makes one's cheeks start to squirt. They give you a feel-good, guilt-free, real food snacking experience. Eat them as is or toss them on a salad or appetizer plate for flavor and crunch! Have a blessed day, amie sue

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—— January 28, 2020 ——

#3 – Eating Out with Grace and Ease

#2 - Successfully Transitioning Your Diet, Members Only

Eating out whether it be at a friends house, a picnic, a potluck, or at a restaurant can be very overwhelming when you are trying to eat healthily. Do you ever find yourself staring at a menu, surrounded by friends and family who are all excitedly selecting foods left and right... overjoyed with all their options? And yet, there you sit... staring so hard at the menu that the words and photos just slip off the pages.



—— January 25, 2020 ——

Are Raw Desserts Healthy for You?

#2 - Successfully Transitioning Your Diet, #3 - Nutrition Basics, Members Only

When it comes to raw desserts, just because a person slaps the words raw, vegan, paleo, gluten-free, grain-free, dairy-free, or (amazingly) all of the above to a food doesn't necessarily make it a FREE FOR ALL dessert. Naturally, these taglines come with powerful effects if you add them into your life but we must do so in moderation. First and foremost we need to learn how to pay attention to our own bodies (not just our taste buds) and feed it accordingly.

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—— January 23, 2020 ——

Blueberry Mint Chia Jam

Condiments, Members Only, Spreads

– raw, vegan, gluten-free, nut-free – This is an excellent template for creating, quick, easy, healthy, and wonderfully delicious jams!  Use any fruit that is in season, or you can use organic frozen fruits that are available all year round. The star ingredient… is the chia seeds.  If you are…...

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—— January 21, 2020 ——

# 1 Blenders – Why and What I Recommend

High-Powered Blenders - worth the investment (5 lessons), Members Only

A blender is one of the most crucial appliances you can own as a raw vegan. It is a tool that you are going to be using on a regular basis, and this means that the higher quality tool you have, the better results you will achieve. They are great for creating sauces, soups, nut milks, blended beverages, dips, and so forth.



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—— January 18, 2020 ——

#2 – Protein for Plant-Based Vegans (+PDF)

#3 - Nutrition Basics, Kitchen Diary, Members Only

Where do I get my protein? This is most likely one of the hottest topics of concern when a person decides to eat a vegan or high-raw vegan diet. I mentioned the importance of eating a variety of foods to a large array of nutrients... this goes for protein as well.



—— January 16, 2020 ——

Gingerly Pear Granola

Breakfast, Granola, Members Only

Granola cereal is one of my favorite foods to eat. You can have it with nut milk or coconut milk for breakfast, sprinkle it on top of a smoothie bowl for lunch, eat it by the handful, or use it as a topping for your yogurt as a snack. It’s…...

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—— January 11, 2020 ——

#1 – How to START the Transition (a reminder to all)

#2 - Successfully Transitioning Your Diet, Members Only

Your point of entrance into eating a healthy diet is going to be different from literally everyone else. We all come from different backgrounds that have lead us up to this point. How we got here doesn’t matter, the main thing is you are HERE. With the Snickers candy bar…...



—— January 09, 2020 ——

Tiramisu – using Irish Moss

Cake & Pies, Members Only

 raw / vegan / gluten-free / grain-free Tiramisu is a timeless Italian dessert.  They say that if it is done correctly, it can be transcendent. Not only will this dessert swoon you, but by the time you make this dessert, you will be well educated on making your own nut…...

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—— January 07, 2020 ——

#2 – Your Path Your Journey

#1 - Welcome, Start Here, Free Recipes (Photo View)

When it comes to healthy eating we are all on the same journey and that is to achieve optimal health. The only difference is that we have, are, and will take different paths in getting there. This has been on my heart for years and I thought it was about time to share what’s in my heart.



—— January 04, 2020 ——

#1 – What is R.A.W. (Real, Alive, Whole)

#1 - Welcome, Start Here, Free Recipes (Photo View), Kitchen Diary

The definition of “raw” is R.A.W. — Real, Alive and Whole.
Whole foods are found in nature, only have one ingredient, and it hasn’t been processed. Whether you decide to eat a raw diet, cooked diet, or (what I recommend) a diet infused with both worlds… whole foods are key.



—— December 30, 2019 ——

Waltz Across Heaven

Kitchen Diary

Good morning, as I sit here, it feels like Christmas was months ago, yet it’s only been five days! It’s been a long week, a good one, but a long one. Whether you celebrate the holidays or not, whether they are filled with family or not, I hope you found… read more »



—— December 22, 2019 ——

My Favorites Feature is now Fixed!

Kitchen Diary

Ok, we have fixed the MY FAVORITES section! Chris (our IT expert) spent a lot of time trying to figure out the Favorites Feature issue, and it looks like he was able to not only fix it but also was able to SAVE your current favorites list. If for some… read more »



—— December 19, 2019 ——

Malted Hot Chocolate

Beverages, Christmas, Members Only

Few beverages are as deeply-rooted in childhood memories as hot chocolate. It’s rich, thick, creamy, amazingly warming and comforting, like a big hug in a mug!  And why not take an ordinary wintery drink and turn it into a super-food hot chocolate?! This hot chocolate is not your ordinary hot…...

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—— December 15, 2019 ——

Vanilla Cinna-Yum Grain-Free Granola

Granola, Members Only

In this Vanilla Cinna-Yum Grain-Free Granola, I swapped out the “typical” oats for a mixture of seeds and sprouted nuts—making it completely gluten-free and Paleo-friendly. Fragrant vanilla, maple syrup, and cinnamon give these crunchy clusters the classic granola taste you crave, minus the artificial ingredients. Cinnnamomomom Oh, I do love…...

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—— December 12, 2019 ——

Coconut Cashew Sugar Cookie Thins

Christmas, Cookies, Nuggets & Balls, Members Only

A wafer-thin, firm but chewy cookie that is the perfect snack to satisfy that sweet craving without sacrificing quality, health, or taste.  These cookie thins are reminiscent of sugar cookies. That wasn’t my intent, but I am one to go with the flow. They are firm to the touch but…...

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