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Happy August! (I can’t believe it’s August already!) I have been keeping you updated on the broken links that you may come across within the recipes. An old plugin broke on the site which caused this. After my IT guy spent months fixing it, I am now at the stage of HAND fixing each broken link so it’s taking me some time. In the meantime, if you see a link with a line through it, still use that ingredient (the line just means that it is broken) Blessings, amie sue

― 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 »


― July 18, 2020 ―

Mise en Place (everything ready)

How To Tackle a Recipe (3 lessons)

Mise en Place Mise en place, pronounced MEEZ ahn plahs, is a French culinary phrase which means having all your ingredients prepared and ready to go before you start cooking. Translated to English, it means “put in place.” You may already apply this technique in your life. For instance, when… read more »

― July 16, 2020 ―

Cherry Rhubarb Sauce | Cooked | Sugar-Free

 Members Only, Sweet Treats | Desserts —

It’s sweet. It’s tart. And it’s saucy! For a while now, I have been embarking on a sugar-free adventure. In the last decade, I haven’t been one to eat much sugar, regardless of what form it comes in. But sugar is sneaky, like a burglar who breaks into your body…...

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vegan gluten-free taco meat

― July 12, 2020 ―

Vegan Taco Meat | Cooked | Mushroom, Black Bean | Oil-Free

 Members Only, Main | Side Dishes | Soups —

Today, I am sharing with you one (I confess— I have several) of my absolute favorite ground vegan taco meat recipes. With my easy-to-make homemade taco seasoning and a secret ingredient…this is the most flavorful and juiciest vegan taco meat I’ve made so far.  It’s perfect for loading up on…...

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― July 11, 2020 ―

Snake Plant | Sansevieria Moonshine | Care Difficulty – Easy

Houseplant Varieties

Looking to add some visual interest to a room? Perhaps you want to create a depth of color amongst your plants? Well, the moonshine snake plant just might be what you are looking for. I love its pale sage-green color. It adds a wonderful contrast up against my other plants.… read more »

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― July 11, 2020 ―

#2 – Organizing Spices (storage ideas)

 Members Only, Kitchen Organization Basics

Keeping your spices organized and fresh makes all the difference in how you function in the kitchen and the flavor of the food you prepare. So we don't want to ignore this topic or task. Once you have tackled this, it will help you save time in the kitchen.

― July 09, 2020 ―

Velvet Chocolate Pudding Pops

 Members Only, Frozen Desserts

~ raw, gluten-free, dairy-free ~ Unless my nifty little weather app says it’s snowing, it’s always a good time for one of these incredible, “omgosh-best you’ve-ever-had” frozen pudding pops. Seriously, if it’s not snowing, there’s just no excuse.  And even if it is snowing, just put on another layer of long johns, because…...

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vegan gluten-free oil-free spinach buckwheat wraps

― July 06, 2020 ―

Spinach Buckwheat Wraps | Cooked | Oil-Free

 Members Only, Wraps | Tortillas —

These wraps are surprisingly easy to make and require only 4 ingredients (water and salt included!) They are gluten-free, nut-free, oil-free, durable, can handle any wrap-job you can throw at them, nutritious, and tastes= really good. They are very low on the glycemic index,  which means that the carbohydrate content…...

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lipstick plant

― July 04, 2020 ―

Mona Lisa Lipstick Plant | Pucker Up Baby! | Care Difficulty – Easy

Houseplant Varieties

If you have a bright spot in your home and want a graceful, draping plant that blooms off and on all year, lipstick plants are a great choice. The leaves are light and dark green, waxy, and somewhat succulent, which set a beautiful backdrop for the numerous red or orange… read more »

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― July 04, 2020 ―

Nourishing and Quick Breakfast Ideas

 Members Only, Quick Nourishing Meal / Snack Ideas

Breakfast is my favorite meal of the day. It’s a time to restart after a long night’s sleep, nourish your body and give it what it needs to cope with whatever your day has in store. It's also a quiet, quality time for my husband me to spend together, plan out our day, and to reminisce about life in general. Do you enjoy breakfast? If so, let me share some recipe ideas with you! blessings, amie sue

vegan gluten-free oil-free sorghum and cassava tortillas

― July 01, 2020 ―

Sorghum and Cassava Flour Tortillas | Cooked | Oil-Free

 Members Only, Wraps | Tortillas —

Gluten-free, nut-free, grain-free, oil-free, fat-free, soy-free, sugar-free tortillas! Use these Sorghum and Cassava Tortillas as a bread substitute. Load them with veggies, guacamole, hummus, vegan cheese, or whatever your favorite spread may be. They will stand up to anything you throw at them, with no worries about them falling apart…...

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― June 30, 2020 ―

Diabetic / Low Glycemic Index Sweeteners

 Members Only, #3 - Nutrition Basics

Below I have mapped out some sugar substitutes that can be suitable for diabetics as well as for those who wish to reduce their sugar intake. When looking at sweeteners, our interest ought to lie on where they range within the glycemic index. The glycemic index (GI) measures the actual…...

vegan gluten free oil free buckwheat and oat bread

― June 29, 2020 ―

Buckwheat and Oat Bread | Cooked | Gluten-Free | Oil-Free | Yeast-Free

 Members Only, Breads —

When you embark on a whole food journey, it may feel like you have to give up all the simple pleasures of life…like bread. That is not the case; you just have to find bread recipes that fit your dietary needs. I’m always on the lookout for a bread recipe…...

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vegan gluten-free oil-free buckwheat wraps

― June 28, 2020 ―

Caraway and Dill Buckwheat Wraps | Minimal Ingredients | Oil-Free

 Members Only, Wraps | Tortillas —

Ready for another delicious and nutritious whole food wrap recipe that doesn’t involve a rolling pin, flour, gluten, nuts, seeds, soy, yeast, oil, or sugar? I am happy to see you nodding yes, because that is what I am serving up today.  Every time I create a wrap recipe, it…...

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― June 27, 2020 ―

#1 – Sprouting Guide (Quick View)

 Members Only, Sprouting, Sprouting (equipment and seeds)

Sprouts are the beginning life of a plant. These baby plants are loaded with nutrients, minerals, vitamins, antioxidants, proteins, fats, phytochemicals, enzymes, water, and chlorophyll. Sprouts have the highest concentration of these nutrients, vitamins, etc. than any other stage of a plant's life. Ready to add some sprouts into your life? Let me help you! blessings, amie sue

― June 25, 2020 ―

Blueberry Lemon Frosting Ice Lolly

 Members Only, Frozen Desserts

For my friends in the United Kingdom and Ireland, I hereby name this frozen treat an ice lolly.  It's just another name for popsicle basically but with a twist of sophistication.  And visually... these ice lollies appear bit more grown up to me. If you are ready to shower your insides when a delicious and nutritious summer treat, then click on the recipe link and give this recipe a try. Blessings, amie sue

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