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Happy Holidays! May the holiday season fill your home with joy, your heart with love, and your life with laughter. If you are looking for some nutritious and delicious inspiration, be sure to check out the Christmas Recipe category (here).  Blessings and love, amie sue


― November 17, 2020 ―

Conventional Oven Food Drying

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

Drying foods in your oven can be achieved but you first need to ask yourself how important is it to you to follow the raw food temperature "guidelines" in wanting to protect the enzymes, nutrients, and vitamins. Whereas, you can use your oven to "dehydrate foods"... it isn't 100% accurate. But in times of need, we just need to do the best with what we have before us. Let me show you how you can turn to your oven to dry foods at low temps.

vegan gluten-free peanut butter cookies raw or baked option

― November 16, 2020 ―

Peanut Butter Cookies | Raw and Baked Option

 Members Only, Cookies, Nuggets & Balls

These vegan, gluten-free peanut butter cookies take on a healthified twist from the classic cookie your grandma would make. They are thick, soft, crunchy, and chewy–but most of all they are rich, sweet, and have that all-time favorite peanutty flavor. Every recipe collection needs a great peanut butter cookie. And…...

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― November 13, 2020 ―

Oat and Walnut Homemade Dinner Rolls | Baked | Gluten-Free | Oil-Free | Vegan

 Members Only, Artisan Breads —

During my quest of to create vegan, gluten-free, dinner rolls, I found myself rummaging through all my ingredients in the fridge, freezer, and pantry. When I think of dinner rolls, I think of butter, and when I think of butter, I think of walnuts. Throughout the years of creating raw…...

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― November 12, 2020 ―

Pecan Pumpkin Raisin Cake

 Members Only, Cake & Pies, Christmas, Thanksgiving

An easy, yet impressive dessert that’s perfect for the holiday season and beyond! Pumpkin makes for an incredibly moist and flavorful cake. The sweet pecans and warming spice are the finishing touches that make this dessert genuinely irresistible. Well, in truth, the frosting is the finishing touch, but the cake…...

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― November 12, 2020 ―

Cranberry Cornbread Scones | Cooked | Gluten-Free | Nut-Free | Oil-Free | Vegan

 Members Only, Artisan Breads —, Sweet Treats | Desserts —

We are going to be super creative today and make scones from scratch using vegan homemade buttermilk, polenta, buckwheat, cranberry sauce, and a few other supporting ingredients. The sweet and savory combination of these scones tastes amazing as a side to your favorite soup or stew, but they can also…...

gluten-free vegan oil-free grain-free nut-free tiger nut and buckwheat dinner rolls

― November 10, 2020 ―

Tiger Nut & Buckwheat Homemade Dinner Rolls | Cooked | Gluten-Free | Vegan

 Members Only, Artisan Breads —

If you’re not a professional baker, making bread can be a laborious process. The beauty of this recipe lies in its health benefits and simplicity.  These nutrient-packed dinner rolls are delicious with their savory-sweet, light, and delicate crumbly texture. If you are new to tiger nut flour and buckwheat, it…...

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― November 10, 2020 ―

– Nut Flour Basics – substitutions, explanations

 Members Only, Homemade Raw Flours

First of all, proper storage is a must. It is essential to store nut flours in the refrigerator or freezer to avoid rancidity.  Because nuts are expensive, you want to protect your investment, not the mention flavor and nutrients. Keep in mind that nuts are a common food allergen, and…...

vegan gluten-free nut-free oil-free flour-free oat and buckwheat dinner rolls

― November 08, 2020 ―

Oat & Buckwheat Homemade Dinner Rolls | Gluten-Free | Vegan | Nut-Free

 Members Only, Artisan Breads —

These quick-mix homemade dinner rolls were the answer to a prayer after creating a large pot of vegetable soup. Who here loves to dip their bread into a bowl of warm soup? Raise your hand, please. I see you. Did you know that the proper way to eat soup at…...

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― November 08, 2020 ―

ZZ Plant | Care Difficulty – Easy

Houseplant Varieties

Unique plants are eye-catching plants…and the ZZ plant falls right into that category. When I first started collecting indoor houseplants, this was one that I snatched up. I own two of them, and they haven’t caused me any issues. They don’t talk back, miss curfew, or refuse to flaunt their… read more »

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gluten-free vegan grain-free oil-free quick-mix almond dinner rolls

― November 07, 2020 ―

Quick-Mix Almond Dinner Rolls | Cooked | Gluten-Free | Oil-Free | Grain-Free

 Members Only, Artisan Breads —

These dinner rolls have a light crust, soft and chewy inside, slice well, and don’t crumble under pressure. Hearty yet pillowy (in between a down and memory foam pillow, that is), they’re constructed with almond flour, whole almonds, psyllium husks, and a few other supporting ingredients… making them hard to…...

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raw vegan gluten-free great pumpkin cheesecake

― November 06, 2020 ―

The Great Raw Pumpkin Cheesecake

 Members Only, Cheesecakes, Thanksgiving

I almost considered not sharing this recipe, since I already have one or two other raw pumpkin cheesecake recipes on my site… but this site is also my personal “recipe box” and I need to stash it somewhere because I plan on making this over and over again (which I…...

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vegan gluten-free nut-free flour-free cinnamon raisin bread

― November 04, 2020 ―

Cinnamon Raisin Bread | Cooked | Gluten-Free | Oil-Free | Yeast-Free | Nut-Free

 Members Only, Artisan Breads —

I have been on a bread, donut, and muffin kick lately, so you will just have to bear with me. Actually, truth be told, it’s all Bob’s fault. With each bread-like recipe I created, he kept eating them up and asking for more. And who am I to deny this…...

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― November 03, 2020 ―

Spiralizer (Manual) – Why and What I Recommend

 Members Only, Misc. Equipment - everyday tools (9 lessons)

I have been making veggie noodles since 2014. Once I started, I have never stopped. Everyone touted them as an excellent replacement for spaghetti noodles, but I think they are so much more than that. They are versatile, flavorful, nutritious, come in many shapes, colors, and let's not forget that they are fun and easy to make.

― November 02, 2020 ―

Arrowhead Plant | Care Difficulty – Easy

Houseplant Varieties

Young arrowhead plants are bushy and usually pretty full, making them attractive indoor plant choices for coffee tables, side tables, and other surfaces. As the plants grow and mature, they develop a climbing habit, making them fun to grow up trellises or other structures. However, you can prune them back… read more »

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― October 30, 2020 ―

Black “Candied” Apples | Raw, Vegan, Gluten-free, Nut-free

 Members Only, Halloween Recipes

These Black “Candied” Apples are perfect for Halloween. They are deliciously freaky looking, yet so elegantly beautiful. There is a secret ingredient that I used which gives them their blacker than the ace of spades color.  But I am not going to dive into that just yet.  First, off… standard black candied apples are…...

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― October 27, 2020 ―

The Ultimate Raw Plant-Based Shopping List (+PDF)

 Members Only, Ingredient Shopping Basics (7 lessons)

Heading to the grocery store will help you save time, money, reduce stress, and helps with meal planning. Never underestimate the power of being prepared and organized!

gluten-free, vegan, nut-free, oil-free, Banana Raisin Bread

― October 26, 2020 ―

Banana Raisin Bread with Crumble Topping | Cooked | Oil-Free | Flour-Free | Nut-Free

 Members Only, Artisan Breads —

The moment this bread started baking in the oven, I immediately wanted to jump back into my jammies, glide my tippytoes into my favorite fuzzy slippers, and shake my brushed hair back into a frightful bedhead. How can just the smell of bread baking evoke such thoughts and feelings? That’s…...

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― October 26, 2020 ―

Philodendron | Lemon Lime | Care Difficulty – Easy

Houseplant Varieties

The Philodendron ‘Lemon Lime’ reminds me of the neon pothos. In fact, it can be quite easy to confuse the two. But really, who cares… they’re both beautiful and unique in color. The color of the leaves ranges from shades of bright yellow to chartreuse. Its cascading stems can grow… read more »

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― October 24, 2020 ―

#4 – Things we do Wrong when Juicing

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

Even though most people turn to juicing as a way to give their digestion a break, you need to be aware that certain fruits and veggies (dark leafy greens, wheatgrass, beets, etc) are so powerful that you may experience some stomach distress if you drink too much of them.

gluten-free, oil-free, low-sugar, flour-free, nut-free Blueberry Chocolate Chips Drop Cookies

― October 21, 2020 ―

Blueberry Chocolate Chip Drop Cookies | Cooked | Flour-Free | Nut-Free | Oil-Free

 Members Only, Sweet Treats | Desserts —

Blueberry Chocolate Chip Drop Cookie… I have to giggle because Bob was dead set on my making “drop cookies.” He never uses that term, so I asked him what a drop cookie was. He said, “You know, when you hold the dough high in the air and drop it on…...

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raw vegan gluten-free nut-free cookies

― October 18, 2020 ―

Winter Harvest Cookies | Raw | Dehydrated | Nut-Free

 Members Only, Cookies, Nuggets & Balls

I am afraid that I am going to miss the fall season this year. With the way that time is flying by ever so quickly… well, I am ready to skip the whole blinking bodily function so as to assure myself that I will be able to take in the…...

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― October 18, 2020 ―

Pothos | Golden Pothos Plant | Care Difficulty – Easy

Houseplant Varieties

The golden pothos (Epipremnum aureum) plant has glossy, heart-shaped green leaves splashed with creamy gold. Although this plant tolerates low light well, its leaves may lose their variegation if kept in the dark for too long. It will look its best in moderate or bright light. It makes an excellent… read more »

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― October 17, 2020 ―

#3 – Cleaning and Caring for Your Food Processor

 Members Only, Food Processors - life just got easier (3 lessons)

Most of us don’t know what we’d do without our food processor. If you're not there quite yet, you will soon. If you love your food processor as much as I love mine, you will want to take care of it properly so it will last you years to come. Just like any other appliance that we purchase... the more love you give it, the more love it will give back!

― October 13, 2020 ―

Home from the Grocery Store – Time-Saving Tips

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

Now, this may just sound plum silly… “How to put away my groceries? Pft! Did you fall off the turnip wagon, Amie Sue?" Perhaps, but that has nothing to do with my posting here. Not all of us are veteran, well-seasoned chefs. Many of us are just starting out and are overwhelmed with the whole idea of eating healthy and clean. This post was created to help you be productive with your time and to help you save money by keeping your ingredients fresher and longer. So let’s hop to it.

― October 12, 2020 ―

Philodendron Birkin | Care Difficulty – Easy

Houseplant Varieties

Philodendron birkin is a stunning plant variety that develops pure white pinstripes on its foliage, growing ever more variegated as the plant matures. Their unique variation shifts from leaf to leaf, and it is not uncommon to notice occasional splashes of pink or light red on new leaves as they… read more »