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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


― October 10, 2020 ―

Navigating the Grocery Store

 Members Only, Ingredient Shopping Basics (7 lessons)

Chances are, the unhealthier foods on your list are in the middle aisles, which are filled with tempting processed and packaged foods. The healthy, whole foods are usually located around the perimeter of the store.


― October 07, 2020 ―

Papaya Peppercorns | Black Pepper Replacement

 Members Only, Spice Blends

Papaya seeds have a very unique flavor, one that you might not expect when coming from a mildly, sweet fruit. It has a peppery, mustard, wasabi taste.  But here's the inside scoop... the larger the papaya, the sharper and stronger the flavor is. On the flip side, smaller papayas tend to have seeds with a milder taste.

― October 06, 2020 ―

Swiss Cheese Plant | Monstera Adansonii | Care Difficulty – Easy

Houseplant Varieties

The Swiss cheese plant, also known as Monstera adansonii, gets its name from its large, heart-shaped leaves. As the plant ages, the leaves become covered with holes that resemble Swiss cheese. If you have scanned through the “Plant Variety” category, you will notice a common theme: Care Difficulty – Easy!… read more »

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― October 05, 2020 ―

Chinese Evergreen | Emerald Star Plant | Care Difficulty – Easy

Houseplant Varieties

The Chinese evergreen plant is one of the most durable houseplants you can grow, tolerating poor light, dry air, and drought. There are many varieties, including variegated forms. To be honest, it took some intense investigation to figure out what variety I have. I am pretty sure that it is… read more »

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― October 03, 2020 ―

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

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

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. I will be going into detail regarding the difference between juicing and making smoothies, but the main thing that they have in…...

raw and gluten-free kelp noodles with almond butter miso sauce from Nouveau Raw

― October 01, 2020 ―

Kelp Noodles with Almond Butter Miso Sauce

 Members Only, Main & Side Dishes

So, what exactly are Kelp Noodles? Well, they are not really “noodles” at all; at least not in the traditional sense. They’re made from raw edible kelp seaweed, specifically from the thin colorless inner layer under the kelp’s outer skin. These thin, noodle-shaped strips of kelp are preserved in natural seaweed-derived salt (called sodium alginate).

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vegan gluten-free nut-free oil free pumpkin ginger waffles

― September 30, 2020 ―

Pumpkin and Ginger Waffles or Pancakes | Cooked | Flour-Free | Oil-Free | Nut-Free

 Members Only, Waffles | Sweet and Savory —

I know… I should have made these waffles Instagram-worthy, but to be honest, I didn’t want to saturate these waffles with syrup, whipped cream, nuts, and other enticing foods that we just aren’t eating these days. I don’t believe in “sacrificing” food just for the sake of a photo-op. Perhaps…...

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― September 26, 2020 ―

#5 – Omega 3/6 for Vegans

 Members Only, #3 - Nutrition Basics

Omega-3 essential fatty acids (EFA’s) are essential and healthy nutrients – they help regulate blood clotting, reduce inflammation, build cell membranes and support overall cellular health. The body can’t synthesize these so it has to come from our diet. Essential Omega-3 nutrients can be found in animal products such as fish oil, grass-fed meats, eggs, and dairy products BUT you can also source them through plant-based foods.

― September 23, 2020 ―

Pumpkin Spice Ginger Cake Donuts | Baked | Oil-Free | Nut-Free | Flour-Free

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

These cake donuts turned out moist, delicious, and flavorful without any need for frosting or icing! The pockets of chewy, warming ginger brought these donuts to a level that makes my eyes roll heavenward. They taste amazing straight out of the oven, having sat in a sealed container on the…...

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― September 22, 2020 ―

Juicing Wheatgrass

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

Wheatgrass is a complete food and an excellent source of vitamin C, E, K and B complex (including B12). In the minerals department, it is rich in calcium, cobalt, germanium, iron, magnesium, phosphorus, potassium, protein, sodium, sulfur, and zinc. It is often called “Liquid Sunshine” because of its very high content of chlorophyll, which is the green pigment that harnesses the sun’s energy.

― September 19, 2020 ―

#4 – How to “Warm” up when Eating Raw

 Members Only, #2 - Successfully Transitioning Your Diet

Do you eat a high raw diet or are you possibly 100% raw?  If so, you might understand what I am about to share.  When I first learned about the raw food diet, I went 100% raw overnight while I was living in Alaska and of course, I started my new adventure as Fall was quickly approaching.

― September 17, 2020 ―

Hearty Smoked Chili | Raw Vegan | Oil-Free

 Members Only, Main & Side Dishes, Soups

A warm pot of chili on a cold winter’s day is one of the most comforting foods I can think of. Chili warms you inside and out, plus it’s filling, easy to make, and nutritious to boot. This recipe is straightforward to pull together.  As your eyes scan over the…...

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― September 15, 2020 ―

Troubleshooting Raw Ice Cream

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

Over the past decade, I have made a lot of raw vegan ice creams. I am far from becoming a master at it, but it's fun to make when the cravings hit.  Today, I have compiled a handful of troubleshooting issues that have popped up through my own experiences.

― 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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