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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

― 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 »


― 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 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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