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May 16, 2018: Black Pepper – Known as King of the Spices

using Black Pepper in raw recipes

The peppercorn plant is a tropical plant cultivated for its black, white and red peppercorns. The three colors of peppercorn are simply different stages of the same peppercorn. Black peppercorns are the dried immature fruit or drupes of the peppercorn plant while white pepper is made from the inner portion of the mature fruit. 

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May 12, 2018: Coconut Jicama Rice and Jackfruit Spring Rolls

vegan Coconut Jicama Rice and Jackfruit Wraps served with avocado flowers

Coconut Jicama Rice and Jackfruit Wraps just so happens to be vegan, dairy-free, grain-free as well as gluten-free.

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May 09, 2018: Jicama – A Root with Eleven Names

how to grow, use, and cook with jicama

Do you have a nickname for yourself? Or perhaps, someone else "gifted" you with one? I have three... But jicama! Dang, it has 11 names. Come learn more about this wonderful vegetable.

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May 06, 2018: Coconut Jicama Rice stuffed Jackfruit Pods

making vegan raw Coconut Jicama Rice stuffed Jackfruit

One of the pleasures of home cooking is discovering that favorite, longed-for foods are not so out of reach, after all... even if they need to be sugar-free, raw, grain-free, and dairy-free.

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May 06, 2018: Jackfruit – Can Weigh up to 100 lbs!

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Jackfruit is the largest tree-borne fruit in the world and when in season, one tree can bear as many as 250 large fruits. Just one jackfruit alone can reach 80-100 pounds in weight and up to 36 inches long and 20 inches in diameter. It has a tropical explosion of flavor... a combination of mango, banana, pineapple, and some even say it has a Juicy Fruit gum flavor.

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Apr 28, 2018: Creamy Sweet Basil Dressing

recipe for vegan gluten-free raw basil dressing

Earlier this week, I sent out a post that I did on where and how cashews are grown. Today, we are going to use them in this pale green, light, creamy, with a hint of sweet basil salad dressing. If you don't use to use cashews, there are always alternatives. So click on the link and come check this recipe out. I hope you have a wonderful weekend. blessings, amie sue

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Apr 26, 2018: Cashew Fruit

Raw cashews and how to use them in raw vegan recipes

Have you ever wondered where cashews came from? Have you just assumed throughout life that they grow on trees in a shell much like an almond or walnut? I did. I now find it so odd how "we" are NOT totally engrossed in knowing where our food comes from... other than the grocery store.

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Apr 21, 2018: Pumpernickel Croutons

Vegan GLuten Free Pumpernickel Croutons

Croutons are a by-product of making bread, which is exactly where this recipe came from. When I create raw bread recipes, I like to set aside a small portion of the dough to create croutons from it.

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Apr 19, 2018: Maple Nut & Cranberry Muesli

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– raw, gluten-free, vegan – Muesli (pronounced “muse-lee”) is a Swiss-German breakfast cereal. It’s neither oatmeal nor granola; it is based on raw rolled oats and other ingredients such as grains, fresh or dried fruits, seeds, and nuts. It…...

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Apr 15, 2018: Buckwheat (Raw / Cooked)

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Yes, I realize that this is a raw recipe site, but my first and foremost goal of achieving health is learning to address our individual body's needs. Enjoy buckwheat raw or cooked. Come learn how.

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Apr 11, 2018: Spring Cleaning Juice

Apple-Spinach-Juice on a wooden table

It’s time to do a little spring cleaning. Your house may need it, but so does your body. For detoxing purposes, apple juice is fantastic for cleansing the colon and known to be a natural…...

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Apr 07, 2018: Sprouting Guide (Quick View)

Raw Food Diet

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…...

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Apr 07, 2018: Mizuna and Radish Salad

Mizuna and Radish Salad on a wooden table

Today’s Plate of Inspiration is quite simple. It’s a salad. Boring huh? Gosh, not at all. Even though the ingredients are simple, the flavors are complex… thanks to the mizuna greens. What is mizuna? These…...

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Apr 02, 2018: Gordita Supreme Taco

Raw Food Diet

Warm, pillowy flatbread held into place with a spread of “refried beans”, wrapped around a crunchy raw taco, fully loaded with raw taco meat (nut-based or lentil-based), fresh salsa, diced onions, shredded lettuce, and Mexican white cheese (high-raw, vegan) and then taken over the edge with a drizzle of Sriracha sauce.

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Apr 01, 2018: Almonds, Soaking and Drying

Raw Food Diet

Almonds, Soaking and Drying Soaked almonds are often referred to as; soaked almonds sprouted almonds or activated almonds.   There is an important reason as to why we go through this process… Nuts have enzyme… Read the rest of this entry »

Apr 01, 2018: Buckwheat Flour – made from Sprouted Buckwheat

How to make buckwheat flour from sprouted buckwheat

Buckwheat Flour Contrary to what its name indicates, buckwheat is not a form of wheat.  It’s not even a relative to the wheat family.  Buckwheat is gluten-free, a good source of protein, contains eight essential… Read the rest of this entry »

Mar 29, 2018: Soft “Buttery” Flatbread

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  – raw, vegan, gluten-free, nut-free – You know that saying, “If at first, you don’t succeed, try, try again”? Well, I tried, tried, tried, and then tried again! Yessiree Bob, it took me four…...

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Mar 15, 2018: New Site Feature – Site Color Changer

Good afternoon everyone, I am still taking care of my dad as he recovers from his quadruple coronary bypass. But soon I will be home and back in my recipe creating rhythm.  If you are new and… Read the rest of this entry »

Mar 04, 2018: How quickly things can change …

Raw Food Diet

Good morning, afternoon, or evening (whenever this message is reaching you). I wanted to give you a little site and life update. Currently, I am silently sitting beside my dad as he drifts in and out… Read the rest of this entry »

Feb 27, 2018: Pain d’Epice Pecan Truffles

Raw Food Desserts

Every country has its own way of celebrating the holidays with food.  In the States, we have our well-known gingerbread, and in France, they have pain d’epices or spice bread.

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Feb 27, 2018: Pain d’Epice Spice Mix

Raw Food Cooking

Ok, first off… how the heck do you pronounce the name of this spice? I coughed, sneezed, and muffled my words into my arm every time someone asked what “that” spice was that I was…...

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Feb 23, 2018: Homemade Chili Pepper Powder

Last week I was gifted some gorgeous peppers that were grown organically just down the road from us. I wasn’t sure if they were hot or not, so they sort of scared me. I like things…...

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Feb 19, 2018: Refried “Bean” Burrito

Raw Food Diet

This burrito deserves a celebration, a sombrero and a hungry tummy. I can't sing worth "refried" beans, I lost my sombrero but my tummy is hungry. One of out of three qualifies me.

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Feb 12, 2018: Sugar Free Mocha Caramel Party Cheesecakes

Raw Food Dessert Recipes

~ raw, vegan, gluten-free, no added sugar ~ “Do you like to throw parties but find that you are fretting far too much to enjoy the party yourself? “ There’s more to being a gracious…...

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Feb 10, 2018: Teriyaki Cole Slaw

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Obviously, the star of this dish is the sauce. With all of its sweet and savory Asian flare packed in there... it left me licking the spoon and bowl nice and clean! raw, vegan, and gluten-free!

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