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― April 21, 2011 ―

Salad Dressing Recipe Template

 Members Only, Dressings, Dips & Sauces, Recipe Templates and Guides (12 lessons)

Five basic ingredients are needed for building a salad dressing. Anything beyond five ingredients is entirely up to you, and your taste buds. Additional ingredients are accessories that personalize a dressing for a particular dish. It only takes a matter of minutes to make a salad dressing, and in doing…...



― April 21, 2011 ―

How to Build Your Best Salad

 Members Only, Recipe Templates and Guides (12 lessons), Salads

When most people think of sitting down to eat a salad, they think... boring... You're not alone in feeling this way, but I am here to share with you that salads can be exciting, beautiful, filling, satisfying, nutritious, as well as a culinary pleasure! A well-constructed salad is one of life’s great pleasures.



― April 20, 2011 ―

Lemonberry Coconut Bar with Lemon Frosting

 Members Only, Bars

~ raw, vegan, gluten-free ~ I am not sure if I should be embarrassed or not, but the inspiration for this sweet treat evolved from leftovers in the fridge.  I think I am often guilty of that. I wish I could say that it came to me in a dream,…...

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― April 20, 2011 ―

Energy Soup

 Members Only, Soups

~ raw, vegan, gluten-free, nut-free ~ I am slowly coming to raw soups.  Not because they are raw, I think mainly because I am not a large soup eater overall.  But they are starting to appeal to me more and more. When it comes to soup, I am looking for…...

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― April 19, 2011 ―

Creamy Zucchini Dressing

 Members Only, Dressings, Dips & Sauces

~ raw, vegan, gluten-free, nut-free ~ My goal with this dressing was to create one that was nut-free, as well as seed-free.  It’s not that I don’t eat nuts or seeds, but I feel that it is very important to rotate the foods that I eat. So instead of nuts…...

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― April 17, 2011 ―

Strawberry Date Jam

 Members Only, Spreads

~ raw, vegan, gluten-free, nut-free ~ Making your own raw jam is easy peasy!  This recipe is wonderful to spread on; raw crackers, breads, spread in between cake layers or on brownies. This would also be fantastic spread on the banana crepes!  I can’t express enough to make sure that…...

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― April 12, 2011 ―

Sweet & Savory Italian Crackers

 Members Only, Crackers, Italian Cuisine

~ raw, vegan, gluten-free, nut-free ~ I am a big fan of foods that offer a sweet and savory flavor. Did you know that we have almost 10,000 taste buds inside our mouths?! We taste sweet and salty foods on the tip of the tongue, sour on the sides and…...

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― April 10, 2011 ―

French Garden Italian Dill Dressing

 Members Only, Dressings, Dips & Sauces

~ raw, vegan, gluten-free, nut-free ~ This is a wonderfully thick and creamy dressing.  Sunflower seeds enhance your health by supplying significant amounts of vitamin E, magnesium, and selenium. Since sunflower seeds have a high-fat content and are prone to rancidity, it is best to store them in an airtight…...

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Raw Food Diet

― April 07, 2011 ―

Chia Mint Smoothie

 Members Only, Beverages

~ raw, vegan, gluten-free, nut-free ~ This evening’s Chia Mint Smoothie turned out pretty darn yummy, I must say.  I had bought a large bag of fresh organic mint leaves and stared at it for some time, debating just how much to put in my smoothie. I didn’t know how…...

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Raw Food Diet

― April 05, 2011 ―

Slurp-Dilly-Ish-Ous Smoothie

 Members Only, Beverages

~ raw, vegan, gluten-free, nut-free ~ This morning’s smoothie was.  It was just like I named it, Slurp-dilly-ish-ous!  I used Sun Warrior Raw Vegan Protein Chocolate Powder today in this smoothie. I was shocked that it didn’t have much of a flavor at all.  Perhaps the banana and strawberry took…...

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Raw Food Diet

― April 05, 2011 ―

Fennel Citrus Smoothie

 Members Only, Beverages

~ raw, vegan, gluten-free, nut-free ~ I love licorice, and it all started in the womb.  Yep, you heard me right, in the womb!  When my mother was pregnant with me, she CRAVED black licorice-like there was no tomorrow. She ate it non-stop.  I used to tease that if you…...

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― April 04, 2011 ―

Spicy Banana Chocolate Chia Pudding

 Members Only, Pudding & Mousse

~ raw, vegan, gluten-free, nut-free ~ This Spicy Banana Chocolate Chia Pudding is as spicy as you like it. Being the chef of your own kitchen and taste buds… you have the ultimate control in how little or how much heat it will have. I love recipes that have a dual…...

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Raw Food Diet

― April 03, 2011 ―

Pumpkin Patch Smoothie

 Members Only, Beverages

~ raw, vegan, gluten-free, nut-free ~ It’s time for another smoothie!  I know, I know, this Pumpkin Patch Smoothie doesn’t look anything like pumpkin now does it?!  Pumpkins are orange!  We all know that greens are a powerful nutrient to add to our diets, but greens are also powerful in…...

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Raw Food Diet

― April 03, 2011 ―

Swiss Avocado Smoothie

 Members Only, Beverages

~ raw, vegan, gluten-free, nut-free ~ Many of the smoothies I have created are a bit higher in calories, that is because I built them to be a meal replacement for my smoothie fast. My goal here is to make sure I am getting enough good quality calories, fats, fibers, and…...

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Raw Food Diet - grow clover seed sprouts

― April 03, 2011 ―

Clover Seed Sprouts

Sprouting, Techniques | Free

Clover Seed Sprouts – Jar method Sweet, crunchy clover sprouts are loaded with protein, calcium, potassium, magnesium, iron, and zinc, as well as vitamins A, B, C, E.  All of their many nutritional elements are easily assimilated and readily available to your body. When exposed to light they grow green… read more »



Raw Food Diet

― April 02, 2011 ―

Rethink Your Greens Smoothie

 Members Only, Beverages

~ raw, vegan, gluten-free, nut-free ~ Today’s smoothie is all about rethinking your greens, and I am not referring to the different hues that the color green comes in.  This morning I woke thinking about what my morning smoothie was going to be like. I am trying more and more…...

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Raw-Sun-WArrior-Banana-Smoothie

― April 01, 2011 ―

Sun Warrior Banana Smoothie

 Members Only, Beverages

~ raw, vegan, gluten-free, nut-free ~ Yesterday I got some sample packages of Sun Warrior Protein (Raw Vegan) Powder. I have been wanting to try this for a while now but I couldn’t bring myself to buying a huge package of it not knowing if I can even handle the…...

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Raw Food Diet

― April 01, 2011 ―

Green Power & Strawberry Banana Smoothie

 Members Only, Beverages

~ raw, vegan, gluten-free, nut-free ~ Isn’t she lovely… all dressed in green!  It’s a new hue today! Not really… I giggle every time I create my smoothies…. those darn greens, they just take over in the color department. They may do the same in color, but the flavors do…...

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Raw Food Diet

― March 31, 2011 ―

Orange Romaine Smoothie

 Members Only, Beverages

~ raw, vegan, gluten-free, nut-free ~ This smoothie was refreshing and light tasting.  I did add a bit of Valencia Orange flavored Stevia drops to it, but it isn’t needed. I tend to turn to my green smoothies for cleaning the pipes. :)  Psyllium husk powder is a well-known aid…...

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Raw Food Diet

― March 30, 2011 ―

Coconut Banana Kale Smoothie

 Members Only, Beverages

~ raw, vegan, gluten-free, nut-free ~ Yep, another green smoothie. Kale (or spinach) is to blame but in a good way! I guess since I can’t really control the colors of these smoothies, I decided to mix up the container I use to drink it out of. I find myself…...

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over view of removing a slice of Pumpkin Spice Cheesecake with Pecan Caramel Sauce

― March 30, 2011 ―

Pumpkin Spice Cheesecake with Pecan Caramel Sauce

 Members Only, Cheesecakes, Thanksgiving

~ raw, vegan, gluten-free ~ Tonight we celebrated our dear friend David’s birthday.  With the gathering of our friends, not only did we sing happy birthday… we laughed, shared stories, created a bunch of dirty dishes… but to top it all off we shared wonderful dinner and topped it with…...

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Raw Food Diet

― March 30, 2011 ―

Smoothie Recipe Template

 Members Only, Recipe Templates and Guides (12 lessons)

When you blend fruits and vegetables, the cells of the plants break down, and digestibility is improved. BUT even with that, be sure to chew your smoothies. The chewing process starts the release of the saliva in your mouth. The mixture of saliva and your food is where digestion begins.…...



― March 30, 2011 ―

Pecan Caramel Sauce / Frosting

 Members Only, Frosting

~ raw, vegan, gluten-free ~ Pecan Caramel Sauce as well as a frosting.  Water is one of the ingredients and how much you put in will result in the desired product you are needing. The more water you add, the more you can create a sauce that you can then drizzle…...

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Raw Food Diet

― March 30, 2011 ―

Banana Apple Zucchini Smoothie

 Members Only, Beverages

~ raw, vegan, gluten-free, nut-free, Paleo ~ This smoothie was delicious! It’s incredible how much the banana cuts out the flavor of the greens!  By the time I added my ice to the blender, I had ended up with 44 oz!!!  I can see that taking pictures is going to…...

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Raw Food Diet

― March 30, 2011 ―

Banana Blueberry Hemp Smoothie

 Members Only, Beverages

~ raw, vegan, gluten-free, nut-free ~ This morning’s Banana Blueberry Hemp Smoothie turned out more on the blackish/red side of the color wheel!  Blueberries and spinach mingled together to create an exciting color for a morning smoothie. To be honest, the colors don’t bother me the least bit.  I find…...

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