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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

― December 27, 2010 ―

Psyllium (thickener)

 Members Only, Ingredient Directory

Are you looking for a way to thicken your recipes plus have the added benefits of nutrition? Psyllium is a wonderful option that delivers both. What is psyllium? It is available as coarse “husks” or finely ground. Psyllium seed husks contain both soluble and insoluble fiber. The soluble fiber dissolves…...



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― December 27, 2010 ―

Cacao Powder

 Members Only, Ingredient Directory, Working with Raw Chocolate

Before my journey into raw foods, I had never heard of raw cacao powder.  To think that I spent 38 years in the dark about this! It’s kind of like having spinach in your teeth… “How come nobody told me about this stuff?!” So what is cacao powder? All chocolate…...



Raw Food Diet

― December 27, 2010 ―

Cacao Nibs

 Members Only, Ingredient Directory, Working with Raw Chocolate

Cacao nibs are simply chocolate in its purest form before anything else is added… and I mean ANYTHING. These are not the type of chocolates that you just popped straight into your mouth unless you like very, very bitter dark chocolate. They are dried and fermented bits of cacao beans.…...



Raw Food Diet

― December 27, 2010 ―

Cacao Butter

 Members Only, Ingredient Directory, Working with Raw Chocolate

What is cacao butter? RAW Cacao butter is edible and possesses an extraordinarily rich, delicious chocolate aroma. Cacao butter, also known as cocoa butter, is a pure vegetable fat that’s extracted from the cacao bean. Cocoa butter is one of the most stable fats known, containing natural antioxidants that prevent…...



Raw Food Diet - How to Use Avocados in Nouveau Raw recipes

― December 27, 2010 ―

Avocado (fat replacer, emulsifier)

  Free Recipes (Photo View), Ingredient Directory, Techniques | Free

Avocado Avocado facts: Avocado is a fatty fruit with a creamy consistency. Avocados contain high quality essential fatty acids and proteins that are easily digested. Because of their low sugar content and absence of starch, avocados are excellent for diabetics or sugar-sensitive disorders. This fruit contains vitamins A, B1, B2,… read more »



― December 26, 2010 ―

Agar (thickener)

 Members Only, Ingredient Directory

Agar is a gelling agent extracted from red algae. It is commonly used to stabilize foams (talking culinary gastronomy here) and to thicken or gel liquids. It doesn’t mirror gelatin 100%, but it’s a great vegan substitution if you are looking for one.  And interestingly enough, it is derived from…...



― December 26, 2010 ―

Lecithin (emulsifier)

 Members Only, Ingredient Directory

When preparing raw food recipes, a time will come when you need to thicken a recipe.  Lecithin replaces eggs in the “cooked world.” Learning to use raw thickeners will help to make all your creations successful creations! Ways to Use Lecithin Lecithin takes the place of eggs in recipes that require…...



Raw Food Diet

― December 26, 2010 ―

Coconut Oil vs. Coconut Butter

 Members Only, Ingredient Directory

  Throughout the years of my recipe blogging, I have come to notice that there is some confusion about the difference between coconut oil and coconut butter.   So I thought I would write a little explanation about each and put the confusion to rest. Coconut Oil vrs Coconut Butter Coconut oil…...



― December 26, 2010 ―

Chipotle Spiced Pumpkin Seeds

 Members Only, Croutons & Salad Toppings, Mexican Cuisine, Savory Treats

~ raw, vegan, gluten-free, nut-free ~ I absolutely love the flavor combo of chili powder, cumin, and chipotle.  So, I knew that I need to vessel to carry out this craving of mine, and pumpkin seeds were the target. Protein-Packed Snack Pumpkin seeds carry a good quality of protein. In…...

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― December 25, 2010 ―

Maple Coconut Craisin Granola

 Members Only, Granola

Tonight I had a helper in the kitchen… my lovely mother.  We have been working in the kitchen for the past two days making Christmas gifts for our friends.  What is happening is that she is spoiling me!  Every time I turn around the dishes are washed. I am so…...

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― December 25, 2010 ―

Chipotle Spiced Sunflower Seeds

 Members Only, Croutons & Salad Toppings, Mexican Cuisine, Savory Treats

~ raw, vegan, gluten-free, nut-free ~ Today’s recipe, Chipotle Spiced Sunflower Seeds,  was inspired by our dear friend David who shared with me a few weeks ago that he LOVED sunflower seeds that were flavored with any spice. Well, say no more!  I knew exactly what he was getting for…...

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― December 24, 2010 ―

Almond Butter Cookies

 Members Only, Cookies, Nuggets & Balls

~ raw, vegan, gluten-free ~ The Almond Butter Cookies came into creation last night while I was making raw peanut butter cookies.  I simply ran out of fresh ground peanut butter and had some almond butter staring me down! So, I used the same recipe as the peanut butter cookies…...

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Raw Spinach Dip

― December 16, 2010 ―

Spinach Dip

Condiments | Free, Dressings, Dips & Sauces

Spinach Dip ~ raw, vegan, gluten-free ~ This vegan spinach dip is a “show-stopping” recipe to add to your repertoire.  I will go as far as saying, “Let me show you the way to heaven with a spoon!” It is creamy, full-bodied, and sumptuous.  It’s so amazing that this can be achieved by using only… read more »

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― December 14, 2010 ―

Apple Cinnamon Oatmeal Cookies

 Members Only, Cookies, Nuggets & Balls

I think that you can agree that there are many reasons why we consume food.  The obvious (to you and I) and the most important one being to obtain nutrition for a healthy and happy body. Although this isn’t necessarily the case for the large majority of people, the awareness…...

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― December 14, 2010 ―

Peanut Butter & Jam Sandwiches

 Members Only, Cookies, Nuggets & Balls

~ raw, vegan, gluten-free, nut-free ~ Peanut Butter & Jam Sandwiches are one of the all-time favorite comfort foods!  They offer up a delicious pairing of salt and sweet that will leave your mouth-watering for more.  Be sure to have yourself an ice-cold nut milk handy because these dunk beautifully!…...

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raw and baked options for vegan gluten-free oatmeal raisin cookies

― December 12, 2010 ―

Oatmeal Raisin Cookies | Raw and Baked Option

 Members Only, Cookies, Nuggets & Balls, Sweet Treats | Desserts —, Thanksgiving

Soft and chewy, with that trademark homemade flavor…these Oatmeal Raisin Cookies turned out perfectly. There’s something magical about their chewy texture, soft centers, plump raisins, and cinnamon flavor.  Your family will love these easy gluten-free, vegan, nut-free, oil-free cookies, which are wholesome-tasting, and downright tummy-tickling-comforting. This morning I woke up…...

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― December 11, 2010 ―

Construction Site

Kitchen Diary

Good evening! This site requires a hard hat since it is under construction.  I am in the process of relocating my site from iWeb to WordPress. So please be patient as we work out all the bugs and fine tune the details of this site. Thank you so much, Amie… read more »



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― December 10, 2010 ―

Pink Himalayan Salt

 Members Only, Ingredient Directory

As you read through my recipes, you will come to find that I use one common ingredient in ALL of them… salt.  Sweet or savory, they all get a dose of salt. For culinary purposes,  “saltiness” is one of the five primary basic tastes that our tongue can detect. Those five tastes being:…...



chia seeds close up in wooden bowl

― December 10, 2010 ―

Chia Seeds

Ingredient Directory, Soaking Nuts, Seeds and Grains, Techniques | Free

Chia Seeds Below I am listing just few health benefits, how chia seeds works and how to use them.  This is just to give you an idea what they are all about… but trust me, there is a lot more information on the net to help you with further research. Health… read more »



― December 10, 2010 ―

Nutritional Yeast

 Members Only, Ingredient Directory

Nutritional yeast has to be one of my favorite ingredients to play with when creating recipes. It has that magic power that gives food a cheese flavor. Through the years, I have taste tested several different brands, and my favorite hands down is the Red Star Brand. You can sprinkle…...



― December 09, 2010 ―

Vanilla Frosting

 Members Only, Frosting

~ raw, vegan, gluten-free ~ This simple cashew cream frosting is based in cashews, maple syrup, coconut oil and vanilla. Super rich yet healthy, and perfect slathered on quick loaves of bread, cupcakes and more. My site is all about sharing and teaching you all the information and experience that I have…...

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― December 09, 2010 ―

Touchdown Spicy Cheese Dip | Oil-Free

 Members Only, Dressings, Dips & Sauces, Mexican Cuisine, Seed & Nut Cheeses

It’s perfectly possible to make a smooth, creamy cheese sauce with natural ingredients and without dairy. A strong statement, I know… but I speak the truth. In addition to veggies, it’s also great to stir into zucchini noodle pasta, sprouted quinoa, rice, or even pour directly over crunchy tortilla chips…...

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― December 09, 2010 ―

Pecan Raisin Crust

 Members Only, Crusts

– raw, vegan, gluten-free, grain-free – There are many wonderful recipes that you can create using raw pie crusts.  Everything in between sweet and savory.  With this recipe or any of the others, you can either make it for an instant dessert creation, or you can store blank crusts in…...

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― December 09, 2010 ―

Walnut Flour – made from Whole Nuts

 Members Only, Homemade Raw Flours, Ingredient Directory

As you scroll through my recipes and those created by other chefs, you might see some of these phrases in recipes; 1 cup of pecan meal or 1 cup of pecan flour. They typically mean the same thing. If you are ever in doubt, always reach out to the recipe designer and…...



― December 09, 2010 ―

Fermenting Foods

 Members Only, Cultured & Fermented

Fermentating Foods I have to admit when I first heard the phrase “fermented foods”, my nose went up and my ears went back. Fermentation? What? Why would I want to eat foods that have gone bad?  That was what first entered my mind when I heard that phrase.  Now, talk…...

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