Green (Orange) Juice, Summer Flavored!

Green juice and green smoothies for me are not a seasonal thing, but instead something to be enjoyed year-round.  That said, though, the selection of fruits, and to some extent the greens, I use varies with the season.  I tend to buy what’s seasonal in the largest quantities because a) it’s cheap and b) it’s […]

orange green juice

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3 Green Juices and Smoothies for Beginners – In Pictures!

It’s sooo much easier to make things when you have a visual of the ingredients. Not only does it show you EXACTLY how much of each thing you need, it shows you really how easy the recipes are to make–find ingredients, stick in blender or juicer. Strawberry-Spinach Green Smoothie This first one is for a […]

Super Fun Holiday Gingerbread Cookies

I have wonderful memories from my childhood of making cookies, cutting them into fun shapes, and decorating them.  I especially loved gingerbread cookies for their unique flavor, (and that was likely the only reason we went out and bought molasses every year.)  I still make gingerbread cookies with molasses, but this time around, they’re a […]

raw gingerbread cookie stars on a tray

raw vegan nachos made with jicama slices

Sunny Raw Jicama Cilantro Nachos

After a recent visit to Sun Cafe, I was inspired by a dish they make there called “sun nachos”.  Sun nachos are completely raw vegan nachos made using raw jicama slices as chips, and the toppings range from nut-based sauces to veggies and guacamole.  They’re delicious, and you can top them however you like!  Here […]

How to Eat 5+ Salads Without Really Trying 3

We all hear that we should eat more fresh fruits and vegetables…but the feedback (read: excuses!) that I hear over and over again are that salad is boring, eating more than 1 salad in a day is too hard, green leafy vegetables don’t taste good, it takes too much prep time…whatever.  Believe it or not, […]

1 glass green juice = 5 salads' worth of nutrition

raw vegan date cacao balls that taste kinda like Larabars

Tastes Like Larabars: Coconut Cacao Date Balls 2

Dates are amazing.  They’re a great whole foods replacement for sugar in many raw recipes, specifically dessert recipes.  I have (had) a sizable box of dates & often make something similar to this when I do…so I’m finally sharing one of these date ball recipes with you!  These taste really close to Larabars (not my […]

Banana Ice Cream with Sliced Peaches and Coconut 4

Banana ice cream has got to be my single favorite thing to do with the seemingly millions of bananas I tend to acquire.  For example, yesterday, I filled an entire reusable shopping bag with them since the grocery store was selling the “overripe” ones at half price.  “Overripe” bananas are my favorite bananas…they SHOULD be […]

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peach cacao drops up close

Luscious Peach Cacao Drops 3

This recipe was inspired by the idea of chocolate-covered fruit…eg strawberries and raspberries dipped in chocolate, chocolate-covered raisins, bananas with chocolate sauce etc.  This time, though, the chocolate really does cover the fruit, by sitting on top of it.  Raw and vegan, this textured chocolate matches the moistness of the fruit and isn’t meant to […]

Delicious Carrot and Wild Rice Casserole with Carrot Greens Pesto 3

I have to be honest: I didn’t know carrot greens (carrot tops) could be eaten until I found myself with a bunch of farmers’ market rainbow carrots the other day and the thought occurred to me: “All these carrot greens must be good for SOMETHING…I can’t let them go to waste!” It turns out they […]

carrot top pesto

finished batch of avocado citrus raw vegan dressing with a wrap in progress

Citrus Avocado Dressing + a yummy wrap I made with it! 3

We often buy salad dressings for the convenience factor, but if you are trying to avoid preservatives and cut down on your consumption of unhealthy fats, (most vegetables oils,) making your own dressing is the way to go.  It’s really easy, is fairly quick to make, and it stores for a long time in the […]