Tastes Like Larabars: Coconut Cacao Date Balls

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 […]

It's kind of like making your own Larabars

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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 […]

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 […]

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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 […]

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 […]

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Raw Vegan White Pizza with Kalamata Olives and Fresh Basil 3

Here’s a twist on the classic raw vegan pizza concept…raw vegan white pizza!  With creamy cashews pairing with bold Kalamata olives and fresh basil, this is sure to bring a new dimension to your dinner. If you’ve never made raw pizza before, you should note that raw pizza crust is NOT like traditional pizza crust.  […]

Summer Pineapple and Almond Green Smoothie: Stay Full ‘Til Lunch 3

We have all heard that we need to eat more greens…why not drink them?  Make a delicious green smoothie and you can put away large amounts of superfood green leafy vegetables without really having to think about it. Spinach is high in protein, vitamin A, vitamin K, iron, potassium, magnesium, and more, making it a […]

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Raw vegan zucchini pasta with creamy tomato, basil, and pine nut sauce

Summer Fresh Raw Tomato Basil & Pine Nut Pasta 3

It’s hot outside!  The flavors of traditional pasta are great, but for the middle of July, something on the fresh side is sure to please!  The flavors of ripe tomatoes and basil mix together perfectly in this creamy, full-bodied sauce.  The pine nuts are more than just a decoration here and finish the dish with […]

Make Your Own Raw Vegan Chocolate for the Cost of a Candy Bar 1

I have always loved chocolate.  Since adopting a mostly raw diet, though, it’s been rare that I get to enjoy it, largely because I think it’s silly to pay $10 for a bar of raw chocolate from the health food store. So, I started to look into making my own.  I bought a few basics […]

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Summer Fresh Recipes: Creamy Mango Pecan Ice Cream 1

A while ago, I got an ice cream maker as a gift, and it really was one of the best gifts ever.  I’ve always loved ice cream, but it’s no secret that pretty much anything commercially available is packed full of refined sugar, unnatural fats, preservatives, and much more, so I was happy to start […]