Raw Cara Cara Orange and Lavender Granola

Posted by on Jan 25, 2015 in Recipes | 0 comments

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I’ve been trying to incorporate more raw foods in my diet and for the time being at least that means I’ve been eating raw throughout the day and eating a cooked meal at night with my partner.  While smoothies and fruit and veggies are great, sometimes I just want cereal for breakfast. And this raw orange and lavender granola fits the bill perfectly.

Raw cara cara orange and lavender granola!

Raw cara cara orange and lavender granola!

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Raw Lemon Cream Pie!

Posted by on Jan 19, 2015 in Recipes | 0 comments

Raw Lemon Cream Pie!

Probably the best thing about being a food blogger is that you always have a really good excuse to make desserts. If you get an idea, you have to try it out, right?

This lemon cream pie is a perfectly delightful dessert. The lemon pie filling is light, fluffy and creamy in texture. It almost feels delicate.  With a little vanilla coconut cream around the edges and a sweet cookie-like crust, it’s pretty much dessert heaven. 

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A Very Untraditional Borscht…

Posted by on Jan 18, 2015 in Recipes | 0 comments

A Very Untraditional Borscht…

One of my worst character traits is that I’m impulsive. That often means when I go to the farmers market I get carried away. I buy far too many things because they look pretty, or because I think “I can make a great x with that” without actually thinking about how much produce I’m buying and realistically what I’ll be able to do with it within a week. This soup is the result of one such farmers market buying spree. I had a ridiculous number of beets of all kinds that were in desperate need of being used. So I roasted them and made this delicious and heartwarming, but not quite traditional, borscht. 

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Raspberry & Pomegranate Lemonade (Green Smoothie)!

Posted by on Jan 12, 2015 in Recipes | 0 comments

Raspberry & Pomegranate Lemonade (Green Smoothie)!

There’s pretty much no better way to get your day started than with a green smoothie. A nice thick blend of fruit and greens is just what you need to load up on vitamins and give you the energy you need to get up and go. And this green smoothie, with a super extra load of antioxidants from both the raspberries and pomegranate arils and vitamin C from the lemon, is extra special. 

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Arugula & Baby Kale Salad with Spicy Lemon Vinaigrette

Posted by on Jan 10, 2015 in Recipes | 0 comments

Arugula & Baby Kale Salad with Spicy Lemon Vinaigrette

Today is a good day: I’ve just bottled my first batch of kombucha. It’s not quite done yet, it still needs to go through its second fermentation, but so far, so good! Feeding my kombucha habit has become quite expensive, so I hope this will save me money and allow me to make my kombucha exactly the way I like it.  Now I’m counting down the hours until I get to try my first bottle. 

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Chocolate & Goji Berry Chia Bars!

Posted by on Jan 6, 2015 in Recipes | 0 comments

Chocolate & Goji Berry Chia Bars!

For generations we have sprouted chia seeds on silly shaped terra-cotta pots. Maybe we ate them, maybe we didn’t. But that was about as far as our relationship with chia seeds went.

Now, however they are one of those super foods we can’t get enough of. We eat them in puddings, we put them in our smoothies and of course, we put them in energy bars.

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Cara Cara Orange and Pomegranate Green Smoothie!

Posted by on Jan 1, 2015 in Recipes | 0 comments

Cara Cara Orange and Pomegranate Green Smoothie!

Happy New Year! 

I don’t know about you, but I woke up happy this morning and excited for the prospects of new beginnings.  I’m not making big resolutions this year, I’m simply planning to do more of the things that are good for me and my relationships and less of the things that are harmful. I resolve to be a better listener. To put more care into what I do. To eat more raw foods. To eat more foods in season. To exercise more. To sleep more. To drink more water.  And to laugh every single day. 

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