Monthly Archives: January 2013

Pina Colada Smoothie (raw-vegan)

PINA COLADA SMOOTHIE (raw-vegan) “If you like pina coladas, and getting caught in the rain….” Yes, it is a BAD song to think of but I couldn’t help it when I was making it. I guess I just dated myself! YES, this is a PINA COLADA SMOOTHIE. NO, it doesn’t contain alcohol but it does […]

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Clean Green Juice (raw-vegan)

CLEAN GREEN JUICE (raw-vegan) After the first of the year, I went on a STRICT raw vegan diet. I have been on a mostly vegan diet for awhile now but wanted to give myself a swift kick in the behind, or as some say, a “kick-start”. As part of this “kick-start”, every morning I make […]

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Coconut Bowl Tiki Salad (raw-vegan)

COCONUT BOWL TIKI SALAD (raw-vegan) Yes, I know it is still winter, the temperatures outside have been reminding me daily. I don’t let this get me down though because my local store carries a variety of organic tropical fruit, which tastes like summer. Although in this hemisphere it is winter time, in the southern hemisphere […]

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Mandarin Mint Sorbet (raw-vegan)

MANDARIN MINT SORBET (raw-vegan) Sorbet is a great way to get some fruit and herbs in without added sugar or dairy. I normally like cut up fresh fruit for dessert BUT once in awhile a TRUE DESSERT is just what the taste-buds ordered, like my MANDARIN MINT SORBET. The best thing is that this sticks […]

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Tropical Gogi Smoothie (raw-vegan)

TROPICAL GOJI SMOOTHIE (raw-vegan) Ah the TROPICS, the dreams I have of you when the temperature outside is -5 at night and only gets up to 35 with the sun shining…. Sound familiar?? The days are getting a little longer but ol’ man winter is still here. With these temperatures we are having, I dream […]

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Grapefruit Thyme Spritzer (raw-vegan)

GRAPEFRUIT THYME SPRITZER (raw-vegan) The best thing about grapefruit is that is can be enjoyed as a “sweet” or “savory” dish. I tend to lean on the “savory side of life”, so mixing grapefruit and thyme was a no brainer for me. I LOVE spritzers because they are refreshing and can be a great addition […]

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Green Tea Ice Cream (raw-vegan)

GREEN TEA ICE CREAM (raw-vegan) Yet another FAVORITE dessert of mine is GREEN TEA ICE CREAM…. Well my version of it. Yes, this recipe has the flavor that you crave but is completely RAW and VEGAN; to help you stick to your program. I like to keep this in the freezer so that when the […]

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Spicy Green Guacamole Smoothie (raw-vegan)

SPICY GREEN GUACAMOLE SMOOTHIE (raw-vegan) Guacamole is on the top list of favorite snacks!! Now that I am doing only Juice and Smoothies for the next four weeks, I thought I would make a SPICY GREEN GUACAMOLE SMOOTHIE to satisfy the urge to snack on it. This smoothie is spicy, full of nutrients, GREEN and […]

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Berry-licioso Almond Pudding (raw-vegan)

BERRY-LICIOSO ALMOND PUDDING (raw-vegan) Sometimes we all need something for dessert besides cut up fruit. Although I am not a huge “sweets” person, I do enjoy the natural sweetness and tang of fresh ripe fruit with certain textures like “pudding”. This recipe only consists of RAW and VEGAN ingredients; so it equates to GUILT FREE. […]

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Fruit Salad in a Pear (raw-vegan)

FRUIT SALAD IN A PEAR (raw-vegan) Fruit salad is one of those missed opportunities to get an array of fruit in for most people. When someone says SALAD, people tend to look like a deer in the headlights. Fruit salad is no exception. Most of us grew up with fruit salad meaning canned fruit cocktail […]

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Antipasto Bites (raw-vegan)

ANTIPASTO BITES (raw-vegan) Antipasto is one of my families favorite dishes. I think we would rather have appetizers than actually sit and eat a full blown meal. I sometimes miss the traditional antipasto, but it definitely does NOT fit into my current lifestyle of RAW and VEGAN. My ANTIPASTO BITES DO though! They have the […]

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Minty Green Banana Smoothie (raw-vegan)

MINTY GREEN BANANA SMOOTHIE (raw-vegan) Green smoothies are a great way to get fruits and veggies in with little effort. I prefer the SMOOTHIE over JUICE because I do like to retain the fiber from the ingredients I am using to get the biggest impact. The only thing with using a blender for this process […]

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Banana Almond Nutmeg Smoothie (raw-vegan)

BANANA ALMOND NUTMEG SMOOTHIE (raw-vegan) One of my projects lately is to develop RUSTIC and SIMPLE smoothies that use few ingredients, are RAW and VEGAN and they have to taste GREAT!  My BANANA ALMOND NUTMEG SMOOTHIE is all of the above. This smoothie is rich, thick, satisfying and SUPER healthy! Here’s to our health, CHEERS! […]

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Berry Cheese Cake Tarts (raw-vegan)

BERRY CHEESE CAKE TARTS (raw-vegan) Well, Well, Well… look what we have here… a CHEESE CAKE TART that is 100% HEALTHY! Yes take a second look…HEALTHY! As you all know, I am not a “sweets” person, but there is just something about CHEESE CAKE that makes my taste buds sing. Since I have been on […]

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Marinated Red Peppers (raw-vegan)

MARINATED RED PEPPERS (raw-vegan) Marinated Red Peppers have been a staple of the ANTIPASTO for generations. The only drawback is that most purchased marinated peppers are made with tons of processed oil and salt, regular vinegar, NON-organic cooked produce that lack natural color and flavor…. have no fear, I have a solution! my MARINATED RED […]

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Raw Almond Milk (raw-vegan)

RAW ALMOND MILK (raw-vegan) Over two years ago I “broke up” with drinking or using cows milk. Instead I have tried many other milks including soy, coconut, hemp, almond and rice milk. I would have to say that ALMOND milk is my favorite for cooking and coconut milk is my favorite for drinking. Since I […]

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Tummy Tamer Spritzer (vegan)

TUMMY TAMER SPRITZER (vegan) Every now and then all of us get a tummy ache. It probably happens when we change our diet (for better or worse), overeat or just plain feel under the weather. I have something that will help, a TUMMY TAMER SPRITZER. Not only will it soothe the belly, it will provide […]

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Persimmon Ginger Smoothie (raw-vegan)

PERSIMMON GINGER SMOOTHIE (raw-vegan) Persimmons are one of those fruits that not many people know that you can eat raw. Most only know it when it is baked into bread or pudding. I love the winter because that is persimmon season. I like to use my fresh raw persimmon cut up on salads, eat plain […]

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Fiesta Corn Avocado Salad (raw-vegan)

FIESTA CORN AVOCADO SALAD (raw-vegan) Avocados are definitely on top of my list of favorite super foods. They are basically a complete food that really pack in nutrients and vitamins that I need to stay healthy. They are also a great source for complete protein especially for us non-animal product eaters. This recipe is a […]

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Creamy Herb Cucumber Dressing (raw-vegan)

CREAMY HERB CUCUMBER DRESSING (raw-vegan) Never let the word “creamy” deter you from a dressing recipe especially if it is my CREAMY HERB CUCUMBER DRESSING. Most do not think of a creamy dressing as RAW and VEGAN but this one is. Instead of using fatty mayo or sour cream, this recipe uses healthy AVOCADO as […]

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