Monthly Archives: February 2013

Tomato Bruschetta Sliders (raw-vegan)

TOMATO BRUSCHETTA SLIDERS (raw-vegan) What better way to turn ripe tomatoes into than a traditional bruschetta? OK, these are only traditional in the fact that they are made of the classic ingredients like tomatoes, basil, garlic, olive oil and cheese. The UN-traditional part is that these TOMATO BRUSCHETTA SLIDERS are made with 100% RAW and […]

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Spicy Salsa Crackers (raw-vegan)

SPICY SALSA CRACKERS (raw-vegan) One of my new found favorite kitchen gadgets is my dehydrator, I LOVE IT! My new favorite thing to do is to create robust, colorful and flavorful RAW and VEGAN recipes. Even though I am a chef, when I first went 100% raw-vegan, I found myself eating the same food over […]

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Pink Flamingo Smoothie (raw-vegan)

PINK FLAMINGO SMOOTHIE (raw-vegan) To start off, NO FLAMINGOS WERE HARMED in the making of this smoothie… My PINK FLAMINGO SMOOTHIE is named for the color not the ingredients. This beautiful smoothie resembles a Flamingo’s color but is made with red papaya, ruby red grapefruit, goji berries, strawberries, coconut water, Cara Cara orange and topped […]

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Guacamole Rolls (raw-vegan)

GUACAMOLE ROLLS (raw-vegan) Believe me when I say that I can always incorporate an avocado into a meal. It can be sliced, chunked, mashed, and even blended in my smoothies. After that said, my favorite way to eat avocados is in guacamole, it is my favorite go-to snack by far. Just because guacamole is normally […]

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Huevos-LESS Rancheros (raw-vegan)

HUEVOS-LESS RANCHEROS (raw-vegan) For some people, being on a RAW and VEGAN program sometimes has it’s challenges. The challenges are that we tend to only make food that is basic, cold and un-traditional. I look at this as a creative moment to seize. I can be honest and say that I miss some of the […]

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Thai Coconut A B C ‘s

THAI COCONUT A B C ‘s A THAI COCONUT is normally picked when young before it is fully matured. Because it is picked young, the meat inside is smooth and soft and the water is light and sweet. We have all seen them in the store wrapped in plastic in the organic produce section, yet […]

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Pesto Sweet Potato Vermicelli (raw-vegan)

PESTO SWEET POTATO VERMICELLI (raw-vegan) On my quest to turn traditional dishes into new and improved RAW and VEGAN dishes, I have been stumped on pasta. It seems that everyone has a version of  raw “zucchini” pasta…. OK. Zucchini is great but what about the other veggies that can be turned into raw pasta?? This […]

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Strawberry Banana Apple Smoothie (raw-vegan)

STRAWBERRY BANANA APPLE SMOOTHIE (raw-vegan) OOOOOOHH STRAWBERRIES, how I love you! Strawberries are on the top 10 of my list of favorite fruits. I like them anyway that I can get them. When I saw the big box of ripe, plump organic strawberries at the store the other day, I squealed with glee. The dreams […]

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Strawberry Bruschetta Antipasto (raw-vegan)

STRAWBERRY BRUSCHETTA ANTIPASTO (raw-vegan) Did I mention that I LOVE STRAWBERRIES? Well I do! I also LOVE ANTIPASTO (the appetizers that you serve before a meal). In fact I can’t think of a better combination. I actually would rather eat antipasto than a full meal; guess its the Old World in me. Normally when someone […]

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Decorative Pineapple Bowl How-to

DECORATIVE PINEAPPLE BOWL HOW-TO Mama always said “DON’T play with your food!” Well I definitely disagree, we should “PLAY” with our food, actually be PLAYFUL with it. Nature has her own way of making the natural food we eat attractive, just look at all the vibrant colors that are out there. In is in our […]

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Rustic Lovers Cordial Goji Fudge (raw-vegan)

RUSTIC LOVERS CORDIAL GOJI FUDGE (raw-vegan) Well, not all chocolate is created equal. Even though I should indulge, I just can’t get my self to dive in with both feet first. So on that note, I took an old time classic, the CORDIAL and gave it a healthy twist. In fact it could be considered […]

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Fruity Caterpillar Roll (raw-vegan)

FRUITY CATERPILLAR ROLL (raw-vegan) Sushi can be one of those things that we can let our creativity flow with. The word “SUSHI” should be looked at as an opportunity to incorporate many different ingredients and an artful ways of displaying them. This FRUITY CATERPILLAR ROLL is a delicious roll that contains only fruit, no rice […]

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Insalata Caprese (raw-vegan)

INSALATA CAPRESE (raw-vegan) One thing that I have found while being on a raw vegan diet, is realizing how much dairy and meat I used to eat. Most of our traditional dishes are centered around these items no matter what heritage we are from. Although I have cut out dairy and meat from my diet, […]

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Chocolate Covered Strawberry Smoothie (raw-vegan)

CHOCOLATE COVERED STRAWBERRY SMOOTHIE With Valentines Day approaching us fast, most people dream of chocolate, candy and flowers for their sweetie. Unfortunately, all that chocolate and candy can pack on the unwanted pounds and put a damper on our healthy eating. I love strawberries! I sometimes even like the occasional chocolate dipped one; BUT I […]

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Spiced Green Chai Latte (raw-vegan)

SPICED GREEN CHAI LATTE (raw-vegan) The winter here in the Sierra’s has been cold lately. The nights dip down to 0 and the days have only gotten up to about 35, BURR!! When one is on a RAW diet, we don’t eat anything that has been heated over 110 degrees, so we do not kill […]

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