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Paleo Goose Miso Soup (paleo)

PALEO GOOSE MISO SOUP (PALEO) – When comes to stock or broth, the grand-daddy of them all is CONSOMMÉ! Yes consommé is technically a type of clear soup that is made from a clarified richly flavor stock or bouillon. The process is done by using a variety of “CLARIFIERS” to remove the impurities, fat and sediment […]

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NASH or Fatty Liver, a killer on the loose

Nonalcoholic Steatohepatitis (NASH) or “fatty liver” disease; does this liver make me look fat?  As time goes by and the “Standard American Diet” (SAD) plagues our bodies, we Americans’ have a “killer” disease on the loose. Most people don’t even know that this disease is lurking within them because in the early stages there are no […]

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Sprouted Mung Beans (raw-vegan)

SPROUTED MUNG BEANS (raw-vegan) Sprouts are a staple in my kitchen, as they should be for any raw kitchen. Not only do I sprout beans, I also do traditional sprouts like SPROUTED MUNG BEANS. I love the flavor and versatility of sprouts, I use them in salads, juice them and have even been known to […]

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Honey Sugar Face Scrub (raw beauty secret)

HONEY SUGAR FACE SCRUB (raw beauty secret) All my life I have had naturally dry sensitive skin. Even though I have a very healthy diet, my skin has always lacked moisture. I do drink plenty of water so that is not the problem, it is just in my genes. If you are also on this […]

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Cucumber Mint French Press Water

CUCUMBER MINT FRENCH PRESS WATER We all know that we need to drink more water during the day. Depending on the weather, sometimes that is not my favorite thing to drink. Flavored water can not only be tasty and healthy but it can keep drinking water fun (because plain water sometimes is boring). I like […]

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Creamy Cantaloupe Smoothie (raw-vegan)

CREAMY CANTALOUPE SMOOTHIE (raw-vegan) As the weather gets warmer, I am seeing some pretty tasty fruits available. Although I can get cantaloupe pretty much year round here, I can always tell when it is truly in season. The succulent flesh of the cantaloupe is not only beautiful to look at but the taste in divine!  […]

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Tips on Drying Fruit

TIPS ON DRYING FRUIT (dried pineapple rings shown) Since the beginning of time, we humans have been looking for ways to preserve our food. Back when we were running around naked on the wild plains, we were gatherers of all of our fruit, veggies and seeds. Since typical growing seasons are not year round in […]

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Coconut Oil Moisturizer (raw beauty secret)

COCONUT OIL MOISTURIZER (raw beauty secret) Especially during the winter, I find that my skin and hair is extremely dry. To top off living in a dry climate, the heater and layers of clothing and hats just perpetuate the problem. I am on a RAW and VEGAN diet so I want to use products on […]

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Lavender Salt Foot Scrub (raw beauty secret)

LAVENDER SALT FOOT SCRUB (raw beauty secret) One of the body parts I feel that is neglected is our feet, especially during the winter time. It might be due to the fact that they are covered with wool socks and snow boots most of the time. If they are not in boots, they are in […]

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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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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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Cashew Paste(raw-vegan)

CASHEW PASTE (raw) My cashew paste is one of the recipes that can be used across the board for many different dishes. It can be used in all VEGAN and RAW dishes, or it can be used in any pasta sauce, soup or meat dishes. Cashews are a staple in many different cuisines from Thai […]

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Sprouted Adzuki Beans (raw-vegan)

SPROUTED ADZUKI BEANS (RAW) Most all beans can be sprouted so that they are edible and still adhere to the basic principles of raw foodism (by not cooking them above 116 degrees). Sprout Adzuki beans to use in your bean patties, salads or soups. Always choose organic dried Adzuki to ensure that your body receives […]

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Sprouting Chickpeas (garbanzo) (raw-vegan)

  SPROUTING CHICKPEAS (GARBANZO) RAW When trying to incorporate RAW FOOD RECIPES into your diet, do not miss out on your favorite beans. Most all beans can be sprouted so that they are edible and still adhere to the basic principles of raw foodism (by not cooking them above 116 degrees). Choose organic dried chickpeas […]

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Orange Pomander

ORANGE POMANDER As part of my families traditional Christmas, we still use the basic same ornaments that generations before have used. One of these ornaments is the ORANGE POMANDER. During the Renaissance, pomanders were small silver or gold balls that had spices and fragrances in them to ward off infection and body odor. As we […]

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Pinecone Star

PINECONE STAR Winter time is here and pinecones are not only in abundance but seem to be a favorite for decorations during the Christmas season. Since I have several pine trees on my property that produce pinecones, it is only natural for me to use them to decorate my cabin. The pinecone stars that I […]

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Christmas Tree Flocking

CHRISTMAS TREE FLOCKING Flocking on a Christmas tree can add a new dimension to your tree. I think flocked trees are beautiful when they are done right. I like to use traditional flocking, which is no more than soap flakes and water. Using traditional soap flocking will ensure that you are not bringing unwanted chemicals […]

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Gingerbread Man Ornaments

GINGERBREAD MAN ORNAMENTS Christmas is my favorite holiday. I love the colors, the smells and the traditions that surround this time of year. One tradition that I have held onto and practice, is making homemade ornaments for my Christmas tree. One of the ornaments that I do is gingerbread man ornaments. These little guys not […]

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Scrambling Eggs

SCRAMBLING EGGS Scrambled Eggs can be a very versatile dish for anyone to make. One of the best thing about them is that you can eat them plain without toppings or fully loaded with just about everything but the kitchen sink. Scrambled Eggs are very easy to cook if you follow just a few notes […]

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Roasted Garlic Oil (vegan)

ROASTED GARLIC OIL Making your own flavored oils not only saves you money but you are guaranteed that the ingredients are fresh and of high quality. I have been making my own flavored oils for years now and currently have quite the collection going. A fun thing that I have done is I save all […]

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