Category Archives: OIL FREE

Balsamic Basil Watermelon Antipasto (vegan primal)

BALSAMIC BASIL WATERMELON ANTIPASTO (vegan primal) Balsamic Basil Watermelon… Yep that just about says it! Well actually I think the picture says it. We are all looking for simple yet healthy dishes to eat (and serve) and this antipasto fits the bill. Now that the abundance of fresh fruit is back because of the warmer […]

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Pink Oyster Mushroom Rolls (raw-vegan-paleo)

PINK OYSTER MUSHROOM ROLLS (raw-vegan-paleo) As noted in my previous posts about SUSHI, I believe that sushi can be an opportunity for everyone to get creative. Yes- most people believe that sushi consists of raw fish and rice…nope- I beg to differ! Sushi should be looked at as “cut up ingredients all wrapped up in […]

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Mushroom Medley Scape Soup (raw vegan paleo)

MUSHROOM MEDLEY SCAPE SOUP (raw vegan paleo) So I went to the market and found a treasure today…. fresh garlic scapes. I had heard of these, but have never tried them. According to my research, they have been around for thousands of years and are used in both culinary and medicinal applications… huh, never knew. […]

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Lavender Nut Chevre Stuffed Apricots (raw vegan paleo)

LAVENDER NUT CHEVRE STUFFED APRICOTS (raw vegan paleo) APRICOTS! Yes will say it again… APRICOTS! Oh this is one of my favorite stone fruits for sure; next to all the others- but we will get to that at a later date. Who doesn’t love apricots, especially ripe ones? OK, for those who do not, please […]

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iced coffee coco-nug by jarOhoney.com

Iced Coffee Coco-Nug (vegan)

ICED COFFEE COCO-NUG (vegan) OH YEAH! the weather is getting hotter and party season has started. So naturally one of everyones favorite iced drinks is iced coffee! Iced coffee is refreshing and can give a jolt to all of us, especially on a hot day. I have had many iced coffee drinks in the past […]

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Get ready for BIKINI SEASON recipe collection

GET READY FOR BIKINI SEASON RECIPE COLLECTION Hate to break the news but the first weekend of summer starts in 30 days (memorial day already?)…Are you ready for BIKINI SEASON? Well most of us, definitely including myself, are NOT!! NO worries because this is exactly what this post is about… getting ready for bikini season. […]

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Sun Dried Tomato Basil Nut Cheese (raw vegan paleo)

SUN DRIED TOMATO BASIL NUT CHEESE (raw vegan paleo) CHEESE! Yes, everybody loves cheese, even me–well, nut cheese. Yes dairy cheese is really good BUT I choose the veggie side of life so I indulge in nut cheeses. Some may ask, “how do you make cheese out of nuts?” The process is as simple as […]

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Easy Rich Veggie Stock (vegan paleo)

EASY RICH VEGGIE STOCK (vegan paleo) If one statement weren’t truer is that  “HOMEMADE TASTES BEST!” I love making recipes from scratch, including a lot of my pantry items and kitchen staples. One kitchen staple that can be easily made is homemade stock. Most people do not realize how easy it is. In short, you […]

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Simple Baked Apples (paleo)

SIMPLE BAKED APPLES (paleo) It has always amazed me that even though though majority of what I cook is a plant, a veggie or a fruit; I still can go to the market and find a species or variety of one of these that I have NEVER heard of or tried. Take for example: I […]

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Sesame Honey Almonds (raw paleo)

SESAME HONEY ALMONDS (raw paleo) Well it is a NEW YEAR to start working on a NEW YOU! How many times have we heard this statement? How many times have we adopted that way of thinking? Well it is a new year and I think it is time for some new recipes. If you are […]

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Double Lemon Bar Sorbet Tart (raw paleo)

DOUBLE LEMON BAR SORBET TART (raw paleo) One of my favorite winter fruits is LEMONS!! Not only do I love the taste of lemons, I love that it is one of those ingredients that can be used in either sweet or savory dishes. Most of the time I like the savory side of life. Sometimes […]

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Cool Cucumber Ranch Dressing (vegan paleo)

CUCUMBER RANCH DRESSING (vegan) Well people it’s finally here, HOLIDAY SEASON! Don’t let this get you down, we can all still eat, drink and be merry without putting on the pudge. We just need to tweak some of our favorite dishes to reflect our healthy lifestyle. I know that this time of year means LOTS […]

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Pina Colada Bars (raw vegan paleo)

PINA COLADA BARS (raw vegan paleo) Even though it is only the 14th of December, it looks like SPRING FEVER has hit me early. OH it might be a long winter. I am saying this because I have been creating tropical treats the past couple of weeks that remind me of warmer places. The temperatures […]

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Old Fashioned Tomato Paste (raw vegan paleo)

OLD FASHIONED TOMATO PASTE (raw vegan paleo) As the weather gets colder, like most people, I crave hearty and warm food. Not only does it provide the energy to fight off the cold but I think it is also comforting. Just because one is on a raw plan doesn’t mean we can not enjoy the […]

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Dastony Sesame Seed Butter Macaroon Bites

DASTONY SESAME SEED BUTTER MACAROON BITES (raw paleo) With winter in the air and the holidays approaching us; sometimes we find that staying on track is a little more difficult this time of year. Most of us are accustomed to the traditional holidays and the un-healthy food that they bring. So on this note, this […]

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Rawmio Hazelnut Silk Sauce Over Pumpkin Pie Sorbet

 RAWMIO HAZELNUT SILK SAUCE OVER PUMPKIN PIE SORBET (raw vegan) Yep, this is the time of year that everything comes up PUMPKIN. I feel that pumpkin pie is what everyone thinks of when you say pumpkin. Well I am no exception to this thought. I LOVE PUMPKIN ANYTHING especially PUMPKIN PIE! I just do not love […]

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Lemony Marinated Mushrooms (raw-vegan)

LEMONY MARINATED MUSHROOMS (raw-vegan) Ah Mushrooms! Raise your hand if you are like me and LOVE mushrooms. I know I say that I love many things, I can’t help it, I LOVE GOOD FOOD! Mushrooms are no exception. With all of the varieties, flavors and textures that mushrooms have, what is not to love? Did […]

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Pickled Ginger (raw-vegan)

PICKLED GINGER (raw-vegan) Sushi is never the same without PICKLED GINGER. I love the slightly sweet and spicy flavor of it, I always have extra to eat it by itself too. I have had many commercially produced pickled gingers in my day but wondered, how do they make it? Not only how but with WHAT? […]

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Kinpira Veggie Sushi (vegan or made RAW)

KINPIRA VEGGIE SUSHI (vegan or made RAW) Traditional Japanese food is one of the healthiest foods that we can eat. This cuisine is based on tons of land veggies, sea veggies and whole grains. I pretty much love most Asian food but I think Japanese food can be the most vibrant, creative and flavorful of […]

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EAT YOUR Peas n Carrots Soup (vegan)

EAT YOUR PEAS N CARROTS SOUP (vegan) As the weather cools off, warm food like soup always comes to mind. I believe that nothing warms us up better than soup! Soup can be a great opportunity not only to warm us up, but to creatively get our veggies in each day. There are no rules […]

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