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Home Cured Oil Spiced Green Olives

HOME CURED OIL SPICED GREEN OLIVES Well it has happened —after painfully waiting for months for these bad boys to cure…. It is time to let the world know. Yes folks, I took on the project for home curing fresh green olives. Since I did not use chemicals (lye) or any other preservatives except sea […]

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Tofu Veggie Stuffed Peppers (vegan)

TOFU VEGGIE STUFFED PEPPERS (vegan) As I search for new and exciting ways to cook (or not to cook) food, one ingredient that has always been very foreign to me is TOFU! I see it in everything at the store from vegan cream cheese to miso soup. I like it in miso soup but the […]

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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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Twice Baked Golden Potatoes (vegan)

TWICE BAKED GOLDEN POTATOES (vegan) With summer on its way, I find that party season has started. OK, everyday potentially can be a party but with the weather warming up, we tend to get together more often. Ah the barbeque’s, the graduation parties, the “its a nice day ” parties…. YEP, we always can find […]

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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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Strawberry Lime Cheesecake Stacks (raw-vegan-paleo)

STRAWBERRY LIME CHEESECAKE STACKS (raw-vegan-paleo) Yep– spring is here and summer is moving in quickly. To me, this is an exciting time of year because the produce section of the market is starting to show signs of the warmer weather to come. Ah…. STRAWBERRIES are back! No they are not in full season, but at […]

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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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Lemony Risotto with Aparagus Tips (vegan)

LEMONY RISOTTO WITH ASPARAGUS TIPS (vegan) Now that spring has sprung, I have noticed that the list of “IN SEASON” veggies has expanded. The produce aisle at the market is bursting with succulent shoots, leafy greens and vibrant fruit. One of my favorite spring vegetable is the ASPARAGUS! Oh I can not get enough of […]

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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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Banana Bon Bons (raw vegan paleo)

BANANA BON BONS (raw vegan paleo) Raise your hand if you remember BON BONS? Yes, the little chunks of ice cream covered in chocolate that you just popped in your mouth. There was just something about them that made you feel like royalty when you indulged in them. In fact most of us think that […]

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Quick Veggie Stir Fry (vegan paleo)

QUICK VEGGIE STIR FRY (vegan paleo) One of my favorite things about stir-fry is that it is an opportunity to get REALLY healthy and creative all in one dish. I have found that ‘almost’ no matter what you put into a stir fry you can not go wrong. Many years before I moved to strictly […]

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Veggie Hash (vegan paleo)

VEGGIE HASH (vegan paleo) HASH! This is a word that is commonly used for “food that is chopped up and mixed up”. It is also synonymous with YUMMY, I think! There are so many different ingredients you can use to create hash. I think it is a great way to use up small amounts of […]

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Aunty P’s Kale Salad (raw-vegan-paleo)

AUNTY P’S KALE SALAD (raw-vegan-paleo) One of most misunderstood veggies, I feel, is kale. I know a lot of people that claim they don’t like it and some won’t even try it. I would say “good, more for me” but I feel they are missing out. Kale is one of the “powerhouse” vegetables that we […]

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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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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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