posts tagged "raw"

Nettles Pesto

Posted on May 20, 2011

A giant stinging nettles bush climbs up the side of the little red barn in my backyard.  Although we’ve been in this house for 9 years, it’s taken me half that time to pay any mind to it.

The bush literally caught up with the boys first; they complained that it “bit” them whenever a 3-way collision of plant, child and a baseball occurred.  Back in those days, with 2 little ones, and always in a rush to clean something, cook ... read more →

Will the Real Fudge Baby Please Stand Up

Posted on April 29, 2011

These super duper healthy, yet easy to make Fudge Babies have recently been the source of much contention.  You see, it all started when I did the giveaway for a Cuisinart Food Processor a couple of weeks ago.  In that post, I asked readers to let me know of their favorite recipes using a Cuisinart.  There were 2,204 comments on that post.  Guess what? I read each and every one of them.  No joke.

The comments were fascinating.  First, I love ... read more →

Almond Pulp Crackers

Posted on March 9, 2011

I’m a bit of a cracker-a-holic.  I think the quest for crunchy food intensifies when one goes gluten free. So, I’ve made a habit of baking crackers at least once a week, if not more.  However, many cracker thieves dwell in my abode.  As quickly as I make crackers they disappear.  Therefore, some weeks, the cracker quest continues day in and day out.

Crackers made with almond flour (or in this case almond milk pulp, more on that in a minute) ... read more →

Ginger Cilantro Green Shake

Posted on March 16, 2010

The idea for this green smoothie comes from the amazing Sarma of oneluckyduck.com.  I recently purchased her book Living Raw Food and am loving it.  While some of the recipes can be complex, she has many that can be made in minutes. 

This Ginger Cilantro Shake is a hybrid of her Cilantro-Pineapple Shake and her Bangkok Baby.  Here is my version, a nice healthy green drink for Saint Patrick’s day.

Ginger Cilantro Shake

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1 bunch cilantro
1 cucumber (no need to peel), cut ... read more →

Beet Hummus

Posted on March 5, 2010

This beet hummus recipe comes from Elise over at simplyrecipes.com.  She is one of my favorite bloggers and I was lucky enough to hear her speak at the last Blogher Food conference.  I myself, would not have ever thought of combining beets into a hummus type dip, so, leave it to Elise.  She is the inspiration for me on many fronts.

When it comes to beets though, I find that there is a bit of a love-hate relationship with them –as ... read more →

Mulberry Granola

Posted on October 5, 2009

When I was in New York a couple of weeks ago, I found a raw, vegan, gluten free granola made of mulberries and walnuts.  It was absolutely delicious, though just a bit sweet for my palate.

I saved the package (it was made by International Harvest and they have other flavors as well), and this weekend found a dash of spare time to recreate their product without using the agave they add to sweeten it.  I think it’s quite sweet enough ... read more →

Greeña Colada

Posted on September 4, 2009

Even though summer is coming to a close, I’m still into my green juices and smoothies; more than ever, in fact.  This is one of my favorites and I owe credit to Meghan Telpner as it is based on one of the recipes from the Green Cleanse on her site.

I’m running out to the airport with one of these in hand to refresh and revive me on the dash to Denver.  Soon I’ll be in NYC doing signings and I ... read more →

Creamy “Ricotta” Dip

Posted on August 14, 2009

Last night I made this delicious vegan “ricotta” dip for my parents who are in town visiting us.  The boys and I are having a blast with them, though I am having an especially great time, since I have extra mouths to feed, which means more guinea pigs to test my creations!

Luckily, the parents (and husband) approved of, and devoured, this tangy vegan cheese dip, based on a recipe from the phenomenal book Entertaining in the Raw by Matthew Kenney.

Creamy ... read more →

Cucumber Avocado Gazpacho

Posted on August 3, 2009

You will find this cool and creamy cucumber avocado soup refreshing on a hot summer day.  I’ve been drinking it all weekend and experimenting with it along the way.

I tried making it with raw garlic, which did not go down as smoothly as I thought it would, so I eliminated that ingredient.  However I did leave in the raw onion as it added a very sharp yet sweet flavor.

According to my first friend in the entire world, Amy Merideth (we ... read more →

Raw Kale Shiitake Salad

Posted on June 30, 2009

The other night I went to a fabulous event in Boulder hosted by Bauman College. During this evening one of the graduates from Bauman’s chef program did a great cooking demo for a raw kale salad with shiitake mushrooms (it had a number of other ingredients as well).

The next day, I was determined to make my a version of my own. Before that evening, I had not thought of eating raw mushrooms, however, after tasting the Bauman salad, ... read more →

Sesame Dip

Posted on April 21, 2009

Garnish this Sesame Dip starter with pieces of carrot and celery for dipping and you have an instantly satisfying salty and crunchy snack.  This dip is a hit at parties and was enjoyed at our Passover Seder (thinned out with a bit of water and) served over roasted asparagus.  It’s quite versatile and makes a great salad dressing as well.

Unfortunately, we devoured all of the Sesame Dip at our Seder.  I was determined to make another batch the next day.  ... read more →

How to Prepare Kale

Posted on March 10, 2009

I am lucky enough to say that my boys love to eat kale. There was actually a kale incident the other night whereby I only made one bunch and some grabbing occurred at the table as the boys “fought” over it. Ok, sorry to brag, however this is what sometimes happens in my house.

Because kale is a hot commodity and because I don’t get to the grocery store on a daily basis (who does?), I try to keep kale on ... read more →

Raw “Tapioca” Pudding

Posted on January 23, 2009

Chia seeds are my new favorite food!

Rich in fatty acids, these seeds contain more omega-3’s than any other vegetarian source. They are also quite high in anti-oxidants, minerals and fiber.  Further, I find that they are quite soothing for my digestive system (and I’m always looking for a boost in that realm).

I got the idea for this smooth and tasty recipe from yoga teacher extraordinaire and raw foodie, Jess Price.  I give her full credit for turning me on to ... read more →

Raw Kale Salad

Posted on January 16, 2009

While the boys were on break during the holidays we got really into kale. My older one prefers his steamed and tops it with ume plum vinegar and toasted sesame oil. The little one, however, joins us in eating my raw kale concoctions.

These raw salads are super healthy, crunchy and quite delicious. We are hooked on them.

Raw Kale Salad

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1 bunch kale
1 tablespoon olive oil
¼ teaspoon celtic sea salt
1 lime, juiced
1 teaspoon balsamic vinegar
1 tablespoon red onion, finely ... read more →

Savory Avocado Spread

Posted on January 6, 2009

Last night my friend Deb and I discussed our ideas and hopes for the new year and the incoming president.

Deb said she is moved to become a public school teacher.  I shared with her that I would like to set up a gardening business for young people. I think it would be great fun to get a group of kids in their 20’s fresh out of school, looking for work and help them start a business in which they would ... read more →

Raw Cranberry Sauce

Posted on November 25, 2008

Fresh raw cranberries with dates, orange and lemon.

From the recipe archive: Originally posted in 2008. This homemade cranberry sauce is a perfect side for your healthy Paleo Thanksgiving dinner.

This sweet yet tart raw cranberry sauce is one of my favorite Thanksgiving dishes, in fact, it’s one of my favorite naturally gluten free dishes of all time!

Tart, tangy and full of healing properties, just last week I ate an entire test batch.  I adore cranberries and stock up during this ... read more →

Sesame Truffles

Posted on November 7, 2008

These Gluten Free Truffles my final installment of the trufflemania series.  At least for now.

These super nutritious little bites of sesame sweetness remind me of the halva I used to devour as a child.  They’re easy to make, vegan, dairy-free and of course, gluten-free.  Don’t let all those labels scare you though, more than anything else, they’re just plain old delicious.

Sesame Truffles

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½ cup (raw) cashews
¼ cup tahini (I used roasted, though raw will probably work just as well)
¼ cup agave ... read more →

Pomegranate Salad

Posted on September 26, 2008

With only two more days until erev Rosh Hashanah I am putting the final touches on the planning phase of our holiday feast.  Soon much cooking and celebrating will begin.

Today I made this tangy pomegranate salad.  During dinner my children coveted the pomegranate seeds and needed a bit of convincing to eat the spicy greens –in the end my husband and I ate the bulk of the salad greens and for once let them indulge in the fruit portion somewhat ... read more →

Peach Arugula Salad

Posted on September 12, 2008

The 8th graders at Shining Mountain Waldorf School held a huge peach sale this week and we participated by ordering two cases.  Today, the boys and I picked up 40 pounds of luscious local Colorado peaches after dismissal.  Hands and faces sticky with juice, the boys dug in before we made it to the car.

Now, we are in peach heaven, flush with fruit.  Accordingly, I have been rifling through recipes to find a variety of ways to put our massive ... read more →

Zucchini Carpaccio

Posted on August 22, 2008

Zucchini overload? I have the answer for you. Zucchini carpaccio. My husband loves this dish. I make it every summer just about this time when we are in zucchini overwhelm. It is quick and easy to make, with somewhat elegant results. And you don’t need fancy equipment (no mandolins used here) just a sharp knife and decent cutting skills.

Here in zucchini-land we are enjoying the last days of summer vacation. The boys have ... read more →