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May 31, 2012

Strawberry Butter Cup

Here comes your candy bar replacement! After a long, stressful day I was tired and felt the need to have a sweet treat. I made this in a snap!

Strawberry Butter Cup
1 TBSP honey almond butter
2 TBSP fresh strawberry chia jam

1. Place butter and jam in a cup and place in the freezer for 15 minutes so the butter hardens.

May 27, 2012

Raspberry Cashew Spinach Salad
2 large handfuls organic spinach leaves
1 large handful of sprouts 
(I used both bean and sunflower sprouts as I am a sprout junkie!)
1 avocado
1/4 cup raw cashews
1/4 raspberries
Dressing: make juice by blending a handful of raspberries and 1 TBSP cold pressed olive oil

May 24, 2012

The path that leads to self...

This is the path I have decided to take. Life is nothing more than a beautiful journey of coming home to the SELF. 

"The intuitive mind is a sacred gift and the rational mind is a faithful servant. We have created a society that honors the servant and has forgotten the gift.” 
   - Albert Einstein

May 23, 2012

Simple Raw Salad

An idea for a quick raw enzyme rich salad:

Soaked nuts
Splash of lemon
Olive oil (optional)

Delicious and full of enzymes. 

May 18, 2012

Raw chunky almond butter

Usually you must have a high speed blender to make this butter however this recipe only requires a mini mixer. Your fridge will be more pleasant with this jar waiting for you!

Raw Chunky Almond Butter
1 cup almonds
2 Tbsp tahini
1-2 Tbsp olive or coconut oil
1-2 Tbsp honey or agave

Blend and enjoy!! I prefer a chunky butter so I blended for only 80 seconds or so. You can also add cinnamon for more spunk!

May 16, 2012

Homemade Strawberry jam

I just made strawberry jam and chunky honey almond butter.... Oh boy! Very easy and takes less than a few minutes. Recipe to follow!

May 10, 2012

Almond Avocado Hummus

I experimented with a new recipe today and it came out great. Needed a bit of lemon and sea salt and it became perfect. I topped brown rice cakes with the hummus and added celery leaves and tomato to garnish.

Almond Avocado Hummus
1 cup soaked and blanched almonds
1 avocado, ripe
juice of 1 lemon
1 TBSP olive oil
dash of sea salt
dash of cumin
brown rice cakes

1. Soak and blanch almonds.
2. Add in remaining ingredients and puree for about 2 minutes till creamy.
3. Top on rice cakes, garnish with tomato and celery leaves and drizzle with olive oil (optional). 

May 06, 2012

Get Creative!

Some fun cooking ideas!
  • Go to the farmer's market (laiki) or the produce section in your grocery store and pick up three veggies you are not used to working with. Use google to find a recipe that sounds fun to make. 
  • Make some flour with nuts using a coffee bean grinder. Replace half the required flour in a recipe with the nut flour. 
  • Make veggie pasta using a veggie pencil sharpener gadget and top with our favorite sauce. Tastes like the real thing!
  • Use mashed apples in place of butter.
  • Use coconut oil in place of olive oil with your next stir-fry.
  • Make nut butter by putting fresh raw nuts in a blender and cover with just enough water to submerge the nuts. Blend for 2-3 minutes adding cinnamon or nutmeg as desired. Spread on apple slices, crackers, or top on your favorite dessert.
  • Make a fun fruit smoothie using seasonal fruit and add in some cashew butter to add a creamy like consistency. Add raw chocolate for a superfood boost!
  • Ditch the salt and use seaweed instead. One serving provides a boost of iodine (almost 300% of your daily serving) without any sodium. Nature's gift.
  • Experiment with a new dressing using tahini, sweet white miso or fruit juice. Mix and match till you find a taste that works for you.
  • Make a fresh fruit cobbler by cutting up fruit, adding fruit juice and baking it in the oven, or dehydrator until crispy. Top with cashew butter and cinnamon.
  • Make a green salad full of fresh greens, peppers, broccoli, soaked pumpkin and sunflower seeds and fresh whipped avocado. Garnish with grated seaweed for added iodine.
(I am eating a raw foods bar at In and Out, a famous burger joint in California... This is devotion!)