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Lemon Tahini Dressing – A Frequent Dressing of Mine

Day 2. Sugar Cleanse. How are you doing? I feel pretty darn good. I had a pretty simple day 1; big smoothie for breakfast, made my raw chocolate mousse (sweetened with dates) topped with strawberries, Amy’s low sodium soup for lunch while I prepped my meals for the week, and this delicious plate for dinner (followed by a little more chocolate mousse!). I took off from the gym but plan to go today for some lifting and a spinning class. Today I want to share with you one of my favorite dressings to put on greens.… Read more
Posted on 06/16/2014 | 10 Comments

Here We Go! Preparing For The 10-Day Sugar Cleanse

Here we go! Time to jump on board and run to the store to stock your house with the best choices possible! Below you’ll find a sample grocery list and I’ll share some recipes throughout the week that use these things! My grocery list for next week looks something like this (I try to buy all organic but do what you can!): Bulk Bins quinoa, pinto beans, chickpeas, pumpkin seeds, pecans, cashews, raw cacao, cinnamon and my favorite spices Veggies/Fruits/Produce sweet potatoes, green beans, big bag of mixed greens, zucchini (for raw pasta!), tomatoes, beets, cucumbers, jicama, fresh corn, avocado, peppers, strawberries, bananas, pears, peaches, pineapple, cilantro, mint Other Unsweetened non-dairy milk, tofu, tempeh, vinegars Now what about processed or packaged food? … Read more
Posted on 06/14/2014 | 8 Comments

Sweet Tomato Tart With Unbaked Walnut Crust

Cooking By Color – Red You know those times when it’s 100+ degrees and you want something warm and comforting but there is no way you are turning on the oven? This recipe came from that desire. When I think “comfort food” it usually means something rich in flavor, high in fat, and long cooking. I’ve long thought that summers in Texas meant no comfort food would be made in my kitchen. Until now. What is rich in flavor and high in fat but requires no cooking?… Read more
Posted on 08/21/2013 | 13 Comments

Guest Post: It’s Purple/Blue month and Blueberry Pie Truffles

May Cooking By Color – Purple/Blue  Happy May Day! I can’t believe it’s already May. This year is just flying by! This month we’ll feature purple and blue foods. I love May because it’s my birthday month and the weather should be just beautiful here in Austin. Another May baby, Christine, is here to share a delicious blueberry treat with us on her birthday! Blueberry Pie Truffles by Christine Purple is my favorite color, so I don’t know if it is by coincidence that many of my favorite fruits and vegetables are also purple.… Read more
Posted on 05/01/2013 | 10 Comments

Guest Post: Tips for using your dehydrator and Raw Buckwheaties Cereal

August Cooking Tool of the Month – Dehydrator I’m so excited about this guest post today! Marissa makes this raw food thing doable! Breakfast time can sometimes leave me at a loss. I’m perfectly happy just having a big green protein smoothie. But sometimes you want something heartier. Enter Buckwheaties Cereal! I’m also excited that I have an Excalibur dehydrator on the way and will get to start experimenting with it and sharing recipes with you soon! Thanks Excalibur, I <3 you!… Read more
Posted on 08/09/2012 | 12 Comments

How to make noodles from vegetables

June Cooking Tool of the Month – Spiralizer Alright blissful folks I have a video for you that shows how easy it is to use a spiralizer. But what if you don’t want to buy another gadget that takes up space you may not have? I show you another way to make noodles from vegetables using a tool I got in Thailand. I’ve seen them at Asian stores as well. So don’t fret if you don’t have a spiralizer!   So as you can see this gadget is fun and super easy to use.… Read more
Posted on 06/22/2012 | 18 Comments