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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

Fruit Salad with Sorrel and Almond Lemon Cream

August Cooking By Color – Red As August comes to a close summer in Texas still burns on. My diet this summer has been high raw, maybe about 50% on most days. I’ve been crazy about fruit. We get beautiful berries at the beginning of summer and then stone fruits like peaches, plums, nectarines, pluots, apricots, and other hybrids start popping up later. When these two types of fruit come together in a fruit salad it’s pretty magical. Wouldn’t you agree?… Read more
Posted on 08/29/2013 | Leave a Comment

Curried Quinoa Salad with Edamame and Orange

Cooking By Color – Green I always have cooked quinoa laying around. Well, not literally strewn about the house (I’m not an animal ;). I make it in big batches so I can easily throw it in salads, serve it up with some beans and greens, or transform it into it’s own dish. When thinking of what green thing would partner well with quinoa, edamame came to mind. Then I thought to myself, I haven’t had edamame in ages. So off to the store I went.… Read more
Posted on 01/08/2013 | 9 Comments

Guest Post: Grilling Vegan Style with John Schlimm

September Cooking Tool of the Month – Grill  Today’s guest recipes are from the charming and funny John Schlimm, author of The Tipsy Vegan and Vegan Grilling Style. We haven’t featured grilled fruit yet on the blog this month so I asked John to share with us some of his favorites from the book. Not only that but we are giving away a copy of his book! See details below the recipes to enter.  Recipes below are from the book Grilling Vegan Style by John Schlimm.  … Read more
Posted on 09/24/2012 | 50 Comments

Minty Kale Salad, perfect for July summers

Cooking Tool of the Month – Blender How’s it going blissies? I’m cat and dog-sitting this week and boy are they a handful! Two cats and two dogs. I couldn’t imagine having this many pets. They are super sweet and cuddly, but it’s hard work having animals. I ate out a lot last week and weekend so today I was really wanting something light, healthy, and raw. Did you get to try some delish food this weekend? I opted for a massaged kale salad for lunch.… Read more
Posted on 07/09/2012 | 10 Comments