July 4, 2015
Picture = not so great...but it was gone gone gone before I could get another photo. Tempering raw chocolate is possible, but challenging. I'm not a great chocolatier as I don't have the patience or the equipment, however, I try to attempt manually tempering whenever possible. For a quick..."I don't care about fussing" treat...DO NOT temper. Throw this tastiness together, and store in the refrigerator or freezer. WARNING: It will melt in your hands..so EAT it quickly, or break into smaller, bite-sized pieces. This will cure any junk food craving for sweets! There are several optional ingredients. I hope you use this blog for educational purposes, so even if you don't choose to use all of the suggested ingredients, you may at least become aware they exist.
June 28, 2015
As a little girl, I'd get utterly giddy at the thought of a Root Beer Float, and to this day, it's strongly connected with many pleasant childhood memories. One of my goals as a recipe developer is to recreate comfort foods, replacing processed ingredients with healthy ingredients. While visiting a local spice shop the other day, I picked up a natural Root Beer Extract. The smell alone sent me straight down memory lane. I arrived home inspired to create. While not an actual "soda," the flavor is quite reminiscent of Root Beer floats. When I obtain my dream ice cream maker, I will most certainly create a more authentic, but healthy Root Beer Float/ Ice Cream Soda. For now, however, this smoothie...inspired by childhood memories, pleased this little girls' taste buds. I hope you enjoy it as much as we did.
June 7, 2015
Living Tree Community sent me a lovely sample pack of their vibrant living butters. Yesteday, although it's really easy, I wasn't in the mood to cut open a coconut, and opted to create a spectacular blend of these delicious ingredients without having to make a nut milk or coconut milk base. I have to say, everything from this store vibrates with LOVE...and this smoothie, was indeed SPECTACULAR. Turmeric Butter, Mesquite, Maca and extracts are always optional, but take some time to read about them. The added flavors are great, but they are also super nutritious! I suggest you try some of these products...but if you don't have them available, improvise with almond butter, or any combination of nut butters that seem to go well together. This is one of my quick and easy smoothies..sort of a "cheater" smoothie..making nut milk using butters and water..no straining, no mess.
April 8, 2015
Ok! Bad picture! It was evening, and it was metling. I had very little lighting, but wanted to capture it. You'll have to trust me..It was GREAT! Some time back, I did a post on how to prepare ice cream using a juicer and blank plate. It's been awhile since I pulled out the old Champion...but I'm sooooo glad I did. Last night I literally threw together some Blueberry Banana Coconut Ice Cream. LOVE LOVE LOVE!!!
March 27, 2015
Blueberry Muffins have always been a big comfort food in my life. These no-bake, raw vegan treats are well worth the effort. The taste and mouth-feel are outstanding! Now you can have them too!
March 6, 2015
Learn how to prepare this refreshing, effervescent "soda" for pennies a bottle. Water kefir contains over 40 strains of probiotics. Fermenting this mildly sweet liquid into a healthy, hydrating beverage is tons of fun...easy to do, and good for your gut.
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February 17, 2015
There is practically nothing on this Earth as yummy as fresh Almond Milk...(okay, well maybe Coconut Milk). Once you realize how easy this is to prepare, you can begin creating variations, adding even more nutrients and flavor to this remarkable beverage! Today I prepared Sesame Almond Milk and it is delicious! Don't forget to LIKE us on FACEBOOK.
February 12, 2015
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January 1, 2015
"Open sesame"—the famous phrase from the Arabian Nights—reflects the distinguishing feature of the sesame seed pod, which bursts open when it reaches maturity.
Growing up, Halvah, (a ground sesame paste, fudge-like snack), was a huge treat in our household, and I've always loved the flavor and consistency. This smoothie is very reminiscent of my favorite childhood treat.
November 29, 2014
Living Tree Community for another fantastic product. Of course this is lick-off-the-spoon-fantastic, but I was in a hurry and wanted to toss together a quick, satisfying beverage. I didn't quite measure everything, so amounts are approximate, but this is so reminiscent of a frothy milkshake. Feel free to adjust as needed.
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