Ginger Lemon Nut Spread

I made this on the spur of the moment last night for a get together. I just threw in what I had handy. I encourage my readers to do this. Sometimes you come up with something no one would want to eat but most the time you come up with a new and unique taste treat. Continue reading


Pumpkin Seed Pesto – Raw

_Pumpkin Seed  Pesto_

Pumpkin seed
Dried tomato soaked in olive oil and raw apple cider vinegar
Basil (I freeze then put them in food processor while frozen to mince easily)
Minced garlic
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Romano Kale Salad

Romano Kale Salad
I grew up in a family that put strong cheeses: Romano, Parmesan, Provolone, etc,  on everything. I am always experimenting to recreate that taste. This salad tastes like it has Romano cheese sprinkled on it. I don’t think it is any one ingredient but just dumb luck in finding a combination that simulates that taste. Continue reading

Tips on Spice and Herb Mixes

It is very convenient when you are cooking quick meals to have the spices already premixed. The ones that you buy premixed most often have salt added. More importantly there can be other ingredients, not required to be listed, lurking in your spice and herb mixes. These can be MSG, aspartame, and other toxins and chemicals, even the organic mixes. Furthermore the mixes are priced very high. Continue reading

Raw- Collard, Avocado, Hemp Seed Roll-ups

This is one of my favorite dishes. it is easy to make and so good. If you forget to leave your collards out to soften then you can just set them in a warm oven for a moment and they will soften.

This is suitable for plant based diets – vegetarian and vegan – and for raw food diet

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Chard, Coconut Milk, Potato Soup

This should not be cooked too much. You can leave out the potato and make this a raw soup, that is how I prefer it. If you have it raw then you need to make the coconut milk yourself, it is really easy:  Get a young coconut. open it, drink the water. Scrape out the coconut meat and put into a blender. Blend until liquid. You will probably have to add a little water.

This is suitable for plant base diets – vegetarian and vegan. It can be made suitable for a raw food diet.

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*Featured Recipe* from *Curious Appetite*

This food blogger, Curious Appetite, has a wide variety of dishes and restaurant  reviews in the Pacific Northwest.  Read about her here:

She has this little gem that is vegan, raw and delicious.

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Quick Baked Fritters with Peanut Butter Miso Sauce

This is suitable for plant based diets- Vegetarian and Vegan

See previous post for recipe for the Peanut Butter Miso Sauce

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Peanut Butter Miso Sauce

A very versatile sauce or dip.

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Wild Rice with Pumpkin Seeds and Sweet Potato

_Wild Rice with Pumpkin Seeds and Sweet Potato_

Preparation time is minimal on this…about 5 minutes but cooking time is not…about 40 minutes. Continue reading