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IMG_0332 Today is a cookie day! I went on a 6 hour mountain hike with friends this weekend and along the way I asked them for tasty recipe ideas. Someone suggested a coconut cookie… and naturally a splash of chocolate has to be added, so this yummy snack was born. The chocolate is totally optional but takes...
09.08.2014 01:56 PM - Comment(s)
IMG_0100 I realize its not pear season but recently I had a craving for pears - go figure. After letting them ripen in the window for several days, I turned them into this tasty parfait recipe. I tossed diced pears with a creamy caramel pudding and layered it with banana soft serve and a chewy monukka nut c...
05.19.2014 12:08 PM - Comment(s)
IMG_0032 I think its pretty obvious that I love maca. I use it in recipes often, and its always a great addition to smoothies! The nutritional benefits are high, and as an adaptogen it has the ability to give your body what it needs. Pretty amazing considering we all have different needs and it can deliver ...
03.03.2014 08:30 PM - Comment(s)
IMG_0560 It's only a few days until Valentines Day. If you're anything like me, that means an abundance of chocolate to celebrate the occasion along with a loved one. Healthy, raw, vegan chocolate though! My recipe today combines cacao with libido enhancing superfood, maca!!! A rich dark chocolate cup gets ...
02.10.2014 01:46 PM - Comment(s)
IMG_0529 I used to love granola for breakfast when I was a child. It was a special treat that my mom only bought occasionally and only let me have a small bowl of it - maybe because she knew how unhealthy it is. Regular granola is filled with sugar and unhealthy oils. I don't know about you but that's not e...
02.03.2014 06:39 PM - Comment(s)
Image These days power bars have become really popular. You can buy them at the grocery store, health food store, airports, and even corner stores. But the reality is that most bars are candy bars disguised in wrappers made to look like they're healthy. Naught naughty! My recipe for power bars are really...
01.31.2014 10:23 PM - Comment(s)
IMG_0487 Sometimes you just need a crunchy, healthy snack. Whether its while watching a movie, or in the middle of the day when you want a hint of sweet and a lot of nutrition, when you're on the run… or  you just feel like it. Today I'm sharing a delicious superfood nut crunch recipe with you. In fact...
01.27.2014 06:42 PM - Comment(s)
Image The other day I had just enough extra young coconut pulp on hand from making another recipe that I decided to throw it into a blueberry smoothie. It was SO good! Smooth, creamy, flavourful, and full of nutrition. You could replace the blueberries with any other berry that you have on hand. Strawber...
01.20.2014 06:10 PM - Comment(s)
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This cake is really rich and quite intensive to play around with while making it, but the end product is worth it! This uses a smaller spring form to save on cost and time. You really only need a small slice anyways to satisfy, however that didn't stop my roommate from eating half of it for breakfas...

10.17.2013 03:41 PM - Comment(s)

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Bananas, Coconuts, and Mulberries, what a combination! While I love a 20+ ingredient super-food smoothie as much as anyone, there can be such beauty in food that is simple yet elegant. I find this to be even more true when it comes to the right combination of flavors that balance out each other. The...

10.11.2013 11:09 AM - Comment(s)

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This recipe is so simple and really satisfying! Why I never thought to make it in the past 2 years since I've been doing this raw food thing is really quite astonishing considering how much I enjoy chocolate and apples! The recipe below will make between 3-6 covered apples depending on the size. Be ...

10.01.2013 05:32 PM - Comment(s)
When deciding to take on a 40 day raw vegan challenge one of my first thoughts is pasta and more accurately rawsta! I have had several raw pastas before, but had never had one of my all time favorites--Puttanesca. With access to our Really Raw Olives-Moroccan Spice and access to Google to find a rec...
05.27.2013 10:23 AM - Comment(s)
Today, I have a bonus recipe for you! :)PIZZA!This raw food recipe was yet ANOTHER hit here at the VP warehouse.I wanted to share with you how one recipe can be used for MANY things!So, here's another way to use that yummy cashew cheeze we made last time.... Watch the video here:There are many varia...
05.31.2011 03:06 PM - Comment(s)
I promised you Kale Chips... And here they are!Oh my goodness these were soooo good! Find out how to make these munch-a-licious 'chip' substitutes here:Following on from a popular Cashew Cheeze recipe (watch it here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nTEg4HbM254) ...learn how to take this cheeze to the...
05.31.2011 02:42 PM - Comment(s)
To continue with the simplicity theme...(and another handy excuse to play with some more of our new cashew nut butter...!)I decided it was time to share this amazingly yummy cashew nut cheese recipe with you all!Check out the video to find out how to make this simple yet satisfying recipe: http://ww...
05.12.2011 05:37 PM - Comment(s)
Yum!These muffins were too good!I have to say it took a few shots to get the perfect combo (and a lot of tasting!) ;)...BUT by golly I think we've cracked it!!!Check out this easy like 1...2...3 recipe video......and get ready to be in muffin heaven! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kqLsMstjCus&f...
04.26.2011 05:34 PM - Comment(s)

Everybody is talking about Elixirs these days...it's becoming a big trend to cram as many herbs or super-foods into your blender and call it the elixir of life!...but what if you don't have a blender? Or what if you just need a little bite sized boost of Elixir goodness?

I was super excited when Eke...
04.12.2011 04:56 PM - Comment(s)

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