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Category: Raw

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Healthful Home-Made Dressings

Here’s the thing, dressings really don’t have to be overcomplicated.  The majority of my salads these days are topped with a drizzle of fruit-infused aged balsamic vinegar with a touch of extra virgin olive oil or my favorite salsa and some cubed avocado.  Still, if you need a little more dimension, be sure to give some of these a try. Maple-Balsamic Vinaigrette Ingredients 1 … Read More Healthful Home-Made Dressings

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Chocolateasy Energy Bites

If you happened to have your eye out for a super easy, power-packed snack to drop in the kids lunch boxes (or have stashed in the fridge), look no further.  These definitely fit the bill. …and don’t you dare set out to make them yourself!  Our kids had a blast getting in the kitchen to help make these! Makes roughly 50-55 Ingredients 2 cups … Read More Chocolateasy Energy Bites

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Super Simple Snack Ideas

“Glazed” Pears Pears, Simple Honey Cream Sauce, & Cinnamon Thinly slice pears.  Drizzle with Simple Honey Cream Sauce and sprinkle with cinnamon. Stuffed Dates (Medjool) Dates & Almond Butter Remove pits from dates and fill with almond butter.  A serving is 4 and a perfect treat. Bananas with Coconut “Sprinkles” Banana, Unsweetened Shredded Coconut, Hemp Hearts (Optional), Psyllium Husk Powder (optional)*, & Honey Slice … Read More Super Simple Snack Ideas

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Blushing Bruschetta

Ingredients 2 Medium Tomatoes, diced, excess liquid discarded 1-2 Garlic Cloves, minced 1 tbsp + 1 tsp Fresh, Finely Chopped Basil Leaves 2 ½ tsp Fresh, Finely Chopped Oregano 2-2 ½ tsp Red Wine Vinegar or Balsamic Vinegar 1 tsp Extra Virgin Olive Oil ¼ – ½ tsp Fine Sea Salt Pinch of Stevia (optional) Pepper, to taste  Instructions Place all ingredients in a … Read More Blushing Bruschetta

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Raw “Sweet BBQ” Zucchini Chips

Who doesn’t love a good BBQ chip or 10 alongside a summer sandwich, salad or wrap? We just love that we can enjoy these without the indigestion.  Fire it up for summer, by all means, but let’s keep it cool on the esophagus, shall we? Short on time?  Substitute these spices with you favorite prepared BBQ rub.  Start with a scant tablespoon and adjust as … Read More Raw “Sweet BBQ” Zucchini Chips

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Raw “Cheesy” Kale Chips

My kids LOVE these!  Seriously!  Think your kids would never eat kale?  Think again!  These just might be the solution you’ve been looking for!  These babies are loaded with nutrients and enzymes to nourish the family’s health rather than steal from it.  They’re so good, its totally common for half of them to be gone before they’re even fully done. Ingredients 2 Heads of … Read More Raw “Cheesy” Kale Chips

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Face-Rawk Guac

I have to say, out of all the guacamole recipes that can be found, this one ranks high amongst my favorites!  This recipe only has a little cilantro as my husband is not too fond of it.  Be sure to add more to suit your tastes. Ingredients 3 Avocados, halved and seeded 1 Lime, juiced 1/2 teaspoon Ground Cumin 1/4-1/2 teaspoon Chipotle or Cayenne … Read More Face-Rawk Guac

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Basic Raw Flax Crackers

Looking for an easy way to add in more incredible omega 3’s with fiber and a wealth of other nutrients?  This could be your new backup plan. Makes 1 large tray Ingredients 2 cups Golden or Brown Flax Seeds 2½ cups Water 2 tbsp Bragg’s Liquid Aminos Instructions Combine all ingredients in a large bowl.  Allow to set for 1 hour or until flax … Read More Basic Raw Flax Crackers

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Pesto Italiano/French Pistou

Pesto Italiano Ingredients 40 Fresh Basil Leaves (roughly 2 cups, gently packed) 3 Garlic Cloves, chopped ¼ c Pine Nuts (or just shy of) 1 tbsp Extra Virgin Olive Oil, reserved ½ tsp Salt ¼ tsp Fresh Cracked Pepper *The classic recipes for both pesto and pistou of these call for shredded cheese.  Pesto often calls for parmesan or Asiago and Pistou for aged … Read More Pesto Italiano/French Pistou

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Downright Divine Vanilla Nut Butter

Rich.  Sweet.  Creamy.  Delicious.  Go ahead and do yourself a favor and double or triple this recipe to have some to enjoy later (or share, maybe).  This is really good served alongside fruit or may be spread across your favorite bread. Ingredients 1/3 cup Raw Almond Butter 1 tsp Vanilla Extract 2 tbsp + 2 tsp Honey Scant Pinch of Sea Salt Instructions Combine … Read More Downright Divine Vanilla Nut Butter

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Simple Honey Cream Sauce

This sauce is so easy and adds such a delicious, creamy touch to most any fruit or breakfast dish. Ingredients 3/4 cup Cashews 2 tbsp Honey 1/4 cup + 1 tbsp Water Instructions Blend all ingredients until very smooth.  Pour over fresh fruit or breakfast tarts. For best results, pre-soak cashews at least one hour prior to blending and omit or reduce water added … Read More Simple Honey Cream Sauce

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Sweet Walnut Spread

Ingredients 10 Walnuts, shelled and soaked 1 tsp Ground Cinnamon 3 Tbsp Water A small grating of Fresh Nutmeg or a dash of Ground Nutmeg 1-2 tsp Honey (optional) Instructions Process all ingredients until well mixed and smooth, scraping down as needed. Transfer to a small bowl.  Spread over fruit or use it as a dip. *It is possible to make this without pre-soaking … Read More Sweet Walnut Spread

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Israeli Salad

Who says lettuce has to steal the show in a salad? This salad boasts the fresh taste of cucumber in the company of a slew of delicious, colorful fruits and vegetables. Simple and simply gorgeous! A must try in my book! Serves 2-3 Ingredients 3 large Tomatoes, diced 3 medium Cucumbers, quartered lengthwise and chopped 1 Sweet Red Pepper, finely chopped ½ Small Onion, … Read More Israeli Salad

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Love-Your-Liver Detox Salad

Snap, savor & crunch with this uber fresh and flavorful salad. Makes about 8 cups. Ingredients 6 cups finely shredded Purple & Green Cabbage (about ¼ head each) ¾ each Orange & Yellow Peppers, chopped 4 tbsp finely chopped Red Onion 3 tbsp Lemon Juice 1 tbsp Apple Cider Vinegar 3-4 tbsp Hemp Hearts 3 tbsp Cilantro Leaves, coarsely chopped ½ tsp Fine Sea … Read More Love-Your-Liver Detox Salad

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Strawberry & Spinach Salad with Blueberry Balsamic Vinaigrette

Ingredients For the Salad 1½ cups packed Baby Spinach 6-7 Fresh Strawberries, quartered or thickly sliced ⅛-¼ cup Walnuts, roughly chopped ⅛-¼ cup Pecans, roughly chopped 2 tbsp Hemp Hearts   For the Blueberry Balsamic Vinaigrette 1 tbsp Honey ½ tsp Stone Ground Mustard 4 tbsp Aged Blueberry Balsamic Vinegar   ¼ t Salt 3 tbsp Walnut Oil 3 tbsp Extra Virgin Olive Oil … Read More Strawberry & Spinach Salad with Blueberry Balsamic Vinaigrette

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Fall-icious Pear Salad

This salad is so tasty and with the pecans, pears and easy yet delicious maple-balsamic vinaigrette, it is perfectly at home on a table for any fall feast. Serves 2-3 Ingredients For the Salad: 1 Bartlett Pear, thinly sliced 3-4 cups Spinach-Arugula Mix Maple Balsamic Vinaigrette, recipe follows Candied Pecans, recipe follows   Maple-Balsamic Vinaigrette 1 tsp Sweet Yellow Onion OR 1 Small Shallot, … Read More Fall-icious Pear Salad

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Tabbouleh

Love this dish!  So good and perfect for enjoying while basking in the sun with friends! Serves 2-4 Ingredients ¼ cup Bulgur (preferably no. 3 or 4) 2 small Lemons, juice only 3 cups finely chopped Fresh Curly Leaf Parsley (approx. 1½ -2 bunches) ½ cup finely chopped Fresh Mint Leaves ½ lb Ripe Tomatoes (3 Romas), finely diced 1 large Onion, finely chopped … Read More Tabbouleh

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Quick Cuke Salad

 Fresh and Refreshing can hardly get any faster or easier.  Total chop’n’go action here… Ingredients 4 Cucumbers, peeled, quartered lengthwise and chopped 4 Green Onions, sliced 1 Large Tomato, diced 1 Red Pepper, diced 1/2 Head of Romaine, chiffonade 4 tbsp Extra Virgin Olive Oil 4 tbsp Red Wine Vinegar Salt & Pepper, to taste   Preparation Place all ingredients in a large mixing … Read More Quick Cuke Salad

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Brainy Bunch Breakfast Bars

Serves 9.  Get it?  Brady Bunch-Brainy Bunch; 9 key characters-9 ingredients & serves 9…  Stinkin’ ingenious, I know!  Each of the ingredients in this recipe are known for their benefits in boosting brain function.  Healthy fats, amino acids, carbohydrates, vitamins and minerals, especially those B vitamins!  Great for school-bound kiddos! Ingredients 1 cup Pumpkin Seeds, coarsely chopped 1 cup Walnuts, coarsely chopped ½ cup … Read More Brainy Bunch Breakfast Bars

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Raw Teriyaki Noodles

I can totally easily eat this by myself.  It’s delicious and so refreshing!  Be sure to modify to make as much as you need.) Ingredients 4-5 large Zucchini (enough for 4 cups spiralized) 2-3 tbsp Extra Virgin Olive Oil 3 tbsp Honey 2 tbsp Bragg’s Liquid Aminos, Nama Shoyu or Tamari Soy Sauce 1 tbsp Bragg’s Apple Cider Vinegar 1 tbsp Grated Fresh Ginger … Read More Raw Teriyaki Noodles