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October 20, 2017

Perfect Pear Tart

I like this recipe even better than apple pie. With pears in season, the fruit is tender, sweet and juicy! It’s easy to prepare Irish Moss Paste in advance and freeze in cubes. Defrost, and you are ready to go. This recipe is actually pretty quick and easy. Give it a try...and comment below.

March 22, 2017

Sweet Potato Latkes (Pancakes)


 I love creating healthy, raw vegan versions of recipes that are connected to "comfort foods" from my childhood. Potato Latkes were a favorite that mom used to cook up. They always make me feel happy, and  remind me of a connection to family when we all lived nearby and could celebrate together. With my mom just passing recently, I'm revisiting some of her Traditional Recipes, and challenging myself to make a raw version. SUCCESS! While they look a little dry, they are moist, chewy and full of flavor. Once you put the raw applesauce on top, they soften and rehydrate the outside of the pancake.  The onion flavor and texture tingle my taste buds and really remind me of Grammy's Latkes!

November 25, 2015

RT's Quick and Easy Cranberry Relish

Wishing all all who celebrate, a fabulous Happy Thanksgiving. May you treasure time with friends and/or family. While I won't be with my entire family tomorrow, I will be with my adorable grandson Leo, my younger daughter, SIL, and their family. I know it will be a fabulous day!

Enjoy the day, eat as healthy as you can and you'll be happier the next day...but enjoy whatever it is you decide to eat...JOY and gratitude are most important tomorrow!! There is no room for guilt. Besides, it won't change anything. Decide ahead of time what you plan to eat and then let it go.  I give thanks to my friends and loved ones, near and far and send love to all of the amazing people in my life that are no longer with us. I know they will be with us in spirit.  Blessings!!!!

February 12, 2015

Apple Walnut Muffins - Gluten-Free

Served warm from the dehydrator, these muffins are very reminiscent of the SAD (Standard American Diet - aka BAKED) version. I didn't make them too sweet, and sunflower seeds can have a little bite, so sweeten according to your taste. I love the "Autumn Spiciness." Drizzle with raw honey, cashew cream, or your favorite fruit "syrup"...oh, and some raw ice cream - HEAVEN!

November 4, 2014

Rawfully Tempting Red Slaw

This delightful slaw is quick and easy to prepare. I apologize that it's been so long since my last post, but I've been enjoying my new grandson, Leo Bronze. His mommy is an artist and wanted a color for his middle name, so bronze it is. Being Grammy to a precious newborn requires some quick prep delights. I hope you enjoy this recipe.

January 14, 2014

Banana Nut Flatbread - January 2014 Newsletter

I've made quite a few flatbreads over the years, but to date, this is my all time favorite. It's so tasty, that you don't need to put anything on it. However, add some nut butter or raw cheese and sliced apples, for a really special treat! These are great for any road trip, and I plan on taking them with me to the Living Raw Expo in LA! I hope you enjoy this recipe. Please sign up for our barely monthly Newsletter so you don't miss any upcoming recipes.

March 28, 2013

Waldorf Style Sunflower Seed Pate - March Newsletter

Waldorf Style Pate
I participated in the Living Dynamically Wellness Expo this past weekend. On Sunday, I demoed the simple and fantastic Waldorf Sunflower Seed Pate. I served both Waldorf and Chipotle at my booth, along with lots of other RT treats.

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July 5, 2012

Raw Vegan Borscht

My friends on Facebook who often read this blog. laughed at me tonight,when I asked what I should do with raw beets. Seriously, I've always loved cooked and pickled beets, but have never been a fan of raw, plain beets. I got lots of great suggestions, and quickly blended up this very tasty treat. I won't say raw beets are my favorite food - but this was definitely tasty. I really have to make some beetkraut sometime soon, but for tonight - here's my Raw Vegan Borscht.

April 2, 2012

Cucumber Apple Mango Ginger Juice

As some of you know, when I tried to juice a year ago, due to my health issues, I ended up with some negative reactions. My holistic physician suggested I abstain from it for awhile. For one year, I avoided juicing and opted to stick with green smoothies. It worked, and I'm so glad I decided to be patient and trust my practitioner, and am now able to handle juicing several times a week without any ill side effects. For the most part, I still enjoy my green smoothies, but a few times a week, I experiment with juicing. The blank plate that I purchased to go with my Champion juicer, enables me to make delicious and amazingly creamy "ice cream" and nut butter. (see pics below). I love adding new things to my daily palette.

 This is a light and refreshing juice..


February 17, 2012

Living Apple Pancakes

I saw these on The Chew as a cooked recipe a few weeks ago and decided to make a raw version. They came out fabulous and could be served as either a breakfast or dessert (topped with raw ice cream). YUMMMMERS!


December 24, 2011

Quick Living Cranberry Relish(Rawlish)

Quick, easy, more tart than sweet...delicious, and no one would even stop to think this is "raw." I actually made this several days in advance and stored it in a glass mason jar. Enjoy! Happy Holidays! If you don't like nuts or raisins, feel free to omit them.

November 28, 2011

Asian Arame/Seaweed Salad

Arame is a species of seaweed or kelp that has a mild, semi-sweet flavor. Arame comes in a dried form and due to it's mild flavor, can be reconstituted and added to dishes without impacting the flavor. Just one serving of arame provides over 100 percent of the daily value for iodine and 50 percent of the daily requirements for calcium. Arame has been reported to improve overall immune function, and condition of hair skin and nails. Due to it's high content of lignans it has been the focus of several anti-cancer studies.

UPDATE - I now replace arame with ATLANTIC COAST SEA VEGGIES, DULSE or KELP FLAKES.

November 19, 2011

Cranberry Nut Muffins

These scrumptious muffins are awesome this time of  year. They can be frozen and popped in the dehydrator to warm as needed. The mixture can also be made into a lovely cranberry nut bread and served with a drizzle of raw honey.

November 3, 2011

Raw Cranberry Apple Tart


The Apple Tart I prepared last week, was the best tasting raw apple pie I've had to date, however, I wanted to tweak the recipe and make it really special for Thanksgiving. This Cranberry Apple Tart is absolutely delicious! Even your non-raw family and friends will love it.

October 31, 2011

Just Like Grammy Leas' - Raw Noodle Kugel (Pudding)

As the Jewish Holidays draw near and I come close to the anniversary of my mom's passing, I'm reminded of my favorite traditional dishes that she'd make for our family. In addition to her Cranberry Jello MoldSweet Potato Casserole,  and Latkes, Mom's Noodle Kugel was my absolute favorite! Loaded with eggs, egg noodles, butter, sugar, and topped with corn flakes, I opted to create a raw version of this family dish, using healthy ingredients.

October 27, 2011

Grammy's CRAWnberry Jello Mold

Thanksgiving has always been one of my favorite holidays, and sadly, last year, I spent the entire day traveling home from Florida, after losing my mom on November 20th. In memory of momsie, aka "Grammy," I created this raw version of her FAMOUS Cranberry Jello Mold. It really was an outrageously delicious dish, however, loaded with lots of serious junk, including artificial coloring and flavoring, not to mention SUGAR and MAYONNAISE!!!. I haven't yet mastered the molded part of the recipe yet. I think I'd have to use a lot more Irish moss paste, and I'm not sure how that would impact the flavor. However, this turned out delicious and contains some of the key elements that made Grammy's dish so scrumptious!

October 23, 2011

Raw AppleTart/Pie

Here on the East coast, the leaves are falling, and the air is crisp. Before we know it, the holiday season will be upon us. For many of us, these are challenging times. Gathering with family and loved ones, triggers old eating habits and SAD(Standard American Diet) temptations are everywhere. For me, the best way to handle these times, is to be armed with raw dishes that are reminiscent of the traditional cuisine we are all used to. Raw Cranberry Relish and Apple Pie, are two of my favorites. This tart is made with Irish Moss Paste, which lends to its beautiful texture, and holds it together even at room temperature. You can also warm it in the dehydrator.

October 7, 2011

APPLE CIDER DONUTS

The air is cool and crisp, back into long sleeves, and snuggling under the blanket at night while watching TV, or listening to music. Apples are so scrumptious right now, I have them for lunch every day. After working on my previous Apple Walnut Muffins, I was reminded of the days we used to take our kids to the farm, pick apples and feast on Apple Cider Donuts.

June 17, 2011

Chewy Hazelnut Fudge Bars

I was going to make Chocolate Nut Bread, but ended up modifying the recipe, and came up with these delicious bite-sized snacks! I popped them in the freezer and will pack them next time we travel, and use as a quick pick-me-up. I intentionally did not make these very sweet, so feel free to adjust per your preference. If you don't care for hazelnut, use almond or walnut extract instead.

February 24, 2011

Raw Autumn Pear Tart

W brought home a bunch of pears in different varieties. Time to revisit this amazing tart.

Wrote previously...OH YUM! Autumn is here... and I was in need of a really good COMFORT dessert! W brought me a bunch of pears and I had to use them before they got too ripe. This came out extraordinary! It tastes a lot like apple pie, except, I think I may like this better. The pears were sweet, tender and juicy. I used Bartlett Pears and then added a Red Pear for a little more texture.

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