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Showing posts with label Chia Seeds. Show all posts
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September 2, 2018

BananaFanna Almond Fudge Bar

Ohhhh my! What could be better than banana, nut
butter, and chocolate, combined in a bar????

I love these, and my grandkids LOVE them too. It’s a great nutrient-dense treat to include in their packed lunches for school or daycare!!!

Use your creativity and swap out a few ingredients. Add a dash of cinnamon and pinch of cayenne for more depth of flavor. Increase melted cacao for a more fudgey version. It’s all good!

Comment below if you plan to try this, and let us know how it turns out!!!!

August 28, 2018

Wild Blueberry Coconut Pudding

Wild blueberries are significantly more nutrient dense than their cultivated cousins and unlike other fruits, maintain their magnificence even frozen.  This pudding took minutes to make and is one of my favorite dishes. This was breakfast today.

Add some bananas and dried coconut for a decadent, delicious, and nutritious treat. As each coconut varies in volume and ratio, meat:water, you’ll have to play it by ear with regard to chia, cashews and additional water, if needed.

Please comment if you made and enjoyed this recipe!

July 8, 2018

Coconut Mango Pudding

Quick and easy, delightful summer treat. Blend, chill, and serve!!!

There are so many variations that are possible. Add wild blueberries, bananas, pineapple, etc. almost anything goes. Add water or almond milk, only as needed. Feel free to switch out maple syrup for a few dates.

I used fresh young Thai coconut meat, but you can use dried unsweetened coconut too. Soak for one hour to rehydrate, drain  and follow recipe. It may not be as creamy and I suggest using almond milk instead of water. I have a video on you tube demonstrating how to open these coconuts. It’s fun and pretty simple. These make great ice pops too!!!

July 6, 2018

Wild Blueberry Cream Pudding Parfait

Deeeeeelish!!! It’s creamy and light for an enjoyable summer snack.  I can eat this for lunch.

Feel free to use almonds instead of cashews, it won’t be quite as creamy, but still delicious. A great dairy free snack your non vegan friends would never guess did not have milk. Other fruit variations work well too.

June 1, 2018

Pizza Kale Chips

While in the dehydrator, my kitchen smelled like a pizzaria!!! Amazing!

These are delicious and I can’t wait to serve them tomorrow!!! Next time, I’ll make my Rawsages recipe, and crumble that on top of these chips....mmmmmmm!

I hope you enjoy these as much as we do.  Feel free to bake inborn if you don’t have a dehydrator. Preheat to 220 degrees F.....bake for 30 minutes, keeping watch so they don’t burn.

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!

June 28, 2015

"Root Beer Float" Smoothie

As a little girl I'd get utterly giddy at the thought of a Root Beer Float, and to this day, it's connected to many happy childhood memories. As a recipe developer, my goal is to RE-create comfort foods, replacing processed ingredients with healthy ingredients. While visiting a local spice shop, I came across this Root Beer Extract and could not resist. The aroma alone, sent me down memory lane. I was inspired to create! While not an actual "soda" the flavor is quite reminiscent of Root Beer Floats. Just thinking about some raw vegan vanilla ice cream wiht this..YUM!  But for now, this smoothies, inspired by childhood memories, please this little girls' taste buds..I hope you enjoy it as much as I did.    

June 7, 2015

Living Tree Smoothie Spectacular

One of my favorite online stores, 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.

March 27, 2015

Blueberry Muffin Tops (Gluten-Free)

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! 


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!

August 5, 2014

Sunny Cherry Mango Smoothie

I had some leftover mango in the freezer along with delicious fresh cherries. On top of that, a tray of freshly sprouted sunflower shoots was smiling at me. Why not combine them all?

This was such a pleasant change and W and I enjoyed it a lot! Remember this is just a suggestion. Please feel free to make any changes, depending upon what you have available at home.

May 21, 2014

Mint Carob Smoothie

I received a complimentary jar of Living Tree CommunitAlmond Tahini Carob Butter. All I can say is - LTC - you've created another WINNER! Eat it right off the spoon, spread on dehydrated crackers, or add  it to smoothies, puddings, "cheesecakes," etc.

March 17, 2014

(Dairy Free) Chocolate Covered Strawberry-Cheesecake Pudding Parfait

Okay, so I'm on a pudding parfait roll...Can you blame me? Pudding has always been one of my favorite treats, and raw vegan pudding is just exquisite! I get bored with the same thing over and over, so I keep changing up ingredients. For all of you that really want to make pudding, but don't have access to young Thai coconuts,  I used Tropical Traditions Coconut Cream instead. Yes, it turned out as tasty as it looks and definitely thickens as it chills and the coconut cream starts to set. Your family and friends will LOVE you for making this for them!

March 8, 2014

Classic Raw Vegan Chocolate-Vanilla Pudding Parfait

I've published several pudding/mousse variations, but here is the BASIC recipe which can be modified in so many ways. Don't like cashews? Add more coconut meat and chia seeds. Dislike chocolate? Add frozen fruit and/or extracts. Instead of Vanilla Pudding, add caramel, butterscotch or rum extracts. Instead of Chocolate Pudding, add hazelnut, almond, or coffee extracts.

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January 11, 2014

Chocolate - Butterscotch Mousse Parfait

One of my favorite dessert recipes ever! I make so many different variations of this and rarely ever measure. The recipe below is just a base, but you can make this in almost any flavor using extracts and things like mesquite, lucuma, macca, fruit, etc. This is one of my favorite combinations!. I hope you enjoy it too!

Want a lighter body? Use less cashews and more coconut meat. Easy to switch up and change consistency. Sometimes, I hardly use any cashews at all.

Sorry for the poor pic, but this did not last long enough to get my camera out!


December 5, 2013

Living (No)-Egg Nog

Last year I created this living no-egg nog for my family over the holidays. This year, I prepared it at our monthly Raw Food Potluck...and everyone loved it.  This year, once again, we're headed out to see the GrandPrincess, and, once again, I'm packing the Vitamix Baby and taking it on the road. Another great holiday treat is cranberry and egg-nog  kale chips. These are divine. As always, feel free to interchange ingredients if you don't have any of them. I'm sure it will come out equally decadent! Here's my version:

November 15, 2013

Persimmon Pudding/ No-Pumpkin Pie

NOT a fan of pumpkin pie! Sorry, it goes back to my childhood when one of my Aunties, prepared a pumpkin pie. I had never tasted one, but was willing to give it a shot, and said I would "try" a taste. My cousin said she would "have" a taste. Apparently, my Aunt saw a huge difference between "trying" and "having", and when my nose curled, and I almost gagged, I was excused from eating my slice. My cousin, however, was told she couldn't leave the table until she finished hers. I will never forget the look on her face. For years no one in my family could stand to eat pumpkin pie. So....this is about as close as I'm ever going to get, and honestly, this was DELISH!

November 1, 2013

Deep Cleanse Smoothie

For some reason, I've only juiced parsley, and never thought to use it in a smoothie, until I was at a friend's house the other night, and she prepared one for us. It was great and super refreshing. Parsley is one of the most popular herbs and so often used for seasoning or garnish, that people overlook the amazing healing properties of this vibrant ingredient.


October 9, 2013

Happy Harvest Pumpkin Smoothie

Finding new and interesting raw foods to prepare is a total thrill for me. In the process, I explore lots of different raw products. When I promote or suggest a product, it's only because I really and truly LOVE it. So for those of you looking for something new and fun...check out some of the ingredients below!!! As always you can eliminate any products you don't have, or like, and add your own flair, but this is how I prepared my new seasonal smoothie.

July 16, 2013

Raw Vegan - Pistachio Chia Pudding

I love chia pudding...and I love pistachios...so why not put them all together?

This recipe is quick and easy, rich and satisfying. I hope you enjoy this. As always, feel free to substitute and add other ingredients to suite your preference. This is just a starting point! Ingredients don't have to be exact...adjust thickness with chia, coconut meat, and/or cashews...

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