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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.

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 29, 2013

Persimmon "Cheesecake" and Coconut Cream "Cheese" Frosting

I am extremely grateful for the blessings in my life...for the people near and dear to me...and for the gift of Living Food! This Pumpkin-like Cheesecake, along with the amazing Frosting added a sweet bit of bliss to an already perfect day! This dessert has been enjoyed by ALL sorts of foodies!

While I didn't get this out on time for Thanksgiving...here it is for the upcoming holidays and New Year!

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!

August 7, 2012

White Chocolate - Raspberry Cheesecake

A dear friend of ours brought over some fresh picked raspberries. Oh, what to do....CHEESECAKE! The blend of white chocolate and fresh raspberries made my mouth water and my taste buds tingle with delight! I love these mini 4" spring form pans. Instead of one cake, I made two miniature cheesecakes and brought one to a friend's house for lunch! This way W got to have some too! Otherwise, I'd make this in a 7" spring-form pan. Or, skip the crust, and pour into individual goblets and serve as a delicious mousse. Enjoy!

August 2, 2012

Horseradish, Garlic and Dill Cheese - Fermented

Fermented nut cheeses can be eh...and they can be RAWlicious!  This batch turned out super RAWlicious. A lot of you have asked for the recipe. I accidentally misplaced my notes and then found them, but had to decipher my own writing. This can be a daunting task. haha! Feel free to eliminate any of the ingredients you don't like. Use the base, and add your choice of herbs and spices. One should note that adding fresh herbs to fermented cheese will shorten the shelf-life of the cheese, but if it's good, no worries because it won't last that long. Taste it. If it tastes bad, it probably is.

July 26, 2012

Beet and Horseradish Dip/Hummus

For those of you following my blog, you know i'm on a root kick...and one of the roots my doc wants me to have a tiny bit of each day..horseradish root. I made some kick-ass horseradish, but it's really potent and I needed to come up with a milder alternative. The goal was to create a hummus, however, this could be used as a veggie dip, hummus, condiment in wraps, etc. Once you prepare the horseradish, you can make this as hot or mild as you like. Irish Moss Paste is optional, but I explain in another post how to make it and freeze it so you have it on hand when needed. Here's a great article on the benefits and cautions in using horseradish.

November 6, 2011

Creamy "Peanut Butter" Mousse Cups

Lovely little cups of decadent creamy mousse that are sure to please  your palate. This recipe could easily be used as a base to create a variety of flavors. Eliminate the nut butter, change the extract flavors, and create magnificent little cups of mousse in mint chocolate, chocolate raspberry, almond fudge, heavenly hazelnut, etc. The varieties are endless.  Check out Medicine Flower extracts in over 40 flavors and expand your culinary "palette."

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 28, 2011

White Chocolate - Cranberry Mousse Parfait

A hint of white chocolate, delicately placed between  layers of a light cranberry mousse.  If you don't have Irish moss paste, you can try increasing the amount of ground chia, but the consistency may not be as silky. Another option would be to use young Thai coconut water and meat in place of the filtered water. MMM..

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.

August 6, 2011

Strawberry Custard Cream Pie

I made this awhile ago, and never posted it. Someone asked for it, so here ya go. This is a nice light summer treat, and the only nuts are in the crust, so you could make the "custard" without it, if you wanted to avoid nuts altogether.  I didn't measure everything, so the recipe below is approximate. Good thing about raw food, is you can taste it as you go along. So...taste it and adjust measurements as you see fit!

June 27, 2011

Raw Vegan Blueberry Cheesecake


  1. What a light and pleasant surprise. This cheesecake is so light and refreshing, and a great summer snack. Blueberries are loaded with rich antioxidants and because this dessert is raw, you reap the benefits in a big way! According to new studies, there is evidence that blueberries may also improve memory and cognitive functions. So enjoy this delicious dessert without guilt!



April 25, 2011

Chocolate Silk Mousse Cake

H  E  A  V  E  N  L  Y! I loved it because unlike processed chocolate mousse, this had a lovely bittersweet flavor. Creamy and rich, but not too sweet. The consistency was fabulous!

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.

August 23, 2010

Irish Moss Paste aka Sea Moss

When I discovered this ingredient, it was a bit intimidating, but once I took on the challenge of learning just how to prepare it, I realized how very simple it is, and wanted to share this with you.

See Important Update below. 

July 28, 2010

Strawberry Custard (Dairy Free/Nut Free)

This mixture reminded more of a light, creamy custard or yogurt consistency which is very different from the Rich Chocolate Fudge Mousse that I posted recently. No nuts in this recipe!!! It's very refreshing, and makes an incredible summer dessert or snack.

I'm still experimenting with Irish moss and while it can be a bit tricky, the textures you can achieve are astounding, and definitely worth looking into.

June 8, 2010

Creamy Mocha Mousse Cake

I've been craving a really good raw chocolate mousse, and finally created one that I'm super happy with!

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