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Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Oat flour pancakes

Coconut oil (2 Tab.spoons) into sifted Oat Flour, +a little baking powder/soda
Beat 2 eggs, add Buttermilk or (yogurt/milk)
+ a little vanilla (agave)
Thick batter like porridge.
Cook on griddle/frying pan in some coconut oil
I double decker or slather single with blyberry Yogurt/ berries/Agave

next, I make with Jalapeno, Garlic, Cilantro, Ha,ha Healthy

Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Home made pickles

The local biodynamic farmer gave me extra cucumbers so I made 8 jars of pickles!!
So easy.
I soaked the cucumbers in ice water.
I filled a large pot with water boiled it and sterilized all jars.
Then I cut up the cucumbers and placed cucumbers, a clove of garlic and a sprig of dill in each jar.
I brought 3/4 cup sea salt
6 cups vinegar
9 cups of water
To a boil until the salt was dissolved.
I poured the brine in the jars leaving 1/2" at the top.
Wiped down each lid and rim.
Sealed the jars.
And boiled the jars for 15 minutes.
Voila! Homemade pickles!!

Wednesday, April 4, 2012

Raw vegan Easter baskets!!

I made my famous truffles into egg shapes, wrapped them up in turquoise wrappers, and loaded them in felted baskets! So cute...

Sunday, March 18, 2012

eggs, greens and daffodils!

I had the lucky opportunity of purchasing some farm fresh eggs last week. So this week I cooked them up with some greens that were in season, straight from the farm!
The greens went great with the eggs
and the daffodils made me happy to get up and greet the day!

spring vegetable dinner al fresco

spring vegetable dinner al fresco!!

today was a wonderful Spring day...

My fiance and I rode bikes, and then dined outside...

The table was set for two, clothed in a beautiful weaving that we picked up in Costa Rica....

The lighting consisted of candles, Christmas lights, and a carved gourd that my fiance's parents picked up for us in Mexico

The meal consisted of fried sweet potatoes, lightly salted

and lots of greens from the barefoot farmer

I cooked them in some homemade hotsauce, and a little mango

beautiful meal
for a beautiful evening...

Vegan pancakes

This past Saturday I woke up with a craving for some pancakes!!

Here's the recipe.. vegan and full of goodness!

1 1/2 cups brown rice flour
1/2 cup oat bran
1/2 cup flax meal
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon fine sea salt
2 cups unsweetened almond milk
coconut oil for pan
1 cup berries

mix dry ingredients
add almond milk and mix well
heat a skillet with some coconut oil
pour batter to desired size
add berries to center, press into the cakes
brown on either side
serve with warmed jam or maple syrup

The Rite of Spring

Spring is officially here!

daffodils blooming!

and the first fresh strawberries from Tennessee!!
Thank you Gabrielle...

Thursday, March 15, 2012

the importance of organic

I tried sprouting 5 avocados from trader joes and none of them sprouted after several weeks.... could it be the dreaded bud nip!!!  

really explains a lot.

Lets all do our best to preserve our seeds, buy from local organic farms and support viable seeds in all of our fruits and vegetables. I would rather have viable seeds and buds than bud free fruits and vegetables.

Sunday, March 11, 2012

cauliflower hashbrowns

Some of you may have noticed from my blog that I stay clear of almost all white food... It's true, this year I am on a healing diet and do not eat anything besides nutrient rich superfoods. But there are some white foods that deserve a little credit, and I will be providing more recipes for in the future. Today, cauliflower gets the glory. This morning, instead of hashbrowns made with potatoes, how about shredding up some cauliflower and making them? The recipe is simple:

1 head cauliflower
2 eggs
1/2 cup flax meal
1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper1/2 teaspoon cumin
coconut oil

grate the cauliflower like you would potatoes. squeeze out any excess water. add the rest of the ingredients to the cauliflower and mix well. Heat the oil, and fry little cakes of the cauliflower until it is crispy on either side. Serve with greek yogurt or salsa.

Sunday, March 4, 2012


today was a beautiful spring day, so I decided that it was high time to show some respect for the nature spirits and tend the garden..

here are some of the beautiful blossoms that greated me on this glorious day!

Some of my bushes were shading my future vegetable garden, so I went ahead and trimmed them back

much of what I did today was clear away falls leaves to reveal the beautiful plants that were sprouting underneath

there were garlic and onions, as well as other unidentified sprouts from the compost that I had spread a few months ago

all of the leaves from the yard will eventually get composted. For now they stay in a pile because my composter is extra small!

looks like my strawberry plants survived the winter!

Tuesday, February 28, 2012

vegan superfood organic raw sugar free chocolate truffles

raw cacao truffles

 These are handcrafted, 100% organic, fairtrade raw truffles. They are made of the highest quality cacaco and maca which are both considered superfoods. The cacao is extremely high in antioxidants, and maca has been known to nourish the endocrine system, increasing stamina and libido, among many other benefits. 

 if you prefer to order them already made you can purchase them ready made here:

The ingredients are organic fair trade raw cacao, organic maca, organic coconut milk, almonds, pure bourbon vanilla extract, and liquid alcohol free stevia. These are made to order so they can be made to your specifications. This price is for two large truffles in a beautiful handmade paper mache box, but larger orders can be placed as well. The truffles are raw, so they should be refrigerated until the day that they will be consumed for the best flavor. They are best served at room temperature.

These truffles were developed because January 1, 2012 I went on a mostly vegan sugar free diet. My mother sells very good quality chocolate, and was shipping me a large box every month for the past year. I had to give up the chocolate because of the sugar. The thought of Valentine's Day without chocolate was unbearable to me, so I started experimenting with raw cacao and stevia. After many attempts I became the designated chocolatier for a weekly chocolate party. I realized at this point that if people prefer my sugar free chocolate to other chocolate, I should branch out, Here you go world! I hope that you enjoy this as much as I do! It not only tastes great, but it makes me feel great. I hope that it does the same for you.



1 cup organic raw cacao powder (from mountain rose herbs)
2 cups organic raw maca powder (from mountain rose herbs)
2 cups almond butter
2 tbsp vanilla extract
2 full droppers liquid stevia
1/2 can organic coconut milk

In a bowl mix stevia and maca.
Add almond butter, vanilla and stevia and mix well. 
Add the coconut milk until the mixture gets wet enough to form balls. Best if mixed with your hands.

maca powder

dusting the truffles in raw cacao powder

a pyramid of truffles for a birthday cake!!

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