Top Drawer Faves

top of the top, these are the recipes we make ALL the time because we love them so!


Energy Bars (or Melissa’s Happy Bars) 1

Ohboyohboyohboyohboyohboyohboyohboyohboyohboyohboy!  I’ve got a new favorite superfood staple food.  It doesn’t replace my love for Chocolate Bliss, but it sure does complement it well.  These energy bars are great when  you: 1.  Want to chew something instead of drink 2.  Are traveling and can’t take liquids or keep your Bliss cold (like on airplanes) 3.  Want some extra energy that’s sustainable and naturally derived from your extreme nourishment 4. Want a flavor sensation that is not quite savory, but not overly sweet either And, I always feel really really happy when I eat them.  It’s kind of like a giddy […]

Energy Bars

Tomato “Pizza” Crackers

OK, we have a new favorite Flax cracker.  The Green Crackers used to be  our favorite, and we still make them now and again, but these tomato crackers (“The Red Crackers”) are so flavorfully awesome that they’ve taken the #1 spot. What’s more, we found a way of making a yummy pizza-like treat with these crackers, earning them even more kudos. You will need a dehydrator to pull this recipe off, but it’s worth it! Plus, then you can make the green crackers and nori rolls and all sorts of other yummy treats that last a good long time. Many […]

Tomato Crackers

Raw Ice Cream Without An Ice Cream Maker 2

We love ice cream, but it doesn’t treat our bodies very well.  The dairy, high sugar content and sometimes even high fructose corn syrup in ice creams really puts on the inches around our waistlines.  We’ve found a few store-bought alternatives that are nice, albeit more cost than regular ole ice cream.  We don’t like soy-based stuff (too likely to be infected with GMO soy and not really that easy for your body to process), but we do like some coconut-based ice creams. Nevertheless, we were on a quest for a raw ice cream we could make at home, without […]

raw ice cream

Savory Fiesta Mole Smoothie 2

Do you like V8?  Or another version thereof?  I think I’ve got something you’ll really like.  I’ve created this savory smoothie that uses our yummy Fiesta Mole raw superfood mix and it’s super-delicious. Here’s the recipe: In a Vitamix or other high-powered blender add these ingredients: 2 Tomatoes (about 2 cups) 2 Celery Stalks 1 Granny Smith Apple (or other tart apple) quartered 2 Tbsp Fiesta Mole Mix 2 Cups Water 1/2 Cup Cucumber (optional) Ice as desired for a chilly drink (optional) Blend on high until smooth. Just like the Boutenko-Style Green Smoothies, this smoothie can last for about […]

Fiesta Mole Smoothie

Green Smoothies Boutenko Style 1

Dan and I went to see Victoria Boutenko and her kids talk when they were in Dallas/Fort Worth this last year.  I really like them.  They’ve got great information and their green smoothie concept/recipes are awesome! I encourage you to check them out directly for all the details behind why this style of green smoothie is so great:  http://www.rawfamily.com/ In a nutshell, or an apple seed, here’s why this style of smoothie works so great: 1. They taste great.  It might look green, but all you taste is the sweetness of the fruit. YAY! 2. The ratio of 60% ripe […]

green smoothie

Raw Mango Blueberry Cobbler

Oh My Goodness this is a good dessert!  OK, so I don’t ever post icky desserts, but wow, this mango blueberry cobbler gets high praise!  The recipe is a slight adaptation from Ani Phyo’s Mango Cobbler in her recipe book Ani’s Raw Food Kitchen. Really, the only thing I did differently was to add blueberries into her recipe … I love mango and blueberries together. Here’s the recipe with my additional notes below on how I would improve or play with it even more: Crust/Topping: 3 Cups Pecans (dry) 3/4 tsp Sun Fire Salt (or other high quality sea salt) 1 Tbsp Vanilla […]

Mango Blueberry Cobbler