Sprouted Lentil Falafel

Falafel is a traditional middle eastern food that is typically made from garbanzo beans and fried.  It’s often served in a pita bread or on a salad with a tzatziki sauce (cucumber-yogurt sauce).  This raw version I created completely satisfies my greek food cravings and I can taste the aliveness in every bite. Falafel Patties 1/2 Medium Onion (about 1 cup once shredded in the food processor) 2-4 Carrots (about 1 cup once shredded in the food processor) 1 Garlic clove 1 Cup Sprouted Lentils (1/2 Cup dry lentils) 1 Cup Water 1/2 Cup Ground Flax Seeds 1/4-1/2 of an […]

Lentil Falafels & Cucumber Dill Sauce

Chocolate Sauce & Raspberry Sauce

At our recent Raw Superfood Dinner & Class we served up our favorite Raw Cheesecake with raw chocolate and raspberry sauces on the plate.  These sauces are super quick and easy to make and can be used on, well anything, especially great on your fingers for licking off. Raw Chocolate Sauce ½ Cup Cacao Powder ¼ Cup Coconut Oil (melted) ¼ Cup Vanilla Agave Nectar — Put the cacao powder in a small mixing bowl and make sure it doesn’t have any lumps.  If you find any, press them against the side of the bowl with a spoon to separate […]

Raw Chocolate Sauce & Raw Raspberry Sauce

Strawberries in Balsamic & Mint

I don’t know if Balsamic Vinegar is raw, but it’s worth an exception in my book for what it does to the flavor of strawberries.  I never would have thought of putting this combination together, but WOW does it work!  I used to eat this strawberry-mint concoction over ice cream, but now it goes over creamy chia pudding or raw ice cream. Yumm! 2 pints Strawberries 1/3 Cup Vanilla Agave Nectar or honey 3 Tbsp Balsamic Vinegar 3 Tbsp chopped mint … Wash and cut the berries into a bowl.  Add the remaining ingredients and stir well.  Chill for at […]

strawberries in balsamic & mint

Portabello Steaks on Greens with Fiesta Mole Dressing

Here’s another favorite entree featured at our monthly Raw Superfood Dinner … Delish! ~3 Cups Portabello Mushrooms (or other favorite mushroom) sliced into bite-size pieces 1/2 Cup Olive Oil (or Sesame Oil) 1/2 Cup Nama Shoyu 1 Tbsp Apple Cider Vinegar (or lime juice) 1-3 Cloves Garlic crushed (optional) 1/2 tsp Sun Fire Salt 1/4 tsp Black Pepper 1/4 tsp Cumin Powder 1/4 tsp Shilajit (optional – gives an excellent smokey taste and more minerals) 1/2 tsp Cilantro (dried or fresh) *** For the marinade, combine all ingredients and let sliced mushrooms soak in it for 30-60 minutes or more.  […]

portabello steaks

Vegan Pesto Sauce

We had a plethora of basil from our garden last summer (and hoping to repeat that performance again) and we love pesto, so I researched raw, vegan pesto sauces.  Ani Phyo had a pistachio pesto recipe, but it just didn’t cut it for me.  Here’s what I came up with instead: 3 Cups Fresh Basil (wash the leaves and really pack them in) 1/3 Cup Walnuts 1/3 Cup Olive Oil 2 Garlic Cloves 1/2 tsp Sun Fire Salt 2 tsp Lemon Juice Puree all ingredients in the food processor until smooth.  Use immediately or pour into ice cube trays and […]


Kale Salad with Almond Chili Satay Sauce

Kale on it’s own doesn’t taste all that great … pretty bitter when you eat it fresh out of the garden.  But wow, when you marinate it in some olive oil and salt, it’s so tender … almost like it’s been steamed. And then add on this almond chili satay sauce and it is a super satisfying and really good for you delish dish. Many thanks to Dale Pinnock on Natural News for the recipe … I’ve added measured amounts and a bit more dressing than what it looked like he was creating just cause it makes the kale taste […]

kale almond satay salad

Not Your Mama’s Raw Mac N Cheese

This is not your mama’s mac and cheese.  I tried.  I scoured my raw recipe books and googled raw recipes for mac and cheese, and nothing I made met my standards of tasting like a good quality version of the traditional cooked mac and cheese. It’s just not so easy to replicate the texture of soft macaroni noodles and there are many flavor preferences when it comes to the cheese sauce (are you a boxed Mac n Cheese lover or baked Mac n Cheese and how tangy should the cheese sauce be?). The good news is, I’ve now got a […]

mac n cheese

How to Make Raw Squash Pasta with a Spiralizer + Bell Pepper Pesto Sauce

Learn all about the fun of Spiralizers for making raw pasta out of vegetables.Here I show and explain the difference between three different kinds of spiralizers and demo making pasta with my favorite spiralizer (available on here: Raw pasta is so much easier when you have this simple tool that is really inexpensive. And your veggies taste so uniquely good in this noodle form! Also briefly demonstrated is Yemiah’s Bell Pepper Pesto (see the recipe here) with some alterations and suggestions for future customizations. During this portion of our Superfood dinner we also talk about being 100% raw […]


Raw Bell Pepper Pesto Pasta

Pasta has always been one of my default dinners.  Now we’ve got a raw alternative, especially in the summer when zuccini and summer squash are in season. You’ll want to get yourself a spiralizer to make the pasta noodles – otherwise it’s way too much work and you’ll just want to boil noodles instead.  With a spiralizer you get perfect veggie noodles and a lot of fun making them. (This Spiralizer is the one I have and I love it!) — Then, here’s the oh-so-simple and oh-so-yummy raw bell pepper pesto sauce: 2 Cups Walnuts (soaked and rinsed) 3 Large […]