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Oh garlic scape, where have you been all my life?!?! I can’t believe I have never heard of them before– let alone never tried them until today… The flavor is of a soft, velvety garlic with a hint of green… hope this computes with you because this is what I describe it as. It still has a very slight bite of garlic but then it mellows out to velvet… picture it? When I saw these I squealed with glee (to myself of course) and then I was on a mission. My mission was to try to create a dish that would highlight a flavor that I did not know about. Lucky for me (and you) the market also had an abundance of exotic mushrooms too. I can’t think of a more perfect marriage of flavors than mushrooms and garlic!
So -going on my gut feeling that this is a match made in culinary heaven, I bought a variety of mushrooms and the scapes to create my MUSHROOM MEDLEY SCAPE SOUP. Not to brag but I was right!
Now that strawberries are coming into season; celebrate their arrival with STRAWBERRY LIME CHEESECAKE STACKS. This dessert is not only beautiful to look at but it will nourish your body and make your taste buds sing!
Chia can be a wonderful addition to your diet just for fiber content alone and chia pudding is a great way to eat this wonderful and healthy seed.
Chia is high in fiber… The dietary fiber content is approximately 56.5 g per 100 g of seeds — 14.1 g being soluble. Unlike dietary fiber from cereal grains, the soluble fiber content of chia seeds takes more time to travel through the intestinal tract, which helps add bulk to the stool and provides a slower rate of glucose absorption. MayoClinic.com recommends men 50 and younger to consume 38 g of fiber a day; women, 25 g. So, as you can see, chia can be a wonderful addition to your diet just for fiber content alone.
The sweetness of the strawberries in this chia pudding balances the tartness of the rhubarb. The healthy fats found in the coconut cream helps to mellow out the tartness just a tad as well as giving it a wonderful smooth and creamy mouth-feel.
This chia pudding is cooling, refreshing and filling, Enjoy!
The aroma of the Almond Banana Brittle Cookie Squares drying in the dehydrator is equivalent to baking chocolate chip cookies in the oven! One of two things almost happened… I would pitch a tent in my pantry to camp out below the dehydrator or I was going to bring the machine into my bedroom. It was just heavenly. One thing I noticed when I had switched to a high raw diet was that my sense of smell really developed and trust me, this bar caused my nose to go into hyperdrive mode!
These bars are firm, crispy and chewy all in one. My husband loved the ones with chocolate the most, but then he does love chocolate. The combination of the almonds, bananas and chocolate created a wonderful medley of flavors. Bob and I bantered back and forth a bit as to what to call them… bars? cookies? He thought they were too thin to be bars and well, I didn’t think the square shape reminded me of a cookie. We playfully duked it out… we met in the middle… Almond Banana Brittle Cookie Squares. LOL He walked away smiling as he went to eat another one.
So call them bars, call them cookies, call I’ll want one when you make them.
Have you heard? KALE is the latest buzz in nutrition for 2014. This simple salad is kale, lemon, avocado and ginger based. Don’t let the simple ingredients list fool you, this powerhouse salad will give you all that you need… SO Don’t be out of style, check out AUNTY P’S KALE SALAD and see what all the rage is about!
The number one killer of our path to eating healthy is boredom of the same food and flavors day after day. I try to mix it up and keep different spices and condiments like my raw CHILI GARLIC PASTE around. Chili garlic paste is a spicy addition to any dish like soup, pasta sauce, smoothies or add it to CASHEW CHEESE for an extra kick.
I structured this recipe as a small batch so that you will always have fresh chili garlic paste. Even though it has vinegar in it and it is refrigerated, it still will only keep for about two weeks because of lack of preservatives. Enjoy!
Eating cherry tomatoes may offer particular benefits for men. Lycopene, a compound found in tomatoes, can impact prostate health. Any recipe that has the word “poppers” in it means you are going to have a flavor explosion! Well these BLACK CHERRY TOMATO POPPERS are just that!
These basil wrapped stuffed mushrooms are great appetizer or antipasto for raw foodies and others alike. They are raw, vegan, and gluten free yet bursting with flavor. Serve up these healthy bites at your next meal or party. Enjoy!
One of my favorite winter fruits is LEMONS!! Not only do I love the taste of lemons, I love that it is one of those ingredients that can be used in either sweet or savory dishes. Most of the time I like the savory side of life. Sometimes I like the sweet side too. With these DOUBLE LEMON BAR SORBET TARTS, I get to enjoy both!
Coconut meat appears to protect against heart disease and stroke as well. As it turns out, coconut meat’s measurable vitamins A and E, and polyphenols and phytosterols, all work together to decrease the levels of LDL cholesterol, which are fats that stay in the blood and in skin tissues and high levels of which have been found a risk factor for cardiovascular diseases.
“CHOCOLATE SMOTHERED COCONUT ICE CREAM” pretty much says it… except that this treat is raw, healthy and heck yeah- it tastes as amazing as it looks!
Sesame seeds are an excellent source of copper, a very good source of manganese, and a good source of calcium, phosphorus, magnesium, iron, zinc, molybdenum, Vitamin B1, selenium, and dietary fiber. Arm yourself this holiday season with healthy snacks like Sesame Macaroon Bites and leave the “holiday weight gain” to everyone else!
Quinoa is naturally gluten-free and contains iron, B-vitamins, magnesium, phosphorus, potassium, calcium, vitamin E and fiber. It is one of only a few plant foods that are considered a complete protein and comprised of all pernine essential amino acids. Yummy Cheese Cake Tart that is 100% HEALTHY! Yes take a second look…HEALTHY!
Almond milk is made from ground almonds and is lower in calories than other milks, it’s also free of cholesterol, saturated fat, and is naturally lactose free. This rustic and simple smoothie will start your morning just right! Have a healthy smoothie to keep you energized!
Smoothies are a great way to pack in nutrients and vitamins in a quick meal. Sometimes even I don’t have time to make a nutritious meal and need something healthy on the go. My AVOCADO BANANA CACAO SMOOTHIE is just that. This smoothie recipe is part of a series of RUSTIC and SIMPLE smoothies and soups that I am developing… Don’t let the picture fool you, this smoothie is RAW and VEGAN so that makes it GUILT FREE!! ENJOY.