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Simple Raw Breakfast Idea

Raw or Raw Fusion – Vegan, Gluten-Free + Morning Routine Idea We just started another 21 Day Raw Foods Challenge with a group of 120 people on Facebook.  We host these periodically and it’s free to join, just request at this link. I have to admit that my biggest challenge to staying high raw is […]

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Chickpea “Crab” Cakes With Sweet Wasabi Mayo

Vegan & Gluten-Free w/ Raw Fusion Options I recently posed a plant-based meal challenge to students of our Natural Wellness Academy: The idea was to either create or redesign a recipe using tips and techniques they have learned in the Holistic Health and Raw Fusion areas of the course. The aim of this endeavor is […]

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Fava Bean Hummus with “Garden Variety” Flax Hempseed Crackers

Raw Fusion Sunday Brunch I hosted a brunch on Sunday with a couple of my local Natural Wellness Academy coaching candidates.  Currently I am working on 4 new books:  One of them is about anti-aging and how the “Blue Zone” diets, based more on the Mediterranean style of eating has been continuously shown to have […]

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Spring Rolls Make Ideal Raw Fusion Meals

As we move into spring and summer in the Northern Hemisphere we can lighten up and enjoy the bountiful fruits and vegetables of the season.  What better way to make use of them than in a spring roll?  These make attractive and tasty starters or having a few more will satisfy for a light supper.  […]

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Carrot-Almond-Kalamata Spread – Unlikely Yet Delicious Combination

Sometimes I just play around with foods that I have available or what I am craving at the moment.  One day I had some soaked almonds that I was going to use to make milk but I wanted to make some kind of meatless pate for dinner to pair with some flaxseed crackers I had […]

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Walnut Pate – Superb Spread for those Meatless Somedays

This is an easy nut pate, made with just a few ingredients.  I wrote extensively about the benefit of eating more nuts (especially walnuts) in a former blog. This dish is ideal for “Meatless Mondays” or when you have vegan/vegetarian guests or if you are wanting to cut back on animal protein.  You will be […]

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Organic, natural food coloring and dyes

Last week, chocolate giant Nestle announced its plans to scrap artificial food coloring in response to concerns that dyes affect children’s behavior. However, raw foods proponents have known for years that you don’t need to brew Orange Yellow S C.I. 15985 in a lab to add beautiful colors to your sweets. Read to find easy-to-find and easy-to-make all-natural organic alternatives to iffy artificial food colorings.

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Curry & Cashew Noodle Salad with Avocado Mayonnaise

Raw, Vegan, Grain-Gluten Free (with Raw Fusion options) The original recipe was contributed by one of our Natural Wellness coaching candidates, to which we did a little tweaking.  Sue Boyce is the uber-talent behind Rawsome – do check out her website for some great recipes and fabulous desserts.  We recently had a photo session to […]

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Mom’s Amazingly Fluffy Gluten-Free Pancakes

Raw Fusion, Vegan and Gluten-Free This recipe and blog is contributed by Kristie Oren, one of our cherished coaching candidates for the Natural Wellness Academy. I’m the ‘mom’ and my 9 year-old son declared them – AMAZING!  He flips for any traditional flap-jack that comes out of a box, from a diner or drive through […]

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Roasted Vidalia Onion Salad Dressing and Dip

Vegan and Gluten-Free For the past six years I’ve been swapping out a lot of my family’s old standby’s with raw or raw fusion healthier alternatives. My husband’s “go-to” salad dressing is the Sweet Vidalia Onion by Ken’s.  Considering that the first 2 ingredients are (genetically modified) soybean oil and sugar, I really wanted to […]

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