Southern Peas Raw Fusion Dinner

A Meatless Monday Vegan Recipe

I was on the search for some shelled English peas the other day for a recipe I am developing for Living Tree Community (CLICK TO SEE:  Pistachio Pesto Raviolis)  I remember seeing a vegetable stand sign that said “shelled peas” a few weeks back so I stopped by.  Evidently the English peas are not in season, but they had these interesting peas called “conch peas” (pronounced “Kahnk” just like the Atlantic shellfish) that had just arrived from Georgia.

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Green Smoothies – A Purist’s Perspective

GREAT SMOOTHIE RECIPES BELOW

Whenever I start teaching at a new locale, my inaugural class is “Raw Foods 101” – teaching the basics of the raw foods/raw fusion lifestyle with demo’s of delectable green smoothies and scrumptious salads.

It’s always very uplifting for me to get enthusiastic feedback from  participants on how they are integrating green smoothies into their lifestyles and how their families are also enjoying them.  Often they share their favorite recipes with me, but invariably their concoctions contain ingredients that I would not recommend.

I admit to being a purist on green smoothies:  While experimenting from time to time with adding some nuts, nut milk, protein powders, dairy etc. is perfectly okay – hey, variety IS the spice of life, after all — I am extremely loyal to Victoria Boutenko’s (Green for Life) marvelous creation and believe that the formula works, as is

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