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Fall Mediterranean Chopped Salad

Raw, Vegan, Gluten/Grain Free This makes a great main meal salad.  My favorite salads are the chopped variety.  I love the fruits and vegetables that become available at this harvest time of year and added pomegranate kernels this time.  The first time I experimented with this salad, I chopped a starfruit into it.  You can […]

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Mushroom-Enhanced Coffee – Bulletproof-Style

Dr. L J’s Caramel Latte Superfood-Style Have you heard of “bulletproof coffee”?  Something that has been around for the past few years has become the “rage” among health-conscious individuals who love their coffee but not the high-acid, mold, heavy metals and toxins that are found in most commercial brands.  This “upgraded” version of coffee is […]

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Maple-Toffee Sunflower Seed Brittle

 High Energy Raw Fusion Snack, Breakfast Bar,  or Sweet & Savory Treat On my 5th batch already!  So surprisingly popular, people are requesting these as birthday gifts… I have to admit that this delectable recipe is the result of a serendipitous mix-up!  How it started:  I bought some of Trader Joe’s maple toffee sunflower seeds […]

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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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Summer Breeze Sweet and Sour Cucumber Noodles

Soothing Summer Fare Raw and Raw Fusion Versions It’s already so hot here in Tampa that I am not inclined to do a lot of heat-based cooking these days.  Cucumbers are probably my number one “go-to” vegetable.  Sometimes when I am not in the mood to make a whole salad, I will slice up some […]

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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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Sunny Carob Candy

 Satisfying a sweet, salty, creamy craving – Vegan, Grain/Gluten-Free Last fall we had a really fun day preparing recipes for the new book and photographing them.  Most of the participants were the local candidates for the Natural Wellness Academy “Holistic Health and Life Coaching” certification.  A few of the remote students (we have candidates in […]

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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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