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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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15 favorite best healthy chocolate recipes

Chocolate giant Hershey has said it will transition to simple ingredients and that “[f]or ingredients that may not be as simple, we will explain what they are”. You don’t need to hold your breath, though, because with Dr. LJ’s delicious raw fusion recipes, you can easily make your own healthy chocolate comfort foods using the ingredients you trust and choose.

Check out the mouth-watering chocolatey round-up below the fold:

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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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Kale and Mango Salad

Silva Mirovics, one of our cherished coaching graduates from the Natural Wellness Academy recently posted this photo on her Facebook page.  It looked so appealing and easy to make that I immediately asked if we could share this on our blog.  Silva is the founder of  Earth’s Door.  She lives in beautiful Melbourne, Australia and […]

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Sweet Potato Custard Pie

Raw, Vegan, Grain/Gluten-Free I’ve been craving something sweet but a little tired of pumpkin (which is very hard to use raw) so I remembered this Sweet Potato Custard that I hadn’t made in a few years.  Sweet potatoes work very well in raw recipes – in fact, one of the most dreamy juices I ever […]

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5 Ingredient Grain-free Chocolate Chip Cookies – FODMAP Friendly!

Ultra-Simple Vegan, Grain/Gluten-Free Goodness This month I’ve been following the FODMAP protocol, which is an elimination diet to identify possible trigger foods for IBS and intestinal discomfort.  I completed a 12 day trial and after the holidays intend to do a longer cycle.  I have also been doing Intermittent Fasting all month and will be […]

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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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Pumpkin-Zucchini Noodles with Siracha-Ginger Dressing

Raw or Raw Fusion, Vegan, Grain/Gluten-Free Goodness with a Spicy Twist A few weeks ago I met a business associate for lunch at P.F. Chang’s.  While I love their vegetarian lettuce wraps and usually order them as my main meal, their tofu is questionably GMO-free (although they do make the claim on their Facebook page […]

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Pumpkin Breakfast Crepes

Seasonal Delight – Raw or Raw Fusion, Vegan Gluten/Grain-Free I never get tired of creating new ways to utilize fresh and pureed pumpkin in the fall.  Make sure to check out last year’s Pumpkin Palooza newsletter with links for lots of other seasonal creations for everything from beverages to main courses. Having a dehydrator is […]

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