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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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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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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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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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Vegan Scallops with Hempseed Garlic Butter

                         Also Raw and Free of Gluten/Soy/Grains I got this idea from watching an episode of Top Chef Duels where they had to make a vegan entree.  Oyster mushrooms sliced into scallop-sized discs and sauteed in oil create a taste and texture astonishingly like the shellfish. If you are aiming to be as plant-based as […]

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Dehydrator Cooking – Asian (No) Stir Fry

Adding Variety to the Raw Foods Lifestyle What adds longevity to my Raw Fusion journey over the past 6 years is playing around with different textures and temperatures, which keeps things fresh and never boring. A box/tray type dehydrator (for instance a 5 or 9 tray Excalibur) makes a great alternative oven, when you remove […]

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Dehydrator-Toasted Coconut Chips

      Raw Vegan Gluten-Free Delicacy Bonus Recipe: Healthy Simple Syrup There is something just so tasty about toasted coconut.  It enhances anything from a sundae to a salad.  But traditionally prepared, it has gone through processing that destroys most of its nutrients and likely includes a sweetener that you’d be better off avoiding. Trader Joe’s carries […]

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Green Fusion Energy Bars

  Raw Fusion Vegan Breakfast or Anytime Snack Two important elements of successfully maintaining a healthy lifestyle are:  1) Getting at least 2 servings of greens per day; and 2) Doing some prep work at least once a week to make sure that you don’t get carried away by a craving and seek out the […]

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Green Lasagna – Raw or Raw Fusion Dinner

Vegan or Vegetarian Options – Completely Grain and Gluten-Free With the cold weather all over the country — even here in Tampa – I have been desiring warmer dishes.  This is when my dehydrator really comes in handy. I have made this Green Lasagna in many variations:  Fully raw with a “raw-cotta” cheese made with […]

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