Sweet Potato Toast with a Trio of Toppings

Raw Fusion, Vegan, Gluten/Grain-Free, Paleo-Friendly When I first heard about “sweet potato toast” from a raw foods colleague, I was super intrigued.  One of my weak spots in maintaining a raw fusion (50% and higher raw on a daily basis) is my love affair with toast and butter.  But I am finally at the point […]

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Frozen Banana with Nut Butter Super Snack

Raw, Vegan, Gluten-Free Warm Weather Treat Sometimes it’s the simplest recipes that deliver the most delight.  Here is a frozen treat you can make in minutes and store for at least a month in the freezer.  Just grab and go.  If you find them messy to hold you can easily insert a craft (popsicle) stick […]

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LJ’s Raw Fusion Food Diary – January 13th

 salmon salad 2 (640x360)What I Ate Sunday

Cooked Food Compromises

I definitely have days where I eat more cooked food than others and today was one of them.  Recently I went back to boxing as one of my main forms of exercise and noticed that I am craving more dairy and fish.   Eating the “raw fusion way” has definitely put me more in tune with my body and its needs by “listening” to cravings; Some of them come from anxiety, some from yeast overgrowth (candida) and some seem to be valid messages about how I can tweak my diet for better performance and sustained energy and well-being.

Today, like most mornings, I started with a :traditional”  Green Smoothie.  On Friday I had a mishap with the Vitamix;  The bolt must have loosened somehow from my class the night before (very rare for a Vitamix) and we wound up with green goop over all of the counters and cabinets.  Saturday we never got around to making one, so I was definitely craving my “fix”.  The beauty of these green concoctions is that once you get in the habit of drinking them each morning and loving how they make you feel, it becomes second nature to have one to start your day.

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365 Sugar-Free Days

almond cookie My Raw Fusion Resolution

And a raw vegan sugar free dessert, too!

For 2013 I have made a commitment to eliminate any refined sugar from my diet.  As a high raw (75-85%) for years, sugar never entered much into the equation, but as I evolved to a more Raw Fusion lifestyle, little by little it started sneaking back in.

Starting with sharing a spoon or two of someone’s dessert and then relaxing some of my former sugar prohibitions, it eventually became apparent that it was time to declare sugar  “non-negotiable” — a technique I teach to my students and clients to help them detach from unhealthy foods and habits.

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Banana Pops Superfood Sampler

Raw Vegan Gluten-Free Treats We all have a pronounced sweet tooth in this family so I was experimenting with some low-acid, sugar-free treats for our upcoming Alkalinity Challenge this week in the Raw Fusion Kitchen. These were ultra-simple to make and I decided to have them feature different superfoods:  Blueberries, almonds, coconut and green tea […]

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Thai-Inspired Marinated Broccoli Salad

Original Recipe with Raw and Raw Fusion Variations

Thai food is one my go-to cuisines for lunches as it offers so many options for a primarily plant-based diet.  The peanut-based sauce — they call it “Amazing” sauce here in Tampa — is one of my husband’s favorites.

Thai and other Asian restaurant foods are better than most when it comes to healthy eating, with their lightly cooked vegetables and light oils, but there are some elements that you can’t control when you eat out, such as added sugar, oils that are high in Omega 6 (which can cause inflammation when not balanced by sufficient Omega 3’s) and peanut butter in general, whether organic or conventional is high in the aflatoxin mold, associated with serious allergies and dangerous carcinogens.

This dish can either be a main course or a side dish; I served mine over Sea Tangle Kelp Noodles — very crunchy sea vegetable noodles popular with raw foodists and loaded with minerals.  The secret to serving kelp noodles is to soak them for at least 2 hours in very warm water; This softens them and makes them much more palatable to the novice consumers.  This salad would stand on its own without noodles or you can serve over rice noodles, soba, or any kind of pasta.  In Raw Fusion we tend to stay away from the gluten grains as many people have sensitivities, even if they are yet to pinpoint them.  This would also be excellent spooned over spiralized zucchini or young coconut meat noodles.

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Alternative PB&J option – Easy Healthy Meals for Kids

Easy Healthy Meals from Raw Fusion Living! There are certainly few foods as comfort-oriented as a Peanut Butter and Jelly Sandwich, but not the best option if you prefer to provide your family with food that optimizes their health and well-being.   In this “easy healthy meals” webisode from Raw Fusion Living and Dr. LindaJoy Rose, […]

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