Shrimp Avocado Salad

Pescatarian Delight – Shrimp Avocado Salad

Recipe and Photo contributed by Ashley Huber, NWA Holistic Health & Life Coach candidate We always love it when our students decide to get creative in the kitchen or post their renditions of recipes they try out as part of their Holistic Health Coach training.  I especially got a kick out of Ashley’s comment (below) […]

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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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Mango-Lime Gazpacho – Super Summer Soup

    Raw Vegan – So Refreshing! I love having chilled soups in the summer and gazpacho is always a winner, but wanting something more original for my classes, I experimented with mango with very tasty results! While you might think that with mango and orange juice as the base, this would be a very sweet […]

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5 Salty Cravings Super Snacks

Conquering the Cravings, Raw Fusion Style We all get those midday or late night “snack attacks” Some people crave sweet, others crave salty — and sometimes only something sweet/salty will fill the void.  I’ll be posting on the sweet ones down the road, but here are my 5 favorite ways to satisfy those salty or […]

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Tomatillo Guacamole with a Citrus Twist

  guacamole (640x480)Featuring Kumquats

Guacamole adds such versatility to a Raw Fusion Lifestyle:  You can use it as salad dressing or make an impromptu meal by slicing up veggies and dip; I also use guacamole as a base for nori wraps.  There are many variations to this Mexican flavorful dish.  Whenever I eat enchiladas, I prefer the green tomatillo sauce so decided to use them in lieu of red tomatoes, as I prize their slightly sour taste.

Here in Florida it’s kumquat season and I almost went to the annual Kumquat Festival about 45 minutes from Tampa in Dade City but decided not to subject Z to crowds of over 40,000 for a fruit that he has no interest in.   Since I have been buying organic ones at my local health food store I decided to try them chopped up on avocado toast and liked that tangy sweet/sour flavor so much that next I added them to guacamole.

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LJ’s Chocolate Therapy

        Raw Vegan Chocolate Options Chocolate lovers can delight in the fact that dark chocolate actually helps reduce stress!  Aside from it’s heart-healthy benefits, LiveScience reported a study where eating 1.4 ounces of dark chocolate for a period of two weeks showed decreased levels of the stress hormone cortisol.  This study was published in 2009 […]

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Valentine Day Parfait!

 Raw Dessert — Vegan and Gluten-Free!

There’s something very magical about being able to make a delectable chocolate pudding using an ingredient that one would usually relate to more savory and salty dishes.  But the avocado — called the love apple for many centuries — will astound you by how rich and creamy it turns out.  It’s important to get all the lumps out so either use the tines of a fork, a potato masher or even your food processor.

Avocados have 20 essential nutrients including fiber, Vit-E the B-vitamins & folic acid    Cashews contain thiamine that works on memory, similar to gingko biloba. They are both considered brain-boosting foods!  Imagine having a decadent parfait and having it actually be good for your brain!

The Perfect Parfait

Serves 2

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