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Weekend (Raw) Pizza Party

Raw, Vegan, Grain & Gluten Free Since we are back on the 21 Days Raw Foods Challenge I’ve been experimenting with making wraps, crusts and breads that are grain-free.  As much as I crave my gluten-free bread, I suspect that grains are not helping my digestion, even when they are gluten-free.  I’m still not sure […]

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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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Figgy Energy Balls

Raw, Vegan, Gluten/Grain-Free & Paleo-Friendly You know that 3 o’clock Energy Drop moment?  When you feel like you need either a large latte or a dose of sugar just to keep you going?  Try popping one or two of these instead! These sweet and salty snacks really hit the spot when you need an energy […]

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Morning Sunshine Breakfast Porridge

                Raw, Vegan, Gluten-Free Anti-Inflammatory – Nutrient-Rich – Delicious I decided recently to go back to a high raw diet since that is the lifestyle that works best for me.  Most days I start out with a simple green smoothie (just greens plus fruits/vegetables) but when I am craving something creamier, ultra-nutritious and filling, this […]

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Sweet Potato Hash Patties with Creamy Mushroom Gravy

     Raw Vegan Gluten-Free I saw this recipe on one of my favorite raw food websites, Beautiful on Raw.  Tonya Zavasta, who has been fully raw for over 16 years, also designed a fabulous natural skin care line, of which I am a huge fan. The concept of raw “hash browns” was quite tantalizing so […]

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Walnut Hempseed Pizza Crust with Cashew Cheeze

   Raw, Vegan Pizza Option Gluten/Grain-Free Goodness We had some visitors last week and I decided to do some experimenting to come up with a new pizza crust recipe.  This one tastes very rich and decadent and is also very filling. I dehydrated it for several hours to make it firmer, but it could also […]

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Pumpkin Swirl Mini Cheesecakes with Candied Pecans

  Raw Fusion, Vegan, Gluten & Grain-Free What we love to recreate in the Raw Fusion kitchen are nutritious, delicious alternatives for our favorite comfort foods.   This past summer I experimented with making a strawberry banana ice cream pie that brought back a lot of childhood memories, but never got around to posting the photos […]

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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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Easy as Pie – Banana Creme, that is!

Raw, Vegan and Gluten-Free

This was one of my first “inventions” when I jumped headfirst into the raw foods world.  I always recommend having a bag or two of raw cashews on hand (I buy mine at Trader Joe’s, they are competitively-priced and great quality)  as they only require an hour or two of soaking to get the right consistency for making an impromptu Vanilla Pudding or Vegan Ranch Dressing.

Raw desserts are so superior to convention ones, not only in nutrition and digestibility, but also in flavor.  They are quite concentrated and dense and truly “a little goes a long way.”  I have made this for company and it’s always a hit that opens up more of a discussion on raw foods.  Try topping it with a simple chocolate sauce that you can serve at room temperature or warm it gently in a saucepan for a lovely pairing with the frozen pie.

Frozen Banana Creme Pie

Ingredients:

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Chocolate Chip Cookies — The Raw Fusion Way

Raw/Vegan-Optional, Gluten-Free

Do you love chocolate chip cookies?  My husband adores them but he’s very open to trying my Raw Fusion Solutions in his quest for better eating.  Every since I saw a raw chocolate chip recipe in Matthew Kenney’s Everyday Raw, I had been planning on trying these out.

My first batch were totally raw — and that included making the chocolate chips from scratch, definitely a labor of love.  The chips are a combination of raw cacao, soaked cashews and agave nectar piped onto teflex sheets and dehydrated over about 8 hours.

This time I decided to adapt the recipe to a “raw fusion” style by using pre-made chocolate chips.

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