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Longevity Lifestyle – Anti-Aging Dynamics that Work!

Looking and Feeling Young:  A Major Benefit of the Raw Vegan Lifestyle.  From the London VegFest September 27-28, 2014 Left to Right:  Victoria Moran, 64 yrs old, Mimi Kirk, 76 yrs,  Dr. L J, 60, Karen Ranzi, 60 Yes — you read that right.   That stunning blonde just celebrated her 76th birthday last week! […]

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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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Cheezy Broccoli – Super Side Dish

    Raw Vegan Grain and Gluten Free! With the holidays right around the corner, sometimes it’s challenging to provide comfort food to your friends and family that does not take its toll on digestion and weight control.  Also, as more and more people are choosing a healthier lifestyle, this dish will be appreciated by many. […]

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Bean-Free Falafel with Tzaziki Sauce

Raw, Vegan, Grain/Gluten Free with Raw Fusion Options I lived in Israel for a short time before college where I first became a vegetarian and learned to love falafel there. Over the years I stopped ordering them as the sandwhich — touted to be “healthy”  — is really rather heavy and caloric.  Between frying the […]

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Coconut Macaroons

 Raw, Vegan and Gluten-Free Macaroons are very popular these days.  This version is simple to make and an ideal high-energy snack or sweet craving conqueror.  Watch me make these for eHow.com in the video below. Made with a just a few ingredients, these coconut macaroons will stay fresh in the fridge for several days.  They […]

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Dr. LJ’s Healthy “Not Really Egg” Nog — Raw Vegan

faux-nogEggnog is a holiday favorite, but is often an empty-calorie drink that can threaten freshly-made New Year’s Resolutions. In this appearance on Daytime TV Show (scroll down for video), Dr. LJ demonstrates how to make an alternative eggnog that is egg- and dairy-free, yet boasts all the best qualities of eggnog and none of its worst!

Raw-nog an excellent drink to serve to lactose-intolerant individuals who want to partake in festivities but can’t consume the traditional drink. Check out the video and recipe below the fold.

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Eggplant Hot Pockets – Meatless Monday Vegan or Vegetarian Fare

Vegan or Vegetarian Options, Grain or Gluten-Free for Meatless Monday

With lots of people avoiding gluten and grains, I thought I’d invent a comforting and delicious faux sandwich in the Raw Fusion Kitchen for my sandwich-loving hubby.

Food combining has always been a tried and true way for me to maintain a healthy weight; While I believe that occasional indulgences are de riguer for a long-term successful weight management program, for the most part avoiding combining starchy carbs with animal protein is better all-around for proper digestion and weight loss.

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Cheezy Spaghetti Siciliano –

A Meatless Monday Recipe

Since many of last month’s classes featured spiralized zucchini,  we ordered a case of one of my favorite kitchen tools – the Joyce Chen Spiral Slicer. That case went almost instantly and we have another one arriving any day now.  Available for $28.00.  Special Offer:  Combine with one of our nut milk bags (nylon or pure hemp) for only $35.00!

A raw foods staple, spiralized zucchini does double duty as a surprisingly palatable pasta.  So much so that it fooled my teenage goddaughter.   I served her this dish on her last visit and her comment was “Auntie LJ, I thought you didn’t eat pasta.”  NOTE: You can still make this dish without a spiralizer – just use a vegetable peeler and make flat, linguine-style noodles.  That’s what I used for over a year when I first went raw!

Spiral slicers are not just for raw foodies; I have served it as a very popular side dish to non-vegan guests, who appreciate the tantalizing texture, great taste and superior food combining.  Substitute this angel hair zucchini for starchy sides when enjoying chicken, fish or meat dishes and you will feel and look fabulous as this is superior food combining to the typical pastas, rice or potatoes that traditionally are served.

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Southern Peas Raw Fusion Dinner

A Meatless Monday Vegan Recipe

I was on the search for some shelled English peas the other day for a recipe I am developing for Living Tree Community (CLICK TO SEE:  Pistachio Pesto Raviolis)  I remember seeing a vegetable stand sign that said “shelled peas” a few weeks back so I stopped by.  Evidently the English peas are not in season, but they had these interesting peas called “conch peas” (pronounced “Kahnk” just like the Atlantic shellfish) that had just arrived from Georgia.

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