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Herbed Cheese Lasagnette with Pesto, White Sauce, and Mushrooms

Italian food was a staple of my upbringing. I love the flavors, especially fresh basil. The wonderful thing about raw foods is that all...

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Italian-Style Heirloom Tomato Crisps

These crisps burst with tomato flavor and satisfy any desire to snack. They are also incredibly easy to make. The only part that’s difficult...

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Pumpkin Pie Cheesecake, Traditional Pumpkin Pie, and Mini Tartlet

Truth? I have never liked pumpkin pie, but within moments of completing this photoshoot, that little tartlet you see was a goner. The secret?...

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Fresh & Simple – The Keys to Success on a Raw Food Diet

Lifestyle Tip: The vast majority of your raw food diet should be fresh and simple! Don’t make raw foods complicated. (My dehydrator is gathering dust.) It should not take you hours of prep time...

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Why Being Vegetarian Wasn’t Enough to Lose Weight and Get Healthy

In this photo, you can see me on a cooked vegetarian diet compared to a raw vegan diet. A few years have passed  (just a few) and I’m looking and feeling stronger and healthier...

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Raw Food for a Busy Life

Life’s been extra busy lately. Filled with fast food raw vegan meals, lots of smoothies, salads, fruit as snacks, and my favorite – zucchini noodles with any variety of toppings, especially fresh herbs. Pictured...

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Don’t Throw Away Those Broccoli Stems!

Budget-friendly, delicious tip: Never toss out raw broccoli stems. Using a high-quality, sharp chef knife, trim off the outside then cut up the inner stem into little batonettes (pictured) or thin squares. They are sweet,...

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Healthy Holiday Guide: Tips for Staying on Track

My gift to you: Please download this PDF and print it out, then tape up a copy wherever you need a reminder. Thank you for being part of my community. I am proud of...

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Herbed Cheese Lasagnette with Pesto, White Sauce, and Mushrooms

Italian food was a staple of my upbringing. I love the flavors, especially fresh basil. The wonderful thing about raw foods is that all your favorite flavors can be duplicated in creative ways. Plus,...

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How to conduct yourself as a raw vegan in a mainstream restaurant? My example.

“May I please have the large field greens salad, no cheese, meat, croutons, or dressing. And may I add a little avocado to it? Thank you—Oh, and may I please have lemon wedges for...

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Forget extreme couponing! (Well, mostly.)

Fresh produce tastes best & provides the most nutrition. If you have any farm stands or a farmer’s market nearby, become a regular customer! In terms of nutrition per dollar, THAT’S where you’ll score...

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Banana Coconut Green Smoothie

Another super fast & simple green smoothie recipe for you today! I can’t stress enough how well green smoothies will help you incorporate fresh vegetables into your diet. Eating enough vegetables is critical to...

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Dairy-Free, Raw Vegan Coconut Mango Milkshake

Dairy-Free Coconut Mango Milkshake? Yes, please! Quintessential fast food on a raw vegan diet. Fresh is best but I live in the real world and want you to succeed there, too. Keeping frozen fruit...