Raw Salted Caramel Sauce

Ingredients 1 cup pitted and tightly packed Medjool dates 1 teaspoon vanilla extract 2 tablespoons melted coconut oil ¼ teaspoon salt Water Instructions  Heat two cups of water in a saucepan till warm about 110°, NOT hot. Place the dates in a bowl and submerge them with the warm water. Allow them to sit for […]

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Raw Caramel Apple Bars

  Ingredients 1½ cups raw almonds ¼ teaspoon salt 1⅔ cups medjool dates, pitted 4 heaping cups apples of choice, sliced thin (1/4 inch thick or so) 1 overflowing cup salted caramel sauce Instructions • Place the nuts, salt, and dates into a food processor. Process for 2-3 minutes, or until the nuts are totally […]

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Super Quick Chickpea Basil Salad

This recipe is why you want to always have a batch of basil pesto or even better, basil vinaigrette, whipped up and ready to go or frozen in the freezer. Then with only a can of organic chickpeas, some celery and a cucumber, you are set to make the simplest, fastest, healthy recipe ever! And […]

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Mushroom Marinade

Not a huge fan of mushrooms (it’s really the texture more than the flavor I have challenges with) but as the health benefits are amazing, they are a great savory substitute for meat and my husband loves them, I try to include them periodically. Flipping through a book for recipes he’ll like I came across […]

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Miracle Garden

My dream to become a master gardener just got a step closer. I’m in AWE of what my garden did without me for 12 days! The Eggplant ? had zero new produce growing on it when I left. Now as best I can count it has 20!! The Cilantro seeds didn’t get blown away and […]

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Going Mostly Raw – Day 5

Hanging out in the kitchen feeling FABULOUS on this day 5 of my 32 day #Raw4Joie journey. Watch for the fun details on my journey and to see how to flip flax crackers and Unroast Nuts. If you want to get started dehydrating right away, here’s my link to the one I highly recommend. ? […]

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Radishes & Greens Salad

Can you say DELICIOUS! Yup, that would be this salad AND the dressing, a combo deal for sure. Original recipe is from the book Creative Raw Cooking by Mercé Passola & Edgard Viladevall – thank you for the inspiration!! Adaptations are all my own. ? Recipe: 1 heaping cup lightly pulsed radishes 1 heaping cup […]

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Today I Woke Up Happy

Day 3 and due to a super late night I was sleeping ? in so was woken up by the dogs wanting a potty break. The daylight wakes them up but they usually give us till 8 or 9 after super late bedtimes. Kerwin let them out (thank you! ??) and as I lay there […]

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Nacho Cheezie Dip

Yes you CAN eat Raw and have all the fun flavors you love! And even find new flavors to love. This recipe is a perfect example of a new flavor. I personally have never liked the neon orange nacho cheese; gas stations have it, it comes in a jar, it’s pourable…always grossed me out. Real […]

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Here She Goes Again!

#Raw4Joie is back! After several months of sea-sawing between raw and cooked foods I have decided it is time to make another change. “The Plan” had been to eat all Raw & Living Foods and then that morphed into 80/20 (raw/cooked). I started tracking it and I realized how easy it was to have a […]

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