Posts from December 2011

When the sun comes up on 2012, many people will begin making good on their New Year’s resolutions to lose weight and/or eat healthier.  Why not host a raw food brunch to celebrate all those good intentions?

What to serve? I’m glad you asked!

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New Year’s Eve is a wonderful night of nostalgia, hope and celebration.  And while many people attend parties to ring out the old year and ring in the new, others (like me) enjoy spending a quiet New Year’s Eve at home.  

The biggest challenge of being a homebody on New Year’s Eve is figuring out what to eat.  I don’t want to get weighted down by a heavy meal or snacks; my goal is to keep my appetite satisfied so I can be wide awake to watch the ball drop.  (I’m normally an early riser, so counting down to midnight can be tough.)

That’s why I like to spend New Year’s Eve feasting on raw food appetizers.  I can prepare a variety of recipes early in the evening and nibble on them throughout the night.  And since the food is natural and unprocessed, I don’t have to worry about it making me feel sluggish and sleepy.

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Raw Finger Food For Dessert Lovers

Raw Finger Food For Dessert Lovers

Posted on December 15 2011 | (0) Comments
Category:Raw Snacks and Desserts

Last time I talked about creating making Banana Chocolate Chip Ice Cream, a luscious fat-free creamy dessert made with only two ingredients.  This week, I want to talk about ways to make your holiday table tempting.

A big challenge for many holiday guests is choosing which dessert to enjoy.  Because most desserts are so high in fat and calories, most people don’t feel comfortable having more than one serving...or maybe even a half-serving.  But raw food mini desserts portions allow people to indulge themselves in a variety of treats without the guilt.

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Raw Cacao To Calm Your Cravings

Posted on December 02 2011 | (0) Comments
Category:Raw Snacks and Desserts

Many people crave chocolate when they are stressed.  And there’s a reason for that.  Researchers have found that eating chocolate, the number one food craved by American women, causes the brain to release endorphins, chemicals that make us feel good.

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