Posts from November 2013

I’ve been a pudding fan for as long as I can remember, seduced by the creamy texture and sweet taste.  I didn’t want to give up this childhood favorite when I stopped eating animal products, and I didn’t have to! 

I discovered that unexpected raw ingredients can be used to create a dairy-free carob pudding that’s as smooth, velvety, and chocolate-y as any kid (or adult) could want, and a chia-blueberry pudding you can enjoy for breakfast.

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Stuffed mushrooms are a perfect finger food for holiday parties and look beautiful on a brunch buffet.  Best of all, as you’ll see in my demonstration video, the techniques in my recipe are easy...and the results will blow you away!

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I don’t just eat with my mouth.  To me eating is a multi-sensory pleasure where I enjoy the taste, texture, aroma, and especially the look of my food.  It’s one of the reason I have so much admiration for the techniques used by chefs to make food irresistible.

In this post, I want to center on things you can do to transform everyday ingredients into show-stoppers for your holiday table.  Spoiler alert:  you can make affordable food look expensive and luxurious without spending a dime.

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It’s All about the Oil

It’s All about the Oil

Posted on November 03 2013 | (2) Comments
Category:Raw Ingredients and Equipment

This year, for the first time since the 19th Century, Hanukah coincides with Thanksgiving.  You may be surprised to learn it is the oil rather than the potato pancakes they are fried in it that is an integral part of this Jewish celebration.  Fortunately for raw food hostesses in 2013, there are many delicious raw oils you can use to bring Thanksgiving and Hanukah together on your dinner table.

In this blog, I’m going to share sources for some of my favorite oils and give you a wonderful recipe that is made unctuous with a drizzle of olive oil that will please meat-eaters and meat-freers at your feast.

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I hope this just-in-time-for-winter cooking demonstration on steaming broccoli and cauliflower gives you some new ideas for adding more healthy veggies to you diet. 

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