New Raw Favorites: Going Raw’s Stuffed Mushrooms & James Russell’s Pizza Bites

We hosted a charity wine-tasting Saturday evening with Chef Lee Blakely from Wines For Humanity.  If you aren’t familiar with them, check them out at www.winesforhumanity.com.  A portion of the proceeds from purchased wine goes to charity.  Our tasting benefited The Pantry of Broward County (www.thepantryofbroward.org).  I think my husband may have fallen in love …

World’s best raw & vegan brownies…seriously…from My New Roots

Being raised on Kool-Aid and Hostess snack pies, I developed quite a sweet tooth over the years that I started seriously trying to curb (with varying degrees of success) around 1995.  I guess I instinctively knew on some level, at least, that Swedish fish and gummy peaches just couldn’t be good for me, but I …

Want to go raw, vegan or gluten-free but can’t cut the sweets? Chocolate walnut scones, coconut ‘cream’ & pecan pies

It’s been a long time since my last post and I think that in that time, just about every day it seems, I’ve gotten a question from someone wanting to improve their nutrition but they just can’t give up sugar.  Typically, people know they should give up the obvious stuff like Sweet-n-lo, Little Debbie Snack …

Guest blogger: Smoothies from The Clean Program’s Meghan Goyer

Happy New Year!  If you, like I, over-ate and under-slept throughout the months of November and December, you are not alone.  One too many Baby Jesus Birthday cakes, regular birthday cakes, peach cookies hand-delivered by my in-laws from my favorite bakery in Pittsburgh and going over my one-glass-ration of wine have me feeling a little …

BA’s ‘blow it out’ vegan smoothie

This is by far the ‘recipe’ for which I get the most requests and about which I get the most questions.  My husband gave this smoothie its name for obvious reasons; the details of which I’ll spare you.  And I’ve been promising for months that I would post it, but (and I know you must …

Crazy about quinoa?

It’s been a long time!  My apologies.  Baby #3 is 10 months old and STILL doesn’t sleep through the night.  So much for the third child being ‘the easy one’.  Oh well.  He’s really cute so we are going to keep him. Anyway…there was such a positive response (thank you) to the quinoa recipe I …

Organic dried cherries and Sockeye salmon from VitalChoice

I’m sure you have all been losing sleep over how to get organic dried cherries…you will rest well tonight knowing they do exist.  Last month I posted a quinoa recipe that lists dried cherries as an ingredient.  I mentioned that I have been looking for dried cherries that are organic without added sugar because cherries …

Migraines? Try a new vegan favorite: gluten-free ginger cherry quinoa

While back in the ‘Burgh last month, my mother-n-law and I took my dinosaur-obsessed sons to the Carnegie Museum of Natural History. Wow.  I’m embarrassed to say that I went to exhibits and classes there a zillion times while we lived there but I had no idea they had redone (which is a total understatement) …

Guest blogger: Margo’s crispy gluten-free rice bars

My friend Margo is one of those amazing bakers who can actually create her own recipes.  Anytime I try something new and want to figure out how to bake it, I go to her.  I can improvise fairly well when I’m cooking, but I respect baking as an exact science so I get a little …

Aromatherapy body/bath/ massage oil

Since I started this blog I’ve been asked consistently about body lotion. Here’s my ‘recipe’ for an inexpensive concoction that can be used for body oil, bath oil or massage oil.  I’ve been using the same ‘recycled’ 8 ounce glass bottle with a pump for years.  I just refill it every 2 to 3 months. …