Raw Fudgy Chocolate Fruit and Nut Macaroons

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Here is a recipe for a super delicious yet nutritious treat. Keep in mind that despite their potent nutritional profile, these chocolates are still pretty calorific – they are not greens, so don’t partake of unlimited quantities! I know I ended up tasting quite a bit of this mixture while testing the recipe. That is one great thing about raw …

Raw Creamy Tomato Sauce for Zucchini Pasta

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As promised, I am posting the recipe I recently created for raw pasta sauce. I finally tidied up my messy desk and piles of paper and discovered the scribbled notes on ingredients: Raw Creamy Tomato Sauce 1/4 c. pine nuts 1/4 c. almonds, soaked overnight, rinsed and peeled3 small tomatoes plus 2 T. water (add more if you need more …

Healthy Sugarless Gum – New Packaging, Still Tastes Great!

As I have previously mentioned here, it is very difficult to find sugar-free gum without aspartame here in Canada. After traveling in the U.S. I am realizing that the situation is similar south of the border. You have to read labels very carefully, even when purchasing gum with sugar, because they usually throw in some aspartame, a neurotoxin that I …

The Secret to Keeping Your Home Uncluttered

Have nothing in your house that you do not know to be useful, or believe to be beautiful. (William Morris) If you want to have a serene, uncluttered space, this is a brilliant mantra to keep in mind when you are thinking about bringing anything new home. Before you decide to accumulate anything at all, stop and think whether you …

Healthy Raw Chocolate!

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Healthy Chocolate Bark? Is it possible? As it turns out, yes! This delicious concoction contains almonds and walnuts that have been soaked and then dehydrated. The chocolate is made from coconut oil, raw cacao and some agave nectar. The other ingredients are flaked coconut, vanilla extract and a pinch of salt. I have also made chocolate with dates instead of …

Book Review: Denise’s Daily Dozen

Oh no, not another diet book! Since I worked in the field of fitness for many years, I have read countless books about diet and exercise. Even though I am still interested in new ideas related to diet and exercise, my eyes begin to glaze over at the thought of yet another rehash of more of the same, which we …

SprouTofu – More Digestible!

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I stopped by Whole Foods a few days ago to pick up a salad for lunch and saw this product – tofu that is made from organic, non-GMO, sprouted soybeans! For those who are a little prejudiced against tofu, don’t knock it until you have tried it – any recipe that features chicken can work with tofu. As a bonus, …

Food Combining and Green Smoothies

Fruit should be eaten alone, according to food combining rules. But what about green smoothies – doesn’t blending fruit with greens break that rule and invite digestive problems? I was wondering about that myself, after someone left a comment here regarding just this question. I wasn’t too worried about proper food combining when it came to green smoothies, since I …

Fun with a Dehydrator

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Here we have, from top to bottom: Tamari almonds, Coconut ” bacon” and two trays of Kale Chips. I don’t have the Teflexx mats yet, so I use parchment paper and that works great. If you don’t have a dehydrator, you can set the oven at a low temperature and achieve similar results. There are all kinds of recipe books …