• Fall-tastic Green Smoothie Challenge

    by  • October 24, 2018 • 0 Comments


    Time to amp up your green smoothie intake and stay healthy as we transition into cooler weather and hectic holiday times.  Join me starting THIS Friday for some smoothie fun …  Get your blender out & blend, baby!

    All you have to do to participate is commit to drinking 1 quart of green smoothie a day for the next 30 days (or more)!  Are you in?  I hope so!

    Join the Facebook event  or follow along on Instagram for some fun & inspiration!

    Serving up Nut Loaf & Gratitude

    by  • November 21, 2017 • 0 Comments

    Wishing you all a wonderful Thanksgiving holiday!  I am grateful for you!  

    Enjoy this yummy nut loaf.  🙂

    Free-Range Nut Loaf

    Serves 6

    ½ cup almonds

    ½ cup walnuts

    ½ cup sunflower seeds

    1 celery stalk

    1 scallion

    1 carrot

    4-6 sundried tomatoes, soaked 1-2 hours

    2 dates, pitted & soaked 1-2 hours

    ½ green or red pepper

    1 Tbs fresh parsley

    1 clove garlic

    ½ tsp thyme

    ½ tsp rosemary

    ½ tsp basil

    ½ tsp cumin

    ½ tsp sea salt

    1/2 cup shredded sweet potato or squash

    Blend all ingredients except shredded sweet potato in a food processor until well blended.  Add in sweet potato by hand and then form into a loaf (approx1.5-2 inches high), refrigerate for an hour, slice & serve.  Or dehydrate for 2 hours, slice & continue to dehydrate for another 3 hours at 110 & serve warm.  Serve with gravy & a side salad.

    NOTE:  To bake in oven, place on a greased cookie sheet and bake at 275 degrees for 25 minutes, slice & place back in oven for 15 minutes.


    Sundried Tomato Gravy

    8 sundried tomatoes, soaked 1-2 hours

    2 Tbs olive oil

    1 cup water

    ¼ cup raisins

    ¼ cup yellow onion

    pinch sea salt

    Blend in food processor or blender until creamy.  Serve over nut loaf.

    HAPPY SPRING & a juicer giveaway!

    by  • May 17, 2017 • 0 Comments

    fullsizeoutput_1ec0Happy Spring to you, friends!  I hope you are enjoying all of the joys of watching everything come to life again.  I have been riding my bike a lot & it’s such a treat to witness all of the flowers & trees burst open with color. Every day offers new discoveries –a feast for the senses.  YAY!  


    I am so happy to be able to give you another fullsizeoutput_1ec1
    opportunity to win an incredible Champion Juicer (courtesy of Champion).  It’s the perfect SPRING treat!  
    The giveaway is running on Instagram & I hope you will participate.  Juicing is nourishing, fun, delicious & the world needs more of it.  Find the Juicer Giveaway photo & follow the entry details!  I’ll keep my fingers crossed for you!  


    keep-calm-and-ride-on--mountain-bike--green-andi-birdPS.  If you’d like to donate to my cycling journey as I prepare for the Trek Across Maine, a fundraiser for the American Lung Association, you can donate here.

    March Madness–Who’s in?

    by  • February 27, 2017 • 0 Comments

    31 Days. 31 Quarts.

    Screen Shot 2017-02-27 at 8.05.53 AMGreen Smoothie March Madness:  Hope you can join the fun & kick your Spring off in the most rawlicious way possible!  Join the March Madness fun HERE!  All you have to do is add 1 quart of green smoothie or green juice to each & every day & enjoy the numerous benefits that smoothies have to offer.  And even if you don’t participate in Facebook, you should be able to view the posts.  See you there!

    Flavors – a Cookbook

    by  • November 26, 2016 • 0 Comments


    I hope you all enjoyed a wonderful Thanksgiving filled with family, friends & gratitude.  I know I certainly did.  Nothing brings people together quite like delicious food, huh? Well, here’s a fun cookbook put together by the amazing Pioneer Women’s Association of Western Reserve Academy that I thought I’d share with you, as it includes a couple of my rawlicious recipes as well as tastes from all over the globe!

    And in case you didn’t know, I grew up as a faculty brat at WRA, where my dad was a Spanish teacher for 48 years!  And I was fortunate enough to attend Reserve for my high school years.  To say that this a very special place would be an understatement!  I hope you will consider purchasing this book for the omnivores in your life.  The book should be ready to ship mid-december, so get your pre-orders in NOW.

    Read more about the details of this fabulous book here: flavorscookbook

    A Juicy Halloween & a Juicer Giveaway

    by  • October 29, 2016 • 0 Comments

    HAPPY HALLOWEEN to you!  I just wanted to photogrid_1477706012738invite you to enjoy my Jack-o-lantern Juice video recipe that I posted in honor of my Champion Juicer Halloween Giveaway!!!! Yipppeeeeee! Yes, I will be giving away an incredible Champion Juicer courtesy of Champion & I want you to be the first to know. It’s a spooktacular opportunity!  The giveaway will open Sun, Oct 30th, on Instagram & run through Nov 1st.  This is the image you will be looking for in order to participate.  Entry details … you will need to follow me @girlgoneraw, heart (double tap) the photo, tag a friend in the comments & leave 3-8 words that express why YOU need this rawsome juicer (ex: @fraserartstudio drink juice to get rid of diabetes    /  ex:  @cestmoimomo Get juicy with my family every day!  * Winner will be chosen at random & must live in 48 contiguous states. *



    As some of you know, I am a juicer junkie.  I love juicers & juicing & I own 3 juicers & like them all, but the Champion is my favorite all around juicer!  dscn5363  Get my free juice guide here & learn why.   I can’t wait for one of you to get a Champion Juicer too!


    And don’t forget to enjoy one of these special sweet treats:  HalloweenRecipes  BOO!  

    Amaize Crunch Fresh Rolls

    by  • August 26, 2016

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    These rolls are so fresh, crunchy & flavorful!  On a warm evening they make a great meal.

    Amaize Crunch Fresh Rolls –makes 8 rolls

    8 rice papers or use collard or romaine leaves

    2 ears amaize sweet corn, cut off of cob

    1 cucumber, julienned

    1 carrot, julienned

    1 red pepper, sliced

    1 avocado, sliced

    fresh herbs:  basil, cilantro mint

    1 mango, sliced – optional

    Cashew Cilantro Dipping Sauce

    1/2 cup cashews

    1/ cup water

    1/2 lime, juice

    1 handful cilantro

    sea salt to taste

    1/2 clove garlic-optional

    • If using rice paper, get a bowl of hot tap water ready.  Dip rice paper in bowl of hot water & then place on dry work table.  Layer all of your filling ingredients into center of rice paper (or leafy green) & then gently roll rice paper over folding & tucking edges.  Place on a plate & serve with your favorite dipping sauce. (Also try whisking together 2 Tbs almond butter, 2 Tbs coconut aminos, juice of 1/2 lime, 1 Tbs chopped cilantro, 1 clove garlic grated).

    • Blend sauce ingredients together in a blender or nutribullet & get dipping!

    DISCLAIMER: This blog post is sponsored by Amaize Sweet Corn. Amaize Sweet Corn is a non-gmo white corn & is available in some Hannaford locations.  Look for it, it’s delicious … So delicious, in fact, that you can eat if raw off the cob with your favorite coconut oil spread.


    Coconut Oil Butter for Amaize Corn on the cob

    2 Tbs coconut oil

    2 Tbs chopped herbs (I like cilantro or dill)

    sea salt to taste

    Taste for Change

    by  • July 18, 2016 • 0 Comments


    Get your tickets today for a fabulous vegan event taking place on Sun, July 31st from 1-4pm in Portland, Maine.  Don’t miss it!  I’ll be there demoing & sampling some amazing nice creams … trust me when I say that they are to LIVE for!  🙂  I’ll have recipe cards for you!  xoxo1097993_10203221399754030_1296255250_n


    A little Super Bowl Dip

    by  • February 6, 2016 • 0 Comments

    Happy February to you!  Just revisiting an old dip recipe for a little super bowl fun!  It’s great with veggies, crawkers or chips!   Enjoy.  🙂

    Who doesn’t love a good spinach dip … football parties often center around the dips & I am sure your gang will enjoy this one … it’s a touchdown!

    Spinach Dip
    4 cups spinach
    2 carrots
    1 small tomato
    1/4 cup onion
    1/4 cup chives
    cream sauce:
    1 1/2 cups cashews, soaked 1-2 hours
    1-2 cloves garlic
    1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar
    2 tablespoons nutritional yeast
    1 teaspoon sea salt or to taste
    3/4-1 cup water
    1. Place all veggie ingredients in the food processor & pulse chop until everything is well blended and not too mushy.
    2. Place in a large bowl & set aside.
    3. Place all cream sauce ingredients in a high speed blender or food processor and blend until smooth and creamy.
    4. Pour cream sauce over bowl of veggies and mix.
    5. Place in fridge for 1 hour to set & eat up with your favorite crawkers, chips or veggie slices! YUMMMMMMM!

    Sweet Treat Swap, Sun, Dec 20th at 5:30pm

    by  • December 12, 2015

    Every December we host a sweet treat swap for our regular potluck & it’s a blast.  Hope you can join the fun!

    Bring a bunch of homemade, packaged raw vegan goodies to swap with other potluckers.  Example: cookies, chocolates, grawnola, trail mix, kale chips or some special household cleaners or body care lotions/items.  🙂  Package them so they are special & be sure to label them with your ingredients.  The swap is optional … but if you are coming please RSVP on meetup.com & tell us if you are participating in the swap, so we’ll all know how many treat bags to have on hand!

    We will make a big salad & some soup–you can bring a regular dish to share if you want, but it is not necessary.  This potluck is all about the holiday swap!

    If you do bring a dish,  it should serve 6-8 people & please try to use organic ingredients!

    Looking forward to seeing you soon!  🙂

    Vegan Mashup Season 3

    by  • September 29, 2015

    Seasons 1 & 2 are working their magic out there & now it’s time to stir the Vegan Mashup pot & help season 3 make its way to the airwaves!

    In case you don’t know, Vegan Mashup is a vegan cooking TV show that is produced right here in Maine!  The show, featured on PBS, features 3 regular chefs, Toni Fiore of Maine, Miyoko Schinner of Cali & Terry Hope Romero of NYC, and some guest chefs too … I will appear on 2 segments this year making burgers & a crisp!

    I hope you will consider making a donation to help share the vegan love across the country & the world.  It’s so important to give  folks access to info about the joy & yumminess of vegan living & this show does it beautifully!  Check out seasons 1 & 2 here & support the season 3 fundraising campaign here.  I thank you in advance for your help!    And be sure to watch the cute video on the kickstarter page–“message from the producer”–& see my partner in the ice cream segment.  SO FUN!