• Fall-tastic Green Smoothie Challenge

    by  • October 24, 2018 • 0 Comments

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    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

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    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. *

     

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    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 • 1 Comment

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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.

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    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

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    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

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    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
    veggies:
    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 • 0 Comments

    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!