• Archive for February, 2012

    Crazy Dick’s Cajun Foods

    by  • February 25, 2012 • community • 0 Comments

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    Winter is here & we can all use a little something to take the chill off, right? Well, I have the perfect thing for that … Crazy Dick’s Cajun Seasoning. It puts a little spice in your step.

    My friends Rich & Lori are behind Crazy Dick’s & it’s a fabulous product … an ALL organic cajun seasoning with ZERO sodium. It’s made here in Maine & I love adding a teaspoon to my chili or warm soup recipes or veggie smoothie drinks. Oh ya, & and it tastes great as a seasoning for candied nuts. They have 2 flavors, regular & smokey, so I recommend getting both! 🙂

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     I hope you’ll take a minute & check out their website to learn more about this fun

    The Bay Club’s Rawkin’ Smoothie & Juice Bar

    by  • February 25, 2012 • community, Uncategorized • 0 Comments

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    There aren’t many places you can go to get a straight up green smoothie without all of the extra add-ins like agave, dates, peanut butter or a protein powder. I know, you can ask to not have those things put in … but I am a believer in the power of simplicity & I’d rather see people need to request the extra stuff.

    Well, I am so excited to share that the Bay Club in One City Center has updated their smoothie & juice bar to include some simple green smoothies & fresh juices with organic ingredients! Wooo-hoooo! I had the pleasure of helping Tracy at the Bay Club revamp their menu & I also got to do some cheerful fruit and veggie paintings to add to the decor. Girl Gone Raw is represented at the Bay Club. 🙂 Happiness …

     I took my niece and nephew in for a smoothie outing this week & it was fabulous. I had the “Fields of Greens” Smoothie which contained no bananas & had a little burst of fresh mint added in. My niece and nephew had the “Strawberry Fields” Smoothie & to say that they loved it, would be an understatement!

     

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    Go check it out & make the Bay Club Smoothie & Juice Bar a destination!

    Valentine Chocolates

    by  • February 12, 2012 • recipes, sweets • 0 Comments

    Valentine Chocolates
    1/4 cup of melted coconut oil (melt in the dehydrator)
    1/4 cup of melted cacao butter (melt in the dehydrator)
    1/4 cup of agave or maple syrup
    1/4 cup of raw cacao powder
    pinch of sea salt
    *You can use all coconut oil or all cacao butter if you only have one of them.

    1.  Place your coconut oil & cacao butter in bowls in the dehydrator at 115 for 1/2 hour to melt them.

    2.  Combine all ingredients together in a bowl that pours or a liquid measuring cup.
    3.  Stir together with a wisk until really well combined.
    4.  Pour chocolate mixture into ice cube trays, silicone ice molds, chocolate molds or onto wax paper boats that will contain the chocolate (see photo at right).
    5.  Sprinkle all if your favorite things into the molds:  raisins, cashews, pecans, shredded coconut, chia seeds and a little sea salt.  YUMMMM!
    7.  Place chocolates in freezer to set for 10 minutes.
    8.  Remove them from freezer and pop them out of their molds.  Arrange chocolates on a plate & store them in the fridge until you are ready to eat them.
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    4.  Dip fresh fruit into the chocolate mixture, then dip chocolate covered fruit in shredded coconut & place on a cookie sheet lined with wax paper.
    5.  Place cookie tray with fruit into the freezer to set for 10 minutes.
    6.  Remove cookie sheet from freezer, arrange fruit on a plate & place in fridge until you are ready to eat them.

    SENDING YOU LOVE TODAY & EVERY DAY! xoxo