• books

    Flavors – a Cookbook

    by  • November 26, 2016 • books, community • 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

    “Food Fix” a NEW Book by my friend Sue

    by  • March 26, 2013 • books • 0 Comments

    I am so excited about the release of my friend Sue’s new book, “Food Fix:  Ancient Nourishment for Modern Hungers,” and I wanted to invite you to join me at her book signing on Saturday, March 30th, from 11-1 p.m at Nonesuch Books & Cards, located at 50 Market Street in the Mill Creek Shopping Center in South Portland.  SO FUN!

    I can’t wait for Saturday so I can dive right into this book.  Sue is so smart, funny and insightful about life, human nature and the struggles so many of us go through with food.  Rawsome, remarkable and inspiring are a few of the words that come to mind when I think of Sue–she’s a wonderful woman and the lessons she shares are certain to be valuable ones … so come on, let’s join my rawsome friend on the “Food Fix” journey.

    Visit Sue’s website here:  http://www.susanlebelyoung.com

    I am so proud of her & excited for her to share this book with the world!  And I will share my take on the book once I finish it.

    Crazy Sexy Kitchen with Chad Sarno & Kris Carr

    by  • February 21, 2013 • books, classes, community, entrees • 2 Comments

    Vegan Chef Chad Sarno is coming to Portland to do a demo & share his new book, Crazy Sexy Kitchen & I cannot wait!   The book is very appealing–it’s beautiful, colorful and has yummy recipes in it.  One thing I love about it is that each recipe has a code below it so you can tell in an instant if it is raw, gluten-free, soy-free, etc.  Love that feature!

    I have my copy of the book in hand & on Sunday I made 3 recipes from it for our monthly raw vegan potluck.  I picked the  kale salad, cucumber cups with an olive caper tapenade & the falafel, all of which were RAW-licious!  The kale salad was simple … kale,  red pepper & diced avocado with a little lemon juice, flax oil & salt.  Everything just got tossed in the bowl & massaged together. YUMMM!  The cucumber cups were a fun appetizer–very flavorful, stuffed with olives, capers, oregano, tarragon & a little hot pepper heat.  And I had fun with the falafel–I got to use the blank for my Champion juicer & put soaked almonds & walnits through to create a gorgeous nut butter that was then tossed with tasty seasonings & fresh herbs and then dehydrated for several hours to firm them up.  I served the falafel in romaine lettuce leaves with greens, red cabbage, shredded carrot & a yummy cucumber dill cream sauce.  It made for a great feast & I recommend the book to everyone!



    Chad will be in Portland, Maine on Monday, March 4th for a demo & book signing at Whole Foods Market.  There are still spots available in the 7:30 pm seating, so call customer service at 774-7711 to reserve your spot.  Only $25 & you get an autographed copy of his $30 book & a gift bag from Whole Foods Market.  What a deal! Hope to see you there!  🙂