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The Medicinal Salad at Planet Raw in Santa Monica, one of my favorites.



Of course, I chase it with a giant raw cacao shake. XOXO

I made an amazing refreshing green juice today so I tweeted it:

Juicy: 1 fennel bulb, 1 lime, half a bunch of parsley, 10 kale leaves & stalks, 1 cucumber, 1 head of celery, ginger & a green apple.


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Thursday April 16

*half of a huge football sized papaya with a whole lime squeezed all over it!
*ditto above, the other half
*Ate durian for the first time on my front porch with Angela Stokes and Matt Monarch. Matt filmed us and you can view it here:
*Smoothie: parsley, spinach, blueberries, bananas, carob, cacao, mesquite
*green juice- made by Angela!
*Feast around the kitchen table with Matt and Angela on their final night in our house. I ate cucumber, grape tomatoes, kale chips, sunflower sprouts, raw pates (prepackaged) yum! And the crust of the strawberry cheesecake which I shared the filling with Angela.

Cheers to you two! May you have a blessed life always in love and in gratitude.


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I just made a recipe Angela Stokes's posted a video for recently for a raw bailey's kind of warm drink and I feel drunk! No kidding! Check it out:

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I made these little snacks with barley flakes, almond butter, and lots of goodies on hand. I had some stragglers that would not roll well so I sprinkled them on coconut vanilla ice cream!

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Ani Phyo's broccoli mash with brazil nut gravy and a salad.

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My journey over the last year with raw vegan supplements I think is in need of some reflection. I call myself vegan even though I eat honey, some would strongly disagree. Currently in my kitchen I take (but not necessarily every day) bunches of superfoods and supplements. Here's what I have and how I use it:

*goji berries- great in smoothies, on top of smoothies, as a snack and in raw cookies
*bee pollen – in and on smoothies.
*MSM – in smoothies.
*Sun is Shining – smoothies.
*cacao powder, nibs and butter – desserts, smoothies, shakes.
*coconut oil – desserts, smoothies, shakes.
*E 3 Live – A few big gulps in the morning. Some put E3 in smoothies, I prefer just to get that algae taste in and over with!
*Ocean's Alive Phytoplankton- a few drops hiding in a smoothie!
*maca – just started using Navitas Naturals Maca and I really lve the taste. I think it's a tad darker and richer then my previous Maca Extreme from Sunfoods.
*flax powder and seeds – smoothies, cookies, I've even made raw pancakes with these!
*acai powder, juice and frozen smoothie packets – fabulous in smoothies. The taste and texture take over and that's just fine.
*hemp seeds – making milk, on top of salads, and I'm looking forward to making Kristin's Cheesy Hemp Nacho Sauce!
*chia seeds- puddings, smoothies, or my fav last summer I scattered chia on top of banana slices, figs, and goji berries with raw honey and cacao nibs. Watch out.
*tocos – makes smoothies creamy and gorgeous!
*Vega antioxidant oil blend – salads and smoothies.
*raw honey – practically everything!

So many are for protein boosts, healthy skin and energy. My favorite can't live without items are probably gojis, bee pollen, E 3 Live, honey and cacao. And hemp seeds make the easiest seed milk ever! Just pop them in the blender with filtered water and vanilla and you have a few servings of milk for smoothies, shakes and cereal.

I didn't think I would buy Sun is Shining again but before I could sort out where to buy Vitamineral Green I found SIS and picked it up. Packed with spirulina, nettles, chlorella and more. Check the link if you're interested. One jar lasted me 12 months! But perhaps I should up my serving size? The site says the jar has enough for 30 days! oops!

I love all this food but sometimes struggle with eating simply or eating high packed nutritional (and expensive) punches! Hope this is helpful and interesting! 

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White chocolate raw vegan cheesecake with (so far) the best crust I've made yet. I made two of these adorable hearts and put the second in the freezer to enjoy next week. I learned how to make this at chef Elaina Love and chef Chaya's class last week. Chaya teaches at Cafe Gratitude and both of these women are so lovely, talented and a treat to be around. I learned so much. Enjoy the photos, I SO wish you all could taste this! I enjoyed the second half of my heart cake with some frozen cherries I let melt all over the top. Oh. My. Yum.

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This was so goooooood, I may make it for dinner again tonight. Although my sunburgers didn't turn out like a pattie the taste was just what I was hoping for. This is Ani Phyo's "burger" recipe with a Bubbies pickle and an arugula, cucumber, lemon juice and honey salad. I topped my burger mixture with some nutrtional yeast, try to get that B-12 when I can!

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This was last night's dinner, more arugula salad with lemon, celery, zucchini and dulse with cucumber lining the sides of my bowl/plate so I could dip them into some fresh salsa. Yum.

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More Ani Phyo! This is her taco nut "meat" with my choice of toppings: sliced mango, cilantro, fresh salsa, avocado and cucumber stuffed into romaine hearts. Really fresh, really beautiful and very good for you.

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