Lunch

Kale and Brussels Sprouts Salad

Posted by on Jun 20, 2014 in Lunch, Salads, SIdes | 0 comments

I first discovered this salad from a friend of mine who picked it up at Whole Foods and shared it with me.  The mix of shredded kale and brussels sprouts with cheese, almonds and a light but flavorful dressing has become my new favorite salad.  I’ve been eating it regularly for lunches because its one of those salads that you can make a big batch of and it tastes better the next day so I’ve always got some on hand, and can easily take it to go.  When I spoke to one of the employees at Whole Foods he told me this is their most popular salad, and at $9.99 a pound I figured I’d give it a shot and make my own version and save a whole lot of money. You can easily make this salad a full meal and add, hardboiled egg, fish, chicken, steak, chorizo, avocado. The options are endless get creative and see what you like best. Manga Manga! Kale and Brussels Sprouts Salad 4 cups shredded kale 2 cups brussels sprouts 1/4 cup pine nuts or cashew pieces 2 garlic cloves minced 3-4 tbsp olive oil Real salt Pepper Optional: Raw goat or sheep’s milk cheese Mix kale and brussels sprouts into a big mixing bowl Add all ingredients from pint nuts to pepper, and cheese if you choose to use it.  Use your hands and mix all ingredients together until it is all combined.  Taste a small piece and adjust seasonings as necessary....

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Chocolate Bunny Juice

Posted by on Mar 26, 2013 in Blog, Breakfast, Lunch, SIdes, Snacks, Thirst Quenchers, Treats | 1 comment

Chocolate Bunny Juice

Spring is in the air, the weather is getting warmer and Easter is right around the corner.  It’s the perfect time to make this rich chocolate bunny juice.  This recipe is from Natalia Rose’s book Fresh Energy.  Natalia is a mentor and detox teacher that I’ve been following for years, her cookbooks are amazing, I strongly suggest you get her newest Fresh Energy!  I’ve completed her PH Detox course and I continue to learn tips and tricks from her.  If you’ve never had a fresh juice before this would be a great one to start with.  Using raw cocoa powder gives it a chocolatey velvet texture, which makes it taste like chocolate milk. This recipe is so easy to make and it has less than four ingredients in it.  Celebrate the spring like the bunnies do and have some chocolate bunny juice!!! Ingredients: 1 bunch of romaine lettuce 6 large carrots 1-2 tbsp raw cocoa stevia to taste Preparation: Put lettuce and carrots through a juicer. Add raw cocoa to juice with stevia to taste(start small with stevia you won’t need a lot).  Blend all ingredients together and enjoy your bunny juice.  Happy...

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Creamy Corn and Avocado Soup

Posted by on Feb 20, 2013 in Dinner, Lunch | 0 comments

Creamy Corn and Avocado Soup

There is nothing more satisfying during cold winter months than a creamy soup.  I tried to do a raw food challenge last week, where I ate all raw during the day and one cooked meal at night.  About halfway through I listened to the signs of my body and added cooked foods back in during the day.  I could eat raw all day long during July and August, but in the winter I really crave the warm, feed your soul kind of foods. This doesn’t mean it has to be a big bowl of creamy saturated fat!  I used avocado in this recipe which gives any soup a yummy creamy consistency, so many of us love. This recipe is inspired by Natalia Rose’s Raw Mexican Corn Chowder in The Fresh Energy Cookbook. Ingredients: 4 cups corn kernels*(thawed if bought frozen-see note below about buying corn) 1 avocado peeled and pitted 4 garlic cloves 2 tsp. cumin 1 tsp. crushed red pepper lime juice from one fresh lime about 2 cups water(adjust to make it the consistency you want) salt and pepper to taste cilantro(optional garnish) scallion(optional garnish) *A quick note about corn.  ALWAYS buy organic corn.  I usually suggest organic ingredients and make it up to you to choose what you want.  Unfortunately in the United States of American corn is more often grown as a GMO(genetically modified organism) and the FDA doesn’t require companies to label what is real corn and what is fake(GMO) corn.  Buying corn organic assures you that its not GMO, or you can get it locally from your farmers market during the proper season! Preparation: If you have a high speed blender like a Vitamix, put all ingredients(except cilantro and scallions) in the blender on the “soup” setting and let it do it thang! Once it’s done blending add cilantro and scallions to garnish.  If you don’t have a high speed blender see the steps below. Add corn, avocado and garlic into a food processor. Keep mixing ingredients until all the avocado and garlic are chopped and mixed well with the corn.  If you want it to be less chunky, “chop” for longer, if you like chucks cut your “chopping” short. Add 1/2 the water and the corn, avocado and garlic mixture to a sauce pan over medium heat.  Add cumin, red pepper, lime juice, salt and pepper.  Cook the mixture in the pan until it is fully heated.  Adjust the thickness as needed, you can add more water if you need to thin it out. Serve your soup with a garnish of cilantro, and...

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