Blueberry Picking Season: The BERRY best way to use ’em

Blueberry Picking Season: The BERRY best way to use ’em

Recipe here ¬† DELICIOUS, warm, fresh blueberry filled, Streusel topped Vegan and Gluten free muffins anyone? We traveled down a long and windey back road In Pungo to end up at Beatson’s Blueberry Farm Here we were greeted … Continue reading

QUICK Viatnamese-style Rolls


I wandered out into the kitchen. Much to my surprise I see my Husband, of all people, making a dish. He’s never really been one to get the “I must cook this” bug up his butt like I do everyday. He isn’t as inspired as I am I suppose. Because let me just tell you…he CAN make food! Apparently!

He was soaking some rice paper rounds, thawing shrimp, gathering and slicing veggies and rolling up some Vietnamese styled rolls. I was amazed. I quickly hopped on that train and whipped up a peanut dipping sauce (gf,vegan and healthy ofcourse)!

SoOooOoO good! All he did was this :

1) Soak rice paper rounds (found at Asian markets uber cheap)

2) carefully lay onto cutting board or flat surface

3) Place whatever veggies or fillings you’d like (we used shrimp, cucumber,carrots and spinach)

4) roll up like a burritio ūüėČ

5) Um. Duh. Enjoy!



carobdippedfruit cheezeekale fruitrollhowto rawchesscake rawpumpkinpie

(carob dipped strawberries and bananas, pumpkin pie, avocado-coconut- lime cheesecake with raspberry sauce, fruit roll ups, cheezee kale chips)

Above I have just a few of the pictures I took from my Raw Food journey. I Really enjoyed making these, they weren’t hard at all and if you’re interested in making raw treats or foods, go for it! I am telling you, it’s really not that hard once you accumulate the basics of the raw food diet in your pantry or fridge.

Here’s what I ended up using most often:



virgin, unrefined coconut oil (organic)

nuts (pecans, cashews,walnuts)

maple syrup, agave, raw honey (all of which are very taboo in the Raw Food world about whether they are truly raw)

coconut flakes



Now as you can see from my list, a lot of these fall under the high fat or high sugar category. It’s fine in moderation. The key is to make these things that taste like other bad things, but with whole ingredients. If you were going to eat a candy¬†bar, a RAW version of that is definitely healthier and there will be some benefits nutritionally.¬†So yeah it’s fattening to have¬†a raw chocolate tart with a nut butter in it, but it’s not full of partially-hydrogenated oils, white sugar, animal by products,¬†etc. You can customize this to your liking and that’s what I found so intriguing and down right fun!¬†It’s also VERY CHALLENGING sometimes, which was fun for me but some people just find it frustrating.

Here are a list of some sites I’d visit regularly to¬†spark ideas or grab¬†recipes from. I even started coming up with my own after awhile. These people work very hard and are truly an inspiration in my life:

Be sure to check them out for fun and creative ways to eat well and still have tasty treats ūüėČ   I post recipes and green living tips as well on my Facebook so join me as well!


So as you can see, it’s a little challenging but can give you some¬†really neat¬†results just by having a little patience and the willingness to create.





RAW CHEEZEE KALE CHIPS! Fresh out of the dehydrator

CHEEZEE Kale Chips
2-3 handfuls of raw kale
1 cup cashews (soaked 2-3 hours) 1/2 red bell pepper 1 tbsp lemon juice 2 Tbsp nutritional yeast (I get it at Whole Foods) 1 clove garlic or 1 tsp garlic powder 1/2 tsp Himalayan salt 1/2 tsp. cayenne
115 degrees in dehydrator, I left mine in for about 5-6 hours until cripsy, be sure to check them! SOOOOOOOoOoOooOOOo tasty! Can be baked in oven too!