Some of my favorite foods and scents come with the Autumnal change of seasons. We're talking cinnamon and nutmeg, maple syrup and honey, crisp apples, the smell of fallen leaves, pumpkin pie and apple crisp fresh from the oven, and spicy hot chocolate and tangy mulled cider taken outdoors sitting by a roaring fire. Oh … Continue reading RAW VEGAN PUMPKIN CHEESECAKE
Apple picking season is pure joy in the fall, and the smell of a homemade apple pie baking in the oven conjures up images of curling up by the fireplace on a cold autumn evening drinking mulled cider. Apple cider is much more than a seasonal beverage—for many families, like maple sugaring, it is a … Continue reading Apples + Cider = Fall Fun!
Enjoy the winter scenes and my mushrooms and indoor garden photos and a kitty or two!
You know how some people love peas, but not pea soup? Or hummus but not chickpeas? It's funny because I love both peas and pea soup! And, I love a hummus, but not a fan eating just chickpeas by themselves! So weird. However, once I add them to a salad or combine them with other … Continue reading Chickpea Salad
I love to use single-ingredient proteins in my recipes including Bob's Red Mill Hemp Powder or Chia Seeds, or I use whole raw nuts to add good fats, protein and fiber to my smoothies and other recipes. Depending on the nut, however, it will add a level of grittiness or creaminess to the recipe depending … Continue reading CRANBERRY CUTIE
Ok, so you all know I love gardening of any kind, and I have been wanting to forage for mushrooms for quite a while now, but never really knew where to go, what to look for and when. I have taken a few seminars and know a few friends who forage mushrooms with great luck … Continue reading Mushrooms Anyone?
You all know what my fitness workspace looks like but are you curious as to what my "other" workspace is like? October starts the last quarter of the year and most retailers are on high alert putting out every seasonal item on an early schedule. Although, Halloween items were minimal in my store, Fall decorations … Continue reading October Highlights
Created by renowned raw chefs Russell James and Amy Levin, two of my favorite raw food chefs, who take the time to show you how to make creative and beautiful foods with few ingredients to maximize nutritional value that are relatively easy to make. Click the photo above to go directly to the recipe! Or … Continue reading Linzer Cookies
T'is the season for hearty stews and soups, warm biscuits and spiced drinks.One of my favorite summer raw soups, using fresh-picked peppers from the garden, is especially lovely when the weather turns cool and damp. The hot water and cayenne pepper adds some heat and a kick. Ingredients 1 cup raw cashews, soaked 4 hours … Continue reading Red Pepper Soup
My daughter Aspen is a talented artist and Licensed Nail Tech working in northern RI. She graduated from school just before the pandemic hit and worked for a short time at a local salon before everything shut down. Instead of bumming out, she practiced on me and her best friend during lock down, and worked … Continue reading Aspen Does Nails