Autumn is one of my favorite times of the year and this year, we had an extended period of the most fantastic foliage display. Enjoy my photos of the past month of our surrounding area, my gardens and some of the events I attended and things I have done along the way.
Even the "healthiest" granola or protein bar you find on the grocery store shelf can contain ingredients you may not want to consume regularly. KIND Bars, filled with nuts and seeds and coated with a drizzle of chocolate or caramel are, by far, the one bar that has the shortest, most whole food ingredient list … Continue reading Apple Pie Bars
With little snow this past winter and the weather being very hot, dry and humid all month long with very little to no rain, the NWS put out a fire warning for our area this past week, which I don't recall ever seeing before. Wouldn't you know it, though, it started pouring cats and dogs … Continue reading Austere August
When the weather cools, a lovely bowl of soup really warms the soul. Raw, creamy soups are the heart and soul of the season for me. Raw cashews are my go-to ingredient to make a creamy base for any raw soup. Some people like to use Miso, but I like the creamy texture that cashews … Continue reading Raw Cream of Carrot Soup
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!
I tried a beetroot latte a few years ago at Wildflour, a vegan bakery in Providence and was blown away! If the idea of drinking a beetroot latte weirds you out, give it a try first and see what you think. But first, I guess you have to like beets! I know I work for … Continue reading Beetroot Latte
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