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Leek Polenta with Roasted Chanterelle Mushrooms

Post by Susan on November 8, 2015

It started raining late Saturday night. There is a feeling that comes over me when the first real rain of the season arrives. It wakes me from my warm weather slumber and as I hit the cold, damp air, I become alive. In Northern California, fall comes late. I pine for blustery days with their…

Black Beans with Mango Salsa and Lime Cream
Black Beans with Mango Salsa and Lime Cream

Oh my goodness it has been a couple of weeks! The construction on our house is almost done and oh…yes…I got married last week! We had a beautiful, very small ceremony with just our children, their significant others, Peter’s sisters and his nephew. We were married at the Kenwood in close to Sonoma, right in…

Blueberry Mulberry Maple Granola
Blueberry Mulberry Maple Granola

Sometimes fun surprises come from places we never expect. This Blueberry Mulberry Maple Granola is one of those surprises. If you have a second, I will fill you in.   It’s getting crazy around here. I am getting married in 25 days (wow, did I really say that?), our house is still under construction, a…

Sweet Potato Chickpea Wraps with Mango Avocado Salsa
Sweet Potato Chickpea Wraps with Mango Avocado Salsa

Note: This is not a fully raw recipe. This is a transitional recipe. Part cooked, part raw, 100% nutritious and delicious! It’s getting hot in California. Summer is truly here.  And when the temps rise, I become obsessed with lettuce wraps. There is something so refreshing about biting into that crunchy lettuce leaf. It’s so…

Fresh Bouillon and a Buddha Bowl
Fresh Bouillon and a Buddha Bowl

For a fully raw version, page down. I love the concept of a “Buddha Bowl”. I also call it my “What I make for dinner when I don’t feel like making dinner” bowl. It is simple, nutritious, delicious and a great way to use what you have in the kitchen. There are also two recipes…

Perfect Summer Salad
Perfect Summer Salad

I am not even going to pretend. I am overwhelmed! We are moving into our new house, well 2 rooms of our new house in only 11 days and I honestly don’t know how we are going to pull it off. Our garages (that we were going to move our stuff into) are filled with…

Miso Ginger Kale Soup
Miso Ginger Kale Soup

I am often asked, “How do you stay raw in the winter”. The simple answer is I don’t.  I don’t worry about being 100% raw at any time of the year. In the summer I will go for weeks without eating any cooked food but not because I have set expectations that I have to…

Cheezy Kale Crackers
Cheezy Kale Crackers

If I don’t have a batch of raw crackers or flat bread around, I am at extreme risk of snack attacks. You know what I am talking about. The attacks that an apple or an orange can’t curb. The attacks that find me riffling through the cabinets for something crunchy and satisfying. The attacks that can lead me…

Transitioning to Raw Food with Sweet and Sour Rice
Transitioning to Raw Food with Sweet and Sour Rice

Forbidden Rice with Pineapple and Sweet and Sour – recipe below (from Rawmazing’s Transitional Foods E-Book) It happens all the time. People hear about my involvement with raw food and it starts. “You mean like sushi?”, or “I could never eat that way”. Some look at me like I just landed from another planet, and should probably…

Raw Transition Recipe with Kale for the New Year!
Raw Transition Recipe with Kale for the New Year!

Happy New Year! It is 2011 and I am excited. I love clean slates, fresh starts and dates that motivate! When the new year starts, I get in a cleaning out mode. I want to attack the closets, my office, and my diet. I normally give myself way too much leeway between Thanksgiving and Christmas…