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Peach Cardamon Tart with a Ginger Pecan Crust

Post by Susan on August 11, 2017

Over 20 years ago, I took a road trip from Minnesota to California. I had never been west of Colorado with it’s beautiful pines, and fluffy snow. As we drove down the coast from Seattle, I was amazed at the beauty of the west coast. The haystack rocks of Oregon, the high cliffs of Northern…

Cucumber Noodles with Thai Basil Dressing
Cucumber Noodles with Thai Basil Dressing

Do I have a good summer recipe for you. It’s light, spicy yet refreshing and uses a lot of ingredients that are in season right now. Asian-style Cucumber Noodles with Thai Basil Dressing is a recipe that is going to go in our frequently used summer recipe file! I used cucumber noodles that I made…

Strawberry Cake with Strawberry Cashew Cream (raw)
Strawberry Cake with Strawberry Cashew Cream (raw)

When my girls were little, one of our favorite summer desserts was a cake that involved angel food cake, strawberries, strawberry jello, and whipping cream. Oh, and lots of sugar. It was light, refreshing, and incredibly tasty. I missed that cake every summer. When I was writing my book, Rawmazing Desserts, I decided to make…

Summer Southwest Salad with Chipotle Dressing (Raw)
Summer Southwest Salad with Chipotle Dressing (Raw)

I am typing as fast as I can because I want to get this raw Southwest Salad recipe to you for the long weekend! It is the perfect salad for your 4th of July. This Southwest Salad makes good use of all of the wonderful produce that is showing up in our gardens and at…

Raw Almond Joy’s from Sanctuary Bistro!
Raw Almond Joy’s from Sanctuary Bistro!

I am very excited to bring you Chef Barry Horton’s recipe for Rawlmond Joy Treats. These delicious little raw treats are great to have on hand when you want a little something sweet. The recipe comes from their newly released cookbook, “Sanctuary Bistro’s Recipes for Every Day Living”. I recently visited Sanctuary Bistro, my favorite…

Raw Cauliflower Salad with Mustard Dill Dressing
Raw Cauliflower Salad with Mustard Dill Dressing

I love summer food. It’s easy, fresh, delicious and bursting with flavors that you only get when produce is in season. Tomatoes are sweet and juicy, cauliflowers from the farmer’s market are fresh and firm, and everything just seems to taste a little better. These days, I am making recipes that are nutrient dense and…

Mulberry Peanut Cacao Crunchy Bars
Mulberry Peanut Cacao Crunchy Bars

First, I want to apologize for not posting for so long. We have been going through some healthy issues in my family and it has taken up a bit of time. I am very happy to be back posting! So, what do you do when you want a treat, but you want to make sure…

Sweet Potato Broccoli Salad with Garlic-Ginger Tahini Sauce
Sweet Potato Broccoli Salad with Garlic-Ginger Tahini Sauce

I was tired. And I didn’t want to cook. But I wanted something super healthy and super healing. Take-out  just never seems to fit that bill. It had to be fast, easy and delicious. We seem to have an over abundance of sweet potatoes around (one should always check before going shopping and buying a…

Simple Save Your Breasts Salad
Simple Save Your Breasts Salad

It isn’t the prettiest dish I’ve made but it sure is powerful. Think about it. A salad that actually can fight and suppress cancer cells. I combined three top cancer fighters, broccoli sprouts, garlic and walnuts in one salad. It is simple, tasty and loaded with three top cancer-fighters. Let’s start with the miraculous broccoli plant….

Cruciferous Crackers (Raw)
Cruciferous Crackers (Raw)

Talk about an “aha” moment. I was listening to one of our favorites, Dr. Greger of NutritionFacts.Org talk about ways to cook broccoli so that you get the biggest bang for your buck. He mentioned (say that with an elongated meeeennnnnntioned) that one of the most potent cancer fighting antioxidants, sulforaphane that broccoli contains is…