Two Great Dairy-Free Cream Cheeses

Best Cream Cheese Ever 1 ½ cups pine nuts 1 ½ cups raw sunflower seeds 3/4 cup fresh lemon juice ¾ tsp. whole black peppercorns 3 cloves garlic 1 ¾ tsp. sea salt If you soak the nuts and seeds overnight you can use the full measurements.  If you forget to soak them, use scant… Read more

Broccoli Salad

Broccoli is loaded with detoxifying antioxidants and is rich in anti-inflammatory phytonutrients, as well as omega 3 fatty acids.  ¼ cup almonds ¾ cup water 2 Tbs avocado 4 Tbs  raw apple cider vinegar 1 tsp sea salt 1/4  cup olive oil 2 Tbs agave or coconut nectar 8 cups broccoli, chopped 1/2 cup onion, chopped 1… Read more

Carrot Raisin Crunch Salad

(A long time favorite of mine, this salad is sweet, crunchy, and vibrant! – A.C.)  SALAD 6 cups shredded carrots 1 cup raw sunflower seeds ½ cup shredded raw coconut 1 ½ cups raisins, soaked DRESSING 3 oz. orange juice 2oz. lemon juice 4 tsp olive oil 1 tsp kelp 2 tsp honey 2 tsp…. Read more

Chopped Salad with Tarragon Dressing

(serves 4) 1 head of kale, cut into small ribbons 2 stalks of celery, diced 1 cucumber, diced 2 carrots, diced 1 fennel, thinly sliced 1 beet, shredded 1 tablespoon sunflower seeds 1 can of garbanzo beans drained and rinsed (or sprouted) Dressing: ¼ cup fresh squeezed lemon juice 2 tablespoons apple cider vinegar 2/3… Read more

Crisp Cabbage and Apple Salad

2 C red cabbage, shredded 2 C Napa cabbage, shredded 2 C Granny Smith apple, thinly sliced 2 tsp lemon juice 1/4 C golden raisins, soaked 1/4 C raw sunflower seeds Dressing 1/4 C cold-pressed extra-virgin olive oil 2 Tbsp raw tahini 1 inch fresh ginger, grated 1 lemon, juiced 2 tsp tamari or Nama… Read more

Sunny Pate`

Courtesy of The Raw Gourmet, by Nomi Shannon.  When Nomi told me to use this recipe instead of another one I wanted to use, I was hesitant. It seemed to be too simple to be as good as she claimed.  Well, I tried it and Nomi was absolutely right! Since then I’ve made this pate` many… Read more

Pineapple Summer Salad with Jalapeno Mint Dressing

INGREDIENTS 1 head of kale, cut into small ribbons 1 cucumber, chopped 1 beet, shredded 2 Tbs sunflower seeds 2 Tbs. hemp seeds 1 cup chopped fresh pineapple Combine all ingredients in a large bowl.  Dress only what you will eat with the dressing below. Dressing: INGREDIENTS ¼ cup fresh squeezed lemon juice 2/3 cup… Read more