Creamy Maple Tahini Dressing

Posted by on Aug 29, 2011 in Raw Food, Recipes, Sauce, Vegan, Vegeratian | 0 comments

Creamy Maple Tahini Dressing

Looking for an Asian inspired dressing or dipping sauce? Then look no further, cause this one is spicy, sweet, creamy….and good enough to drink! I use this as a dressing for  hearty salads like romaine mixed with root vegetables (think carrots, beets, radishes). It’s also AMAZING as a dip for crudites, veggie wraps, or vegetarian satays. I really do love making homemade dressings and I hope you’ll give this one a try. Creamy Maple Tahini Dressing – (Makes a lil more than 2 cups) 1/2 cup...

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Antioxidant Powerhouse (Love Your Ovaries) Juice

Posted by on Aug 24, 2011 in Juices, Raw Food, Recipes, Vegan, Vegeratian | 2 comments

Antioxidant Powerhouse (Love Your Ovaries) Juice

A while ago  I saw an episode of a TV show called “The Doctors.” The whole show was about 50 Dos and Don’ts for your health – with many alternative, do it yourself, methods for self care. The show seems like it’s trying to cater to a mainstream, pop culture audience, so I was really excited when they started talking about cures, remedies, and prevention protocols using food! In particular, they cited recent studies which showed that parsley and celery can help in the prevention of...

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Çoban Salatası (aka Shepherd’s Salad)

Posted by on Aug 15, 2011 in Raw Food, Recipes, Salads, Vegan, Vegeratian | 0 comments

Çoban Salatası (aka Shepherd’s Salad)

So this is another very traditional Turkish dish. I love it because it is so simple to make, yet still so delicious. It’s a perfect spring or summer dish, pairing cool crunchy cucumbers with sweet and succulent tomatoes. It’s so light; so refreshing; and so tasty. The folklore/history behind this dish is that shepherds, while out all day tending their flocks, would pick a bit of this and a bit of that..basically, whatever veggies were available out in the fields, and that’s what they would eat...

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Beta-Caro-Greens – Juice Recipe

Posted by on Aug 15, 2011 in Juices, Recipes | 1 comment

This juice features carrots, beets, celery and spinach. Previously, I’ve talked about the benefits of spinach (see smoothie recipe), so only I’ll talk a bit now about the other ingredients in this juice. Celery is a natural diuretic and a great source of natural sodium. Some even claim that celery is an appetite suppressant, as this low calorie vegetable is often included as a “free for all” food in various diet programs. Carrots, as I’m sure you’ve heard, are known for their...

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Pineapple Mango Lassi – Smoothie Recipe

Posted by on Aug 15, 2011 in Recipes, Smoothies | 0 comments

As for this tasty beverage, I normally don’t like putting dairy in my smoothies (I’m not vegan, but I just don’t prefer it). But seeing as I’ve been chewing-challenged, I’ve made an exception. Though, the real reason why I opted for yogurt (i.e., dairy) in this smoothie is because yogurt contains the probiotic acidophilus (among others)…Check out the side of a yogurt container. They should all say something like “contains live and active cultures” followed by which...

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