Archives for the ‘Raw’ Category

Raw Coconut-Orange-Cacao Bars

Raw Coconut-Orange-Cacao Bars Did I mention I was on a raw food kick lately?  I feel great – I’ve been juicing vegetables every day for the past couple of weeks and incorporating some sort of raw dish with every meal, including salads, raw nuts and seeds, fruits, fresh coconut smoothies, and delicious sauces made with […]

Raw Asparagus & Kale “Guacamole” Salad

  I’ve been on a raw food kick lately.  I started doing yoga again a couple of weeks ago and really feel motivated to detox.  But forget special detox diets and supplements – the best way to do that is to juice regularly and incorporate more raw foods in your diet, especially fruits and vegetables.  […]

Trader Joes’ Marinated Three-Bean Salad (and other healthy lunch options)

I just had to take a picture of this beautiful salad I made for lunch today.  The ingredients are simple – mixed greens and arugula from the farmers’ market, sliced red bell pepper, diced almonds and Trader Joe’s brand marinated three-bean salad, dressed with extra virgin olive oil and fresh squeezed lemon juice and garnished […]

Juicing

  This week I am trying to incorporate as many detoxifying foods as possible after overdoing it on wine, chocolate and sugar (yes, I cheated) on my husband’s birthday. One of my favorite ways to detox is to juice fresh vegetables daily. All the pure, raw enzymes and vitamins and antioxidants will make you feel […]

Tomato Cucumber Cilantro Salad

  Walking through the farmers’ market in late July and August, one cannot miss the signs that it is tomato season in California.  Everywhere you turn there are piles of ripe, organic tomatoes – bright red, yellow, orange ones, multi-colored heirlooms, cherry and grape tomatoes, you name it.  This is one of my favorite times […]

Oysters!

  Last weekend, my husband and I took a refreshing trip to Bass Lake and Yosemite National Park.  We rented a lovely cabin that was complete with skylights, a loft, large kitchen and a very comfortable deck.  The owners of the cabin suggested that we stop at a local fish market on the way there […]

Mango Salsa

  This mango salsa is the perfect light, refreshing accompaniment to my ground turkey tacos – or enjoy it with some stone-ground blue corn tortilla chips!  It’s delightful on a warm, summer evening, and is always a hit at a backyard cookout.   You will need: a food processor 2 manilla mangoes 1 small onion 1/2 pasilla or poblano […]