Health Education, Raw Vegan, Recipes, Vegan

DIY: Dried Tomatoes

I almost feel guilty writing this post, because it’s so dang easy. But still…I think it’s worth sharing. Many people do not make their own dried tomatoes. They buy them in the store. Unfortunately, they are commonly stored in oil, and/or often have sulphites in very high amounts (100ppm). And, sulphites are not our friends! According to a study in…

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Ayurveda, Raw Vegan, Recipes, Vegan

Cacao Cherry Coco Smoothie: Raw Vegan Recipe + Recommendations For Your Ayurveda Dosha

I had to share this one… Because I just made it for the first time… And I’m drooling over it! Seriously, it’s so good! It’s not a new flavor combination, by any means… But it needs to be in your back pocket. Because, you’ll really enjoy this recipe! It won’t feel like a chore to drink it because it’s healthy.…

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Nutrition, Raw Vegan, Vegan

Where Do You Get Your Protein? Part 2

Ok, so here is a typical day of low fat raw vegan eating. Breakfast: Hot Cocoa Lunch: Snickerdoodle Persimmon Nice Cream Dinner: Omega-3 Walnut Dip with 2 heads of romaine lettuce I entered all of these foods into Cronometer, a food tracking website, and voila, all of my protein requirements were met. I ate nearly 50 grams of protein without…

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Ayurveda, Raw Vegan, Recipes, Vegan

Big Island Juicy Smoothie Raw Vegan Recipe + Customize According To Your Ayurveda Dosha

Anyone remember the Dole Pineapple Orange Banana juice? It may actually still be a thing… I remember loving it when I was growing up. I could drink glass after glass of it! This recipe is a throwback to that deliciousness. Only, none of the ingredients are from concentrate. Nor are they pasteurized. They are pure RAW awesomeness. These ingredients are…

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Health, Health Education, Heart Disease, Low Fat, Nutrition, Raw Vegan, Self-Care, Special Diet, Vegan

Why Raw Food: Part 2

There are many, many reasons why I eat a raw food diet. Below I discuss reasons to eat raw food from a health and nutrition perspective. Please refer to Why Raw Food: Part 1 to learn the effect of heating fats, carbohydrates, and protein. The sections below are derived from a lecture on “Why Raw Food” by Dr. Rozalind Graham.…

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Calories, Carbs, Health, Health Education, Holiday, Low Fat, Psychology, Raw Vegan, Self-Care, Special Diet, Travel

Healthy Travel: My Top 5 Tips

How do you resist the aroma of Cinnabon and fried foods in the airport? How do you say no to the onslaught of pre-packaged airplane meals when you’re stuck on a plane for 14 or more hours with nothing to do? If you manage to eat healthfully on the airplane, the rest of your trip will rock! You will come…

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Holiday, Raw Vegan, Recipes, Special Diet, Vegan, Weight Loss

Raw Recipe: Snickerdoodle Persimmon Nice Cream

One of my favorite things about the fall and early winter is persimmons. If you have never eaten a persimmon, and you’re reading this sometime between October-December, then go to your nearest grocery store, and get some! The trick with persimmons is to let them ripen. They can take forever. The two main varieties are fuyu or Japanese persimmon and…

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