Friday, October 29, 2010

FESTIVE. Raw Vegan Pumpkin Pie.


okay, I'm calm. Here's the recipe.


2-3 cups pumpkin pieces (flesh, with some slimy bits too)
1 cup almond milk, a little lemon juice and water
soaked dates (1 cup)
nutmeg grated
cinnamon (tons, i love this magic dust)
dash of all spice
2 handfuls of tiny chopped apple pieces



2 big handfuls walnuts
6 dates
2.5T water with lemon

Chill the whole pie overnight and, there WILL be extra filling from the pumpkin. Luscious...spoonfuls.
Tell me what you think. It was actually difficult to get the rawness of the pumpkin out of the flavour.

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

look who else drinks green smoothies!

CHEER UP NICOLE. You're drinking liquid energy!

Fruit Obsessions.

Experiencing raspberry overdose right now. I need to justify my actions by telling you how nutritionally explosive these tiny pink things are. They contain:

-lutein (important for healthy vision)
-Vit C
-vitamin B2

ANDDD ellagic acid, a polyphenol antioxidant, basically fights cancer and aging. yum.

Saturday, October 16, 2010

tropical flavaaa.

okay, i'm sorry for the disappearance, food just hasn't been exciting enough to blog about. BUT from now on it will be.

Read this, or make this, or DRINK THIS while listening to this:

1-2 cups pineapple chunks
2 huge handfuls spinach
water 3/4 cup
1 ripey ripe banana

ehhh, voila.

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Coconut Cream Pie

Crust (food processor from Coconut Strawberry Tart-March) Filling

A big handful of almonds, soaked for only 20-25 minutes
6-7 prunes, soaked for only 5 minutes
2 bigger slices of pear peeled
2 tbsn of cinnamon (I LOVE CINNAMON)
1 tbsn of raw carob powder
1 tsp liquid vanilla extract
a small drizzle of maple syrup


3 bananas
meat from 1 large coconut
1T coconut oil

This was super easy to make, one difference would be to not freeze it overnight, it tastes better when the filling is creamy and not frozen. If you know it will be eaten for guests in one night, after making it place it in the freezer for 10-15 minutes. Enjoy!

Saturday, October 2, 2010

sneaky cooked food.

I had to blog about this, but lately the amount of raw food I've been eating has been slowly decreasing while my cooked food intake has been increasing. It's been about two weeks, but it all started when I went out for sushi (veggie, obviously so not actually sushi), and had inari which is tofu pockets of rice.

I'm going to be frank about what I'm experiencing, some of it may be directly related, others not, or it could all just be a combo of stress + diet. I am tense all the time, my shoulders hunch even in my sleeping position, so I've had to be conscious about that. My skin is FREAKING out at me, and I don't like it one bit. My hair is drier, my thighs are bigger--wtf. and I haven't been feeling my usual happy self.

HOWEVER. this will all change, I mean since I have been attentive I've been changing certain things. I know now one thing, that to sustain a raw food lifestyle you need to give yourself grains. Soaked buckwheat, soaked wild rice, soaked millet and quinoa, even cooked during your dinner meals will benefit you.

Usually when I feel nonchalant about eating cooked food it means I need to reduce my fruit intake because the excess sugar gives me cravings for junk. Including sprouts have helped me reverse this fruit dependence. So buy a jar, put some mesh over the top and start soaking those flax seeds and mung beans! Also, drinking unbelievable amounts of water really start re-cleansing your system. If you feel you've been dragging behind the raw food wagon, jump up, dust yourself off and introduce these things back in: water, sprouts, and cooked/soaked grains.
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lol, this baby's face is jokes.