Saturday, June 30, 2007

Avocado Burritos

Recipe by David Wolfe

Super easy and very satisfying.

2 avocados
4 tomatoes
1 orange (juiced)
8 lettuce leaves

In a meduim bowl, mash and mix together the avocados and tomatoes. Squeeze in some orange juice for sweetness. Divide mixture amoung lettuce leaves and roll up burrito style.

Friday, June 29, 2007

Garlic Dressing

Simple to whip up and it goes well with any green salad

2 cloves garlic, minced
2 tablespoons parsley
1/4 cup fresh lemon juice
1 teaspoon dill weed
1/4 cup olive oil
pinch of corse celtic sea salt

Blend all ingredients together. It is best to let this dressing sit for a little while to develop flavor.

Thursday, June 28, 2007

Juice, Juice & More Juice

Well, I think we are going to get some relief from the heat today.
It seems cooler this morning. Maybe a rain shower?

Sometimes it is nice to take a break from eating for a day or two. It gives the body a chance to rest and work on healing things that may not get taken care of if the body is busy digesting foods all day.

Every once in a while I will try to just have juice for the day. I usually will peel 4 or 5 oranges in the late morning and run them through the juicer or sometimes I will just blend them if I want the flesh as well. I usually dilute the juice with a little distilled water.

Today I will also be having one of my favorites...Apple-Carrot-Celery juice.
I take about 6 carrots, 2-3 apples and 2 stalks of celery and juice them together. Pour into a glass and it is really delicious. They apples make the juice quite sweet.

There are so many combinations of juice to make. I'll be posting lots of juice recipes throughout the summer.

Wednesday, June 27, 2007

Fresh Strawberry Pie

From Recipes for Life...from God's Garden by Rhonda Malkmus

Pie Shell:

1 cup raw almonds, soaked overnight
1 cup soft, pitted dates
1/2 tsp vanilla (optional)

Soak the almonds for about 12 hours. Grind the nuts in a food procssor until finely chopped. Add the dates and vanilla, and blend well. Press thinly into a pie plate (from the center to the outside rim) to form the shell.


7 or 8 large strawberries
5 soft dates, pitted
2 bananas, fairly ripe
1 Tbsp fresh lemon juice
Blend all binder ingredients in food processor or blender until well mixed.

Fruit Filling:

Cut 2 pints of frsh strawberries into quarters, and fold into binder and fill shell. Decorate with approximately 1/2 pint of quartered strawberries. Cover and store in fridge. Chill well before serving.

Tuesday, June 26, 2007

Refreshing Spinach Salad

Today in Maine it is over 90 degrees!!! When it's that hot who wants to eat cooked food?
Summer is the easiest time to eat a raw vegan diet. There is an abundance of fresh fruits and vegetables and everything just seems to have more flavor.

Cool smoothies and salads are the way to go on a day like this. Here is an easy salad that takes just minutes to prepare.

Refreshing Spinach Salad

1 pound raw spinach, broken into bite-sized pieces
1/4 cup of leeks or chives, chopped
sliced radishes (about 4)
10 raw mushrooms, sliced thin (my favorite are baby portabellas)
1 carrot, shredded

Toss with your favorite raw dressing and enjoy.

Monday, June 25, 2007

Banana - Coconut Pudding

This pudding is soooo good!!!

1 whole young coconut (the white ones - not brown)
6 ripe bananas
1 T agave nectar
1 T raw carob powder (or cacao powder)
1 t almond extract and a pinch of nutmeg

Add both the meat from the coconut and the milk to the blender and blend. Add other ingredients and blend until smooth. Serve chilled and garnish with fresh mint leaves.

Sunday, June 24, 2007

Kyle Graduates!!!

Yesterday we had all of the family over and presented Kyle with his diploma. He is the last of our three children to graduate from high school. Kyle was homeschooled for all four of his high school years.
Congratulations Kyle, we are so proud of you!!!

Friday, June 22, 2007

Today's Mission - Perfect Tomatoes

Today I went to Wild Oats in search of a large amount of organic tomatoes. Not always a successful mission, but today was my lucky day. I could hardly contain my excitement when I saw a huge display of beautiful Roma tomatoes for only $1.49 lb.
I have many plans for these beauties this weekend. I am going to make raw marinara, raw chili, and just enjoy a few all by themselves!!!

Wednesday, June 20, 2007

Late Morning Smoothie

This is my favorite smoothie. I have this almost everyday. It is the first thing I usually eat or drink. I get up at 6:30 with hubby, make his lunch, do paperwork for our plumbing business, set appointments, return calls and the usual daily household duties.

2 frozen bananas
1 tsp. raw carob or sometimes I use raw cacao powder
1 tbsp. raw organic almond butter
a small squirt of raw agave nectar
2 cups of distilled water (more or less) depending on how thick you like it

Kyle, my very picky 16 year old even loves this drink. When he is home I have to double the recipe!!!

First Post


My intention with this blog is to keep a journal of my raw journey. Also, to make it easier for others to succeed with their raw journey.
My name is Laura, I am married with three great children. Jenn 21, Tracy 18, and Kyle 16.
I will try to post examples of what a regular day of raw is like for me, recipes that I love, and just everyday fun stuff.

I also just became a grandmother three weeks ago!!! Her name is Madison.