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Sunday, April 28, 2013

Fresh Garden Salad & my 100th post!

Dandelion Greens, Arugula, Blue Kale, Purslane, Fennel, Chives, drizzled with a Garlic-Mushroom Olive Oil.

Hellooo Spring!  I'm starting off Spring with my 100th post!  Yesterday, I went to the Raleigh Farmer's Market to pick up all of my herb and veggie plants for my Spring garden.  I'M SO EXCITED!  My Mom and I found this adorable "Flip Flop Flowerpot" display to plant our herbs in.  It's so awesome to have all my herbs/salad ingredients on the deck for easy access. 

Monday, April 15, 2013

Raw Chipotle Stuffed Avocados

This recipe was my very first attempt at a raw recipe.  It turned out delicious.  Josh said he would rather have it as a side or appetizer to another meal, but I would have been happy eating it all by itself. 

Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Vegetarian Marinara with Delicious Gluten-Free Pasta

The white rice pasta was outstanding, in fact, we may never buy regular wheat spaghetti again. This meal was AWESOME and totally satisfied my craving for Italian.


Sunday, April 7, 2013

Potentially harmful levels of arsenic in rice. What's wrong with this picture?

Check out this article and study by Consumer Reports.

Arsenic in Your Food

There's a chart at the bottom of the article that shows arsenic levels in some commonly purchased rice products.

Delicious Vegan Apple Crisp

We had family from Connecticut to our house last night for a big plant-based dinner.  Everyone complimented how delicious the food was.  We served the Chipotle Bean Bowl, Cuban Garbanzos as well as this yummy Apple Crisp.

Thanks to the Hell yeah it's Vegan! blog for the recipe.  I followed it exactly, except I

Before you order that burger, read this...

Beef Burgers Made of Horse Meat and Salmonella Outbreak from Ground Beef -- The Unsavory Truth of Rising Food Fraud and Contamination

February 06, 2013
 By Dr. Mercola
When you buy processed meat, whether from your local grocer or a restaurant, what are you really getting?
That's a very valid question these days, as one meat-related scandal after another has been revealed. Most recently, at least 16 people in the US have been sickened from salmonella-tainted ground beef, and in

Friday, April 5, 2013

Happy Earth Month!

It's Earth Month and I'm posting some ideas on how you can show Mother Earth some love, not just during April but all year round.

  1. BYOB - everyone knows this by now, but bring your own bags when shopping!  You don't have to limit this to grocery shopping.  I take my shopping bags with me to Target, Walgreens, the Farmer's Market, the craft store, etc.  It feels good not to have that pile of plastic bags at home taking up space. If you feel like you're doing good by recycling those plastic bags, think again.  They're actually polluting our oceans like crazy. For more information on the

Thursday, April 4, 2013


Thanks to Susan, a friend at work, I recently tried Spirulina.  She gave me a little packet of it and I spent a couple weeks trying to figure out what to do with it.  I finally decided to see what Google had to say.  I found a recipe on the Raw Glow Blog for Spirulina salad dressing.  It was surprisingly good.

I have to be honest, the smell of the Spirulina alone is a little

Wednesday, April 3, 2013

Red Quinoa Salad

 Red Quinoa Salad with Avocado, Black Beans, Bell Peppers & Corn
Photo: We've been busy in the Kitchen this weekend perfecting our Red Quinoa recipe, and think we finally nailed it. Flavorful, bright and light, it was hard not to eat it up all before taking pictures. Great dish for spring and summer (or anytime).  We will add it to the website in the coming weeks along with some useful tips.

Whoa! This is most definitely our favorite Yassa Sauce recipe yet! Not only is this dish extremely colorful, it is SO delicious.  It made plenty for two dinners, so we have leftovers!  I followed the recipe almost exactly, except my fiance is a little fussy and he doesn't like cold food, so I warmed up the beans and sauce in a pot and combined the additional ingredients as the recipe calls for.

This photo is courtesy of the Kitchens of Africa - it's far prettier than