Dandelion Vinegar

dandelionsSpring is time for dandelions and liver support!  If your yard is organic (or you know of one that is), and you see dandelions blooming, pluck those little flower heads!

The yellow flowers are high in lecithin and support liver health.

I feel like a honeybee as I buzz over my yard and collect the dandelion flowers.

:)

Once you’ve got a bunch, fill a glass mason jar (that has a lid) with the flowers.  Really pack them in there.

dandelions and acvPour Apple Cider Vinegar (ACV) over the top until all the flowers are covered.

Cover with a lid (ideally a plastic lid since the vinegar will eat a metal lid … or put a layer of saran between the liquid and the metal lid).

Let this nectar sit on your counter (out of direct light) for about 6 weeks, and give it a shake once a day.

After 6 weeks, strain the vinegar and compost the dandelions (or leave them in there for the visual effect).

Use this Dandelion Vinegar anywhere you would eat ACV, for example:

  • A quick shot glass of Dandelion ACV chased by water in the morning will put some zing in your step and keep your liver smiling
  • Mixed with some olive oil and Fiesta Mole it makes a tasty salad dressing

Superfood Guacamole

A Small Bowl of Superfood Guacamole

A Small Bowl of Superfood Guacamole

What happens when you cross a love for avocados & guacamole with a passion for superfoods?

Superfood Guacamole!

3 tsp Hemp Seeds

1/4 tsp Blue Green Algae

2 tsp Fiesta Mole

1 tsp Nutritional Yeast Flakes (for a cheesy taste)

1/4 tsp Chipotle Powder or Cayenne (optional)

1 Avocado chopped

1/2-3/4 tsp Lemon Juice

Chopped sweet onion & chopped tomato (optional)

 

Stir all the dry ingredients together, then add the avocado and mix or mash it into the dry ingredients.  Add the lemon juice and any additional favorite guacamole ingredients.

 

Use as a dip, a spread, or eat straight up like the Superfood Bowl that it is!

Kale Chips

Kale Chips

Kale Chips are such a tasty way of satisfying cravings for salty, savory, crunch, while still getting a healthy dose of greens.  Buying them from the store is much more costly than making them at home … and making them yourself is easy.

Here’s a basic recipe to get you started … adjust the seasonings to your preferences of the moment. :)

kale

Curly Leaf vs. Lacinto Kale

 

Start with a head of Curly Leaf Kale. Lacinto Kale – the flat leaf kale also called “Dinosaur Kale” – will also work for this, but your chips will be very flat and not as crispy in texture.

 

Wash the kale well and remove the leaves from the tougher spine.  The quick way to remove the leaves is to hold the stem at the base and pull your hand upwards, stripping the leaves from the spine.  Then break the leaf into smaller bite-sized bits (about 3 inches or less).

Add all your kale leaves to a big bowl and massage in the dressing you have blended (see cheese sauce below).  Make sure that every bit of the leaf is covered.  The Apple Cider Vinegar in the recipe particularly helps the tough cell walls of the kale leaf to break down and get softer so it’s easier to digest.

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Holiday Raw: Superfood Salad Wreath

This salad wreath is not only festive, but highly nutritive due to the upgraded ingredients.   This dish is simple to make, and is sure to brighten any holiday feast table.  

 

Superfood Salad Wreath

Superfood Salad Wreath

Happy Holidays!

Happy Holidays!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Superfood Bowls

Coconut Chlorella Bowl

Coconut Chlorella Bowl

I’ve got a new favorite creation on my raw superfood journey that cuts down kitchen time, meets my body’s “NOW” nutrition requirements, and tastes great every time.

I think these Superfood Bowls will also empower you to find your own creative nature in your kitchen, as well as be even more in tune with your body’s wisdom.

The basics of Superfood Bowls are simple:

1. Get a bowl

2. Add some dry superfoods

3. Add some wet superfoods (fats and/or sweetener)

4. Stir and eat on the spot

It might seem like cereal to you, or as my raw friend calls it, “goo”.  That’s why I just call it a superfood bowl.  If you don’t label it like anything you’ve ever eaten before, you can focus more on how it feels in the moment and enjoy the flavors, nutrition and satisfied full feeling.

Here are some recipes to get you started …
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Holiday Raw: Grinch Kabobs

Here is a quick, easy, and most importantly, healthy snack that is sure to be the highlight of the table.   It’s always best to purchase organic produce, especially with strawberries and grapes, as they are on the top most contaminated fruit list. 

This is what you’ll need for this recipe:

Grinch Kabobs

Grinch Kabobs

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