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Raw Foods Thursdays: 4/3/14

GF Recipes, Raw Foods, Raw Foods Thursdays, Vegan

Raw Foods Thursdays: 4/3/14

11 Comments 02 April 2014

Welcome to Raw Foods Thursdays! It’s my favorite day of the week, because I know that by the end of the day I’ll have new delicious raw recipes to try! Thanks so much for your participation in this event. I hope you get as much joy out of it as I do!

This week I’m highlighting some recipes that were unique in some way.

A New Raw Bread Recipe

Raw Tomato Garlic Bread by Blissful Yoga Journey

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A Great Article on Coconut Butter (and a delicious bonus smoothie)

6 Ways to Enjoy Coconut Butter by Organic 4 Green Livings

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A Raw Soup with Red Peppers

Kreamy Red Pepper Soup by The Gluten-Free TreadmillKreamy_GFT

A Raw Salad with a Raw Pate

Sunflower Pate Caesar Salad by Kimmy of Rock My Vegan Socks

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A Raw Carob Bar!

Raw Carob Bar by Organic Talks

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This week I’m sharing my Spring Fever Zucchini Smoothie.

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What do you have to share?

Here’s how you can participate:

  • Simply link up a raw foods recipe (see What is Raw Food?), mention Raw Foods Thursdays, and link back to this post so your readers can join in the fun!
  • Please link to the recipe, not to a blog’s home page, so we can all find your raw foods recipe.
  • You may link up a recipe that you’ve made in the past. Just make sure to share something different each time you participate.
  • Be sure to leave a comment letting us know who you are and what you’re sharing.
  • Feel free to use the Raw Foods Thursdays blog badge created by the lovely, talented Heather Peters!

Sharing the Raw Love:

  • All raw submissions will be pinned on the Raw Foods Thursdays Board.
  • All raw submissions will be shared on Facebook.
  • Feel free to share this event in your social media communities as well!

What are Raw Foods Meals?

  • Plant-based meals that are not cooked.  Dehydrators may be used.  (The raw foods community has differing views on temperature, but the range is between 104 and 118 degrees.) Feel free to link up recipes that use a slightly higher temperature as long as they could be made at 118 with a longer dry time.
  • Raw Ingredients: vegetables, fruit, dried fruit, nuts, seeds, gluten-free sprouted grains, beans, and oils.

What isn’t raw?

  • Anything cooked or heated above 118.
  • Anything processed.  If it comes from a can or a package that lists more than one ingredient, chances are it’s not raw!
  • If your recipe contains an ingredient like maple syrup that makes your submission “almost raw”, please share it anyway. Raw sweeteners are easy to substitute.

Thanks for participating!


Raw Foods Thursdays: March 27, 2014

GF Recipes, Raw Foods, Raw Foods Thursdays, Vegan

Raw Foods Thursdays: March 27, 2014

11 Comments 26 March 2014

Happy Raw Foods Thursday! I hope you’re having a great week and that you’re gearing up for a wonderful weekend ahead. I spend time meal planning over the weekend, and this event is always the first place I look for recipes. Hopefully you’ll find something here that you’d like to try too! I loved last week’s submissions and can’t wait to try them out! Here are a few highlights.

Favorite Appetizer

Raw Dolmas with Cilantro Tahini Sauce by Janet of The Taste Space

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Favorite Juice

The Beet is On by Juicing With G

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Favorite Dinner

Zucchini Noodles with Pea and Avocado Sauce by Karen of Karen Luvs Life

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Favorite Dessert

Choco-Banana Rolls by Mini of Quick’n’Healthy 

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This week I’ve started each day with a Green Protein Breakfast Bowl. This is my submission to Raw Foods Thursdays.

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What do you have to share?

Here’s how you can participate:

  • Simply link up a raw foods recipe (see What is Raw Food?), mention Raw Foods Thursdays, and link back to this post so your readers can join in the fun!
  • Please link to the recipe, not to a blog’s home page, so we can all find your raw foods recipe.
  • You may link up a recipe that you’ve made in the past. Just make sure to share something different each time you participate.
  • Be sure to leave a comment letting us know who you are and what you’re sharing.
  • Feel free to use the Raw Foods Thursdays blog badge created by the lovely, talented Heather Peters!

Sharing the Raw Love:

  • All raw submissions will be pinned on the Raw Foods Thursdays Board.
  • All raw submissions will be shared on Facebook.
  • Feel free to share this event in your social media communities as well!

What are Raw Foods Meals?

  • Plant-based meals that are not cooked.  Dehydrators may be used.  (The raw foods community has differing views on temperature, but the range is between 104 and 118 degrees.) Feel free to link up recipes that use a slightly higher temperature as long as they could be made at 118 with a longer dry time.
  • Raw Ingredients: vegetables, fruit, dried fruit, nuts, seeds, gluten-free sprouted grains, beans, and oils.

What isn’t raw?

  • Anything cooked or heated above 118.
  • Anything processed.  If it comes from a can or a package that lists more than one ingredient, chances are it’s not raw!
  • If your recipe contains an ingredient like maple syrup that makes your submission “almost raw”, please share it anyway. Raw sweeteners are easy to substitute.

Thanks for participating!


Green Protein Breakfast Bowl and a Growing Naturals Review

GF Product Reviews, GF Recipes, Raw Foods, Vegan

Green Protein Breakfast Bowl and a Growing Naturals Review

12 Comments 24 March 2014

Many vegans claim that they can get all of the protein that they need from plants, nuts, and seeds. I think my body needs a bit more than most, so I supplement with high quality protein powders. I’m extremely picky about my protein powders. Not only must they consist of raw vegan ingredients, they have to taste good and have a smooth texture.

I receive a lot of requests to review products, and I turn most of them down after a quick Google search. But when Growing Naturals contacted me about reviewing their protein powders I had a feeling that this would be a product that you and I might like.

I tried all 5 of their protein powders, two brown rice proteins and two yellow pea proteins. Of course the first one I tried was the Chocolate Power Organic Rice Protein, because my go-to smoothie ingredient is usually chocolate protein powder. Chocolate Power has a rich, deep cocoa flavor that enhances many of my morning smoothies.

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It mixes well and the texture is smooth. You can tell from this picture that it isn’t at all grainy. It has 24 grams of protein and only 2 grams of sugar.

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I suggest trying this powder with any berry or banana-based smoothie like these:

The Original Organic Rice Protein is perfect for boosting the protein content of a food or drink without changing the flavor. It was perfect with my Sunshine Juice which has a powerful flavor of its own.

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This is another smooth powder that mixes well and contains 24 grams of protein yet no sugar.

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The Vanilla Blast Organic Rice Protein has a delicious vanilla flavor that I use in many of my green smoothies.

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I highly recommend using a scoop of Vanilla Blast with any of these smoothies:

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Again you can see the velvety texture that has absolutely no graininess.

I didn’t expect to love the yellow pea protein powders. As you may recall, I’m not a pea fan. But I LOVE these products! They have 15 grams of protein, and the Original flavor has 1 gram of sugar while the Vanilla Blast has 3 grams.

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I love the Original Yellow Pea Protein in my green juices. It doesn’t change the flavor of the juice yet provides enough protein to fuel my late afternoon workout.

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The Original has a slightly earthy taste on its own which can’t be tasted at all when mixed with these juices:

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I’ve saved the best for last. I bet you thought that my favorite was going to be the Chocolate Power. That’s my second favorite. But my favorite of all of these wonderful powders is the Vanilla Blast Yellow Pea Protein. Are you as shocked as I am?

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I used this delicious powder to create my new favorite breakfast cereal which is packed with protein and superfoods. Just make sure to brush your teeth before heading out for the day!

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Green Protein Breakfast Bowl

by Heather

Ingredients:

Directions:

1. Place all dry ingredients in a bowl.

2. Pour in nut milk while stirring. Stir to mix well.

3. Cover and place in the refrigerator overnight or for at least an hour.

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The subtle sweetness of the Vanilla Blast compliments the natural flavors of these ingredients making every spoonful a delight.

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This will be my contribution to Gluten-Free Wednesdays, Allergy-Free Wednesdays, Plant-Based Potluck Party Link Up, Raw Foods Thursdays, Healthy Vegan Friday, Wellness Weekends, and Gluten-Free Fridays.

Bottom line? Growing Naturals gets two paws up from the Gluten-Free Cat. Their products help supplement my protein needs in a variety of tasty ways. Give them a try!

Readers, dish!

  • Have you tried Growing Naturals protein powders yet?
  • What is your favorite raw vegan protein powder?
  • How do you make sure you get enough protein?

(Note:  I have no connection to nor was I paid by Growing NaturalsI did receive complimentary samples sent for me to taste and review. I do not give positive reviews just because the product was free but will always give my honest opinion. Many links are affiliate links that help support Gluten-Free Cat.)

Raw Foods Thursdays: 2/20/14

GF Recipes, Paleo, Raw Foods, Raw Foods Thursdays, Uncategorized, Vegan

Raw Foods Thursdays: 2/20/14

11 Comments 19 February 2014

Welcome to Raw Foods Thursdays! Last week we had all sorts of Valentine-inspired entries, and I wanted to make sure that you didn’t miss any of them. These passionate creations range from 100% raw to almost raw, and all of them look incredibly delicious. So take another look at these lovely treats and head to the following blogs for the recipes.

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And lest you think that I’ve gone off the deep end, or that I am currently stuck in a sweets coma, here’s a lovely sugar-free Tropical Dessert Smoothie by Erin Sift, Stir & Savour to get us back on track.

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This week I’m sharing my Raw Orange Carrot Bread. What do you have to share?

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Here’s how you can participate:

  • Simply link up a raw foods recipe (see What is Raw Food?), mention Raw Foods Thursdays, and link back to this post so your readers can join in the fun!
  • Please link to the recipe, not to a blog’s home page, so we can all find your raw foods recipe.
  • You may link up a recipe that you’ve made in the past. Just make sure to share something different each time you participate.
  • Be sure to leave a comment letting us know who you are and what you’re sharing.
  • Feel free to use the Raw Foods Thursdays blog badge created by the lovely, talented Heather Peters!

Sharing the Raw Love:

  • All raw submissions will be pinned on the Raw Foods Thursdays Board.
  • All raw submissions will be shared on Facebook.
  • Feel free to share this event in your social media communities as well!

What are Raw Foods Meals?

  • Plant-based meals that are not cooked.  Dehydrators may be used.  (The raw foods community has differing views on temperature, but the range is between 104 and 118 degrees.) Feel free to link up recipes that use a slightly higher temperature as long as they could be made at 118 with a longer dry time.
  • Raw Ingredients: vegetables, fruit, dried fruit, nuts, seeds, gluten-free sprouted grains, beans, and oils.

What isn’t raw?

  • Anything cooked or heated above 118.
  • Anything processed.  If it comes from a can or a package that lists more than one ingredient, chances are it’s not raw!
  • If your recipe contains an ingredient like maple syrup that makes your submission “almost raw”, please share it anyway. Raw sweeteners are easy to substitute.



Orange Carrot Bread (Vegan, Raw, GF)

GF Recipes, Raw Foods, Vegan

Orange Carrot Bread (Vegan, Raw, GF)

17 Comments 17 February 2014

I love raw bread. When you eat mostly raw foods, it’s nice to be able to build veggie sandwiches, or layer toppings open-faced on a slice of raw bread. I don’t often post raw bread recipes, because I seem to make each bread batch differently almost every time. Raw bread can be made easily by mixing fruit and veggie pulp, left over from juicing, together with flaxseeds, flaxmeal, and other add-ins like seeds, dates, or dried fruits. Once you have your formula down, you can make an assortment of bread flavors and textures.

Here are three breads that I’ve shared previously:

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I am giddy about my new Orange Carrot Bread! It’s a sweet bread that tastes delicious spread with hummus, raw nut cheese, nut butters, or all by itself. The best way to make this bread is to save carrot and orange pulp leftover from juicing. You can plan on making either of these juices, and save the pulp in a ziplock in the refrigerator until you are ready to make the bread.

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Or just create your own juice combination and save the orange and carrot pulp as it shoots out of your juicer. If you don’t have a juicer, process 2 carrots and 1 orange in a food processor to make your own pulp. It will be a wetter batter, and you will not need to add much water, if any.

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Make this bread a little thicker than most raw breads.

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Don’t spread the dough all the way to the edges of the non-stick sheets.

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Don’t over dehydrate or you’ll have thick crackers instead of bread. Dehydrate on the non-stick sheets for about 4 hours. Then flip the bread onto the mesh trays, score them into slices, and continue dehydrating for 2-3 more hours.

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You want the outside to be dry, but the inside should be moist enough so the bread is soft.

Orange Carrot Bread (Vegan, Raw, GF)

by Heather

Ingredients:

  • 2 c. pulp from juicing oranges and carrots (about 2 carrots and 2 oranges)
  • 1 c. flaxmeal
  • 1/2 c. flaxseeds
  • 10 dates chopped (about 1/3 c.)
  • 1/2 c. sunflower seeds
  • 1/2 tsp. cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 1 to 1 1/2 c. water

Directions:

1. Place all ingredients, except water, in a large bowl.

2. Stir and slowly start adding up to 1 cup of water as you continue to stir.

3. Let the mixture sit for about 10 minutes to allow the flax to gel.

4. If the dough is thick enough to hold together yet easy to spread, you are ready to spread the dough on two non-stick dehydrator sheets. If the dough is too crumbly, add up to 1/2 cup of additional water, stir, and let it sit for a few more minutes.

5. Divide the dough between two non-stick sheets. Do not spread it all the way to the edges. You want the bread to be thicker.

6. Dehydrate for 4 hours at 118.

7. Flip the bread directly onto the mesh trays, remove the dehydrator sheets, and score each tray of bread into 6 slices.

8. Continue dehydrating for 2-3 more hours until the bread is dry on the outside, yet moist on the inside. The bread should be pliable.

Yields 12 slices

***Readers have asked in the past if raw bread can be made without a dehydrator. If your oven temperature can not be set below 118 degrees, then your bread won’t be truly raw, but you can bake these breads at the lowest temperature setting on your oven. It will obviously be done much faster, so you will need to check on it frequently to be sure it’s not over done. Some people have tried this method with the oven door cracked open. If you try this bread in your oven, please comment below about your experience and baking time. We’d love to learn from you!

Readers, dish!

  • Do you make raw bread?
  • What is your favorite kind?

This recipe was shared at Gluten-Free Wednesdays, Allergy-Free Wednesdays, Raw Foods Thursdays, Healthy Vegan Fridays, and Wellness Weekends.

Kiss Me Kale Juice for Love Week

GF Recipes, Raw Foods, Vegan

Kiss Me Kale Juice for Love Week

6 Comments 14 February 2014

Happy Valentine’s Day! I hope you have a lovely day enjoying the knowledge that you are loved and cherished. Whether you’re celebrating the love of a friend, a parent, a child, a grandparent, a boyfriend or girlfriend, a husband or a wife, enjoy the day. One of my favorite places to be on Valentine’s Day is in an elementary school. Hearts, lace, and wobbly-lettered cards always send my heart a-twitter.

This Kiss Me Kale Juice will be my afternoon snack before my big Valentine Date tonight. (I have no idea where we’re going, and I love the mystery of it!) This juice features one of my new favorite juicing ingredients…dill…which is sure to make you pucker!

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Kiss Me Kale Juice

by Heather

Ingredients:

  • 6 leaves of kale (stems removed)
  • 1 large handful of dill
  • 1 Granny Smith apple
  • 3 celery stalks
  • juice of 1/2 lemon

Directions:

1. Run all ingredients through the juicer except for the lemon.

2. Squeeze the lemon into the juice, stir, pour, and enjoy.

Yields 1 cup of juice

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Happy Love Day!

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Here are some Valentine’s Posts that you might have missed this week.

Readers, dish!

  • What is your favorite thing about Valentine’s Day?
  • How are you celebrating love?
  • What’s your favorite Valentine treat?

This recipe was shared at Healthy Vegan Fridays and Vegan Mondays.

Raw Foods Thursdays: 2/13/14 Valentine’s Edition

GF Recipes, Raw Foods, Raw Foods Thursdays, Vegan

Raw Foods Thursdays: 2/13/14 Valentine’s Edition

16 Comments 12 February 2014

I hope you’re enjoying Love Week! With Valentine’s Day tomorrow, I thought it would be lovely to highlight some love-inspired raw creations. While chances are you’ll be nibbling Hershey’s Kisses, chocolates from heart-shaped boxes, or conversation hearts, know that there are some wonderful healthy recipes that spread the love without refined sugar or high fructose corn syrup.

Of course, it’s Valentine’s Day, so if you must, you must. But you might want to start your day with a healthy choice like one of these smoothies.

3-Berry Antioxidant Smoothie by Kathy of Kathy’s Kitchen, Health, and Nutrition

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Goji Berry Lime Smoothie by Tara of Apples and Ginger

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And here are two treats that shout “I love you!”

4 Ingredient Chocolate Coconut Delights by Sonja of Practical Stewardship

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Raw Austrian Linzer Tarts by Janet of The Taste Space

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I’m sharing my Can’t Beet Love Goji Berry Smoothie today. Come back tomorrow for one more Love Week smoothie!

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What do you have to share today?

Here’s how you can participate:

  • Simply link up a raw foods recipe (see What is Raw Food?), mention Raw Foods Thursdays, and link back to this post so your readers can join in the fun!
  • Please link to the recipe, not to a blog’s home page, so we can all find your raw foods recipe.
  • You may link up a recipe that you’ve made in the past. Just make sure to share something different each time you participate.
  • Be sure to leave a comment letting us know who you are and what you’re sharing.
  • Feel free to use the Raw Foods Thursdays blog badge created by the lovely, talented Heather Peters!

Sharing the Raw Love:

  • All raw submissions will be pinned on the Raw Foods Thursdays Board.
  • All raw submissions will be shared on Facebook.
  • Feel free to share this event in your social media communities as well!

What are Raw Foods Meals?

  • Plant-based meals that are not cooked.  Dehydrators may be used.  (The raw foods community has differing views on temperature, but the range is between 104 and 118 degrees.) Feel free to link up recipes that use a slightly higher temperature as long as they could be made at 118 with a longer dry time.
  • Raw Ingredients: vegetables, fruit, dried fruit, nuts, seeds, gluten-free sprouted grains, beans, and oils.

What isn’t raw?

  • Anything cooked or heated above 118.
  • Anything processed.  If it comes from a can or a package that lists more than one ingredient, chances are it’s not raw!
  • If your recipe contains an ingredient like maple syrup that makes your submission “almost raw”, please share it anyway. Raw sweeteners are easy to substitute.



Life After Juicing

GF Recipes, Healthy Living, Raw Foods, Vegan

Life After Juicing

12 Comments 10 February 2014

Several of you have asked me how I transitioned from a month of juicing back to solid foods. I wish I could tell you that there is a magic formula that works perfectly for every person. And that if you follow those directions precisely, all will be well. All I can give you is my plan, what actually happened, and a few tips.

I intended to ease back to solid food with smoothies, more juices, and pureed soups to slowly wake up my digestive system. Looking back, my fourth week was pretty rough. I was very ready to be finished with the New Year’s Juicing Challenge and needed more nutrients. I started pureeing bananas into my morning green juice and avocado into my evening juice. On the last few days, I used the same ingredients that I would have juiced for my Spicy Avocado Soup and made a raw soup, blending everything in my Vitamix instead of putting it through the juicer. I think these days served as my transitional days. They required my stomach to work a little harder at digesting in preparation for solid foods.

On the evening of Day 30 we went to a party hosted by two of my favorite NYC foodie friends. I came armed with a bottle of green juice and intended just to nibble a few soft foods. But when I saw that they had made the entire feast gluten free with a vegan option for every single dish, I knew that this would be my transitional meal. Thankfully every single dish was soft and easy to digest — roasted root vegetables, rice and veggies, marinated tofu and mushrooms, and guacamole. The flavors were so intensely delicious that I could barely participate in conversation.

I was a little afraid that I had overdone it and awaited a stomach ache, but it never came. I believe that pure, soft, vegan food was a great transition.

For the week after Day 30 I started each day with a smoothie like this one.

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Love Smoothie recipe coming soon!

And then I turned to my blogger friends for lunch and dinner ideas. For 30 straight days, I posted about juice while salivating over the warm recipes that my friends were posting. As food bloggers, we love reading each other’s posts, but most of our time in the kitchen is spent creating our own recipes. So it’s rare that we have the time to try each other’s creations.

My transition week was filled with delicious meals thanks to some of you!

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This Tomato and Red Lentil Soup with Dill by Janet of The Taste Space was perfect to take to work throughout the week. Warm and filling with the perfect amount of spice and fresh dill, it kept me singing joyfully about the wonders of cooked food again.

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These Green Power Burgers by Emma of Coconut and Berries are fabulous! Made with buckwheat and edamame, they were a delicious dinner one evening and made great leftovers over salads. I loved these burgers topped with Carrie’s Pesto Hemp Dressing from Carrie on Vegan.

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Are you a cauliflower fan? I am most definitely not, but I devoured this entire bowl of Tempeh and Cauliflower Pasanda by Emma of Coconut and Berries. This dish is to die for. It’s a meal to make for company.

Gabby of The Veggie Nook finished off my week of delicious meals with this Warm Sweet Potato and Quinoa Salad. Rainbow quinoa, roasted sweet potatoes, mushrooms, and kale topped with a tantilizing dressing.

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Speaking of dressings, Suzanne of Hello Veggie wowed us with her Vegan Grain Bowl with Dragon Sauce this week too. That sauce was so incredible that it was gone almost instantly! Fighting over the last spoonful of Dragon Sauce could get ugly, so next time I’m doubling the recipe!

Every afternoon I came home and made a green juice blended with a plain or vanilla protein powder as my afternoon snack.

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Kiss Me Kale recipe coming soon!

I also turned the dehydrator on for the first time in a month and made this Zucchini Hemp Banana Bread.

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I also made the BEST bread I have made to date.

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It’s thick, it’s pliable, and it’s coming soon to a blog near you!

Here are my tips for transitioning from a juice cleanse back to solid food:

1. Start with smoothies and blended soups.

2. Introduce cooked, pure vegan foods.

3. Then add in raw salads and vegetables when you feel like your digestive system is ready to break them down.

4. If you eat dairy or meat, wait several days to a week before reintroducing them.

5. Keep juicing! Stay in the habit of juicing once a day, because it’s insanely good for you.

Post juicing challenge reflections:

1. I’m so glad that I did the Juicing Challenge, but I think 30 days was about 5 days too long for me. I was able to make it work, but it’s good to know my limits.

2. Juice cleansing provided me with some great results:

  • Clear complexion
  • Release from caffeine addiction
  • More connection with the hand to mouth reflex
  • Strengthened intuitive eating cues
  • Increased energy and brighter outlook
  • Resolve to keep my diet pure
  • Sharpened taste buds
  • All of my clothes fit again

3. They say nothing tastes as good as skinny feels, but I’d like to revise that. Nothing tastes as good as healthy tastes AND feels!

Thanks so much for your support during my challenge! I’d love to hear how you’re doing!

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Readers, dish!

  • How did your juicing go?
  • How have you transitioned back to solid food after a juice cleanse?
  • What is the longest juice cleanse you’ve ever done?
  • How do you break food addictions or cravings?
Juice Generation: Day 30!

GF Product Reviews, Healthy Living, New York City, Raw Foods, Vegan

Juice Generation: Day 30!

18 Comments 02 February 2014

Day 30 of my New Year’s Juicing Challenge is finally here! While breezing around the City running errands, I hit an energy lull. A serious energy lull. But I still had one more stop and 6 more blocks to haul my bags of groceries. While I was telling myself just to power through, I literally looked up, saw this storefront, and thanked the Lord.

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Inside I found bottles of cold pressed juices.

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In all sorts of delicious combinations.

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And a juice bar!

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Do you think that produce rack would fit in my NYC kitchen? Of course my eyes immediately scanned the Fresh Juices menu to find exactly what I needed…PURE ENERGY.

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But they also have:

  • Smoothies
  • Acai Bowls
  • Shots and Boosts
  • Raw Foods
  • Vegan Soups
  • Baked Goods

For a 20-ounce juice I paid just under $10.00. I thought that was a little steep, but I reminded myself that I live in a City where someone will make juice for me at precisely the place and time that I need it.

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Cheers to Juice Generation and cheers to my final day!

Readers, dish!

  • Have you been to Juice Generation?
  • How do you replenish your energy when you’re on the go?

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A Curious Girl in the Gluten-Free World

I'm a curious girl, wife, teacher, fitness fanatic, gluten-free foodie, high-raw vegan, and Mama Cat living in NYC. I've made the transition from baking and cooking gluten-free to creating raw vegan recipes that are naturally gluten free. My gluten intolerance opened up my diet to a whole new world of nutritious plant-based foods. While I'm not 100% vegan, it's my favorite way to eat, and making and sharing raw foods makes me giddy. Living in the City has its joys and challenges, and I enjoy sharing my experiences with you.

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