Category Archives: Raw Foods

Eating (mostly) raw at Legoland

Start Wars Sand Crawler

My son is obsessed with Legos and has an extensive collection so naturally visiting Legoland is a top priority at my house. We have been there four times and each year it gets more and more exciting for us. I am not a theme park lover especially large ones like Disneyland; they seem so noisy…

Wordless Wednesday: Favorite Raw Foods This Week

Watermelon Juice

Basil pesto and a lazy dinner

vegan basil pesto

When my husband works late I like to embrace my lazy side and put together a quick dinner that is mainly raw vegetables and a soup. Last week was made up of may nights like this. I was craving pesto so I made a quick batch to dip my vegetables in and enjoyed a light…

Trying out Thrive in 30

Today I signed up for Thrive in 30, with Brendan Brazier. I really admire him, he is a professional Ironman Triathlete and he eats only whole plant based foods. I’m excited to learn from him over the next 30 days.  I’m not vegan, but I do eat mostly a plant based diet.  You don’t have…

Getting out of a food funk

Beets cafe Austin TX

A few months ago I was in a major food funk. I still wanted to eat my salads, but I didn’t want to make them. I didn’t want to create any new recipes or cook anything in general. I needed a break. I ate a lot of pre washed salads right out of the container…

Lettuce cores

Lettuce Core

When I was a foodie one of my favorite things to eat in the summer was French breakfast radishes smeared with high fat European butter, delicately sprinkled with fleur de sel. So simple yet so heavenly. We always paired this with a dry mineraly Aligoté or a soft dry rosé. A chef friend of ours…

Raw sprouted lentil recipes

Lentil salad

Sprouted lentils have become a winter staple for me; they are so delicious and very versatile. Sometimes I cheat a little and forgo sprouting them myself. I love these pre-sprouted organic lentils, they are the ultimate “fast food”. All you need to do it soak them for a few hours and then you are ready…

Vegan cultured coconut milk dressing recipe

Tonight for dinner I made salad and it was all my husband’s idea. Yes my meat loving husband wanted salad for dinner, my eyes light up when I heard this.  We are going skiing in a few weeks so he has been exercising and eating lighter dinners to gear up for it. Needless to say…

Layered salad and creamy green dressing

We all know I love salads, I eat them daily. Yesterday I wanted something a little bit different so I made this layered salad, it was quick easy and delicious. Layered Salad (serves 1) 1 Head radicchio chopped 1 Cup cauliflower florets chopped 2 Large handfuls of sprouts 1/2 Avocado diced (optional) Layer the ingredients…

Please don't pick on my diet

This weekend was a little rough for me, I felt like it was meat eaters vs. plant eaters at times. Especially when my husband and son made their bacon and egg breakfast tacos on Sunday. I try not to separate myself from the guys when they eat meat, but I really, really, really don’t like…