Minestrone Soup and Whole Wheat Bread

  Minestrone Soup 10 cups water vegetable bouillon 6 large carrots scrubbed clean and diced (setting ½ cup aside) 3 stalks of celery diced 1 medium onion diced 2 or 3 cups fresh or frozen green beans 1 cup frozen peas or corn 2 cups *kidney beans (soaked overnight in water, in the fridge) slow cook on low without lid until soft.  This will take many hours. 4 cups **sorghum grain or other grain (soaked overnight in water, in the fridge) slow cook on low without lid until soft. (or quinoa, brown rice) 8 roma tomatoes diced and lightly sautéed with garlic (or canned tomatoes) Steam vegetables on low until tender. Blend some of the water, ½ cup raw carrot and the vegetable bouillon until smooth and pour in pan with the rest of the water.  Add the veggies, kidney beans, slow cooked grain and sautéed tomatoes.  Season with sea salt and fresh ground black pepper. *Planning ahead with soaking and slow cooking the beans and grain will be worth your time.  You can soak and cook large amounts at a time and freeze what you don’t use for later.  To reheat just pour them in large strainer or colander and run hot water over them until warm. This process allows the nutrients to remain and keeps the PH alkalized. Whole Wheat Bread   7-8 cups whole wheat flour (I prefer white wheat and kamut) ¼ cup ground flax seed 1 Tbls sea salt 2 ½ cups water 1 cup natural yeast starter or ½ cup warm water adding 2 ½ Tbls. active dry yeast and ½ tsp honey (dissolve yeast in...

My Favorite Cobbler

One of my favorite desserts is fruit cobbler.  There is something so delicious about crust over fresh fruit with a delicious syrup drizzled over the top.  The first fall I experienced the year I was eating 100% raw I realized I really needed a healthy cobbler option. At a social gathering in the neighborhood one of my dear friends brought a raw fruit cobbler dish with fresh mangoes! I had 3 servings! And I wanted more! Of course I asked for the recipe and the first thing I did when I got home was create a recipe of my own.  It took a few tries to get the recipe just right, the way I imagined it.  Since then I have shared it with thousands of friends. I think you will enjoy it as much as I have. Raw Fruit Cobbler 1 cup raw walnuts or pecans 1 cup raw almonds 1/2 cup unsweetened shredded coconut 1/4 tsp sea salt 6 whole dates 1 Tbls chia seeds or hemp ground (optional) 1/8th cup honey or pure maple syrup (optional) In blender or food processor blend nuts and coconut to a powder. Add whole dates and blend until well combined, do not over blend as it will get sticky and hard to work with. Add honey or maple syrup if you desire and stir to combine. Syrup: 6 whole dates or 1/4 cup chopped dates, 1 Tbls. coconut oil, 1 Tbls pure maple syrup or honey (optional) 1/2 tsp vanilla powder, 3 cups water.  Blend until smooth and store in a mason jar in the fridge. *You can also use fresh...

Hot Chocolate my Favorite!

        Okay this literally is my fav! I drink it cold, I drink it hot- I drink it daily! This is one thing I knew I couldn’t give up years ago when I was making all of my healthy changes. It it was a cold Halloween night and I was left alone to hand out the treats. My husband was a good sport to walk the kids around the neighborhood. I decided I really needed hot chocolate- I was being a good girl and all with not eating any candy. I brainstormed for a few minutes then got my ingredients out and started blending. I pretty much danced around the kitchen when I tasted my creation. HEALTHY hot chocolate! What?!!! Yes for real. Tastes better than regular hot chocolate and doesn’t leave my belly aching and my sugar levels spiked. Did you know chocolate is full of vitamins and minerals? Of course you have to choose the unprocessed, wholesome cacao. It’s a treat, snack, breakfast, dinner, lunch- pretty much anytime food. And good for you! Happy food. Tastes good and is good for you. Hot Chocolate Recipe 6 cups hot water 1/2 cup raw cashews 1-2 Tbls cacao powder 1/4-1/2 cup raw honey 4 whole dates or 1/4 cup chopped dates 1/4 tsp vanilla powder blend until smooth. Try adding cinnamon, cloves, ginger and nutmeg. Or try adding 1 drop food grade peppermint oil. *Get your greens!  Use Coldwater for a cold chocolate milk and add 3 cups leafy greens. CLICK HERE to purchase my recipe book with plenty more delish wholesome...

Margarita Pizza

So I usually eat all raw, even when I cook food for my family just because my system is so sensitive but this one I could not resist.  And it was Oh So Good! Thank goodness for peppermint and fennel essential oil, rubbed on belly for digestion support along with enzyme capsules:) So here is a simple and delish meal.  Oh and don’t forget to serve this with a large, beautiful green salad. 1 package yeast 1 cup warm water 1 cup unbleached white grain wheat flour  1 cup whole wheat flour 2 Tbs olive oil 1 tsp sea salt 1 tsp honey ½ tsp basil *Add an oil! Try one drop Basil essential oil.  Dissolve yeast in water and let set for 10 min.  Add everything else and blend well.  Spread out on pan wetting hands in cold water if needed, try not to add very much flour.  Spread red sauce (recipe below) and top with nut cheese, vegan cheese or low fat mozzarella cheese. Add the onions and kale (see below). Cook at 375 degrees for 10-12 minutes. Saute 1 large sliced onion in olive oil on low for 3 minutes then add chopped kale.  Drizzle with lemon juice or balsamic vinegar, 1 clove crushed garlic and sea salt to taste. Use a healthy option for red sauce or prepare home-made: ½ large onion, chopped 2 Tbls olive oil 2 cups cherry tomatoes 1 large tomato 2-3 cloves garlic crushed 1-2 small zucchini 1 tsp dry oregano 1 tsp dry basil *Add an oil! Try one drop of Oregano and Basil essential oil 1 tsp sea salt...

Alfredo Sauce

1 Cup raw cashews (optional-soaked over-night) 1/2 cup almonds or Brazil nuts (optional- soak over-night) 1 1/4 cup hot water 1 tsp sea salt Fresh ground pepper to taste 3 cloves garlic 1 tsp fresh lemon juice Blend in blender until smooth. Serve over shredded zucchini, quinoa, brown rice or whole wheat...