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A raw vegan dinner party

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Back in september 2009, I climbed the CN Tower in support of the united way. It actually wasn't bad at all, I was just horribly thirsty as you're not allowed any water throughout the whole thing. Anyway, I had a fundraising gift setup where for different amounts of sponsorship, I would give you homemade raw treats made by moi. Anyway, at the $50 level, I offered a homemade gourmet meal. Well, 3 people made that level! Namely, the boy's mom, dad and dad's girlfriend. So last night we had my father-in-law and his girlfriend over.

I made a three course meal, and I must say it was definitely one of the best meals I have prepared to date!

starting course:
salad with chopped cucumbers and mushrooms, dressed in a creamy tomato miso dressing and sprinkled with almond and sunflower parmasan


entree:
zucchini linguine in a sundried tomato marinara sa…

banana ice cream for breakfast

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I'm pretty excited these days because it's finally MANGO SEASON! Yes, I don't think about the year in terms of winter, spring, etc.; I think about it in terms of what fruits and veggies are seasonal. Winter would be unbearable if it wasn't for clementimes and pomegranates. Spring brings mangoes (another reason it's my fave time of year), summer is about the berries, fall is for the apples...TNT, an asian supermarket, was having a special on them and we got a huge case for $7.99! So I've been having mangoes everyday for my morning and afternoon  snacks.

I'm also excited these days because I have just discovered the most amazing breakfast ever: ice cream! One of my…

Raw vegan meal plan (Day 2) and raw vegan tacos (or, my new obsession)

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I'm building my meal plan to allow for leftovers, because in any meal plan, really, leftovers are kind of needed to get by timewise.

A note on raw eating...I am trying to achieve a high raw lifestyle, meaning that 90-95% of what I'm eating is raw. However, when it comes to spices and oils and tamari, I am often not opting for the raw versions. For spices and oils, this is a matter of accessibility (other than coconut oil, which is easy and inexpensive to acquire); although I am going to try to find and use more whole versions of the spices (like the tumeric root and cardamon pods, for instance), it will still be very hard to determine whether these are raw. For tamari, this is because nama shoyu (the raw version) contains gluten, which I am allergic to. Now, you could go with bragg's soy sauce-like product, but I don't use enough o…

Raw vegan chili and a raw meal plan for the lazy chef in all of us

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Ok, it's been a great great weekend for many reasons: went to an amazing clothing swap put on by V. A. S. T., went to my adorable niece's birthday party, attended a wonderful raw potluck (yum!!), and went to my uncle and dad's joint bday lunch at my uncle's place. And to make everything even better, there were amazing people and conversations throughout it all!

So that part has been great. Of course, all the family get togethers mean that I haven't been eating as raw as I normally do. And I'm really noticing how much better my body does when I'm eating mostly raw. I feel much more grossly full and sluggish on cooked foods. And my throat is burning as it's giving me some serious acid reflux issues. I've also been on this stupid cleanse (I bought it a long time ago and figured I had better use it …

Raw cinnamon banana pancakes

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We all know how important a good and healthy breakfast is; we hear it all the time - and not just from our moms. Without it, we have trouble concentrating, get headaches and are more likely to gain weight. But, that doesn't mean we always have the time to have one. Well, here's an easy breakfast recipe that you can make the night before, or even a couple of days before. And, even better, it harnesses the many nutritional benefits and the subtle nutty flavour of flax seeds to give you an even greater start to the day.

Flax seeds are a rich source of dietary fibre, including lignans, alpha linolenic acid - a heart-healthy omega-3 fatty acid, and folate.

Omega 3 fats are well known for their ability to help protect against heart disease and cancer. They also help in the prevention and control of diabetes and high blood pressure. Because of th…

Raw portabello steaks and cauliflower mashed potatoes

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I once made my husband portabello steaks with roasted potatoes. He loved it. As in I think it's now one of his most favourite dishes ever. Well in my week of eating raw, I have discovered an even better variation of this dish!

Portabello steaks
4 portabello mushrooms, stems removed
Balsamic vinegar (is this raw? I don't think so...feel free to omit this if not)
1/3 red onion
Olive oil
Cayenne
Salt

Slice mushrooms into four or five.
Slice onion thinly, separate rings.
Mix all ingredients together in a bowl, until mushrooms are well coated.
Spread on teflex/paraflex sheet on dehydrator tray.
Dehydrate at 118F for 2 hours.
If you have more time, I would marinate and/or dehydrate the mushroom/onion mix for longer...Like marinate for an hour and dehydrate for 3 hours to really soften.

Cauliflower mashed potatoes
2/3 cauliflower head
1c cashews, soake…

Spicy sweet potato chips

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I am currently trying out going completely raw for the week. Well, mostly raw since I'm still using my existing oils and since I have an unnatural dependency on olives. And I am anticipating a glitch in the plan this weekend as I am heading to montreal for family easter with my grandparents. Which means no access to food processor, blender, my kitchen or my food items. It also means being with grandparents that give me enough of a hassle about not eating meat and seem to fear vegetables, so why really throw an extra thing in the mix. Seriously, one time I was eating breakfast with them and had tofu, a kiwi and oatmeal, and while eating dessert cannellonis and cake for breakfast they were yelling at me for being so unhealthy and trying to make me eat JAM because it was more fruit than a kiwi. True story.

Well, anyway, back to the raw thing. I'm a…