Pumpkin Seed Herb “Cheese”

Pumpkin Seed Herb "Cheese"

Pumpkin Seed Herb “Cheese”  One of the main things I miss on a Raw Food Challenge is cheese. This recipe definitely satisfied my cravings for it! Here is my modified recipe from the book Raw- The UNcook Book by Juliano with Erika Lenkert. Use this “cheese” for  an appetizer  served with flax seed crackers or […]

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Easy Peach & Banana Ice Cream made with Coconut Milk

Peach & Banana Ice Cream with Coconut Milk

Day 1: I finally made the commitment to go 80% +  raw this week. Not to lose weight, but to simply exercise another part of my brain when it comes to food. In addition, I want to  be more resourceful when harvesting from my garden. I have quite a few mental blocks with this whole thing… ” […]

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Hemp Seed Sliders with Basil Lemon Sauce

Hemp Seed & Tofu Sliders

  Incorporating hemp seed into your dishes  is a great way to add Omega-3 & Omega-6. In addition, it’s another great source of protein and essential amino acids. My son sampled this at a local store  and loves the nutty flavor. He prefers eating it raw, while I enjoy creating these fun sliders. Today, I chose […]

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Peaches & Peppers: Part 1- Chicken Enchiladas with Chipotle & Peach Salsa

Chicken Enchiladas with Chipotle Pepper & Peach Salsa

Original recipe by Susan Gouveia I made this dish “casserole style” for the party.  But if you have the time, you can fry each individual tortilla, add filling & top with the sauce.  A vegetarian version is just as tasty-use butternut squash and potatoes. The chipotle peppers can be very spicy, so you may want […]

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Helena’s 7 Gardening Tips

Helena's Garden

  Helena’s garden is nestled in the foothills of Grass Valley- Northern CA. Elevation 2600 feet. Her generous spirit is reflected in her 400sq ft garden. She effortlessly plants enough for her family & neighbors. Her tips for gardening success are.. Pet ducks! They are friendly, munch on slugs and  keep the golden retriever entertained. […]

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Gluten Free Bread with Herb Dipping Sauce

By Susan Gouveia I love making fresh bread. The whole process is luxurious. My kitchen smells divine & baking it for guests is such a treat.  Lately, my body has seemed a bit more sensitive to products with gluten. Fortunately, we have options to wheat flours now. Garbanzo, brown rice, fava bean and potato flour […]

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Cavolo Nero in Umido (Kale Simmered in Broth)

Kale Simmered in Broth

                    In Italy, lots of  simmering & stirring is involved in cooking.  You can feel  the love and attention that goes into the dishes. This is one of my favorite ways to enjoy  kale -simmered in a broth until tender  & rich in flavor. The kitchen will smell […]

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Mole con Pollo

I have visited various regions of Mexico &  have observed different styles of Mole preparation. I created a recipe omitting some commonly used ingredients- like lard, stale French bread &  flour  used to thicken the mole salsa. Instead, I relied on the use of  this overlooked dried fruit..the ” pasa de uva ” or dried […]

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Spanish Garlic Soup (Sopa de Ajo) with Herbs

  By Susan Gouveia My favorite  things to grow are garlic & herbs. Here is a recipe that I adopted while  living in Spain. I served this at my first Garden Goddess Dinner. 4 slices of bread, crusts cut off 2 cloves of garlic 1 Tb olive oil 2 Tb butter 6 cups of water […]

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Garden Tour With Mona

Mona Copeland, Master Gardener, shares her tips & secrets for growing lush gardens in raised beds.  

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