Yesterday I was fortunate enough to find fresh basil at a local gardeners market for a great price. I bought lots so that I could make basil pesto, for the first time ever. It was so easy and it turned out pretty well. Fresh herbs are always magical to work with, but here’s what’s special…
Raw Vegan Blueberry Ice Cream
Blueberries are a superfruit. They are extremely high in antioxidants and anti-inflammatory properties which combat oxidative stress and inflammation that many experts believe are involved in all the major killer diseases as well as age-related conditions like arthritis and memory loss. In fact, blueberries are considered the ultimate memory food. Bananas contain potassium and fiber….
Marinated Portobello Mushrooms
If you love sauteed mushrooms but hate the taste of them raw, and are trying to eat a raw vegan diet, then this recipe is for you. Using a dehydrator, olive oil and spices, you’ll be amazed at how you can totally transform the taste of raw mushrooms to so closely resemble sauteed mushrooms.
Keep the temperature setting of your dehydrator at 115 degrees F or below, and you won’t destroy any of the important enzymes in raw food, but the warmth is enough to change the texture and taste of the food, similar to cooking at higher temperatures. In the case of mushrooms, these are every bit as delicious as sauteed mushrooms.
Super C Fizzy Antioxidant Refresher
This is one of by favorite refreshing pick-em-up drinks. I drink it nearly every day and I really miss it when I don’t. This is one of my ‘happy foods’, combining red bush tea (also known as rooibos) and the fermented wonder-drink kombucha. Rooibos tea is high in minerals, loaded with antioxidants and very hydrating, making…
Minted Lemon Tea
This versatile drink makes a delicious, refreshing summer drink chilled over ice, as well as a warm and relaxing winter drink. Great for soothing sore throats.