February 10, 2012 at 9:42 am (Raw Food) (, , , , , , , , )

Another day out of the house. Making due with what I got! Another pretty mellow day but delicious as always. Loads of work and trying to get some peace and relaxation. On the menu for the day~drinks, smoothies, and a little taste of Thailand 🙂

Day 10

Breakfast-Green smoothie

Kiwi and cucumber

  1. 1 small cucumber, with peel
  2. 3 kiwifruits, peeled
  3. 1 apple, cored
  4. 1/2 bunch of Swiss chard, chopped
  5. 1/2 head of Romaine lettuce
  6. 4 to 6 ounces of filtered water

Drink-Coconut water

  • Always a favorite.


  • “I Am Adoring”-of course dessert came first. And I’m so happy I decided to choose this one. It is 100% my new favorite dessert! I fully plan on making this at home-at least attempting too 🙂

Drink-Cool minty cup of smiles

  • “I am cool”-this fresh, green chocolate mint drink is something I can’t say no to and is a must every time I visit Cafe Gratitude. It’s super filling, delicious, and, if you can believe it…actually can be good for you! They add in some healthy green powder that nourishes your body. Top it off with a mint-its perfection

Dinner-Pad Thai

  • After living in Thailand, Thai food is by far one of my favorites. So trying this dish, I should have had a little less expectations. It certainly wasn’t my favorite but it was ok. I left feeling like I could have had left only with I am adoring and I am cool 🙂 And with the prices being a bit high, this probably won’t be something I try again. But it was nice to try! I definitely plan on trying my own pad thai recipe at home.

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February 8, 2012 at 7:46 am (Raw Food) (, , , , , , )

Today was rough. The hardest part of only eating raw is that when I work long hours or spend a long time on the road, I can’t just pull over to a subway and grab a quick and easy bite to eat. Although, then I remembered that it’s all possible just need a bit more experience a little time. I wish there was raw food anywhere I go-not just 2 or 3 cities.

Day 8

Breakfast-mango with sesame seeds

  • Fresh Mango slices is good any time of the day! Shake on some HealthForce Maca powder that unleashes a little hint of vanilla then sprinkle some sesame seeds on top….its perfection!

Dessert-I Am bliss!

  • Cafe Gratitude Hazelnut Chocolate Cream Pie. You can never go wrong with Hazelnut. PS. yes dessert came first. Change it up! Plus, its great for digestion 🙂 I haven’t made it at home yet, but I found the recipe for you! Remember, “You are bliss!”


  1. 1 c. hazelnuts
  2. 1 c. macadamia nuts
  3. ¼ tsp vanilla
  4. 1/8 tsp. salt
  5. 2 ½ ozs. Chopped dates
(can probably replace the macadamia nuts with 1 cup of Living Intentions Sprouted Super Flour, already made)
                    Chocolate Filling

  1. ½ oz. irish moss
  2. 1 ½ cups hazelnut milk*
  3. ¼ c. agave nectar
  4. ¼ cup packed chopped dates
  5. 1/3 c. cacao powder
  6. 2 tsp. vanilla
  7. 1/8 salt
  8. 1 T. + 1 tsp. lecithin
  9. ¼ c. + 2 T. unscented coconut butter (oil)
To make the crust:
In food processer, process nuts, vanilla and salt until crumbly. Add dates while processing till mixture sticks together. Press into a greased, 9”pie plate.To make the filling
Blend rinsed and soaked irish moss w/ ½ cup of the hazelnut milk until very smooth and thick. Add remaining milk, agave, dates, vanilla, salt and cacao powder. Blend till smooth. Add lecithin and coconut oil , blending till incorporated. Pour into crust. Place in fridge/freezer until set (about 1 hour). When set, top pie w/ ½ recipe of meringue. Decorate w/ chopped hazelnuts and cacao nibs.*to make hazelnut milk
In VM, liquefy ¾ cup hazelnuts with 1 ½ cups water. Blend 1-2 minutes, let sit for 10 minutes, then strain using a nut milk bag. Yields 1 ½ cups milk for recipe.


  • Café gratitude is such a fabulous place. Its so sad they cut their menu in half. But they still offer some amazing, creating dishes. I wanted to try something I couldn’t eat at home. (no dehydrator) and thank goodness I tried the Enchilada. It was incredible!! Pour a little bit of their home made hot sauce and it’s perfection.

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February 2, 2012 at 11:50 am (Raw Food) (, , , , , , , , , , )

I’m on day 2 and ready to start creating! During the work day, it’ll be a bit more tough to do much but dinner will be my first real creation! For today, I’m hoping I can make something that fills me up this time. 


Breakfast-Left over smoothie with acai blueberry cereal added

  • I’m a fan of left overs. If you’re not hungry…then don’t finish it! Just pop it in a jar or closed container and eat it up the next day 🙂 So I got a little creative. Instead of milk, I took my left over smoothie from yesterday and added Living Intentions Acai Blueberry Cereal. Created some great flavor and texture!

Drink-Coconut water

  • Whether you’re a raw foodist, health nut or love your junk food, who can resist a nice cold glass of coconut water with pulp!


  • Fresh diced mango and a glass of coconut water….felt like I was back on the beaches of Thailand. Sandy white beaches in my living room!


  • Easy and quick…a salad is always nice. Throw on some onions, cucumber, sweet bell peppers, Zukay Raw Sweet Onion Basil salad dressing. Top off with Living Intentions Gone Nuts! Rosemary Garlic and Living Intentions Salad Booster Vegan Cheesy. And don’t forget some fresh blueberries for a nice sweet taste. Pretty good!

Dinner-Cauliflower Mash + Mushroom Gravy

  • I love mashed potatoes! So having an alternative is crucial. Check out this bomb recipe.
  1. 3 c Cauliflower broken to small piece
  2. 1/4 cup avocado
  3. 1 minced Garlic
  4. 1/8 c lemon juice
  5. 1 tbls olive oil
  6. 2 tspn sage
  7. Living Intentions  Salad Booster Vegan Cheesy (as much as you like)
  8. 1/4 c Living Intentions Ayurvedic Chili Blend Sprouted Sunflower and Pumpkin Seeds.  (added for spiciness and crunch)
Put everything in a food processor till smooth (or texture you like)
  1. 1/8 c Olive Oil
  2. 2 small mushrooms
  3. 1/4 Filtered water
  4. 1 tspn Apple cider vinegar
  5. 1 small minced garlic
  6. Himalayan salt (to taste)
Put everything in the blender till smooth.
I put the mash in a bowl, poured on the gravy and topped with some small cucumber slices. Then  have a side “slice” of Raw Mineral Rich Crust by Mauk Family Farms. Lots of taste so I drank it with some coconut water…perfect to wash it all down with 🙂 My family tried it and definitely like it.
Dessert-Don’t forget some nice sweets to finish off a great dinner!
  • Super nice Lemon & Coconut by Cafe Gratitude (YES! they make package cookies!) Sitting down with a perfect cup of tea and raw honey. Not too shabby.
This was definitely a delicious day. Hopefully getting the hang of this! Leave me a comment and let me know what you think! Day 2~Winning 🙂

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