Peppermint Candy Smoothie

Peppermint Candy Smoothie

I really love a simple smoothie, which is why I don’t end up sharing many here on the blog. I don’t want to bore you, and there are so many fabulous smoothie recipes on the Internet that I figure most everything is covered. But this morning, I got around to playing in the kitchen after…

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Raw Vegan Blood Orange and Berry Frosting

Raw Vegan Blood Orange and Berry Frosting

There is a lot of construction going on around here, as hubby is building an extension to our bedroom! He called a few friends in to help with some of the tough stuff today, so I thought that I’d make them something delectable to enjoy when they finished. I had some blood orange juice left…

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Nut and Maple Energy Bars

Nut and Maple Energy Bars

The other day a friend of mine asked me to watch her kids for a few hours so she could run some errands and get some much needed alone time. All of our kids live on the mainland, thousands of miles away, and it gets quiet around here – so I’m always ready to spend…

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Fantastic Raw Vegan Chili: Video

chili

Most people I know and meet baulk at the idea of vegan chili, let alone chili that has been made in the raw… but in my opinion raw vegan chili is better than any cooked chili I’ve ever had! I’m not sure exactly why this is the case for me. But it might be because…

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Chocolate Peanut Butter Dipped Strawberries

Chocolate Peanut Butter Dipped Strawberries

Not only are strawberries sensationally appealing to the eye, they feature a crisp light flavor that can’t be mimicked by other berries out there. I mean, all berries are awesome… but strawberries have their own special qualities to appreciate. For instance, strawberries are loaded with vitamin C and manganese. They also happen to be a…

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Cinnamon Toast Truffles!

Cinnamon Toast Truffles

Who doesn’t like sweet treats?! I’m not sure many people enjoy them as much as my husband though… he is one sucker for sweets. I’ve always been a salty kinda’ gal, but I do like the occasional treat that isn’t fresh fruit (my preferred type of sweet treat). My favorite kind of food is breakfast…

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Basic (and tasty!) Vegan Apple-Cinnamon Pastries

Apple Cinnamon Pastry

Apples are not a native food of the Hawaiian Islands, so we don’t have them very often because they’re so expensive and we like to buy local whenever possible. But the other day I scored about seven pounds of organic apples at an awesome price from the Safeway in Hilo. I’ve been eating them as…

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