Thai Lime Energy Balls

Lime is such a refreshing flavor, and I can’t get enough of it when it is paired with coconut. Medjool dates will produce the best results due to their soft texture and sweet, almost caramel taste, but if you can’t find or afford them, use the softest and sweetest dates you can find. These balls […]


Raw Shamrock Shake

In honor of St. Patrick’s Day, here is a green shake recipe that won’t leave you feeling sick or let you crash from sugar overload! Of course, this cool, minty drink can be enjoyed any day of the year. This recipe serves one, but feel free to double it to satisfy two thirsty people. Ingredients:  […]


Guest Post: Chocolate Tarts – Just like Hail Merry!

This recipe comes from my virtual friend and mentor in all things health and motherhood, Joanna Steven! I hope you enjoy her version of a popular raw, vegan, gluten-free tart found at healthy grocers in the United States. I made this dessert for my husband last weekend, and let’s just say it didn’t last long […]


Raw Marinara Sauce

Raw marinara sauce is a great basic recipe to have in your raw food ‘tool box’, as it can be enjoyed with both raw or cooked pasta, used as a pizza topping, or even thrown into baked pasta dishes such as lasagna. Sun-dried tomatoes really help give this sauce it’s flavor, so be sure not […]


Maple-Spiced Candied Walnuts

Candied nuts are simple to make, and can be prepared in large batches, with the finished products stored in jars on the counter for easy use on top of both cooked and raw cereals, in snack mixes, and on top of almost any dessert, both for flavor, texture and as an attractive garnish. Just try […]


The Watermelon Cake

  Fergus just turned two years old, and although I succumbed to ordering a standard cake in all its unhealthy, colored-fondant glory for his big party, I decided to try something a bit more natural for celebrating the actually day of his entrance into the world. I had heard about making cakes from fruit, which […]

Zucchini Hummus

Zucchini Hummus Dip

Although raw hummus can certainly be made with soaked chickpeas (or even nuts), I personally find them a bit starchy and difficult to digest. This bean-free, nut-free veggie version is a light snack that can easily be packed in a lunch with some raw crackers or vegetable crudités to-go. Ingredients: 1 large zucchini (courgette), roughly […]


Nutter Butter Date Snacks

Fruit and nuts are the perfect snack and deliver carbohydrates, protein and good fats to keep your little ones’ tummies (and your own!) full. Ingredients: Medjool dates Raw nut butter of choice (e.g., cashew butter, almond butter) or raw nuts (whole or halves) Instructions: Slice open one side of the date with a knife, spread […]

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Chocolate-Covered Cherry Smoothie

This smoothie takes me back to the not-so-healthy days of my youth, when I would always grab the little foil-wrapped chocolate-covered cherries out of a box of chocolates as my first choice for an indulgence. This drink is healthy enough to enjoy for breakfast, but still guaranteed to satisfy your cravings for a real treat […]