green tea truffles

Green Tea Truffles

Japanese Kit Kat candy bars come in numerous unique flavors, one of which is green tea.  I never would have imagined how good the combination of green tea and white chocolate would taste until I first made these green tea truffles. If you use coconut oil instead of cacao butter, keep in mind that the […]

Energy Balls

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 […]

Shamrock Shake

Raw Shamrock Shake

  In honor of St. Patrick’s Day, here is a green shamrock 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 […]


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 the popular raw, vegan, gluten-free chocolate tarts 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 Zucchini Pasta

Raw Marinara Sauce

Ingredients:  ½ cup sun-dried tomatoes, soaked 1 hr if dry 1 medium fresh tomato, de-seeded and roughly chopped ½ red bell pepper (capsicum), seeded and chopped ½ shallot or garlic clove, chopped 2 tsp extra virgin cold-pressed olive oil 1 tsp lemon juice ¼ tsp Himalayan or sea salt ⅛ tsp red chili flakes (optional) […]


Maple-Spiced Candied Walnuts

Candied walnuts 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. These date snacks are both delicious and portable, so you can easily take them on the go to work or to school. Ingredients: Medjool dates Raw nut butter of choice (e.g., […]