Vegetable Miso Soup

Vegetable Miso Soup

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A winter vegetable miso soup with carrots, parsnip, celeriac, garlic, onions and nori. The miso broth mixed with veggies creates a new flavorful spin on a classic soup.  Lately I have been studying a lot about the effects of high estrogen foods, such as soy or tofu, and hormone imbalances. So with that being said I tend to stay away from eating too much …

Spiced Tea | Ginseng, Ashwagandha & Holy Basil

Spiced Tea | Ginseng, Ashwagandha & Holy Basil

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This spiced tea blend has a spice similar to cinnamon but unique with it’s earthy undertones, a flavor that is best described by the taste buds. With each root and leaf comes an abundance of benefits and disease fighting properties, which makes this tea good for many reasons. If you are taking prescription drugs, please consult with your doctor before taking herbs. …

Purple Pak Dong

Purple Pak Dong

Amanda Nicole Smith Appetizer, Cultured | Fermented | Pickled, Detox, Lunch, No Tools Needed, Raw Vegan, Vegan 2 Comments

Pak dong is a Thai sweet and spicy cabbage, carrot and spice ferment. Purple pak dong is a twist on the original pak dong inspired by Puckers Gourmet.  If you like a crunchy, deep earthy spice, you’ll really like this new combination. If you like a sweeter and slightly softer combination, you’ll like the original better. The best way to eat pak dong, for me …

Easy Raw Vegan Fudge

Easy Raw Vegan Fudge

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Milk chocolate fudge made from cacao, and healthy raw vegan alternatives to milk, sugar, and butter. The main difference between this fudge and traditional fudge, it’s not cooked and is made from pure cold-pressed cacao liquor instead of semi-sweet chocolate chips. It is also made in the same dish the entire time to avoid cleanup, now that’s my kind of recipe. Chocolate …

Raw Vegan Stir Fry

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A basic raw vegan stir fry made in 5 minutes with whole ingredients like kelp noodles and shredded veggies. This is probably one of the healthiest, quickest, most flavorful meals ever; just mix kelp noodles right out the fridge with shredded vegetables, spices, herbs, tamari/soy sauce, and an acid. The flavor possibilities are endless, I always encourage you to try your favorite veggies …

Quick & Easy Vegetable Broth

Veggie Tea Broth

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Shredded veggies, spices and herbs steeped like tea to create a quick and flavorful vegetable broth. For those moments you realize you have no veggie broth and you don’t have 4 hours to make some. This vegetable broth is also an easy replacement for store-bought broth. In my opinion “tea broth” is good enough to drink by itself, I was …

Alkalizing Spirulina Shots

Alkaline Spirulina Shots

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Spirulina is a blue-green algae, a complete protein, highly alkalizing, and has an abundance of nutrients. The old saying should go…”A shot of spirulina a day keeps the doctors away.” 🙂 Spirulina is not only filled with protein, it also contains many vitamins and minerals like calcium, potassium, iron, magnesium, vitamin E, K, C, A; just to name a few.  Spirulina has …

Simple Fall Salad

Simple Fall Veggie Salad

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Simple is the keyword, this salad has only 5 ingredients, takes only 5 minutes to make, and its full of vitamins and minerals. Raw kale, broccoli, cucumbers, red onion and raspberry vinaigrette have never tasted better raw!  Let’s just say October in the mid atlantic is much different from the October I’m used to in Upstate NY. In Maryland we still …

Veggie Blood Soup

Veggie Blood Soup

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A Halloween inspired vegetable soup with spooky blood red broth, made from infusing spices and roasted vegetables. No stirring, no checking, no worrying, just a no-fail way to make a flavor infused soup in 45 minutes. This recipe was created on a lazy rainy day, we simply steeped herbs and spices and made a flavorful broth. Then we roughly cut vegetables, dry …