Raw Pumpkin Avocado Cream Pie

Amanda Nicole Smith Dessert, Gluten Free, Raw Vegan 2 Comments

It’s pumpkin time and I couldn’t be any happier experimenting with different pumpkin concoctions. I have been enjoying the delicious locally grown sugar pie pumpkins from the farmers as often as possible. Chico dog has been enjoying his share of pureed pumpkin too. I also made a bowl of roasted pumpkin seeds with coconut sugar and sea salt, it has …

Weekly Meal Plan and Shopping List : Fall Edition

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Hooray for fall time, for the abundance of pumpkin, squash, broccoli, kale, brussels sprouts spinach, ginger and apples. Bring on the warm grains, seeds, beans, soups, and hot drinks. Now’s the time preserve the last of the crops by fermenting produce for the winter. It’s also a time to whip up a batch of shea butter infused with your favorite essential …

The Jubilee Peace Fest

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The Jubilee Peace Fest : Fifth Year Anniversary October 17th-22nd,  2013 Loveland, Ohio @ Grailville Retreat and Organic Gardens The Jubilee Peace Fest was a beautifully organized event that brought people of all sorts together to embrace and celebrate a world of peace. We celebrated everyday with yoga, food, music and dance starting dark and early at 6:30am until 11pm. …

Raw Sweet Potato Apple Soup

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I just got back from The Jubilee Peace Fest and all I can say right now is that I feel completely renewed in spirit, body and mind. I’ll have to write a separate blog reminiscing on all the wonderful events that took place. I am very thankful I was able to present, speak and perform among some of the most …

Raw Vegan Apple Cider Doughnuts

Raw Vegan Apple Cider Donuts

Amanda Nicole Smith Breakfast, Dessert, Gluten Free, Raw Vegan, Snacks, Vegan 3 Comments

Raw vegan apple cider doughnuts made from a base of oats, brazil nuts, almond flour and apples, sweetened with coconut sugar and spiced with cinnamon, nutmeg and vanilla. I remember going to Hick’s apple orchard every year in upstate NY near where I grew up. We would climb the trees, eat a bunch of apples and get a dozen apple …

Raw Vegan Caramel & Chocolate Covered Apples

Raw Caramel Apples

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Raw vegan caramel apples made from dates, along with chocolate covered apples made from cacao, and a chocolate covered almond coating. Oh wow, I just took my first bite into this decadent treat, mmmmh second bite… It’s way too good, way better than any caramel apple I have ever had! I just tried the apple with half caramel, half chocolate …

Raw Vegan Apple Cinnamon Raisin Bread

Apple Cinnamon Raisin Bread w/ Cinnamon Apple Sauce

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Tis’ the apple season! One of the only good things about summer ending is knowing that the apples trees are bountiful and the local farmers are going to be packed with all the different varieties to choose from. Summer will be missed but I’m excited for the fall recipes! I was able to pick up over 30 apples these last …

Detoxifying Juices

Detoxifying Juices

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Juice is the king of my diet. I juice for breakfast and lunch very often throughout the week mainly because it’s really easy. It’s also a great way to eat veggies I don’t particularly love to eat raw, and definitely not that much of at one time. Aside from being extremely easy, juice makes me feel light, full and focused. I try to …