Raw “nachos” might be one of my favorite raw meals – perhaps it is because I actually feel that I can make a decent raw sauce or perhaps it is my love of Mexican foods. 
I just made my FIRST ever batch of “raw” tortilla chips – so much easier then I ever thought! (Thanks for the dehydrator Mom!)  I processed a 16 oz bag of Organic Frozen (but thawed) corn with cumin, cayenne pepper, salt and pepper.  Spread out on the dehydrator sheets and they slowly dried for about 12 hours – they were good at this point, but I decided to put them in for a few more hours to crisp them up a bit more.  I was really happy with how they turned out and I will be making these and other raw crackers and breads, etc. again soon! Next time I might add some cilantro to the chips? Not sure how that would turn out….
 
Cheese Sauce is always a bit different batch to batch and I liked this version a lot – I used raw pine nuts soaked in water(1/2 cup each), jalapeno pepper(1 Tbsp), salt, cumin, cayenne pepper and nutritional yeast. 
Drizzled the cheese over romaine, kale, cilantro, chopped yellow pepper along with cucumber chips and my raw tortilla chips. 
Interested in trying raw foods?  What is your favorite raw foods meal? There are some great online resources, let me know if you are interested! 

scallops & leeks

Scallops are a wonderful seafood treat. I don’t get them too often, mainly because I never felt that I could prepare them in a way that was worthy of the lovely scallop.  But today, I had the taster, who is my official meat and seafood, cooking and grilling connoisseur do a WONDERFUL job on the scallops.

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in the news: is this why french women are thin?

France is sounding better and better.  Fresh baguettes, real butter and wine anyone?  They spend more time eating, more time sleeping than most other countries – which are both recommended when trying to lose weight.  What does this message mean to those of us here in America?  Sit down to eat and get to bed!  Read the

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in my cupboard: coconut milk ice cream

I actually got to know the freezer-guy at my co-op over this ice cream.  That’s how much I requested it, asked if it was there yet and I’m sure generally just drove him crazy. But let me tell you, it was worth it.  It’s now at a lot of Whole Foods, co-ops and even the

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snack of the day

This filling snack provides calcium, protein, fiber and antioxidants.   Perfect for the afternoon! Rich, creamy, fruity – YUM!  Greek yogurt is my absolute favorite because it is full of protein and is so delicious that it doesn’t need any of the added sugars and sweeteners that most yogurts have. I used a container of

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need of a quick appetizer?

This dip came from a bottle of Roasted Red Pepper Bruschetta (Archer Farms from Target) and some feta cheese that needed to be used.  (Not to mention that I love the pepper & feta combination) Normally I buy my feta in a block form because I think it tastes better, but I had crumbles and

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