Oct 312014
 
Nutty Coconut & Cacao Bars + Fresh Apple Juice

So, this pairing includes a bunch of firsts for me: Cracked a coconut (it wasn’t pretty) Intentionally made a raw food dessert Made homemade apple juice Let’s start with the coconut. I’m sure if I did this often enough, I would get better at it. Honestly, I couldn’t get much worse… Let’s just say that the YouTube video directions I tried to follow didn’t seem to work for me. (And […]

Dec 282013
 
Post-holiday bloat + Green Apple & Basil Juice

This December was a marathon of work and holiday revelry, and despite the upcoming New Year’s Eve festivities, I find myself firmly in a post-holiday state of mind. I plan to spend the next week regrouping, organizing and doing a little personal and professional planning for 2014 — along with moving into a new computer, a project I hope will go smoothly! I’m also already leaning into some post-holiday detoxing […]

Oct 282013
 
Mango Cashew Green Smoothie

This summer, I embarked on what may turn out to be one of the most important things I’ve ever done for my health. It started as a need to do SOMETHING about my sinus headaches and congestion, which led to a fair amount of research into allergy testing, food tolerance testing, medication options, and even surgical possibilities. In a somewhat desperate attempt to avoid the path that seemed to lead […]

Jun 202013
 
Vanilla-Poached Berries + A Shot of the Juice!

As mentioned, my fridge is bursting with all manner of berries. And given my recent success with poaching fresh apricots, I thought a similar approach with berries would be in order. As with the apricots, I wanted the result to be flavor-infused (in this case, vanilla), whole berries — not compote. And since these berries are much more fragile than the apricots, I applied super-gentle heat by way of a […]