Which natural sweeteners are the most healthy sweeteners and the best sweeteners of all? This question has been asked over and over and it’s one of those questions that can have many answers, depending on how you look at it and who is answering. When I look at natural sweeteners I will take into account [...]
How to eat raw is really simple: grab an apple and eat it, but making raw foods a big part of your everyday life can be a little more challenging, especially if you are coming straight from a standard American diet of mostly cooked and processed foods. We mostly all know that eating raw foods, [...]
My new raw foods recipe book is just out on Amazon and I am so excited to share it with you! This book has been a labor of love and is something I have been wanting to put out for years. It has over 100 of my favorite raw foods recipes. This includes the raw [...]
This raw version of Pad Thai is close to the authentic, and very popular, Thai dish. It is made with tamarind and has all of the distinctive flavors of the original. The big difference is in the noodles. I like to mix softened kelp noodles with flat peeled zucchini noodles for my Pad Thai, and [...]
Young Thai Coconuts have an incredible soft, very subtle and light tasting meat inside of them. The coconut meat makes a great base for many raw foods dishes as there is very little taste and the meat adapts to and blends well with (or is hidden under) many different flavors. It can be used in [...]
Fresh vanilla beans will give a rich and deep, pure and clear flavor to any recipe calling for vanilla. There are a few different ways to use the beans. You can scrape the seeds out and just use these or make an extract or grind up and use the whole bean. In the video below [...]
I love pomegranates. They taste great and are so nutritious. The problem is that they are not the easiest fruit to eat. I have tried several ways to get the seeds out of them. This is the easiest, cleanest and quickest way I have found to do it.
Tamarind is one of my favorite flavors. It has a sweet and slightly sour taste that really adds depth and a unique flavor to many dishes such as Pad Thai, curry’s, chutneys, soups, sauces and drinks, even tea. Tamarind is used a lot in many Asian cuisines and also Mexican, Indian, Caribbean. In fact, most [...]