COWspiracy: The Sustainability Secret

Planet Earth’s rapidly declining resources, atmosphere, and ecosystems are often attributed to carbon emissions from human machinery, factories, and waste of resources. However, the 2014 film COWspiracy: the Sustainability Secret, directed by Kip Anderson and Keegan Kuhn, seeks to expose the real biggest factor of greenhouse gas emissions that no one wants to talk about: …

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What A 21+ Year Raw Vegan Eats on A Typical Summer Day

I love the summer months as the produce is so plentiful and the farmers markets are full of heirloom tomatoes, delicious cucumbers and zucchinis grown locally and organically, beautiful big bunches of lettuce, red peppers which taste amazing, and so much more. Summer, and especially August, is my favorite time of year to eat! I’ve …

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Banana Cinnamon Buns

Ingredients: 5 bananas sliced lengthwise in 3 slices 7 dates, pitted and blended with 1/2 cup water Cinnamon Directions: 1. Lay banana slices down on a plate or dehydrator tray. 2. Spread date sauce evenly on the length of the inside of all banana slices. 3. Sprinkle with cinnamon. 4. Dehydrate at 115 degrees for …

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Immunity Boost Green Juice

Ingredients: 8 leaves Romaine Lettuce  2 Cucumbers 4 Kale leaves 2 small Granny Smith or Gala Apples or 1 of each Directions: Juice all ingredients and enjoy!

Pina Colada Green Smoothie

Ingredients: 2 bananas Big chunk of pineapple 2 large handfuls of baby spinach or Romaine lettuce 2 cups of water (or 2 cups of watermelon in season) Directions: 1. Chop bananas and pineapple. 2. Blend all ingredients until smooth. 3. Relish the vitamins and minerals. Copyright 2014 Karen Ranzi  Raw Vegan Recipe Fun for Families 115 …

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Eating Raw: Food for the Skin

Everyone knows that eating vegetables is great for the body: For losing weight, for gaining weight, for improving energy levels, for all kinds of healing. It is widely known that the abundance of natural vitamins and minerals found in raw foods provides amazing health benefits. However, did you know that raw food has a positive …

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Here is my Tabouleh recipe from my book Raw Vegan Recipe Fun for Families: This is one of my favorite dishes. I loved it when I ate it partially cooked before I went raw in 1994, and I still love it now in 2016, but I enjoy it with ground cauliflower instead of the old …

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Banana Ice Cream with Blueberry Sauce

Ingredients: 5 frozen bananas 1 bag frozen organic blueberries or wild blueberries 5 medjool dates, soaked 2 hours fresh raspberries   Directions: 1. Peel and freeze bananas the day before serving in glass pyrex dishes. 2. In Vitamix, food processor or Champion Juicer, make banana ice cream. 3. Blend bluerries with medjool dates using only …

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Zucchini Linguini with Alfredo Sauce

Photo by: Rosanne Ponchick Ingredients: 3 medium zucchinis, spiralized in a Spiral Slicer or Spirooli 1 cup macadamia nuts Juice of 1 lemon 2 scallions chopped 1 stalk celery (optional) 1/4 teaspoon dry mustard 1/4 teaspoon white pepper 1 clove garlic (optional) grape tomatoes Directions: 1. Blend all sauce ingredients not including tomatoes. 2. Pour …

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No Bean Hummos

Ingredients: 2 cups peeled zucchini, chopped 1/2 cup hulled sesame seeds Juice of one lemon 1 teaspoon paprika Directions: 1. Blend all ingredients until smooth. 2. Share with others and dip a variety of vegetables. I love it with cucumber spears, celery sticks and lettuce leaves. Yum!