Raw Vegan Diet – Wellness Pyramid

I believe I got this from the Gluten-Free Mom on facebook.



What to do with your left over pulp from juicing?

Don’t waste food! It is a shame how many people through away their juice pulp! Keep it and make your dollar go further . . .

Dehydrate your juice pulp…

Left over pulp from juicing
Carrot pulp dehydrated

Grind the dried pulp into powder!

Vitamix dry blade container or a Coffee Grinder will work.
Carrot Powder!
Store in a airtight container.

I have several vegetables in powder form. They are so usefull. Make quick gravies, say out of mushroom powder! Mix into foods for seasoning or just to add a little more nutrients. I love sprinkling on top of my salads! My favorite is slipping it into those sweet treats you make & bake for the kids. They would never know they were eating vegetables!!!

Ruth’s Chia Goodness – 88% Raw Breakfast

What a great morning so far. Woke and did my normal fresh squeezed lemon water drink. Yoga in my newly cleaned rearranged room. Elliptical for 20 minutes, and now for breakfast!

I decided to break open a young thai coconut and use the coconut water in Ruth’s Chia Goodness Cranberry Ginger Raw Cereal!! (the original flavor is 100% Raw). I have been eating this stuff for about a year now. I love it. It’s not just for breakfast. It’s an instant Raw cereal you can eat cold or hot, so it is perfect to carry around with you for when you get hungry or need a powerful pick-me up!

Ruth's Cranberry Ginger Chia Goodness Cereal, Coconut Water, Young Thai Coconut Meat, Apple & cinnamon.

Cranberry Ginger Ingredients:

Chia (salvia hispanica), buckwheat, hulled hemp seeds, pumpkin seeds, currants, cranberries, org. cane sugar, ginger, celtic sea salt.


Gotta try some. For folks here in Livingston, Foodworks carries it!!


Ok I have heard of Bountiful Baskets Co-Op from when I lived in AZ. You can order a basket full of produce for a minimum amount of money. All you need to do is go pick it up at your nearest location. I have heard many great things about these guys. I never thought they would have a pick-up location in Livingston, MT. They have many for Montana. I will  most likely be in Bozeman on my March 3rd pu date. For Livingston & Bozeman folks we fall on week “A”, which is this week. They alternate pu weeks for us. So for the first time I am checking this out. I ordered a organic basket for $25! There was also a 1 time charge for $3 for first timer. Let’s see how good it is. Can’t wait to see!

Check them out and order before 10am Tuesday!

I can’t wait to see what I get!


My mom just asked me on Facebook if I had any suggestions for a Raw Detox! A great book:

Raw Food CLEANSE by Penni Shelton:


Follow the delicious and hunger-satisfying raw-food diets offered in this book and you will lose weight, gain energy and feel vibrantly healthy while clearing your body of toxins. Raw Food Cleanse offers four customized plans that provide you with everything needed for an easy and powerful detox, including:

•toxin self-assessment
•day-by-day programs
•mouth-watering recipes
•real-life success stories

3-Day Energy Boost Cleanse
Give your body an all-natural weekend to start your Monday feeling great.

7-Day Rejuvenation Cleanse
Enjoy a week of delicious raw foods to thoroughly refresh your system.

14-Day Deep Detox Cleanse
Go longer to experience better skin and hair, a clearer mind and a slimmer body.

28-Day Total Reset Cleanse
Give the body a full recharge with an intense, nutrient-packed month of raw foods.

Also . . .

Garden of Life RAW Cleanse:

For those looking for the ultimate cleanse experience, raw has always represented the standard. Raw cleanse from garden of life features uncooked, untreated and unadulterated ingredients that are designed to support your body’s natural digestive and detoxification systems.


Raw Cacao (Chocolate) Pie!

This is one of my favorite desserts & it is so easy to make. This recipe is not my own creation but altered from another Raw chef.



Coconut Crust
•  1 1/2 cups unsweetened shredded dried coconut
•  1 1/2 cups raw macadamia nuts or raw walnuts (I usually do 1/2 walnuts & pecans)
•  1/4 teaspoon salt
•  8 pitted medjool dates, unsoaked
Chocolate Mousse
•  5 pitted medjool dates, soaked for a bit till soft
•  1/4 cup maple syrup or agave nectar + 3 drops of stevia liquid
•  1 teaspoon vanilla extract
•  2 medium size or 3 small mashed avocado
•  1/2 cup to 3/4 cup unsweetened raw cacao or carob powder (I do 1/2 & 1/2)
•  1/2 cup water ( I use the left over water I soaked the dates in)
•  Cinnamon
Slit open Medjool Dates & Remove Seeds inside. Set 8 dates to the side for the crust.
Soak 5 Dates in water for Chocolate Mousse Filling
Coconut Crust Instructions:
Place the coconut, nuts and salt in food processor with S blade and process until finely ground. You could coarsely ground the ingredients too.
Take the 8 dates you set aside & chop them up into chunks.
Add the dates and process until the mixture resembles crumbs and begins to stick together.
Grounded Up!
Put mixture in pie pan.
Press crumbs uniformly & firmly along the bottom and up the sides of the pan to form a pie crust. Place in freezer for 15 minutes.

 Chocolate Mousse Instructions:

Place the soaked dates, sweeteners and vanilla in a food processor with S blade. Save the water the dates were soaking in!
Process until smooth.
Add the avocado.
Again process until smooth.
Add Cacao & Carob Powder.
Process well. The filling will be very thick & creamy! Make sure to scrape the sides a few times while processing.
Now add 1/4 cup of the date soak water & blend.
Keep adding water a little at a time to make the filling light & fluffy but still slightly thick.
Retrieve the pie crust from the freezer and place mouse filling inside the middle of the crust.
With a spatula spread the filling evenly within the pie crust. Sprinkle with cinnamon and decorate as you like.

Now you must close your eyes to eat the first bite!

You can’t even taste the avocados! Enjoy this amazing healthy chocolate treat any time of the day!!


My friend Caroline & I will be Hosting our first RAW Dinner this Saturday January 7th! I am so excited. If it goes well I’m going to try to make it a monthly thing and change it to a Raw Potluck Gathering!. That would be awesome.

Both Caroline & I will be perparing food.



• Tomato & Olive Tapenade
• Fruit Salad with Goji-Orange Sauce
• Corn Chips w/ Hummus
• Kale Chips
• Lemon Nori Crackers


• Thai Coconut Soup
• Green Salad w/ Dressing


• Hearty Garden Burger Balls
• Green Quiche – my own creation
• Buckweat Grouts Pizza Crust w/ Cashew Cheese & Toppings
• Pesto Zucchini Pasta
• Tomato Basil Zucchini Pasta


• Curried Cabbage Salad
• Wilted Greens
• Spicy Garlic Mashed Potatoes – my creation
• Beet Salad


• Apple Cranberry Tart w/ Cashew Cream
• Cacao Pie
• Cheesecake
• Truffles


Well it was such a success. I believe a total of 16 people showed up to experience RAW FOOD! Here are a few snap shots. I will provide recipes for the above dishes as soon as I can.

Just unloaded all the raw food I just made!
Raw Green Quiche!
2nd Course! Salads & Thai Coconut Soup w/ chunked Avocado & Shredded Carrots.
Main Course!
Me & Cleaning Up! Such a wonderful time!