New Blog

25 Jul

If you all want to follow my cooking and new mama life, I started a new blog. Hit me up for the web address.

you and me and the devil makes three

26 Mar

Solely raw isn’t for me anymore. I got the baby begging for more and I give the baby what it wants. Being vegetarian will just have to do. So I’m changing this up. My sweet little baby is almost here and I have learned so much about staying healthy during pregnancy that I would be selfish not to share. Check back for more. Here are some pictures at 8 months.

Carla

 

No-Nut Cilantro Pesto with Kelp Noodles

4 Apr

ImageVegans often hear the argument from our cannibal and sugar fiend friends that “we only live once, enjoy it while you can.” Selfishly they get by on this live-and-let-live mantra. Personally, I don’t think it’s living at all. Every minute our bodies are on a deteriorating-downward spiral. Bad food just quickens the pace and fills us with puss and toxic pile ups. Disgusting. I figure since I only live once I don’t want to waste too much time at the gym or salon where most people who eat badly spend all their time. Trying to mask all the damage they have caused eating poorly. So pass me my tasty cleansing cilantro pesto and iodine-rich kelp noodles to keep me looking the best I can, since I only live once. 

I try to keep all recipes quick and adaptable. So get creative. 

Soak kelp noodles in filtered water.

In a food processor process:

  • one bunch cilantro 

  • 1 half avocado

  • 1/2 cup raw sunflower seeds

  • 1/2 cup sesame seeds

  • 1/2 cup water

  • 2 cup spinach 

  • 1 1/2 tablespoons sea salt 

  • some pepper

  • 1 tablespoon tahini (optional)

    Once blended well, add 1 cup olive oil and blend till smooth. Add whatever vegetable you like on top. I used red radishes but you can use tomato or red bellpepper.

    Makes about 2 cups of pesto. Store and it will last about a week. 

Spicy Turmeric Green Juice

11 Feb
  • tumeric green juice1 cucumber
  • 1 bunch of celery
  • half inch of tumeric
  • half lemon with rind
  • 2 radishes

Turmeric Quinoa & Sweet Potato with Pecans

6 Aug

Brimming with vitamin A, calcium, protein and minerals this hearty spicy dish is easy to make and only takes 15 minutes.

What you’ll need:

  • 1 sweet potato
  • turmeric
  • pecans
  • quinoa
  • lime
  • sea salt
  • 1 1/2 cup filtered water

Directions

Wash and cut sweet potato into small squares

Bring 1 1/2 cup water to boil

Add half cup rinsed quinoa and sweet potato and simmer for 15 minutes

Add 1/4 teaspoon turmeric around here minute

Top with pecans, splash of lime and salt to taste

Rainbow Collards and Chiles with Miso dressing

1 Aug

I have an unhealthy obsession with clear skin. This salad was inspired by all the nutrients you need to have a dewy complexion. Eating dishes like this here will boost your circulation and enrich your body with the vitamins and minerals needed for beautiful skin. I’m living proof. I had bad skin before I started eating more delicious vegetables like these.

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Ingredients 

  • 1 bunch rainbow collards
  • 1 purple onion
  • 2 serrano chiles
  • 1 big tomato
  • 1 avocado
  • 1 cucumber
  • 1 red radish
  • sprouts
  • hemp seeds

dressing ingredients 

  • 1 cup hemp oil
  • 2/3 cup freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • 3 garlic gloves
  • 2 tbsp white miso
  • 1/2 teaspoon turmeric
  • 1 serrano chile
  • 1/2 inch piece of fresh ginger root 
  • 1/2 teaspoon sea salt (celtic or Himalayan) 
  • 1/4 filtered water
  • 2 tbsp nama shoyu
  • 3 soaked dates (remove the pits)

Blend in food processor or blender add lemon juice to reach your desired consistency 

Directions

Soak collards in a bowl of filtered water. Before I would just rinse and I realized that there was so much junk still left on my greens. Since I started soaking I am shocked at how much debris and dead bugs are left in the water. Sick.

Flash steam collards with sliced serrano chiles inside the leaves

Slice tomato and purple onions, place on plate and drizzle with dressing

Massage dressing into collards and lay on top of onions

Top with slices of avocado, radish and cucumber, sprouts and hemp seeds 

Top it off with more of that delicious creamy dressing. 

 

 

Green Bull

1 Aug

If you want to wake up like this…

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Drink me.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Whole bunch romaine lettuce

  • 1 cucumber
  • 1 whole lemon skin and all
  • 1 or 2 serrano chiles I like it hot
  • quarter purple cabbage
  • handful cilantro
  • 2 ounces wheat grass if you grow it (only with a masticating juicer)

Makes over 16 ounces

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