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Warm Winter Fare - Red Lentil Miso Soup

Miso is a Japanese fermented paste made from soybeans, salt and grain – most commonly rice or barley – and a living culture that is used to initiate the fermentation process. The nutrient-rich soybeans are made more digestible by fermentation. Miso can be used to flavour many different dishes such as gravies, dressings, dips and

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7 Benefits of a Raw Superfood: The Mighty Chia Seed

Coconut Chia Pudding

Revered in Aztec, Mayan, and certain Native American cultures, chia is celebrated in the modern age as a superfood that can contribute to health in a variety of ways. Calorie for calorie, the tiny chia seed is a mighty powerhouse of nutrition – no wonder the name chia comes from the Mayan word for strength!Here

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Raw Vegan Wraps and Rolls Rock!

Raw Vegan Salad Rolls

Here’s how to make an everyday raw food lunch that turns your office mates GREEN with envy: raw vegan wraps and rolls are easy to make, colorful, tasty, and beautiful—a skeptic might become a raw food enthusiast just because they want a bite! Make a simple lunch or snack into a raw food adventure by

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Raw Vegan Valentine’s Day : Gluten Free, Low Glycemic Too!

Cherry Rose Ice Cream

The importance of the glycemic index in determining which foods to choose for a healthful diet has been  brought into public awareness, and with Valentine’s Day coming up, we’d like to inspire you with a recipe for a delicious low glycemic, gluten free raw vegan dessert to celebrate this sweet occasion— Cherry Rose Cashew Coconut

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Avocado Love

I grew up surrounded by avocado trees.  There were seventy-five of them on our heavenly acre of orchard in Santa Barbara, California.  I’m told avocados were my first solid food – and believe me, it was love at first bite!  These friendly fat fruits are a mainstay of my diet and belong on the top

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Touring in the Raw

I’m so excited about the way this year is shaping up for Dan and me.  Our new book Raw Food for Dummies has been so well received by the raw community, not to mention a curious public.  I’m so proud of this accomplishment!  So now, of course, I want to share it with everyone -

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Release by Cherie Soria

My husband Dan and I are so excited our new book Raw Food For Dummies, which was  released on December 12th . When Wiley Publishing first approached us about doing a book, I admit I was hesitant.  I wasn’t familiar with the “Dummies” books and didn’t like the connotation of the word, “dummies.” But once

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Creamy Red Bell Pepper Chipotle Soup with Coconut Yogurt

   My father’s parents were both born in Mexico in the state of Guanajuato, where much of the best farmland in Mexico is located. It’s no wonder they chose Santa Barbara, California when they  immigrated to the U.S. The weather in Santa Barbara is ideal for gardening and growing fruit trees like citrus, avocados, figs, and even

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