Rosemary Eggplant Roll is another demonstration of the versatility of this great veggie; the eggplant. I use it as a wrap in this wonderful little appetizer. It’s sweetness contrasted with the rosemary garlic spread is tantalizing to the palate. Delicious!  Centuries ago the chinese wonton was born in Guangzhou which lies on the Pearl River…

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The word ‘Elegance’ summarizes this Portabella Pesto Pate. This is the best raw dish ever! The pesto sauce brings out the combination of sauteed portabella mushrooms in olive oil and tamari along with pine nuts, and a few other seasonings. Kelly’s sun dried tomatoes add the finishing touch. This will grace any holiday gathering. So…

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Looking at the crumbly pesto cheeseball reminds me of an impressionistic painting; not so much the ideal version of realistic portraiture but a capturing of the essence of a good pate. While one can see each individual brushstroke and technique used to make up the picture, one can only really be aware of the true…

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Pistachio Pesto Sautéed Garlic Ingredients: 1 tbsp. fresh pressed garlic cloves2 tbsp. finely diced shallot¾ cup finely chopped basil (packed)2 tbsp. olive oilPinch of cracked black pepperPinch of Himalayan salt Directions: Place all of the ingredients in a large mixing bowl and hand toss them. Place the mixture on a dehydrator tray with a teflex…

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Carrot Apple Ginger Blast Ingredients: 3 cups fresh organic carrot juice1 large Jonagold Apple1 tbsp. grated ginger (Microplane grater)¼ tsp. Himalayan sea salt½ tsp. cinnamon powder Directions: Note:   My juicer is a vintage Acme juicer. I always use it but there are many brands of juicers available on Amazon Place the carrots into a juicer…

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Matcha Pumpkin Pie Spice Latte Ingredients: 2 cups boiling filtered water1 13.66 oz. can Thai Coconut milk¼ tsp. Himalayan sea salt2 tbsp. organic maple syrup1 tsp. Matcha ceremonial grade matcha (My Matcha Life)½ tsp. melted coconut oil1 tsp. apple cider vinegar2 tsp. pumpkin pie spice (Trader Joes)½ tbsp. organic lucuma powder1/8 cup chia seeds Directions:…

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I invited family over for dinner  a while back and needed a good hearty appetizer to serve. I knew they would need something to munch on while I was getting dinner on the table. Several complicated dishes were on the menu so it was going to take a few minutes to serve the meal. Sure…

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This dip is a highly seasoned Alfredo. Totally Italian in flavor. It is surrounded with spicy dehydrated bell pepper and zucchini chips. Great with bubbly Kombucha. Italians initially shunned Alfredo Sauce. And why is that? Because nobody was interested in eating buttered noodles as they put it. Alfredo first made the sauce for his pregnant…

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Blueberry Matcha Smoothie Ingredients: 1-13.66 oz. can of Thai coconut milk3 tbsp. maple syrup¼ tsp. Himalayan sea salt½ tsp. vanilla extract½ tsp. lemon juice½ tbsp. matcha powder (foodies matcha, culinary matcha for baking and beverages. My Matcha Life)10 drops of blueberry medicine flower extract1 cup fresh blueberries2 cups ice Directions: 1. Place coconut milk, 2…

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Banana Lovers Dream Ingredients: 5 – ripe bananasPuree in the blender 1 – cup almondsHand chop to bite-size pieces 2 – large navel orangesHand chop to bite-size pieces 1 – cup coconut flakes 1 – cup pitted datesHand chop to bite-size pieces ½ – cup raisins 1 – cup chia seeds 1 – cup flax…

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