Monthly Archives: September 2012

Fresh Blackberry Green Smoothie or Soup

The end of Summer has been crazy busy with lots of travel, lots of work, and obviously not much blogging! While I’ve been on blogging hiatus I’ve had a heap of discoveries and revelations about some of the topics discussed earlier this month, I hope to share more soon. I also picked blackberries. Yum.

Ingredients:

3 cups fresh blackberries
1 1/2 avocados
1 1/2 cups nut milk
a handful of spinach (optional)
stevia, raw honey, or a banana to sweeten or a pinch of salt for a savory option

Blend until creamy.

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Blueberry Cheesecake Salad

This delicious dessert-of-a-salad was inspired by my Strawberry Citrus Cheesecake Salad. I’m sure it would be delightful with any berry but I’ll have to experiment to be sure 😉

Ingredients:

5 oz baby spring mix
1 cup fresh blueberries
3 oz raw goat cheddar, shredded
juice of three lemons
3-4 droppers of NuNaturals vanilla or regular stevia
sea salt and pepper

Toss, mushing the berries a bit as you go and season to taste.

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Orange Mocha Frappucinos. Zoolander Goes Vegan and Sugar-Free.

The Reference:

The Recipe:

1 cup condensed coconut milk a’la the Detoxinista (omit the honey)
1 cup water
1-2 cups ice
3 scoops cafeceps or 1-2 shots espresso
1 Tbsp cocoa powder
NuNaturals Orange Stevia, to taste

Blend until creamy. For the “original” version omit the cocoa powder and use vanilla or plain stevia.

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Happy Birthday Britney!

Today is my love’s birthday 🙂 These are the treats we celebrated with:

We were impatient to dig in so it’s not the prettiest food-shot but let me tell you, this was delicious. What you see here is the Detoxinista’s Sweet Potato Noodles with Red Pepper Cream Sauce. I told Britney it was so yummy I could eat it every day! We will definitely be having this again.

I’ve been curious about this Organic Chocolate Lava Cake Mix so I used today as a perfect excuse to check it out! Britney gave it two thumbs up but said it definitely tasted “organic” ;). I had a little nibble from the gooey middle and finished dessert with some melty dark chocolate of my own.

Happy birthday baby!!

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Busy Week in Vegas and Youtube Treats

Hello from Las Vegas! I’m a bit behind on new recipe creations and book reviews- for the last few days I’ve been busy with our yearly flight attendant recurrent training. I have discovered a few Youtube treats in my down time the last few days, here are some favorites I wanted to share:

Raechell from The Rebel Grrrl Kitchen mentioned The Vegetable Centric Kitchen in her Cleanse Mashup video this week!

My schedule has been unusual and my time limited so I really appreciated short yoga classes like this one with one of my favorite teachers, Rainbeau Mars.

I loved this recent clip from the incredible Jena La Flamme who I’ve been learning so much from lately:

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Arugula with Caramelized Onions and Humboldt Fog

This was a re-creation of a salad I fell in love with while having a rare evening out at a restaurant. The Humboldt Fog (a glorious goat cheese) is what really takes it over the top, you really only need a teeny piece in every bite for major flavor explosion. We found ours at Whole Foods but there is also a link below- I highly recommend trying it at least once!

Ingredients:

4 white onions
balsamic vinegar
organic butter
4 cups arugula
2 oz humbolt fog
1 lemom, zest and juice
salt and pepper, to taste

Peel and thinly slice onions on a mandoline. Place a pat of organic butter in a pan and heat on medium. Cook onions for 30-45 minutes until soft and shrunken down. Add a splash of balsamic vinegar. Fill two bowls with arugula, dress with lemon juice and zest and top with caramelized onions and a chunk of cheese.

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Maple Carrot Cake Juicy Shake

Ingredients:

2 cups carrot juice (or 50/50 with romaine juice)
4 Tbsp. maple syrup or Nature’s Hollow Sugar-Free Maple
1 tsp. pumpkin pie spice
1/2 an avocado or two raw egg yolks

Blend until frothy.

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