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Raw Cilantro Corn Spread

I whipped up with this yummy dip last night just based on what we had in the fridge, it’s lightly creamy and perfect for Spring! Britney spread some in her veggie burger pita pocket and I tossed mine with steamed broccoli. I imagine you could go all sorts of directions with it- it’s great on it’s own but it would be equally as tasty over zucchini pasta or spaghetti squash, spread on a sandwich or used as a dip for veggies.

Raw Cilantro Corn Dip


fresh corn from 2 cobs

2 Tbsp raw tahini

juice of one lemon

handful of cilantro

half a zucchini

2 cloves garlic

pinch of cayenne and sea salt (optional)

Blend until creamy.


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Summer Corn Hummus

Summer Corn Hummus

I love fresh, raw corn and I’m dreading the end of Summer when the juicy, organic version disappears. In the meantime I’m taking advantage of the overabundance and accompanying sales and using it in everything. This hummus is on the sweet side but I balanced it out with the savory nori sheets I used to wrap my gooey, hummus-y kale salad in.


3 cups raw corn kernels
1/3 cup raw tahini
2 cloves garlic
handful fresh basil
salt and pepper to taste

Blend to desired consistency.


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Hemp Butter Hummus


2 zucchini, chopped
1/4 cup hemp seed butter
2 lemons, juiced
2 green onions, chopped
1 handful dill
a little salt, pepper, and stevia to taste

Blend until creamy.


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BBQ Hummus

BBQ Hummus

I realize it’s not quite barbecue season yet but when this idea popped into my head I couldn’t resist!


1/2 cup raw tahini
1 clove garlic
1 1/2 chopped zucchini
1/2 batch of my sugar-free BBQ sauce
juice of one lemon
1 tsp salt
red pepper flakes, and extra stevia for a honey bbq effect

Place all ingredients into food processor and blend until creamy. For a sweeter, “honey bbq” effect, add more stevia.

I actually ate this over a big salad, thinning it out with extra lemon juice to make a dressing.

I’ve been reading the little tidbits from my new book Meal by Meal before I sit down to eat dinner every day and my favorite page so far was March 28th which quoted Andrew Weil:

“The more you experience yourself as energy, the easier it is not to identify yourself with your physical body.”

The page went on to say that if we are always worrying about how we look, what our pants size is, and how much or little we eat then we identify with the physical body to a degree that can be painful. I spent a lot of my life doing that and it wasn’t a very pleasurable way for me to live.

I’ve found it very helpful to focus on how a meal or food will make me feel (Will this nourish or deplete me? will I feel energized or will it put me in a food coma? What effect does eating this way over the long term have on my well-being?).

I also loved and appreciated a comment I got on my last post from Nadya who writes at Spinach and Yoga:

Rande, good luck! Mindful eating is a simple but a very powerful practice. Eating can be an awareness meditation. I find that saying a grace and visualizing how I want to feel after eating really helps me to stop eating when I am full.

Thanks Nadia 🙂


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Smoky Raw Sweet Potato Hummus

1 1/2 cups sweet potato, peeled and chopped
1/4 cup tahini
2-3 drops NuNaturals liquid stevia
2-3 drops liquid smoke
1 clove garlic
juice of half a lemon
1 tbsp water
1/2 tsp salt
1 tsp smoked paprika
1/2 tsp cumin

Throw all this deliciousness into a food processor and blend until creamy!


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