Archive for June 24th, 2009

I forgot how much I love my sprializer until I broke it out a few times this week! For this delicious creation I sprialized some raw zucchini.

I then took the raw zuc. noodles and covered them with Almost Oil-less Pesto and mixed in a diced tomato and some thawed artichoke hearts. I then topped it with fresh parmesan cheese.


Isn’t it pretty?! It was one of the most fresh tasting dinners I have had in a while and I loved how most of it was raw! I have been reading a lot about the raw diet and while I am not going to ever eat completely raw, I really believe there are a lot of benefits to this eating approach. Summer is the perfect time for preparing raw foods!


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I LOVE pesto and all things basil! At the moment I have 4 basil plants growing, one in the ground and three in pots. I know, it is a little excessive, but to make pesto you need a ton of basil.

This picture is pretty ugly, but you can imagine how delicious this creamy spread tastes!


Almost Oil-less Basil Pesto Recipe/Ingredient List

  • huge bunch of fresh basil
  • handful of raw almonds
  • big splash of lemon juice
  • 1 tsp. olive oil – I don’t know if you even need this.
  • handful of fresh parmesan
  • salt and pepper

Blend everything in the magic bullet or a small food processor. Add more of anything you like. This recipe is based on taste preference.   

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Lately, I have been a green monster machine. Each morning on the way to teach summer school, I make a smoothie filled with kale from my garden!

I am so excited that my garden has been growing so well! You can see the kale from the picture below and you can also see the tip of my first cucumber from the garden. I have a few other veggies now and I will do a recap on those soon!

I am not a parent yet, but I feel so much pride for my garden and how well it is doing, that I think of it like my child. 🙂 Weird, I know! Each day I water it and I weed it and I give it love. I also feel soo guilty for leaving it to go on vacation, and while I am gone, I think about it. Anyways, more on that later. 🙂



This smoothie was a little different because I added mango! Crazy, right!

  • 1 scoop vanilla protein powder
  • 1 scoop Amazing Grass Green Superfood
  • bunch of kale
  • handful of frozen mango from TJ’s
  • 4 frozen strawberries
  • 1 c. unsweetened almond milk

Today’s smoothie is going to have the new Vega Smoothie Infusion in it! I will let you know what I think.

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