Raw Vegan Challenge Week 2_Days 8 to 14

  Starting the week I would clean out my refrigerator and get rid of anything that had gone bad or added leftovers to smaller containers. Next, I would write down the items I didn’t have to create my full grocery list of items I’d need for the week. So for example, if I still had garlic…

Raw Vegan Challenge Week 1_Days 1 to 7. Exercise, Meals & Costs

Discussion: Shopping list, Budget, Exercise, How I felt overall, Weight loss & Meals To start my week right, I’d do lots of research, scouring the internet for recipes or I’d flip through Kimberly Snyder’s books for raw recipes I could try. Sometimes, I looked at my own recipes & wondered how I could remake the meal raw….

The Raw Vegan Challenge_How I Got Started

I definitely had a plan going into this Raw Vegan Challenge! Initially, I planned on doing the challenge for 21 days. But I changed my mind & decided I will eat raw longer. Not sure for how long but at least 30 days! How I got started… The last week of March 2017, (1) I drank green smoothies…

BEFORE the Raw Vegan Challenge (Weight Struggles)

What is Raw Vegan? In the nutshell, Raw vegan is a diet that consists of raw vegetables, fruits, nuts, sprouts, seeds,  sea vegetables, herbs and mushrooms. Nothing can be “cooked” over 118 degrees Fahrenheit. I quote cooked because it is really dehydrated at that temperature. Things like crackers & wraps (made of veggies of course!), veggies &…

Tomato-Bacon Pasta Bowl

This dish is super simple, no kidding. Yes, there is vegan bacon in it. I don’t eat vegan meat often, for a few reasons, but this one caught my eye. Vegan Hickory & Sage Smoked Bacon sounds super good, especially because I love sage! So I tried it and really liked it. I decided to…

Creamy Cilantro Kelp Noodles (Raw)

This Creamy Cilantro Kelp Noodles is perfect for lunch. Its earthy flavor is like sunshine in a bowl bursting with flavor and nutrients! Kelp Noodles are a sea vegetable raw noodle form. No, there is no salty or sea-like flavor in them at all. Kelp Noodles are fat-free, gluten-free, and very low in carbs and calories!…

Coconut Bacon

Some time ago, I wrote an article titled “The Vegetarian Who Eats Bacon” and shared a Tempeh Bacon recipe. I find that people are intimidated by tempeh and won’t try it. Once they try it they either love it or hate it. So, as an alternative vegan bacon option, I introduce Coconut Bacon! This recipe…

Elephant Wrap

Elephants are vegan! Who knew? These large, intelligent, remember-it-all mammals love greens… And so do I! Rice Flour, gluten-free wraps are usually my go-to wrap. However, since I aim to eat light to heavy, I am attempting to save carbs for dinner time. Therefore, I decided to use this collard green in place of a…

A Farmer’s Caesar Salad

Salads are my favorite go-to lunch and appetizer. I am constantly thinking of new ways to revamp salads to make them less boring. Growing up salads were not meals and usually consisted of iceberg lettuce, tomato and cucumber with Italian, French or Thousand Island dressing. Today, none of those dressings ever rest in my refrigerator…

Spanish Cauliflower Rice & Beans

Cauliflower rice. The idea is to replace white rice, which has little nutritional value. Cauliflower rice is the perfect option for low-carb or conscious people. Cauliflower contains vitamin C, vitamin K, vitamin B6 protein, magnesium, phosphorus, fiber, potassium, and manganese-to name a few. Cauliflower also has half the amount of carbohydrates as white rice and…