Monday, April 16th, 2012

My Teeth Cleaning Routine (VIDEO!)

by Kristen Suzanne in Uncategorized

I get asked all the time about how we clean our teeth in this household. Check out my video for the details. Below the video are links to the specific products mentioned.

Sole salt rocks

Mouth wash

Tongue scaper

Dr. Tung’s Smart Floss

Oil of oregano

Gum Drops and Kids’ Gum Drops

Kamea’s first tooth brush

 

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Tuesday, April 10th, 2012

Special Announcement! My New Book, Raw Awakening, Available for Pre-Order!

by Kristen Suzanne in Kristen Suzanne

I’m so happy, excited, and proud to say that my next book, Raw Awakening, published through Chronicle Books, is officially available for pre-order. Right now.

Whoo hoo!!!! Can I just do a little jig right now? Will you do it with me? Shake it here… shake it there… duck, turn, boing boing, jump, shimmy shake… Whew! That was fun. :) Thanks for sharing in my joy with me. I’m really really really happy about this book.

So…. on to some exciting news for you. While my new book, Raw Awakening, is available for pre-order, I’m offering a FREE copy of my Easy Raw Vegan Transitions EBOOK to anyone who purchases a copy of Raw Awakening during the pre-order phase. Simply email me a copy of your amazon receipt and I’ll reply with a copy of my Easy Raw Vegan Transitions ebook.

A little something-something about Raw Awakening from Amazon.

“Raw” food is energizing people around the world. Eating raw no longer means consuming carrot sticks and boring fruit plates-it’s a whole new cuisine and lifestyle. Featuring the same fun and passionate style that has made hers one of the most popular raw food blogs, chef Kristen Suzanne takes readers step by step through the raw food lifestyle: equipping the kitchen, grocery shopping, eating out, dealing with setbacks (and family members!), improving digestion, and losing weight, until eating raw becomes second nature. Plus, the book features 50 fabulous recipes-no cooking required!-for treats like sprouted protein bars, lasagna, soups, brownies, and even cheesecake! Accessible, fun, and packed with information not available anywhere else, this volume is a must-have for anyone who truly cares about health and nutrition.

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Monday, April 2nd, 2012

Raw Vegan Yogurt – Super EASY! (Video, Recipe)

by Kristen Suzanne in video

Now that I can find ORGANIC young thai coconut meat and water in the freezer department of Whole Foods, I’m a yogurt makin’ fool. I can’t imagine my refrigerator without it. Sooooo good. How can I describe it? Hmmm… ummmm… perfect creamy sublime deliciousness. How does that sound? It’s lightly sweet from the coconut, thick, decadent, very nourishing. Total comfort food. Do I have your interest yet?

Ingredients for raw vegan yogurt minus probiotics that I add (vanilla drops optional)

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Monday, March 26th, 2012

60-Second Raw Nut Milk (VIDEO, Raw Vegan Recipe) & Food Journal

by Kristen Suzanne in food journal, video

Fresh raw nut milks taste delicious, and there’s lots of variety in the nuts or seeds you can use to make them. Plus, they can be used in endless ways…

Earthbound Brazil Nut Milk

  • Drinking it plain – as in a tall glass o’ raw nut milk (add a handful of ice for extra refreshment… mmmm so good).
  • Use in place of water for creamy flavorful raw soups.
  • Super used in fruit or green smoothies. Bonus: it mellows out greens which means you can use less fruit, if desired.
  • Make your next protein shake with raw milk and get an extra boost of performance enhancing nutrients and protein.
  • Great in raw desserts like raw chocolate puddings, raw cheesecake, and raw mousse.
  • Use on raw granola or any cereal of choice, whether raw or not.
  • Add to coffee and tea.

The down side to keeping a ready-to-use stash of raw nut milk is that it generally means a routine of soaking, blending, and the dreaded straining in order to make it. Not anymore though! Here is a great way to make raw nut milks that is easy and fast. No straining! So… guess what that means? No excuses!

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Friday, March 23rd, 2012

Dynamic Orange Tomato Dressing (VIDEO, Raw Vegan Recipe) and Food Journal

by Kristen Suzanne in food journal, recipe, salad dressing, tomato, vegan, video

I’ve really gotten into the video mood, can you tell? Are you enjoying them? Are they useful? I hope so!

In this video I decide to totally wing it and make a dressing I’ve never made, while doing it on camera. My plan was to post the video no matter what because I figured 1) we’d all learn something anyway (I learn a lot from failed recipes) and 2) it’d be kind of funny if the dressing sucked seeing as I was doing it on camera. I still don’t have the ingredients written down so I can’t add them here to the post yet, but I remember… water, oranges, grape tomatoes, garlic, salt, raw almond butter, basil??? I think those are the ingredients. When I find time, I’ll come back and add the ingredient list.

Spoiler alert...Turns out, it was so good! Easy to throw together as you’ll see… and mega fresh. I loved it on fresh lettuce and I also gobbled it up on cauliflower. If a dressing makes you enjoy raw cauliflower, then you know it’s darn good.

Enjoy the show! (By the way, as you know by now I’m still in a video making mode – I suspect I will be for a long time – so check out my popular Cinnamon Brownies post I wrote a while back because I put up a video showing you how easy they are to make here!)

For more great raw vegan recipes, check out my books.

Food Journal 2/28/12 Mostly Raw

Water …. Big bowl of Breakfast Kelp Noodles (my latest recipe)

Water …. Kale salad …. Sandwich from True Food (part raw: avocado, tomato, lettuce and part cooked: bread, hummus, tempeh) …. Raw choc mint pie …. Supplements

Super Spicy n Sweet Green Yogurt Bliss (coconut water, raw vegan yogurt, banana, 1/2 mango, 1/2 habanero, vanilla powder, spinach)

Quart Green juice

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Tuesday, March 20th, 2012

Juicing Delivery Exploding in the Valley! (Plus Food Journals)

by Kristen Suzanne in food journal, green juice

Wow! That’s all I can say! Well, not true… I can say more and I will. :) The valley here in Arizona is exploding with juice maniacs! Let’s just say I’m a tad excited. In the past month I’ve learned about 4 companies that are offering (or will offer) organic raw fresh pressed juice – delivered to your door (and some are planning on store fronts, too). We are one juicy city and I can’t help but take a moment and think about what all of this means? It means something to be sure… times are a changin’. Add to that, Starbucks is planning on offering juice in their coffee bars as well. From what I’ve heard, the juice will be flash pasteurized which is a deal breaker for me, BUT, it’s great to see people taking note of how popular juice is.

So… on to my food journals and speaking of juice delivery…

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Saturday, March 17th, 2012

St. Patrick’s Day (or Morning Mint) Green Smoothie (Raw Vegan Recipe, VIDEO, and Food Journal)

by Kristen Suzanne in food journal, Green smoothie, video

A quick and DELICIOUS refreshing green smoothie that is perfect for St. Patrick’s Day… or for any morning with its minty freshness.  Check it out (recipe details below)! :)

Morning Mint Green Smoothie (Yield 3 cups)

1.5 cups water
1 cup ice
10 organic mint leaves
1 hefty handful organic spinach
2 fairly hefty dollops organic raw cashew butter
1 T or more raw coconut nectar (or raw agave or 2 pitted dates)

Blend and enjoy!

Food Journal 3/14/12

  • Pint green juice from our precious Norwalk Juicer. YES! I’m working on my Norwalk videos next week :) YAY!
  • Water
  • Tea – Nettles n Raspberry Leaf
  • Sprout Smoothie
  • Large salad with veggies, raw dressing and some tofu (all organic, of course)
  • Chipotle football size vegan burrito with some raw fixings in it (pico, guacamole, romaine)
  • 2 cups Spring Power Applesauce
  • 3 cups fresh grapefruit juice …. Quart Green juice
  • Lightly cooked asparagus with raw dipping sauce …. Sprouted English muffin with but butter on both sides plus one side with jalapeño. The other side strawberry lavender preserves.

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Friday, March 16th, 2012

My Raw Food Kitchen (VIDEO) and Food Journal

by Kristen Suzanne in food journal, video

I recently uploaded this video to Youtube where I bring you into my home to see my kitchen (and beyond). You’ll see that I use all of the space I can to make living a raw food life easier. I recently put a bunch of nails in the wall so I can hang my Norwalk Juicing screens for easy access (by the way… Norwalk posts and videos coming SOON!)

Here are some other pictures of my raw food living area over the years…

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Tuesday, March 13th, 2012

Square Food Gardening – VIDEO – My First Garden (Yippee!) – Post #1

by Kristen Suzanne in vegan

I have a ladder I imagine myself on when it comes to healthy living. The ultimate tippy top includes growing my own food. Well, I’m almost there. (What are the other steps under it? Well, going vegan to going raw/high raw, all organic, juicing a lot, getting a Norwalk, and growing my own food tops it out.)

But, I’m a total newbie and completely intimidated. That is until I read about Square Food Gardening. OK, still a tad intimidated but I’m taking it step by step and crossing my fingers.

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Saturday, March 10th, 2012

Kristen’s Raw 32nd Awesome Giveaway – Pristine Beauty

by Kristen Suzanne in awesome giveaway

Whooooo Wheeeeeee! I’m excited about this giveaway. You might remember when I recently sang the praises of Pristine Beauty’s products. Well. I wrote to the company and asked them to sponsor a giveaway for my readers. Guess what? They offered to give away two amazing prizes! That means, for this giveaway, I am selecting two winners. I have two awesome prizes (one prize for each winner).

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