All posts tagged: Raw

Happy 6 Month Anniversary SE Asia!!

Exactly 6 months ago I hopped on a plane to Bali with no return ticket to the US (much to the airline’s chagrin…that’s another story). I remember, like yesterday, the feeling of dread and fear in the pit of my stomach before I left–or, rather, leapt. It’s a feeling I’ve had before and continue to

The Best (and Longest) Date I’ve Ever Had…that Hasn’t Ended

I am so sick of hearing about self love and self care and it not making a damn difference. Most of us “know” that these are keys to health, happiness, abundance, etc., yet some of the most abusive relationships are with ourselves. One day something finally snapped for me in Bali and I’d had enough.

If I was stranded on an island, I would bring vegan chocolate truffles

Carly Dintaman found her way to us on the beautiful island of Gili Air and her timing was impeccable as we had just opened a café and needed professional advice. Not only did she give us advice, but she spent 2 weeks with us educating and training us on gluten free snack recipes. She may

Eating up Bali

Bali food has definitely been one of my favorite parts of this journey…where do I even start? Well, as I sit down to write this, I’ve just finished drinking the fresh juice out of a coconut and am getting ready to scoop out the tender meat for a little post-yoga snack. Okay, it’s not so

Ubud, Bali Day 1: Leap and the Net Will Appear

As the plane touched down, I knew my life would never be the same. A rush of emotions washed over me: oh my God, I’m actually here. I left New York, my job, everything (except one bag) and made it to Bali. I could have cut the vulnerability in that moment with a knife. I

Easy Detox Chocolate Mousse (raw, vegan)

This is one of my favorite desserts to make: simple, healthy, yet totally satisfying and decadent to the point where you stop thinking it’s good-for-you. The secret?

Pumpkin Smoothie

This smoothie is a delicious, rich, healthy fall-in-a-glass/mug situation.

Easy Peasy Mint Pea Soup (vegan)

Summer is officially here! I’m craving cooler foods now, and this mint pea soup is one of my go-to’s, as it’s super simple, delicious and packed with good-for-you things, including lots of PROTEIN! This is my answer for those who say you don’t have time to make healthy food, as it probably takes ten minutes

Raw, Vegan Creamy Cashew Icing

Cupcakes with super sweet icing have been my weakness in the past. When I lived near Magnolia Bakery, we would skip dinner and just have huge slices of their vanilla cake with fluffy pink butter cream icing, the latter being my favorite part. While I’ll still indulge in such sugary delights from time-to-time, I love

Caffeine-Free, Vegan Coffee Alternative

After months of tea as my only caffeinated beverage, one summer morning I found myself salivating at the sight of a tall, creamy iced coffee a coworker was sipping. I don’t believe in depriving oneself in the name of health, and I figured there could be a creative alternative that would be both healthy and

Quick & Raw Date Syrup

Date syrup is my favorite natural sweetener, and it’s incredibly easy to make. Dates are low on the glycemic index, meaning they won’t spike your blood sugar and leave you craving more sugar, not to mention they include fiber, vitamins, and minerals. I use this to substitute maple syrup, honey, agave, etc. in a lot

Hot Second Vegan Hot Chocolate

One of my favorite drinks for winter is hot chocolate. One of my favorite drinks in general is chocolate milk. This recipe can be either (heat it up or don’t), and it’s literally two, simple, healthy ingredients with a multitude of possible variations (make it spicy, minty, mocha!)

Raw Tamari Carrot Pulp Crackers

These are my go-to raw cracker! They use up a bunch of my carrot pulp from juicing and can be dehydrated/baked more or less to make a softer bread or  cracker texture. Sometimes I just miss that tactical feeling of a sandwich! I think this is an easy recipe, but if you’re lazy or don’t feel

Raw Chai Tea Oatmeal

  This is an exciting discovery / creation. I love the taste of chai lattes but avoid them with the usual added sugars and dairy. This oatmeal is gluten-free, raw, and vegan, yet creamy, delicious, and satisfying. Perfect as the days get colder… 

Sweet Potato Pumpkin Spice Juice (and Pudding)

  I used to count down the days until Starbucks would release its seasonal pumpkin spice latte. I can no longer stomach the sweetness of that beverage, though, and have created something that, in my opinion, perfectly encapsulates Fall in a glass (or teacup, as I prefer to drink it). 

Raw Cashew Milk Recipe

  Cashew milk is one of the most simple and most satisfying nut milks to make! Since cashews become very soft after soaking, there’s no need to strain through a nut milk bag. This recipe is so rich and creamy, it feels like an indulgent treat. Perfect cold on a warm day or warmed up