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Delicious, healthful and environmentally friendly (vegetarian, vegan or raw) recipes contributed by cookbook authors, staff writers and you. Please submit your favorite recipe via our Contact Us form. We will respond if interested. Thank you.
White Chocolate Strawberry-Rose Cheesecake
Tuesday, 07 June 2016 14:38  |  Written by Guest Contributor | Blog Entry

Strawberry Rose Cheesecake photo by Joanna Steven A show-stopper of a cheesecake (serves 12), this decadent dessert is gluten free, raw, vegan, and paleo friendly. It's also very easy to make! Once you have prepared all the ingredients, it's all a matter of blending and freezing. Waiting for it to be ready is the hardest part. The crust is a protein packed mix of almonds and chocolates, while the filling calls for juicy strawberries, creamy cashews, and fragrant vanilla and rose water. The topping is simply dried rose petals and a drizzle of chocolate. Enjoy! Read on…

'Lacto-Fermented Root Beer' Recipe
Thursday, 02 October 2014 00:00  |  Written by Guest Contributor | Blog Entry

Fermenting Beer photo by Jennifer DickertAs I will freely admit, I adore fermentation. I wrote about my fascination with it in a recent blog entry on this site. What's so great about fermentation? Well, it's fun, healthy, saves money and connects us intimately to our food. And, as I mentioned in my blog entry, "nothing beats the feeling of accomplishment I get from the sour-tangy taste of well-fermented food." You'll find plenty of fermentation recipes scattered across the Web, but one of the easiest and most delicious that I've found is for lacto-fermented root beer. Read on…

'Creamy Cheesy Dipping-Sauce' Recipe
Thursday, 08 May 2014 00:00  |  Written by Guest Contributor | Blog Entry

Rich Cheddar Sauce photo by Joanna StevenThis creamy, dreamy cheese sauce is so good that you won’t guess it is raw and vegan—unless you know what’s in it! With hemp and cashews for protein and minerals, bell pepper and nutritional yeast for vitamins, and garlic and onions to boost your immune system, cheese dips have never been so delectably healthy! Read on…

'Tahini and Fruit Spread' Recipe
Thursday, 01 May 2014 00:00  |  Written by Guest Contributor | Blog Entry

My dad used to make me tahini and jam spreads all the time growing up. For a raw jam, blend fresh fruits with agave nectar until sweet and of a consistency similar to cooked jam. It's nutricious, delicious and so easy. Read on…

'Fertility Goddess Smoothie' Recipe for Valentine's Day
Friday, 07 February 2014 00:00  |  Written by Guest Contributor | Blog Entry

Fertility Goddess Smoothie photo by Joanna StevenA true fertility potion, this smoothie features maca and Brazil nuts, both known for increasing fecundity in men and women. An added attraction are the strawberries, a treat for the tongue and rich in PEA, which is also known as the "molecule of love." This drink is the perfect beverage to serve with a piece of raw chocolate to the object of your desire on Valentine's Day—or any other day of the year! Read on…

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Eco Tip

Lower your thermostat temperature in winter and raise it in summer. In winter, set your thermostat to 68 degrees or less during the day (and wear a sweater) and 55 degrees or less at night (and add an extra blanket). Wear less or use a fan instead of air-conditioning on all but the hottest summer days. When you must use air-conditioning, set your thermostat to 78 degrees or more.  More tips...

Eco Quote

Man is a complex being:  he makes deserts bloom - and lakes die. - Gil Stern   More quotes...