Tuesday, February 23, 2010

happy tuesday!

today marks three wonderful years shared with my butternut.=)

 here we are looking our spiffiest at a friend's wedding in '07

this morning john pointed out that it is also national pancake day. i knew what he was getting at...

instead i brought him a bowl of apple buckwheat granola with almond milk. he said he loved it.=)

apple buckwheat granola

1 chopped apple
4 dates, pitted and soaked
1 T soak water (reserved from dates)
1 T maple syrup
1 T agave nectar
1/4 tsp vanilla

1 C raw buckwheat groats, soaked
1/2 C raw almonds, soaked, then roughly chopped
1/2 C raw sunflower seeds, soaked
1 C shredded coconut
1/2 tsp salt
1/2-1 tsp cinnamon, to taste
handful of raisins

process first 6 ingredients in a high speed blender until a paste is formed. place remaining ingredients in a large mixing bowl. add date paste and mix thoroughly. spread onto 2 teflex trays and dehydrate at 115° until dry.


for dinner we had quinoa veggie sushi with raw nori and salad with sweet lime cilantro dressing.

at home we've been pretty high raw, occasionally eating cooked quinoa.

eating out with family is another story. (working on it... =)

below are asian-style veggies we had again with jicama rice and ginger marinade.  this veggie medley is delicious! mushrooms are a must, as they add the "meatiness" i sometimes miss in my meals.=)


it's a pleasure to prepare dinner when it's this bright and colorful!

raw pizza has been devoured savored a lot here lately. it never fails to satisfy, and the preparation is super quick and easy. the hardest part for me is keeping herb pizza crusts stocked in the freezer!

pizza topping:

sliced fennel
button mushrooms
chopped tomato
cilantro or basil

marinate in equal parts olive oil and tamari. (add a splash of agave and chopped garlic for extra zing! =)

the cheeze is carmella's adaptation of kristen suzanne's cheezy nacho sauce (my new favorite nut cheeze!)


pink lady apples were on sale at my local whole foods for $1.29 a pound (a great deal around here for organic apples). we've been enjoying the pink ladies in granola, smoothies, and chopped up with walnuts, dried cranberries, maple syrup and cinnamon.

to me, pink ladies are the prettiest of the apples. (with too much sun or when i'm embarassed, i become a pink lady! =)

since the amazing evergreen posted her raw rendition of cherry garcia soft serve, i have been dreaming of a raw chocolate chip cookie dough.


the recipe is gena's banana soft serve with chunks of chocolate chip cookies, chocolate chips, and heathy's chocolate sauce. the cookies were warmed in the dehydrator for a few hours before serving. i'm excited to create more raw ice creams!

speaking of... hihorosie is hosting an automatic ice cream maker giveaway! be sure to enter!


  1. Happy Anniversary! You two make a gorgeous couple, and you are absolutely stunning:)

    I must agree that all the colors make raw food such a pleasure to prepare... and eat:) Everything in your post looks incredible.

    Thanks so much for the shout-out!

  2. Yay for so many things to comment on!! 1:Awesome pic of you and the man!! Adorable and congrats :) 2: Pink Lady apples= fantastic, especially at that price! 3:Veggie Rice looks so good- and I LOVE shrooms- especially raw!!! All the meals look so great- though as you know I’m more of an ice cream girl myself- and this looks awesome.. If you get a great vanilla recipe please share.. one of us will figure it out :)

  3. three wonderful(and delicious) years, indeed! happy anniversary, butterskin:) xoxo

  4. happy happy three years...my guy and i are coming up on our happy three years too...


  5. Happy anniversary! What a beautiful couple you two are! Love the food stuffs too! Yummm!!

  6. Wow -- your pics are all amazing! Especially the ice cream. What kind of pizza crusts do you usually make?

  7. Look at you two! A beautiful couple you make. :) Happy anniversary!

    And pizza? Yeah, can't go wrong there. Ever. All your dishes look great but dessert? Please send right over! hee hee!

  8. warm cookies in the dehydrator? on ice cream? i'm coming to your house!

    love all the other eats too. quinoa in nori is a great idea. my husband eats quinoa like there's no tomorrow so i'll let him in on it. he doesn't do rice much.

    you look so gorgeous in that pic. congrats on 3 years!

  9. Both You look fabulous and happy ☺ Happy Happy anniversary♥

    I love your granola with the pink ladies. The perfect breakfast/snack/dinner!!Lol!

    and Love all your food. Yummy!


  10. thank you everyone for the sweet comments! xoxo

    rawcandy - i added a link to the herb pizza crust recipe, right above the pizza pic.=)

  11. Gorgeous couple - Happy Anniversary!!! Wish you forever more.....
    Love all your food, have a weakness for raw pizzas and yours looks delicious :-)
    Kelli, it takes one to recognize another, you are a beautiful soul and I am also very happy to "meet" you....these virtual connections are sometimes more true, authentic and essential than in real life - I treasure you xoxox

  12. That cereal looks so good, where do you get your buckwheat?

    Happy 3 years :)

  13. Hi! I'm new to your blog, but I'm already a fan! I think it's a fantastic idea to make sushi out of quinoa! I love quinoa! I am excited to make sushi with it! Talk to you again soon!

  14. thanks vals! =)

    val - i get my buckwheat from the bulk bins at whole foods.

    vegan val - aw, so sweet of you to say! i'm loving your blogs, too!=)

  15. You and your husband are an absolutely gorgeous couple!! Happy Anniversary :) :)

    All your eats look so fresh and healthy.. Im inspired! I love your blog!

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