Vegan mushroom soup

Winter is approaching and a bowl of warm soup hits the spot. I’m posting this recipe handed down from a good friend Betsy Blake. I saw her eating this soup at work and it looked yummy not to mention the smell that it permeated the kitchen.  She was gracious enough to share this recipe with…

Guilt and gluten free spaghetti.

Don’t we all love spaghetti but feel guilt eating it afterwards? Well, I’ve got the solution for you! For those who are intolerant to gluten and have issues with weight gain, such as myself, can adopted this  zucchini version as a part of your menu again, guilty free. Zucchinis have a mild taste and it…

Green R Us

I decided to give my digest system a break yesterday from solid foods by making this yummy green juice. Recipe A bunch of fresh dandelion A bunch of kale A bunch of Swiss chard 1 lime 2 green apples 4 celery sticks 4 leaves of dinosaur kale Stevia to sweeten Juicer used – Huram brand…

Nut Fermented Yogurt and Sour Cream Base

             The process is similar to making pumpkin seeds milk where you sprout the nuts first by  soaking them in water overnight followed by a blanching technique where you boil some water and dip the almonds for a second to get rid of  bacterial freeloaders. Peel the almonds and throw them on the blender to liquefy them into milk. Add…

Paleo Pancake

I’m not on a 100% raw diet but I do consume some cooked foods. One of my favorite comfort foods are pancakes. I made this recipe gluten free and I hope you’ll enjoy it. Ingredients 1 cup of Chestnut flour 1\2 cup of Mesquite flour 2 organic eggs 1/2 cup of water 1/4 teaspoon vanilla 1/2…

Raw Macaroni and Cheese

Macaroni and cheese has to be the most delicious comfort foods in the planet. This is a guilt free version of it. Recipe: 1 bag of sea noodles (tasteless, it doesn’t smell fishy.) 2 tablespoons nutritional yeast (packed with vitamin B complex.) 1/2 teaspoon organic yellow mustard 1/4 teaspoon sea salt 1/4 teaspoon smoke paprika 1/4…

Mulberry

I grew up in Brasil where fruits grow abundantly. In my little town, Casa Branca, one could find these trees on just about every corner. Across from my house, there was an empty lot with lots of such trees and I remember going there after school to feast on these delicious red/purple yummies. After moving to…

Pumpkin Seed Milk

I never liked to drink milk by itself but I do enjoy it in cappuccinos, shakes and cheeses in spite of the fact that it isn’t good for me. I’m trying very hard to ween myself off of it. On that note, I’ve tried to come up with  a way to enjoy milk and cheeses that comes from sources…

Green juice

I made today for my breakfast a huge green juice, yay! Recipe 1 cup of fresh pineapple 5 huge leaves of collard greens 1/2 organic tomato 2 cups of spinach 1/2 lime 1 fresh grapefruit picked from the ground. Yum! Xo xo xo Vera Marcia tasted OK and to add some sweetness to it, a…

Mango Smoothie

Here it is! Mango Smoothie 2 cups of cashew milk 1 cup of frozen or fresh mango 1/4 teaspoon raw coconut oil 2 probiotic pills broken 2 tablespoons of Lucuma powder 1 teaspoon of Sucanat Few drops of Stevia Blend it well and enjoy it. Yummy! Xoxoxo Vera Marcia Info: Fresh mango is a very…

Cashew Milk

Today I was craving a guava shake and so I decided to make one for myself. I found guava pulp at Von’s grocery stores. In Brasil we call Smoothies “Vitaminas.” Recipe 1 – 1/2 cup of cashew nuts or a milk of your choice 3 – 1/2 cup of filtered water 2 pre soaked dates…