Thursday, August 26, 2010

Medicine Flower Flavor Extracts

Since hearing about these flavor extracts, I have been very eager to try them. They are all gluten, sugar, and alcohol free. They are also organic and considered raw by using a cold-processing extraction. Already today I mixed the guava and vanilla into my greens powder and added the hazelnut and coffee flavor into my cup of dandelion tea. The concentration of these extracts is pretty strong so you only need a drop or two. I went onto their website and discovered more flavors that the health food store doesn't carry. Bergamot will be my next purchase. There is nothing better than Earl Gray tea and now to be able to add that flavor to so many other culinary creations is very exciting to me.

Friday, August 20, 2010

Buoni Dolci Tasting Party

Back in January, my good friend Christina hosted a tasting party for me. As an avid chocolate lover she was thrilled when I started experimenting with raw desserts. Buoni dolci translates into good desserts and in my interpretation, good for you desserts. All are raw, vegan, and free of gluten and refined sugars. (Banana tartufo ice cream is not pictured.) It was fun preparing for this event and even better to hear the positive feedback from the guests. Christina is such an influential and supportive person. I'm very thankful to have her in my life.

Sunday, August 15, 2010

What can you do with a can of tuna?

Tuna Salad on a Gluten Free English Muffin with Tomato, Micro Greens, and Broccoli Sprouts

Chicken of the Sea and The Balancing Act (a women's talk show on Lifetime) held a recipe contest. Using a Chicken of the Sea product you had to create an original recipe and write a 400 word essay on why you are someone who can turn simple Chicken of the Sea dishes into Super meals that are healthy, nutritious, and convenient. It was required to send in a photo of yourself with your dish which I thought was silly. The grand prize for this contest would allow me to pay for culinary school in full. I'm keeping my fingers crossed on this one.

Thursday, August 12, 2010

Zucchini Linguini

My lunch today... Zucchini noodles tossed with chopped tomato, hemp seeds, and this yummy olive tapenade I purchased at Trader Joes.

Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Please Vote For Me!

Anthony Bourdain will award $10,000 to the winning essay. Please take a moment to read mine and vote. Tell your friends too!

Read my Medium Raw challenge essay: Eat well, Feel Well, and Be Well

My New Favorite

I got these chips as a sample from my work and they are delicious! I am so excited to find chips that contain no corn! They are also gluten, wheat, and soy free. I went to their website and they offer another chip made from pinto beans and flax. I'm already thinking of all the different recipes I can incorporate these into... yum!