Cucumber Avocado Soup

Looking for recipes to make when it's too hot to cook? This quick and easy cucumber-avocado soup is the answer! Light and creamy with hints of jalapeño and mint, this blended soup is a perfect hot weather dish. Cucumber Avocado Soup 1 extra large or 3 small cucumbers (I used 3 Persian cukes) 1 medium avocado… Continue reading Cucumber Avocado Soup


Cherry Tangerine Smoothie from 40 Days of Green Smoothies & Giveaway!

Happy New Year! How are all of your resolutions going? 🙂 While I prefer to think of them as "goals" rather than "resolutions", at various annual turning points, many of us tend to reevaluate where we are and decide on some changes that we want to make for the upcoming months. And those changes often… Continue reading Cherry Tangerine Smoothie from 40 Days of Green Smoothies & Giveaway!


Winter to Spring Super Slaw

I know I've been away for a while but it's been one of those times when life gets in the way. Nothing bad, just lots going on, including a good bit of travel. Taking little trips is one of my very favorite things to do, so I try to do it as often as I… Continue reading Winter to Spring Super Slaw


Green Warrior-Goddess Soup

This was originally my idea for a nice raw green goddess soup ~ lots of herbs, some greens, a little creaminess, all combined to make a great live soup. The result, however, was more than I'd bargained for. You know how some green juice recipes, and some raw soup recipes, say "This is great for… Continue reading Green Warrior-Goddess Soup


Carrot Cake Chia Pudding AND Parsley Arugula Tabbouli Salad

Happy May! It's hot here in Southern CA, so it's definitely time to be outside getting the (container) garden in gear, and loading up on fresh and alive foods... And I have 2 great new recipes to help fulfill that mission. Starting today, I am a monthly contributor to the Breast Cancer Yoga Blog, and… Continue reading Carrot Cake Chia Pudding AND Parsley Arugula Tabbouli Salad


Fabulous New Smoothie Combination…

This morning I made a fabulous smoothie. It was born due to some ingredients that needed to be used up rather than any grand inspiration, but it tasted great! One thing to keep in mind is that smoothies don't have to always follow a more traditional "sweet fruit/greens/banana or avo base/maybe some spice" type of… Continue reading Fabulous New Smoothie Combination…


Raw Spicy Carrot Soup

I was in the mood for a nice raw soup, and STILL have more hot peppers to use up, so I thought about Juliano's recipe for Fiery Lava Soup. His recipe uses carrot juice, so is fairly light yet warming with the pepper and spices. I wanted one that was a little more substantial, so… Continue reading Raw Spicy Carrot Soup


Green green juice

One of my favorite things is green juice. With the right combination of ingredients, green juice is like nothing else ~ pure nutrition, instant energy and total freshness. One of my favorite juices is incredibly simple - kale, romaine, apple, ginger and lemon. Red apples are good, as are green ones. If you don't have… Continue reading Green green juice


Citrusy Spring Rolls

Here I am again with something completely unlike me. I have to admit, I'm not one to mix citrus fruits with much else besides other fruits, juices, and smoothies. But lately, I've been seeing lots of recipes online mixing citrus with strange (to me) things - grapefruit in wraps, oranges in sandwiches and such. I… Continue reading Citrusy Spring Rolls


Refreshing Green Smoothie

This smoothie was actually a surprise for me ~ I had no idea it was going to turn out as good as it did. This morning I was craving something with lots of greens that would be light and cool, but discovered that the fridge was rather low on greens. What I found was a… Continue reading Refreshing Green Smoothie