Creamy Raw Broccoli Spinach Dip

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This nutrient-packed spinach dip is made with broccoli, garlic, green onion, avocado, and lime. Soaked cashews and coconut milk lend a smooth creaminess and a bit of nutritional yeast gives it that nice cheesy flavor. Each serving packs about 6 grams of protein, with good doses of potassium and B and C vitamins. Yield: About 4 cups, appetizer for 8 …

Brown Rice Horchata Recipe

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Last week, I offered up a little tutorial on making your own horchata, or spiced rice milk agua fresca. While this creamy, sweet refreshment is traditionally made with long-grain white rice (and can be made with any number of other ingredients including basmati or jasmine rice, nuts, seeds, etc.), a recent experiment with just the opposite—short-grain brown—yielded surprisingly delicious results. The …

Homemade Horchata

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Horchata (or-cha-tah) has always been one of my very favorite aguas frescas, cooling flavored-water beverages popular in Mexico. It’s typically made by soaking rice with whole-stick cinnamon, blending it, sweetening it, and straining it into a refreshing rice milk. It’s sweet, cold, and creamy—a fantastic accompaniment to hot, spicy tacos. Although rice, cinnamon, and sugar tend to be horchata constants, …

Pineapple Ginger Lime Popsicles with Serrano

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Sweet and spicy is one of my very favorite flavor combinations. In this sinus-clearing, breath-easy popsicle, the energizing powers of ginger and lime combine with sweet, tropical pineapple, spicy, floral serrano peppers and raw Mexican piloncillo. The result is a lovely layer of flavors that tastes great and really gets you going. Yield: 28 ounces; 7 (4-ounce) popsicles or 28 …

Journey of the Gourmet Herbalist

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Last Saturday, after many moons of studying tinctures and decoctions, plant parts and families, how to recognize native plants and the role they play in the healing of ourselves and the Earth, I graduated from the Wildflower School of Botanical Medicine with a big smile and tons of inspiration and gratitude. It’s been quite a journey. We were assigned an …

Chipotle Almond Hummus

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This is an addictively tasty variation on classic Greek hummus. The beans are the same  (it’s hard to go wrong with garbanzos), but it uses almond butter rather than tahini, which totally alters the flavor into something sweet and subtle. Chipotle peppers throw some smoke back into the mix, and of course give it a beautiful color and spicy kick. …

Raw Banana Crepes with Coconut Marmalade Cream

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The idea for these wonderfully tasty banana crepes comes once again from the raw queens, my friends Misha and Tosca. I added chipped coconut and a couple of tablespoons of organic grapefruit marmalade to their cashew cream filling, which creates a few layers of complex, tropical flavors that all hit your tongue in different waves. Adapted from Raw Food Recipes. …

Blooming Mango Flowers: How to Cut Fresh Mango

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I can’t remember exactly who first showed me a fresh-cut mango flower, I remember only the giddiness and wonder of watching it unexpectedly bloom before my eyes. It’s one of my favorite little-girl memories, so naturally, one of my favorite things to pass on to little girls. As I was putting together our fresh mango salsa at my friend Melissa’s …