Dr. Vie Chocos+

I got this organic, raw chocolate bar from Market on Yates. It's Dr. Vie Chocos+ in Mocha Cheri. I know chocolate isn't a health food, but this seems like an upgrade from regular chocolate bars since it uses a low-glycemic sweetener instead of white sugar. I also wanted to see how they made a raw chocolate, so that I can try to do it myself.

Speaking of making chocolate, I now have heart-shaped silicone moulds for just such an occasion. They would also work for non-cube ice.


Hemp Pesto

Hemp Pesto
makes 1/2 c.

-2 c. basil, loosely packed
-1/2 c. hemp seeds
-3 cloves garlic
-sprig parsley
-1/8 c. olive oil (OR half avocado)
-juice of 1/2 lemon
-1/8 tsp. salt

Mix all ingredients together in a food processor or high-powered blender until smooth. That's it. I prefer to use a 1/2 avocado instead of the olive oil, but I didn't have one today.

This recipe would work excellently with kelp noodles or zucchini pasta. It also makes a good salad dressing if you add olive oil, lemon juice, or water. Hemp seeds are the best, I use them so much.

Juice + Pizza

Two Cafe Bliss juices, Creamsicle (orange, carrot + lemon) and the Alkalizer. I really should start making my own juices (actually I did today, 48 oz!), but this way I don't have to clean the juicer. It will be easier to make wheatgrass juice when I'm growing my own.

I also got another piece of raw vegan pizza. It was the same as last time, but without the pesto sauce.


Almost Cheesecake

I made a raw vegan cheesecake, using this recipe for Berry Cheesy Cheesecake, sans berries. I cut it up right before I left and took it to a VIVA Raw potluck. By the time I got to the table, there was once piece yet, so I didn't get a picture of it. I will definitely take a picture of the next one I make.


Pizza + a Vanilla Mylkshake

I went to Cafe Bliss today and ordered pizza. I was interested to see how they did it, considering it is 100% raw vegan. It's on dehydrated carrot and buckwheat crust. There is cashew cheese, and on top of that is lettuce and marinated vegetables (mushrooms, tomato, red pepper). It's been drizzled with a pesto sauce.

This is a vanilla mylkshake. I have made something similar myself.


Pumpkin Pie II

I made a pumpkin pie using this recipe from Joy of Baking, one of the greatest websites of all time. I haven't baked in ages, but this was for my Dad's 60th birthday. I used a steep sided pan, with the sides at a 90 degree angle rather than 45 or so, but it still worked. There was whipped cream, but until I own one of those bags that gives you the sculpted, soft-serve-ice-cream style flourishes of whipped cream I am ashamed to post pictures of it. One day I will have one and, oh, the cupcakes I will photograph.

Green Juice x3

The usual cucumber, celery, and greens concoction for everyone. 48 oz. in total.

Drink yer salad.


Wheatgrass Green Juice

I like green juice. I do not, however, like wheatgrass juice. I get shots of it when I'm out, but it's always been something I have to force myself to get down. Yesterday I went to Cafe Bliss, which is one of my top 5 restaurants in Victoria, and the only place where I'd have been able to eat everything during my 100% raw vegan phase. Anyway, I hate wheatgrass, but it's super nutritious. CONUNDRUM. Yesterday I ordered The Alkalizer (apple, celery, parlsey, lemon, 1 oz. wheatgrass) and it was decidedly palatable. So today I added wheatgrass to my green juice and again, it was good. Here is how I made the electric-green juice you are witnessing.

Wheatgrass Green Juice
makes 16 oz.

-150 g. dark leafy greens
-50 g. wheatgrass
-1 large English cucumber

...and that's it. Get ready to ~alkalize~.


Green Juice - pre-liquid style

A bounty of green juice supplies.

Kelp noodles! They are good with fresh guacamole or raw tomato sauce. I intend to post a recipe for them soon.