Chocolate Cashew Milk

Prep Time: 10 minutes | Serves: 2

Yes. You can also put chocolate in your nut milk! You can make in advance and store in refrigerator for 3-5 days. Shake well before serving.

Making Cashew Milk

Prep Time: 5 minutes | Serves: 4

Making nut milk is a lot easier than you might have imagined. With just a tiny bit of planning (remembering to soak them), you’ll end up with fresh creamy nut milk. Even if you don’t soak your nuts overnight, it is totally achievable, though your cashew milk might be a bit grittier.

Mock Oatmeal

Cook Time: 5 minutes | Serves: 3-4

Kind of like mock oatmeal, porridge can serve as a great breakfast option. I used bananas and wild rice this time, though you could use brown rice and apples or pears too. Experiment with different grains and fruit, adding, if desired, a tbsp of coconut oil too! Be creative!

Breakfast Granola

Prep Time: 10 minutes | Serves: 2-3

This is such an easy raw breakfast! Use any combination of nuts/seed you have at home. If you’re using sweetened nut milk, omit the honey. Make sure that you don’t over process the nuts or they will become more like nut-butter. This sweet and crunchy bowl of goodness is tastier and way healthier than cereal!

Choco Vivo

ChocoVivo is different from all other chocolates….. there are lots of great chocolate companies that don’t use any artificial ingredients and the best quality cacoa, but this one tastes — or rather, feels – different. It doesn’t actually crumble but if feels like it in your mouth because of the stone ground texture of the cacoa. This stone ground chocolate uses traditional grinding methods dating back 2000 years!

Cashew Cream Sauce

Prep Time: Overnight and 10 minutes | Yield: 2 cups

Many of us don’t use heavy cream or mayo in the house for various reasons, whether it be to cut back on some of the fat or we’re vegan or allergic to dairy or eggs. As long as you can have nuts, here’s a simple solution to most of your creamy cooking needs.

Creamy Curried Chicken Salad

Prep Time: 10 Minutes | Serves: 2

What do you do with cold leftover chicken breast? Well, there are many options, but re-heating almost always yields dry chicken. Throwing it on a salad with a bunch of veggies is also great but how about curry? Turmeric, a spice used in all curry mixes is anti-inflammatory and helps liver detoxification. This yellow-orange root add depth and flavor to any recipe!

Wood – Organic Cafe

A friendly neighborhood burger joint, Wood Cafe, serves breakfast, lunch and dinner. They serve their meals made from farm fresh ingredients from local farmers and pride themselves for using natural meats too. Casual and dog friendly with the cute outdoor patio, enjoy a weekend brunch or a casual meal mid-week.

Spinach Shiitake Miso Soup Two Ways

Prep Time: 10 minutes | Cook Time: 20 minutes | Serves: 4

This is one of my most favorite variations of miso soup as the kombu (kelp) and shiitake complement the tradition old miso soup so well. It’s actually my mom’s recipe that I stole! 🙂

Broccoli Shiitake Stirfry

Cook time: 20 minutes | Serves: 2

A stir fry is an easy way to throw together some leftover for a simple meal. I had some steamed broccoli and brown rice on hand so I decided to throw them together with some cayenne and paprika.