Fall Transitional Raw Food Recipes

November 1st, 2009 by Tonya Zavasta

November ushers in crops that are not only beautiful to behold, but they offer taste and nutritional benefits that will keep you warm all over as the temperatures begin to drop.

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Phenomenal Figs

September 21st, 2009 by Tonya Zavasta

FigsIn various parts of the country, figs are ripe and at the peak of perfection. Fresh, organically grown figs deserve their place in the spotlight and if you are fortunate enough to have access to some right now, you are undoubtedly also delighting in their rich, moist sweetness. However, to balance their high sugar content I like to mix fresh figs with greens.

Eat Figs and You Will be in Good Company

The term ‘fig’ actually comes from the Latin word ‘ficus’. Figs are native to the Mediterranean and Middle East, and are related to the mulberry family. They were rumored to have been the favorite fruit of Cleopatra. Read the rest of this entry »

Transitional Raw Food Recipes (September 2009)

September 8th, 2009 by Tonya Zavasta

Do you remember
What you ate last September….
When all of your food was cooked?
Do you remember
How you felt that September….
And how unhealthy you looked?
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Seasonal Raw Food Recipes (August)

August 18th, 2009 by Tonya Zavasta

Ahhh, August. Did I hear someone say tomatoes? Or grapes? How about melons or summer squash? It all sounds delightful, and this month you will have fun trying out some new raw food recipes to add to your summer repertoire. The shapes and colors of some of this month’s seasonal produce are sure to please the eye as well as the taste buds. Some of the best juicing ingredients of the year are available this month, so I’ve included a couple new juice combinations you might like to try.
Bon Appetit! Read the rest of this entry »

Seasonal Raw Food Recipes (July 2009)

July 22nd, 2009 by Tonya Zavasta

July ushers in a mouthwatering array of versatile produce, and just in time for all of the summer’s activities: weddings, reunions, graduations and vacations. You will have no trouble eating raw this month with such foods as blueberries, mandarins, green and yellow zucchini, cucumbers, beets, corn, eggplant, and nectarines along with all the greens you can possibly imagine. A rainbow of colors awaits your palate! Read the rest of this entry »

Seasonal Raw Food Recipes (June)

June 5th, 2009 by Tonya Zavasta

“I wonder what it would be like to live in a world where it was always June.”
– L. M. Montgomery

I know one thing for sure: it would be a most delicious and nutritious world! June is the month we dream of in February. Some of the produce that is now available for your raw food dining pleasure include fresh raspberries, apricots, corn, and arugula. And have you ever tried nasturtiums? This is the month to let your imagination run wild with the variety of garden delights! Read the rest of this entry »

Seasonal Raw Food Recipes (May)

May 6th, 2009 by Tonya Zavasta

May is the epitome of Spring. It brings with it some tempting seasonal offerings such as new spinach and sorrel, greens and herbs, new radishes, and cherries. Menu options begin to expand, salads abound and fresh herbs lend their culinary and medicinal values to every dish they touch. Here are a few ideas to please the palate as well as nourish and cleanse the body. Read the rest of this entry »

April Raw Food Recipes

April 5th, 2009 by Tonya Zavasta

April is upon us. Do you feel yourself stretching, awakening and coming to life again just like this month’s offerings? The month of April embodies colors, tastes and aromas in herbs and foods such as chives, garlic, scallions, cilantro and horseradish. early leaf and head lettuces, dandelion, watercress, oranges and papayas. You have probably heard that the raw food lifestyle is not about deprivation, it is about abundance, and that becomes evident when April rolls around. Read the rest of this entry »

March Transitional Recipes

March 2nd, 2009 by Tonya Zavasta

March is the month of GREEN! Spring is soon to lush new growth abounds, luring us to partake of March’s early offerings: peas, asparagus, avocados, grapefruit, baby spinach, and in some places pistachios. Read the rest of this entry »

February Transitional Raw Food Recipes

February 3rd, 2009 by Tonya Zavasta

We identify February with Valentine’s Day and candy.
But you and your Valentine can feast on February raw foods and enjoy savoy cabbage, carrots, California strawberries, tangerines, and lemons. Read the rest of this entry »

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