Spicy Southwestern Jerky- Phase 1

Jerky is one of those things that if you love it, you’re always looking for that next chewy, spicy, piece of heaven that experience with a great jerky. Now you have our craveworthy jerky that is not only satisfying but good for you too. Make a few bags for yourself or share them with your family and friends. Perfect for those moments when the only snack that will do is a mouthwatering piece of jerky. Guiltless pleasure at it’s best! Vegetables: 4 red bell peppers 2 eggplants 1 medium butternut squash 10 zucchini Marinade: 1/2 C. olive oil 1/4 C. […]

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Cashew Ranch Dressing – Phase 1

Our Cashew Ranch Dressing has the creamy, uniquely comforting flavor that traditional Ranch dressing gives but ours is raw, vegan, fresh, zingy and zanily delicious. Drizzle overtop of your Sun Burger, dip in with your Nori Chips, serve alongside your favorite salad and just enjoy the ways we add a little fun to our food with a yummy Ranch dressing.  Makes 4 cups 2 C. Raw Cashews 1/2 C. lemon juice 2/3 C. olive oil 1 1/2 tsp. Himalayan salt or Transformational salt 1/4 tsp. hing 2 Tbsp. dried parsley 2 Tbsp. dried sage 2 Tbsp. dried dill 1-2 C. filtered […]

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Black Olive Pate – Phase 1

We love this black olive pate. It’s simply great as is and it also makes a solid ‘base’ if you want to do more with the seasonings or add other nuts and veggies. Black olives have a certain hearty, salty and satisfying texture that makes them uniquely delicious in pates. Diverse enough for a creamy side dish with your favorite chips and veggies or served as a dollop of flavor in a simple miso-based soup. The possibilities are as endless as this pate’s savory simplicity. Black Olive Pate – Phase 1 2 C. pine nuts, (note: yellow seeds indicate that […]

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Fattoush Salad – Phase 1

A refreshing, Mediterranean salad that can be served as a cooling side salad alongside a favorite Mediterranean dish. It’s also wonderful to use with crackers, a basic pate and your favorite hummus variation for a simple and light picnic lunch in the park or anywhere you want a little something with a whole lot of flavor.    2-3 cucumbers, peeled and chopped 5 C. tomatoes, chopped 2 C. fresh cilantro, parsley and mint, chopped 1 C. radish, diced 3 Tbsp. fresh lemon or lime juice ¼ C. olive oil 1 tsp. Himalayan Sea Salt or Transformational Salt Rub chopped cucumber […]

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Carob Macaroons – Phase 1.5

We LOVE macaroons and we know you LOVE them too! Coconut and carob give it that perfect texture we want when we enjoy a macaroon. Better still? Our macaroons are easy, raw and vegan. Sunday brunch just got a little bit of tasty intrigue. We know you’ll love them as much as we do! 1 C. melted Coconut Oil ½ C. purified water, warmed 3-4 droppers Chocolate Stevia ½ tsp. Himalayan Salt or Transformational Salt 2 tsp. lemon juice 1 ½ C. raw carob powder 2 Tbsp. refrigerated prepared Agar Agar* 8 C. shredded coconut   Options: Mesquite, Chipotle, Vanilla, […]

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Apple-Pear Crumble- Phase 2

Raw Apple Pear Crumble Recipe

This apple-pear crumble seems so perfect for a winter evening spent curled up in front of the fireplace watching the snow gently fall outside the window. Serve it with a scoop of our Vanilla Ice Cream and you have raw, vegan nirvana! As much as we love this picture, we’ll admit that we really don’t need an excuse to indulge in this rich, lush treat. So whether under a blanket by the fire or on a blanket at the beach, you’ll always find your own slice of heaven with this crumble.  Recipe 2 C. soaked raisins 3 C. soaked, dehydrated […]

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Raw Pizza Recipes-Phases 1 and 1.5

Does one ever need an excuse to eat pizza? Our famous Raw Vegan Pizza, created by the Tree of Life Kitchen Staff, is heavenly delicious and can be eaten guilt free any day of the week! Try it for yourself and let us know what you think! Feel free to upload and share photos of your own creations! ENJOY YOUR RAW VEGAN PIZZA DAY! CRUST: (Phase 1) 4 C. sunflower seeds 2 C. walnuts 3 C. peeled zucchini, pureed 2 – 3 Tbsp. olive oil 2 – 3 Tbsp. lemon juice ¼ C. mixed fresh herbs (Rosemary, Oregano, Thyme) or […]

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Vegetarian Diet and Health

The following article is from Spiritual Nutrition, Six Foundations for Spiritual Life and the Awakening of Kundalini, Gabriel Cousens, M.D. From a Biblical perspective, veganism (a diet free of flesh, dairy, and eggs) was given as the dietary key to spiritual life right at the beginning of the Torah in Genesis 1:29: “Then God said, ‘I give you every seed- bearing plant on the face of the whole Earth and every tree that has fruit with seed in it. They will be yours for food.” Ten generations later, when Noah was leaving the ark after the great flood and there was […]

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