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A Vegan Diet is Safe for Children

Vegan Diet for Kids

Research initiated by myself and completed by graduates of Cousens’ School of Holistic Wellness, involving 119 vegan children, whose diets comprised an average of 80% live food and 20% vegan cooked food, suggests that a vegan, live-food diet is quite safe for children. Vegan parents, who ate approximately 80% live food during gestation, had newborns with an average in the upper 58th percentile for weight. These newborns were in the upper 88th percentile for length, and their body mass index (BMI, comparing weight to height) was in the upper 71st percentile. Although height, weight, and BMI do not entirely define […]

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Challah Bread-Phase 1.5

Challah Bread

Makes 14 loaves with each loaf having 3-strands and braided about 10 times Ingredients: 9 C. Dry Raw Oat Groats (without husks) – before sprouting, about 12 C. after sprouting 1 ½ C. Raw Mesquite Meal plus 1 C. Coconut milk powder 1 ½ Tbsp. Himalayan Salt or Transformational Salt (or to taste) Sweeteners – 3 Tbsp. powdered stevia, 4 droppers full clear stevia and ⅓ C. Lucuma powder Spices: 3 Tbsp. Cinnamon, 1 ½ Tbsp. Cardamom, 1 Tbsp. Vanilla extract, 1 ½ tsp. Nutmeg, 2 ½ tsp. Clove, 2 tsp. Allspice. ( Nutmeg and Cloves add bitterness) 1 ¼ […]

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Sacred Challah and Shabbat Wine-Phase 2

Per Dr. Cousens, ” For a bread to be considered a traditional challah, it must contain grain. We have added 3 grains of buckwheat to meet that criteria.” Ingredients: 2 C. almond flour 1 1/2 C. coconut water or raisin soak water 3/4 C. golden flax seeds, ground 1/2 C. raisins, soaked 2 tsp. cinnamon 1 1/2 tsp. Celtic salt 1 tsp. nutmeg or pumpkin spice 3 grains buckwheat, soaked ( soak 6 hours in room temperature water or cooler) 1/2 C. flax seed, ground for cutting board Optional: 1 apple, shredded 1/2 C. almonds or pecans, soaked and finely chopped […]

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Key Lime Pie-Phase 2

What is better than a zesty, creamy slice of key lime pie on a hot and sultry day? It’s cooling, refreshing and pure delight. Even more delightful? Our Key Lime Pie is raw, vegan and packed with nutrients. Joy and health in every bite! Crust: 2 C. pecans, soaked 1/2 tsp. nutmeg 1/8 tsp. fresh ground black pepper 1/4 tsp. Celtic salt 1 tsp. vanilla extract Process all ingredients in a food processor with the “S” blade until the mixture becomes sticky and forms a ball. Press into 9″ pie plate and chill while making the filling.  Filling: 1/2 avocado […]

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Pumpkin-Hemp Mylk- Phase 1

Pumpkin-hemp seed mylk is a great source of protein, calcium, manganese, magnesium, zinc and potassium & will last 3-4 days.  Recipe for One quart (32 oz): Ingredients 1 C. soaked pumpkin seeds 1/4 C. hemp seeds Approximately 5 C. filtered water sweetener and spices optional – we do not add any sweetener at the Tree of Life Directions Add seeds to blender Add filtered water to blender pitcher to the 7 cup line Blend on medium for 30 seconds, then blend on high for another 30-seconds Turn blender off Place nut milk bag into pitcher or bowl and pour mylk […]

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Coconut Cream Pie- Phase 2

A creamy, comfort, classic! An easy, breezy coconut cream pie to be enjoyed at your next family picnic or the next time you crave the deliciousness that only coconut cream pie brings. What’s more perfect? Our Coconut Cream Pie is entirely raw and vegan so it’s delicious and nutritious. It doesn’t get much better than that! Crust: 1 C. almonds, soaked 2 Tbsp. raisins, soaked (soak for 1/2 hr. in cold water) 1 Tbsp. Tree of Life mesquite pod meal 1/2 Tbsp. Celtic salt Homogenize ingredients in a food processor or high-power blender to make crust. Press crust firmly into […]

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Banana Smoothie Masalas- Phase 2

What is Masala? “Masala” is a Hindu word for referring to a seasoning blend that can be any combination of herbs, spices, and vegetables. These already prepared combinations speed up the food preparation process. In India they are often individualized to a particular geographic area or even to a particular food preparer. As you play with these combinations, I encourage making you own mixtures or varying proportions to your dosha needs.  Purchased masalas often have spices processed in several ways, including cooking in oil. Processing the herbs and spices in this way is said to help preserve the masala because it […]

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Zucchini Pancakes and Cranberry Jam- Phase 2

A wonderful breakfast alternative with the gentleness of zucchini and the zing of fresh cranberry! Pancake Ingredients 6 medium zucchinis, grated 2 avocados 3 stalks of celery 4 prunes 1 to 1 1/2 C. ground golden flax seeds 1 C. sunflower seeds, soaked 1 tsp cinnamon 1/2 tsp all-spice 1 tsp Celtic salt 1 vanilla bean Directions Part 1 Grate zucchini in a food processor with the grating blade; add salt and set aside for 20 minutes. Process the remaining ingredients (except flax seeds) in a food processor with the “S” blade until smooth.  Part 2 Squeeze the moisture out […]

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Malai Kofta- Phase 2

Malai Kofta is a wildly popular North Indian dish. Creamy and gently spiced, it makes a lovely side dish or entree. It is a fantastic addition to your favorite homemade Indian dishes or a great start for your new Indian cuisine recipe box! What makes it even more special? It’s raw and vegan. Walnut Balls 1 C. walnuts, soaked (soak in cold water 1-2 hours) 2 C. winter squash, peeled 3 stalks celery, minced 2 Tbsp. fresh lemon juice 1 tsp. fresh ginger, grated 2 tsp. Celtic salt 1 tsp. cumin 1/4 tsp. turmeric 1/8 tsp. coriander 1/8 tsp. mustard […]

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