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  • Raw Vegan Banana Walnut Cheesecake

Raw Vegan Banana Walnut Cheesecake

2016-11-28T00:07:10+00:00

I've finally found my weakness! This raw vegan banana walnut cheesecake is to die for! It's very rich and creamy without any dairy or added sugar.

FOR CRUST

  • 1 1/2 Cup Walnuts
  • 1/2 Cup Almonds
  • 1/2 Cup Dates
  • 1/4 Cup Water

Blend ingredients in food processor until consistency of dough. Press into round container then place in freezer.

FOR FILLING

  • 1 Cup Organic Vanilla Soymilk
  • 1/2 Tsp Coconut Oil
  • 1/2 Cup Walnuts
  • 1 Banana

Blend ingredients in high speed blender until consistency of cream. Pour over crust and add walnuts. Freeze for 2-3 hours.

TO ENJOY:

Let thaw until soft enough to cut. Sprinkle cocoa nibs and walnuts on top. Don't wait too long because this yummy treat will start to melt quickly (see below!)

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Raw Vegan Banana Walnut Cheesecake2016-11-28T00:07:10+00:00
  • yoga in costa rica

My EpicSelf Fellowship Experience

2016-11-28T00:07:10+00:00

Wow! I can't believe I'm already at the end of my EpicSelf Fellowship experience. It was a whirlwind but I'm so happy with my decision to come. I heard about the fellowship in April via an email since I was on Amber's subscribed list. I decided I was ready to make a major change in my life. I was tired of my job and was going through a major personal transformation. The starts aligned and the heavens parted to provide me with this opportunity at the perfect time. I needed to coaching/help starting an online business and I needed to detox my mind, body, and spirit.

This experience has been amazing! I've seen some of the most gorgeous places and developed an arsenal of vegan recipes. I feel connected with my body from the diet and I feel very clear. Mentally, physically, and spiritually this experience has been a reset for me. Being immersed in nature has recalibrated my energy over this past month. We went to Nauyaca Waterfalls and something drastically shifted within me. I laid on a rock at the falls and just felt the sun on my skin. It was a true meditation and a magic moment; literal bliss. I felt so connected to the Earth and so small! I felt held and supported and 100% relaxed. From this space I received ideas and inspiration for my business. I feel like the Earth used its jumper cables to rev me up to fully step into my power and next chapter.

Amber and Daniel have coached me out of fear and into my vision as a business owner and retreat leader. My first weekend I talked myself out of my business ideas because I had a lot of resistance around confidence in a new area. I'm an optometrist by training, could I really lead yoga retreats too? With the help of Amber and Daniel I now know the answer is HELL YES! I have so much confidence in my preparation and abilities after this fellowship.

My main challenge was the schedule and Initially I found the it to be overwhelming. Before I came I read past fellows blogs and stalked Amber's Instagram to get an idea of what the fellowship experience would be like. A common thread was everyone said the fellowship was "hard work". I was unsure how there could be hard work in a tropical paradise but I definitely learned! The schedule was challenging because we had a full day packed with yoga/pilates class, coaching, EpicSelf assignments, and then our spare time in the evening for working on our coaching homework and businesses. I hadn't been super active before I came so it took a few days for my body to get used to walking/moving so much. I was tired in the evenings but had a long list of To-Do items which was stressful. My Type A personality would make me feel like I needed to get everything done all the time but it just wasn't possible. I had to find a way to better use my time. Eventually I got faster with my blog writing and reformatting which freed up a bit. Additionally, after the first week I made self-care a higher priority. Sometimes that meant relaxing in the evenings and doing work in the mornings.

Once I got my schedule figured out, my attitude turned around! I found I was able to enjoy mid day beach trips and take breaks to find inspiration. My creativity came alive and my business, Fierce Clarity, went from dream to reality. I was able to build a beautiful website and bring my vision into the world. I planned and set up my first yoga retreat to be held April 28-May 1, 2017 in Alujuela, Costa Rica. I created content and a marketing plan and strategy. All things I wouldn't have done had I not come to this Fellowship.

I leave here with a new sense of self. I am a healthy and happy business woman. I have learned to listen to my body and will continue to nourish it with high vibrational food. I have learned what it takes to be a digital and conscious entrepreneur and I'm ready to step into that role. I've learned marketing, sales, and social media techniques I will use once I'm home. The biggest lesson is that I've learned I am enough, I am whole, and I can do it!

 

My EpicSelf Fellowship Experience2016-11-28T00:07:10+00:00
  • High Raw Vegan Lifestyle

30 Days With A High Raw Vegan Lifestyle

2016-11-28T00:07:11+00:00

Coming to the EpicSelf HQ I was excited to try 30 days with a high raw vegan lifestyle. I have chronic IBS and was looking for relief from my symptoms. I'd read about the healing effects of a raw diet and I was eager to give this a try for myself. I mostly stayed away from dairy and meat at home so I expected the transition to be easy.

I'll give you a break down of my experience. After Amber gave me my dietary recommendations I decided to ease into the high raw lifestyle. We were provided with organic produce and superfoods and I had no idea what to do. The first week was a bit challenging for me because I'm not used to preparing all of my own meals. I've never been much of a cook and I get delivery most nights out of the week in Houston. Being high raw meant I had to be in the kitchen and that was a new experience. There was an initial learning curve as I had to figure out what exactly I would be eating. Most mornings I made green smoothies for breakfast. At first I was not very skilled at making the smoothies so it took a few days to create something I actually enjoyed drinking. For lunch we made raw vegan recipes together and I had salads with quinoa for dinner or veggie wraps made with Nori sheets. During the first week I wasn't super thrilled about the menu I was creating for myself. Green smoothies and salads got boring for me because I was using all the same ingredients.

During the second week I expressed all this to Amber and she introduced me to some additions to the food I was currently using. I loved making heart of palm rice because it was so cool how a food processor could create a raw texture that was so similar to rice. Additionally, I made rice with cauliflower, cilantro, and lime to ween myself off the cooked quinoa. By the end of week 2 I was 90% raw and getting the hang of things. I begin adding chlorella and other supplements to my smoothies and began really incorporating the superfoods into my diet. I started to feel lighter and began to sleep deeper.

Week 3 is when I really started to feel the difference from my diet. My IBS symptoms had drastically reduced and my stomach was so sensitive that I was able to pinpoint foods that bothered me (looking at you raw tomatoes and onions). I felt clear and alive. I was able to feel inspired about my business and feel confident in my yoga practice. I felt strong, I sprang out of bed, and I was able to sleep through the night. This is the week I felt my detox fog lifting and started to truly feel vibrant and radiant from the foods.

Week 4 was my personal week to discover balance. At the beginning of the week I was very hangry and decided "I DON'T WANT ANOTHER SALAD!!". Luckily my co-fellow Carmen loves to cook and she whipped up a savory sautéed veggie mix. This was delicious and just what I needed to ground myself. The way I felt before and after the meal showed me that balance is okay. I don't have to be 100% raw to feel the benefits. I hadn't realized I put a lot of rules around my diet here and was trying to be strictly raw.

Overall this was a great experience! I feel so clear and calm after eating this way for 30 days. Additionally, eating a high raw vegan diet calmed my IBS but didn't cure it. At first I was expecting a raw vegan diet to be the end all be all for my stomach issues. Being here has allowed me to physically feel better, but to also learn to appreciate my body's messages. My IBS healing will take longer than 30 days and more than a 100% raw diet and thats okay. I do feel better so I will continue the vegan diet when I return to Houston, but I won't be strict with myself about being raw. I've learned so many vegan recipes and sauces and I can't wait to take that back home with me! First things first, I need to buy a food processor.

30 Days With A High Raw Vegan Lifestyle2016-11-28T00:07:11+00:00
  • Raw Vegan Macadamia Nut Lime Cheesecake

Raw Vegan Macadamia Nut Lime Cheesecake

2016-09-27T03:12:32+00:00

Yum Yum Yum! This was an amazing treat to satisfy my sweet tooth while not giving into a sugar coma. This raw vegan macadamia nut lime cheesecake recipe was quick and easy!

CRUST RECIPE:

  • 1 cup Macadamia Nuts
  • 3/4 cup Flax Seeds
  • 8 Large Organic Dates
  • 1 tbsp Organic Coconut Oil
  • 1 tsp Organic Vanilla Extract
  • 1/4 Cup Water

Combine ingredients in a food processor and blend until consistency of dough. Press crust into bottom of cheesecake pan.

FILLING RECIPE:

  • 1 1/2 cup Organic Macadamia Nuts
  • 1/2 cup Organic Coconut Milk
  • 1/2 Lime Qqueezed
  • 1 tsp Organic Vanilla Extract
  • 2 tbsp organic Coconut Oil
  • Optional: 3-6 tbsp sweetener such as agave or honey

Combine ingredients in high speed blender and blend until smooth and creamy. Pour on top of crust and freeze for 4-5 hours.

TO ENJOY:
Remove from freezer and let thaw for 10-15 minutes until a bit soft. We sprinkled coconut shavings, macadamia nuts, and finished with lime. You can get creative and use cacao nibs, almonds, and even honey!

This cheesecake was a bit tart without the sweetener. I chose not to add any to the filling mixture but I found a bit of honey to soften the bite of the lime and macadamia nuts. If you are not a fan of macadamia nut flavor try using cashews instead for a rich and creamy filling with a more muted taste.

Raw Vegan Macadamia Nut Lime Cheesecake2016-09-27T03:12:32+00:00

5 Things You Can Do to Empower Yourself

2016-09-23T23:16:40+00:00

Empowering women is a topic that is near and dear to my heart. I decided to start my company, Fierce Clarity, to provide a space for women to connect and empower themselves. It is difficult to be a woman in today’s world. Society tells us how to dress, how to express ourselves, and dictates which behaviors are appropriate. We have pressures from home, work, and in relationships. It is a struggle to keep everything in balance and find a way to empower yourself.

As women we are always putting on a brave face and being strong. While that is okay, it is also important for us to be vulnerable and honest with ourselves. We take a beating from both the outside world and our harsh inner critics. Consciously and subconsciously we strive for perfection and when we typically begin negative self-talk. This negative self-talk coupled with comparing ourselves to society’s standard of beauty can erode our confidence over time. It is important to be truthful with ourselves and recognize when we are in need of a confidence or self-esteem boost.

Here are 5 Things You Can Do to Empower Yourself

1.Be Real

The first way to empower yourself is to get brutally honest with yourself. We can feel defeated by life and easily assume a victim role. However, the first way to reverse that mentality is to be honest with yourself about the cause of those feelings. Do you really dislike your job or do you not like how your boss speaks to you? Are you really ready to lose weight or are you too nervous to begin? Using a journal, therapist, or a trusted friend to air our truth lightens the load we carry and also allows us to see where changes are needed.

2. Make Self-Care A Priority

Self-Care. Self-Care. Self-Care! You must ingrain these two words into your heart because it is only from a place of fullness that we can serve. Too often we give all of ourselves to everyone else and we take what is left. Begin to identify practices that nourish your spirit and do them often. Perhaps your self-care is a long bubble bath, a monthly massage, heading to the beach or a weekly yoga class. Start to do things for yourself and you will begin to reclaim your power.

3. Say No To Toxicity

Detoxification applies to more than just what you feed your physical body. It is important to detoxify your mental and spiritual bodies as well. Try and remove toxic elements from your day. Turn off the news and hour before bed. Stay away from social media first thing in the morning. Don’t partake in office gossip during lunch. Making these small changes can boost your energy and leave you feeling good.

4. Invest in Yourself

Continuing education is a great thing. If you want to empower yourself, knowledge is a great vehicle. Books, online courses, retreats, and seminars are all a great way to keep yourself sharp. Our intuition knows exactly what we need. Next time you’re feeling stuck and disempowered head to your local book store and browse the business or self-help sections and you’ll find something your spirit needs to hear!

5. Add Movement Into Your Routine

The last way to empower yourself is to add movement into your routine. Nothing gets stagnant energy moving in your body quite like a workout. A brisk walk, a hike, or even a group fitness class can be just what you need to refocus your mind. Adding movement allows your body to begin to tone and you feel strong when your body is strong!

These are a few ways you can empower yourself whenever you feel like you need a boost! Which is your go to?

5 Things You Can Do to Empower Yourself2016-09-23T23:16:40+00:00

My Awareness Experience: Three Weeks With Pilates & Yoga!

2016-11-28T00:07:11+00:00

I was brand new to Pilates when I came to EpicSelf HQ. I’d heard about it before but I thought it was just 1990s SoulCycle. I thought it was a popular celebrity fitness trend so I never gave it much thought. When I saw Yoga/Pilates fusion classes were a part of the Epic Living Academy Fellowship curriculum I was open to trying it. I was ready to embark on my journey of 4 weeks with pilates and yoga.

My first yoga/pilates fusion class with Amber was a whirlwind. I had no idea what I was doing. The moves were similar to some yoga asanas in appearance but required completely different muscle activation. Amber was giving cues to activate one part of my body and another was moving. I knew anatomically where the muscles were but my mind-body connection wasn’t yet strong enough to actually move the correct muscle.

Pilates opened me up to a different level of mind-body awareness. We’ve been practicing the yoga/pilates fusion for 3 weeks now and I feel very strong. I have more control over my ribs, serrates anterior, and my pelvis. I’m able to breathe deeply and rinse the air from inside of me. But most of all I’m able to focus on the smaller more delicate muscles. I’m very athletic and even cheered in college but I’ve been working on being more graceful in my practice. It’s easy for me to just put my body in a pose because of my cheerleading flexibility, but pilates called for a deeper muscle awareness than my yoga practice previously had.

We’ve been practicing outside in nature and yesterday on the ocean. A natural background immerses you in presence because you can hear the birds chirping, you see butterflies, you feel the breeze, you smell the ocean. All of these elements remind you that there is more to this life than you. Its easier to relax into a pose when you’re being cooled by the wind and listening to nature’s sounds. You learn new levels of balance when the sand is sliding under your feet in Tree pose. Being rocked by the waves in child’s pose during SUP yoga forces you to be present because if your mind drifts you may fall off your board. SUP yoga was very challenging because all of the muscles had to work together. Luckily these last 3 weeks prepared me and I felt strong and steady in my SUP yoga practice (until the lunge series came and I fell off multiple times lol).

The strength I’m gaining is helping me with my long standing body image issues. For as long as I can remember I’ve been obsessed with my physical appearance. I’ve placed so much value and worth in how my body looked on a daily basis. I’ve used food and all kinds of pharmaceutical means to control my body. For years I never cared how I felt, my focus was always on how I looked. I’ve gone through some difficult personal times this year and have put on extra weight. I’ve been compassionate with myself because of the emotions that caused the weight gain and retention, but now I’m ready to be free from it. Pilates is making me feel stronger than ever because I see my daily strength and body awareness improvements both on the mat and with the apparatuses. I’m seeing myself shed the excess weight but its a more slow and controlled process than my old regimen of 3 weeks of high cardio and low to no food.

I can notice my increased strength in my yoga postures as well. My hips are aligned in Warrior 2 and I can stand strong in Crescent lunge. I’ve always preferred Yin Yoga and traditional Hatha to Power and Hot yoga styles because I like a slower and more contemplative practice. The pilates fusion adds more challenging elements into the practice but doesn’t take away from my concentration and focus. I’m happy to be learning a new discipline that so forcefully combines breath and movement. I thought yoga was the only mind-body workout but I’m happy to be introduced to something new. For more on how to use your mind and body in connection click here!

My Awareness Experience: Three Weeks With Pilates & Yoga!2016-11-28T00:07:11+00:00

Hearty Epic Raw Vegan Pizza

2016-11-28T00:07:11+00:00

We were craving a massive epic raw vegan pizza here at EpicSelf HQ so we decided to create just that! The most important thing was the crust. To have that delicious, yummy, pizza feel we needed a crust that was thick but still soft. We were able to create a crust that was so similar to traditional thin crust pizza we could hardly tell the difference. Overall our epic pizza was a huge hit and we were so satisfied! Good luck trying this recipe and remember its not delivery, its RAW :).

Pizza Crust Recipe

  • 1 cup Flax Seed
  • 1 Cup Sunflower Seeds
  • 1 Head Cauliflower
  • Handful of Basil
  • 1 Tbsp Olive Oil
  1. Grind flax seed to a flour consistency using high speed blender and add to large mixing bowl.
  2. Grind sunflower seeds to to same flour consistency and add to mixing bowl.
  3. Use food processor to mix cauliflower and basil into a thick mash consistency and add to mixing bowl.
  4. Mix above ingredients and 1 tbsp of olive oil until you have a dough.
  5. Spread dough on teflex sheet on dehydrator tray.
  6. Dehydrate dough for 4 hours at a temperature of 118 degrees F.
  7. Flip dough and dehydrate for an additional 4 hours and enjoy!

BEFORE

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AFTER!

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For the pizza sauces we made two different types! We made a pesto sauce and a marinara sauce to give two different flavors.

Pizza Sauce Recpies

Pesto Sauce

  • Basil
  • Sunflower Seeds
  • Water
  • Spices To Taste: Pepper, Himalayan Pink Salt

Blend ingredients into high speed blender until desired consistency.

Marinara Sauce

  • 1 Tomato
  • 1.5 Red Bell Peppers
  • Water
  • Spices To Taste: Pepper, Garlic

Blend ingredients into high speed blender until desired consistency.

For the final pizza toppings we added a kale/purple cabbage salad blend, red bell peppers, and sun dried tomatoes. Have fun experimenting with toppings and using one sauce or both!

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Hearty Epic Raw Vegan Pizza2016-11-28T00:07:11+00:00

Epic Living Fellowship: Week 2 Check-In

2016-11-28T00:07:11+00:00

Time flies when you're having fun! I arrived in Manuel Antonio 2 weeks ago to begin the Epic Living Fellowship. Upon arrival I felt nervous, anxious, but overall excited. I had never participated in a program like this and was looking forward to personal and professional development.

In the weeks leading up to my arrival I prepared myself as best I could: mentally, physically, and spiritually. I read books, read past fellows blog posts, and mapped out ideas for my conscious wellness business. It was an earnest effort but nothing can truly prepare you to leap out of your comfort zone.

In these two weeks I've seen major positive shifts within myself!

Mind - I'd like to consider myself mentally tough but this fellowship has shown me new parts of myself. There was a lot of fear and self-doubt I didn't know I had that came up during my first week here. What if I can't do it? What if I'm not good enough to start this type of business? etc.  This Fellowship has forced me to face these fears and become the person I want to be. Daniel and Amber are amazing at holding you accountable to your dreams. After the first weekend I decided to scale my ideas back which is my personal favorite way of giving into fear. Daniel called bullshit and helped me see what limiting beliefs were holding me back while Amber's experience and expertise helped me more clearly define my goals. In one day I went from giving in to fear to looking it in the eye and deciding to work through it.

Body - At week two I don't think I look much different but I definitely feel different. The raw vegan diet has changed my digestion and energy levels. I suffer from chronic IBS and have noticed a considerable reduction in my symptoms. I'm more sensitive and able to pinpoint foods that give me trouble and modify my diet as needed. I find myself with more energy in the morning and not needing caffeine to get myself going. It has been fun to use the food dehydrator and prepare more complex raw meals. I typically make boring salads at home and order delivery most nights so actually being in the kitchen has been an adjustment. I'm learning so much about nutrition and how to use food fuel your body.

Additionally, my body awareness has increased 100 fold. Amber's yoga/pilates classes are challenging and rewarding. I can see my strength increasing each day. Today I saw a new outline of a muscle I've never seen in my leg! I'm starting to see the changes I feel inside be reflected outside. By the time I leave here I will be much more lean and tone. It feels good to shed what is no longer serving me both inside and outside.

Spirit - This is the category of growth I find most challenging to articulate but I will say I'm learning amazing lessons. My meditation practice has helped me feel more centered. Since coming to the EpicLife Fellowship I've committed to a daily 10-15 min morning meditation period. I'm able to see a huge difference when I miss my morning meditations. I've been working on this practice for a while and being here at EpicSelf HQ helps to motivate me to be my best self and ensure I get in my daily practice periods. I haven't been as consistent as I want to be so I'm recommitting these last two weeks to my morning meditation/journaling routine. These mediation periods allow me to feel connected with my Spirit and from that place I treat myself so much better. I'm kinder to my body and I give myself space to rest and just be. When I'm out of balance I disconnect from my body and start to be critical and harsh. Here at the Epic Living Academy I feel I have the space and the grounding to truly work on fostering this reconnection and reintegration of my mind, body, and spirit.

All these changes have accelerated my business development. I'm more focused on the big picture and goals of my women's wellness + retreat company. In two weeks Amber and Daniel have helped me to finalize a company name, logo, and sales strategy. I'm halfway done with my website and learning more about WordPress and social media strategies than I ever thought I'd know!

This fellowship has been amazing so far. I've most enjoyed the balance between EpicSelf Fellowship work, personal business work, and time for fun! We have gone to the organic market twice, to Manuel Antonio national park, and have SUP boarding & yoga tomorrow. This program is challenging and demanding but it is oh so rewarding!

Epic Living Fellowship: Week 2 Check-In2016-11-28T00:07:11+00:00

Buffalo Style Raw Vegan Cauliflower Bites

2016-11-28T00:07:11+00:00

I said I would never be one of those people who turned meat dishes into raw vegan creations, but then I was introduced to a food dehydrator lol. I was craving something hearty and spicy so I made buffalo style raw vegan cauliflower bites. In high school, I ate Buffalo Chicken sandwiches at least 3x per week for lunch and even went to Buffalo Wild Wings for the Tuesday wing specials! However, as I've aged my stomach doesn't agree with chicken or super spicy sauces anymore so this recipe provided the opportunity to re-experience a part of my youth without the stomachache.

WARNING: THESE BITES ARE DELICIOUS AND WILL GO FAST!

Preparation

  • One Head of Cauliflower

Slice florets off head of cauliflower. You want the florets to be medium sized because they will shrink a bit in the dehydrator.

Buffalo Sauce

  • 1 Lime
  • 3/4 Tomato
  • 2 Tbsp Honey
  • 1/4 Glove Garlic
  • 1 Cup Sesame Seeds
  • Spices: Paprika, Cayenne, Himalayan Pink Salt

Combine lime, tomato, honey, and garlic in VitaMix and blend until a sauce consistency. Add spices to taste; heavier on cayenne for a spicier buffalo sauce. We added sesame seeds to thicken the consistency and add extra flavor.

Cooking Instructions

  1. Combine Buffalo Sauce and sliced Cauliflower florets in large bowl and massage sauce into florets.img_1769
  2.  Place each floret on teflex sheet covering dehydrator tray.img_1776
  3. Dehydrate for 12-15 hours at 188 degrees Fahrenheit.
  4. Enjoy!

These bites were small and finished very spicy! Next time I make this I will be sure to use 2 heads of Cauliflower. Want more ideas? Check out another cauliflower bite recipe for more inspiration!

Buffalo Style Raw Vegan Cauliflower Bites2016-11-28T00:07:11+00:00

Vegan & Dehydrated: Transitioning to Raw

2016-09-13T01:04:06+00:00

We post a lot about raw vegan food here at EpicSelf. Today was our first day working with the dehydrator and we made some amazing things. I knew this fellowship would be a nutritional restart for me, but I didn't imagine I'd be raw, vegan & dehydrated. 🙂

Prior to heading to Costa Rica, I ate a mostly vegan diet in Houston, TX. I have suffered from chronic IBS for years and I've found a vegan cuisine to be most gentle on my digestive system. Coming to EpicSelf HQ, I was looking forward to learning the ins and outs of raw vegan living from Amber.

While here my diet has been vegan and 80% raw. It's been awesome to learn how to prepare raw foods other than salads and I've noticed many changes in my health. I'd read about benefits of raw diet including decreased inflammation, improving digestion, and increasing energy. I've noticed all of the above benefits along with increased sensitivity to how food affects my body. I'm able to notice more acute changes in how I feel when I ingest something. Sugar always upsets my stomach and I've been able to easily pinpoint which fruits cause me discomfort.

Even though I feel great, I find myself missing parts of my old cuisine and craving something a little more hearty. I loved to have chips and guacamole, spicy dishes, and cooked Mediterranean food. I was so excited to learn there was a way to make these type of dishes raw & vegan via a food dehydrator! *The heavens parted and angels began singing*

What is a food dehydrator?

Great question! A food dehydrator is kitchen appliance used to to dry food.  A dehydrator uses heat and air to remove excess moisture from foods allowing for textures similar to breads, crackers, cookies, fruit rolls, & anything else you can think of!

What is the difference between dehydrating and cooking?

Its important to keep the enzymes in raw food alive and active. Dehydrating food at temperatures below 118 degrees Fahrenheit ensures the plant based vegan foods you're working with maintain their nutritional profile. Cooking food at temperatures about 118 degrees inactivates the enzymes and other bioavailable goodies!

How long does it take to dehydrate raw vegan food?

It depends on what you're making but the dehydration process can range from a hour or two to over 24. Keep the cook time in mind when craving meals that require dehydration. Preparation becomes important as well as planning to enjoy having your delicious meal later that evening or the next day.

What are some raw vegan dishes you can make in a dehydrator?

This is a question I found myself researching when thinking about what recipe I wanted to prepare. You can make chips, crackers, bread, veggie burgers, cakes, candies, dessert bars, granola bars, fruit leathers, & sun dried tomatos and much more! Dehydrators offer an amazing opportunity for expressing creativity through food. Vegan dehydrated food doesn't have to be boring.

Is dehydrated food a good transition into a raw diet?

Yes it is! You can recreate many of the same textures and tastes without any of the guilt or adverse side effects that come from non plant based cuisines. For me this is a saving grace as I'm able to satiate my desire for carbs and heavy starches via dehydrated breads and crackers. I'm also able to satisfy my desire for more savory and flavorful dishes. Next on my list to try, dehydrated desserts !

Food dehydrators provide endless options available for those transitioning to a raw diet. Learn more about my co-fellow's experience here! Click here for yummy vegan pizza ideas for your dehydrator inspiration! Happy Eating!

Vegan & Dehydrated: Transitioning to Raw2016-09-13T01:04:06+00:00
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