Blackberry~Basilana Smoothie

“It’s whats for dinner!”

Blackberry~Basilana Smoothie
1 Banana
1 C Blackberries
3/4 C Coconut Milk
About 1/4 C Basil


Blend & enjoy!


Yup, you guessed it!  I had to make “the girls” their own just to keep them out of my glass!

Silly girls, smoothies are for people!

"The Girls" (Lil Roo & Auhmi)



Raw Avocado Bites

Raw Avocado Bites

(My take on Avocado “Fries”)


Raw Avocado Bites

Raw Avocado Bites

1 Large Avocado (pitted and diced)
1/3 C Nutritional Yeast
1T Smoked Paprika
1 tsp Garlic Powder
Mix last 3 ingredients then toss avocado til evenly coated!


Day 7 – Reporting In / Carrot-Ginger Dressing

Hi there,

Today I did not have a smoothie.  I did, however have a salad for lunch!  I bought it at Kobe’s Restaurant.  They have the most amazing ginger salad dressing! If you like ginger of course.  I looked around to find a similar recipe and this is the closest I could come up with.  I will let you know how it comes out when I make it!

I got it from SELF Magazine, Food & Diet.

Here is the link: Carrot-Ginger Dressing

“Carrot-Ginger Dressing
Makes 1/2 cup


  • 2 small carrots, peeled and chooped
  • 1/2 medium shallot, chopped
  • 1 tablespoon plus 1 1/2 teaspoon finely chopped ginger
  • 2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
  • 2 teaspoons toasted sesame oil
  • 2 teaspoons soy sauce
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • 1 tablespoon extra light olive oil

    1. Combine all ingredients except olive oil with 2 tbsp water in a food processor. With motor running, drizzle in olive oil until smooth. Refrigerate; stir once before serving.


    43 calories per tbsp, 2.9 g fat (0.4 g saturated), 3.1 g carbs, 0.4 g fiber, 0.3 g protein”

    And, tada, my lunch!


    Doesn’t that dressing just look yummy?


Day 3 ~ RAW Strawberry, blueberry, and banana!


Okay, so I’ve been slacking pretty bad here!  See why I need this space to hold myself accountable?!  This smoothie was

day 3 for me.

Day 4 is a bit hazy to me, that’s what happens when old age kicks in (at least for me) I have a bad case of CRS!

(Can’t remember sh*t)

Day 5, I do remember having a wonderful RAW caesar salad.  It was so big that I actually had it in two meals!

I hope that you’re enjoying the ideas I’m sharing!



Gluten-Free Vegetarian Lasagna Recipe

Gluten-Free Vegetarian Lasagna

Stay tuned for details! Baking now!

Viola! Recipe Below photo!

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Recipe for GF Vegetarian Lasagna (with cheese) by Lise R.

1 Red Pepper (diced)

1 Orange Pepper (diced)

1 Small Onion (diced)

3 Cloves Garlic (crushed/sliced)

Pinch of Basil

2 Roma Tomatoes (sliced)

2 T. Olive oil

1 pkg GF Lasagna Noodles (Brown Rice)

1/2 Can beans (I used kidney, but you can use what you like)

Handful fresh spinach

16 oz. Cottage Cheese

8 oz. Shredded Cheese (I chose parmesan but any kind will work)

1 16-20 oz. jar of sauce (I chose 4 cheese, but you could use marinara, or your fave!)

Sautee onion, peppers, garlic and basil in olive oil until soft.

Cook noodle in boiling water for 2 minutes, remove from heat and let sit for 14 more minutes.

Layer the following:

Little sauce, noodle, 1/2 of the cottage cheese, beans, and sautéed veggies

Next layer: Noodle, little sauce (1/3), 1/2 cottage cheese, spinach, tomato

Top: Noodle, Sauce, Shredded Cheese, and another pinch of basil if you like 🙂

Bake at 375 degrees for 40 minutes!

If you try it, let me know how you like it!!!!


Ahhh! Day 2

Alright, so for today’s accountability, here goes.  I did NOT have a smoothie but the night’s not over yet.  I did, however, for lunch, have a spicy crab salad (I know not totally veg) that had raw mango and lettuce in it.  For dinner, I had raw tomato, avocado, and mozzarella with garlic & basil pesto “salad” and cooked my curried mushroom and broccoli.  I know that’s not raw, but I didn’t totally bomb the day, I did have some raw, just not as much as I would have liked.  The goal, is to incorporate more raw into my diet…not totally raw…not yet…and mostly veg.

Recipes below!

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How to make my Avocado, Tomato, & Mozzerella salad:

1 roma tomato cubed

1/2 Mozerella ball also cubed

1/2 avocado cubed again!

1 T garlic/basil pesto

1T olive oil

Put all in bowl, mix, let sit for about an hour to absorb flavor & enjoy!

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Curried Broccoli & Mushroom

16 ounces baby bella mushroom (sliced)

1 Broccoli crown

2 T Curry powder

3 T Butter or Ghee

Melt butter in frying pan, add mushroom, cook to desired consistency, then add curry and broccoli.  I covered after adding broccoli to lightly steam the broccoli to retain nutrients.  The less it’s cooked, the more nutrients remain!


Curried Shrimp With Broccoli and Mushroom!

Hi there!

I know some of you are waiting for me to post how I make this fiber rich, vitamin loaded dish!  It’s pretty easy!

First I sautee 1 whole package of sliced baby bella mushroom in butter.  Then add 1/2 – 3/4 pound of shrimp.  1 Tsp garlic powder and 1 T Curry (less if your not as big a fan as I)


Then I added some baby peppers, both red and yellow.  About 1/2 a cups worth.  Continue to sautee for a couple minutes.


Last but not least, toss in a whole broccoli crown, cut up, of course.  Put cover on so it can lightly steam broccoli.  When the broccoli turns bright green (just a few minutes) viola!  Done!


Serve up and enjoy!



Curried Broccoli & Mushroom

I was so craving mushrooms!  Not sure why since I’ve always disliked mushrooms!  So this is a very simple gluten free recipe I created…did I mention it’s VERY simple?

1 Fresh Broccoli Crown

1 Package Sliced Mushroom (Baby Bellas are the best!)

Butter or olive oil

2-3 T Curry Powder (depending on how much you like curry)

Sautee mushroom in butter or oil, when almost finished, add broccoli.  Cook with lid on until broccoli turns bright green, add curry, mix and viola!

Eat & enjoy your fresh dose of Vitamins A, B, K, D, potassium, niacin, and fiber!



Vegetarian Black bean soup! OMG Delish!

I’m trying to ease my way back into a lacto-ovo vegetarian lifestyle.  I stumbled upon this recipe at the web site.  It could easily be made using a food processor or blender as well.  I’m a big fan of black beans and thought this would hit the spot since it’s been a bit nippy outside lately.

…Black beans, Garbanzo beans, jalapeano, yellow and red peppers, onion, scallion, cumin, uh-oh, need to pick up garlic and vegetable stock… to be continued…

VERY easy to make and DELISH!  Also amazing used as a ‘dip.’   I will definitely have to make this again!