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Former Girl Scout that I am, I’ve quite a few memories of scampering about the Minnesota woods on camping exhibitions equipped with baggies full of homemade “gorp” (a combination of peanuts, raisins, M&Ms, and other portable goodies for munching on-the-fly). Even as a non-camper, it’s a good strategy to make a nice raw equivalent and [...]

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I’m visiting family in Florida right now for the holidays, and when I saw the giant bowls of freshly picked, home-grown oranges, tangerines, grapefruits, and lemons in their kitchen, I knew straightaway that citrus was going to figure prominently in a few of my recipes this week! Then my mom asked me to show her [...]

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Maca root, a staple food in Peru and a superfood that comes to us from the Incan culture, is well-known as a potent adaptogen and long-reputed to increase libido and fertility. Thing is, as perhaps the most potent radish on the planet, it has a distinctive and highly dominant flavor that can be challenging to [...]

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Boy, was I both surprised and delighted when I discovered how well fresh spinach goes with chocolate; or rather… raw cacao. Parsley goes great with it as well. But spinach is truly brilliant, because it adds no flavor whatsoever, only an exquisite taste of “freshness”. Added to nutrient-rich raw cacao… what a wonderful pairing! These [...]

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This unique recipe is extremely simple, has a delicious creamy mouth-feel… and is made with cold-pressed olive oil! There is no melting of fat required. You just whip it up in your blender or your food processor, shape it and put into the freezer to firm up, then cut into pieces.  I was reflecting on [...]

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The objective here was to make a super-easy, super-fast raw chocolate pudding from simple ingredients — something to pull out when a chocolate craving hits — and this sure got the job done! I also wanted to make it with cacao nibs, as I seem to go through raw cacao power like crazy, but tend [...]

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Don’t forget to check out Angela’s “LGS Daily Recipe” online recipe magazine & the new “Jack Up The Raw” 6-week coaching program! In case you missed any of these when they were published, here’s an indexed list of all the recipes on the LGS site (through 10.25.2009)! You don’t have to be 100% raw or [...]

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I love this recipe. It’s quick. It’s small, so you don’t have to commit to a huge investment of ingredients (and cost). And the ingredients list is quite abbreviated, although you wouldn’t know it from the final taste, which is melt-in-your-mouth yummy. The chocolate is a bit delicate (it’s not the hard chocolate you buy [...]

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If you love the astringent fruitiness of pomegranate and the taste of fruit with chocolate, you will enjoy this antioxidant-rich chocolate smoothie and (optional) Raw Superfood Cocktail! Combined with hemp seeds to make it creamy, there’s enough superfood fuel in this drink to see you through much of the day (or night). This recipe uses [...]

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For real… who knew? This unusual recipe is both creamy AND refreshing. For some reason these two flavors meld together into an extremely mild flavor, a deliciously drinkable antioxidant feast. The watermelon and the raw cacao don’t clash with each other at all, as one might think. And with both these foods having some reputation [...]

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  • Angela Leeds: Hi Chris, There isn't a substitute for cacao butter because it has a distinct flavor and cools to a very hard texture. It can be hard to find locally
  • Angela Leeds: Hi Maggie -- The goji berries I have used are all dried, like raisins, but I know people who grow them and harvest them fresh! They are very hardy and
  • Angela Leeds: Hi Sharon -- wow, that's great to hear! I know, it can be discouraging out there with so many high-maintenance "raw" recipes. I write the recipes for

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