Udon Noodles with Sake Broth Recipe

[caption id="" align="aligncenter" width="500"] Photo by yoppy [/caption] A simple, semi-raw vegan dish perfect for raw food transitioning or satisfying carbo-cooked cravings. One of the most important things to keep in mind when you’re new to a raw food lifestyle is that it’s not about perfection....

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Shiitake Bacon with Black Rice Recipe

shiitake bacon   Shiitake bacon, black rice and garlic From fresh Shiitake mushrooms you can prepare delicious vegan “bacon" - did you know? I didn't know, I got the tip from Torwen. :- ) Shiitake mushrooms are full of Umami, the” fleshy " taste, ultimately it is not very surprising that...

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Nigiri sushi recipe

[caption id="attachment_522" align="aligncenter" width="640"] nigiri sushi with salmon[/caption]   Nigiri sushi (also known as nigirizushi) is a type of Japanese sushi known in the West. A piece of seaweed (nori) is sometimes used to keep the fish in place on the rice. The type of fish (or seafood)...

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The Wonderful Power of Japanese Sea Vegetables(Seaweed)

You know it as a superfood, you’ve read about it, seen it in its various forms for sale online or at the grocery store. Many of us are most familiar with seaweed as nori, the paper thin version that wraps up our yummy maki rolls at the neighborhood sushi bar. Or maybe it’s the neon-green, artificially...

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Japanese Shiso-Miso Slaw Recipe

(This recipe is raw vegan and gluten free) So we had a nice little Labor Day shindig today in the typical all-American spirit of grilling out. There were portobella burgers, veggie burgers, veggie chorizo dogs, Zellwood chili-garlic corn, and of course all of the accoutrements one would expect...

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Spinach Oshitashi Salad Recipe

[caption id="attachment_707" align="aligncenter" width="520"] image: salad[/caption] Here we go, with more green in the plate! By the way, I would like to address everyone who does not like spinach. I mean ... who think they don't like spinach! Have you ever cooked fresh spinach? Like a lot of vegetables,...

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Oyster Mushroom Calamari Recipe

  I’m going to just let it right out of the gate: This “calamari” recipe from the book, Living Raw Food by Sarma Melngailis (p.155) is THE most spot on imitation of anything I have ever had…ever. It is. Total genius. I’ve had my share of fried calamari, and Sarma’s raw vegan...

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Delicious Ume Shiso Maki Rolls Recipe

[caption id="attachment_704" align="aligncenter" width="640"] maki sushi rolls[/caption]   Tonight I went Japanese as result of all the Asian market shopping I did on Thursday in Viet-Town (so there will probably be a lot more Asian vittles to come this week!). I prepared 3 different maki...

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Japanese Sea Vegetable Salad Recipe

[caption id="" align="aligncenter" width="491"] photo by Newtown grafitti [/caption]   (This is one really nice and healthy raw vegan recipe) I’m absolutely in love with sea vegetables and this salad is simple yet busy enough for those who are still a bit timid of seaweed. Use what’s in season...

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Japanese Tomato Tartare Recipe

[caption id="" align="aligncenter" width="500"] Photo by Edsel L [/caption] One great thing about living in Florida is that otherwise seasonal produce, like tomatoes, are available locally and year round. I found a great stock of sweet grape tomatoes at the farmer’s market over the weekend, from...

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