Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Summer Vacay!

Its time for summer vacay! We are headed to California (where I will get another of these magnificent vegan milkshakes)!

Pixiepine Blog's gonna get quiet while I unwind! Seeya back soon! 

Friday, May 18, 2012

Cool Cool Cabbage Salad

Just a quick post to share about a complete winner in the world of salads! This is Cool Cool Cabbage Salad from Mimi Kirk's Live Raw book- so delicious!!

Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Dehydrator Love!

I am getting the hang of my $4 garage sale dehydrator!
It looks like this, came with no instructions, and it took me a few days to get some tricks figured out!

Flax crackers have definitely been fun....I've been eating them with fresh salsa, nut & seed pate', and as crust for raw pizza- awesome!! I don't have the mesh sheets needed for a lot of raw recipes, so I am trimming parchment paper into rings that fit the trays- I can use them a few times each and it seems to be a great trick for dehydrating stuff with sauce or marinade.

Flax crackers with fresh salsa

 Flax crackers with tomatoes and nut/seed pate'

Flax pizza!

Other dehydrated treats have been raw "mac & cheese" and kale chips! So exciting and delicious :)

Monday, May 14, 2012

Celery Painting!

Project! In one afternoon I remade our patio table using craft paint and a head of celery (thanks, Pinterest!)

Check it out! The celery acted as a stamp to make the flowers. Bonus green juice in the pics!

Friday, May 11, 2012

Flax Crackers FTW!!

My $4 dehydrator has redeemed itself! After checking out the $5 per pack raw flax crackers at the health food store, I decided to try the dehydrator again. 

I used the recipe from Going Raw, and it was a super success! I used water, Bradgg's, and a cup of flax seeds from a large bag I bought. I also hacked the cheap dehydrator by cutting out parchment paper rounds to stand in for mesh sheets. Yay!

The crackers were crispy and delicious!!

We also scored some "end of the week" avocados that were getting mooshy...10 cents a piece at the HFS. Yay! Guacamole time!

For literally loose change, we are enjoying fresh guacamole and raw flax crackers. Scooore!

Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Plant Love

I glimpsed this gorgeous idea on one of my favorite blogs, Gypsie Sister

I'm gonna start work on my own plant windows! Bottles, wire, teacup hooks, and plant cuttings...mmmmm!!

Monday, May 7, 2012

Raw Jicama Sushi!

Welcome to my first jicama experience...it was a pleasant addition to my kitchen repetoire, although it did highlight the AWFUL inadequacy of my peeler...

 As usual when I try a new recipe (especially a raw one, it seems), my kitchen was a disaster!
The result...raw sushi with jicama "rice"...awesome!

Here's a video from Judita Wignall, whose recipe I used :D

Saturday, May 5, 2012

Dehydrator Disaster!

Ay ay ay! I bought a dehydrator at a garage sale for $4 last weekend. Its a fairly cheapo model with no thermostat control, but for $4 I decided to give it a whirl! I started with bananas, which turned out to be wrong wrong wrong!

Looking good so far...

I dehydrated ALL DAY but all I got was simultaneously burned and mushy bananas.

Any tips? A few apple slices I threw in came out nicely, and I'm planning on trying some basic kale chips next. I'm thinking major raw recipes won't work in this, but maybe fruit and veggie chips will be in the cards!

Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Raw Mexican Spiced Brownies

Ahhh, the Going Raw book...heaven on every recipe page!

Tonight I made Mexican Spiced Brownies! So delicious and full of healthy stuff like walnuts, coconut oil, raw cacao, and dates!!

I subbed goji berries for raisins, and left out the star anise, because I didn't have any. Otherwise, I stuck to the plan (with the recipe halved so I didn't OD myself on raw brownies!).

Goji goodness!

Brownies in process!

This raw frosting is AMAZING!!

Counting the minutes till these are done chilling...!!!!