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#MBW by the numbers and Maca-Brazil Nut Energy Bites

#MBW (monster bike week)

400 Miles logged over seven days. For some of my uber biker friends, I know that is not super impressive; but I was certainly proud. Previous to this past week, the longest I had ever ridden in 7 days was 253 miles. Yay me!

7 Betty Designs […]

Vegan Coconut-Mango Ceviche and the Heat is On

I am spoiled.  Living on the coast of San Diego, most days are between 68-75 degrees.  A cold day is one that starts out at 39 degrees (when that happens, there’s a little snowflake icon that lights up on the dashboard of my car-super cute) Seriously, being a weather […]

By |May 2nd, 2014|Raw Food, Vegan|0 Comments

Almost Raw Vegan Strawberry Cheesecake and Beach Running

In the culinary world, and I think (finally!) in the upper right quadrant of the states, spring has sprung and bumper crops of asparagus, strawberries, and new potatoes are flooding the farmers’ markets and produce departments. Inspired by some really flavorful strawberries and a desire to create a dessert that would work for a Passover or Easter dinner, I created a strawberry cheesecake. It’s definitely vegan, almost “raw” and by some standards, “Paleo”.  Okay, so I took a little culinary leeway on the last eating-style category, as I’m not sure if the cave people were sugaring back in the day.  I’m also pretty sure that they were eating more slugs than wild salmon from Whole Foods, but I digress……. 🙂   I love making raw, vegan “cheese” cakes because they are a cinch:  If you can turn on a blender, you can make one in a snap.  The cleanup is minimal as well.


By |April 6th, 2014|Food Info, Raw Food, Vegan|3 Comments

Hail….I mean “Kale” Caesar Salad

Another day, another kale salad recipe…..sigh me a happy face 🙂 I’ve made this vegan kale caesar salad a few times over the last couple of months and I’m really digging it!

Fun Fact:  Despite Caesar salad being a staple on Italian-American restaurant menus (and all TGI Friday/Chilis type foodservice […]

By |December 10th, 2013|Raw Food, Recipes, Vegan|0 Comments

Smoothie of the Week, some Chef’s tips and Triathlon Training

Have you considered switching out your berries for orange in your daily (or weekly) smoothie?  I’m not talking about replacing your almond milk with orange juice, but rather using the whole orange in place of your usual fruit. An orange smoothie, spiked with vanilla for that take-me-back-to-ice-cream-bar kind of […]

By |November 6th, 2013|Raw Food, Recipes, Smoothie|8 Comments

Raw Vegan Pumpkin Cheesecake


This concept has been brewing in the back of my mind for several years. I wanted to keep the recipe RAW and VEGAN so the first ingredient I tossed out the window was canned pumpkin (not raw). I substituted carrot juice (finally a good use for carrot juice!).  I then assembled ingredients that are typically used in vegan cheesecake: cashews for the body; coconut oil and butter for the consistency; lemon for the acidic tang that you taste in cheesecake; agave and spices.  Yes, this dessert is raw. And yes, it is vegan. And yes, it is made with whole foods.  However, it is calorically dense and a little will go a long way. In the “plus” column for this dessert are the following:


By |October 27th, 2013|Raw Food, Vegan|2 Comments

Smoothie of The Week and a Second Run

I’ll be honest with you: this week’s smoothie was basically a “kitchen sink” concoction:  I had a very small amount of all of the fruit and coconut milk.  Sometimes when making a smoothie, I’ll use nuts + water in place of a milk, which I did here to compensate […]

By |October 24th, 2013|Exercise, Raw Food, Recipes, Vegan|0 Comments

My Milk has a Cape…….

LOL, it really doesn’t (Tempo borrowed it), but as I was concocting this superfood milk, I thought to myself “why don’t I just give it a red cape and watch it fly around my kitchen?”  In cooking, sometimes my recipes are a success.  There are many other times, however, […]

By |October 1st, 2013|Exercise, Raw Food|0 Comments

Easing back into it and Got Chocolate Milk?

Got Chocolate Milk?  Thankfully, no I don’t.   I can’t even fathom how Hines Ward is slugging down all of that mucus-y goop in preparation for his quest in Kona in a couple of weeks. Seriously, have you ever looked at the ingredients in some of these self-proclaimed health/recovery beverages? […]

By |September 28th, 2013|Raw Food, Vegan|2 Comments