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Raw Vegan Pumpkin Pie

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Raw Vegan Pumpkin Pie By | Guest Chef Crystal BonnetTis the season for pumkin everything, especially this Raw Vegan Pumpkin Pie! This lovely recipe was kindly shared with us by…
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Eating Seasonally & Eating Local for Health

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Eating Seasonally & Eating Local for Health By | Chef Johanna Glaser   Hello, everyone, I'm Johanna, a member of the holistic chef network here at More Pleaze, located in…

Vegan Raspberry Cheesecake Recipe

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Raspberry Vegan Cheesecake Recipe Recipe by | Chef Declan McKerrThe delectable Raspberry Vegan Cheesecake is a Chef Declan McKerr creation! When The Vegan Garden, an online vegan meal delivery service,…

Tropical Oasis Retreat | Maui, HI

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Tropical Oasis Maui | Yoga & House Music Retreat | Zero Waste Retreat Camp Olowalu, Lahaina, Maui | March 29-April 1, 2019 ABOUT TROPICAL EVENTS  Tropical was founded in 1998…

Badass Business Babe Retreat | West Hollywood, CA

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Badass Business Babe Retreat West Hollywood, CA | March 17, 2019 | Chef Amanda RamirezABOUT BADASS BUSINESS BABES At BADASS BUSINESS BABES we believe that no business babe or bro…

Just Be Yoga: Manifest Maui | The Wailea Inn, Maui, HI

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Just Be Yoga Retreat: MANIFEST MAUI Wailea Inn, Kihei, HI | February 8-13, 2019 | Chef Kyra Bramble JUST BE YOGA is a home away from home with a fearlessly authentic…

The Awaken Society: Awaken Ahurani | Women’s Retreat | Toll House Inn

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Awaken Society Women's Retreat Toll House Inn, Booneville, CA | November 2-4, 2018AWAKEN SOCIETY aspires to build a global community of women supporting one another in personal, professional and spiritual…

Vegetarian California Wedding | Elk, CA

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Vegetarian California Wedding   Elk, CA | August 12, 2018 VEGETARIAN CALIFORNIA WEDDING When Balarama and Emma of Bend Ayurveda approached More Pleaze to cater their wedding, it was a…

Raw Vegan Wedding | La Ventana | Big Sur, CA

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Raw Vegan Wedding Elopement   La Ventana | Big Sur, CA | April 4 ,2018RAW VEGAN WEDDING ELOPEMENT CEREMONY "From the very first time Ari Violet (the beautiful bride) and…

January 18, 2018 | New Moon Raw Foods Cheese & Dessert Workshop, Gourmet Dinner + Sound Bath | Maui, HI

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January 18, 2018 | New Moon Raw Foods Cheese & Dessert Workshop, Gourmet Dinner + Sound Bath | Maui, HI   Join us for an interactive first New Moon of…

Hawaiian Style Portobello Mushroom Poke (Raw Marinated Mushroom Salad)

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Hawaiian Style Portobello Mushroom Poke (Raw Marinated Mushroom Salad)   I love preparing fresh poke for my professional and personal guests! Poke (pronounced "poh-kay") is a staple on the Hawaiian islands…

Fennel Cauliflower Soup with Fennel Frond Truffle Pesto

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Fennel Cauliflower Soup with Fennel Frond Truffle Pesto   When I was growing up in Northern California, fennel grew abundantly. So much in fact that to me it was merely a…

Salted Caramel Hemp Protein Balls

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Salted Caramel Hemp Protein Balls This recipe for salted caramel hemp protein balls was created on the fly for a private client. They taste like you wish protein bars tasted…

Basic Macadamia Nut Cheese – “Raw-cotta”

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Basic Macadamia Nut Cheese - "Raw-cotta"   I'm a huge cheese addict and so serving vegan "cheese" that tastes and feels like the real thing is very important to me.…

Vegan Holiday Salad with Butternut Squash, Pomegranate, Kale, and Spiced Pepitas

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Vegan Holiday Salad with Butternut Squash, Pomegranate, Kale, and Spiced Pepitas   This Fall when More Pleaze was asked to cater a California ranch wedding we put together a custom five…

Our Guide to Natural Sweeteners

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Our Guide to Natural Sweeteners The average American eats 152 pounds of sugar in a year. That’s a lot of unneeded empty calories! The excess of this highly addictive substance…

Plantain Tostones with Meyer Lemon Cashew Crème

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Plantain Tostones with Meyer Lemon Cashew Crème I'm excited to share this incredibly delicious and easy recipe with you! If you like bananas, then you'll sure love plantains. Plantains are…
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Vegan Gluten Free Banana Bread Muffins

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Vegan Gluten Free Banana Bread Muffins Here on Maui banana bread is a way of life. Head down the world famous Road to Hana and you'll find no shortage of road sign…
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Basic Chia Seed Pudding Recipe – Raw & Vegan

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Basic Chia Seed Pudding Recipe Chia seeds are incredibly healthy, nutritious, and fun to use for raw or cooked food! I’ve been making variations of chia seed puddings for myself, retreats,…
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Ayurveda in the Kitchen

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:::Ayurveda in the kitchen::: I've been reflecting a lot on my trip to India recently. The bright and vibrant colors, the pungent and savory smells of the streets and in…

Turmeric Coconut Passionfruit Smoothie

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Turmeric Coconut Passionfruit Smoothie Passionfruit, or lilikoi in Hawaii, are my spirit fruit. I find them everywhere like delightful little Easter eggs and am always looking for more ways to…

Truffled Mushroom Cashew Cheese

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The perfect vegan raw fusion appetizer for any party? Truffled. Mushroom. Cashew Cheese. How do you go wrong? I've had a lot of fun lately playing with making various forms…

Water and Health FAQ

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Water and Health FAQ   Why is water important for my health? Water is considered to be the most vital of all the macronutrients. Our body weight is composed of…
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Fennel Frond and Macadamia Pesto

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Basil and Fennel Frond Pesto   As a little girl growing up in Sonoma County, CA, fennel was a common sight. Many of my friends loved to eat the black licorice…
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Kombucha Brewing 101 : Making Your First Batch from a SCOBY

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Kombucha Brewing 101 : Making Your First Batch from a SCOBY   Alright... Someone gifted you your very own Scoby, or maybe you impulse bought it online. Now you're looking…
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Raw Lemon Lavender Cheesecake

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Lemon and lavender go together like rainbows and smiles! A few months ago a dear friend came to visit me on my little island, and we spent the afternoon exploring…
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Prenatal Nutrition: Changing Needs for New Life

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Pregnancy is a pivotal point for the body in any woman’s life. At no other time does it go through such in-depth physiological changes than when creating a new life…

Vegan Blueberry Cream Superfood “Milkshake”

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What's blue and delicious and nutritious? This milkshake! It's sugar free but sweet... and dairy free but creamy! It tastes like dessert, but is loaded up with all of these amazing…

Spinach Salad with Gojis, Figs, Almonds & Strawberry Cashew Cream

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  Creamy, sweet, and so healthy! I created this recipe for the Kuau Store. I was trying to mimic the classic fresh and sweet spinach salads that I loved to…

Sweet & Spicy Ginger-Garlic Seared Tempeh

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Sweet, spicy, protein-rich filling, and full of YUM!   I was taught a variation of this recipe visiting a friend in Brooklyn in the cold of early winter. I brought…

10 Facts You Didn’t Know About Processed Foods

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Food is food, right? Wrong. There are a million misconceptions about eating healthy and dietary planning. Since the beginning of food science, the overall health of Americans has actually decreased,…

Raw Strawberry Shortcake with Almond Cookie Crust & Cashew Vanilla Cream

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Strawberries, cashew cream, almond cookie.... what more does a girl need? Oh wait... It's raw, vegan and gluten free? What?!!! For the past few months I've been creating raw vegan…

5 Easy Ways to tell if you are eating REAL food

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What is food? The definition that pops up on Google is "any nutritious substance that people or animals eat or drink, or that plants absorb, in order to maintain life and…

Spicy Avocado Coconut Soup

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What are good fats and what are bad fats? Contrary to previous diet plans, we actually need good fats in our body, and having good fats in our diets actually…
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Raw Chocolate Ganache Balls

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These have become a go-to recipe for me for all types of events. They are quick, delicious and so easy to make. I like to play with different flavors. Last…

Raw Purple Power Salad with “Miso Happy” Dressing

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This salad is a combination of fresh rainbow vegetables, probiotic rich sauerkraut, and protein rich cashews (I bought mine yesterday a roadside stand on the way to hike in Marin)…

Ginger-Mango-Vanilla Smoothie (my ultra favorite breakfast shake)

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This is literally my favorite smoothie recipe in the whole world. It's sweet and spicy, fills me up, and starts me off right in the morning! It's loaded with superfoods…

Hana, Maui inspired Avocado Chocolate Mousse

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When I was in Maui last January cooking for Hana Maui Yoga Institute's first retreat, it was avocado season. The avocados I picked off the ground there were bigger than any…

Kale salad with ginger-garlic mushrooms, avocado, almonds, and poached egg

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This is a hearty and delicious protein-loaded kale salad that is more than enough for for a hungry couple (me and my boyfriend tested it on empty stomaches) to eat…

Amazingly Awesome Raw Almond Milk

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Amazingly Awesome Raw Almond Milk Raw almond milk is one of those silly things that intimidates people, but it so incredibly easy to make from scratch - and so much…

Mediterranean-Cali Spring Rolls with Chèvre, Figs, Arugula and Pistachios

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I came up with this recipe quite on accident, I was trying to design my menu for The Blind Cafe, an all in the dark dining experience. I wanted to…

Raw Foods Demo Recipes and Notes

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I was asked to put together a Raw Foods Demo for a Women's Empowerment Seminar (put on by Allegra Lucas of Soul Spectrum Coaching)... (more…)

Homemade Herbed Corn Tortillas

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Tortillas are actually pretty easy to make from scratch, but no one ever suspects that.  So when I do decide to take the extra time to make them they are…

Falafel and Pita Class Plan

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This is a class plan I created for a pre-teen community class taught for Y.U.M. Chefs. Please feel free to reuse it and modify for your own classes!   Pita Bread:…

Kale and Caramelized Onion Savory Cheesecakes

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As far as personal addictions go, my cheese addiction (mmmmm… cheese…) isn’t so extreme. I mean, it’s not as sustainable as, say, my kombucha or yoga addictions; but it’s better…

Orecchiette with Spiced Wine, Wild Mushrooms, Smoked Bacon, Arugula, and Stilton

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The smokiness of the bacon, the earthiness of wild mushrooms and the richness of the Stilton all mesh perfectly together to showcase the signature flavor of Spicy Vines on a…

Vegetable and Ricotta Enchiladas

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I have an ongoing love affair with ricotta cheese, (ok, fine, all cheese) and one day when I realized a tub in my fridge was on its way out, I thought…

Baked Brie with Strawberry Jalapeño Jam

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Sweet and spicy... just like me! I was throwing a last minute get together for some ladies, and I realized to be a good host it was absolutely necessary to…

Playa Gourmet: 5 Burning Man Recipes

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MY CRITERIA: delicious, nutritious, fast, easy, and with a minimal amount of clean-up. You may notice I don’t always use exact measurements because, well, you’re going to be cooking at…