Category Archives: Raw

Fab Natural Cooking Staples


After learning about the hidden sources of MSG in one of my favorite cooking ingredients was I was determined to find an alternative that was both natural and easy to use. I scoured the Internet looking for “All Natural” or “Organic” vegetable bouillon with no hidden MSG, but to no avail. Every time I thought I’d found one, I was disappointed by an ingredient like “yeast extract” or “malt extract” which are MSG indicators. After a thorough search I decided to try to make it myself.

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Raw Strawberry Oat Bars


Nothing like juicy ripe strawberries and this raw vegan strawberry bar displays the bright red berry beautifully. This eye-pleasing recipe from Whole Living would make a yummy, gluten-free brunch appetizer. I mixed in a little raw cocoa powder into the date mixture for a decadent strawberries and chocolate treat.

Makes 6


  • 1 1/2 cups pitted dates
  • 1/4 cup raw macadamia nuts
  • 2 tablespoons old-fashioned rolled oats
  • Pinch sea salt
  • 1 cup strawberries, hulled and thinly sliced


  1. Pulse dates, nuts, oats, and salt in a food processor until combined.

  2. Press the date mixture into the bottom of a 9-by-5-inch loaf pan.

  3. Mash half the strawberries and spread on top of date mixture. Top with remaining strawberries. Slice into rectangles.

Is your mouth watering like mine is? Try this recipe out and let me know what you think!

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