Monthly Archives: October 2014

WARNING – What’s in a Label?

Doesn’t a rose by any other name smell just as sweet? Not anymore. Labeling has become a means of trickery and deception. This is the real shell game. “Watch the words, not the deeds, keep your eye on the words. See, no preservatives or chemicals on the food.” (LOL, but we coat the bag so […]

Keeping My Nuts Fresh

This question was answered for Cindy Laughlin who indicated that her nuts went bad faster when they had been soaked and dehydrated. She wanted to know what to do to keep from wasting such precious foods. I recommend soaking and dehydrating brown-skinned nuts and large seeds (sunflower and pumpkin) in advance of need. They form […]

Gluten is only one kind of a Lectin???

Just so you know, gluten is a lectin. There are others. Lectins are a class of molecules called glycoproteins (molecules that contain a protein and a sugar). Lectins can be found in whole grains, legumes, nightshade vegetables and animals fed foods rich in lectins. Below is an excerpt from my book, The Raw Kitchen Magician, […]

Vegan Sources of Vitamin B12

Vitamin B12 is not readily found naturally occuring in plant-based foods. Most vegans and raw vegans rely on nutritional yeast for B12. Nutritional yeast does not naturally have B12, it is supplemented with it, or fortified. But don’t assume that all brands of nutritional yeast are fortified with B12. Do your research or select Red […]

What’s the Best Blender?

I recommend the blender which has enough power to do what you want without frustration. If you’re doing heavy duty blending like large amounts of seeds to grind, or frozen fruits into smoothies, then I recommend getting a heavy duty blender (Vitamix or Blendtec). There are other blenders the Ninja and Montell Williams to name […]