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It’s time we talked…


Hello friends! It’s been a while. Over one (1) full Earth year, in fact. Where have we been?! What have we been up to?! Why did we abandon you?! What gives?! Starting last December (but even then, up to a year prior), after numerous ER trips, doctor’s visits, investigative procedures, and crash diet changes, Amy […]

Pie Season!


Mark’s birthday fell on Labor Day this year and we had friends in town for the long weekend. Saturday was one of those beautiful later summer days and apples were already out at a couple of the Ann Arbor Farmer’s Market stalls. So naturally I bought a 25 lb bag. The last of the raspberries […]

Simplicity


Because we love cooking, we often get caught up in the complexity of intricately combined flavors. Left too long to these devices, we forget that food is more than just ingredients–most food, with just a little coaxing, is delicious on its own. Occasionally, it’s good to remind ourselves of how simple our diets can be, […]

Dear Daiya,


As you’ve probably come to know, we try to avoid most processed, pre-packaged foods, favoring instead fresh local foods, when possible. Orange juice and soy creamer have largely been our worst repeat offenders. Until the advent of Daiya ™, that is. (pictured: quesadillas + baked mac & cheese) I swear, we were happily off the […]

Week of Raw Days 6 & 7: Taco Salad, Taco Night


After our awesome meal on Friday, and then awesome leftovers on Saturday, we finally started to settle into our raw diet. Things felt more easy-going and we started looking forward to dinner again. We’re huge fans of Mexican food and we’re huge fans of re-using meal ingredients creatively, so on Sunday, we thought we’d try […]

Week of Raw Day 5: Leftovers (and lunches)!


Our meal on Friday was so awesome, we had it again on Saturday! As with most people, a lot of our meals–especially lunches–come in the form of leftovers. Since eating raw usually means eating fresh, we’ve found that we had fewer leftovers this last week. We did end up with lots of pre-prepped ingredients for […]

Week of Raw Day 4: Falafel and Cashew Ice Cream


Victory at last! After a few days of good-but-not-great raw food, we have finally achieved greatness. After days of planning and preparation, the raw falafel we’ve been working on were finally done–and were delicious. We’ve been struggling for years now with homemade falafel–in any form and any way of cooking. We’ve never found just the […]

Week of Raw Day 3: Mexican Stuffed Peppers


On this, the afternoon of day 4, I can state happily that my caffeine withdrawal seems to be in check. I don’t think I’ve quite re-acquired my previous coffee-infused laserbeam-like focus, but things are looking up. Last night, we made another recipe from┬áThe Complete Book of Raw Food: Mexican Stuffed Peppers. We’ve been trying to […]

Week of Raw Day 2: Pad Thai


It is currently 10:15 am. I have been up since 8:30 am. What have I been doing with my morning, you ask? Preparing raw foods and cleaning up, of course! This is the sink load of dishes I’ve already produced this morning: This accounts for our morning breakfast shake, the raw almond milk we made […]

Week of Raw Day 1: Tomato Basil Cream Pasta & Carrot Cake


The first thing I learned about myself and my diet yesterday is that I am officially coffee’s bitch. Coffee, it would seem, is calling all the shots. Amy and I switched to half caf a year or two ago, so I thought I was in the clear, that I could just ditch coffee any time […]