Saturday, August 11, 2012

Eat To The Beet, Book Reviews, Green Drinks

Hi there. Hope you're having a terrific summer full of tasty healthy plant foods.  I know I am!  Have you had a chance to stop by my new blog yet?  Eat To The Beet is my new hang-out and my latest post includes book reviews, info about improving digestion, and a green juice and savory green smoothie.  Swing by and say hello :)

Friday, July 27, 2012

Healthy Vegan Fridays!

I'm joining the Healthy Vegan Fridays blog party.  Stop by Eat To The Beet to see what it's all about and get my recipe for Dijon Roasted Sweet Potato & Cauliflower.  

Thursday, July 26, 2012

Pizza Night

Eat To The Beet has my pizza night post.   It's yummy.  

*Eat To The Beet is my new blog!  Stop by and say hello :)

Saturday, July 21, 2012

Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Announcing My New Project!

Hi there!  I've hinted around about some announcements coming up and this is one of them:

It's moving time!  I'm going to start blogging at Eat To The Beet and my first post is up.  Click on over to to find out why I'm moving my posts over there.  

Fresh Young Coconut is going to stay up and I'll post a reminder whenever I have a new post at Eat To The Beet, at least for a while.  After Yummy Raw Kitchen (my very first blog!) had to be shut down Fresh Young Coconut was here so I could keep in touch with all of my blog-world-friends.  But things are changing (always) and I wanted to have my own .com for future projects.  

Thanks to all of my friends who visit me here and leave comments on my posts.  My favorite part about blogging is meeting people and connecting over a love for vegan food!  Without you this would not be nearly as fun.  

I would be so happy if you'd check out my new space.  See you there :)

Thursday, July 5, 2012

Vida Vegan Con Tix & Stuff

It looks like summer has made its way back to Portland for a visit after a week of rain and grey skies.  Woohoo!  Things have been a little off around here lately with odd work schedules, moving family members, and the comeback of seasonal allergies.  Food has been of the quick and easy variety.

Smoothies, smoothies, smoothies.  This one was some sort of raspberry almond butter concoction.  Yum.

And the standard, but never tiresome, bowls involving quinoa, greens, avo, and sriracha.  I could really eat this for every meal and be very content.  

So, next week is a big week from me.  I'm looking forward to some awesome news and I have a new project in the works that I'll finally get to tell you about!  Oh, and this:

I stalked registration for VVC 2013 this time around and got my early bird ticket 4 minutes after they were released!  (Last year I waited too long to buy a ticket and they sold out.) Is anyone else going?  OMG I'M SO EXCITED!!!!

Monday, June 25, 2012

Creamy Raw Vegan Sugar Plum Tomato & Carrot Soup

One of the great things about blended soup is the clean-out-the-fridge factor.  Have a little veg that's not quite fresh enough for a salad?  Throw it in the blender and create something tasty, packed with nutrition, and easy to digest.  That's how this raw soup came about.  I had some baby carrots and sugar plum tomatoes that needed to be used and happen to be on a blending spree today.  The result is a warm summery soup, light yet satisfying. 

In your high speed blender:

1 cup baby carrots
1 cup sugar plum tomatoes
1/2 avocado
1 tablespoon miso
1 to 1 1/2 cup warm water
1/4 teaspoon red pepper flakes

Blend until smooth and warm to the touch.  Garnish with more red pepper flakes depending on how much spice you like.  Makes one bowl or two cups.

Portland took a break from summer today.  I even had to wear a sweater when I went out for a walk this afternoon.  The pepper in this soup was nice and warming.  This soup would also be nice chilled for those of you having a hot summer.  You could also sub out the red pepper flakes with other fresh herbs like basil or thyme for a more cooling flavor.  I happen to like a lot of spice no matter what the outside temp.

Happy Sunday! ummm... I mean Monday!  Haha!