The Modern “G” Woman Can Finally Feel Stylish From Head To Doe With Charmé Heels

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Thanks to Kate McGregor of Kaight for introducing me to this newly launched line of shoes by Charmone. The sculptural wedges and platform shoes designed in menswear tweeds are some of my favorites for adding some chic to your office style:

According to their website the shoes are vegan and PVC free. They use instead high-quality microfiber suedes, and water-based glues which tread lighter on the planet and are healthier for people. Their shoes are made in Europe and they’ve incorporated recycled materials into their production process, and donate 5% of their profits to charities like Women for Women International, a charity that provides women survivors of war, civil strife and other conflicts with the tools and resources they need to move from poverty and crisis to stability and self-sufficiency.

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Media Watch | Rory Friedman (Skinny Bitch) Goes Head To Head On OReilly Factor

Bill O’Reilly invited our friend Rory Freedman on to his show to talk about the rejected Peta Ads. The ads show sexy women licking veggies, and make the statement that a meat based diet can lead to men become impotent. Bill also invited a pro-meat eating women to counter Rory. So, basically it was two people saying we are going to eat our meat, no matter what, but lets make a joke about Peta’s ads, which is basically what Peta wanted in the first place. Continue Reading / See Additional Photos

Julie Morris Makes a Hemp Hummus

This healthy treat goes great with crackers or raw vegetables. A very creamy and healthy version of hummus, with a major load of protein, provided by the hemp seeds.

Hemp Hummus
(by Julie Morris)

For the Hummus:

1 1/2 Cups Garbanzo Beans

4 TB Hemp Seeds

1 TB Hemp or Flax Oil

1 Tsp. Garlic Powder

1/3 Cup Lemon Juice

1/2 Tsp. Salt

2 TB Tahini (sesame paste)

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Roasted Garlic Mashed Potatoes

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Chive & Roasted Garlic Mashed Potatoes

For the Mashed Potatoes:

2 lbs of Yukon Gold Potatoes (or Russet)

2 TB of Coconut Butter (or Olive Oil)

1/4 Cup of Soy Milk (or Almond Milk)

4 Cloves of Garlic, Peeled

1 Tsp. Fine Sea Salt

Black Pepper to Taste

Handful of Chives, Finely Chopped (about 2 TB)

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To Cook or Not To Cook Your Veggies

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After successfully completing my 30-day plant-based experiment, the masochist inside me was whispering: “go Raw”. Sure, there’s nothing like a crunchy sugar snap, ripe avocado or a bowl full of arugula drizzled with olive oil balsamic. How hard could it be?

On the hard side, if you ask me.

I know I’d miss steamed Brussels sprouts, lightly blanched asparagus, roasted pumpkin — or in fact, any warm vegetable. So, imagine my delight when recent studies supported my gut instinct (or lack of guts, depending how you look at it): that there are health advantages to eating a combination of raw and cooked vegetables.

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GreenChef Russell James | Marbled Chocolate Orange Tavoletta

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I was inspired to create a raw version of this after seeing something similar ‘cooked’ in a cafe one rainy afternoon. The mix of chocolate and orange is a classic and can really hit the spot when you’re looking to spoil yourself or your guests.

For the Crust:

¾ Cup Carob Powder

1 Cup Almonds

½ Cup Dates

4 TB Coconut Butter

2 Tsp. Vanilla Extract

2 Tsp. Cinnamon

¼ Tsp. Sea Salt

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GreenChef Omid | Trio Tomato with Burdock Salsa

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Recipe by G Living MemberOmid

Trio Tomato with Burdock Salsa (raw)

Trio Tomato with Burdock Salsa is a colorful, attractive, flavorful, filling and nutritious recipe which can be used as an entire, canepe or a mini meal. With different colors, complex flavors and attractive presentation, this is sure to tickle your taste buds.

Serves about 2

For the Sun Blushed Tomatoes:

6 medium sized vine tomatoes

2 cloves of garlic, thinly sliced

3 tsp fresh thyme, chopped

2 Tbsp sesame oil

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GreenChef Vanessa Sherwood | Nori Rolls with Pecan Pate

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Nori Rolls
with Pecan Paté, Spicy Miso, and Fresh Veggies (raw)

If you make the pecan pate ahead of time, it’s easy to make these rolls when the urge arises. The pate will last a good week or so in the fridge. I wouldn’t recommend making the entire roll ahead of time, because the nori will get soggy. But if you’ve pre-made the pecan pate, all you have to do is cut up the veggies, smear the miso paste on the nori and roll.

For the pecan paté:

2 Cups Pecans

1/3 Cup Minced Red Onion

1/2 Cup Chopped Parsley

2 Tablespoons Lemon Juice

1 Teaspoon Garlic Powder

2 Teaspoons Nama Shoyu

2 Teaspoons Cold Pressed Sesame Oil

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GreenChef Sarma Melngailis | Zucchini and Green Zebra Tomato Lasagna

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Zucchini and Green Zebra Tomato Lasagna with basil-pistachio pesto, tomato sauce, and pignoli ricotta (raw)

We like the vibrant color and tart flavor of green zebra tomatoes, a heirloom variety, for this dish. Of course you can use any tomatoes, preferably heirloom. Use the best quality sun-dried tomatoes you can find (but not he kind packed in olive oil, as this is most often not cold-pressed). The brighter ones make for a redder sauce, which will add good, Italian-flag contrast to the dish.

The first real raw food dish that we ever prepared was a rougher version of this. It has since become the best-selling dish on our restaurant menu and is a perfect introduction for anyone trying raw foods for the first time. The flavors and textures are all familiar, and the vibrant nature of the dish always leaves a strong impression. Many variations on this are possible. Feel free to add marinated wild mushrooms or substitute summer squash for zucchini. As in so many other dishes, the quality, seasonality and freshness of the ingredients are the most important elements.”

Recipe by Sarma Mengailis | Raw Food Real World (Harper Collins, 2005)

Serves 6

For the pignoli ricotta:

2 cups raw pignoli (pine) nuts, soaked for 1 hour or more

2 tablespoons lemon juice

2 tablespoons nutritional yeast

1 teaspoon sea salt

6 tablespoons filtered water

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GreenChef Chad Sarno | Raw Beetroot Ravioli

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Beetroot Ravioli

Cashew-chive bourson cheese, green garlic oil, aged balsamic (raw)

This is one of my favorite and easiest versions of raw ravioli. In my Istanbul restaurant we offer many small plates, encouraging our guests to share and experience many options off of the menu. I offered this dish on our opening menu and it was by far the best selling small plate we offered for the winter and spring. It is a great starter or amusé for any Mediterranean focused meal, really giving the diner that first delicious introduction of what is to follow. The sweetness of the beetroot, and cashew based cheese is balanced out very nicely with the acid of the balsamic and spiciness of the garlic oil.

SERVES 6-8

For the Ravioli:

1 Large Beet, slice paper thin rounds and marinated in garlic oil, salt and pepper

½ Cup Cashew Herb Bourson Cheese (see recipe)

Aged Balsamic

Green Garlic Oil (see recipe)

Minced Chives

Course Sea Salt to taste

Fresh Cracked Black Pepper

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GreenChef Russel James | Cacao Pistachio Florentine Mint Ice Cream Sandwich

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Cacao Pistachio Florentine and Mint Ice Cream Sandwich
(Raw)

Serves 4

For the Ice Cream:

2 Cups Cashews

1/2 Cup Coconut Butter/Oil

1/4 Cup Agave Nectar

1 Vanilla Pod

1 Cup Almond Milk*

1 Tsp Lemon Juice

1/2 Cup tightly-packed Fresh Mint Leaves

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GreenChef Vanessa Sherwood | White Chocolate-Strawberry Cheesecake

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“The Cheesecake that started it all! When Vanessa Sherwood posted her White Chocolate-Strawberry Cheesecake on the forum she got everybody salivating and obsessing over cheesecakes, Continue Reading / See Additional Photos

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