Summer Salad with Macadamia Nut-Cherry Crumble (v/gf)

Summer Salad with Macadamia-Cherry Crumble (vegan, gluten-free)

I'm about to knock your socks off with this killer salad. And guess what? It's an 86 Lemons original! I guess after almost two and a half years of vegan cooking, I should be able to come up with my own recipes by now. Still, I'm tootin' my own horn over here because this summer salad is the SHIZZLE! A while back, I bought a small container … [Read more...]

Sloppy Veg-Head Joe with Raw Slaw (vegan, gf)

Sloppy Veg-Head Joe with Raw Slaw (vegan, gluten-free)

I'm pretty sure just about everyone I know is in Florida for Spring Break right now. If I see one more sunny beach photo on Facebook, I might cry. Okay, maybe that's a little dramatic. But get this—it may hit 70° here this weekend! I don't think we've seen that temp since September. It's been a looooooong, hard winter. I'll spare you the pity party … [Read more...]

Russian Tea Cakes (vegan, gf, raw) + COOKBOOK GIVEAWAY!

Practically Raw Desserts by Amber Shea Crawley #vegan #cookbook #giveaway

Hold onto your hats, folks. That's right, I'm doing two cookbook giveaways in a row. I'm blowing your mind, I'm sure. In case you missed it, the first was Kathy Hester's Vegan Slow Cooking for Two (or Just for You). Today, I'm introducing you to Amber Shea Crawley's Practically Raw Desserts, which you can win by entering below. When Vegan Heritage … [Read more...]

Why is everyone juicing?

Tips on Juicing:  how to best drain out the pulp #juicing #juice #vegan #glutenfree #healthy

Earlier this month, I turned another year older (and wiser, I hope). Instead of blowing my birthday cash on clothes and shoes, I decided to invest in a juicer. I've been on the fence about purchasing one because I didn't know if I would use it enough. Would I make one batch of juice and be over it? Would it be too complicated, time-consuming and … [Read more...]

Chocolate Mini Tarts (vegan, gf, raw)

Mini Chocolate Tarts #raw #vegan #glutenfree #gfcommunity #foodphotography  86lemons.com

Hubs gets home from work, walks in the door. I'm in the kitchen, which is a disaster zone and I am very irritated... Hubs:  What's wrong? Me:  Oh I just wasted all this time making this stupid recipe and it tastes like crap. Hubs:  Oh no. What is it? Me:  Mini chocolate tarts. They're raw, you won't like it. Hubs:  It looks really good. Me: … [Read more...]

Blood Test Results + Vegan Food Swap

Vegan Food Swap Package  86lemons.com

Just over a week from now, Hubs and I (along with a group from our church) will be leaving for a mission trip to Dominican Republic. We are very excited about this trip and I can't wait to share photos and details with you when we return. I am going to try my best to write a few pre-scheduled posts before we leave so this blog won't be entirely … [Read more...]

Detox Week 4 + DIY Open Pantry Shelves

Open Pantry Shelves and chalkboard paint   86lemons.com

I made it! Well, almost. When the clock strikes midnight I will have survived a 28-day detox. I even stuck it out right through Thanksgiving. What a wonderful feeling to have no post-feast gut rot or guilt! It's a beautiful thing. I did get frustrated with eating raw at one point (my "mid-detox meltdown"), but I hung in there. I'm finishing out the … [Read more...]

Easy Snack Bites (vegan, gf, raw)

Easy Snack Bites (raw, vegan, gluten-free)  86lemons.com

Whew... well that was a busy week. Hoping to get back on track with more frequent posts this week. We hauled out the Christmas tree and decorations today. The house is looking festive and cozy. I'll share pics soon :) So, I was thinking... while Santa may be jolly, his "husky" physique tells me he's not too healthy. It's time that he trade in … [Read more...]

5-Ingredient Raw Apple Pie (vegan, gf, raw)

5-Ingredient Raw Apple Pie  86lemons.com

Day 21 of my 28-day detox. Still hanging in there. Thank you to so many of you who sent me tips and raw recipes to try in response to my last post (mid-detox meltdown). You guys rock! Tonight is our last detox class with instructor, Margaux Drake. After class, we're having a "rawluck" (a potluck with all raw foods). I'm excited to see what … [Read more...]

Let’s get real.

zucchini noodles with avocado sauce  86lemons.com

So I'm having a bit of a mid-detox meltdown today. I just want real food. I know that's a horrible thing to say because raw food is as REAL as it gets. And I have to say, the raw food demo I attended last night was excellent. We tasted Green Juice, Curried Butternut Squash Soup and Pumpkin Cheesecake - all raw, all delicious. The Pumpkin Cheesecake … [Read more...]