Raw Vegan Red Velvet Inspired Cake !

this cake was absolutely amazing !! after i made my Raw Banana Cream Pie i had my sister taste test it, which sparked an interest in her & she decided to get to work in the kitchen & one-up me. & i hate to admit total defeat, she totally takes the cake-literally, for her yummy Raw Vegan Red Velvet Inspired Cake !

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isn’t it seriously so amazingly adorable ?! ahhh !

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ellie really outdid herself on this one ; )

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i snapped this pic before devouring my slice ! notice my vday inspired polish- had to.

the best part of this cake ?! THE INGREDIENTS ! the number one ingredient used to make this cake is- beets ! yes, beets ?! while i personally don’t love the taste of them- i couldn’t even taste them !

ill have the recipe up tomorrow ! still waiting on my sis to send me an email – i just had to give a sneak peek !

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my & my sister, Ellie, this weekend at the Eden Roc- taking a breather during the miami beach boat show

In The Kitchen With: 

Name: Ellie Reid Smith

Location: Boca Raton

Interests: spending time with friends and family, sailing, anything
on ABC (scandal, revenge, & greys—need I say more?!) knitting the
occasional scarf & using Google as my trusted sous chef.

Typical fitness regimen: playing college soccer, newly retired I now
utilize youtube.com and follow workout videos that I can do in my room
no equipment/props necessary, I recommend the Victoria’s Secret Sport
Series ! Or I head to the rec center for light cardio & free weights.

Typical AM ritual: plain oatmeal with water & scoop of chia seeds !
(**bonus ! heat the water first then add the oatmeal, add more water if
necessary—I prefer a soupy consistency because it fills me up ! )

Cooking Method: I try to follow recipes but I often improvise with
whatever ingredients I have on hand… my roommates call my recipe
concoctions “experiments” & say they can always tell when I’m cooking
because they can smell it down the hall on the way back from class !

Example of an “experiment”: I wanted to make something for
Valentine’s day for my roommates that was healthy and delicious ! Thus I
enlisted in Google to provide me with a recipe that fit the bill.

I used the two following recipes and of course put my own little spin on
them !

http://katconrad.blogspot.com/2012/02/raw-red-velvet-cake.html

http://www.betterraw.com/2012/02/raw-food-red-velvet-cake-and-
caramel.html

Start of the Week.

eating healthy is always so much easier for me when i get on a roll- the weekends are usually a tough time for me– i find Monday’s to be the perfect day to get back on track & set the tone for the rest of the week !

i went to jugofresh for a delicious breakfast of raw oatmeal ! im going to try to recreate this at home & ill post it soon! <ingredients via menu: oats, cashew milk, agave, vanilla, grey sea salt>

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then my friend, Nicole & I finished up with Raw Power shakes! if you want to try to make this at home: almond milk, banana, brazil nuts, dates, hemp protein, maca, cacao, cinnamon, agave <really seems like a twist of my Maca Milkshare– & that recipe is HERE >

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i kept the healthy vibe going with a turkey burger wrap + brown rice, from one of my fav spots, Juice & Java

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i saw this picture on well+good. betsey johnson debuts yoga inspired clothing- interesting? champange bottles as dumbbells?- amazing.  check out the full article: HERE

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hope you’re week’s off to a great start !

Holiday FULLY RAW PUMPKIN PIE !!

yes i know its december. yes i know its weird that we made a pumpkin pie today… however, when you’re in an organic buying club or a co-op you basically have no choice but to get creative with whats local, in season, & whats in the share they choose to give you ! its basically a mystery every week !

i had 2 sugar pie pumpkins in my share & they obviously didn’t mix well with my holiday decorations ! so we made FULLY RAW PUMPKIN PIE !!

i had the help of my sister, Ellie, today ! that’s her in the picture below ! we had soo much fun !!

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she chopped the pumpkins & i pitted the dates ! we were watching Kristina from FullyRawOrganic.com ! we used her recipe to make this– & you can get all the details : HERE

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2 simple ingredients :: dates + pecan’s = the world’s best raw crust !!

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last step ! chill the pie in your freezer for 2-3 hours … & ENJOY 🙂

… its seriously the BEST pie ever !! i think im going to make a couple more to give to family !

happy holidays to all ! ❤