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Recipes: Raw Vegan Chocolate-Glazed Donuts

After the most blissful week of camping in Joshua Tree for Spirit Weaver’s Gathering, I drove back to the coast to quench my dry desert thirst with a few days of LA meandering, filled with juice bar explorations, farmer’s market wanderings and beachside picnics. I finally got the chance to check out my dream of a juice bar, Moon Juice, when I was in LA …

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Recipes: Carrot, Cinnamon & Cacao Smoothie

Easter may be over, but I have a smoothie recipe that will brighten up even the rainiest of April days! With the warmer weather here, I’m finally craving morning smoothies and enjoying big raw salads for lunch again – oh how I missed this! My local CSA is back up and running in full swing, and I’ve been getting the most incredible weekly boxes of fresh produce.  With …

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Recipes: Raw Raspberry Chocolate Torte

Valentine’s Day, a time where we focus on love and our immediate relationships. How often do we get caught up in feeling unloved, in disliking ourselves for who we truly are because we get lost in expectations of what we hope others should feel for us? What if this year we ditched those expectations. What if we focused our energy towards loving ourselves fully, loving others unconditionally, and becoming …

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Recipes: Raw Chocolate Holiday Truffles

I woke up this morning to time frozen still.  A thick layer of ice caressed the trees and blanketed the grass, and even though the sun had risen the world still seemed to sleep. Winter was here.  On its eve, solstice had ushered in its wintry beauty and a deep sense of calm over the city.  This is what I love most about the holidays. That comforting sense of hibernation, …

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Recipes: Raw White Chocolate Persimmon & Pistachio Cake

As of 7:48am today, I am officially a quarter of a century old wise.  This occasion called for something special, something new, something topped with big gold sparklers to ring in the new natal year for me!  Something along the lines of a decadent raw vegan white chocolate cake with a salted pistachio crust and layering of two kinds of juicy, ripe persimmons. A cake so perfectly lovely, it’s …

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Recipes: Thanksgiving Guide 2013

Thanksgiving is one of my favorite holidays, as it’s a time to gather with friends and feast around the table with gratitude.  This year, I thought it would be fun to share with you some of my go-to veggie-based recipes. While we don’t do the whole turkey and gravy thing, we do still manage to walk away from our feast feeling completely full and satisfied.  Most …

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Recipes: Fall Harvest Cake with Maple Macadamia Frosting

Last month I had the opportunity to work with the uber-talented team at  Choate House to film and capture the Vidya manifesto, the experience behind what I do and hope to inspire in my work. And I absolutely cannot wait to share the end product with everyone!

The shoot itself turned out to be complete and utter magic, a gathering of some of my favorite friends and inspiring creatives coming …

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Recipe: Raw Mexican Spiced Hot Chocolate

Día de los Muertos. I’ve always preferred this celebration over modern halloween because it’s all about honoring our ancestors and the sacred cycles of life and death. It reminds us to love this one life we have because everything is impermanent. Oh and there’s also that magical element that celebrates good food, drink and general feasting with family and friends. I can get down with that.

To celebrate, each year I start my day with this …

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Recipes: Cashew-Free Raw Vegan German Chocolate Cake

At 11pm on Tuesday night, I crawled into bed with a handful of cookbooks and asked my boyfriend, “If you could have any one dessert for your birthday what would it be?”

We flipped through the cookbooks of NYC’s beloved vegan bakery Babycakes and found some close winners. But Matthew Kenney & Meredith Baird’s Everyday Raw Desserts took the cake, literally.  Our eyes settled on their recipe …

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