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Herbal Oxymels

Natalia Karoway

Comments 6 Tags drinks, herbalism, oxymels, recipes, sacred food

Herbal Oxymels

With summer on my mind and fresh herbs growing rapidly, I wanted to share one of my favorite warm weather beverages with you. I love creating herbal oxymels (vinegar + honey extractions) and topping them off with sparkling water for a sweet, tart + herbaceous summer mocktail. Adding in some fresh fruit puree makes it even better. Yum! So first, how to make oxymels. If you've ever had the famous (and now controversial) herbal remedy called Fire Cider, you've tasted an oxymel. I love making them both as herbal medicine and herbal pleasure. Some folks make them just as vinegar extractions and then add...


White Hot Cocoa

Natalia Karoway

Comments 4 Tags Blog, drinks, recipes, sacred food, sweets

White Hot Cocoa

Oh YES. This is the ultimate cold weather indulgence. I love chocolate, but I cannot handle too much, nor can I have it too late at night. The solution to my cravings for sweet, hot, holiday beverages? This White Hot Cocoa. White Hot Cocoa serves 2 1 -1/4 cups warm water 1/2 cup raw cashews 2-3 tablespoons maple syrup 2 tablespoons grated cacao butter 1 tablespoon maca powder 1 teaspoon vanilla extract pinch of salt 1-1/2 cups very hot water In a blender, combine the 1-1/4 cups warm water, cashews, maple syrup, cacao butter, maca, vanilla and salt. Blend until...


Maple Caramel Apples

Maple Caramel Apples

Growing up in New England, apple season has always been a yummy time of year. After a few years in Florida, I had been longing for fresh, crisp, local apples like you wouldn't believe. Last fall in Portland was a treat--the apples there are luscious! I wasn't sure what to expect in Santa Cruz, but luckily the apples here rock! The local organic farms have plenty of varieties to choose from including my favorite--McIntosh! Today, Adam and I grabbed something new (the name escapes me) as they were looking too fresh to pass up. Even though they are perfect on...


Chocolate Almond Butter Bites

Chocolate Almond Butter Bites

I should know better! I posted this photo on instagram last week with no plans of sharing the recipe. I just wanted to snap a cute pic of the treat I was bringing to a friend's house. Between facebook and instagram, I couldn't deny the recipe requests! I guess there's no need to hoard recipes, right!?! There's no reason to sit on yummies like this that you could be enjoying right now. To you, my friends! Perhaps you'll get a chance to enjoy them during this long weekend!  Chocolate Almond Butter Bites  fills one 8" square pan For the Chocolate...


Summer Recipes on VegNews.com

Natalia Karoway

Comments 3 Tags barbecue, Blog, kale slaw, raw, recipes, shaman, summer recipes, vegan, vegnews

Summer Recipes on VegNews.com

You know those super hot summer nights when the last thing you want to do at dinner time is turn on the stove? Me too.  ;) I wanted to share two of my newest recipes that were published on VegNews.com today! I created Chipotle Coconut Lettuce Wraps and Kale Slaw with Barbecue Walnut Crumble to keep you nourished with hearty raw dishes during the heat of the summer--no stove required! Hop on over to VegNews.com to find the recipes!