Raw Food

Pack It: 5 Raw Food Recipes To Eat All Week

The Huffington Post Canada | Posted 02.14.2014 | Canada Living

WHAT WE'RE COOKING THIS WEEK: Raw food You may have heard of the raw food diet, but if you haven't investigated it, you might not know the meanin...

Celebrate the Holidays With Delicious Raw Carrot Cupcakes

Meghan Pearson | Posted 01.31.2014 | Canada Living
Meghan Pearson

And what better way to celebrate any occasion, than with a decadent raw food dessert like Hacienda's own Raw Carrot Cupcakes? The below recipe and many others are featured daily in our raw restaurant, and will also be available in the soon to be published Hacienda Del Sol Cookbook! What are you waiting for? Make these cakes.

A Canadian Living in Costa Rica

Meghan Pearson | Posted 01.23.2014 | Canada Living
Meghan Pearson

I am experiencing a glorious welcome as I settle into my new home in Costa Rica, here at Hacienda Del Sol. It is hard to believe that it has been almost a month since I left Canada, as it was in early October I caught my flight from Toronto to Panama City.

RECIPE: A Raw Soup and Wine Pairing Fit for Summer

Meghan Pearson | Posted 09.11.2013 | Canada Living
Meghan Pearson

A lot of people assume that healthy eating and wine consumption are mutually exclusive. But that's not the case as far as I am concerned. I have long enjoyed a good glass of vino with dinner. I wanted to offer up this sleek, simple, and sommelier-approved soup recipe, that pairs sublimely with a cool Chardonnay.

My SuperFresh Life: Juicing a Green Smoothie

Ruth Tal | Posted 08.02.2013 | Canada Living
Ruth Tal

I discovered my "fountain of youth" in juicing. With juice bars popping up all over the place it might be tempting to think that juicing is a new trend. But it's really just the latest manifestation of a centuries-old practice. Here's how to make a fruity green smoothie.

This Vegan Macaroon Recipe Will Taste Even Better in Costa Rica

Meghan Pearson | Posted 06.18.2013 | Canada Living
Meghan Pearson

Yes, this week marks my official transition from unfulfilled television director with loads of emotional baggage, into full time yogi & raw food retreat facilitator carrying her life in her baggage....as I settle into my new home in Costa Rica. I am going to celebrate this feeling by making a batch of each of the following; two of my absolute fave raw vegan snacks.

5 Recipes To Reboot Your Body For Spring

Meghan Pearson | Posted 06.05.2013 | Canada Living
Meghan Pearson

Spring is the ultimate re-boot season. Now is the time to take stock, check in with our bodies, minds, and spirits and begin to set out on a new trajectory. So today I want to offer up a selection of my fave spring inspired recipes from the past year. Here, my top 5 for a fab, fresh, food fill NOW.

Get to Know An Olive Oil Producer

Erin Maynes | Posted 01.20.2013 | Canada Living
Erin Maynes

Is your extra-virgin olive oil really what you think it is? How can you get a quality product that you trust? Get to know an olive oil producer, like Theo Rallis from Windsor, Ontario. Theo's extra-virgin olive oil is made by cold-pressing organic Korneiki olives that are grown on family-owned groves in a small Greek village.

What Super Tasty Superfoods Can Do for You

Marni Wasserman | Posted 12.26.2012 | Canada Living
Marni Wasserman

Superfoods are a category of foods found in nature; they are superior sources of essential, super-power nutrients -- nutrients we can't make ourselves. They are the most powerful foods on the planet, and are powerhouses for the transformation to a slender, healthier you. If you are what you eat, why not be super?

Get to Know a Raw Food Chef

Erin Maynes | Posted 12.24.2012 | Canada Living
Erin Maynes

Afke Zonderland is the enthusiastic chef behind Foods Alive. She has a passion for gourmet vegetarian food and lives an abundant and healthy lifestyle in Okanagan, British Columbia. When she's not busy in the kitchen, you can find her biking the Rocky Mountain trails in the summer or skiing the same snow-covered trails in the winter. Foods Alive products are hand-made in a second kitchen in Afke's home on a small acreage in the North Okanagan.

These No-Meat Balls Are Packed with Protein

Meghan Pearson | Posted 12.09.2012 | Canada Living
Meghan Pearson

While visiting my family, I created a fresh green pasta bowl, topped with some comfort-food-style "no-meat-balls" for added protein. I have been meaning to come up with a raw and vegan substitute for ground meat, and this was the perfect time to get to work on it, as there are often not a lot of protein choices available for me when I am not cooking in my own kitchen. What I came up with that evening, was a rustic Italian inspired dish that I know I will be making again and again.

A Sneaky Eat-Your-Greens Pesto Zucchini Pasta Bowl

Meghan Pearson | Posted 11.29.2012 | Canada Living
Meghan Pearson

Nowadays, I avoid gluten, most processed foods, and like to include as much green food as possible at every meal. One of my fave ways to use zucchini is to make it a noodle! The beauty of this veg's bounty is that you can enjoy it well into fall -- local zuchs will be available right through October, so you can enjoy this pesto zucchini pasta bowl all autumn.

You Won't Bee-lieve What Honey Can do For You!

Erin Maynes | Posted 11.13.2012 | Canada Living
Erin Maynes

For a true burst of flavour, pick up a jar of local raw honey gathered from local bee hives. Because bees don't travel very far from the hive, the honey tastes like everything that blooms in the area, rather than a single distinctive note. Raw honey is fresh from the comb. It's not heated excessively and therefore is brimming with nutrients and enzymes. It's these enzymes which make raw honey so digestible to humans. Here are some more benefits of honey.

The Raw Food Treat Packed with Energy

Meghan Pearson | Posted 11.11.2013 | Canada Living
Meghan Pearson

I get up long before the crack of dawn for my full time gig working as studio floor manager with Global TV's The Morning Show. With my bizarre schedule and twisted body clock, I know that I need reliable sources of fuel to get me going before we go "live" at 6 a.m. I have found that a cold, tall glass of "green juice" and a few nutrient dense snacks do just the trick. Here's a recipe for my energizing Raw Lemon Bars.

Let's Get Raw: Easy Raw Food Recipes To Get Started

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 04.14.2012 | Canada Living

For those interested in trying raw foods at home or those who are already practitioners and seeking new menu ideas, here are three recipes to try. The...

The Raw And The Cooked: Which Gives You More Energy?

CBC | Posted 01.11.2012 | Canada Living

Cooking food boosts the amount of energy your body can get from it — and hence the weight you gain by eating it. That appli...