Ben Blue, Food Consultant

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Guacamole
01/13/2014
Guacamole

Guacamole

Had no cilantro and it’s not the time for tomatoes… But had some perfect – PERFECT – avocados and half a shallot… So I decided to whip up some magic. Lime juice, olive oil, Himalayan salt, cumin, cayenne and coriander seed. Avocados, shallot. Delicious!

Raw Food Organic Pesto Salad
04/24/2013
Raw Food Organic Pesto Salad

Raw Food Organic Pesto Salad

Local organic baby chard and kale greens. Organic sun dried tomatoes, water, nub of organic ginger, organic baby spinach, juice of two organic lemons, Bragg Organic Sprinkle 24 herb seasoning, fresh organic basil, fresh organic rosemary, fresh organic oregano, Himalayan salt, organic hemp seeds, org

Green Food
04/20/2013
Green Food

Green Food

Three salads. Two salad dressings. Living Foods. (Spring mix organic salad with dressing: includes hemp seeds, olive oil, lemon juice, parsley, avocado, spirulina, curry powder, turmeric… All good stuff) *** (Salad with daikon, carrots and celery. Dressing: Chickpea miso, rice vinegar, salt, black p

Simple Smoothie
04/19/2013
Simple Smoothie

Simple Smoothie

Get your greens, EVERYDAY. Organic banana, organic baby spinach, raw almond butter, Himalayan salt, filtered water.

Raising Raw
04/17/2013

Raising Raw

SiTea Spice, the Enchanted Tea Shop
04/16/2013
SiTea Spice, the Enchanted Tea Shop

SiTea Spice, the Enchanted Tea Shop

If you’re ever in the mood for a sexy place to relax and have tea (by yourself or with a lover!), SiTea Spice in the Takoma area of Washington DC is your place! It’s right by the Takoma metro stop on the red line (so you don’t have worry about parking). At SiTea you’ll find [...]

Pure Energy Cookie-Bars
04/16/2013
Pure Energy Cookie-Bars

Pure Energy Cookie-Bars

Whole Foods Cookie Seriously, this recipe took me 20 minutes, from conception to finish. I thought I’d be making a sort of energy bar… Turned out more like a cookie, or even brownie/blondie! 10 minutes to mix ingredients in food processor and 10 minutes in the oven (in a pie tin sprayed with coconut

Hey! I made vegan samosas :)
04/16/2013
Hey! I made vegan samosas :)

Hey! I made vegan samosas :)

Yes, even the dough. Recipe inspired by Asian potstickers. Feeling kind of lazy to write up whole recipe. But, for reference, here are my recipe notes (ask if you have questions): Grind buckwheat and flax, separately. Hot water and Himalayan salt. Whisk wheat flour into the warm water. Add ground fl

After-work, before going out SMOOTHIE
04/11/2013
After-work, before going out SMOOTHIE

After-work, before going out SMOOTHIE

I think I went a little bit overboard… But, it actually tastes good :) SMOOTHIE: Spinach, cashews, strawberries, banana, flax seeds, spirulina, unsweetened almond milk, dates, Shilajit, shaman shack 4 externals (Ho Sho Wu, Astragalus, Rhodiola, Shilajit), frozen blueberries, coconut oil.

Soothing Salad for Health, Protection and Longevity
04/08/2013
Soothing Salad for Health, Protection and Longevity

Soothing Salad for Health, Protection and Longevity

Romaine, dandelion, red cabbage. Avocado, cayenne pepper, spirulina, Himalayan salt, soy sauce, red wine vinegar, olive oil, vitamin D (in. Raw sesame seeds, edible pansy flower. Quinoa and brown (with vegetable stock, cayenne, Himalayan salt, turmeric, olive oil, rice vinegar): served cold.

Dandelion Greens Salad
04/06/2013
Dandelion Greens Salad

Dandelion Greens Salad

Dandelion greens, salt, pepper, olive oil, rice vinegar. Organic. The greens are bitter.

Herb-Crusted Tofu with Kimchi and Tabbouleh
04/04/2013
Herb-Crusted Tofu with Kimchi and Tabbouleh

Herb-Crusted Tofu with Kimchi and Tabbouleh

I was inspired by tofu that had herbs in it (and no preservatives) that I found at Whole Foods. I cubed it and seared it with vegetable broth, garlic, soy sauce, chives, basil himalayan salt, black pepper and coconut sugar. It tasted a little like teriyaki and the garlic had become crispy and was oh

Vegan Health-Promoting Breakfast
04/04/2013
Vegan Health-Promoting Breakfast

Vegan Health-Promoting Breakfast

Do you remember Peaches & Cream oatmeal with brown sugar?… Well, I’ve updated the recipe – raw vegan style – to be health-promoting! I blended frozen organic peaches with organic almond milk and four Brazil nuts. I mix this “peach cream” into raw organic oat bran (higher in fiber and protein than oa

Tropical Vegetal Kale Smoothie
04/02/2013
Tropical Vegetal Kale Smoothie

Tropical Vegetal Kale Smoothie

This one has some substance and real consistency: Dino kale, almond milk, hemp protein, cinnamon, cardamom, frozen mango, hemp seeds, coconut oil, coconut sugar.

Organic Salad (with Kale, Avocado and Bean Sprouts)
04/02/2013
Organic Salad (with Kale, Avocado and Bean Sprouts)

Organic Salad (with Kale, Avocado and Bean Sprouts)

Lovely organic kale salad. Nice dressing with grapefruit juice (hand pressed, fresh)… This salad is a little on the sweet side. Great to serve alongside something a little salty (savory). ** Avocado, Dino kale, blackberry vinegar, black pepper, Himalayan salt, grapefruit juice, blanched mung bean sp

Feastly is awesome!! Sign up: http://eatfeastly.com/p/1443/(Connecting passionate cooks with adventurous eaters to offer...
04/01/2013
Feastly

Feastly is awesome!! Sign up: http://eatfeastly.com/p/1443/

(Connecting passionate cooks with adventurous eaters to offer homemade meals prepared & served in a cook's home.)

Awesome Green Smoothie
04/01/2013
Awesome Green Smoothie

Awesome Green Smoothie

Lots of fiber, lots of spinach, lots of kale. Awesome. Spinach, kale, water, lime juice, spirulina, flax seeds, an apple, frozen strawberries. Organic. Vegan. Raw.

Broccoli and Kale Sauté
04/01/2013
Broccoli and Kale Sauté

Broccoli and Kale Sauté

Basics: Broccoli and kale. Vegetable stock. Nutritional yeast. Himalayan salt. Tamari. Toasted and untoasted sesame oil. Garlic. Chickpea miso. Red pepper flakes. Black pepper. Mung bean sprouts. Lime juice. (Maybe other similar stuff, I don’t really remember.)

Going Out Smoothie
03/31/2013
Going Out Smoothie

Going Out Smoothie

For energy at night. Antioxidants and raw cacao for energy. Deep purple, midnight smoothie. Ruby red, pure Love. Banana, raw cacao, blueberries, unsweetened vanilla almond milk.

Sweet & Spicy (green smoothie)
03/30/2013
Sweet & Spicy (green smoothie)

Sweet & Spicy (green smoothie)

Smoothie: Cardamom, coconut sugar, ginger, frozen mango, coconut oil, unsweetened vanilla almond milk. Dates, banana, baby spinach. Dino and curly Kale. *** TASTES: Silky smooth Drink you greens. Comforting, high in antioxidants, live-source greens = chlorophyll. Mango, vanilla almond milk, coconut,

Tofu Burrito
03/29/2013
Tofu Burrito

Tofu Burrito

Amazing Tofu Burrito! Celery, broccolini, and tofu are the main ingredients here. I used a Ezekiel sprouted grain wrap for these. The tofu filling has vegetable stock, tamari, cayenne, turmeric, Himalayan salt, lemon juice, ginger, garlic, curry, ground coriander seed, sesame oil, coconut oil, chick

Breakfast! The Wake Up Experience
03/28/2013
Breakfast! The Wake Up Experience

Breakfast! The Wake Up Experience

*80% dark chocolate from NibMor. *Berries with flax smoothie: Organic frozen blueberries, strawberries, blackberries, with flax seeds and unsweetened almond milk. (For anyone who wants more sugar, add a banana) *Yerba mate (organic/Fairtrade, Eco Teas)

Collard Green Wraps
03/27/2013
Collard Green Wraps

Collard Green Wraps

This is the dinner I threw together last night when I got home from work. I took under 30 minutes. I made quinoa, kale and tempeh with sundried tomatoes (simmered) in vegetable stock. I seasoned with basics like Himalayan salt, turmeric, ginger, cayenne pepper. I also made a raw (living foods) vegan

Drink your greens
03/25/2013
Drink your greens

Drink your greens

Kale, lemon, ginger, spirulina, chia seeds, filtered water.

Dinner
03/25/2013
Dinner

Dinner

Salad (lime juice, curry, salt, red onion, toasted sesame oil, olive oil, mixed green, baby spinach, baby kale, dill, black pepper, edible flowers, and kale microgreens) Broccolini (broccolini, vegetable stock, chickpea miso, blended with cashews, black pepper, mint)

Morning Green Drink
03/23/2013
Morning Green Drink

Morning Green Drink

Blend kale, collard greens, a whole (peeled) lemon, spirulina, and filtered water in a high speed blender.

Last Night’s Dinner
03/21/2013
Last Night’s Dinner

Last Night’s Dinner

Sprouted rice. Olive oil . Spices . Pink salt. Sunflower greens. Soy sauce. Red wine vinegar. Chickpea miso.

The Grapefruit-Kale Smoothie
03/20/2013
The Grapefruit-Kale Smoothie

The Grapefruit-Kale Smoothie

Three grapefruits, one clove, six leaves of kale. I actually like this one… It tastes pretty good.

Kookie Karma – Holistic Choco Lot
03/20/2013
Kookie Karma – Holistic Choco Lot

Kookie Karma – Holistic Choco Lot

I ate a cookie today from Kookie Karma (which, sadly, I read, will be no more…). I am grateful to have experienced it, before it will be gone. Here is my cookie review: This cookie is amazing. Best vegan cookie to date. It is soft and luscious. There are little chocolate chips or chunks. I [...]

Delicious Health-Conscious Vegan Snacks
03/20/2013
Delicious Health-Conscious Vegan Snacks

Delicious Health-Conscious Vegan Snacks

*** Omega-3 fatty acid-rich, health promoting, savory snack: Flax seed (crackers) by: Mauk Family Farms Garlic & Parsley Raw Flax Seed Crisps Ingredients: Brown flax seed, garlic, parsley, lemon peel powder, sea salt, water. http://www.maukfamilyfarms.com *** Raw Energy Bar: Super-Nutrient packed, a

Seriously, I’m loving my cup of Guayusa right now…
03/19/2013
Seriously, I’m loving my cup of Guayusa right now…

Seriously, I’m loving my cup of Guayusa right now…

Have you tried it? It’s been known about in the Amazon for thousands of years. Quote from Wikipedia: In addition to caffeine, guayusa also contains theobromine, a stimulant commonly found in chocolate, and L-theanine, a glutamic acid analog found in green tea that has been shown to reduce physical a

Organic Dark Green Detox Smoothie
03/19/2013
Organic Dark Green Detox Smoothie

Organic Dark Green Detox Smoothie

Dark green chlorophyll-rich, fully alive lifeforce-dense, high antioxidant absorption potential, detox, anti-inflammatory – delicious – pure vibrancy awesome green smoothie. Mixed berries, half a banana, spirulina, chard, two kinds of kale, filtered water.

Wholesome Vegan Lunch Plate
03/17/2013
Wholesome Vegan Lunch Plate

Wholesome Vegan Lunch Plate

Raw organic kale salad with lemon juice (organic) and olive oil (organic). Hummus. Spinach and leeks in almond milk and (red pepper, garlic) miso sauce. Oven roasted sweet potatoes (with yellow curry powder, cayenne, garam masala, turmeric, Himalayan salt). Gluten-free, soy-free (the miso is made fr

Vegan Cookies (oatmeal raisin chocolate chip)
03/15/2013
Vegan Cookies (oatmeal raisin chocolate chip)

Vegan Cookies (oatmeal raisin chocolate chip)

100% organic, vegan whole food chocolate chip raisin oatmeal cookies. * Make flour from Buckwheat groats, rolled oats, cinnamon, nutmeg, Himalayan salt, dates, 70% cacao (stone ground) dark chocolate, maple sugar. (For lower glycemic use cocoa nibs and a little xylitol) Save 20% of flour. Blend the

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