Healthy Hot Rawlicious Cocoa

Prep Time: 5 minutes Yield: 4 services Ingredients: 1 Cup Water 5 teaspoons Raw Cacao Powder Vanilla Stevia to Taste 3 Cups Almond, Coconut or (Raw) milk Essential Oil Suggestions: Peppermint, Cinnamon, Wild Orange, or Lavender. Directions: Heat water to no more than 110 degrees to preserve the integrity of the enzymes in the raw…

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Healing Our Inner & Outer World with Whole Foods

Our inner world is a reflection of our outer world in many ways. Each of our bodies is a microcosm of events so profoundly powerful that one simple imbalance of internal power can throw our entire processing system into turmoil. Yet we view ourselves without power to create changes within that can balance us in ways that will allow us to come from a place of clarity, purpose and love.

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Let’s Talk Transdermal Delivery!

We discussed in past blog posts that the essential oils we use in Agape Beauty Skincare Products are the most pure essential oils on the market.  We want to talk about what this means from both a holistic and therapeutic perspective.  To give you a layman’s explanation of how and why essential oils produce beneficial effects,…

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Easy Beans and Greens

Prep time: 10 minutes Cooking time: 10 minutes Yield: 2-3 servings Ingredients: 1 can black beans (or pinto, red, kidney) 1 bunch collard greens (or kale, spinach) your favorite toppings, such as salsa, avocado or guacamole and sour cream. Directions: In a medium saucepan, heat drained beans. Add your favorite seasonings, if desired. Fill a…

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Sweet Potatoes with Lime & Cilantro

This recipe is an eye-opener for those who find sweet potatoes cloyingly sweet or those who are tired of eating them smothered in marshmallows and brown sugar. Japanese sweet potatoes, with their pale flesh and delicate flavor, are a treat if you can find them. Prep time: 10 minutes Cooking time: 30-40 minutes Yield: 4…

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Avocado Dip

Prep Time: 3 minutes Yield: 1 cup Ingredients: 1 large peeled and pitted avocado 2/3 cup plain yogurt, goat yogurt or soy yogurt 1 diced tomato dash or two of cayenne pepper sea salt and black pepper Directions: Mash avocado with a fork until very smooth. Add yogurt, tomato, cayenne. Blend until smooth. This may…

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Quinoa Stuffed Pumpkin

Prep Time: 35 minutes Cooking Time: 15 minutes Yields: 4 servings Ingredients: 4 small pumpkin (approximately the size of a softball) 1 cup quinoa, rinsed and drained 1 1/4 cup water 1/2 tsp unrefined sea salt 1 shallot, minced 1 tbsp olive oil1 orange 1/4 cup raisins or other dried fruit 1/4 cup chopped toasted…

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Cauliflower Couscous

Prep Time: 15 minutes Cooking Time: 30 minutes Yields: 8 servings Ingredients: 2 heads of cauliflower, cut into florets 1 pomegranate, seeds removed 1 small bunch parsley 4 ounces feta, chopped 4 ounces pine nuts, toasted 1/4 cup capers 1 lemon, juiced and zested 2 tablespoons mint, chopped 2 tablespoons Dijon 1/4- 1/2 cup olive…

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Slow Cooker Sweet Potatoes

Prep Time: 10 minutes Yields: 8 servings Ingredients: 6 medium (2 pounds) sweet potatoes or yams, peeled and cut into 1/2-inch cubes 1 1/2 cups organic applesauce 1/3 cup maple syrup 2 tablespoons coconut oil 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon 1/2 cup chopped walnuts, toasted Directions: Place sweet potatoes in 2 to 3 1/2-quart slow cooker….

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Raw Pecan Pie

Prep Time: 10 minutes Yields: 4 servings Ingredients: Crust 4 cups raw almonds, finely ground in a food processor 2/3 cup agave nectar Filling 2/3 cup coconut water 1/2 cup pecans 1 cup raisins Directions: To make the crust, in a mixing bowl, combine the ground almonds and agave nectar, and mix well. Press the…

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