Another recipe for Basi, she's had lots going on this week so I'm happy to be sending a little extra blog love her way. To finish the red sauce vs white sauce discussion from Monday I'm sharing another of Elaina Love's delicious recipes, this one for Alfredo Sauce. Alfredo Sauce aka White Sauce 2 cups macadamia nuts, soaked 2 hours or more 1 cup water, as needed for creamy texture 1 tbsp nutritional yeast 1 tbsp organic light miso, to taste dash nutmeg 1/4 tsp white pepper 1 tbsp onion powder, to taste 1 tsp garlic powder Himalayan pink salt Blend all ingredients until creamy smooth. Add to delicious veg noodles or kelp noodles and generously top with extra veggies like red pepper or sliced portobello mushroom. Big thanks to Pure Joy Academy and Elaina Love for another simple delicious recipe, what a wonderful teacher, chef and friend. xo

Photo Cred Cat Special request for my Basi, she's been smoothie'ing and loving it and now she wants to try a healthy pasta sauce her hubby will eat... apparently he likes red sauce and she likes white. I tried to throw a green her way (see pesto) but have yet to hear back on that "compromise". Here is a quick, delicious, good for you marinara sauce, thanks to Elaina Love for allowing me to share: Marinara Sauce aka Red Sauce 2 cups sun-dried tomatoes, cover with water for 2 hours 2 cloves garlic, minced 2 tbsp red onion, chopped 6 basil leaves 1-1/4 cup tomatoes OR red/yellow peppers, chopped 1 tsp Himalayan pink salt 1/8 tsp dried oregano Blend all ingredients, including soaking water from sun-dried tomatoes in blender or food processor. Use as pasta sauce for zucchini, squash noodles, kelp noodles or all three! Feel free to add black olives and mushrooms to the mix. This is a great, no cook meal with lots of versatility.

I took a trip down to Sedona this weekend, what a place! By far one of the most beautiful locations I've been. Elaina Love, our wonderful tour guide, started at Chapel of the Holy Cross which is a surreal church built into the Sedona mountain side, she then lead us on a hike up Cathedral Rock, followed by a high vibrational lunch at The Chocolate Tree which included the most amazing raw chocolate made by Jeffery Botticelli with 100 year old tea leaves ... we were wired afterward as they were unlike any chocolate I've had before. We stopped at a gem shop then off for a quick walk to check out a vortex and finally made our way to Harding Spring to bottle our own water, it was clean, crystal clear and delicious. What was most amazing (other than all that awesome stuff mentioned above) was how the surroundings totally changed over a two hour ride from Scottsdale. From scorching heat and cactus to giant red rock buttes with lush green forest to white mountains, pine trees and chilly temperatures by the spring. It really was fantastic. By the time I got back to the house I was on sensory overload and needed a long walk under the full harvest moon to relax. I highly recommend spending time in Sedona if you have the chance, it's very special. I've included lots of links above, click on all the purple words for more pictures and info!

I love my docs. While in Tucson, AZ this weekend I went to a screening of May I Be Frank at The Loft which is a fantastic, nonprofit, local theater that serves organic popcorn with organic veggie oil. Can you believe that! The event was organized by Shop Organic, they had a bunch of raw food vendors set up, and the screening was followed by a question and answer period with Frank Ferrante himself. It's a moving yet entertaining film. I highly recommend checking it out if you're unsure of the cause of your poor state of mind, excess weight, health issues and/or general malaise. Or if you're up for an inspiring, feel good story, with a highly likeable and charismatic main character. Plus knowledge fuels change... you know you want it. Click here for doc's website.

I'm very excited to be enroute to Scottsdale, Arizona right now! I'm heading down to work with Elaina Love while she facilities her phenomenal 3 week raw chef certification, followed by a 1 week juice fast and liver flush. I was lucky enough to attend Pure Joy Academy in Bali, Indonesia in April of this year, it was one of the greatest experiences. It changed everything and I've since chosen to remain on a high raw diet, which has been pretty easy since Elaina teaches close to 300 recipes over the three weeks, and her partner Chris Whitcoe covers a ton of information regarding nutrition and the science behind diet and food. I'll update the goods from AZ with loads of great information to share. I will be hosting Elaina October 16 and 17 in Toronto. She will be teaching a raw Mexican and Desserts class. You haven't had good food, until you've had Elaina Love's food! More information to come, email me if you're interested in attending... info (at)