20130331-224231 Oh the wondrous spiralizer! Love this contraption, though it's a bit clunky for many city kitchens, it turns out some pretty great veggie noodles. It works with zucchini, squash, carrots, apples, beets, jicama and most firm fruits or veggies. Adding toppings of choice and tossing the spiralized veg in vegan sauces and dressings makes them almost unidentifiable as anything other than pasta. Here are simple recipes for crazy delicious raw pasta sauce, alfredo sauce and pesto.

Merrrrry Christmas - Grande Jean & LL For all you last minute shoppers out there, the guilt of not knowing what to get a loved one can result in expensive presents. Here are a few big ticket ideas for fantastic, health conscious gifts to kick off new year resolutions and healthier lifestyle changes. Spiralizer Fantastic for making zucchini, squash and cucumber noodles, fun for the kids too -  Spirooli Dehydrator Who doesn't want a dehydrator! The healthiest way to preserve living foods and make some super delicious snacks and sweets - Excalibur Water Filter Clean water is important and surprisingly hard to find, unless you have a water filtration system installed, or add this beautiful baby to your collection of gagets - Big Berkey Blender A high-speed blender changes lives... I'm not kidding. They are pricy, but have a look and decide which suits your needs, both will pulverize kale like a dream - Vitamix or HealthMaster Happy last minute shopping!