April in the Raw-Recap of Week Two.

April 14, 2011

April in the Raw-Recap of Week Two.

I absolutely love everything that happened through week 2 of April in the Raw. It provided invaluable practical inspiration! You will enjoy these..

But first take a quick peek of the 1st week of recipes if you have not already done so.

Week 2- Here we Go:

Friday, April 8th; Raw Nacho Cheese Sauce from Lexie’s Kitchen

Saturday, April 9th; Almond Mocha Chia Pudding from City|Life|Eats

Sunday April 10th; Super Seed Crackers with Spready Cheese from The Mommy Bowl

Monday, April 11th; Layered Rainbow Salad from Affairs of Living

Tuesday, April 12th; TRAWPICAL Oat Breakfast from Gluten Free Cat

Wednesday, April 13th; Honey Lavender & Kiwi Strawberry Un-cheesecakes from Book of Yum

Thursday, April 14th; How to make Gravadlax from the G-Free Mom

Be sure to head over to Gluten Free Easily for today's Post!

and follow along this week ..

Saturday, April 16th; Maggie @ She Let Them Eat Cake
Sunday, April 17th; Gigi @ Gluten Free Gigi
Monday, April 18th; Heidi @ Adventures of a Gluten Free Mom
Tuesday, April 19th; Kim @ Cook it Allergy Free
Wednesday, April 20th; Tia @ Glugle Gluten Free
Thursday, April 21st; Aubrey @ Living Free

For the rest of the schedule click here.

Come back next Friday for a Recap of week 3!



Brittany Angell

Gluten Free Bacon and Sage Popovers (Gluten/Dairy/Soy/Corn Free)

April 12, 2011 / 11 Comments

Gluten Free Bacon and Sage Popovers

These might be one of my favorite created recipes to date. They were outstanding. The Bacon and Sage flavor took these popovers over the top. I must warn you- they are addicting. It will be extremely hard to just have one. The fact that they are light only encourages one to eat.. the entire pan. (yes- I did this.. I felt some guilt- but it just kind of happened- I did manage to reserve one for my husband to taste test) He was equally impressed with their flavor. Needless to say these will be a regular thing in our house from here on out.

I created this recipe with Brunch in mind- however they would work excellent served alongside just about any lunch or dinner. Use these in place of dinner rolls or serve them alone with a fun beverage. In the future I plan to serve them alongside red meat, roasted vegetables and a glass of wine.

Popovers are simple to make as long as you follow a few cardinal rules:

ALWAYS preheat your oiled popover pan or muffin tray.

Use a blender to make the batter.

Do not open the oven during the cooking time as this could cause your popovers to fall.

Serve the Popovers HOT fresh out of the oven!

Gluten Free Bacon and Sage Popovers

Gluten Free Bacon and Sage Popovers

Spring Minestrone

Spring Minestrone

April 10, 2011 / 2 Comments

Check out this Spring Minestrone recipe! This Spring Minestrone soup is easy and versatile. The ingredients I included are just what I happened to have in my pantry. It turned out wonderful. The sunchokes add a distinct flavor- potatoes could be also be used if you are unable to find sunchokes. The next time I… Read More ›


April in the Raw; Recap of Week One.

April 8, 2011 / 7 Comments

What a WONDERFUL event this has been so far. I knew that this group of bloggers would be sure to Impress- But Impress to this level? I have been completely blown away. Each day as I excitedly headed over to the designated site my heart skipped a beat or two when I saw what these… Read More ›


Gluten Free Deep Dish Chicago Style Pizza Crust (Vegan)

April 5, 2011 / 30 Comments

Gluten Free Deep Dish Chicago Style Pizza I debated over posting this recipe now or waiting until after April in the Raw – decided I couldn’t hold off :) BUT Quickly I do want to mention the wonderful things happening right now in this event! Yesterday- Christine @ Without Adornment Shared an Incredible recipe for… Read More ›


Seasonal Sunday (04-03-11)

April 3, 2011 / 10 Comments

Happy Seasonal Sunday!! Sorry to Anyone that tried to come link up last Sunday- I was hacked and shutdown for several days. So Its spring. Its really spring- its getting a little warmer here in Rochester Ny. The last several mornings I was awoken by a piercing bright light in my eyes coming through our… Read More ›


RAWsome Garden Burgers with all the fixings from Robyn Boyd

April 2, 2011 / 9 Comments

 RAWsome Garden Burgers

Today I am SO honored and pleased to be sharing Several recipes from the Author of “RaweSome Recipes” Robyn Boyd. It has been a pleasure connecting with Robyn. She has a great Story – She took her health issues into her own hands and that is always a beautiful and inspiring thing. I love this quote by Robyn:
“My slogan is: “Don’t make food your religion, make it your wisdom”. What I have been shown, is that the choices we make in our food selections can absolutely have a direct impact on our bodies, minds and overall well being. But more importantly I was shown, in my long recovery process, that it is the renewing of our minds that truly sets us free. We can eat the purest, most wholesome, immune building foods yet if our minds are filled with negative, fearful, bitter thoughts, we can cause much internal damage. We are not any more spiritual or closer to God because of what we eat. However, making wise, informed food choices can clearly impact our energy, clarity of mind, and immune systems. “
So without further Ado- Meet my Brilliant New Friend Robyn Boyd:
Ok… I know we are barely pulling out of winter into spring but hey I’ve got tomatoes and coconuts on the brain.
Two weeks ago I taught a workshop on “dehydrator delights” and I made some garden burgers. I must have been on a roll because I was playing in the kitchen trying to come up with condiments for the burgers and was absolutely jazzed with what seemed to effortlessly come through my recipe dream mind! I now am the proud creator of a mayonaise that is dairy, soy, egg and oil free (aside from the oil in the mac nuts)! Could not be happier with this mayo. As if I wasn’t happy enough that day, I also stumbled on an idea for a bar-b-q ketchup. Still hungering for warmer days and the foods we love to eat in the backyard, the bar-b-q smokey flavors were wafting through my thoughts. I’m loving these two condiments and it is funny how they can make such a difference to many raw food creations. I wanted to offer you something today that you could use in many contexts. Raw mayo and ketchup… what a concept!

I taught another workshop this past Sunday called “Going Coconuts“. We made a five course meal using young Thai coconuts. I couldn’t resist sharing this one with you as well, just because it is easy, fun and such a hit!
Eat well and be well!
Robyn Boyd


Decadent 16 Layer Cacao & Peanut Butter Raw Cake

April 1, 2011 / 34 Comments

 Decadent 16 Layer Cacao & Peanut Butter Raw Cake If you follow my site- or check in now and again you may have picked up on the love that I have for cake. So what better way to kick off the event? A cake so decadent- yet Healthy? Oh yes. A cake completley void of… Read More ›

Gluten Free Chocolate-Espresso Angel Food Cake (A Complete Tutorial)

Gluten Free Chocolate-Espresso Angel Food Cake (A Complete Tutorial)

March 30, 2011 / 6 Comments

Gluten Free Chocolate-Espresso Angel Food Cake Ahh Angel Food Cake- one of life’s greatest pleasures. A dessert fluffy and totally fat free. And for the Allergy Free Community this Cake further is a gift as it naturally contains no Milk Product- and what else.. Angel Food Cake is one of the rare recipes that actually… Read More ›


Seasonal Sunday turned Tuesday ( I’m Back!! )

March 27, 2011 / 13 Comments

I’m BACK!!! I’m so happy I could cry! For those of you that did not hear via Twitter and Facebook- last Saturday I was hacked- A BIG BIG thank you goes out to my friend Jason Berardi for saving Real Sustenance. After that mess and experiencing the fear and anxiety that all my hard work… Read More ›

Gluten and Allergy Free Expo; Chicago, IL

Gluten and Allergy Free Expo; Chicago, IL

March 25, 2011 / 1 Comment

April 29th-May 1st, 2011 Will you be attending? This Expo is paradise for anyone suffering from Food Allergies. Everything there will be gluten free- with many foods and samples also catering to other food Allergies. Picture Over 70 vendors sampling and selling their products. On Saturday and Sunday, there will be a kids craft area… Read More ›

Thai Beef & Broccoli Slaw Spring Rolls

Thai Beef & Broccoli Slaw Spring Rolls


Thai Beef & Broccoli Slaw Spring Rolls Easy. Easy.Easy. That’s the best way to describe this recipe. And Delish. I discovered just how wonderful and useful a bag of broccoli slaw can be a few months ago. We eat a solid 4 bags every week. My favorite way to eat it? Sauteed. Talk about an… Read More ›

Be Free Wellness Event THIS Saturday Evening 3/19  (6-8pm) in Rochester, NY

Be Free Wellness Event THIS Saturday Evening 3/19 (6-8pm) in Rochester, NY

March 16, 2011 / 4 Comments

My Dear Friends and Readers, This past week I have spent all of my time testing and perfecting the recipes that I will be sharing at this wonderful “Be Free Wellness Event” happening this coming Saturday! Due to the fact that the days only contains 24 hours and that beyond Real Sustenance I work a… Read More ›


Dairy Free Vanilla-Chai Banana Smoothie

March 13, 2011 / 5 Comments

Dairy Free Vanilla-Chai Banana Smoothie About a month ago- after getting my haircut at the Scott Miller- I felt enticed to check out the new Breathe Yoga right next door. I was psyched when I figured out I would actually be able to order a smoothie off of their lengthy menu that I had been… Read More ›

Gluten Free Perfectly Fluffy White Cake

Gluten Free Perfectly Fluffy White Cake

March 7, 2011 / 26 Comments

Gluten Free Perfectly Fluffy White Cake

The inspiration for this recipe came from Amanda’s Random Ramblings Blog. I was looking for an easy dessert to throw together for a quick photo shoot with a local paper. This is a basic white cake recipe that I added a colorful flair to by using some food coloring. Food Coloring is usually something I avoid- but in this case I wanted my cake to pop with color for the photo. So yes- I took the shortcut. You could try coloring the batter with natural ingredients by using say pureed beets or blueberries. If you do this use your puree in place of part of the milk.

This recipe is me in lazy mode.. ok no I take that back. This is me in Incredibly crazy busy needing the gurantee that a recipe would work mode. So I didn’t take risk’s this time around as I usually do. Hence why you are seeing eggs.. But this cake was just so delicious that I had to share! Its the best white cake I have ever had to be honest. It would be the ideal birthday cake .


Decadent Orange Zested Raw Cacao Truffles (Gluten/Dairy/Soy/Egg/Corn/Rice/Refined Sugar Free & Vegan)

March 6, 2011 / 7 Comments

Decadent Orange Zested Raw Cacao Truffles You can NEVER go wrong with Chocolate truffles. (and a glass of wine!) Especially when they are as natural and wonderful as this. These were the easiest and MOST decadent treat I have made to date. And honestly if you are a chocolate fan- they might be the best… Read More ›


Gluten Free Thai Peanut Noodles (Gluten/Dairy/Egg/Corn/Soy Free and Vegan)

March 3, 2011 / 7 Comments

Gluten Free Thai Peanut Noodles I must come clean.. these are not my photos. My life has become drastically busy (Which I’m thankful for as its all wonderful food related things) The particular night I made this recipe my camera battery died. Excuses .. excuses. I hate making them. My recipe- looks pretty close to… Read More ›


Raw Kiwi & Lime Cheesecake (Naturally Gluten/Dairy/Soy/Rice/Egg/Corn Free & Vegan)

February 27, 2011 / 15 Comments

Whoever first came up with the idea for Raw Cheesecake was a genious. This easy, fresh and flavorful dessert blew my taste buds. I went with the Kiwi-Lime Flavor as I thought it would be fun.. and it was! The kiwi’s lend a delicious bright flavor and a great color. It has a creamy tropical… Read More ›


Gluten Free Stuffed Pork Roast with Bacon, Caramelized Onion and Spinach (Naturally Gluten/Dairy/Soy/Rice/Corn Free)

February 24, 2011 / 7 Comments

Gluten Free Stuffed Pork Roast

I love making stuffed pork roast- they are fun and a great platform to experiment with flavors and fillings. I made a roast similar for Christmas this year- and have been playing with the stuffing since. This recipe won high praise from my dinner guest. What I loved more than anything is just how easy it is to make- and how appealing it is visually. All you will need is an inexpensive Boneless Pork Roast, A sharp knife and some twine- and the basic stuffing ingredients that you might already have in your fridge (they are staple ingredients in our house anyways!)

Make sure that you DO NOT cut off any fat. Leave it all intact.

The only tricky thing for some people with this recipe is understanding how to cut the pork- I’ll do my best to describe it.(I should have taken pictures.. next time) Think about unrolling the pork as if it were a wrapped up carpet. You begin by cutting into it and following its bottom edge as your guide and slowly unrolling it- until it becomes a flat Square or rectangular shape. Its quite easy to do provided you have a sharp knife to work with. After the pork is in this flat shape- use a Meat Mallet to pound it out as this as your can get it. The more surface area your have to work with- the better! This also tenderizes the meat and will allow the flavors of the stuffing unify with the pork. Rub the pork with Olive oil (or other oil of choice) and generously sprinkle it with Salt and Pepper and some Garlic Powder. Set aside and make the filling: