Raw Vegan Ketogenic Noodle Salad

The past week, The Truth About Cancer Eastern Medicine: Journey Through Asia released a free online documentary. This 7-episode documentary explored the hidden world of Eastern Medicine and brings it to our Western World.

Ty Bollinger of The Truth About Cancer shared the “Hidden” Secrets Of Eastern Medicine. If you watched this powerful documentary, he had access to and interviewed several experts and they shared information that hasn’t been shared before. Each episode concentrated on one Asian country where they are having huge success in treating and beating cancer.

See more at The Truth About Cancer Eastern Medicine


During Episode 6 filmed in Thailand, Ty interviewed Chef Donatas who prepared an organic, raw, vegan, ketogenic noodle salad for him and his crew.


Here is the recipe.


  • Konjac noodles (low carb, ketogenic noodles)
  • Macademia Cheese
  • Olive Oil
  • Parsley
  • Spinach
  • Hemp seeds
  • Olives
  • Cayenne Pepper
  • Turmeric
  • Black Pepper
  • A Pinch of Salt
  • Avocado
  • Parmesan Cheese

Mix all ingredients except avocado and parmesan cheese.  Optional: Add mushrooms, asparagus, kale, etc to salad.




My First Attempt at Making a Smoothie Bowl

I normally drink smoothies; however, I wanted to try something different…make a smoothie bowl.  Do you drink smoothies or make smoothie bowls?  If you make smoothies, you know they are delicious.  And they are quick to make for breakfast or a mid-day snack, not to mention they provide energy!

Here is a simple recipe I want to share with you.


smoothie blender use


Berry Smoothie Recipe


1/4 cup or less Almond Milk
1 Banana – peeled
1/2 cup Strawberries
1/4 Blueberries
1 small slice of lemon
1/2 cup Kale
1/2 c Yogurt
1/4 tsp Maca powder


Put all ingredients into a blender and blend.
Note: I added a little too much almond milk…lots of bubbles. The thicker the smoothie the better.
Top with hulled hemp seeds, cacao nibs, and sliced banana. Add nuts, chia seeds, fruit, and whatever else you like.


smoothie bowl



20 Ways Sugar Can Affect Your Health

This is my sugar story.

You probably know what it feels like to have a sugar crash?!

I’ve had my fair share of them.  When I used to work my 8 to 5 job, right around 3 pm I would almost fall asleep at my desk!  Not a good thing – I used to worry that one of our executive managers would walk into our suite and see me knodding off at my desk! It was difficult to stay awake while entering invoices and/or tenant checks into the computer.  So, what did I do to get my energy back?  Walk down five flights of stairs to the sundry store to buy either a snickers or KitKat bar!  That was my daily routine.  And when I look back, my diet wasn’t very healthy…it was loaded with carbs, dairy products, and meat!

Still to this day, I still love my sweets and it is my biggest weakness.  My solution now is to eat either a fruit or a healthy snack…no refined sugars.  Or to satisfy my sugar fix, I would eat some type of raw dessert.

Funny, I didn’t have a problem giving up dairy products and red meat. I didn’t eat a lot of sugar; meaning I didn’t typically eat items like cake, chocolate, candy, ice cream, etc, however, I loved white chocolate macadamia nut cookies and sometimes, I had a weakness for Nothing Bundt Cakes.

Because I’ve had acid reflux on and off, I noticed I was consuming too much sugar and was becoming inflammed.  I regularly checked my pH level to determine whether my body was too acidic.  Note: Eating sugar especially refined sugar causes inflammation and acid.

It is a good idea to do a sugar detox every season. This past Winter  I took part in a 21-Day Sugar Detox.  I did it…completed it, and I found that after I finished my detox, I did not want sugar.


20 Ways Sugar Can Affect Your Health

1. Sugar can suppress the immune system.
2. Sugar interferes with absorption of calcium and magnesium.
3. Sugar can weaken eyesight.
4. Sugar can cause hypoglycemia.
5. Sugar can cause a rapid rise of adrenaline levels in children.
6. Sugar contributes to obesity.
7. Sugar can cause arthritis.
8. Sugar can cause heart disease and emphysema.
9. Sugar can contribute to osteoporosis
10. Sugar can increase cholesterol.
11. Sugar can lead to both prostate and ovarian cancers.
12. Sugar can contribute to diabetes.
13. Sugar can cause cardiovascular disease.
14 Sugar can make our skin age by changing the structure of collagen.
15. Sugar can produce a significant rise in triglycerides.
16. Sugar can increase the body’s fluid retention.
17. Sugar can cause headaches, including migraines.

18. Sugar can cause depression.
19. Sugar can contribute to Alzheimer’s disease.
20. Sugar is more addictive than cocaine.




Some Quick ‘n Easy Dishes

Here are my recipes:

Purple cabbage, green cabbage, kale, carrots, fuji apple, orange zest, orange, and lemon juice. I made this healthy coleslaw using my Saladmaster machine. #vegan #raw #organic

Healthy Coleslaw

Brown rice pasta mixed with basil spinach pesto.  Top with your choice of veggies: broccoli, kale, zucchini, etc. and your choice of protein. #gluten-free #organic #vegan


Spiralized zucchini cooked at medium to low heat with basil spinach pesto.  Topped with turkey meatballs. #gluten-free

Spiralized zucchini with meatballs and pesto


Shopping at the LA Green Festival over the weekend

 My Favorite Raw Organic Snacks and Organic Gluten-Free, Vegan Pasta


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Alive & Radian Organic Kale Chips available in these flavors: Kale Krunch Spicy Superfood, Kale Krunch Superfood, Veggie Krunch, Teriyaki Green, and Chocolate – raw and gluten-free.  Visit http://eataliveandradiant.com/

Wonderfully Raw Coco-Roons avaiable in Brownie, Cacaco Nibs, and other flavors  Visit their website at mycocoroon.com.

Living IntentionGone Nuts! – I love their products!  They offer a variety of flavors! Visit http://www.shop.livingintentions.com/main.sc

And last but not least Manitoba Harvest Hemp Hearts – perfect to add to yogurt, smoothies, etc. Visit http://manitobaharvest.com/index.php


2014-09-12 22.15.17I just discovered this company at the Green Festival.  Explore Asian offers organic Asian pasta – Organic Soybean Spaghetti, Organic Black Bean, and Organic Mung Bean Fettuccini. And it’s vegan and gluten-free! Visit http://www.explore-asian.com/

If you live in the Orange County area, these products are available at Mother’s Market and Whole Foods Market.