Hello From Sunny Florida!

Hi everyone! Remember me? :)

First, I wanted to say a quick thank you to everyone who contacted me about my raw Halloween recipes. I appreciate so many lovely people linking to my blog and asking to feature my recipes and ideas the last few weeks.

It was also very awesome to find out my little boo~nanners had actually appeared on T.V. and that many Whole Foods also featured them at in-store demos for the kiddies:) It made me so happy to think that lots of little ones were enjoying a nice healthy treat this year:) Thanks so much everyone for letting me know!!!

I am in our new home in Florida (just outside Tallahassee), although we are still in the process of moving. The hubs is about to make the fifth trip from New York! I will probably return to New York after next week to finish packing the house there.

Of course the big move is taking longer than expected, but we are not stressing out about it and are actually having fun most times:) I finally got a computer hooked up here, and couldn't wait to "see" you all again! I have missed you so much. The four digit number on my Google reader is a bit overwhelming though, lol!

During the move, it's been very easy to stay raw. Most of the food while traveling is on the simple side. This is a variation of my Raw Cranberry Salad, using a honeycrisp apple in place of the pear. Check out the neat little travel spork:)

So many things are new for me right now, including a new raw food book! I am sure many of you have Alissa Cohen's latest book, Raw Food For Everyone.

I am loving it so far, and can't wait for the rest of my happy raw kitchen to arrive so I can try more recipes.

Today I made the Asian Cucumber Salad...

...and the Bromelain Brew.

Both were fantastic. I was so happy to have a juice combination that I have never tried after many years of juicing. Thanks, Alissa!

My favorite part of this gorgeous hard-cover book is the 300 recipes. In the following photo, the entire right side of the open book shows the recipe section.

Awesome, huh? Many of the recipes are from Alissa's famous Grezzo restaurant in Boston, which is now closed. I can't wait to try the Grezzo Cheese and some of the fancier recipes in the book, like the incredible looking Avocado Skins, Gnocchi Carbonara, and Land and Sea. I hope to post more about this book in the near future:) I would love to know if you have tried anything from it yet...any recommendations?

Well, as you can imagine there are a few hundred:) things to be done right about now, just wanted to say hi!

{{{Hugs}}} and love to all,


VeganLisa said...

I was so excited to see that you had post again. I hope you are having fun discovering your new neighbourhood. I don't yet have a copy of Alissa's book but since I have some bookstore gift cards I think I'll place an order. I never made it to Grezzo but heard such wonderful things about her menus.

Happy unpacking!

Anonymous said...

Welcome back to cyberspace. Welcome to Florida. :)

Love & Sunshine!

Antony said...

Hey Angela! Lovely to read that you are enjoying yourself in Florida - I haven't got Alissa's new book yet but its very tempting!!!

bitt said...

We missed you!

Glad you are settling in. I knew you'd be back when you had something wonderful to share.

Jackie (Peaces of Earth) said...

Yay! Glad your move is going well, that is quite the trek! I can't believe Grezzo closed, I used to get "take-out" from there all the time when I lived in Boston.

HiHoRosie said...

Happy to hear from you and hear that things are going well! That's cool your boo-naners got on TV! Awesome! Look forward to hearing more from you when things get more settled. :)

kelli said...

so great to see a post from you, angela! happy to hear you're well and i love that little travel spork!


La Mama Naturale' said...

Hi Angela!!!
Nice to hear from you. Congrats on the t.v. mention- that's awesome! All of your eats look incredible as always. Alissa's recipes sound delish. MmMM! Have a groovy week! xx

Pam said...

Hi ya girl....glad things are moving right along and so happy to see your back....xoxo

Angelique said...

Angela -- so great to hear your smiling voice on your blog again. Congrats on a good move so far -- hope it's a fun adventure overall.
I've got the new Alissa book open on my table right now -- checked it out from our library. Yes, I've loved seeing some new stuff in there, different than other recipes I've seen (like those avocado skins - clever! and the "grilled" smoked papaya) The salty almond ice cream is calling my name too. Hope to see more pix of the recipes you try. See ya 'round... :)

Colleen said...

That book sounds great! I had not heard about it yet - but it looks like one I'll def. have to add to my collection!
I don't know how far Winter Park is from you (it's by Orlando) but I'll be there this weekend at the Harvest Festival: www.winterparkharvestfestival.com
It's by Matthew Kenney's raw restaurant and they are going to have gardening demos, soil testing, local artists, bluegrass music, and all kinds of good stuff. If you are interested let me know I may be going solo!

Antony said...

Hi Angela - I hope you are well and that you have a very Happy New Year. Best wishes, Antony xx

Katie Campbell RD, LD said...

Yay! Welcome back to the blogosphere :) Glad the move went well! Can't wait to see what other gems you create! You're such an inspiration!



Jessica @ Dairyfreebetty said...

Yay!! I haven't come to visit forever! Hope you are well!!!

Happy New Years!

That cranberry salad looks delish!

Anonymous said...

Where are you? We need you! I need you! Please come back and share from your happy raw kitchen again!

Carissa said...

hello my friend. Where are you at? Miss you?

Elizabeth said...

Welcome to the SUnshine State!! I am down south of you--quite a bit.
I leafed throught that book at Borders the other day...it looked good.
Hope you enjoy your new home.
Peace & Raw Health,

evergreen said...

Hi everyone!!! It is so nice to see your wonderful comments....I've missed you all very much {{{BIG HUGS}}}

We have finally finished moving, and I hope to catch up with you very soon:)

Fitted kitchens said...

I hope you are having fun discovering your new neighborhood. I don't yet have a replica of Alissa's book but since I have some bookstore gift cards I think I'll place an order.

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