Adventures in Raw Food

The Best Way to Pit an Avocado

Here is the best way, hands down (and hands safe!) to pit an avocado. Oh, sure, we know all the tips and ways that others remove the pit from their avocados, but our way is truly the best way to remove that seed - it’s fast, it’s easy, it’s safe, and it leaves the rest of the avocado intact.

My Nifty New Personal Blender

After reading Ani Phyo’s rave reviews of the Tribest Personal Blender I just had to try it. So I ordered one from Amazon. And WOW am I glad that I did!

How to Assemble a Samson Juicer - the Video

This video is part 3 of our 3-part series, How to Disassemble, Clean, and Assemble Your Samson Juicer. These easy to follow short videos show you how to take apart your Samson Juicer, how to easily clean your Samson Juicer in under 5 minutes, and how to put your Samson Juicer back together!

How to Clean a Samson Juicer - the Video

This video is part 2 of our 3-part series, How to Disassemble, Clean, and Assemble Your Samson Juicer. These easy to follow short videos show you how to take apart your Samson Juicer, how to easily clean your Samson Juicer in under 5 minutes, and how to put your Samson Juicer back together!

How to Disassemble a Samson Juicer - the Video

I couldn’t find any decent instructions for how to disassemble the Samson Juicer (how to take apart the Samson Juicer), or how to clea and assemble our Samson Juicer - so I made some! Here’s the video for how to disassemble the Samson Juicer for cleaning.

How to Clean Teflex Sheets

Cleaning Teflex sheets isn’t hard, but it can be unwieldy. Here is a tip to clean Teflex sheets easily, and with minimum fuss!

Our Samson Ultra Juicer - a Review

Even though I was aware of Samson Juicers (heck, Samson Juicers are some of the finest available, and the Samson Ultra reviews are glowing), for the longest time I put off getting a dedicated juicer. Why, I reasoned, with my wonderful Vitamix, would I need or get a stand-alone juicer? As I like to tell my friends now, “This thing could juice a Chevy.”

Bagged Organic Baby Carrots and a Vita-Mix: A Match Made in Raw Food, Juicing Heaven!

If you have a Vita-Mix and are short on time - or just dipping your toe in the water of juicing - then those bagged, prewashed organic baby carrots are just the thing!

The Best Way to Cut Open a Young Coconut

With all of the great nutrition, taste, and versatility packed into one young coconut, they are a bargain at the $2.00 to $3.00 they cost. But opening them is nearly as difficult as opening a more mature coconut, and because they are so wonderful, you will want to do that much more frequently than you probably open mature coconuts. But it doesn’t have to be difficult. Here’s how to open a young coconut.

Teflex Dehydrator Sheets: Tips for Handling and Storage

Teflex sheets are a wonderful thing, and open up a world of possibilities for things you can make with your dehydrator.

Spiral Slicer Reviews: And the Winner Is…

Even though everybody recommends the Saladacco spiral slicer from Joyce Chen, all of the reviews for it give it terrible marks. The Benriner spiral slicer (sometimes called the vertical spiral slicer), on the other hand, is everything that a spiral slicer should be.

Tips for Making Crackers and Flatbreads in the Dehydrator

Nearly all recipes I have seen for raw crackers and flatbreads call for dividing the dough onto two or more Teflex sheets, and spreading the dough out to the edges of the sheet, using either your hands or a spatula of some sort. Now, I have discovered three things which make the process of spreading raw cracker or flatbread dough onto a Teflex sheet a snap.

‘Sauteed’ Mushrooms in the Dehydrator

This is one of our favourite raw food recipes using the dehydrator. These mushrooms are delicious, and truly taste as if they’d been sauteed, only somehow better!

Creating Natural Pesticide with Your VitaMix

Creating natural and organic pesticide with your Vita-Mix is easy as one, two, three!

VitaMix Composting - Composting with Your Vita-Mix

Vita-Mix composting is easy. Making compost with your VitaMix uses up kitchen scraps, enriches your soil, and feeds your plants. And its easy as can be!

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