Ligia made a delicious pate in this episode of Ligia’s Kitchen, which you can spread on raw bread or you can devour as a veggie dip (which is what we did at the end).

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Released 1/26/12

It’s quick and easy to make (just blend the ingredients together) and super-delicious, so we hope you’ll try it at home!

See how easy (and quick) you can make almond flour at home, in this new episode of Ligia’s Kitchen! Almond flour is a great (and healthier) substitute for wheat flour. It’s used in the raw food diet as well as the gluten-free diet. You can use it for bread, cakes, cookies and even milk!

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Released 1/18/12

Enjoy!

Presenting episode 25 of our show: a wonderful little recipe for raw sour cherry cookies — one of Ligia’s original recipes, naturally!

The recipe is as follows:

  • 1 cup water
  • 2 tbsp psyllium
  • 2 cups sour cherries
  • 1 tbsp vanilla
  • 1 tbsp coconut butter
  • 2 tbsp honey
  • 1 tsp lemon peels
  • 6 cups almond flour

Watch the video to see how the ingredients are combined and I hope you’ll try this recipe at home!

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Released 1/16/12

In this new year, we thought we’d do something a bit different for Ligia’s Kitchen, and we started to create how-to videos that are kitchen and cooking-related. They’re shorter in length than our regular episodes, they’re right to the point and they show you, clearly, how to do certain things.

Our first installment is this, a video which demonstrates that opening a pomegranate without staining your hands or your clothes is possible and easy.

Episode LK-024-EN-HD
Released 1/9/12

Enjoy!

Here’s the latest episode from Ligia’s Kitchen: a fun mocktail we call “The Elixir of Youth“. We had a ton of fun making this video, as you’ll be able to see when you watch it and see the outtakes. The reason the presentation’s different is because YouTube and My Drunk Kitchen asked us to make a video that presents a “post-apocalyptic” cocktail/mocktail. We did our own twist on it and we hope you’ll enjoy it!

The recipe is presented at the end of the video, or you can find it in the video description on YouTube.

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Released 1/2/12

This the 22nd episode of Ligia’s Kitchen, and let me just say this first: yum! 🙂

This Christmas, make super-tasty raw chocolate brownies with juicy, honey-dipped orange peels, glazed with thick, creamy chocolate syrup! It’s a decadent holiday dessert that’s perfect for Christmas or New Year’s!

The video is exactly 3 minutes long because we were challenged to edit a full recipe (that would normally take 7-10 minutes) to that length by Chow.com. It was a challenge issued to the YouTube Next Chef winners. We met the challenge dead on and walked away unscathed, albeit a bit dazed! 🙂 While the video fits within the 3-minute space, it would do much better as a 4-5 minute video.

Here’s the recipe!

Chocolate Glaze:

  • 2 cups raw cocoa powder
  • 2 cups water
  • 3 tbsp cocoa butter
  • 4 tbsp honey
  • 1 tsp mesquite

Brownie Mixture:

  • 4 cups flour from sunflower seeds
  • 1/2 cup chocolate syrup
  • 1 cup orange peels, diced and dipped in honey

Decoration:

  • coconut flakes
  • almond slivers
  • golden raisins
  • anise stars
  • chocolate glaze
  • pomegranate

Enjoy and thanks for watching!

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Released 12/20/11

Ligia came up with an amazing Christmas recipe, another of her culinary masterpieces: raw eggnog and gingerbread cookies. This is the perfect two-for-one Christmas recipe, because it uses the same ingredients and the same process to give you two wonderful holiday desserts, saving you precious time during this busy time of the year.

This episode is highly recommended for those interested in healthy alternatives to traditional eggnog, which is loaded with unhealthy calories and fats.

This time around, I’m in front of the cameras and the episode is a bit more interactive than usual as a result. I’m interested to see what you think of it once you’ve watched it.

Enjoy and bon appetit!

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Released on 12/6/11

Welcome to episode 20 of our raw food cooking show, Ligia’s Kitchen! It struck me a while back — about the time we started it, that a raw food cooking show is a contradiction in terms. After all, if it’s raw food, it isn’t cooked, but what else could we call it? A raw food uncooking show? Somehow that doesn’t have the same ring.

Ligia presents an original recipe in this episode, a Glazed Cranberry Cake, which is a great addition to any Thanksgiving feast. (You know what else would be a great addition to your Thanksgiving table? Spiced Apple Punch, naturally.)

Being raw foodists, our own feast will have no turkey or animal products, but I know we’ll be stuffed in the end just the same. And as I always like to point out to those who still eat traditional foods, you can eat raw foods till you burst and still not have the pounds to show for it, like you would after the usual holiday feasts. In my book, that’s a huge plus.

Episode LK-020-EN-HD, with Romanian subtitles
Released 11/21/2011

Enjoy!

A little while ago, we heard about a contest Google had announced, called the YouTube Next Chef Program. We immediately thought about Ligia’s cooking show, Ligia’s Kitchen, and what a great fit that would be for the contest. Ligia applied, but didn’t think she’d win, particularly because the field of applicants was global, and the program promised to be exceptionally good in terms of the training and rewards offered. I had a gut feeling about it, I knew we’d put in the hard work needed to produce a quality show and felt we had a really good chance.

The contest winners would receive a 12-week training course in improving the quality and content of their videos, in marketing and promoting their videos and shows, and would also receive a package worth about $15,000 in exposure across YouTube and in new video equipment.

Time passed quickly and last week, we found out to our amazement that she’d been chosen as one of the 16 winners! I couldn’t believe it! For her, it was nothing short of a miracle. For me it was a confirmation of our efforts.

We got in touch with the folks at YouTube to find out the details, and were advised to be ready to receive inquiries from the American media. Sure enough, on Tuesday night around 1 am our time, we were talking with a journalist from the Sun Sentinel, the biggest paper in South Florida, who then wrote about Ligia on his blog. From what we understand, Ligia will also be mentioned or featured in the printed version of the newspaper within a few days.

We couldn’t say anything until yesterday, when the official announcement was made on the YouTube blog. We can’t thank Google enough, and Ligia can’t wait for the courses to begin! I’ll join in on the courses as well and look forward to learning new things.

You can watch all the episodes of our show, Ligia’s Kitchen, here. And if you’re not yet subscribed to Ligia’s channel or her website, let me invite you now to do so.

It’s fall, and it’s time for season two of Ligia’s Kitchen! We returned to action with episode 19, which presents a way to make delicious guacamole in about three minutes. Guacamole is a naturally raw recipe, and when eaten with raw vegan bread, it makes for a wonderful raw meal.

LK-019-EN-HD with Romanian subtitles
Released 10/14/11

This episode was recorded in English, not Romanian, as has been the case so far. We did this for the sake of our international viewers. We also found that a lot of the Romanians who watched our show also knew or could understand English, so when thinking about how to reach a larger audience, English was the perfect fit. Romanian is now available as a subtitle track in the video (just click on the CC button to enable it).

Enjoy!