Ligia’s Kitchen: raw vegan tiramisu

Here’s a quick video recipe from Ligia for a raw vegan tiramisu that can be made in a few minutes using a blender. Bon appetit!

Raw tiramisu

Ligia’s Kitchen: lentil soup with scallions

Ligia's lentil soup

Here’s one of Ligia’s recipes for lentil soup, flavored with scallions and garnished with mint, both freshly picked from our garden. Bon appetit!

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Released 03-05-2017

Ligia’s Kitchen: A different sort of salad

Salata de vlastari cu kale

Here’s a greens salad made with a range of sprouts, wild garlic, kale leaves, green onion leaves and tomatoes from our garden. I call it different because the combination of the ingredients and the special dressing that Ligia makes for it give it this wonderful and different taste. You won’t know what I mean until you try it!

Ligia’s Kitchen: Raw tzatziki

Here’s a short and easy recipe for raw vegan tzatziki, which is a great summer appetizer:

Ligia’s Kitchen: Strawberry-banana shake

Here’s a delicious recipe that Ligia loves to make for us: a strawberry-banana shake:

My Wonder Smoothie Recipe

Those of you who’ve only followed my website for a few years or less may not know it from the current content, but the very first set of articles I wrote online were about exercise and bodybuilding, back in 2001. Go ahead, browse through my archives to see what I mean.

Given that I’ve started bodybuilding once more in recent months, it’s only fitting I write about it again, this time to share my Wonder Smoothie recipe. It’s what I use to recover from my workouts and build muscle. The best part of this smoothie is that it uses raw food ingredients, so anyone can drink it, whether they’re raw foodists like me, or vegans, vegetarians and meat eaters.

That’s right, you may not think raw food and bodybuilding go together but they do. Since I’ve started bodybuilding again, I’ve been amazed with my progress and ability to put on lean muscle in just a few months, while on a 60-80% raw food diet (and some cooked vegan food). I’m going to share my special list of superfoods and ingredients with you below, and I hope my Wonder Smoothie will benefit you as much as it has benefitted me.

Muscle Building and Workout Recovery Smoothie:

  • Chlorella: 1 tsp
  • Spirulina: 1 tsp
  • Mesquite: 1 tsp
  • Gynostemma: 1/2 tsp
  • Baobab: 1/2 tsp
  • Suma Root: 1/2 tsp
  • Triphala: 1/2 tsp
  • Rose Hip: 1/2 tsp
  • Methylsulfonylmethane: 1/2 tsp
  • Coconut Butter: 1 tsp
  • Hemp Seeds: 1-2 tbsp
  • Sesame Seeds: 2-3 tbsp
  • Alkaline Water: as needed
  • Raw Honey: as needed
  • Raw Protein: 11/2-2 scoops

The instructions are simple: blend the sesame and hemp seeds with water and honey first to get the raw milk. Then add in the rest of the ingredients and blend the whole thing again to a typical smoothie texture.

And here’s what I look like these days…

Enjoy and get big!

Fresh honeycomb for breakfast

Sometimes the very simple breakfasts are the best. Raw honey, scooped out of a fresh honeycomb just picked from the beehive, made by happy, healthy bees growing on pesticide-free land, slathered onto fresh-baked bread and washed down with raw almond milk. This is the ambrosia of the gods.

Enjoy!