best raw way to start the day

what to do when you want a savory breakfast but you don’t eat eggs and you want to eat raw. here is one idea. grab a handful of spinach. a handful of chopped cauliflower. put in a bowl and chop or on a cutting board. place in a bowl sprinkle black salt. pepper, olive oil, and turmeric or a masala …

Darabest raw way to start the day

SOUPS & SMOOTHIES ebook is now available!

the way to stay raw. the way to stay healthy. i swear by them. i love them and i live by and from them. SOUPS & SMOOTHIES.  for the past 11 years i have been asked many times. HOW? how do i go raw? how do i start eating healthy? before i give any advice, i ask this question, ” …

DaraSOUPS & SMOOTHIES ebook is now available!

cabbage boat salad w/ basil tangerine dressing

a cabbage boat doesn’t come close to describing the delight this dish brings.  i eat a salad pretty much every day. this is my way of having all the benefits of one, but not in the same old way.  it’s a refreshing change from having  the lettuce on the end of a fork kind of salad. i love the crunchiness of …

Daracabbage boat salad w/ basil tangerine dressing

relationships, love and raw food: A pathway to wisdom and health!

Although it looks like I’m talking about food all the time, what I’m really doing is getting to love for ourselves, other living beings, and our planet.  I’m just always getting to love… in vast numbers of ways. The first step on the path is to detoxify our bodies, our cells, our lymph system, skin, aura and our energy, so that we …

dararelationships, love and raw food: A pathway to wisdom and health!

eating raw may SEEM like a stretch….

Eating a lot of leafy greens, fruits and nuts and seeds may seem to be a stretch, but I promise, there are ways to make it satisfying and nurturing. If you need to feel fuller, you can go for my No Bean Zucchini Hummus, or the Crispy Kale Chips or the heavier things that I’ve offered over the past couple of years to help you …

daraeating raw may SEEM like a stretch….

ever feel like you’re missing out on fun?

This is the story about a teddy bear, a teddy bear from a long time ago that I still have. The reason that I still have it is this: When I was in fifth grade, we took a home economics class and we were told to choose a sewing project. Some people picked pillows. Some picked balls. But I didn’t …

Daraever feel like you’re missing out on fun?

would you rather go to a challenge or a party? :)

lately i have been thinking a lot about languaging. what we tell ourselves comes before our actions. so if we want to eat a plant based diet and we are worried that we cannot follow it, we must examine the things we are telling ourselves. “it is hard.” No, it isn’t. eating simple whole foods in their natural state is …

darawould you rather go to a challenge or a party? :)

love touches me in this way

“How has love been touching your life?” i am having lunch at Cafe Gratitude in Venice, Ca. and that is the question of the day. hmm… the first thing that came to my mind. is More with Dara. More with Dara is a site that i set up so that people who need help with this lifestyle would have it. …

Daralove touches me in this way

falling off the wagon

did you fall of the wagon over the holidays? is it hard to get back on? i have really good news for you. the wagon is shallow, low to the ground. it is a flyer red wagon and you don’t get that hurt if you fall off and it is really easy to get back on. no crane or person …

Darafalling off the wagon