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Want To Save Toilet Paper? Go Plant Based. I’m Not Even Kidding.

Toilet paper is in short supply. We all know it. Covid-19 has utterly obliterated the national supply of toilet paper. People can’t seem to get enough of it. Actually, the shortage isn’t about hoarding so much as it is about the supply chain. This article on is a worthwhile read if you want the lowdown on the real source of the problem. Still, if you’ve tried to purchase a package at your local grocery store or…

Whole-Foods Thanksgiving
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Some Healthier (though not raw) Options for Your Holiday Meal

Here are some ideas I came up with which, while not being “Raw”, will really help to improve the over-all nutritional value and reduce the harm from holiday foods: Pies – Try replacing traditional white flour & shortening or butter-based crusts with crusts made from ground nuts. These can work equally well for either baked, raw or cold cream pies. Pumpkin pie can be sweetened with pure maple syrup, agave syrup, stevia, honey or raw cane…

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Tracy’s Almond Apple Spice Bar

2 cups Tracy’s Basic Bar Mix (recipe HERE) 1 cup date base – (cover 3/4 c. pitted dates with very warm water – just enough to cover – & soak 30 minutes. Put all in food processor & blend till smooth and creamy) 1 cup raw apple pulp or natural apple sauce 1/3 cup agave nectar 1 tsp. salt 2 tsp. vanilla 2 tsp. cinnamon Put Tracy’s Basic Bar Mix and all dry spices into…

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Tracy’s Carrot Pineapple Spice Bars

2 cups Tracy’s Basic Bar Mix (recipe follows) 1 cup pecans – ground 1 cup date base (cover 3/4 c. pitted dates with very warm water – just enough to cover – & soak 30 minutes. Put all in food processor & blend till smooth and creamy) 4 large carrots – juiced. Pulp only (drink the juice!) 2 cups fresh or 1 large can pineapple chunks – juiced. Pulp only (drink the juice!) 1/3 cup…

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Tracy’s Sweet Maple Almond Cream

(All measurements are approximates. Adjust to your own taste.) 1 cup raw almonds (soaked several hours or overnight – reserve soak liquid) 1 tsp. pure vanilla extract 2 Tbl. agave nectar 1 Tbl. pure maple syrup 3 packets vanilla flavored stevia Drain soak water from almonds and reserve. Place almonds in high speed blender. Add back enough soak liquid to just cover almonds. Process at high speed until you have a chunky paste. Add remaining…

Coconut Ginger Pumpkin Pie with Sweet Whipped Cream
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Have a Happy, Healthy Thanksgiving

For many people Thanksgiving dinner is the single biggest family feast of the year. It represents a time of gathering together, rebuilding bonds of love and friendship, sharing thoughts and feelings of gratitude for blessings received, and the centerpiece is always the meal. Food is an important element in our lives. It can garner memories from childhood that warm us and make us feel nostalgic. Many who cook use their culinary creations as a meaningful…

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I am really damn frustrated!

Ok, so, I haven’t been writing much lately and the honest truth is that I am frustrated as hell with diet and my weight. Ugh! So, I guess I”m just going to have to tell the story. By February 2009 I reached an all-time high weight of 193 pounds. And I decided something had to change. I’d been following a mostly raw foods lifestyle for close to 2 years at that time, but unlike other…

Raw Foods
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My Experience Following A One Hundred Percent Raw Diet

I feel it’s important that I tell you about my own introduction to the raw foods lifestyle and why I ended up developing the Eighty Percent Raw Plan. The process started on September 6th, 2001. My husband and I were on a business trip to New York City just 5 days prior to 911. It was just a quick over-nighter so early the following day we made the long flight back to Portland. Four days…

Weight Consultation
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Raw Foods and Healthcare Reform

So, I got this email today that motivated me to write about health care reform because there is so much controversy going on about it and, believe it or not, this topic IS related to living a Raw Foods Lifestyle. How so, you might ask? Let me tell you… This email came from Mitch Stewart @ for Organizing For America (Yes, I’m a subscriber to their newsletter.) It’s opening statement is pretty disconcerting; “An…

Tracy's Raw Santa Fe Corn Salad
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Dinner: The Most Challenging Raw Food Meal

I know, I know! I haven’t posted for a while now but I DO have a good excuse. I’ve been working hard to get the initial edition of Eighty Percent Raw online magazine ready to launch on March 1st. (woo hoo!)  This is a very exciting time as I work with my team of contributors to bring together a really amazing and information packed magazine to help people learn more about the benefits of increasing…