About Me

I started this blog to keep track of my kitchen creations. I love cooking and eating. In 2008 I was diagnosed with RA. Food started becoming a huge problem. I needed to find a better way to eat the flavors I love. All the recipes I create are driven by my desire to eat good food that won't create extra pain and inflammation in my internal ecosystem. While the recipes are wholesome, the language is not. I swear. I use the word 'fuck'. A lot! I make no apologies for that. It's just a fair warning. I'm raw and real. Happy cooking! Even happier eating! Cheers! Angie

Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Sweet Potato Protein

Again, here's me trying to choke down sweet potatoes.  It's amazing what peanut butter does for things!  Throw in some PB and all is right with the world! 
I have to thank my coach for being my guinea pig. Good thing he doesn't mind trying new things, especially knowing he may be getting something that doesn't taste so great. Thanks Robbie!  I would have never posted yesterday's or today's recipes. I also have to thank Matt L & John H for sharing the idea to put sweet potatoes in smoothies. Not something I would have ever tried. 

Make sure when you're choosing sweet potatoes, make sure to choose the ones with reddish skin and orange flesh (labeled as yams) over the white ones. 

Sadly there is no picture today. We drank it all before I remembered to take one.  Hopefully I'll remember tomorrow!  


2 cups of almond milk
1 scoop of protein powder
3 tablespoons of hemp powder
3 tablespoons of whole oats 
1/4 c organic peanut butter
1/4 c raw cashews
4 medjool dates
1 banana
1 sweet potato
12 ice cubes

Cube and cook the sweet potato in the microwave or oven until it's soft then let it cool completely. 

Throw everything but the ice cubes in a high powered blender.  As its mixing, add the ice one cube at a time. 

This makes enough to share or save!

Monday, June 29, 2015

Blueberry Sweet Potato Smoothie

I have a couple of friends who frequently put sweet potatoes and yams in smoothies. These are not things I like to eat, let alone want to drink them.  

I've been playing around with this smoothie recipe for a couple of weeks but couldn't make it taste good.  I couldn't seem to pick out any other flavor except the yams. Lucky for me my coach didn't mind being a guinea pig today. He liked it and said I should publish it so if you don't like it, I guess we can blame him. 😁

1 cup of unsweetened almond milk
1 banana
1 apple with skin
1/2 of a yam w/ skin 
4 medjool dates
3 tablespoons of hemp powder
1 scoop of your fav protein powder 
1/2 cup of blueberries (or more if you like)
1/4 cup of raw walnuts

Cube and microwave the yam until it's soft then let it cool. Then just throw everything into a high powered blender until it's blended.  Maybe add the ice last a cube at a time.  I doubled this and used 12 ice cubes.


Monday, June 8, 2015

Magnificent Mayan Protein Smoothie

The Mayans definitely had some culinary creative skills.  Chocolate and spicy heat are one of my favorite combinations!  I'm not too picky on what the heat profile is but I do love smoky heat with chocolate. This smoothie has a perfect choco-spice flavor that hits you in the back of your throat with every swallow!

1 cup of nut milk
1 banana
3 tblsps of Irish oats
1 scoop of your fav protein powder
3 tblsps of hemp powder
2 tblsps of raw cacao nibs or powder
1 tblsp of Maca powder
1 tblsp of cinnamon
2 tblsps of raw honey or 4 medjool dates
1/2 tblsp of cayenne pepper
1 tsp of ancho chili powder
1 tsp of chipotle chili powder
4-6 ice cubes

Throw it all in the blender, except ice,on high.  Add ice a cube at a time until the ice is crushed.  If you have a vitamix or other high powered blender, you can put all the ice in at once.

Wednesday, June 3, 2015

Chocolate Pumpkin Protien

I love days when I experiment with shit and it actually comes out kick-ass delish! That's today!  All a big question mark.  I was prepared to dump this and start over but when I tasted it I was like, hell yeah!  This is a keeper for sure!

The pumpkin juice for this is from all those pie pimpkins I juiced last fall.  Remember those?  Juice them raw skin and all and then freeze the juice in ice cube trays.  I thought I used it all months ago.  It's amazing what you find when you reorg your freezer!

For the hemp powder and protien powder, follow the directions on the container.  Just because of my dairy issues, I use a plant-based protien (Vega Sport) but use whatever you like. 

•1c of unsweetened almond, hemp or any other nut milk OR 1 cup of water and •1/2 cup raw nuts of your choice
•1c of pumpkin juice (I use pie pumpkins)
•1 banana
•1T coconut oil
•Hemp powder (your fav kind)
•Protein powder (your fav kind)
•2T cacao nibs
•1t nutmeg
•1T cinnamon
•1T cayenne pepper
•2T of raw honey or 4 medjool dates

Throw it all in the blender on high for about 2 minutes.  If you have a smoothie setting, use that shit!