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The quality of one's life is determined by the focus of one's attention.
StyleNectar ~ A Fusion of Art, Food & Style! Live Beautifully!
Interests: Juliane is an Artist, avid Cook & Founder of She loves cooking & painting... then sharing her favorites with you! Her culinary focus is beautiful, nurturing dishes using organic ingredients, while her paintings capture favorite moments in time. Through her passion for Food & Art she expresses the importance of savoring each moment & loving life to the fullest!
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Eating a wide variety of different foods is crucial to a healthy foodstyle to ensure we're getting all the nutrients we require and to guard against overdosing on any one particular nutrient as well - as the saying goes "the medicine is in the dose". One of the ways I add variety to my diet (ok, really I just do this cause I think it's fun) is by shopping at the various specialty markets in our area. I know, I know, eating local has all sorts of great wisdom behind it, so do that too. However, it can be like taking a mini trip into another culture to step into a place that caters to a totally different region of the world. (Shopping the local markets is one of my favorite parts of travelling as well) For example, the Asian market in our area is brimming with huge piles of the most amazing tropical produce - stuff that's totally unavailable in typical grocery stores - from the exotic Dragonfruit featured here, to amazing selections of wild mushrooms, my fav indulgence, creamy, custardy Durian ... Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at StyleNectar
The first words that come to mind are, SO GOOD! I'm in love with these Cheesy Steak Fries. They satisfy on so many levels. For starters, they just look fabulous right! And you can't beat their yummy, cheesy coating amped up with the perfect kick of spice. But wait til you bite into the fantastic contrast of their ever-so-sweet interior - crisp & juicy - a beautifully unexpected pairing to their deliciously complex jackets. Satisfying and addictive. Yes, such a combo exists. As in, every time you open the fridge you'll be smiling at that other half of jicama, knowing you'll be turning it into another platter of Cheesy Steak Fries the very next day. What to serve with these cheesy fries? I like them alongside a side salad or this thick, creamy milkshake :) Now those are amazing combos we can feel great about! Continue reading
Posted Mar 27, 2014 at StyleNectar
Transport yourself to the tropics while tantalizing your taste buds with this recipe to stay young, fit & looking your best. It's FAST, simple & super delicious! Plus, lots of additional tricks and tips are included in the video you won't want to miss... All Love, Juliane Continue reading
Posted Mar 18, 2014 at StyleNectar
Just in time for St. Patty's Day! Rich. Creamy. St. Patty's Day decadence... That won't weigh you down the next day! In fact, this jar of deliciousness is an ultimate uplift to our body, mind & spirit. Breakfast, lunch, snack or dessert, Mint Chocolate Chip Supreme is so yummy you'll be making long after St. Patty's Day is over. While your tastebuds revell in crazy deliciousness you can feel even more amazing knowing this sweet treat is actually brimming with the power of ... Continue reading
Posted Mar 12, 2014 at StyleNectar
Light-n-Crispy Chia Crackers are perfection for SO many reasons... Nutritional powerhouse Oh so crunchy, crispy & light Boasting the richest vegetable source of beautifying omega-3's Major calcium power (more calcium by weight than whole milk!) Antioxidant rich (giving chia a shelf life of over 2 years!) Packed with complete protein (all 9 essential amino acids!) Fueling long lasting energy (Chia's slow conversion of carbohydrate in to sugar in the body provides a constant stream of energy) Brimming with cleansing, satiating fiber & Totally customizable to suit your mood! (Get the recipe and customizations here...) Continue reading
Posted Mar 6, 2014 at StyleNectar
Welcome to the second broadcast in my new Podcast Series! As promised, Podcast 2 covers my top 10 tools for helping our bodies to flush out toxicity with ease so that it's not reabsorbed or compounded as we incorporate elements of a cleansing, plant-based lifestyle. These wonderful tools are gifts to give ourselves on a regular basis, throughout life, to round out a nourishing, detoxifying approach to holistic wellness. Much Love, Juliane Continue reading
Posted Feb 28, 2014 at StyleNectar
Creamy Herbed Goat Cheese is a dream! Perfect for entertaining amongst a gorgeous platter of fresh fruit, crudites or crackers. Or, keep it all to yourself for a yummy sandwich spread. I know I always say this, but this pristine yumminess tastes better than dairy-based cheese... hands down better than store-bought vegan varieties also. Rich, creamy & smooth with an irresistable tang and a zing from your favorite herbs and spices! Being vegan just keeps getting better and better. This recipe is so fun to customize too! Swap out the macadamias for pine nuts or raw cashews. Have fun making your cheese into a classic wedge shape, a cheese log or ball. Coat it in your own personalized mixture of favorite herbs or try a chic coating of fresh cracked peppercorn, lemon zest and himalayan sea salt! Making my own raw vegan cultured cheese always feels like quite the accomplishment! Yet, in actuality it's amazing how very simple the process is ... Continue reading
Posted Feb 17, 2014 at StyleNectar
In honor of Valentine's Day I've revived a few StyleNectar favorites to delight in with our loved ones. Four delicious favorites to show your Valentine (and feel free to be your own Valentine) how very special they (and you) are! Just click on the names to link up to each recipe and enjoy! I know, it's difficult to choose between... The Silky-smooth, Sweet-tart richness (think cheesecake baby) of Lemon Bavarois with Rasberry Syrup. A gorgeous, layered Sexy Chocolate Covered Strawberry Shake, which combines the sexy super food maca, known for its aphrodisiacal qualities, with decadent chocolate and luscious strawberries. Or fresh, organic berries topped by a luscious, honey-sweetened mousse via the Triple Berry Parfait with Cashew Cream! Last but not least: the pure, blissful, chocolate decadence of The Happy Shake is sure to please... Of course the best part is not only are these treats fabulously delicious and phenomenal for you, they'll leave you feeling emotionally uplifted, energized, healthy and beautiful! All the pleasure. None of the guilt. Now that's my kind of Valentine's Day indulgence :) Which treat will you make? Thank you for visiting! Like, Comment, Subscribe & Share! Happy Valentine's Day! XX Juliane Continue reading
Posted Feb 12, 2014 at StyleNectar
Welcome to the first of my new Podcast Series! Podcasts are a great way for me to respond to questions and subjects I receive most frequently from you guys so that I can get excellent information out to you quickly. Since I've received many inquiries on this week's topic, the Healing Crisis, I wanted to take this opportunity to explain it in a bit more detail. As we embark upon a detoxifying lifestyle, it's important to be aware of this inevitable stage in healing, and to have some tips on how to survive it. In part 2 I will cover a few additional tools we can use to help ourselves through the detoxification process/healing crisis. Apologies for my test podcast getting emailed out yesterday... that obviously wasn't supposed to happen :) As always, leave your questions and comments below and I'll make sure to respond in detail. How are you doing on your wellness journey? Have you experienced any symptoms of a healing crisis? All Love, Juliane Continue reading
Posted Feb 8, 2014 at StyleNectar
Hello dear friends! I'm back! Please pardon my brief hiatus... things have been very busy here with lots of exciting changes in the air. While it's too soon to share any details yet, at least I can say I've been walking further down my spiritual path, getting closer to what my heart desires... embracing freedom by continuing to let go of my little old- and highly addictive- ego. Speaking of which, ego's unhelpful little voice is yammering at me right now, "What the heck does any of this have to do with Red Bell Pepper Soup?" ... Continue reading
Posted Jan 31, 2014 at StyleNectar
The January Inspiration Wall is up! Feel free to print it out for your fridge, nightstand, cubicle or all three! Sending you wishes for a lifetime of Joy, Happiness and Laughter! All love, Juliane Continue reading
Posted Jan 20, 2014 at StyleNectar
Savory Raw Veggie Stuffing is absolute yumminess! A perfect hardy, cozy winter recipe. You could fool a person into thinking it was cooked if you didn't tell! Boasting a beautiful complexity of flavor, fresh, vibrant color and that oomph of hardy, slightly gooey texture we all love in our holiday stuffing! This fantastic recipe is perfect for a holiday spread, or added as a savory filling to stuffed mushrooms, bell peppers or inside steamed acorn squash or pumpkin! A yummy, healthy dish to accompany your winter suppers. Continue reading
Posted Jan 16, 2014 at StyleNectar
I am in love with plant based Living Foods! SO fresh. So clean. So flavorful. Not to mention energizing, beautifying & healing... they taste better than traditional cooked fare! I really feel it's what nature intended for our nourishment. French Hazelnut Pumpkin Pie with "whipped cream" is no exception - this coming from a girl who always disliked hated pumpkin pie - that is until 6 years ago, when I discovered an amazing French recipe for cooked Hazelnut Pumpkin Pie. Of course, now that I follow a 100% Raw Vegan foodstyle (because it tastes and makes me feel so amazing!) I had to figure out a way to upgrade that French recipe to a delicious, enzyme rich, Living Foods version. And here it is... Continue reading
Posted Jan 6, 2014 at StyleNectar
My first Raw Vegan Christmas was a great success (if I do say so myself). We enjoyed a beautiful, comforting and delicious feast that left us feeling wonderfully nourished and uplifted. Here's a peek at our all raw vegan menu: Christmas Dinner 2014 Appetizers: Herbed "Goat" Cheese with Sesame-flax Crackers & fresh Peruvian Olives ~ First Course: Cream of "Roasted" Red Bell Pepper Soup Dinner: Marinated Portobella & Wild Mushrooms Creamy Root Vegetable Mash & Gravy Savory Stuffing Wilted Garlicky Greens Sweet-tart Cranberry Jelly Dessert: Hazlenut Pumpkin Pie with Whipped "Cream" ~ Organic Wine Pairing: Equilateral 2009 by Gabrielle Collection in Napa ... (See more) Continue reading
Posted Dec 29, 2013 at StyleNectar
Happy Holidays Friends! Here's a quick video for you as we head into the holidays since I won't have a chance to make one in the next week with festivities in swing. Wishing you all the very best this Holiday Season & a 2014 filled with Joy, Happiness & Laughter! How are you spending the holidays? What is your favorite vintage find? Do you meditate? Love, Juliane Continue reading
Posted Dec 24, 2013 at StyleNectar
My hubby used to be a canned, creamed soup connoisseur with Cream of Celery at the top of his favorites. Of course, unless we've been living under a rock, we're aware that canned soups are an Mmmm Mmmm Bad choice if we're interested in amazing health, vitality & happiness :) You can imagine when I served this delicious Raw Vegan version and he had no idea it wasn't "cooked" or that it didn't have cream in it, I was thrilled! Yes, it is that good. And SO easy! It would be a perfect first course for a holiday dinner, in fact I'll be serving a red bell pepper twist on it for Christmas. Plus, as promised, I'm making an entirely Raw Vegan Christmas Dinner so stay tuned as I'll be sharing it all with you! Without further ado... Continue reading
Posted Dec 22, 2013 at StyleNectar
Raw Apple Cider Vinegar has been used for thousands of years as a natural health and beauty remedy. At $4 a bottle, who knew it was such a miracle worker? From burning fat, to banishing flu bugs (it's anti-viral, anti-septic & anti-bacterial), check out the many secrets of Raw Apple Cider Vinegar! Recipes Included! Continue reading
Posted Dec 16, 2013 at StyleNectar
I count Thanksgiving as the official kick-off to "The Holidays" and this year's start has been the best ever! Not only did we spend Thanksgiving WITH the Turkeys and all their sweet, adorable friends below, I also made a fully vegan celebration which I'm hoping to prepare again around or for Christmas to share with you all. So, I'm here to tell you it is indeed possible to give thanks without having an animal on the table at dinner. In fact it was a fantastic celebration filled with love, gratitude, laughter and delicious food... Continue reading
Posted Dec 10, 2013 at StyleNectar
Caesar Salad with Cashew "Parmesan Cheese" is out of this world - in fact it's on the menu for dinner tonight. Say goodbye to the health nightmare of Caesar Salads passed. And Hello to crisp, fresh romaine tossed in a decadently creamy Caesar dressing - with just the right zing of garlic plus tangy capers - all topped with a hearty snowfall of Cashew Parmesan… (See More) Continue reading
Posted Dec 5, 2013 at StyleNectar
Spicy Sesame Noodles... Decadent. Rich. Creamy. Tantalizing yumminess that delivers freshness, zip and zing in each and every bite… Continue reading
Posted Nov 21, 2013 at StyleNectar
Hello friends, Here's a simple little video on how to open a Baby Thai Coconut. I even had one with an extra thick husk so you're receiving the best instruction on how to do handle a toughie :-) Have a beautiful week! Much love, Juliane Continue reading
Posted Nov 11, 2013 at StyleNectar
Ideally, we'd always purchase 100% organic groceries for their higher nutritional value and decreased risk associated with GMO's and pesticides. The reality, however, is it's not always affordable and it's important that our healthy lifestyle be sustainable. The EWG's Dirty Dozen and Clean 15 list is a helpful guide so we can put our dollars to maximum good use. By following its guidelines, studies show we may reduce our risk of pesticide exposure by 80%. Continue reading
Posted Oct 31, 2013 at StyleNectar
A tiny bit of philosophy today... Continue reading
Posted Oct 25, 2013 at StyleNectar
"Sandy Highway" is the latest oil painting in my Nantucket series. It's quite a journey to get to some of the isolated beaches of the Island, and always worth it. Please enjoy! Feel free to leave your feedback in the comments below :) All Love, Juliane Continue reading
Posted Oct 24, 2013 at StyleNectar
The Lean Green Express is a delicious, Living superfood green drink for those mornings we don't have 30 minutes to make a fresh juice. This supercharged drink is so packed with powerful, energizing nutrition there's no need to feel guilty when we can't make our fresh juice! The Lean Green Express is an anti-aging, longevity producing, beautifying, detoxifying high vibration energy cocktail that takes all of 2 minutes to prepare! Be amazing and Live Beautifully my friends! As always, leave your questions about this recipe, or anything else, in the comments below. I'm always happy to answer them quickly and in significant depth. Our comments section often has lots of really great info thanks to all your excellent, fun contributions! All Love, Juliane Continue reading
Posted Oct 10, 2013 at StyleNectar