June 19, 2011

Fruit Cereal
serves 1 ~ $.70 per serving

1 banana ($.15)
1 tablespoon walnuts ($.05)
1 tablespoon coconut flakes ($.10)
1 cup almond milk ($.40)
pinch cinnamon

This doesn’t contain any actual cereal grains, but does give that same feeling of nice big bowl of cereal and milk. The milk is even sweet and drinkable when finished.

Layer the banana, nuts, and coconut flakes in a bowl. Pour in almond milk. Top with pinch of cinnamon and an optional teaspoon of agave or other sweetener.


calories: 382
fat: 20 gr
carbs: 41 gr
protein: 6 gr 
Mimi Kirk’s Simple Mediterranean Salad
serves 2 ~ $3.82 per serving
4 firm heirloom tomatoes or slightly green tomatoes, cut into wedges ($3.00)
2 sweet red or yellow peppers, seeded, cored, and sliced into thin strips ($2.10)
1small or 1/2 medium sweet onion or red onion, sliced into strips ($.10)
1/2 cucumber, coarsely diced ($.25)
1 cup raw olives, pitted ($1.59)
good quality extra-virgin olive oil ($.30)
1-2 tablespoons lemon juice ($.30)
himalayan or celtic sea salt, to taste
freshly milled pepper to taste
This recipe is from Mimi Kirk’s wonderful new book, Live Raw. This is one of the best raw food books I’ve read. Mimi’s recipes are elegant and gourmet, but they’re also very simple and easy to make.
To make the Simple Mediterranean Salad … place the vegetables in a bowl and sprinkle generously with extra-virgin olive oil, lemon, salt, and pepper. Let salad rest for 15-20 minutes to meld flavors together.
Taste for salt and pepper and adjust if necessary. Flavors should be lemony and light. 
Serve on chilled lettuce leaves.

calories: 274
fat: 20 gr
carbs: 19 gr

protein: 5 gr

Hummus Pizza
serves 4 ~ $1.80 per serving

1 cup ground flax seeds ($.50)
1/2 cup whole flax seeds ($.30)
1 cup water
6 carrots ($1.20)
1 red bell pepper ($.59)
1 medium onion ($.05)
2 cloves garlic
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon cayenne
2 zucchini, peeled and chopped ($1.29)
2 tablespoons tahini ($.20)
1 tablespoon olive oil ($.10)
1/2 onion, chopped
1 teaspoon cumin
1 clove garlic
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 tomato, sliced ($2.00)
1 onion, thinly sliced ($.05)
4 oz mushrooms, marinated and dehydrated (optional) ($1.10)
This doesn’t taste like traditional pizza, and it’s also not quite like a tostada … but I’ve called it pizza because that’s what it looks like.
The crust can be started the evening before and left in the dehydrator to get crispy. Start by soaking the ground and whole flax seeds in the one cup water. They will get gelatinous and this is what helps hold the crust together. 
While the flax is soaking, in  food processor fitted with an “S” blade, process the remaining crust ingredients until smooth. Stir into the soaked flax. Spread thinly on teflex or plastic covered dehydrator trays.
Let dehydrate for a couple hours, then score into desired shapes and flip. Peel the sheet off the back of the crust and let it finish drying on the screen.
To make the hummus, simply process all the ingredients in the food processor with the “S” blade until very smooth.
Assemble the pizzas by breaking the crusts long the score lines, spreading on a layer of hummus, and adding the toppings.
calories: 351
fat: 25 gr
carbs: 23 gr
protein: 12 gr
Da Da Daiquiri
serves 2 ~ $1.49 per serving
juice from 1 lime ($.69)
1 cup strawberries ($1.29)
1 cup orange juice, freshly squeezed ($.70)
1 tablespoon agave or sweetener of choice ($.20)
2-3 tablespoons sparkling soda water ($.10)
a few mint leaves
I’ve never liked alcohol, but have always had a fascination with the ritual and accessories that goes along with drinking … I even collected antique wine glasses for a while. Mimi has a “Mocktails” section in her new book, and, wow, are there some great recipes and ideas. They’ve even sparked my urge to collect again!  
To make the Da Da Daiquiri, blend all ingredients except ice in a blender. Pour into ice-filled jar with a lid and shake several times. Pour into glass through a strainer. Garnish with a piece of orange on a skewer.
calories: 133
fat: 1 gr
carbs: 34 gr
protein: 2 gr

The Mimi
serves 2~ $2.82 per serving
1 ripe cantaloupe, cubed and frozen ($2.29)
1/2 cup pineapple juice ($.90)
juice of 3 oranges ($1.25)
1/2 cup coconut water ($1.00)
1 tablespoon coconut aminos ($.20)
The Mocktails section is one of my favorite parts of Mimi’s book, and it set me off experimenting. This drink was clean, fresh, and just sweet enough. Because ti was inspired by her book, I decided to call it The Mimi. 
In a blender, puree the cantaloupe until smooth. Add the rest of the juices, coconut water, coconut aminos, and stir.
calories: 194
fat: 4 gr
carbs: 34 gr
protein: 4 gr
Total cost for the day: $7.81
Enter for a Chance to Win
Mimi Kirk’s Live Raw
Mimi has generously offered to give away a copy of her new book to one of my readers.
To enter …
1. Just leave a comment to this post.
For more chances to win …
2. Visit Mimi’s website HERE, take a look around (there’s lots there!) and comment below on what you found interesting.
3. Tweet this giveaway and let me know by leaving a comment below.
4. Blog this giveaway and let me know by leaving a comment below.
Mimi, at age 72, is a mom of 4, grandmother of 7,  and has had several fascinating careers … including board game and jewelry designer, Las Vegas showgirl, and stand-in for Mary Tyler Moore. She’s been vegetarian and vegan for most of the last 40 years, and is now a raw vegan. She has some amazing tips on food, diet, longevity, aging, and living well. 
Mimi’s book, Live Raw, is packed with stunning full color photos taken by Mimi’s boyfriend, Mike Mendell, and includes a detoxifying program, easy to read charts of what vitamins we need and what foods they’re in, and lots of beautiful and delicious recipes … including Lemony Cheesecake, Butternut Squash Soup, Mike’s Burger, Stuffed Grape leaves, Pomodoro Lasagna, and more.
And if you can’t wait, you can order your own copy of Live Raw HERE.

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76 Responses

  1. Love the breakfast and pizza! Awesome ideas!

  2. VeganLisa says:

    Delicious Mocktails sound so perfect for summer entertaining. I'd love a copy of Mimi's amazing book.

    Thank you Lisa.


  3. Hannah says:

    I've never been an alcohol drinker myself, so your drink definitely appeals to me more than standard sickly-sweet cocktails!

  4. Sarah C says:

    Yummy pizza!!! And the book looks awesome 😀

  5. Anonymous says:

    Would love to receive a copy of the book!

  6. Anonymous says:

    And what I love about Mimi is her beauty!

  7. blondechick says:

    Wonderful new site Mimi has channeled us to! 🙂 Love the $10 a day or less plan as it is hard sometimes to plan a day that is satisfying. Appreciate the tips. LOOOVE Mimi Kirk and would LOOOVE to win a copy of her book 🙂

  8. Santosh says:

    I love your recipes and raw living. This concept of $10 day will help me promote raw living among my friends and family.

  9. foodfeud says:

    The mediterranean salad looks so great. I'm going to pick up some olives today to make it!

  10. zonahead says:

    I would love to win a copy of Mimi's new book.

  11. Chantal says:

    Mimi's such an inspiration! She looks so fantastic and seems to positive, so of course I want to listen to everything she has to say. I'd love a copy of her new book! Thanks for the giveaway 🙂

  12. Chantal says:

    I just checked out Mimi's website, and watched her spot on the Doctors. I think it's funny how of course it's totally worth saying how great she looks, but they never actually get into the details of what she does and how she looks that awesome! I wish they had talked more about her diet so the mainstream could believe more in the power of raw foods!

  13. Anonymous says:

    Everything looks so yummy!!!

  14. Christine says:

    I have been following Mimi and have tried various recipes which have been great! I would love a copy of her book as her recipes seem simple not requiring lots of ingredients.

  15. I love this day's recipes!

  16. AmyL says:

    I'd love to learn more about the sort of information she's got in the book in addition to the recipes!

  17. Jessica says:

    Awesome meals as always!!

    I would love this book as I LOVE raw cookbooks!! Hopefully the weather will warm up and I'll get more inspired!

  18. I very much want to add this book to my collection!

  19. I tweeted: @AlmostVeganChef

  20. The pizza and mimi mock-tail would just hit the spot on a hot summer weekday afternoon. Love it!

    I really enjoyed Mimi's website youngonrawfood.com — thank you for crosslinking! A new favorite site to check back often. I especially liked the Recipes and Things I Love sections. Great, fun ways to read more and expand one's comfort zone and knowledge.

  21. kelli says:

    i'd love to win mimi's book!

  22. kelli says:

    i found it interesting and quite amazing that at 72, mimi feels like she is in her 20's. WOW!

  23. I'd love to win this book – it looks like it has some great recipes in it!

  24. bitt says:

    I'd love to win, heard great things about this book!

  25. bitt says:

    I found a lot interesting on her site, especially the mockarita recipe.

  26. bitt says:



  27. Elena says:

    Thanks for another great post, and, of course, I'd love to win Mimi's book!

  28. Elena says:

    Oh, and looking around Mimi's site, I'm struck by her warmth and generosity in her posts and responses to reader comments. Her personality really comes through. The recipes she has posted look great, including a classic cashew cheesecake and some simple and tasty-sounding corn chips.

  29. Heidi Huber says:

    I'm totally down for an amazing raw food book. I would be greatly appreciated. Thank you so much!

  30. The fruit cereal looks the best! Im going to be a rebel and have it for lunch today!! :o)

  31. Ms. Dancy says:

    I've always wanted to go Raw but didn't think I could afford it. I believe I can do it now.

  32. Kristen says:

    I am a huge Mimi fan and also never miss a raw on 10 post. I would love a copy of her book!

  33. Everything looks so delicious. Thanks for sharing.

  34. this looks like a raw book i can finally use — no expensive and weird ingredients

  35. Tweeted…Facebook and Google Buzz.

  36. Jazzii says:

    I tweeted about the blog on @rawjazzii I love the raw pizza concept, I used Shazzie's recipe from her detox delights which tasted great but I dig the concept of the flax pizza crust. The mocktail da da daquri. I dont really enjoy smoothies so these look refreshing for morning or day time. I wanna make these recipes and review them on my own blog http://rawfoodjazzii.blogspot.com
    The $10 a day breakdown is a good idea because alot of people have the misconception being raw has to be hard and or expensive.

  37. katie says:

    the raw pizza looks great! can't wait to try it!

  38. Anonymous says:

    Wow! I am so glad I found this site! I really need this raw for $10 a day info. I'm a single mom with three kids 8 and under and it's tough to get the fresh stuff for a good price living up north. Thanks!!

  39. Anonymous says:

    I checked out Mimi's website. What an inspiration!!! If her story doesn't make you want to eat more raw fruits and veggies nothing will!!

  40. Dawn Wilcox says:

    Mimi is gracious, beautiful and a true inspiration.

  41. Joy says:

    Your post/review of Live Raw is "R..awesome"!!! I would love to win a copy of the book! Thank You!

  42. suznfaye says:

    I "liked" Mimi's FaceBook page.

  43. suznfaye says:

    I signed up for Mimi's email updates. Her recipes sound delightful, I can't wait to try them.

  44. katie M says:

    I checked out her website and am going to go check out her Youtube videos tomorrow AM. Also signed up for her newsletter/updates

  45. katie M says:

    I can't get over how young she looks! Amazing…this book looks like a fabulous read.

  46. Jeanne says:

    Love, love, love your recipes. Here the mocktails look particularly delicious!

  47. Karen Wiens says:

    Mimi looks absolutely amazing at 72! I would LOVE to look like her at that age! 🙂 And I'd love a copy of her book….
    ps. I love your blog too!!

  48. Anonymous says:

    Love the recipes and would love to win the book! Thanks for the opportunity! Sherry @ lyn10943@yahoo.com

  49. Melissa C. says:

    Mimi has a recipe for Mango sorbet on her site which looks easy to make and sounds yummy. I look forward to trying this recipe and the mocktails you have listed here. Thanks for sharing and the opportunity to win her new book!

  50. Mrs. No-No says:

    Thanks for all of your ideas – – hoping to win Miss Mimi's book!! 🙂
    mspomona97 at gmail dot com

  51. Mrs. No-No says:

    hmmmm…. maybe I will try to be nominated for sexiest vegetarian over 50 (when I get there!) – from her website!
    mspomona97 at gmail dot com

  52. Anonymous says:

    Wow! Those mocktails sound amazing! Id love to win a copy of her book, thanks for having this giveaway! 🙂

  53. Anonymous says:

    Fabulous photos! All the recipes sound delicious.
    It would absolutely make my summer to get a copy if this book!
    I would share the lovely raw food with my two little girls and husband.
    Your blog has been a great inspiration to me. It is great to know that a family can eat raw at reasonable prices and do the un-cooking with such ease.

  54. Anonymous says:

    Just posted above and noticed I have no identity:)
    Very happy to give my email if you need it.
    – Deva Hoffman

  55. Anonymous says:

    The lunch salad looks so yummy!!! I need to whip it up right now!!!

  56. Anonymous says:

    just went to her page and read her story and watched some videos of her…..I watched the one with the DRS. were she said her boyfriend is 19 years younger than her!!!

  57. mummalu says:

    I can't believe Mimi is 72! Doesn't look a day older than 35 😉

  58. Fiber says:

    I'd love to win a copy of this book! You can never have too many raw food recipes!

  59. Frannie says:

    Another lovely menu. Everything looks so tempting.
    I need to remember to add cinnamon to my cereal.

    Love all of Mimi's videos. She is quite the inspiration.

  60. Shaun says:

    This is Amazing!! I just started fully Raw 1 week ago and would love to get your book. Thank for sharing this beautiful Raw, simple Way to Eat and Live!!!

    I am so grateful!

  61. I've visited Mimi's website, and it's amazing she's 71! She doesn't look it at all!

    I tweeted this blog here: http://twitter.com/#!/phoenixsmuse

    I linked this post in my most recent blog post here: http://reallyrawraederle.blogspot.com/2011/06/blog-raw-corn.html

    Does this mean I get four entries to win? 😀

    Great post by the way. I loved the mocktail recipes: completely new and different ideas for me!

    ~ Raederle

  62. Anonymous says:

    I would love to have a raw cookbook & try out some easy recipes. The Med. Salad with the olives has me licking the screen! Thanks for the giveaway!

  63. Anonymous says:

    I just posted above & checked out Mimi's website. Lots of recipes for future reference. Her smile is contagious & I love that she was a stand in for MTM! My e-mail is tvogie@fuse.net I would love to receive her book. Thanks for a great website.

  64. Anonymous says:

    Your recipes are awesome!, I always come here to check them out because they motivate me to eat healthier (although I'm not raw, I wish I could be). I don't have many of the ingredients and appliances aren't sold in my country but I still love your photographs, everything looks so yummy. I just wanted to ask you if you knew what happened to the dollarseed site?, it's dead and I need to buy some seeds ASAP. I'll await for your reply. Cheers!

  65. And here I was trying to be clever and concise by posting all four in one. 😀


    I tweeted this blog here: http://twitter.com/#!/phoenixsmuse

    I linked this post in my most recent blog post here: http://reallyrawraederle.blogspot.com/2011/06/blog-raw-corn.html


  66. I'm definitely going to try making the raw hummus pizza. 😀 That looks/sounds wonderful!

  67. I used to make "grawnola" like that all the time, but nuts first thing in the morning make me tired, and I'm not really in the mood for it later in the day usually. Very delicious though. 😀
    (Posting four comments feels so spammy, lol.)

  68. dre says:

    I just checked out Mimi's website and am impressed with the recipes I saw. This is an awesome giveaway!

  69. Anonymous says:

    I noticed that onions are in the pizza recipe as costing $0.05 a piece. I'm wondering what type of onions and how you are getting them, that they only cost you 5 cents per onion.

  70. Angelique says:

    Based on your endorsement of it, I'd love to take a peek at Mimi's new book — thanks for holding this giveaway!

  71. Angelique says:

    On Mimi's site, on her Things I Love tab, she's got some pretty rockin' boots listed there — I'd like a pair myself!

  72. emile says:

    delicious, as always! i'm infatuated with mocktails, so i'm grateful for their inclusion in this post (even if i'm almost a week late reading it). the mimi looks phenomenal – i can't wait to try it! 😀

  73. Susa says:

    great nutritious ideas for hot summer meals! would enjoy greatly having the book!

  74. Shannon says:

    What fabulous and beautiful recipes! I can't wait to try them all.

  75. HiHoRosie says:

    Wow again. Hummus pizza – gotta try that.