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More Pleaze is a digital marketplace for private chefs specializing in health and wellness. We celebrate food as a joyful expression of art, spirit, and health and believe that LOVE is always the most important ingredient. Our blog is a collection of recipes, articles, and event portfolios from our incredible family of private chefs.

How To Utilize The 5 Yamas for Empowered Speech

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How To Utilize The 5 Yamas for Empowered Speech Written by: Alyssa Hossler Photography by: Nicole Goddard It all starts with you. You are deserving of love and respect from…

Raw Vegan Pumpkin Pie

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Raw Vegan Pumpkin Pie By | Guest Chef Crystal BonnetTis the season for pumkin everything, especially this Raw Vegan Pumpkin Pie! This lovely recipe was kindly shared with us by…

A Personal Chef’s Guide for Navigating COVID19

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A Personal Chef's Guide for Navigating COVID19 The hospitality industry is not a quantifiable product, it’s an immersion and an interactive experience. While large industry hotels, spas, casinos, and restaurants…
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Vegan Gluten Free Banana Bread Muffins

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Vegan Gluten Free Banana Bread Muffins Here on Maui banana bread is a way of life. Head down the world famous Road to Hana and you'll find no shortage of road sign…

Tropical Oasis Retreat | Maui, HI

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Tropical Oasis Maui | Yoga & House Music Retreat | Zero Waste Retreat Camp Olowalu, Lahaina, Maui | March 29-April 1, 2019 ABOUT TROPICAL EVENTS  Tropical was founded in 1998…

Zero Waste Kitchen Hacks | Food Scraps

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Zero Waste Kitchen Hacks| Food Scraps By | Alyssa Hossler When it comes to implementing zero waste in the kitchen, ideas of reusable bags, buying unwrapped produce, or byo container…

Badass Business Babe Retreat | West Hollywood, CA

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Badass Business Babe Retreat West Hollywood, CA | March 17, 2019 | Chef Amanda RamirezABOUT BADASS BUSINESS BABES At BADASS BUSINESS BABES we believe that no business babe or bro…

Vegan Raspberry Cheesecake Recipe

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Raspberry Vegan Cheesecake Recipe Recipe by | Chef Declan McKerrThe delectable Raspberry Vegan Cheesecake is a Chef Declan McKerr creation! When The Vegan Garden, an online vegan meal delivery service,…
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Eating Seasonally & Eating Local for Health

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Eating Seasonally & Eating Local for Health By | Chef Johanna Glaser   Hello, everyone, I'm Johanna, a member of the holistic chef network here at More Pleaze, located in…

Just Be Yoga: Manifest Maui | The Wailea Inn, Maui, HI

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Just Be Yoga Retreat: MANIFEST MAUI Wailea Inn, Kihei, HI | February 8-13, 2019 | Chef Kyra Bramble JUST BE YOGA is a home away from home with a fearlessly authentic…

The Awaken Society: Awaken Ahurani | Women’s Retreat | Toll House Inn

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Awaken Society Women's Retreat Toll House Inn, Booneville, CA | November 2-4, 2018AWAKEN SOCIETY aspires to build a global community of women supporting one another in personal, professional and spiritual…
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Kombucha Brewing 101 : Making Your First Batch from a SCOBY

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Kombucha Brewing 101 : Making Your First Batch from a SCOBY   Alright... Someone gifted you your very own Scoby, or maybe you impulse bought it online. Now you're looking…

Vegetarian California Wedding | Elk, CA

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Vegetarian California Wedding   Elk, CA | August 12, 2018 VEGETARIAN CALIFORNIA WEDDING When Balarama and Emma of Bend Ayurveda approached More Pleaze to cater their wedding, it was a…
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Fennel Frond and Macadamia Pesto

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Basil and Fennel Frond Pesto   As a little girl growing up in Sonoma County, CA, fennel was a common sight. Many of my friends loved to eat the black licorice…

Raw Vegan Wedding | La Ventana | Big Sur, CA

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Raw Vegan Wedding Elopement   La Ventana | Big Sur, CA | April 4 ,2018RAW VEGAN WEDDING ELOPEMENT CEREMONY "From the very first time Ari Violet (the beautiful bride) and…

Fennel Cauliflower Soup with Fennel Frond Truffle Pesto

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Fennel Cauliflower Soup with Fennel Frond Truffle Pesto   When I was growing up in Northern California, fennel grew abundantly. So much in fact that to me it was merely a…

Our Guide to Natural Sweeteners

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Our Guide to Natural Sweeteners The average American eats 152 pounds of sugar in a year. That’s a lot of unneeded empty calories! The excess of this highly addictive substance…

Salted Caramel Hemp Protein Balls

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Salted Caramel Hemp Protein Balls This recipe for salted caramel hemp protein balls was created on the fly for a private client. They taste like you wish protein bars tasted…
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Ayurveda in the Kitchen

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:::Ayurveda in the kitchen::: I've been reflecting a lot on my trip to India recently. The bright and vibrant colors, the pungent and savory smells of the streets and in…
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Raw Lemon Lavender Cheesecake

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Lemon and lavender go together like rainbows and smiles! A few months ago a dear friend came to visit me on my little island, and we spent the afternoon exploring…

Water and Health FAQ

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Water and Health FAQ   Why is water important for my health? Water is considered to be the most vital of all the macronutrients. Our body weight is composed of…

Sweet & Spicy Ginger-Garlic Seared Tempeh

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Sweet, spicy, protein-rich filling, and full of YUM!   I was taught a variation of this recipe visiting a friend in Brooklyn in the cold of early winter. I brought…
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Prenatal Nutrition: Changing Needs for New Life

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Pregnancy is a pivotal point for the body in any woman’s life. At no other time does it go through such in-depth physiological changes than when creating a new life…

Basic Macadamia Nut Cheese – “Raw-cotta”

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Basic Macadamia Nut Cheese - "Raw-cotta"   I'm a huge cheese addict and so serving vegan "cheese" that tastes and feels like the real thing is very important to me.…

Vegan Holiday Salad with Butternut Squash, Pomegranate, Kale, and Spiced Pepitas

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Vegan Holiday Salad with Butternut Squash, Pomegranate, Kale, and Spiced Pepitas   This Fall when More Pleaze was asked to cater a California ranch wedding we put together a custom five…

Plantain Tostones with Meyer Lemon Cashew Crème

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Plantain Tostones with Meyer Lemon Cashew Crème I'm excited to share this incredibly delicious and easy recipe with you! If you like bananas, then you'll sure love plantains. Plantains are…
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Basic Chia Seed Pudding Recipe – Raw & Vegan

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Basic Chia Seed Pudding Recipe Chia seeds are incredibly healthy, nutritious, and fun to use for raw or cooked food! I’ve been making variations of chia seed puddings for myself, retreats,…

Turmeric Coconut Passionfruit Smoothie

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Turmeric Coconut Passionfruit Smoothie Passionfruit, or lilikoi in Hawaii, are my spirit fruit. I find them everywhere like delightful little Easter eggs and am always looking for more ways to…

Hawaiian Style Portobello Mushroom Poke (Raw Marinated Mushroom Salad)

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Hawaiian Style Portobello Mushroom Poke (Raw Marinated Mushroom Salad)   I love preparing fresh poke for my professional and personal guests! Poke (pronounced "poh-kay") is a staple on the Hawaiian islands…

Truffled Mushroom Cashew Cheese

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The perfect vegan raw fusion appetizer for any party? Truffled. Mushroom. Cashew Cheese. How do you go wrong? I've had a lot of fun lately playing with making various forms…

What is More Pleaze?

Conscious playful chefs! More Pleaze began as the country’s first yoga retreat catering service, and it has evolved into an ever-growing network of conscious natural food chefs who offer an array of services, such as private dinners, meal prep, workshops, and recipe development. 
My chefs are all unique individuals and each specializes in their chosen expressions of healthy cuisine, from casual to high-end. Their services include private chef work, meal deliveries, retreat catering, birth chef work, recipe development, and more. While various chefs offer unique styles of cuisine, such as, farm-to-table, raw vegan, ayurvedic, paleo, pescatarian, traditional, and multi-cultural vegetarian fusion –   their common thread is a desire to infuse wellness, community, and intention into their delicious food. I pride myself on knowing each of my chefs personally and pairing them with the clients whom they best align with. 
Food is medicine, and More Pleaze chefs aren’t just chefs; they are healers, artists, and health advocates.