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What are Annette Larkins’ top recipes? Annette Larkins, a 71-year-old raw-food enthusiast who credits her healthy lifestyle for her age-defying appearance, shares her top recipes on her website, as well as via her DVD, “Annette’s Raw Kitchen,” and her two “Journey to Health” booklets.

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Larkins, a Miami resident who went vegetarian in 1963, despite the fact her husband owned a butcher shop, provides three of her top recipes on her website, providing lists of ingredients and step-by-step instructions for how to prepare corn chips, banana shakes (“Shake Your Banana”), and fruit ambrosia.

Annette Larkins’ top recipes—and all of her recipes, for that matter—are made with ingredients like nuts, dried fruits, vegetables, beans and sprouts, the staples of a raw-food diet. Larkins grows much of her own food in her backyard garden, and she never heats anything above 118 degrees, as adherents of rawism, or raw foodism, believe that cooking food at too high a temperature kills essential nutrients. As such, you don’t need a high-power oven or fancy kitchen gadgets to cook Annette Larkins’ top recipes. You just need a willingness to peel, stir, shuck and perhaps get some strange looks from your dinner guests.

Annette Larkins’ top recipes also include nut balls, nut patty, nut loaf, spicy collard greens, nutburgers, “Wild Rice Superb,” “Salad for All Seasons,” granola, papaya fruit bowl and pizza.

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“The foods that I consume daily vary depending on my mood; nevertheless, it is safe to remark that my day-to-day diet will consist of dark green vegetables such as collards, kale or lettuce,” Annette Larkins told, dishing on her top recipes. “Sometimes it may be all of these and more. I like to break the fast—known as breakfast with juice—presently, I am in a wheatgrass mode. I also will partake of noni juice from my garden. I may indulge in one of the dishes found on my DVD Annette’s Raw Kitchen, which includes spicy collard greens, nut balls, pizza, wild rice, et cetera.”