Are You Living Your Highest Vision?

Without a doubt one “absolute must have” in your raw food survival kit is a very clear sense of “your highest vision”. What does that mean exactly? It means that if your desire is to go raw and stay raw (most, if not all of the time) then you will be on what is likely to be a pretty intensive journey of growth – you will be constantly evolving and changing – so you will most definitely need new territories, goals and dreams to move towards. I have noticed something about myself and others on the raw food journey. When life is going well, we are in the flow and we are going after what we want, going or staying … Continue reading

10 Easy Ways to Make Green Foods Part of Your Everyday Diet – and Love Them!

It’s rare that you come across someone who LOVES eating green foods, but that doesn’t have to be the case for any of us. Not only can green foods be delicious they can make us feel fantastic, helping to cleanse and rebuild even the most jaded of bodies and spirits. When I first got into raw foods I admit I was one of those raw fooders who relied heavily on fresh juicy fruits, dried fruits and nuts, and most days I’d eat a salad, but it wasn’t what I’d now call a “decent” salad. And that’s because I’ve since learned that it’s nowhere near enough to have some green on your plate and think that’s sufficient, because it’s not! We … Continue reading

Why Going Raw is a Whole Person Journey

Even though at times it may be challenging to eat raw (socially) the benefits far outweigh the negatives – in fact so many times over as to be laughable! So, here’s my spin on what really starts going on when you start to eat more raw food… You have been warned! When you go raw – or even dabble a little – you do two things: you eat differently and you start to think differently. Thinking outside the box is, after all, what brought you to raw foods in the first place! And as the raw food begins to work its magic, as your body cleans out, your blood chemistry starts to change and as your cells come alive you … Continue reading

CHOCOLATE (CAROB) PUDDING

This recipe has been a favourite of mine for many years. It’s great for dessert any time of year, but especially in the colder months when you want something sweet and comforting and ESPECIALLY if you have love on your mind and want to share it with someone special 🙂  EQUIPMENT Blender INGREDIENTS 2 avocadoes 1 cup dates 1/2 cup raw carob powder Water as required DIRECTIONS Simply blend all ingredients in a blender, food processor or with a hand blender until the mixture is smooth and creamy. Taste test before serving. Add more avocado if you’d like it richer and/or creamier, add more dates for extra sweetness or add more carob for a stronger chocolate flavour. Serve on its … Continue reading

Love Special: Show Me the Love!

So Valentine’s Day is about to be celebrated in just under a week’s time… Yes, already! And today, very much in keeping with the theme of this week, I’m here to remind you that the most important love is the love you have for yourself. Yes, it’s time. It’s time to feed yourself the best of the best emotionally, not just physically. This is the perfect time to take a look at that. And here’s why… 1) You can only give what you have to give; if you don’t love yourself first you are drawing from an empty well. If you want to love others in a big, love-them-large kind of way, then you have to love yourself large first. … Continue reading

RAW THAI CURRY SAUCE

One of the most common “If I went raw I’d miss ….” examples has to be “CURRY!”. Well, I’ve created a curry sauce that works wonderfully with just about any raw veggie concoction you care to chop up! (See end for suggestions to work with). So if you fancy something fresh and raw but “substantial” this weekend, bag yourself a Thai curry kit (from most supermarkets) and stoke up your inner fire with this hot and saucy recipe! EQUIPMENT Blender INGREDIENTS Makes enough sauce to accompany 2 large helpings of veggies 2 avocados 2 (dried) lime leaves 1/4 – 1/2 fresh chilli 1 teaspoon of lime juice 2 cm of lemon grass stem 1.5cm cube of fresh ginger 1/2 loosely … Continue reading

Selecting the Best Quality Packaged Produce

When shopping for fruit and vegetables, rule Number 1 is always to choose organic, and it really is no different when it comes to dried and pre-packaged foods. Beyond this first rule, there’s a lot about food that we don’t have a clue about until we start investigating, and what I’ve discovered along the way is this: Nuts: The best way to buy nuts is in their shells, but when that isn’t possible, you need to buy shelled nuts that are as whole, unchipped and unmarked as possible. When you’ve bought them they should ideally be kept in the fridge as their oils can go rancid, especially when out of their shells. Yes, it’s true that some “raw” nuts are … Continue reading