RAW CARROT CAKE

The healthiest raw cake around? Possibly so! This is not only super-healthy but it’s also super-delicious. It’s also one of the best uses you’ll ever have for that carrot pulp left over from juicing! EQUIPMENT Food Processor INGREDIENTS 1/2 cup soaked raisins 1/2 cup dried apricots (pre-soaked) 2 cups pecans/walnuts (you could have one or other or both) 1&1/2 cups coconut (whatever type you have to hand, except young fresh coconut) 1 teaspoon cinnamon 1/4 teaspoon 5-spice 6 cups carrot pulp (leftover from juicing) 1&1/2 cups dates DIRECTIONS This is a classic “put it all in the food processor and it comes out good” kind of recipe, but you’ll want to do it in stages as there’s a lot of … Continue reading

How To Get Out Of The “Raw Food Rut”

Whether you are new to raw food and haven’t yet experimented that much, or a longer term raw foodie but feel like you’ve hit a wall and salads, fruit and smoothies just aren’t doing it for you right now, fret not! Help is at hand. It’s perfectly natural to get bored with food sometimes. When you think about it, we do this with all aspects of life from time to time, whether it be our job, our home, our relationships or whatever. Now and again we need to take stock, see where the problem is (inside or out – or both) and do what we need to do. Bearing this in mind, this week’s article is about what you can … Continue reading

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