It’s time to bring on the sprouts! Traditionally sprouts have been used in salads, soups and wraps for many decades now. Nothing too complicated, you understand, just throw them in and eat! Many times over the years I have been asked for raw food recipes including sprouts, and my answer has always been the same: “Don’t fiddle with them; they are wonderfully perfect just as they are!”. And it’s true. There is no need to pfaff with sprouts. Every single little sprouting seed, bean, grain or pulse is buzzing with life-force; it seems such a shame to want to pulverize it when you could simply be relishing the freshness and crunchiness of what they already are. With this in mind … Continue reading
Home-grown sprouts from beans, seeds and grains are among the most nutrient-dense foods that you can possibly eat. They’re literally alive, incredibly potent, cost almost nothing and are fun and satisfying to grow. They will thrive in the confines of a very small kitchen, or even on the move. And they are so easy to grow that there really is no reason not to try! Continue reading
A refreshing drink that will keep for hours and give you a pep talk from the inside out! Continue reading
If you’re thinking of transitioning to a raw food lifestyle, you may well be asking yourself: “What will people say?”
One of the most common issues people have around eating raw is the social ramifications. Will you suddenly become a social outcast, or will people think you’ve gone “weird”?
Isn’t it ironic that when we try to look after ourselves better, especially through food, that the people around us so often try to talk us out of it, stand in our way, tempt us, tease us, make life a little bit difficult or just make negative comments that, in the end, often derail us? It’s so easy to succumb, if only for an easier life.
If aliens visited our planet and observed what we ate, what we considered food and how we treated our most valuable possession (our body), wouldn’t they run off laughing or shaking their heads in disbelief? And yet our immediate families typically think that the more processed and junk food they feed us, the more “loving” and “caring” they’re being! We do know that they mean well, but really…?
Time for a little reframing maybe? Continue reading
Rarely do I publish salad recipes as I am more than aware that most people into raw foods are more than capable of whipping up something tasty with fresh green salad leaves and other assorted fresh ‘n’ raw ingredients.
However this week’s recipe is an exception. I have to say it’s now very much in the memory bank ready for using over and over and over again in the next warmer few weeks and months that follow. Continue reading
The ideal raw fooder’s kitchen should, in my opinion, be equipped with three basic items: a juicer, a blender and a food processor. I personally couldn’t be without any of these – I use at least one of them every day. There are so many other kitchen gadgets on the market though, and when you first get into eating more raw food it can get confusing when making a decision on what to buy. Which items will prove indispensable, and which will end up gathering dust? Continue reading
These burgers are delicious served warmed or cold, and make for a satisfying main meal or snack with or without the additional topping. Continue reading
Food processors are a very worthwhile addition to your raw kitchen and can be used in a variety of ways. If you already own one (which may have been gathering dust for some time!) you will find that as you experiment more with raw food recipes, you will want to press it into service again. It’s not absolutely necessary to have one, certainly in the beginning, and you can definitely wait a while if your budget is tight. However, if you don’t already have a food processor, you will almost certainly want to invest in one sooner or later. Continue reading
The Smoothie that follows was one of those “just throw it in a blender and it should work” kind of recipes… And it does! Try it and share the pleasure. EQUIPMENT Blender INGREDIENTS 1 cup pure water 1 medium mango 1 nectarine 2 small bananas 3 Medjool dates DIRECTIONS 1. Simply blend all ingredients thoroughly until a thick, but bit-free consistency is achieved. 2. Pour into a tall glass, add ice if preferred and enjoy! Raw Coach Top Tips: • Use frozen fruit if you prefer a much cooler drink or add ice instead of water in the original blend. If the drink is too thick for you, simply add more water until it’s the way you like it!
Following on from Part 1 published last Friday: Your Inner Environment… this time we’re here to address your external environment – and remember – we’re aiming for a 10!
In line with the one reason we’re all here – a passion for raw and living foods – let’s start by looking at the environment that will most support your lifestyle choice – your kitchen, which is where it all begins.
First things first, simply cast your eye around your kitchen for a moment ask yourself: “How well does my kitchen currently support my desire to choose raw?”