SERVES: Makes 2-3 large wine glasses (1 litre’s worth) This weeks recipe is a delicious favourite drink of mine and perfect for the festive period! I have always been a lover of sparkling drinks and realising that sometimes it is the “stuff” that surrounds our food and drink choices that is attractive is a huge help in letting go of less-than-healthy choices. And so it is that when I throw a party or am entertaining I LOVE to come up with new non-alcoholic drinks – usually based on fresh juices and sparkling water and I serve them in a beautiful glass. Tasty, refreshing and it even somehow tastes mildly alcoholic, this is one I will be enjoying again and again … Continue reading
There are no end of possibilities about what we could eat this Christmas Day, however, what my concern is, in this article, is: Should *You* Be Eating Raw This Christmas?
Read on to discover why my question is as layered as the festive trifle!
“A Raw Christmas”.
Now what’s the first thing you think about when you hear those words? Be honest!
If it sounds like music to your ears then that would suggest that to have a Raw Christmas this year is what’s right for you, both at the below surface level and ideally in real life. If, on the other hand, it makes you think of isolation and standing out like a sore thumb from your companions, then it will be worth reading on. And if it sounds like something truly awful that really isn’t on your agenda, then you’re definitely in the wrong place (at least as far as this article goes) and I congratulate you on your clarity! Happy Christmas, now go and have your fun!
So this article is really for those of you who *think* that you’d like to be raw, but at the moment are yo-yoing all over the place between being ruled by your heart, your head, your eyes, your beliefs, your worries, and your belly! Which I think, if I know you at all, dear readers, is where most of you are going to be right now…
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! Continue reading
You’ve made the commitment to eat more raw foods. Your kitchen is set up for success and you’re enjoying your new way of eating. You’re beginning to see the difference in your energy levels, the way you look and the way you feel on a myriad of levels. Your body is feeling lighter and your taste buds are responding well to the new and exciting flavours you’ve been introducing.
So what next? Continue reading
One of the most common “If I went raw I’d miss ….” examples has to be “CURRY!” 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 SERVES: One large portion EQUIPMENT Blender, food processor 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 packed cup of fresh coriander 1/2 – 1 cup of pure water (depends on how creamy and thick you like it) 1/2 … Continue reading
So you’ve taken the initial plunge and begun to incorporate more fresh, ripe, organic living foods into your diet. You’ve dipped your toe in the water, had a taste of what’s possible and are seeing the benefits – and you’re ready to move on to the next level. Here are some suggestions to find a way of eating that really works for you, your body and your lifestyle: Create a menu plan that takes into account your lifestyle, your food preferences and your budget. Start simply and aim to have 75% of your diet as fresh, ripe, raw and organic fruits and vegetables, with as much green food as possible. Consider having a blood test done to identify any areas … Continue reading
When I’m making a variety of different breads in my dehydrator, my clear favourite is the following, it’s juicy and sweet all rolled into one – and it’s PERFECT for this time of year! Enjoy. EQUIPMENT Food Processor or Vita-Mix Blender, Dehydrator INGREDIENTS 3 cups of sprouted wheat 1 cup of raisins 2 Tablespoons of cinnamon powder DIRECTIONS Simply blend all the ingredients together really well in a food processor or high powered blender. You may find that a hand blender will work much better than a table-top blender depending on what make and power you have. Make sure you have a nice, smooth mixture so the wheat grains are no longer whole. Remove from your processor and shape into … Continue reading
Do you ever find yourself eating for reasons other than nutrition or hunger? If you feel as if food has become about way more than the “imbibing” of fresh, clean burning, deliciously satisfying but non-addictive fuel for you, then what follows might just offer a little guidance about how to steer your ship a little more in the direction of health, vitality and freedom by asking a few probing questions of yourself and your food choices. Feeling brave? Read on… Of all the reasons we eat, perhaps the most overriding influence of all is our emotions. For all of us, and this goes for even the most “disciplined” among us, eating is mostly (if not all) about how we feel … Continue reading
Raw cabbage? Not necessarily
my idea of fun – or at least it wasn’t until I tried this recipe! Cabbage
doesn’t always “feel” right in summer, but at this time of year when
lettuce loses some appeal, this is the perfect replacement.
I invite you to suspend disbelief long enough to make this and eat it… you’ll
be very glad you did! Continue reading
It’s only natural that at this time of year what you put in your shopping basket is going to be very different to what you put in it during the summer. But what exactly IS good to buy and eat during the colder months when you want to eat raw, but the fruit in the shops has never been less ripe and the salads somehow just seem too watery and unsubstantial? And how on earth do you avoid the classic raw foodist error of relying daily on the good ol’ dried fruit and nuts combo which only ends up knocking you off balance, fills you up on too-sugary-too-fatty snack foods and never truly satisfies you?
For those of you now wondering what to put in your kitchen store cupboard and refrigerator now that the cold dark nights are well and truly here, this is for you.