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The Raw Fooder’s Guide to Indoor Greens Part 1: What and Why

Growing indoor greens is a fun and nutritious way to bring the freshest green plants into your life – especially during the colder months when great quality greens is of utmost importance.

To assist you in your quest for vibrant health – particularly at this time of year – here is a quick introduction to growing your own wheatgrass, sunflower seeds, pea greens, buckwheat greens and more.

What are indoor greens?
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KAREN’S SPARKLY PINEAPPLE COCKTAIL

This week’s 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 and 10/10 for ease and speed! EQUIPMENT Juicer, Strainer … Continue reading

The Top 5 Ways to Social Success During The Party Season

So, this is the time of year when most of the parties and food-related “stuff” starts happening. Are you all planned out and ready while feeling cool, calm and collected about the whole affair? Or are you starting to feel something resembling faint panic as you realise that in just under two weeks the big day itself will be here and it may be nut loaf or nothing unless you get your thinking cap on?! Continue reading

DRIED FRUIT COMPOTE WITH ALMOND MILK

I’ve chosen this particular recipe for this week because it’s a nice “comforting” breakfast that’s not too heavy but not as light as fresh fruit or a smoothie – i.e. perfect for slightly more chilly starts to the day. EQUIPMENT Blender, Nut milk bag or Strainer INGREDIENTS Assorted dried fruits such as figs, prunes, apricots and apple rings – but make sure they’re all sulphur-free. As much almond milk as desired DIRECTIONS Pre-soak your dried fruits in pure water until plump and rehydrated. This could take anywhere from 4-8 hours depending on the size and how dried your fruits are. When your dried fruits are ready, make your almond milk (it will take just 1 minute if using almond butter, … Continue reading

Karen’s World

This week has been one of the most significant of my entire 2016 for two main reasons. First, 30th November heralded “the end of an era” around my business coaching activities. As of yesterday, the only business coaching that I now do is with Diamond clients, and a few private clients who are also working with me at a very high level. While it wasn’t necessarily easy to make the decision to retire all of the other beginner level programs, it definitely felt right, and so, space has been made to move into other projects that are calling my name and that you’ll be hearing more about at the end of this year and the beginning of next. For now, … Continue reading

Should *You* Be Eating Raw This Christmas?

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 … Continue reading

Do I Need a Dehydrator?

When people first “go raw”, they often very quickly become curious about whether to buy a dehydrator, and when you think of the many possibilities they offer of creating raw alternatives to cooked foods, a dehydrator does seem to be an indispensable piece of equipment in a raw kitchen. There are mixed feelings among raw fooders about dehydrators. Some feel that dehydrating is too close to cooking for the foods to be truly “alive”, while others say that they could never have switched to or stayed on a raw diet without it. I’ll share my own thoughts with you in a moment. First, let’s take a look at what a dehydrator is and what it does. Dehydrators are designed to … Continue reading