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In This Issue:
Recommended: Water Secrets Revealed
Upcoming Events: Australia retreat Dec 12-14, Gabriel Cousins and the Boutenkos are coming to Australia!
Best of the Web: Wheatgrass, Growing Your Own Food and Losing 200 pounds on raw
What's new: Fruit Tree Planting Foundation
Featured Article: Best of 2008
Featured Recipes: Delight-full Chocolate Orange Cake and Spinach Cream Pasta`
Community Chat: Water in the Morning?
Featured Product: Book: Raw Food Celebrations
Featured Product: Ready Made Snack Foods

Water Secrets Revealed

With the introduction of fluoride to more Australian cities this year, it's a good time to learn more about the health and safety of our water. This 6 CD set will give you what you need to know on water. The top water experts to share their secrets, tips and tricks on how you can get clean, pure water in any household or any situation. Water Secrets Revealed.
Coming Events in Australia

Raw Reflections Retreat Dec 12-14 NSW Australia
An at cost raw food weekend with shared food preparation, DVD's, books, fitness activities and lots of fun put on by Raw Aussie Athlete! The event includes accomodation and is being held 2.5 hours south of Sydney Australia. This is a fantastic opportunity to network with other like minded people, and experience the equipment and food hands on!

Click Here for the full details....

The Boutenkos are coming in February
Yahhh! We'll keep you updated when we know dates. Raw Pleasure carrying all their books. Please check out their website for more information on this amazing family.

Click Here to visit their site....

Gabriel Cousins Coming to Australia in May
Gabriel Cousins, MD, founder of Tree of Life, and author of Rainbow Greem Live Food Cuisine, Depression Free for Life, Conscious Eating, Spiritual Nutrition, and There Is a Cure for Diabetes is coming to Australia

Click Here for more details as they are known...

Best of the Web

Dogs Prove Wheatgrass Works
Direct from the Sproutman, the story how how his wife overcame cancer with wheatgrass juice, and how they have used wheatgrass for decades to keep their dogs healthy.
Click here and be amazed.

"Thanks to the earth, Thanks to the sun, Thanks to the rain, for all they have done; to bring me my food, so strong I will grow, loving in life from my heart will I show."
~ Unknown

Self Sustainability on 1/5 Acre Surburb Lot
Family of 5 living on only $30,000 a year by growing everything they need on their own suburbian property lot .
Click here to watch this video now.

Interview - Phllip Lost over 200 Pounds on Raw
Phillip is one of the new raw food superheros, sharing his journey with raw food and his weight loss of over 200 pounds,. He's wonderfully open, very loving, and goes into raw with a complete openness to different ways of doing raw and a message about loving oneself. .
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Plant a Fruit Tree (or 10) Today

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David Wolfe's Fruit Tree Planting Foundation is a nonprofit charity dedicated to planting edible, fruitful trees and plants to benefit the environment and all its inhabitants. Their primary mission is to plant and help others plant a collective total of 18 billion fruit trees across the world (approximately 3 for every person alive) and encourage their growth under organic standards.

Fruit Tree Planting Foundation

This group is doing some amazing work and is well on their way to reaching their target. Please do read more about what they are doing on the website and support them in any way you can.


Did You Catch the Rawkthon?
Rawkathon

This year at Raw Spirit, Kevin Gianni interviewed over 14 experts on different areas of raw food and health. He made them available free online for 24 hours in a world wide launch, and if you missed it you can still buy a copy (either download or DVD's mailed to you). Please note the interviews are no longer free - this are a paid product. It's $97 for the download or $297 to have it mailed to you. Discover The Secrets To Staying Raw, Reducing Cravings, Finding Motivation and Fighting Disease from 14 Raw and Living Food Experts--All From the Comfort of Your Living Room.

In depth exclusive personal interviews with Gabriel Cousens, Victoria Boutenko, Doug Graham, David Wolfe, Mike Adams, Viktoras Kulvinskas, Nomi Shannon, Cherie Soria, David Rainochek, Frederic Patenaude, Dr. Rick Dina, Matt Monarch, Karen Knowler, Dr. Jameth Sheridan, Happy Oasis

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Raw Pleasure's Best of 2008

The theme of this month is "Best of 2008". We'd like to share with you some of the raw food superheros we've discovered this year and also some of our favourite recipes, foods, videos and more. We'd also like to invite you to share your favourite moments of 2008 with us too.

Favourite Raw Food Superheros of 2008
Philip McClusky Philip lost almost 200 pounds on raw. His site is an absolute treasure.

Philip of Livingraw.com

Angela Stokes Angela went from a size 26-28 to a size 10 and has an amazing story to share.

Anthony Anderson A model in New York who used raw foods to get ahead with his modelling and experienced more life chanage than he expected.
Anthony of RawModel.com

Nadine Artemis "The flowers are without hands, so they use Nadines... infinite recipes flow from her arms." ~ Lenni Jabour. Nadine is one of the worlds best botanical natural skin and body care visionaries. See Nadine's video on tooth care here

Share Your Favourite Raw Food Superheros Here

Favourite Videos
Enigma - Return to Innocence Watch this closely... the words are magic, and the video is a lifetime run backwards. I had to watch it a few times to totally appreciate the beauty of it.

Free Hugs Campaign This took place in Adelaide Australia and made us appreciate the amazing perseverance of people willing to stand out and be just a little different to help people be happier and smile more.

Go Raw Now with Marcus Rothkranz The most outrageous raw food trailer ever!

Raw for 30 Days The trailer for the DVD chronicling a group of diabetics on a program at Tree of Life with Gabriel Cousins. This movie is changing lives all around the world!

Share Your Favourite Videos Here

Our Favourite Raw Foods of 2008
Kale Chips - many in the Raw Pleasure community discovered kale chips this year. Many of us have probably eaten more kale this year alone than the rest of our lives combined. We If you missed the recipe please check it out on the forum

Green Smothies - popularized by Victoria Boutenko green smoothies have become a revolution of their own. It's been so easy for many to integrate more greens into their diets in yummy fruit based smoothies. For some of the Raw Pleasure communities favourite recipes check the Raw Pleasure Forum

Sea Vegetables - They are healthy and so high in minerals. Delicious as dulse flakes sprinkled on salads, nori used as a wrap, or even as the main ingredient in salads. We LOVE sea vegetables!

Share Your Favourite Foods Here

Favourite Raw Chefs of 2008
Ani Phyo
She has written one of our favourite raw food recipe books! Also see this delicious .Lucuma ice cream recipe

Russel James
Just look at this:
Anthony of RawModel.com
and you'll see what we're talking about when we say Russel is doing magnificent things with raw food. You'll find a free ebook of his 5 favourite recipes, and so many recipes to try on his site.

Carmella
We've been watching Carmella share recipes for years, and she just keeps getting better and better! Look for two of her recipes below to sample her delicious raw creations.

Share Your Favourite Raw Food Chefs Here

Our Favourite Recipe Books
* Everyday Raw by Matthew Kenney
* Ani's Raw Food Kitchen by Ani Phyo
* Living on Live Food by Alissa Cohen

Share Your Favourite Raw Food Recipe Books Here

Of course these are only some of the highlights from an eventful year for raw food. With so much improving and growing in the past year, we can only look forward to an even more amazing year in 2009! All of us at Raw Pleasure would like to wish you all a happy, healthy and inspired rest of 2008. Have a wonderful holiday season and we look forward to sharing more with you in 2009.


One of our Favourite New Products of 2008

Supa Boost Sea Minerals
Sea Minerals

These minerals are 100x concentrated sea water. During this process the salt naturally precipitates (separates) from the water. One cup of Pure Aussie Sea Minerals is equal to 100 cups of sea water in terms of mineral content but with only 1%-2% salt. The Supa Boost Sea Minerals also contain powerful herbs which can give you a boost when needed.

Free Raw'n'Delish Recipe Book (RRP $29.95) with Every Order over $200 from the Raw Pleasure Shop for December. Our holiday gift to you! Just mention the free offer when you place your order.
 
Sheryl Duruz
Raw Community Chat
by Sheryl Duruz
Forum Username:Sheryl

Drinking 1L in the Morning for Health. Do You?

Glass of Water A great habit to cultivate is to drink water first thing in the morning. The body is quite dehydrated after a night of sleep, and hydrating with pure water first thing in the morning gives the body a real hydration boost.
Click here to Read More...


What Books Are You Reading?
Book
Find out what other forum members are reading right now and share your favourites. Reading is such a fantastic way to learn more and bring new ideas into your world.

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Raw Food Celebrations:

Raw Food Celebrations

Nomi Shannon and Sheryl Duruz (co-founder of Raw Pleasure) bring you 6 complete menus for entertaining including step by step advance preparation so you're relaxed and happy when your guests arrive. Included are menu's for Thai, Italian, Traditional Holiday, Cocktail Hour, Brunch and a Light Luncheon Buffet.

Buy Raw Food Celebrations

Kitz Ready Made Snack Foods

Kitz Nuts

Cereals, snack bars and delicious soaked, dehydrated flavoured nuts! Great for the holidays.

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