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!
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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.
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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
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Best of the Web
Dogs Prove Wheatgrass Works
"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."
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.
and be amazed.
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
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
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.
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Did You Catch the Rawkthon?
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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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.
Angela went from a size 26-28 to a size 10 and has an amazing story to share.
A model in New York who used raw foods to get ahead with his modelling and experienced more life chanage than he expected.
"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
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!
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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!
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Favourite Raw Chefs of 2008
She has written one of our favourite raw food recipe books! Also see this delicious .Lucuma ice cream recipe
Just look at this:
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.
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.
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Our Favourite Recipe Books
* Everyday Raw
by Matthew Kenney
* Ani's Raw Food Kitchen
by Ani Phyo
* Living on Live Food
by Alissa Cohen
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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
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.
Delight-full Chocolate Orange Cake
With Cafe Gratitude's amazing Mudslide Pie still fresh on my taste buds, I decided to experiment with a chocolate orange version of it. The result is this creamy and scrumptious melt-in-your-mouth dessert that is sure to complement beautifully a Holiday feast.
Makes one 7 " cake
1/2 cup brazil nuts
1/4 cup almonds
1/4 cup shredded coconut
1 tablespoon cacao or carob powder
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
Pinch of salt
2 medjhool dates
1 teaspoon agave nectar
1-2 tablespoons cacao nibs (optional)
Process first 7 ingredients in a food processor until fine. Add agave and cacao nibs (if using) and process some more until the mixture just starts to stick together.
Orange & White Chocolate Filling
1 1/4 cups orange juice
1 1/4 cups cashews, soaked
1/4 cup agave nectar
2 tbs vanilla
1 tbs orange zest
1 tbs + 1 tsp lecithin powder*
1/4 cup + 1 tbs cacao butter
Blend all ingredients except lecithin and cacao butter until smooth. Add these and blend some more until well mixed. Put mixture in the fridge to set (see notes).
1/2 cup almond milk
1/4 cup agave nectar
3 tbs cacao powder
2 tbs vanilla
Pinch of salt
2 tsp lecithin powder*
1/4 cup cacao butter
*Lecithin is derived from soybeans and acts as an emulsifier. Look for lecithin (preferably non-GMO), in granules or powdered form, at your local HFS. If using granules, make sure to grind them up in a high speed blender of coffee grinder. If you don't have lecithin the fillings will need to be placed in the freezer to set rather than in the fridge. Also, the consistency won't be as fluffy and hold its shape as well, therefore it would be best not to let it sit at room temperature for too long. I'd recommend using 1 tbs + 2 tsp psyllium husks in the Orange & White Chocolate Filling and 2 1/2 tsp in the Chocolate Filling.
Blend all ingredients except lecithin and cacao butter until smooth. Add these and blend some more until well mixed. Put in the freezer to set.
Press your crust of choice into the bottom of the springform pan.
Pour half of the White Chocolate Orange mixture on top and set in the freezer for about an hour.
Top with the Chocolate layer and return to the freezer.
Once set, pour the rest of the Chocolate Orange layer and return to freezer until ready to serve.
Decorate with dried coconut and gogi berries ground up in coffee grinder, cacao nibs and orange filets.
Close your eyes and enjoy in good company!
~ The different layers of this cake can be prepared quickly, but you do want to start preparing this several hours ahead to allow enough time for the different layers to set during the assembly process. (I began around noonish in order to serve it that evening.)
~ I used the cake recipe for my Strawberry Shortcake as the first layer, but I think it would be also fabulous with a chocolate coconut crust. Take your pick!
~ You'll notice that the Orange & White Chocolate Filling is firmer than the Dark Chocolate Filling at first. I recommend keeping it in the fridge until ready to assemble the final layer for easier spreading.
Spinach Cream Pasta
Spinach being one of my favorite greens, I was looking for a new way to serve it and came up with the following raw rendition of a popular SAD dish. It has since then become one of my absolute favorites, and gotten raving reviews from others on RFC. So delicious and easy to assemble when you have company!
I actually found quite a few versions of the following recipe, all invariably calling for some kind of pasta tossed with a creamy cheese sauce and sauteed spinach. Sounded simple enough to tackle and give it a raw twist! I was quite pleased with the result. It certainly was a hit with Don and even our neighbor, Livina, who happened to drop by just in time for a taste.
2 or 3 zucchinis, peeled
Make linguine size pasta with the help of a spiral slicer. (Although any type/size would work well too.)
1 cup cashews and/or macadamias
1/2 to 3/4 cup water (depending on desired thickness)
1 garlic clove
1/4 cup lemon juice
1 tsp salt
Grind nuts until fine then add other ingredients and blend until smooth.
2 cups spinach, thinly sliced (or more, to taste)
1/2 tbs olive oil
1/2 tbs oregano
1/8 tsp salt
Place all ingredients in a bowl and massage to wilt the spinach.
1 cup crimini mushrooms, sliced
Toss mushrooms in a little olive oil and tamari, and let marinate for at least 1 hr.
Pine Nut Parmesan
1/2 cup macadamias
1/2 cup cashews
2 Tbs pine nuts
1 Tbs lemon juice
1Tbs flax meal
1 clove crushed garlic
1Tbs nutritional yeast
1/2 tsp salt
First process macadamias and cashews until ground. Then add the rest of the ingredients and process until well mixed. You donâ€™t want to overprocess the pine nuts as they release a lot of oil.
Toss the noodles with the sauce. Gently fold in the spinach and half of the marinated mushrooms (save the rest for garnish).
Place mixture in a dish.
Sprinkle with Pine Nut Parmesan.
Top with remaining mushrooms.
Dehydrate at 110 degrees for 1 hour (optional)
You'll probably have extra sauce and parmesan, but I'm sure you'll find some way to use the left-overs.
Oh, and the parmesan freezes really well too.
Carmella has launched her second ebook, The Best Of Raw Freedom Community, a collective work featuring 99 recipes contributed by her and 20 other RFC members.
This ebook has turned into a bit of a mega project; 160 pages of delicious raw recipes and related useful information. Please take a look at: The Best of Raw Freedom Community Ebook
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