Raw Food Preparation Intensive Retreat

by Leisa on October 9, 2013

Learn the essentials of preparing gourmet raw and whole foods recipes with executive chef Cat Cannizzaro and naturopath Leisa Ravenscroft. Friday 7th February, 2014 to Tuesday 11th February, 2014 This Raw Food Preparation Intensive is a four night / three full day retreat, where you will learn kitchen skills and preparation techniques for creating fantastic,
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Sacred Chocolates Are Back In Stock!

by Leisa on October 9, 2013

Sacred chocolates are here again! We’ve just had a new shipment arrive of the most incredible chocolates on the planet! Chocolate you find in the supermarket, is full of dairy, sugar and rancid fats – not a recipe for good health! The Sacred chocolates on the other hand, are full of nutritional goodness! Raw cacao,
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The Beautiful Benefits of Berries

by Leisa on August 31, 2013

Out of all the different types of fruits available, some of my favourites are the berries – all types – strawberries, blueberries, blackberries, mulberries, cranberries, goji berries, acai berries,  and my all time number one out of all of them – raspberries.   Berries are a great choice for those who don’t do well on fruits
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The Benefits Of Bee Pollen

by Leisa on August 26, 2013

I was just sitting down to write a post about my favourite superfood of the moment, bee pollen, when I came  across an awesome article that had already been written about it, on Food Matters by The Fresh Network. I love putting bee pollen in my smoothies, I sprinkle it on my sprouted, dehydrated apple
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Give Me Chocolate! Now!

by Leisa on August 22, 2013

I LOVE chocolate – it is one of my favourite foods – but not the store bought variety full of dairy and sugar. Give me real cacao any day! Sometimes, when I don’t have any Sacred Chocolate on hand, or haven’t made any home-made chocolates myself and I have a craving for some choccy, I
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Hydrating Goji Berry Lemonade!

by Leisa on August 20, 2013

The weather on the Gold Coast has been so divine, it is reminding me that summer is just around the corner! And that reminded me of one of my favourite summer drinks – Goji Berry Lemonade.  There are some wonderful superfood drinks and smoothies you can make to give an extra boost of great nutrition
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Making It Easy To Be Raw!

by Leisa on August 1, 2013

I wanted to jot down a few thoughts on making things easier as you transition to a healthier way of eating and living – and being organised is one of the key factors I wanted to elaborate on.  You might want to see if any of these ideas help: Having a comprehensive pantry list:  I spent
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Two Ways To Make Almond Milk

by Leisa on July 30, 2013

I often get asked by people what type of milk they should use in their smoothies or as a milk replacement in their diet. There are so many choices for people nowadays – the plethora of different types of cow’s milk – as well as goat’s milk, oat milk, rice milk, soy milk, almond milk,
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Tahini Ball Recipe

by Leisa on July 23, 2013

This is an old faithful tahini ball recipe that I’ve just revisited after not making them for quite a long time! These are a great substitute when you are having a chocolate craving – but I always use a mix of half raw cacao powder and half organic carob powder to balance them out so
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Ginger Winter Warmer!

by Leisa on July 22, 2013

We’re right in the middle of winter here on the Gold Coast at the moment, and like many, I too find myself drawn to warm foods during the cooler months. I do like to stay mainly raw though, so ginger becomes a staple in my house during the winter season.   Ginger is a wonderfully warming,
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