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K is for Kale

by Leisa on March 10, 2009

Continuing on with my “alphabet of healthy foods” which I haven’t posted for a while, next in the series is K for Kale. Kale is a green leafy plant belonging to the Brassica family, which also includes cabbage, broccoli, cauliflower, brussel sprouts and collard greens.   This is a family of vegetables that should be rotated through the
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Win a Free Retreat!

by Leisa on March 6, 2009

This is exciting!  I am doing a promotion in conjunction with Mrs. Flannery’s at Miami on the Gold Coast, and we have teamed up to give away a free retreat to one lucky shopper at their store! Mrs Flannery’s is a bulk organic store, featuring all types of organic produce and health foods – they
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The Biggest Loser

by Leisa on March 4, 2009

OK, I confess, I am a closet Biggest Loser fan!  Even though it is a dreadful reality TV show, I love watching the transformation of the people from the start to the end of the show.  The weight loss, the change in the way they look, and in their attitude is quite astounding. There is
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Three Reasons to Eat Buckwheat

by Leisa on March 2, 2009

(NaturalNews) Buckwheat`s name is deceiving. It is not a wheat, but a seed (ref: Raw Food World…), and has abundant qualities which make it an excellent food to add to one`s diet. It is easy to cook and normally available cheaply in health food stores. Even better is the fact that it is twice as
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An Awesome Retreat!

by Leisa on February 28, 2009

I know I say this every time, so it might seem like a bit of a cliché now, but the February Embracing Life! Retreat at Coolum Beach was another fantastic event and we had an incredible group of people come together to make it very special. I have been thinking about what makes these retreats such life-changing weeks, and
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The Next Embracing Life! Retreat

by Leisa on February 22, 2009

The next Embracing Life! Retreat starts today and I am excitedly anticipating meeting a new group of people and taking them for a week of education and relaxation at Nirvana Luxor Resort on the Sunshine Coast of QLD. It is always such a huge undertaking!  Not having a permanent base for the retreats means weeks of
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Victoria Boutenko Lecture

by Leisa on February 20, 2009

Last night William and I went to the Gold Coast lecture by Victoria and Valya Boutenko.  They have been very prominent in the Raw Food movement for many years and among their many books and DVD’s is Victoria’s book Green For Life which I have mentioned many times on this site and is where the
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Lucuma Ice Kream

by Leisa on February 18, 2009

This recipe was featured in the Raw Pleasure newsletter and is from Ani Phyo’s book Ani’s Raw Food Kitchen: Lucuma Ice Kream A rich creamy gelato-like ice cream popular in South America, this flavor is reminiscent of caramel. You don’t need an ice cream maker to enjoy this recipe. Just blend and freeze. Super fast
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The Pitfalls of the Dr. Weston A. Price Diet…

by Leisa on February 16, 2009

Following on from the last post that mentions primitive diets and the work of Dr. Weston A. Price, I thought  I would add my two cents worth on the the subject. From Amazon: “For nearly 10 years, Weston Price and his wife traveled around the world in search of the secret to health. Instead of
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Primitive Diets

by Leisa on February 14, 2009

I thought this was a good post from a couple who write regularly about raw food: Primitive Foods: Not Always Ideal? Last night we were over at Justin’s parent’s house, and right before we left we decided to turn on the television for a few minutes. The Travel Channel was on. The show that was
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