raw food


I is for Ice-cream!

by Leisa on November 28, 2008

Well, raw vegan ice-cream anyway! I really don’t like being deprived, so I love the fact that you can create recipes that resemble the unhealthy dairy, sugar-laden, fat-laden products and make them in a tasty healthful way with raw gourmet food. This recipe comes from Anand who owns Raw Power, a business that offers raw
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simple salad

“Health” Food Misconceptions…

by Leisa on November 7, 2008

A few days ago I was at a dinner with some lovely people who had an interest in health.  I had only just met them, so they didn’t really know what I do, or that I have studied food, nutrition and health for years. They bought a container of “butter” out for us to have with
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Health Crusaders

by Leisa on November 1, 2008

There are a lot of “health gurus” out there claiming to have all the answers to living a healthy life – follow what they say and you too will find the Holy Grail of sustainable health and well-being.  More often than not their intentions are good, their heart is in the right place and they
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H is for Honey

by Leisa on October 18, 2008

Honey has earned a bit of a bad rap over the years as being just as bad for us as “pure sugar”.  But all is not as it seems in the world of honey…. There is quite a lot of difference between the honey you find on the supermarket store shelf and pure “Raw Honey” that
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love bites

Love Bites!

by Leisa on October 4, 2008

A friend of mine in Sydney has started producing some fantastic organic raw treats – Love Bites and Energy Bars.  At the retreat I gave everyone some of the Love Bites on arrival and on the day they were leaving everyone had a Love Bite and an Energy Bar to take with them for the
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Words of Wisdom from Ann Wigmore

by Leisa on August 18, 2008

Ann Wigmore was a pioneer of the raw and living foods movement, and helped thousands of people regain their health with the Hippocrates Health Institute program which she founded. I was rereading one of her books today “Be Your Own Doctor. A positive guide to natural living” and I came across these gems of wisdom: “Disease stems from
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Yoghurt Substitute

by Leisa on August 10, 2008

One of the most common dairy foods that a lot of people like to eat is yoghurt. Even if they have eliminated a lot of dairy from their diet in the way of milk, cheese and ice-cream – yoghurt still has the perception of being a “health” food. If you are sensitive to dairy then
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Superfoods… Hype or Hope?

by Leisa on August 7, 2008

Here is a great article from the Food Matters newsletter: “Why superfoods? Superfoods are a category of foods found in nature, they are superior sources of essential nutrients – nutrients we need but can’t make ourselves. We all may be adding more salads and vegetables to our diets, but concern for the quality of foods
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The Retreat is Here!

by Leisa on July 28, 2008

I am very happy to be announcing the launch of my fantastic health retreat experience, the Embracing Life! Six Day Detox, Healing and Renewal Retreat.  My passion in life is to spend time with people dedicated to learning about health and healing, and there is nothing better that doing that with a group of like-minded
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Matt Monarch

Raw Radio Interviews!

by Leisa on July 21, 2008

I regularly receive a newsletter from Matt Monarch, raw food guru, and in his latest e-mail he links to a great radio show, “Vitality” on Tribeca Radio. He was interviewed by the hosts of the show, about raw foods, cleansing and his spiritual experiences with the raw diet – it’s great to hear about other
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