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Tahini Balls

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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Dr Gabriel Cousens

Dr Gabriel Cousens – Brisbane Event

by Leisa on March 6, 2013

“Enduring, Radiant Health” Talk & Book Signing Gabriel Cousens, M.D. is considered to be a leading medical doctor in the holistic medicine and raw and living food movements today.  In this lecture, Dr Cousens will present new insights on how to use a lifestyle based on organic, plant-source foods in their live, natural state, plus
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Live Organic Pizza

2013 Retreats Are Released!

by Leisa on February 12, 2013

The Embracing Life! Detox, Healing & Raw Food Retreats for 2013 have been released! As many of you know, I am not running any retreats in the first half of this year (due to a book that I am writing, that will launching about September) – but I have three fantastic retreats coming up throughout
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Last Retreat for Almost 12 Months!

by Leisa on November 8, 2012

I have a confession to make. The upcoming Eight Day Detox, Healing & Raw Food Retreat being held by the pristine beaches of Busselton, WA at the end of November, is going to be the last retreat I run for nearly a year… I absolutely love running the Embracing Life! Retreats, but for the past couple
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Something very exciting has happened! Three months out from our August Bali Retreat, I was completely booked out with a waiting list and quite a few enquiries… So I got on the phone to Villa Gaia in Bali and organised to do another retreat in August for those who missed out on the first one!
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Immune Boosting Winter Tips

by Leisa on May 24, 2012

By Julie Mitsios from Conscious Choice. The cold weather has officially settled in but that doesnt mean you need to indulge in high calorie comfort foods and skip your exercise! Our immune system takes a beating over winter with the cooler weather making us more succeptible to colds and flus. There are some easy ways
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The Secrets of a Raw Kitchen…

by Leisa on May 15, 2012

A little while ago now I moved house and had the chance to set up my kitchen from scratch – I put together the below video so that I could invite you into my home and show you what it looks like! And what’s involved in a Raw Food Kitchen! Being organised is the key
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angry-woman

Recently I was lucky enough to attend the Embracing Life! Detox Retreat in Ubud, Bali. The retreat was amazing! A life changing experience that I feel so grateful to have been a part of. One part that made it so special was that my partner came with me, and we were able to share the experience
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belinda

I recently did an interview with Belinda from Back to Earth on business, success, life and food! I thought I’d would share the interview with you as well. If you’d like to check it out click here. Belinda has worked at a number of retreats with me as our chef and it has always been a
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But what do I use instead of Milk?

by Leisa on March 12, 2012

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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