I can't say that I have been here to tell you how great it is but fashioned of the teachings of Ann Wigmore, it has to be effective and educational.
I say give it a go, at least you don't have to fly to Pueto Rico to find out!
Body Mind Restoration Retreats http://www.bodymindretreats.com/
So I just got this today from my friend on Facebook Chef Believe, evidently passed on from Vanessa Johansson http://www.meetup.com/slc-rawfood-superheroes-com/members/5900104/
As I never really trusted Sun Food and their over bloated prices this comes to my inbox. Please read and repost as much as possible.
I have been meaning to post this for a month now and finally have found a moment to do so.
As some of you know I have been investigating the raw cacao industry and raw powder and butter in particular. You heard it here first that basically every cacao product on the market today is actually cooked, and as of right now Essential Living Foods, Big Tree Organics and the paste from Ultimate Superfoods (not the powder) is actually a raw product.
Well, I have a grand finale to this story. After many conversations and emails I have discovered some important info about Sunfood, David Wolfes company.
First of all, it is not David Wolfes company.
As of at least 12 months ago, it has been owned by Doug Harbison, a non raw foodist non superhero cooked wonder bread old school business executive. David Wolfe makes no money off of Sunfood and owns no stock in Sunfood. He tried to get Sunfood off of cooked chocolate products and the owners would not listen to him. In fact, they have over 8 lawsuits against David Wolfe.
I spoke to the current owner of Sunfood...
Was starting to write this myself when I cam across this article by Raw Coach Karen Knowler
Great Job well worth reading.
© 2009 Karen Knowler
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Directions * Don't like avocado or don't want to use it? Nothing to
stop you using a raw pate or cheese in your wraps!
Today we're looking at 5 ways to make your food taste hot - all very different. There's bound to be at least one or two that will work for you. And over the weeks that follow I'll be sharing more recipes, tips and ideas to help you stay raw (or as raw as you want to be) during the colder months.
1: Hot spices
There are many ingredients that can add warmth to your meal, despite the fact that they are consumed in their raw state. When your body is fed foods that are cooked or that are too cold (from the fridge or freezer), it uses up energy to balance the temperature. Save your energy for something more exciting and add these raw spices to your meals (and thus your body):
* Black & white pepper
2: Eat your greens!
I know I go on about making sure you include enough greens in your diet, whether it be a hot sunny day or even a cold wintry day, but there is a reason for this! Dark, leafy greens are what our bodies need at all times but in particular in cold times. They hold an abundance of vitamins, chlorophyll and protein to boost our immune systems and what's more, they are fresh all year round - even more encouragement to eat them every day! Sometimes people need a little guidance as to what they choose for their green consumption - celery, although a great food, is not a great source of "greens" in the truest sense of the word (they're more of a pale green and not very high in chlorophyll). Below is a starter list of great greens that will make all the difference:
* Swiss Chard
* Rocket (arugula)
* Collard Greens
* Dandelion Greens
* Mustard Greens
* Bok Choy
3: Kale & avocado salad
This is one of my favourite raw dishes that has become a staple part of my diet, not only because it is delicious but also contains an incredible amount of nutrition. The added cayenne or chili pepper will certainly warm you up.
Serves 1 * 4-6 large handfuls of kale sliced very thinly * 1 avocado * 3 Tablespoon Oil * 1 teaspoon Himalayan Crystal Salt * 5 baby tomatoes * 10 sun-dried tomatoes * ½ lemon * Large pinch cayenne pepper OR ½ - 1 jalapeno pepper finely sliced
1. Chop kale into small pieces (this makes the fibrous cells break down and therefore more palatable, so the smaller you chop you better the taste).
2. Add oil and salt and massage into the kale until kale becomes wilted and soft.
3. Add avocado and massage again so each leaf is coated.
4. Chop tomatoes into quarters, add to kale.
5. Chop sun-dried tomatoes in small pieces and add to kale.
6. Squeeze lemon over entire dish
7. Add pinch of cayenne or your chopped chili and mix up well.
8. Serve and enjoy!
4: Warming foods
These are a list of foods to keep your body feeling warm. Ancient peoples believed that keeping the body warm came from within and found that certain foods could raise the body's temperature:
* Red pepper
* Pine Nuts
5: Drinking at room temperature (less about making raw food hot; more about keeping you from being too cold!)
This may sound obvious to many of you but the temperature of your liquids can affect the temperature of your body. Can you imagine being asleep and waking up to someone throwing an ice cold bucket of water over you? This is how your body reacts when you drink ice cold drinks that shock the system. As with cooked foods, the body's enzymes and energy is used to try and control the temperature that you have just thrown at it. Try drinking your drinks at room temperature and notice how much easier they go down.
I invite you to suspend disbelief long enough to make this and eat it... you'll be very glad you did!
For the wraps:
* White cabbage leaves
* Black pitted olives
* Coriander (cilantro)
For the dip: * Olive oil
* Lemon juice
* Lime juice (optional)
* Coriander (cilantro)
* Fresh ginger
To make the wraps:
1) Open the cabbage leaf and make a thick column of avocado slices down the middle, leaving a fair amount of space either side.
2) Pile on slices of fresh tomato, pieces of black pitted olives and top with a generous amount of fresh coriander.
To make the dip:
1) Pour a small amount (about 3 tablespoons) of olive oil into a small bowl.
2) Add the juice of half a lemon, and, if you have one, the juice of a lime. 3) Add about 20 stalks of finely chopped fresh coriander, a small piece of ginger finely chopped, and half a bulb of garlic, finely chopped.
4) Add water to make the mixture less oily, but obviously do not water it down too much, or the taste will be spoiled.
5) Serve the dip in a tiny dipping bowl and your cabbage wraps laid open or secured with a cocktail stick. Prepare for true winter decadence : )
Use this dip to give an oriental twist to the cabbage wraps.
© 2009 Karen Knowler WOULD YOU LIKE TO USE THIS ARTICLE IN YOUR EZINE OR ON YOUR WEB SITE? You can, as long as you include this complete blurb with it: Karen Knowler, The Raw Food Coach publishes "Successfully Raw" - a free weekly eZine for raw food lovers everywhere. If you're ready to look good, feel great and create a raw life you love get your FREE tips, tools and recipes now at www.TheRawFoodCoach.com.
* Don't like avocado or don't want to use it? Nothing to stop you using a raw pate or cheese in your wraps!