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    Mystery SupperClub Menu... Revealed!

    Mystery SupperClub Menu... Revealed!

    One of the super cute things I had my girls help me organise for our wedding is this awesome mimosa bar. It got so much amazing feedback, that I decided to take note of everyone's favourite flavours and serve them at next week's SupperClub!


    It will be such a gorgeous event- the dishes and flavours we are preparing for you require so much time, love and attention, that we came to a unanimous decision to not keep you wondering what they’ll be till the actual night!

    Now that you know how worth it this menu is to get all excited for, your positive vibes will charge each living ingredient all the way to your plate and to your healthy cells! Take a look…

    First Course

    Sweet & Sour Marble Cocktail of lime, berries and flower infused vodka (non alcoholic available)

    Second Course

    Amuse Bouche of cucumber and herbed aged cashew cheese Immunity Booster Ginger Shots

    Third Course

    Family Style Dipping Platter of truly raw ranch sauce, soured cream and chives and smoked paprika courgette hummus with crackers and veggie sticks

    Fourth Course

    Mum's Secret Yellow Minestrone Soup, served with soft homemade onion bread

    Fifth Course

    Soft Shell Tacos with juicy walnut and oyster mushroom meat, guacamole and soured cream

    Sixth Course

    Rose Raspberry Cocktail with a spiced nut boat

    Seventh Course

    A trio of chocolates, including white orange cream, dark and decadent chocolate fudge and a peppermint slice with creamy tones. Served with loose leaf mint and rose petal tea.

      We are nearing full capacity for Raw in Chelsea SupperClub already, so don't miss it and book here>>

    Master of The Month | Karen Knowler | Kale Avocado Salad Recipe

    Master of The Month | Karen Knowler | Kale Avocado Salad Recipe

    When I first landed on UK soil five years ago and began to quiz every person and search engine on what the raw food scene was like here, there was one name everyone seemed to be familiar with.

    The name was Karen Knowler.

    Then I discovered about the ‘International Raw Food Day’ which happens every year on July 11th and the founder of it was none other than Karen Knowler. Then I began subscribing to ‘Get Fresh!’ Magazine, which instantly became my favourite read and found that its creator and former editor was also Karen!

    I quickly learned about the amazing work Karen is doing locally and overseas and it became clear as to why she’s been hailed as ‘The World’s Premier Raw Food Coach’.  It has been a pleasure to interview this smart, powerful, gorgeous and ‘real’ woman.

    Meet our March’s Master of the Month…

    Karen Knowler _ Master of the Month _ Better Raw

    Describe your typical day of eating and drinking.

    As with a lot of raw foodies, almost every day is different for me. My “Eater Type” profile is Focused and Intuitive, so on one hand I like to plan for results and be organised in that way, but on the other I like to go with the flow! As you can imagine, this doesn’t always make for a straightforward time of it, but I do enjoy the contrast. That being said, I tend to start my day with a juice or smoothie, usually green, sometimes using a protein powder, or occasionally, if I have them, a young coconut smoothie, made from blending the flesh with the water. Always divine! For lunch, I tend to eat something quick and easy because I work from home and cater for myself with limited time. So lunch might be a fairly heavy smoothie if I had a juice earlier, some crudités with a dip if I’m not super-hungry, or a quick and easy salad, mixed with some beans or seeds for calories and protein. At night, I may eat out or make dinner at home. Because I have more time at night, and I’m also catering for my son, I tend to get more elaborate with my final meal of the day and so spend quality time creating a dinner I can get really excited about! While this changes from season to season, at this time of year it’s generally going to be a big juicy salad with plenty of leaves, tomatoes, red bell pepper, some red onion, beetroot, cooked asparagus and whatever else I choose to add – fat or protein. If I fancy something sweet later, which I often tend to do, then a bit of raw chocolate, something fruity and frozen, or a sweet kind of smoothie will normally hit the spot.

    What (or who) inspires you to eat well and stay healthy?

    Originally, my biggest inspiration was Susie Miller who founded The Fresh Network. I was 20 years old when I discovered raw food, and very soon after, I discovered Susie. To me she was the pinnacle of what great health is all about, especially because of being raw. Over the years, and as I’ve got older and have become a raw food aficionado myself, I’m now most moved by what I observe in my own body and energy levels as I try new ways of eating and exercising and basically “doing life”.
    "I use my body as my guru, and make changes accordingly. If I want more information then I’ll go out and get it."
    If I had to name a person… I think the person who inspires me the most around health who’s still alive on the planet today would have to be… (this is hard, by the way!)… I’d pick Tonya Zavasta as my most inspiring raw food female and Brian Clement as my most inspiring male. Both are legends in their own right. Amazing individuals, truly.

    What is your biggest weakness when it comes to food and how do you deal with that?

    I’m actually very proud that I successfully addressed any perceived weaknesses around food many years ago. I never overeat, only eat when I’m hungry, I rarely eat for emotion, and...
    "I don’t EVER feel “bad” about what I ate, no matter what it is, because I make a conscious decision about whatever it is before I eat it."
    I’m incredibly kind to myself around food, because self-love is vital. I learned that the hard way! Way too many people beat themselves up about what they eat, it’s heart-wrenching. I used to be incredibly hard on myself when I was younger about what I ate, and it only made things worse.
    "Self-criticism or criticism of others is incredibly destructive - far worse than eating a slice of bread!"


    So while I don’t feel that I have any debilitating weaknesses around food and eating, I definitely do receive lessons. And I learn them! And sometimes I have to learn them more than once – as we all do. And that’s okay.

    Some people might consider the fact that I eat some cooked foods and other things that they might not expect to be a weakness, but I don’t see it that way. It’s a choice that I make and I do so consciously. I did 5½ years at 100% raw vegan and I loved it, but I don’t see it as sustainable for someone who lives my kind of life, and it’s not a goal for me anyway. As with all of us, this is my personal food journey, it’s ever evolving, and I take full responsibility for it. Most importantly I love it and enjoy it! And I keep learning. I truly feel free.

    My top tip for:

    Improving your diet is adding green juice, daily.

    Staying healthy while travelling is a time to get really back to basics. Keep it fresh and simple, don’t use gadgets – you’ll feel so much better for it.

    Detoxing is a natural part of getting cleaner, and something to proactively pursue whenever you feel like your body needs a spring clean further down the line.

    Immunising is... not my cup of tea, but I respect that everyone has an opinion on it and those opinions are generally pretty strong.

    What's the nicest thing anyone has ever said to you?

    Hmm, good question! Of course, “I love you, mummy” or “You’re the best mummy in the world” is very hard to beat! But if we’re talking about my work…
    Over the years it has, of course, always been lovely to hear great feedback or to hear how something I’ve said or written has changed someone’s life. None of us can hear enough of that! However, I think that the thing which sticks in my mind the most is a written testimonial on Facebook from a young woman who used my “Go Raw for a Day!” eBook to learn how to eat raw food 2-3 years ago. She shared how, for the first time in many years, she was finally able to sleep well at night and get into her car and drive without crying from pain because of eating raw for just over 24 hours. She had been diagnosed with cancer twice by age 32, and her life was a constant source of pain – literally. She was constantly taking pills for pain relief. To hear how my eBook had assisted in removing that pain from her body, heart and life was definitely one of the most amazing things I have ever heard. I actually think about her and her amazing story almost every day. I’m so glad she came back to share it with me, because most people don’t.

    How would you like to be remembered?

    First and foremost, as a good person. A person who lived with authenticity, the best of intentions, plenty of spirit and heart – because it’s true! Also, of course, as a wonderful mother. Being a parent is the most important job in the world and I take it very seriously every single day. If I can’t do that job right, then there’s something very wrong. Parenting comes before anything else for me.
    Professionally, on one level, as someone who really impacted the modern health scene in positive and long lasting ways that enriched millions of lives. I feel good about what I have achieved so far in this field, training others is now part of that, and yet I know there is so much further to go. I also know that my work is beyond “just” raw food. Health is about so much more than what we eat. I know my work will continue to evolve, although raw food will never be out of my life or out of my heart. Eating raw is part of who I am.

    If you got to keep only 3 of your belongings: 1 thing from your kitchen, 1 thing from your garden and 1 thing from your bookshelf- what would they be?

    Kitchen = fridge – it’s amazing how much we rely on it. While I have a lot of great raw gadgets, I wouldn’t rate them higher than my fridge, I am still a fresh food + knife-and-chopping-board kind of gal!

    Garden = my Buddha statue. Every time I look at him, all becomes well in the world, and I see him every morning as soon as I step out of my front door.

    Bookshelf = This one is hard! I’m going to cheat a bit and say my Kindle as there are so many books I love that are sitting on there, but it’s still one thing! ;)

    If you could host a dinner party for 3 guests (dead or alive)- who would they be and what would you serve?

    Cheryl Cole + Tonya Zavasta + David Cameron (current British Prime Minister)
    I would serve them the most gorgeous looking, delicious and satiating raw food menu I could possibly create that left them feeling excited, impressed and gorgeously fresh and happy – eager to find out more.

    Why these three? Because Tonya would inspire Cheryl and David with her personal story, incredible wisdom and timeless beauty, and Cheryl and David specifically because they have massive worldwide influence in very different ways. There’s no end as to what could happen if all three of them were in a room together eating raw (especially with me in the mix to assist with the process!!).

    Why do you believe that life is Better Raw?

    Life is better raw because eating raw enlivens the body and connects you to your spirit like nothing else on earth – not even meditation.
    "Eating raw truly runs deep – it’s beyond profound and 100% experiential. It’s transformation from the cellular level out."

    And when you are connected to your Self - your soul - in this amazing, powerful and liberating way, you too (just like your food!) become a force of nature. You become a force of nature that not only has the power to change your own life in incredible and amazing ways and to know what it is to touch upon your full potential, but also to have a hugely positive impact on your loved ones, community and even the entire planet. For me, “better” is a massive understatement!


    Our Master of The Month shares her favourite raw food recipe...



    Serves 2

    Karen Knowler kale salad recipe _ Master of the Month

    This is kale like you’ve never imagined it. This meal is delicious, filling and extremely nutritious – one of the best ways to get healthy greens and fats into your body in a way that feels good and looks good too. This is one of the most popular recipes at all of my classes, and the great thing is, all you need to make it is a good sharp knife!

    8 generous handfuls of green curly kale
    Sprinkle of Celtic sea salt OR Himalayan crystal salt
    1-2 Tablespoons of olive oil
    1 ripe avocado
    2 large tomatoes OR a handful of cherry or baby plum tomatoes

    OPTIONAL: 2 spring onions
    OPTIONAL: 8 sundried tomatoes in oil
    DRESSING: Squeeze of fresh lemon juice to taste

    1. Chop the kale up into tiny pieces measuring roughly 1-2cm square and put into a bowl.
    2. Add 1-2 tablespoons of olive oil plus a small sprinkling of your chosen salt to the kale and massage well into the leaves until they are glistening and look succulent. If they need more oil, add accordingly.
    3. Chop up 1 avocado into small pieces, add to the kale and massage in well, coating the leaves. It is fine to leave pieces of avocado sitting amongst the leaves as well as coating them.
    4. Chop tomatoes into small pieces and add to bowl. Similarly, finely slice the optional spring onions and sundried tomatoes – both of which I personally love.
    5. Mix all ingredients well by hand – a very tactile and delicious experience! Make sure that all ingredients are spread evenly throughout the bowl.
    6. Sprinkle with some fresh lemon juice and serve as is or pile high on to a plate and garnish with tomatoes or olives.


    For more on Karen Knowler and to score some amazing freebies, including her famous ‘Go raw for a day’ guide, visit www.TheRawFoodCoach.com

    Master of The Month | Russell James | Smokey Maple Sunflower Seeds Recipe

    Master of The Month | Russell James | Smokey Maple Sunflower Seeds Recipe

    When I first started blogging (I’m literally talking: my second blog post ever), and before I even knew that there was such a thing as internet etiquette and before I understood that it’s always a good idea to ask the original author about publishing their recipe online, I posted this>>

    Luckily for me, Russell James didn’t mind, because he is cool like that. And the ‘cool’ bit, I happen to know for a fact, since we got to hang out on the coolest road-trip to the coolest place on the coolest day in history. Check out Russell’s post about our Stonehenge visit for Winter Solstice 21.12.12 and our 11:11 meditation, here>>

    Apart from his cool, witty, fun and sweet character, Russell James also happens to be one of my biggest inspirations in the culinary world of raw. He is super creative and passionate about his insane food and you can see that radiating in all of his photos. It’s one thing to produce a stunning picture, but something else when it comes to producing an amazing recipe. Russ does it all! His ingredient combinations are flawless  and if there was ever a dude to make raw food sexy- he is your man.

    Meet our February’s Master of the Month…

    Russell James _ Master of the Month Describe your typical day of eating and drinking.
    It really depends on what I’m doing, and if I’m doing a harder workout, or just some yoga, or if I’m going out for a meal.  But I’ll start off with some tea and either chia porridge, or a smoothie with coconut water, frozen blueberries, Sunwarrior protein, maca and a little stevia.
    Lunch and dinner are interchangeable for me.  Sometimes I’ll have a bigger lunch and a small dinner, and not eat very late.  So at the moment in the colder months I’m baking up some veg like butternut squash or cauliflower and having that with a big kale salad and some avocado or a tahini dressing.  I like spices, so I’ll usually have some smoked paprika or chipotle powder and maybe some cayenne too.
    Another really popular meal for me is a salad with some cooked qunioa and some tree nut cheese.  That’s more the style of food in my Weekday Raw course – sometimes I’ll actually use recipes from that course.  I guess that’s a good thing, right? :)
    I like to snack on fruit, or kale chips if I have them made.  I leave the fruit more for the workout days.
    I’ll have several tonic teas throughout the day.  I love Elwin’s Lionheart Herbs blends and will have them with some stevia.  Of course, I will drink plenty of water throughout the day too.

    What (or who) inspires you to eat well and stay healthy?

    The way I feel on a daily basis inspires me to be healthy.  Having energy and a passion for life, and for living a life that's not the norm really drives me.  I also love the vibrancy and the simplicity of raw foods; I love that we can thrive so much on plants!  It just seems to make so much sense.  Our time on this planet is so short, why wouldn't I want to live with as much energy and vibrancy as I can.

    What is your biggest weakness when it comes to food and how do you deal with that?

    Dates!  I know they're not good for my teeth, but when there's an open pack of medjools around, you know, the really soft ones, I just cant' stop myself.  I've read it's good to swish water around your mouth after something sweet and sticky, so I do that and hope it helps.  I visit the dentist very regularly and everything looks good, so I guess I'm not doing too bad.

    My top tip for:

    Improving your diet is... Start learning about new foods.  There's so many options out there, that if you genuinely find a few new foods and recipes that excite you, there'll be no stopping you.  Motivation is temporary, so if you have the motivation to change things, that'll only last so long.  Use that motivation to take some cooking classes and get some new recipes under your belt.  If you're going to raw food classes, you'll meet other people that are into their health too, which really helps.  To become a healthy person, you need to do things that healthy people do.  That means not just what you do in your kitchen, but exercise and social stuff.  The good news is that in the process, you'll meet some amazing people that will keep you going.

    Staying healthy while travelling is... It's all about the preparation.  Car journeys are easy in terms of being able to take what you want.  Generally lots of water and some dehydrated things with a dip are great.  The longest car journey I did was a road trip from Austin, Texas to Phoenix, Arizona.  It was 16 hours of driving, so I wanted to stay alert.  I filled a cool box with a load of ice and just had liquids all the way.

    Airplanes are a different story because there's no guarantee you'll be able to take food on, and even then you'd need to put it through the scanner, which I'm pretty sure is not good for it.  It really depends on the length of the flight, but if it's not too long, just having water can actually be a good way to survive a flight and not have jetlag.  I love to do a netipot after being on a plane too, to clear out any nastiness in a plane.

    Detoxing is... Breathe!  Did you know that 70% of the toxins that leave your body do so through your breath?  Deep belly breathing is so important for the detoxification of your system, and has so many other benefits too.

    Immunising is... You know, this is such an emotive issue.  People get really passionate about it on both sides of the argument.  I always get negative comments and arguments start between people, whenever I post something on Facebook about the dangers of immunisation, which really surprised me.  I think my best tip for this is to get educated.

    If you decide you want you and your family to not be immunised in terms of vaccinations, as I won't be, then it's got to be about making your system strong through good health, herbs, super foods, exercise and plenty of sleep.

    What's the nicest thing anyone has ever said to you?

    I had a lovely email from a 70 year old lady last week, about her being so happy with learning new recipes, she said I have added years to her life.  That genuinely choked me up, because it really brought me close to why I do this.  Not just adding years to someone's life, but to make a difference in the quality of life that a person has.

    How would you like to be remembered?

    As someone with integrity that followed my passion, lead by example and did it all with a smile on my face.

    If you got to keep only 3 of your belongings: 1 thing from your kitchen, 1 thing from your garden and 1 thing from your bookshelf- what would they be?

    The kitchen is easy.  It’d have to be my knife.  Couldn’t live without my sharp knife.
    I have a roof terrace, rather than a garden, and the only thing I have on there right now is my chiminea, but I really love it!  I haven’t really used it much because it’s been raining a lot, but as soon as I can get out there and enjoy it in the dry, I’m going to.  I can imagine some really beautiful nights of conversation and laughter are going to happen out there in the months to come.
    I’m really into Audible right now, because I love being able to listen to books being read, often by the actual author, on the move.  So from my current collection I’d have to take Gregg Braden, The Divine Matrix.  Simply because it gives me so much perspective on how amazing it is that we’re even all here!

    If you could host a dinner party for 3 guests (dead or alive)- who would they be and what would you serve?

    I'd make it boys' night and would invite Bruce Lee, Russell Brand and Bill Hicks.  I'd want to have lots of flowing conversation, and for that I think I'd serve food that can be passed around.  Lots of really amazing tree nut cheeses, with fruit chutney, balsamic vinegar, pear crisps and crackers - they can all be experienced really nicely in a shared environment, and almost always really blow people's minds as to what's possible.  I wonder what Bruce Lee would think about raw food.  Bill Hicks was known as being really unhealthy and smoked a lot.  I'd loved to have added years to his life - we lost someone with so much more to give when he died.

    Why do you believe that life is Better Raw?

    It'a all about the vibrancy!  What you eat reflects the life you have, I'm sure of that.  Who wouldn't want a vibrant life?


    Our Master of The Month shares his favourite raw food recipe...



    Serves 2

    Russell James _ Master of The Month _ Sunflower Smokey Maple Recipe

    This is a quick and hearty recipe that you’ll especially love if you like spicy foods with lots of flavour. I haven’t made the spice in this recipe too intense, but if you’re like me and want to increase the chili powder or add some cayenne powder, go ahead and do so!

    Of course the chipotle chili will not only add to the heat, but will give you a beautiful smokiness to the dish.

    If you really want to go all-out and replace the oils in this recipe with a smoked oil, you’ll create an incredible flavour that will make this an absolute staple.

    2 little gem lettuce or similar, dressed in a little lime juice and olive or avocado oil
    1/4 cup hemp seed

    1 cup sunflower seeds, soaked 4 to 8 hours
    1 cup sun-dried tomatoes (not the ones in oil), soaked for 1 hour or so
    1/2 cup fresh baby tomatoes, halved
    1 chipotle chili, soaked for several hours until soft
    1 tbsp dark miso
    2 tsp cumin
    1 tsp chili powder
    2 tsp ground coriander
    2 tbsp olive oil
    2 soft dates, chopped
    1/4 cup water
    2 tsp garlic powder
    1 chili with the seeds removed and then finely diced
    3 spring onions (green onions), diced
    1 small handful fresh coriander (cilantro), roughly chopped

    In a food processor, grind all the ingredients together, so they are broken down but still a little chunky.

    Tear up your lettuce, toss in the oil and lemon juice and place in a bowl, ready for this seed mixture to go on top.

    This is a great dish to serve to guys if they think they’re not going to enjoy raw food. It’s really filling and hearty and can be made even more so with the addition of some avocado.


    Of course you do!

    So here’s an incredible quesco fresco dressing to tip you over the edge. . .


    1 cup cashews, soaked for 20 minutes
    1/2 a red pepper
    1/2 cup water
    1 tablespoon lime juice
    1/2 tsp apple cider vinegar
    2 tbsp tahini
    1 clove garlic
    1 green chili
    1 shallot
    2 tbsp coriander (cilantro)
    2 tbsp nutritional yeast
    1/2 tsp salt

    This is nice and simple and will make a beautiful dressing for a salad on its own, or as a sauce to top this dish with. Just blend all ingredients in a high-speed blender until smooth and that’s it!

    This will keep in a sealed container in the fridge for up to 4 days.


    If you make smoky maple sunflower seed mixture into balls and dehydrate them, you can make this into quite a spectacular wrap!

    Here’s what to do. . .

    Make the sunflower seed mixture using the recipe above, but instead of serving it as it is, form into small balls and dehydrate at 115 degrees F for 8 to 12 hours.

    To make the wrap itself. . .

    3 cups peeled courgette (zucchini)
    1 clove garlic
    2 tablespoons apple cider vinegar
    1 cup leek
    1 teaspoon salt
    1 teaspoon cumin
    2 tablespoons olive oil

    Blend all the ingredients using a high-speed blender, until they’re smooth. You’ll then be able to spread them out into 2 wraps approximately 22 cm (9 inches) across on a non-stick dehydrator sheet.

    Dehydrate them for 6 to 8 hours removing them from the non-stick sheet and finishing on the mesh dehydrator sheet for the last 30 minutes or so.

    Build the final wraps using lettuce, tomatoes, avocado, the dehydrated smoky maple balls, queso dressing, microgreens if you have them, and chopped spring onions. Wrap or just roll into a cylinder and enjoy eating!


    Oh! And I loved those Thai Nori Rolls so much (see first paragraph), that I ended up buying Russell James’s Thai recipe eBook and every single other eBook he’s ever produced and a home study guide too! Yep, a fan and proud.

    For more on Russell James and his work, visit www.TheRawChef.com

    Master of the Month | Shazzie | Rustic Loaf with Herbs Recipe

    Master of the Month | Shazzie | Rustic Loaf with Herbs Recipe

    Shazzie is a TV presenter on ‘Raw Kitchen’, author of five books including my favourite ‘Naked Chocolate’, original founder of Detox Your World- what was and still is even after she sold it in 2012- Europe’s largest superfood and raw food company. She is an eBook author, creator of multiple eCourses, the brain behind a revolutionary membership site ‘Shazzie’s VIP Room’, creator of many smart phone Apps and meditation MP3’s and mummy to a free range child, Evie.

    Shazzie is a true mogul in the raw food world with a powerful voice in the health industry. But her resume [shockingly] doesn’t end there- this wonder woman is a self made millionaire with an inspiring success story! But above all else- she is a genuinely nice person. I met her for the first time when I was new to the UK and reasonably new to raw food, I though I’d be completely star struck and intimidated when I saw her at a festival, but all she had to say was ‘Oh I’ve just had one of those coconuts myself, I just love me some coconuts’ and with those few words and her energy, it was as though she sprinkled fairy dust all over the room and made everything peaceful and vibrant.

    Meet our January's Master of the Month…
    Shazzie _ Better Raw _ Master of the Month

    Describe your typical day of eating and drinking.

    I don't have typical anythings… as a single mum, my days are determined by what my daughter's doing… we have very little routine. I like to have green juice, some probiotic food or drink, some raw chocolate or smoothie with superfoods and lots of big green salads in my day, alongside a small amount of sweet fruit.

    What (or who) inspires you to eat well and stay healthy?

    My daughter. I want to be the best for her, so she can mirror that and be the best for herself. I guess beyond that, I want to remain an inspiration to others, so we have more inspired and inspiring people in the world. One hand up, one hand down… We're all in it together.

    What is your biggest weakness when it comes to food and how do you deal with that?

    I'm not organised. I am like that in all aspects of my life, and it drives me crazy sometimes. I often go out for the morning, end up out all day and can't find a thing to eat where I am. I used to carry raw food around with me in my bag but that's been replaced by my girl's things. So I deal with it by not telling myself off (it's how I am), by eating what I can when I can, and by always eating super super healthy at home because somehow my fridges are usually quite abundant.

    My top tip for:

    Improving your diet is eat at least 50% (In weight) of your food raw at every meal so you get all the raw benefits.

    Staying healthy while travelling is keep hydrated. Water is more important than food. You can also easily add dried green powders and superfoods to water for instant nourishment, and it weighs barely anything.

    Detoxing is to enjoy it. I have written a lot on detox, and it’s so important (we should do it lots and forever) that it’s worth finding the ones you love so it’s not a chore. How about an infra red sauna, a lymph drainage massage, a tip-toe in the sea, an algae wrap or an enema?!

    Immunising is building up a strong terrain (full term breastfeeding, herbs, living naturally, grounding etc) so that pathogens can’t take hold.

    What’s the nicest thing anyone has ever said to you?

    Oh god! People say lovely things to me all the time, maybe I just have lovely friends and family? Strangers who know my work tell me that I'm a real inspiration, that their lives changed radically when they got involved in my stuff and that I probably don't realise how much I've changed the world with all the work I've done. It's probably true, too. I don't know, but I remember life before raw chocolate and so I'm well chuffed with that ;-)

    How would you like to be remembered?

    "She had a heart big enough to hold all of us"

    If you got to keep only 3 of your belongings: 1 thing from your kitchen, 1 thing from your garden and 1 thing from your bookshelf- what would they be?

    VitaMix (OBVS!!!) My deck (I sunbathe on it, it's against my glass south facing wall so any time it's sunny, even in winter, it's warm enough to sunbath on it. A very clever bit of divine planning, I think!) The Book Of Secrets, Osho

    If you could host a dinner party for 3 guests (dead or alive)- who would they be and what would you serve?

    Russell Brand — I'd serve me. I've got a free pass from my BF to have a bit of Russell, should the opportunity ever arise! Peace Pilgrim — Warm green raw soup and a foot massage John Lennon — Durian, because it's white. Imagine all the duriasms…

    Why do you believe that life is Better Raw?

    Ah, I've been a veggie all my adult life, a vegan for 26 years, and raw for 14 years. I eat raw because I like feeling high-energy. I am releasing enough "stuff" from my ancestral line without putting more in by eating animals! I don't judge people who do, but I don't want that for me. I want to keep this juicy, alive, inspired and visionary way of living, so my food choices have to reflect that.
    Our Master of the Month shares her favourite raw food recipe...
    Serves 10
    Shazzie _ Better Raw _ Raw Food Bread Rustic Loaf Recipe

    This is a beautiful and delicious all purpose loaf of what I call “better than bread” and for those who prefer breads to sweets… this will be heaven! It’s so much like traditional freshly baked bread, but sooooo much better!

    Makes one beautiful loaf that serves about ten people, but feel free to experiment with various shapes and sizes.

    Keeps for around seven days when refrigerated in a sealed container.

    200g or 1 cup golden flax seeds
    15g or 1/2 cup psyllium husks
    60ml or 1/4 cup tamari or nama shoyu
    60ml or 1/4 cup lemon juice
    3 teaspoons dried oregano
    3 teaspoons dried thyme
    20g or 1 cup dried basil leaves
    75g or 3/4 cup maca
    3 teaspoons raw agave nectar
    60ml or 1/4 cup water
    480ml or 2 cups water for psyllium
    3 teaspoons sea salt
    1 small bunch fresh dill
    1 teaspoon ground cumin
    1 teaspoon dried parsley

    Grind the flax seeds (using the grain jug if you have one) in a high speed blender (such as the VitaPrep) or a coffee/spice grinder. Soak the psyllium in 480ml / 2 cups water until the water is absorbed.

    Set aside a teaspoon of salt, a teaspoon of dried herbs and a couple of teaspoons of maca for sprinkling on the top.

    Mix all other ingredients together, either in a food processor with an S blade or in a large bowl by hand (or large spoon).

    Knead the dough. Form into a round loaf, or shape of your choice.

    Sprinkle with the remaining sea salt, dried herbs and the maca powder (looks like dusted flour!).

    Dehydrate at 115° F or 46° C for 18-24 hours, (until crispy on the outside).

    Due to the way the loaf is shaped and the nature of the bread, it’s preferable to be a bit chewy inside.

    Slice or rip into chunks for soups, sandwiches and buttery spreads.



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    Amazing friend,I have just finished writing my gratitude+achievements list for 2013- red nose, wet cheeks, trembling hands and all. The gratitude component was over flooded and YOU were the main reason why…This activity is something I do often, but as each year comes to an end, I make a ceremony out of the ritual. I light candles, get comfortable, gather my annual calendar (for reference of past events), do a relaxation meditation and get writing. I make a bullet point extravaganza out of my notepad, then sit back and soak up every word. That second part is like another meditation all on its own. It’s powerful and humbling and it sets the ‘attitude of gratitude’ tone for the new year ahead. I hope you realise how much you mean to me.Whether you read these love notes often or once a year, you are loyal and loving- you are the one I’ve described when I prayed for a solid tribe. And for you I am grateful. We may not have met in person [yet], but I’ve always been as open and honest with you, as I am with my own family. I consider you family too and in the new year I look forward to connecting with you in an even bigger way!!


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    Tanya Alekseeva
    P.S. I haven't forgotten that I promised you a video from Slovakia. You showed great enthusiasm for the Protein Shakes I made every morning while skiing and although the video is ready, iMovie on my laptop tends to disagree :( Hopefully you won't mind hanging on till my next update!