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    GMOs Revealed (Free 9 part docu-series)

    GMOs Revealed (Free 9 part docu-series)

    I like to update you guys on great (and F*REE!) things happening in the industry, one of these is  a very important docu-series called 'GMOs Revealed'.

     The National Center for Food and Agricultural Policy estimates that 85% of U.S. corn is genetically modified. Other widely modified crops include canola oil, alfalfa and sugar beets.

    FACT: GMOs are banned in 27 countries. Also, in 61 countries foods must be labeled as being genetically modified - but not in the U.S. We are also not exactly fully safe here in the UK either!

    FACT: Glyphosate, the chemical originally developed to de-scale pipes, boilers and metals, is now used to KILL plants. What’s more, it is found in 75% of processed foods.

    Global Leaders in the fields of medicine, law, agriculture and politics share their unique expertise as they explain the complex relationship between bacteria, soil, and your body.

    Discover how Big Agriculture and companies like Monsanto have drastically influenced agriculture in America, leading to corrupt, inhumane and toxic farming practices.

    Sign up now to watch for FR*EE>>

    Back to [Nutrition] School + How IIN's Health Coach Course actually works

    Back to [Nutrition] School + How IIN's Health Coach Course actually works

    You already know just how highly I rate The Institute for Integrative Nutrition (IIN), you wish you could attend it too, but you have no clue as to how you will ever get the opportunity to travel to New York, find the time to do the homework or the funds to afford this prestigious and popular course.

    So, I wanted to explain how this course works.


    Yes, it’s based in NYC.

    No, you don’t have to travel there.

    It’s all online, you can download lectures to your iPhone or iPad and watch/listen to them while offline. I even watched the lectures while flying from London to NZ!


    Yes, it takes a year of commitment.

    No, you don’t need to quit your job or get childcare or give up your free time!

    The classes only take approx 5 hours/ week and they are sooooo interesting, that if your friends are into improving their health at all, they would LOVE to watch some the videos with you on holiday, so you don’t fall behind. I watched Deepak Chopra on the IIN stage with my sister and my mum in Ecuador :)


    Yes, the certification makes you a Qualified Health Coach.

    No, the course isn’t only for those looking to change their career.

    The biggest part of the training is focused on nutrition and the business building bits are useful for ANY career you’re in!


    Yes, the classes are all about educating you in ultimate health and nutrition.

    No, they don’t promote any one diet!

    In fact, the best thing I loved about IIN is their focus on bio-individuality. They would invite a speaker to talk about the adverse effects of the Atkins diet and there’d also be a speaker from the Atkins Institute explaining about the purpose of such a diet.


    Yes, like with any reputable course- an investment is required.

    No it’s not not required all upfront.

    You can pay in instalments and because we are friends, I can pass on up to US $1,500 saving to you as the IIN Ambassador. Sadly I’m not allowed to post prices online because there are tiers of prices and because the IIN team probs think they can sell this course better than I can when you call to speak to them, hahaha. Well, don’t be afraid of getting in contact because you might get a sales pitch, they are really VERY nice genuine people there and they are just so passionate about what IIN has to offer (plus I wholeheartedly support anything they have to say, no other course covers what they cover!).


    Yes, you can withdraw at the beginning of the program.

    No, you don’t need to commit to anything or even talk to anyone till you sample a FREE class for yourself!

    Sign up here to watch>>


    Inside the Sample Class you’ll learn:

    What a Health Coach does and how they help people make lasting changes to their health and lifestyles

    What to expect as a student at IIN as you train to become a Health Coach

    About primary foods & bio-individuality - two core concepts of the program - and why they’re important in creating healthier, happier lives

    And how IIN is leading the way to a healthcare revolution, plus the incredible activities you can engage in when you enroll at the school!


    Yes, I totally think you should start with the Back to School class kicking off this September on the 18th!

    But, here are other options incase you need to plan your year with more notice...

    September 2017 – Monday, September 18th

    November 2017 – Monday, November 13th

    January 2018 – Tuesday, January 16th

    March 2018 – Monday, March 19th

    May 2018 – Monday, May 7th

    July 2018 – Monday, July 16th

    September 2018 – Monday, September 17th

    November 2018 – Monday, November 12th


    If you’re ready to join now, call an enrollment counsellor on (877) 733-1628 for US or +1 (212) 730-5433 for International and be sure to mention my name (Tanya Maher) to get your tuition savings.


    Want to learn more about the program? Check out the FREE sample class I mentioned earlier >>

    Happy Everything,


    Raw Food Summer Rolls with Rice Paper and Sweet Sour Dip (Recipe Video)

    Raw Food Summer Rolls with Rice Paper and Sweet Sour Dip (Recipe Video)

    Everyone loves a good sweet and sour dip, especially when there are beautiful summer rolls to accompany it. There’s no marinating or dehydrating time involved in making this party favourite, but you’ve gotta get organised and work systematically. Rice paper wrappers can be tricky to play with and may require some practice at first. They are pretty cheap, so buy extra and remember to have fun practicing. The stunning results are worth the effort!


    Here's the step-by-step video on how to make yours! The full recipe is also below...



    For the summer rolls:

    pack of 12 rice paper wrappers (the ones I use are 22cm/8.5in in diameter)

    lettuce leaves

    veggies (carrots, cucumbers, red peppers, asparagus, celery and bean sprouts work well)

    herbs and flowers (parsley, basil, mint and pansies or other edible flowers)


    For the sweet & sour dip:

    4 tbsp raw apple cider vinegar

    4 tbsp agave nectar

    4 sundried tomatoes halves in oil

    juice of 1 lemon

    1 inch fresh ginger

    1 tbsp tamari

    100g pineapple, chopped into tiny cubes


    -Julienne or slice all the veggies into thin long strips. Set them and the herbs out within easy reach of a clean chopping board. Cover the chopping board with kitchen towel.

    -Half fill a bowl big enough to fit the rice papers in with hot water, then dunk one at a time until pliable and lay flat over the kitchen towel.

    -Arrange two edible flowers or basil leaves, if using, face down in the middle. Top with veggies which won’t blend with the colours of your herbs (carrots over basil leaves or cucumbers over purple pansies make them pop!), then top with other vegetable strips and a line of parsley, careful not to bunch them up in the middle.

    -Bring the bottom edge of the wrapper tightly up over the filling, and fold the sides in over it. Continue to roll up tightly and place on a plate, joint-side down. Cover rolls with lettuce leaves to keep them fresh, while preparing the sauce.

    -Blend all the sauce ingredients, except pineapple cubes, in a small travel blender, pour it into a dipping bowl, sprinkle with pineapple and serve along side the spring rolls.


    Tanya’s Top Tip: Check out the homemade tea recipe on page 39 of The Uncook Book for ideas on what edible flowers you can use for this recipe.

    Need cake within 1 hour? Here's how you can get yours delivered in London...

    Need cake within 1 hour? Here's how you can get yours delivered in London...

    A little bit excited over here, because while I continue to struggle with building a whole new website on my own, I'm pretty sure you'd agree that I have my priorities straight!...

    The page with our available large and small whole cakes is now LIVE!

    Not only that, but London delivery has just been confirmed and starts at only £4.50!

    Check out this page for all the details: tanyasliving.com/collections

    You already know that my cake isn't just ANY cake!

    You do, don't you? :-P

    It's Creamy, Delicious, Organic & made entirely from Plants. 

    Cashews give it the creamy texture & because they've been activated (soaked), they are actually good for your gut. Plus since what holds it together is Extra Virgin Coconut Oil (or unrefined Cacao Butter), it makes Dessert good for your Digestion! 

    There’s no gluten, dairy, preservatives or refined sugar inside & best of all- there’s no chemicals! Every seed and fruit used is Organic Certified, so it's even gentler on your body, making all the other nutrients & vitamins more readily available, energising & nourishing at the same time.

    But you’ll never be able to tell any of that when indulging in the taste!

    We have 2 sizes and 5 flavours available.

    Pick up, take away, dine in or get it delivered within London, within one hour, any day of the week!

    See this page with all the details: tanyasliving.com/collections/whole-large-raw-cheezecake

    ...and make someone's week already! 
    ...or their whole Birthday!
    ...or your own :)

    Happy Monday!


    Dirty Dozen Clean 15 | Clean and Mean 18 | When to buy organic

    Dirty Dozen Clean 15 | Clean and Mean 18 | When to buy organic

    I'm often asked which non-organic produce is ok to eat and which to avoid at all costs.

    Ready to hear the answer?

    As you know, we strive to only offer you organic foods at Tanya’s, but the process to become certified is insanely long, so legally we aren’t allowed to go on shouting the word Organic until we have The Soil Association stamp of approval.

    At times I feel like giving up. Why bother paying almost double on organic produce if we can’t even say ‘organic’ on our labels yet? 

    But I know my own values and it’s simply out of the question to start offering you anything less than pure natural food without anything sneaky. Or worse, anything poisonous.

    Lake Maher

    When you get a Tanya’s 'salad bowl with dressing and nuts’, I want you to feel confident that you aren’t getting a ‘salad bowl with dressing, nuts, pesticides, fungicides, a dash of herbicides and a sprinkling of artificial chemicals’.

    Then, there’s the expense of getting certified. 

    This makes me wonder how many farmers out there don’t have a spare £850 to spend on maintaining certification every single year…

    Perhaps their produce is sold in the conventional produce isles even though they use no chemicals or only natural insect repellents. 

    Or perhaps their produce is so attractive to all the insects of the world, that it must be drenched in something to explode the stomachs of those bugs from first lick in order to keep them away.

    (Btw, the main difference between our stomachs and the stomachs of those insects is the size. If we continue consuming mostly conventionally grown produce, it is only a matter of time until we too pay with serious consequences.)

    THAT is the produce you want to avoid at all costs.

    So, how do you know what THAT produce is? 

    The EWG’s Shopper’s Guide to Pesticides in Produce™. Dirty Dozen and Clean 15

    In the US, there’s a handy list produced annually by The Environmental Working Group (EWG) called The EWG’s Shopper’s Guide to Pesticides in Produce™.  

    Aka Dirty Dozen and Clean 15.  

    The guide ranks pesticide contamination on 48 popular fruits and vegetables and is based on results of more than 35,200 samples tested by the U.S. Department of Agriculture and the Food and Drug Administration.

    The top 15 foods with the least pesticides are called the Clean 15, while the 12 foods with the most pesticides are called the Dirty Dozen. 

    CLEAN FIFTEEN (ok to buy if non-organic)

    Sweet Corn*
    Sweet peas frozen
    Eggplant (aubergine)
    Honeydew Melon

    DIRTY DOZEN (only buy these if organic)

    Sweet bell peppers

    *A small amount of sweet corn, papaya and summer squash sold in the United States is produced from genetically modified seeds. Buy organic varieties of these crops if you want to avoid genetically modified produce.

    The Expert Committee on Pesticide Residues in Food (PRiF)

    In the UKThe Expert Committee on Pesticide Residues in Food (PRiF) survey the pesticide residues in food every quarter.

    Not all produce is tested every time, so I’ve taken the summary from (a rather outdated 2005 report by) the Pesticide Action Network UK (PAN) and pulled the data together myself from 2015 and 2016 files for the most current list -

    aka The Clean and Mean 18.

    PRiF monitors popular home-produced and imported food to check for any pesticide residues.  This is done in order to check that:

    -No unexpected residues are occurring in crops (this backs up the statutory approvals process for pesticides)
    -Residues do not exceed the statutory Maximum Residue Level (MRL)
    -Human dietary intakes of residues in foods are within acceptable levels

    The top 18 foods with the least pesticides are called the Clean 18, while the 18 foods with the most pesticides are called the Mean 18. 

    CLEAN 18 (ok to buy if non-organic)

    Aubergine (eggplant)
    Brussels sprouts
    Peas without pods

    MEAN 18 (only buy these if organic)

    Bean Sprouts
    Beans with pods
    Berries: Blueberries
    Berries: Blackberries
    Berries: Strawberries
    Chilli peppers
    Citrus: oranges, grapefruit and lemon if peel is consumed
    Exotic fruit
    Prepared fresh fruit

    *This varies due to season significantly so personally I will always stick to organic.

    These lists are super handy to take with you on your shopping trips or while travelling to know when to buy organic and when it’s ok to buy conventional.

    I hope that in the future, Organic Certification will be Government funded and that the poisons used to grow our crops will need to be listed in the ingredients list of every label by law.